Joey Giaccio Named the Spartan Athlete of the Week for January 12, 2014

YORK, PA – York College junior wrestler Joey Giaccio (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) was named the Spartan Athlete of the Week for the week ending on January 12, 2014. Giaccio earned the award after his outstanding efforts at the 2014 Budd Whitehill Duals hosted by Lycoming College.

Giaccio went 4-0 as he was the top point producer at 141 pounds during the tournament. Giaccio racked up 20 points during his four matches.

Giaccio opened his tournament with a 13-2 major decision over Cortland’s Anthony Battista. He followed that with 20-4 tech fall win over Wisconsin Stevens Point’s David Granatelli. Giaccio closed out Friday’s action with a 17-1 technical fall over Case Western’s Connor Medlang.

Giaccio completed his weekend with a pin fall win over RIT’s Jake Sepor in Saturday's Spartan win. Giaccio’s pin came in a time of 3:30.

Giaccio’s weekend performance improves his record to 12-4 with four major decisions, two technical falls and two pin fall victories.

Giaccio is nursing major and is the son of John and Susan Giaccio.