The Andrew Feintuch Award is given in fond memory of Andy Feintuch, co-founder of the Twin County Junior Wrestling League. Andy was also the longtime Director of the Hasbrouck Heights junior wrestling program in addition to 25 years as the Recreation Director.
This award is presented at the yearly regional tournament to an individual who has served the TCJWL with pride and commitment as a coach, program director, coordinator or trustee; exhibiting the leadership and organizational skills which promote our sport in a positive way. The selfless giving of time, effort and good sportsmanship are several of the important traits which characterize award recipients and in turn have help TCJWL to grow and advance within the wrestling community.
Andy passed away while working at the Hasbrouck Heights District tournament in 2000 while doing what he loved to do. He is cherished by those who worked with him and truly affected the lives of countless children at all levels throughout his long tenure.
Andrew Feintuch Award Recipients
2001 - Frank "Butch" Bitteto: Hackensack Program Director. League Region Director
2002 - Anna Belli: League Treasurer and Lodi Program Coordinator 2003 - Scott Stevenson: Dumont Program Director, League Past President 2004 - Ed Volmer: Bergenfield Program Director/Coach and League Past President 2005 - Al Noreika: Lodi Program Director/Coach, Region Director, League Trustee 2006 - Jim Luciano: Paramus Program Director/Coach, League Trustee 2007 - John D'Elia: Hackensack Program Director/Coach, League Region Director 2008 - Hap Graf and Joe Favaloro: Northern Valley Program Directors/Coaches 2009 - Kevin Harriman: Former Coach Emerson, Past TCJWL President, League Trustee 2010 - Fred Meo: East Rutherford Program Director, District 4 Chairman 2011 - Gus Van Denberg: West Milford Program Director, District 3 Chairman, Trustee
2012 - Robert Brancato: Emerson Coach and Program Director
2013 - Joe Baranello: River Dell Program Director and League Trustee
2014 - John Nigro: Closter Coach and Ken Garabedian Novice Tournament Director
2015 - Rich McKay: Saddle Brook Coach and Program Director
2016 - Michael DeMarco: Lyndhurst Coach and Program Director. League Webmaster
2017 - Ken Raia: Member of NJWOA and League Liason
2018 - Bruce Celenza: Former Coach and Director Saddle Brook Wrestling
2019 - David Gerdner: Former Ridgewood Coach and the Father of MatchMaster