Wrestling: West Feature Athlete - Moon's Frankie Bonura

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Name: Frankie Bonura
High School: Moon
Grade: 11
Sport: Wrestling
Weight Class: 106

Background Info: Bonura is a junior who has a 25-1 record for the season, and a 57-9 record overall in two seasons as a starter. He won a WPIAL Class 3A title and placed seventh in the WPIAL last year as a 106-pound sophomore. This season he has finished third at the West Mifflin Holiday Classic, first at the MAC Tournament, and 1st at the Allegheny County Tournament.

Quote from Moon head coach Mike Muraco: "Those that succeed in wrestling do something extra beyond the mandatory practice schedule. Frankie commits to the sport year round. He runs cross country to keep in shape in the off season, attends various club practices, and even has a nutrition schedule during the season to make sure he can perform at his best. It is awesome to see Frankie’s commitment and mental toughness put on display every time he competes. A true leader."

Quote from Moon assisant coach Mike Shaw: "Frankie works, never complains, and is always focused."

Quote from Moon assistant coach Justin Smith: "Frankie is the epitome of what a wrestler represents. Mental toughness, hard work, discipline, and dedication on and off the mat. He stays motivated and puts in the time and effort to reach his full potential."