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Patricia Fox named Greco-Roman Leader of the Year



Patricia Fox of Kendall Park, N.J. has been named 2006 Greco-Roman Leader of the Year, as presented by USA Wrestling's Greco-Roman National Team program.

Fox, an officer with USA Wrestling New Jersey, organized the Clinic of Champions, held at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, N.J., May 7. This clinic, free to USA Wrestling members, featured three tremendous Greco-Roman clinicians: National Coach and Olympic champion Steve Fraser, World champion Dremiel Byers and National Coach and Olympian Ike Anderson. The turnout was tremendous, with as many as 200 wrestlers of all ages, coaches and parents attending the six-hour clinic. It was a unique opportunity for wrestlers to learn high-level technique, meet heroes and become excited about Greco-Roman wrestling.

Fox also organized an additional special Greco-Roman clinic in her state in June, featuring Ike Anderson, to provide additional training for coaches and athletes . She spends considerable time talking with athletes, parents and coaches about the importance of wrestling all styles of wrestling and encouraging them to enter Greco-Roman competitions on the local, state, regional and national levels. She was named Greco-Roman Leader of the Month for May 2006.

Fox serves as Treasurer of USA Wrestling New Jersey. She was the USA Wrestling Junior Person of the Year in 2004, and serves on the National Junior Council. Fox is a NCEP Bronze certified coach, as well as a P-2 national pairing official. She has held numerous leadership positions within her state association, including pairing director, membership director, women's director and scheduling director. She has been active within USA Wrestling on the local, state and national levels for a decade.
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