Billy Rappo: Life On The Wrestling Mat

By Juan Herrera

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Maryland wrestler Billy Rappo in action (Photo credit: Alexander Jones/The Diamondback)

Billy Rappo was born into the sport of wrestling. His four older brothers all wrestled at Council Rock South High School and in college. Rappo started wrestling at only 4 years old.

Whenever Rappo could, he would go into gymnasiums to watch his brothers wrestle. Even when his siblings went off to wrestle for Division I schools, Rappo was always watching and learning.

He trained with his brothers from an early age, taking a piece from each of their wrestling styles to craft his own. Once the time came for Rappo to wrestle in high school, he knew he had big shoes to fill.

“Coming up through Council Rock South, I had some things to take care of. My brothers won state titles, so I had some pressure on me to do that as well,” Rappo said. “Luckily I was able to do that.” Continue reading “Billy Rappo: Life On The Wrestling Mat”