Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Ken Pera

Ken Pera was a 1989 graduate. During his school career he participated in football where he was selected to the All Northwest Conference team in his senior year. He also received the 1989 Special Achievement Award for football.

Wrestling is where Ken really had his greatest achievements.

In 1987 he was the Northwest Conference Champion at 147 lbs. In 1988 he won the Northwest Conference Championship at 171 lbs and also the State Class M Championship at that weight. He repeated in the same weight class in 1989 going undefeated at 39-0. During his senior year he was team captain and received the Coaches Award for wrestling. In that year he was the Northwest Conference Champion, Class M State Champion, won the State Open Championship, and went on to capture the New England Championship.

During his senior year Ken was selected to be a member of the USA-China cultural exchange team, traveling to China and Mongolia, where they spent their time wrestling and experiencing the culture in that part of the world.

Ken went on to wrestle at the University of New Hampshire and Hofstra where he was captain on both school’s wrestling teams. He was selected an Academic All American at Hofstra. Ken has coached at the high school level and is currently in the education field residing in Simsbury.
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