Jacob Venezia ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Hopewell Valley Central High School
  • Wrestling
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Jacob Venezia's Wrestling Recruiting Profile
Shore Thing
Prim. Position:
Sec. Position:
State Qualifier
Overall Record
Best Position
Bench Press

Personal Statement

I started my wrestling career when I was in Kindergarten. Being a four year old and being new to something is a challenge. As soon as I stepped on that mat, I was hooked on the sport. My dad used to wrestle throughout his high school career and placed top four at Prep School Nationals. My father is the reason why I am here today because he put me on the mat as a young child and he always motivated me at big tournaments throughout my career. I have always gotten picked on growing up my whole life. From being picked on all the time, it has given me so much motivation to keep going and don't think about the issues too much. I took all of my anger out in my practices which ultimately made me a better person and a better wrestler as well. As a wrestler, You can learn so much about yourself. I have learned that I am a dedicated, motivated, and hardworking student-athlete. I am a very outgoing and friendly kid. Being outgoing is hard to control for me, but all of my friends like me the way I am. Something interesting about me is that I can build something without looking at the instructions, but looking at a picture of what it is supposed to look like. Academically I wish to get to many AP classes or honors classes, while in college, I am really interested in sports marketing.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, District 19 Champion, 4th place region 5, 3rd Team All-Area, On team MOW
  • Team Awards:
    Team County Champions, District 19 Champions, 7th in Region 5, Sectional 2nd Place, Conference Champs
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Area
  • Team Awards:
    All Area Times of Trenton Team of the Year , Conference Champs

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 5 seasons
  • 2018 Shore Thing (Club)
  • 2018 SEPA Wrestling (National)
  • 2018 Princeton Wrestling Club (Elite )
  • 2016 MPR Wrestling (National )
  • Notes: Went to this club for four years before I moved to another club. The best club and coach that I have ever had. The Coach is Chuckie Connor, went to University of North Carolina and was an All-American as well.
  • 2016 Apache Wrestling Club PA (Practice )
  • Notes: I have been going to this club for three years. This club has amazing coaches, and it is fast paced. The coaches are from Council Rock South, College athletes, and one coach from Czechoslovakia, which was on the world team, plus he was an olympian as well. I practice with kids who are between 130 and 140 pounds even though I am 115 pounds.

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Mario Harpel
  • High School Assistant Coach
  • Joel Resnick
  • High School Assistant Coach
  • Eric Guise



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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Hopewell Valley Central High School
(609) 737-4003

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Algebra II Honors
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • National Latin Exam Certificate
  • Activity
    • SMAC (Student Movement Against Cancer)
  • Activity
    • Student Advisory Committee
  • Activity
    • Student Food Committee/Cafeteria Regulation Committee
  • Activity
    • School Culture Advisory Committee

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Contact Information

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Mailing Address

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Statistic 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2018 SEPA Wrest 2018 Princeton
Record 36-6 26-7 20-8 5-1
Pins 20 14 8 4
Takedowns 47 36
Technical Falls 2 3 7 1


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