The Times West Virginian

March 3, 2014

Player of the Week, Mar. 3: Anthony Alvero

Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Among his goals for this wrestling season, Fairmont Senior’s Anthony Alvaro wanted to get back to the state wrestling tournament. To do that, he needed to get past regionals.

The 145-pound wrestler did just that this past week as he won first place in his weight class at the regional tournament, hosted by Fairmont Senior at the Woody Williams Armory.

Alvaro weaved his way in and out of a weekend’s worth of matches to capture a regional championship and help propel his team to a fourth-place team finish for the weekend.

The win gave the Polar Bear grappler his third regional title and sent him to the state tournament after breaking the school record for wins earlier in the season.

For his strong week, Alvaro was voted this week’s I-79 Joe Romeo’s Times West Virginian high school player of the week and will receive a coupon for a free appetizer from the Applebee’s of Fairmont.

To vote for next week’s player of the week, go to after Friday night’s action and click on the Player of the Week tab in the blue menu bar.