Congratulations to Nick Suriano on being the second wrestler this year from Apex Wrestling School to be names the Star Ledgers Athlete of the Week!

High School Athlete of the Week- Week 5: Nick Suriano (wrestling) Bergen Catholic High School”

by Joe Kania

Nick SurianoNICK SURIANO, BERGEN CATHOLIC

Freshman, 5-4, 106

JUST THE FACTS: Suriano is undefeated with a 26-0 record, twice beating second-ranked Kyle Bierdumpfel of Don Bosco Prep. Suriano’s second victory over Bierdumpfel was a 4-1 decisionin the final bout of Bergen Catholic’s dual with Don Bosco, with his team down by a point. The freshman was also the first wrestler in Bergen Catholic history to win a title at the prestigious Beast of the East tournament in Newark, Delaware.

ON HIS 4-1 WIN OVER DON BOSCO’S KYLE BIERDUMPFEL: “It was a big match for me, and I was in a tough situation having to win for the team as well, but that’s what makes wrestling fun and I enjoy those situations. I stuck to my gameplan and came out with the win for myself and the team.”

ON THIS YEAR’S STATE TOURNAMENT: “Ever since I was young my goal has been to be this year’s 106-pound state champ. Looking forward to go to battle.”

FAVORITE FOOD: Italian food

FAVORITE MUSIC: Rap music

FAVORITE WRESTLER: “This is tough because I look up to a lot of different wrestlers, but I would have to go with Jordan Burroughs because of how he dominates his opponents.”

PARENT’S INFLUENCE: “My Pparents have a big influence on my wrestling. They support me and provide me with all my training. Couldn’t do it without them.”

FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT: World history

FAVORITE MOVIE: “8 Mile”

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: “Jersey Shore” and “Family Guy”

COLLEGE: Undecided

FOUR FOR DINNER: Dan Gable, Mike Tyson, Leonardo Dicaprio, Michael Phelps

SUPERSTITIONS: “Always stay to my routine.”

FAVORITE SPORT: Wrestling

FAVORITE PRO TEAM: New York Yankees