New wrestling program with Tigers Athletic Association

Sep 12, 2023

The Wareham Tigers Athletic Association is starting a new wrestling program for this winter season.

The program will be co-ed and open to ages up to high school. Details of the program are still being developed, but registration will open late October or early November.

The program has been designed for beginners and will be coached by former wrestler Adam Giacomozzi.

Giacomozzi said he comes from a whole family of wrestlers and was on the team at Marshfield High School for four years. When he was a freshman, his brother served as senior captain. The two were the only to go to the state competition that year. 

He also attended the Lehigh Wrestling Camp.

After connecting with association members while bringing his son to flag football, Giacomozzi agreed to become a coach for the new program.

“I'm excited — very excited,” he said. “I can't wait to see what kind of turnout we get.”

He added, “Wrestling is awesome. It's perfect for kids and high schoolers who want to develop as a person. It makes you a 10 times better person, self disciplined and gives you confidence.”

Association President Jamie Silvia said the goal is to have services for children year round. Wrestling gives children another option if they do not want to be on the basketball team. 

“We're going to start from the bottom floor and build it up,” Silvia said. 

“Our goal is to build enough interest so that the high school can sustain a program,” he said. “They've wanted to have a program, but they couldn't because there's not enough interest.”

Currently, any Wareham students interested in wrestling have to attend the program at Carver High School. 

Once the program and participants are ready, the association plans to enter them into a league such as it has done with its other sports.

Silvia said, “We're here for the kids in our community and there’s nothing better than helping these kids find an outlet so there's more things for them to do rather than nothing.”