1989 9th Grade-He played freshman basketball for Perth Amboy HS in New Jersey.
1990 10th Grade- Got cut from Basketball, joined wrestling, had a losing record his soph year
1991 11th Grade- Won approx 60% of his matches
1992 12th Grade – Went undefeated, 31-0, NJ State Champion at 152lbs, pinned defending state champion Larry Devault of Paulsboro, who owned a 70-match winning streak at the time, in the finals of the 1992 state wrestling championships.
Ferman Crisco’s win is widely regarded as one of the best finals matches in state-tournament history. He ended his senior year with a 31-0 record, winning just one fewer bout than he won in the two previous seasons combined. See the match here:
This is the only state wrestling champion in the schools’ 128 year old history.