On Wendesday, December 28th, 2011 the Annual Mustang Classic was held at Brick High School. The Mustang features some of the top teams and individual wrestlers from across New Jersey. The tournament is generally consdiered one of the top 5 toughest tournaments in the state. This year Apex Wrestling School had 5 Champions: Lenny Richardson, 145, Frankie Colom, 152, John Balboni, 160, Tony Pafumi, 170, and freshman Jeff Velez, 182.
Lenny Richardson earned the Most OutStanding Wrestler Award for his dominate 6-2 decision in the finals over state ranked Curt Delia. Below is a list of Apex’s placefinishers at this years tournament:
Mike Russo 3rd @106
Zach Hertling DNP @120: Zach won in the semi-finals but was ejected from the tournament due to an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Zach had defeated one of the top wrestlers in the state in Ricky Carter in the quater finals and a very tough Sean Stephenson in the semi finals. This was an unfortunite, momentary lapse in judegement and Zach deserves recongition for wrestling with the best in the state as only a freshman!
Andrew Ulloa 4th @132
Lenny Richardson 1st @145 and MOW!
Nick Lospinoso 5th @145
Frankie Colom 1st @152
John Balboni 1st @160
James Kellner 6th @160
Anthony Pafumi 1st @170
Joe Balboni 2nd @170
Great Job to everyone who competed!