CLEVELAND, OHIOThe U.S. Army Cleveland Recruiting Battalion is proud to announce that Wash Jesuit’s Vinny Pugliese is the Army Iron Man of the Year.  Fans from the state selected Pugliese as the Army Iron Man of the Year.  Pugliese qualified as a finalist for the Army Iron Man of the Year after earning the week two honor with a 35-yard touchdown pass and anchoring a defense that forced six turnovers in a 26-6 win over Archbishop Hoban.

Fans from across the state selected Pugliese for the honor.  Pugliese received 6,343 votes, Woodmore’s Grant Weirich finished second with 5,972 votes, and Rocky River’s Zach Echols was third with 3,249 votes.

Playing and excelling on both offense and defense, the Army Iron Man must demonstrate physical and emotional strength, as well as strength of character.  The Army Iron Man embodies the qualities of Army STRONG.  The Army Iron Man of the Year will receive a customized ring from Jostens, Inc. 

The United States Army is charged with protecting America’s freedom and preserving peace.  The Army trains and equips its soldiers to be the best, especially when it comes to their job, leadership, and soldiering skills.  With more than 150 jobs available in many exciting fields, the U.S. Army provides many job training and leadership training opportunities.  From working with computers to assisting doctors to fixing helicopters, there’s an Army job that’s right for you.  For more information, go online to

Walsh Jesuit’s Vinny Pugliese voted Army Iron Man of the Year

Army Iron Man honors the state’s best high school football players



Vinny Pugliese  -  Walsh Jesuit


Gran Weirich  -  Woodmore


Zach Echols  -  Rocky River


Nick Sivillo  -  Aurora


Richie Sanders  -  Lake Catholic