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The 99th Match
The 99th Match is fictional based on a true story packed with simple but powerful, life changing perspectives for everyone facing personal trials, addictions, tragedy, loneliness or adversity of any kind.
This story takes place at the legendary Brentwood High School on Long Island N.Y., when their six year historical record of undefeated wrestling team matches is caught in the balance between an unlikely third string wrestler and a decisively fierce match against insurmountable odds.
Guaranteed to inspire, motivate, and lift the human spirit. The 99th Match is a message of hope, determination, and endurance, where the application of timeless principles yields its promised fruit─courage, personal achievement, and insights into why things are the way they are. The school is real. The events are real. The odds are real. The 99th Match is about wrestling with real life. Now more than ever is the time to consider its universal messages.
About The Author: A retired Navy pilot, Corporate President and Independent Consultant to the Department of Defense, Vinny DiGirolamo learned several of life’s more important lessons wrestling at Brentwood High School and the United States Naval Academy─lessons on how to face and overcome life’s most difficult challenges.
There was a noticeable sense of excitement and anticipation within the halls of Brentwood High School early Saturday morning as Michael Stevens walked swiftly toward the locker room to join the wrestling team for an away match at Smithtown. Today, history will be made, he thought enthusiastically. After years of undefeated wrestling team matches, we’ll have our shot at the one-hundredth this afternoon. Pausing momentarily and thinking more pensively, But first, we’ll have to beat Smithtown for the ninety-ninth.