Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Greatest Sports Team of All-Time??

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour

When I invited Sunnyside High School (Tucson, AZ) wrestling coach Bobby DeBerry onto the show, it was to spotlight the incredible wrestling program that he and three other coaches have created over the last four decades.

I knew about the team's national record dual match win streak of 314 straight that dates back to December 5, 1998.  What I didn't know was the incredible stat that DeBerry dropped on me during the show.

What stat?

The Blue Devils have ONLY lost 9 dual matches since 1969!!

No that's NOT a typo!

I don't know about you, but I think that may qualify the Blue Devils as the best dynasty EVER at any level!!

Here are some other amazing stats given to me by DeBerry, who is the very proud father of two boys (Kyle and Kory), who are both four-time winners of Arizona state wrestling championships.

  • 314 Consecutive Dual Matches won since December 5, 1998
  • 29 State Team Championships Trophies
  • 7 State Team Runner-up Trophies
  • Sunnyside Wrestling has been 1st or 2nd at the State Championships for the past 36 Years.
  • 34 Region Team Championships
  • 2 Region Team Runner-up Trophies
  • 121 Individual State Champions
  • 276 Individual Region Champions
  • Countless numbers of Individual Region and State Placers
  • 24 Top 30 National Ends of Year Rankings
  • 22 Individual High School All-Americans
  • 5 Individual 4 Time State Champions (National Record)
  • 45 USA WRESTLING Cadet & Junior Greco-Roman & Freestyle National Placers
  • 12 Individual USA WRESTLING Cadet & Junior Greco-Roman & Freestyle National Champions
  • 3 NCAA Champions
  • 3 NJCAA Champions
  • 13 NCAA Placements
  • 12 NJCAA Placements

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