Robert B. Sacavage
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- December 15, 2023
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Attorney Bob Sacavage, now Northumberland County District Attorney, was a winner all his life. He excelled both as a wrestler and football player at Mt. Carmel High School. In 1969 he accomplished a rare athletic “double” when he was named First Team All State as a guard and linebacker for the Tornado football team; and also was the PIAA 165 lb. wrestling champion,. Along the way to his championship he defeated two other great champions who went on to become well known. They were “Shorty” Hitchcock, and Ed Ott. Ott later played as a catcher. He was also an outstanding student, and was a member of the National Honor Society and President of the National Athletic Scholastic Society.
He went on to Columbia University where he won three varsity letters in wrestling. He capped his career in 1973, when as captain of the Columbia Squad, he was an All-Ivy First Team, and an Honorable Mention All American. He graduated from Columbia in 1973 and enrolled in Villanova Law School where he graduated in 1976.
Bob still remains Mt. Carmel High School’s all-time winner. He also holds the National record for the fastest fall for his weight category, 0:04 seconds. In his Senior Year he allowed only one point by his opponents during the entire dual meet season.