Why Jake DiMarsico was selected: Jake DiMarsico was selected because he captured the 2018 Middle Atlantic Conference Championship at 133 pounds on Jan. 20. DiMarsico won three matches on the day, including a 10-8 decision, an 11-3 major decision and a 4-3 decision in the championship bout. Congratulations, Jake!
What head coach Jonathan Laudenslager said: “Jake has done an excellent job this season on putting himself in position for the team, but more importantly putting himself in a position for the opportunity to qualify for the NCAA tournament in March. If Jake takes every opportunity from each day forward to commit to his goal, I see no reason he can’t be wrestling in Cleveland with the right to represent Wilkes on a national level.”
Name: Jake DiMarsico
Year: Super Senior
Hometown: Thiells, Ny.
High School: North Rockland HS
Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?
My mind was set on wrestling in college and I spoke to a few different coaches.
Then one day Slager gave me a call and he got me to come take a visit, I got to see how great of a tradition the wrestling program had for the university and I wanted to be apart of it.
Post graduation plans in terms of a career?
Work in Manhattan in Finance, accounting or stock broking for a few years, then eventually move out west most likely to California so I can snow board or hit the beach whenever I want.
Favorite building on campus?
Marts Center, where all the hard work takes place!
Hopes for this season as a Colonel?
When/Why did you first begin playing?
My career began playing baseball and soccer as a young kid. My two good friends were wrestlers and I had never even seen a match before. One day in 6th grade I went to a high school dual and wanted to try it, so I took off my cleats and strapped on some wrestling shoes and began to write my story.
Favorite thing to do during practice?
Live wrestling, time just flies when your scrapping.
If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?
How much my coaches hate the music I bump during practice….
Other interests or hobbies off of the field?
Snowboarding, Gaming (PUBG and Rocket League), Music, getting after it, and buying SUPREME.
Most influential person in your life?
My cousin Anthony DiMarsico and my performance coach from back home John Hoke. These men taught me from a little kid what it as like to want to become a champion.
A quote you live your life by?
“Saddest thing in life is wasted talent” – A Bronx Tale
If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?
Favorite meal to eat on campus?
As rarely as I wake up for them but the egg sandwich from Grill Works.
Anyone to give a shout-out to?
S/O 363, 365, 367 S. River, my Cuzznt Leech, and my Family OTF.