Justin Ryncavage

About This Inductee

Justin started his high school athletic career at Wyoming Seminary.  He played football, basketball and created a track and field team along with a fellow teammate who was a runner.  While competing for SEM he won the district javelin title as a freshman and then again as a sophomore. He also began to throw at national meets and was the AAU Jr Olympic national champion for three consecutive years.  After transferring to Coughlin he played football and participated in track and field winning two more district titles. During his senior year, he led Coughlin to its first team title in 56 years, where he also threw shot and ran on the relay team.  Although he tore his ACL twice as a junior and again as a senior, he was ranked #1 Nationally by Track and Field magazine. Justin won the PENN Relays twice in high school and was the Adidas outdoor champion and made the Verizon USATF Junior All-American team.  He went on to win a scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While throwing for the Tarheels, Justin dominated his age bracket, where he won numerous meets throughout the country. He won two more PENN Relays, unfortunately, he also tore his ulnar collateral ligament at that meet his sophomore year.  After Tommy John surgery, Justin went on to win two NCAA National Division I titles. Justin graduated with a dual degree from Chapel Hill, making the Dean’s List along the way. Justin eventually returned to the Wyoming Valley to be with his wife Kristal. They are proud parents of their son Jaxon. He is the Production Manager at the Home Depot Distribution Center in Pittston, Pa.