Apex Wrestling School had the most successful post-season in history at this years national tournaments.  In total we had 3 National Champions and 19 All-Americans and 14 wrestlers make the round of 12!

FloNationals FloNationals is a single class tournament, with freshman-seniors wrestling together.  This was the third years of the tournament.
Johnny Sebastian 1st at 182lbs

Apex shows why NJ Wrestling is among the best in the country

NHSCA National ChampionshipsThe NHSCA is a multi-class tournament, with divisions for Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.  It is the most recognized national tournament in the country.  The NHSCA Senior Nationals is the most prestigious national championship in the country.  The NHSCA national tournaments are the only tournaments recognized by the NFHS as the official national championships for high school wrestling.  The top 8 in each weight receive All-American Honors.

Apex's Steve Bonsall

Apex’s Steve Bonsall

Freshman

Taylor Shay- 3rd at 120lbs

Niko Cappello- 4th at 145lbs

Steve Bonsall- Rd. of 12 at 126lbs

Jesse Rieter- Rd. of 12 at 138lbs

Kyle Inlander- Rd. of 12 at 170lbs

 

 

Sophomores

Sam Cali- 5th at 120lbs

Zach Hertling rocking his Apex Singlet!

Zach Hertling rocking his Apex Singlet!

Joe Travato- 4th at 126lbs

Zach Hertling- 1st at 132lbs

Matt Zovistoski- 7th at 138lbs

Jeff Velez- 7th at 182lbs

Zach Chaokinis- 2nd at 220lbs

Matt Rose- Rd. of 12 at 120lbs

Blaise Benderoth- Rd. of 12 at 126lbs

Gavin Murray- Rd. of 12 at 138lbs

Ryan Burkert- Rd. of 12 at 145lbs

Juniors

Mike Russo- 7th at 113lbs

Anthony Giraldo- 3rd at 126lbs

State Champion Anthony Giraldo takes 3rd at Junior Nationals!

State Champion Anthony Giraldo takes 3rd at Junior Nationals!

John Faugno- 3rd at 152lbs

Josef Johnson- 7th at 160lbs

Luke Fairinaro- 3rd at 170lbs

Joe Balboni- 4th at 170lbs (injury defult)

Phil Woods- 6th at 170lbs

Dominich Carfagno- 6th at 195lbs

Bobby Jordan- Rd. of 12 at 120lbs

Eric Besheda- Rd. of 12 at 126lbs

Carl Buttitta- Rd. of 12 at 126lbs

Jeremy Soto- Rd. of 12 at 160lbs

Nathan Bueno- Rd. of 12 at 170lbs

Seniors

Richie Lewis- 4th at 138lbs

BJ Clagon- 1st at 145lbs and MOW

Jason Estevez- Rd. of 12 at 132lbs

Parker Meytrott- Rd. of 12 at 160lbs

Apex Wrestlers relaxing at NHSCA Nationals

Apex Wrestlers relaxing at NHSCA Nationals

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Champion Zach Hertling on top of the Podium

National Champion Zach Hertling on top of the Podium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2X State Champion BJ Clagon and 2012 State Runner-up Carl Buttitta

2X State Champion BJ Clagon and 2012 State Runner-up Carl Buttitta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Matt Wernikoff, Richie Lewis and BJ Claygon after BJ received his MOW award at Nationals!

Coach Matt Wernikoff, Richie Lewis and BJ Claygon after BJ received his MOW award at Nationals!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NHSCA Senior Nationals All-American Parade

NHSCA Senior Nationals All-American Parade