Author: Mat Werkinoff

Trombetta wins Star Ledger Athlete of the Week

Nutley’s Bobby Trumbetta earned the Star Ledgers Athlete of the Week Award.  Bobby is a Junior and captain for Nutley High School where he has compiled a 90-12 career record.  Bobby is one of the hardest working kids in the state.  A two time state qualifier Bobby took 7th in the state last year and is projected to finish in the top 4 this year at 120.   Bobby is the second wrestler to win this award from Apex this season. Week 1: Sal Mastriani Week 2: Bobby...

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Anthony Ashnault Earns 100th Career Win!

Anthony Ashnault, of South Plainfield, NJ, earned his 100th career win on Monday with a 15-4 major over Franklin’s Jake Balestrieri.  Anthony is a two time NJ State Champion and the third wrestler in NJ history to reach 100 wins without a loss. Anthony is coming into this season as one of the top 5 wrestlers in the country after an exteremly impressive victory at the 2011 Super 32 Wrestling Tournament.  This season Anthony is going for his 3rd high school state championship.  No wrestler in NJ history has every won four state championships and finished their career undefeated.  Good luck this year...

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6 Apex Wrestlers Win BCCA Holiday Tournament

6 Apex Wrestling School Members won the prestigious 2011 Bergen County Coaches Association Holiday Tournament.  The BCCA Holiday Tournament is one of the oldest and most prestigious tournaments in New Jersey.  Dating back to 1960 the tournament as seen some of the best wrestlers in the history of NJ compete and win it including Apex Coaches Damion Logan, Erik Norgaard and Diego Crespo. This year we had 6 Champions, 2 second and multiple 3rd-8th placers.  Below is a complete list of this years place finishers by weight class:  (If we forgot anyone please email and we’ll add you right away!)  In addition, Justin Cochran from Paramus won that Eric Ayala Memorial Award for Most Pins in The Least Amount of Time!   106:Joe Travato, Paramus, 1stJimmy Reardon, DBP, 2-2113:Luis Gonzalez, N. Bergen, 1st Andrew Rosenweig, DBP, 3rd Eric Gianntonio, Paramus, 6th Joe Rocca, Elm. Park, 2-2 120: Joe Oliva, Ridgewood, 3rd Justin Cochran, Paramus, 6th 126: Billy Reardon DBP, 6th 132: Tyler Loughlin, BECTWALL, 3rd Richard Dempster, Hack., 6th Matt Zovitoski, St. Joes, 4-2   138:Matt Goldstein, Pascack Valley, 3-2145:Nick Gravina, NH, 1stMike Paskas, Rutherford, 2nd David Kirshensteyn, Pascack Valley, 1-1 152: Sal Mastriani, DBP, 1st Dan Ressler, Pascack Valley, 2nd Michael Rodriquez, Hack., 2-2 160: Johnny Sebastian, Bergen Catholic, 1st Matt Dickman, Saddle Brook, 2nd 182: Bryan Loughlin, BECTWALL, 1st 220: TT Hatton, St. Joes, 4th Top 5 TeamsDon...

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2011-2012 Rankings

2011-2012 Season Rankings   National Rankings:Clinch Gear National Rankings as of 12/28/11: Anthony Ashnault #2nd @126 (Last: 2nd)Lenny Richardson #17th @145 (9th) Sal Mastriani #13 @152 (16th) Intermat Rankings as of 12/27/11 Anthony Ashnault #5 @126 Lenny Richardson #12 @ 145 Sal Mastriani #15 @152 Johnny Sebastian #12 @160                             NJ State Rankings: Star Ledger as of 1/18/12 Craig DeLaCruz 4th @106 Luis Gonzalez 2nd @113 Bobby Trumbetta 6th @120 Zach Hertling 7th @120 Anthony Ashnault 1st @126 Jason Estevez 6th @132 Richie Lewis 8th @132 Lenny Richardson 3rd @145 Sal Mastriani 1st @152 Frankie Colom 5th @152 Dan Ressler 7th @152 Johnny Sebastian 2nd @160 John Balboni 6th @160 Matt Dickman 7th @160 Anthony Pafumi 3rd @170 Joey Balboni 6th @170 Keith Lemongello 7th @170 Vic Pozsonyi 3rd at 182 Bryan Loughlin 4th @182 Mike Spencer 4th @285 NY Section RankingsSection 9:John Stramiello 1st @113Colin Casey 1st @170 PSAL: Jorge Jiminez 1st @145 NY State RankingsComing...

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