2012 Torrington Hall of Fame Inductee # 2. Adam Golembeski
Adam is a 2002 graduate of THS and one of the school’s most decorated track athletes of all time.
During his high school career at Torrington High School, he was selected team captain his senior season and completed his senior indoor and outdoor seasons undefeated in every event he competed in.
During the 2002 Indoor Season he was the Connecticut State Open Long Jump Champion and followed that up in the 2002 Outdoor Track Season by finishing first in the triple jump. While competing in the Connecticut State Open during the 2002 season he finished 3rd in the triple jump and 3rd in the State Decathlon.
While an accomplished track star, Adam also earned varsity letters in basketball, football, and soccer along with indoor and outdoor track.
Adam continued his track success by accepting a scholarship at the University of West Virginia. He proceeded to lead his team to its first ever IC4A championship.
Unfortunately, at the completion of the 2003 season, West Virginia cancelled their track program. Because of his success at WVU Adam was highly recruited by many teams in the Big East.
He decided on Rutgers University and established himself as one of the most successful track stars in Rutgers’ history.
His accomplishments include:· 2004: 3rd place in the decathlon in the Big East Championships· 2005: 3rd place in the heptathlon in the Big East Indoor Championships: 1st place in the 4x400; 2nd place in the decathlon and 10th place in the long jump in the Big East Outdoor Championships.
Rutgers University won its first ever Big East Outdoor Championship and IC4A Championship.
2006: Redshirt due to injury.
2007: 2nd place in the heptathlon (missed first place by the equivalent of 1/100th of a second in the 60-yard dash) in the Big East Indoor Championships.
1st place in the decathlon in the Big East Outdoor Championships.
He won the championship despite torn hip cartilage that prevented training and made running and jumping painful. He also had torn elbow ligament requiring Tommy John surgery that impacted the javelin.
He completed his college career at Rutgers earning the distinctions of Team’s Most Valuable Athlete in 2007, Team Captain in 2006 and 2007, All Big –East in 2004, 2005, 2007, and All East in 2004, 2005, and 2007.
Adam currently resides in Williamsburg, Virginia.
He holds a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers and is finishing a graduate thesis in Aerospace Engineering at Old Dominion University.
He is also working on his private equity trading license and considering a career on Wall Street.