Author: Mat Werkinoff

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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5 Apex Wrestlers Win Mustang Classic

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!...

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