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May 24, 2024

2024 Flaherty Fardo / Quaker Valley Wrestling Scholarship

2024 Flaherty Fardo / Quaker Valley Wrestling Scholarship Awarded to Jack Kazalas and Chase Kretzler

No sport teaches student athletes how to handle adversity more than wrestling. The Flaherty Fardo / Quaker Valley Wrestling Scholarship ($1,000.00) is awarded annually to Quaker Valley Senior wrestler(s) who demonstrate unique ability to handle adversity both on the wrestling mat and in life. Applicants are required to be Quaker Valley senior wrestlers who have demonstrated the ability to overcome adversity as supported by their own shared personal statements and letters of recommendations from coaches and teachers.

The Quaker Valley Wrestling Association supports three teams:  High School, Middle School and Youth.  To learn out more about Quaker Valley Wrestling, please visit

History of Flaherty Fardo / Quaker Valley Wrestling Scholarship Winners:

2024 - Jack kazalas ($750.00), Chase Kretzler ($250.00)

2023 - Logan Richey ($500.00), Michael Carmody ($500.00)

2022 - Patrick Cutchumber ($500.00), Justin Richey ($500.00)

2021 - Gino Angeletti ($750.00), Cole White ($250.00)

2020 - Paige Lenhart ($500.00), Austin Dohl-Pantaleo ($500.00)

2019 - Bradley Fadeley ($1,000.00)

2024 Flaherty Fardo / Quaker Valley Annual Wrestling Scholarship

Annually, a graduating Quaker Valley senior wrestler may be awarded a $1,000.00 cash Wrestling Scholarship.  In order to be eligible for the Wrestling Scholarship, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete this application, with answers below and supply 2 letters of support as requested.
  • Be a graduating senior at Quaker Valley High School who participates in the QV Wrestling program.
  • No minimum GPA (Main criteria is effort and meeting abilities both in and out of academics.)
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle adversity both in wrestling and in life.

Students must submit completed applications, answers, and letters of support to Mrs. Kelly Frank, Collegiate Affairs by March 30, 2024.

Applications will be reviewed by Flaherty Fardo Scholarship Committee and the Scholarship may be presented to the recipient during Senior Scholarship Night. All Scholarships are at the sole discretion of Flaherty Fardo, and in the event that no candidate is selected in a given year, the Scholarship may or may not roll over into the next year’s candidate(s). Flaherty Fardo is not bound to select any candidate.

2024 Application

Name ______________________________________________________
Address  ______________________________________________________
Phone Number  ______________________________________________________
E-Mail Address  ______________________________________________________

Please answer in a separate email or word document. Looking for sincerity, honesty and character. Please answer every question.

  1. How do you think you have done academically and why? On a scale of 1-10, how do rate your academic effort? (list current GPA, any academic honors). Were there any limiting factors that affected your GPA?
  2. What do you plan on doing next year? What university, trade school or career opportunity have you applied for and been accepted to (if any)? What are your plans in the next 5 years? (if you know).
  3. Wrestling is about handling adversity.  Please describe what match(es) or experience(s) in wrestling created the most adversity for you and how you overcame it? We are interested in understanding how wrestling has helped develop you as a person?
  4. Life is about handling adversity. Please describe an event(s) in life that created adversity and how you overcame it or describe an adversity that you are still working to overcome.
  5. Why do you deserve the scholarship?
  6. Please submit 2 letters of recommendation, (or a telephone reference) preferably one from a wrestling coach or certainly someone who has watched you wrestle. A second letter of reference or call may be from a teacher, family member or friend. The recommendations should directly address how you have demonstrated character through handling adversity – either in wrestling or life.

*Let Mrs. Frank know which two letters of recommendation you want to use.

Good luck!

Flaherty Fardo Rogel Amick, LLC is a Pittsburgh law firm that continually supports the local youth and high school athletics for the Quaker Valley and Avonworth communities.

Noah Paul Fardo, Esq. CELL: 412.855.5511

Attorney Noah Fardo is a Pennsylvania trial lawyer entering his 25th year with the firm. His practice focuses on medical malpractice, wrongful death and serious personal injury claims.


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