Student Athlete: Jack DelGarbino

Student Athlete

When it comes to dominance in high school sports, Girard’s Jack DelGarbino is a once-in-a-decade talent. 

He’s already the most-decorated wrestler in program history, following in his father JT’s footsteps as a State Champion. Not to mention, Jack is also a National Champion wrestler.

Plus, he’s an All-State lineman and straight-A student, earning Jack the honor of our “33 Student Athlete of the Week”. 

“I love to compete,” said DelGarbino. “I love to go after people and just go dominate whatever I do in every sport.”

Jack is a force to be reckoned with both on the wrestling mat and the football field. He’s a two-time All-State lineman and was the backbone of Girard’s historic team last fall. The Indians won 13 games and advanced to their first State Championship in school history. 

“I’ll never forget that group of guys was incredible, the way we always banded together and always stuck together through it all worked hard every day. I’ll never forget that.”

Jack is just as big of a beast on the wrestling mat. He holds multiple school records, including over 100 career pins. Last season, Jack capped off a perfect 49-0 season with a Heavyweight State Title in Columbus, becoming the first State Champ in school history. 

“What went through my head was just all the hard work and everything I’ve done to get to that point just paying off all in one moment.”

Jack is a perfect 21-0 this season and will no doubt be the favorite to repeat as champion next weekend. Plus, he’s first in his class at Girard with a 4.0 GPA and heading to Princeton University next year to wrestle and major in Engineering. 

“I was raised with, if I don’t get good grades, I’m not competing,” said DelGarbino. “The whole point of being a student-athlete is you have to do both. You have to get all the A’s, then you have to go compete as hard as you can night in and night out.”

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