On this week's show Rick Johnston talks with swimming and diving head coach Mickey Wender. Hockey goalies Ryan Leets and Rob Tadazak are featured, along with the Army wrestling team.
2010-11: Registered a career-best 21 victories as a junior, posting a 21-19 overall record ... also set personal bests with six dual wins and five major decisions ... his five major decisions led the team, while his 21 wins ranked tied for fourth on the squad ... finished runner-up at the All-Academy Championships ... placed sixth at the Body Bar Invitational ... also competed at the Clarion Open, Oklahoma-Gold Classic, Penn State Open, Southern Scuffle and EIWA Championships ... earned the "Mr. Intensity" award following the season.
2009-10: Authored a 19-9 overall record, including a perfect 2-0 mark in dual matches ... won the individual title at the Centenary College Open, posting a 4-0 record with a technical fall ... placed fourth at the Hitchcock Classic, going 4-2 with a pin ... registered a 4-1 mark at the Clarion Open ... forged a 4-2 record at the Southern Scuffle ... also participated in the Oklahoma Gold Classic and the Body Bar Invitational ... picked up dual match victories over opponents from Millersville and Sacred Heart.
2008-09: Compiled a 14-13 record ... competed exclusively in tournaments ... placed second at the Long Island Open ... finished fourth at the Edinboro Open ... won his first three matches at the Binghamton Open ... collected three wins at the Ted Reese Invitational hosted by Southern Maine ... earned runner-up finish at the Long Island Open ... won his first match by major decision and advanced to the finals with a decision ... won five bouts at the Edinboro Open ... registered four consecutive wins to move into consolation finals.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL: Regional Champion and three-time district champion at Bishop Eustace Prep ... named team MVP four times and captain twice while setting a school record for career wins with a 131-20 record ... also an all-conference quarterback and free safety on the football team ... wrestled during his prep year at USMAPS under Austin Milster and Ed Gibbons ... finished fifth at the conference championships while qualifying for nationals.
PERSONAL: James Edward Rafferty was born March 23, 1989 in Voorhees, N.J. ... parents are Jim Rafferty and Joan Ferrari ... has one older sister, Theresa ... extracurricular activities include water sports, boating, going to the beach and religious service ... majoring in International Legal Studies.