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TABC Defends Wittenberg Title; Shabbaton Includes Talk From Olympic Athlete

More than 230 wrestlers from 14 yeshiva high schools across the country descended on Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus for the 19th Annual Henry Wittenberg Wrestling Invitational February 14 – 17.

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More than 230 wrestlers took part in the weekend tournament.

With 292 total points, the Torah Academy of Bergen County (Teaneck, NJ) wrestling team took first place at the tournament for the second year in a row. Kushner Academy (Livingston, NJ) and SAR Academy High School (Riverdale, NY) placed second and third, respectively.

Other participating schools included Davis Renov Stahler (Long Island, NY), Derech HaTorah (Brooklyn, NY), Fuchs Mizrachi (Beachwood, OH),  Ida Crown Jewish Academy (Chicago, IL), Maimonides (Brookline, MA),Yeshiva University High School for Boys / Marsha Stern Talmudic Academy (New York, NY), New Community Jewish High School (Los Angeles, CA), North Shore Hebrew Academy (Great Neck, NY), Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy (Elizabeth, NJ), The Frisch School (Paramus, NJ), and Yeshiva High School of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA).

In addition to the first-rate wrestling competition, the long weekend included a Shabbaton complete with communal meals and inspirational lectures from special guests, including US Olympic silver medalist in fencing, Tim Morehouse, and President Richard M. Joel.

The annual event is named for Henry Wittenberg, a former Yeshiva University wrestling coach and legendary Olympic medalist who founded Yeshiva’s wrestling program in 1955. Wittenberg passed away in 2010 at the age of 91.