Pinned

Version: Unabridged
Author: Alfred C. Martino
Narrator: Mark Shanahan
Genres: Juvenile
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio
Published In: March 2005
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Overview

Pinned follows Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane, two high school seniors, as they embark on the most important winter of their lives in a quest for the New Jersey state high school wrestling championship. Ivan Korske is the pride of Lennings, a rural town tucked away in the farmlands of western Jersey, and the odds-on favorite to be crowned state champion in the 129-pound weight class. For Ivan, the stakes are impossibly high. A state championship fulfills a promise he made to his mother before she passed away nine months earlier and will, perhaps, stem his father's continued withdrawal from life. But mostly, Ivan dreams of getting a scholarship to a college far from his dreary hometown. To him, anything short of the title is failure. In Short Hills, a wealthy town on the other side of the state, Bobby Zane protects his younger brother Christopher from the fallout of their parents' impending divorce, while searching for comfort from Carmelina Carrillo, his girlfriend.

Author Details

Author Details

Martino, Alfred C.

Soccer and wrestling have been a part of Alfred C. Martino's life for thirty years. In wrestling, he has competed on the midget, junior high, high school (Millburn, NJ), and collegiate (Duke '86) levels, as well as coached Millburn's youth program for five years. In soccer, he competed at the high school and college club levels. He has worked as a staff reporter for the El Segundo Herald (CA) and The Beach Reporter, a combined weekly circulation of 80,000, covering high school and professional sports, including the local high school sports teams. He currently lives in Jersey City, NJ.