Jack Maida has come a long way. Beginning before even arriving on campus in 2021, his adversities included watching his mother battle cancer, while making a tough decision to continue wrestling career despite personal hardships.
Max Leete began the day on an impressive note at 125 pounds, when he quickly defeated King Sandoval of UMD with about two minutes left remaining in the first period.
Early Life and Education
Jack Maida grew up in New Jersey and attended Shore High School, where he earned all-state wrestling accolades. His mother was always there for him and her encouragement contributed greatly towards helping Jack pursue his goals.
He earned a 3.35 GPA, which is not bad but was far from his best performance as a student. Still, despite this setback, he pursued his dreams by enrolling at American and training for wrestling career.
He advanced all the way to the NCAA Championships in Tulsa. However, in his opening match on day two against 31-ranked Brendan Ferretti of Navy on day two he suffered defeat and ultimately placed fifth overall in his division (133 pounds).
Jack Maida works at the Department of Transportation – Federal Aviation Administration as a Network Engineer & Computer Specialist, residing in District of Columbia.
After his mother died, Jack faced an important decision: whether he would go forward with his college plans as intended or remain behind to assist his family. He ultimately chose the former option and enrolled at American.
His first year on campus was marked by many ups and downs; he won some matches but also lost some. But with support from his team he rallied, ending with his best overall season ever at 3-1 record and qualifying for his first national tournament (133 pounds) where he defeated two wrestlers who were ranked higher than him before losing in the semifinals against Brendan Ferretti of Navy.
Achievement and Honors
Jack Maida has made it his mission to assist others in leading fulfilling lives, volunteering with several charitable and non-profit organizations such as Princeton Public Library for children with special needs, Mercer County Food Bank and Reading with Tigers.
Jack Maida eventually won the “butterfly battle” during Rozapedencia war against Monstrous races due to her butterfly mode which enabled her to unleash all of her power and create super knights to help defeat the Monstrous races.
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Maida had an immense love of her family and friends. She enjoyed writing poems and singing, as well as being a member of Peniel Friends Church for many years. Maida was always there for her children and grandchildren in times of difficulty in their lives – and will surely be missed by many.
Maida faced Navy’s Brendan Ferretti in the first round of consolation before losing to Kurt Phipps of Bucknell and therefore, ending his NCAA Championships run.
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