Author: Mat Werkinoff

Freestyle and Greco-Roman Practice

Dear Members, Out last email regarding our Freestyle and Greco-Roman practices may have been confusing to some members not familiar with our practice structure. Please see this page for a reference regarding our practices. Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling are the Olympic styles of wrestling and have their own rule sets. Freestyle most commonly resembles folkstyle (collegiate wrestling) which is what your children compete in as youth, middle school, high school and college wrestlers. Greco-Roman, is the oldest style of wrestling, and only utilizes upper body attacks and defenses. Wrestlers are penalized for attacking their opponents legs in Greco-Roman wrestling. We believe that learning these two styles will help our athletes in their folkstyle seasons. In addition, it can be a fun way to continue to develop skills without the same level of pressure. Apex Mahwah Class Schedule Sundays: 3pm-4:30pm Freestyle Class for 7th-12th grade Mondays: 6:30pm-8pm Folkstyle Class for Elementary, 8pm-9:30pm Folkstyle and Freestyle Combination class for 7th-12th grade. Tuesday: 6:30pm-8pm Grade School (Middle School Class,) 8pm-9:30pm Folkstyle Class for JV and Varsity (Some freestyle will be mixed in but this is a “Folkstyle” class.) Wednesdays: 6:30pm-8pm Folkstyle Class for Elementary, 8pm-9:30pm Freestyle Class for 7th-12th grade Thursday: 6:30pm-8pm Grade School (Middle School Class,) 8pm-9:30pm Folkstyle Class for JV and Varsity (Some freestyle will be mixed in but this is a “Folkstyle” class.) Apex Kenilworth Class Schedule Sunday: 3pm-4:30pm Folkstyle Class...

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DII DIII and JUCO Wrestlers Bring Home Hardware

Apex Wrestling School would like to congratulate our members who have earned All-American Honors at this years NCAA DII, DIII and NJCAA Tournaments. Apex had two members make their national finals including one championship and one runner-up performance. Three of our wrestlers also repeated as All-Americans at this years championships. Congratulations to all of our members and former members who have competed in college this year. Keep up the hard work! NCAA DII National Championships At this years DII National Championships, 3X NJ State Champion and 4X NJ State Place Finisher, Frank Cagnina successfully defended his NCAA DII National...

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Congratulations 2015 NJ State Place Finishers

Apex Wrestling School would like to congratulate the 67 wrestlers who qualified for the NJSIAA State Wrestling Championships. In total 25 wrestlers placed, 7 made the state finals and 2 won state championships. In total apex represented 20% of the participants in this years tournament. 2015 State Place Finishers: Apex Wrestling School Members are in bold. Part-time or off-season members are marked with a ** 106 POUNDS: 1-Gerard Angelo, Hanover Park 2-Pat Glory, Delbarton 3-Jonathan Tropea, St. Joseph (Mont.) 4-Shane Metzler, West Morris Central 5-Quinn Kinner, Kingsway 6-Richie Koehler, Christian Brothers 7-Joe Casey, Bound Brook 8-Carmen Ferrante, Bergen Catholic 113...

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9 Former Apex Wrestlers Qualify for 2015 NCAA DIII Nationals

Apex Wrestling School would like to say Good Luck to the 9 former Apex members who qualified for the 2015 NCAA DIII National Championships. Many of these athletes trained with use not only though their high school careers, but as youth wrestlers as well, and continue to come back into the room to give back. The NCAA DIII National Championships start this weekend. The championships will be held March 14-15 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Elizabethtown will serve as the host. A total of 180 participants will compete in the championships. Student-athletes qualified for the championship by placing...

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Apex Sending 67 to NJ States

Apex Wrestling School would like to congratulate all of our 2014-2015 Region Place Finishers and all of our NJ State Qualifiers. Since 2007, Apex Wrestling School has prided itself in providing college level technical instruction, match strategy, mental preparation and live wrestling to youth, middle school and high school wrestlers. This years group of state qualifiers is among the finest we have ever had. Many of our seniors including; Gavin Murray, Connor Burkert, Ryan Burkert, Sam Cali, Joe Travato, Zach Chakonis, Joe Ferinde, Christian Bassolino, Jeff Velez and others have been with us for many years. They have seen...

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