Author: Mat Werkinoff


More coming soon! “When Matthew first came to Apex 3 1/2 years ago, he was a below average wrestler.  He struggled athletically and with wrestling.  Matt was tired of getting pinned and teched at every PA and NJ tournament we went to.  We decided to try Apex after meeting some of the coaches and wrestlers at a tournament at our home school in Staten Island.  Coach Matt told me that within two years Apex could turn my son into one of the top wrestlers in the area.  All of the staff was very supportive of my son and his goals.  Their support gave Matt the confidence to train hard and keep working every day. He has become one of the most techniqucal kids in the area and continually is challenging the best kids in NJ and PA.  We will never consider attending any other club.  My youngest son recently joined Apex as well and I am conident that they will help Anthony surpass his big brother by virtue of being in the Apex system at such a young age.  The biggest misconception about Apex is that it’s for elite kids only, or that they will throw you to the wolves.  Neither could be further from the truth.  They take any kid of any level and take their time building them up and bringing them along.  If Apex can transform...

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Apex’s Sal Mastriani wins 2011 Beast of the East

Congratulations to Sal Mastriani, 2011 Beat of the East Champion at 152lbs! Sal went 6-0 pm the weekend with a thrilling semi-final overtime win over nationally ranked Garrett Peppleman of Central Dauphin, PA.  In the finals Sal out worked Russell Parson from Blair Academy for a solid 5-3 win.  Sal wrestles for Don Bosco High School.  He will be attending Virginia Tech University in the fall. Congratulations to all of the wrestlers who made there way to the 2011 Beast of the East. Here are the results for some of our wrestlers: 106- Mike Russo 2-2 106- Jimmy Reardon 1-2 113- Dylan Oliva 0-2 113- Luis Gonzalez 3-2 113- Andrew Rosenwig 2-2 120- Ryan Burkert 4-2 126- Connor Burkert 2-2 132- Christian Bassolino 1-2 145- Lenny Richardson 5-2 4th Place! 145- Nick Lospinoso 5-2 152- Frankie Colom 2-2 152- Sal Mastriani 6-0 2011 CHAMPION! 160- Johnny Sebastian 5-1 2nd Place! 160- James Kellner 3-2 160- John Balboni 3-2 170- Joe Balboni 2-2 170- Tony Pafumi 5-1 3rd Place! If we forgot anyone please email...

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2011 NJSIAA State Championships

Apex Wrestling School Makes Club History at 2011 NJSIAA Championships   * 3 State Champions * * 7 State Finalists * * 13 State Place Finishers * * 31 State Qualifiers * State Champions: Anthony Ashnault 112lbs, Christian Barber 152, James Fox 189. State Finalists: Luis Gonzalez 103, Anthony Ashnault 112, Joe Orecchio 140, Nick Alpher 145, Christian Barber 152, Devin Geoghegan 152, James Fox 189. State Place Finishers: Luis Gonzalez 2nd, Anthony Ashnault 1st, Lenny Richardson 5th, Joe Orecchio 2nd, Nick Alpher 2nd, Sal Mastriani 4th, Christian Barber 1st, Devin Geoghegan 2nd, Johnny Sebastian 5th*, Frankie Colom 8th, Anthony Pafumi 5th, Vic Pozsonyi 7th, James Fox 1st. *Trained privately by Apex Coach Diego Crespo and occasional practice member.   Apex State Qualifiers by Weight:     103 Apex wrestlers- Luis Gonzales, North Bergen; Mike Kalimtzis, Westfield; Danny Lynch, River Dell; Mike Russo, St. Peter’s PrepAlso competing- Former Apex wrestlers Jan Rosenberg, Morris Knolls; Tyler Casamenti, Bergen Catholic112Apex Wrestlers- Anthony Ashnault, South Plainfield; Joe Oliva, Ridgewood; Billy Reardon, Don Bosco Prep. Also Competing- Former/Occasional student Trevor Albrecht, Bergen Catholic; Kevin Corrigan, Toms River South; Bobby Trumbetta, Nutley 119 Apex Wrestler- Joe Giaccio, Cranford 125 Apex Wrestlers- occasional Nick Gravina, Northern Highlands; Jason Estevez, Livingston. Also Competing- Former Apex Wrestler Darryl Albanico, St. Joseph Regional 130 Apex Wrestler- Matt Jacobson, Saddle Brook/Glen Rock Also Competing-Former Apex Wrestler Anthony Perrotti 135 Apex Wrestler- Lenny Richardson,...

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