Bound Brook Wrestling: Welcome




       The first day of the Jack Welch Duals are complete and after Marty got yelled at for not listening and trying to park in the wrong parking lot, the Crusaders got down to business with lots of pins and forfeits. Wrestling continues Tomorrow at 11 A.M. when the Crusaders face Delran. Here's Tonight's results:

106: Joe Casey (BB) md. Christopher Tenenbaum (M) 10-2
113: Anthony Lopez (BB) p.  JT Lumley (M) 1:10
120: Max Rohan (M) wb  Forfeit
126: Tyler McIntosh (BB) md. Will Corbi (M) 10-0
132: Nicholas Accetta (BB) tf. Ryan Salerno (M) 30-14  
138: Mekhi Lewis (BB) wb. Forfeit
145: Stephan Glasgow (BB) wb. Forfeit
152: Sean Glasgow (BB) p. John Menendez (M) 1:15
160: George Walton (BB) d. Nate Dalmass (M) 9-2
170: Anthony Williamson (M) d. Andrew Gombas (BB) 5-3
182: Joshua Ugalde (BB) wb.  Forfeit
195: Aaron Saavedra (BB) p. Anthony Ehrline (M) 1:49
220: Tyreek Smith (M) d. Abraham Saavedra (BB) 4-3
285: Ryan Galdamez (BB) d. Zach Moore (M) 5-2 O.T.
Record: Bound Brook: 14-3
106: Joe Casey (BB) tf. Cullen McClintock (MS) 15-0
113: Max Ormsby (MS) wb. Forfeit
120: John Mencarini (MS) wb. Forfeit
126: Tyler McIntosh (BB) d. Mark Beverley (MS) 6-1
132: Nicholas Accetta (BB) p. Sam Buckley (MS) 3:34
138: Mekhi Lewis (BB) p. Devon Petties (MS) :46
145: Stephan Glasgow (BB) tf. Zack Mourey (MS) 15-0
152: Sean Glasgow (BB) p. Christian Hoffman (MS) 1:58
160: George Walton (BB) tf. Mitchell Young (MS) 15-0
170: Andrew Gombas (BB) wb. Forfeit
182: Joshua Ugalde (BB) wb. Forfeit
195: Aaron Saavedra (BB) p. Mason Chi (MS) 1:00
220: Abraham Saavedra (BB) p. Christian Deibert (MS) 1:07
285: Ryan Galdamez (BB) WB Forfeit
Record: Bound Brook: 13-3
106 Joe Casey 16-3
113 Anthony Lopez 17-7
120 No Wrestler
126 Tyler McIntosh 12-10
132 Nick Accetta 23-1
138 Mekhi Lewis 22-1
       Matt Duarte 1-3
145 Stephan Glasgow 21-2
        Travis Hays 2-1 
152 Sean Glasgow 19-1
160 Andrew Gombas 14-9
       George Walton 17-5
 170 Josh Ugalde 18-1 
       Josue Sandoval 3-4
182 Aaron Saavedra 18-6
195 Abe Saavedra 17-5
220 Mike Borja 5-5
285 Ryan Galdamez 10-14
        Steven Wisniewski 0-2  


Just in case your scroll function is broke:

Here is the updated schedule through Monday:

Friday, January 30th at Moorestown H.S.
4:45 P.M. vs. Maple Shade
6:45 P.M. vs. Moorestown or Delran
Saturday, January 31st at Moorestown H.S.
11 A.M. Moorestown or Delran 
1 P.M. Team to be determined
3 P.M. Team to be determined
Sunday, February 1st at 11 A.M. at  Bergen Catholic 
Monday, February 2nd at 7 P.M. North Hunterdon at Bound Brook H.S. 


Bound Brook defeats Voorhees

       The Bound Brook wrestling team defeated Voorhees on Wednesday night by a 58-18 score. Pinners were Jo Casee, Nik Aseta, Andy Gommass, Jorge Walltin and A-B-E SaVedraw. Next up for the Crusaders are the Jack Welch Duals at Moorestown High School  on Friday and Saturday. Then  they are Bergen Catholic at 11 A.M. on Sunday. 

106: Joe Casey (BB) p. Colby Koshinski (V) 1:48
113: Anthony Lopez (BB) d. Liam Cutri-French (V) 9-2
120: Harley Sacks (V) wb. Forfeit
126: Kyle DiNapoli (V) wb. Forfeit
132: Nicholas Accetta (BB) p. Lucien Michaud (V) 2:31
138: Mekhi Lewis (BB) tf. Jon Blunk (V)  15-0 5:00
145: Stephan Glasgow (BB) over Devan Thomas (V) 10-2
152: Sean Glasgow (BB) over Michael Fernandes (V) 18-5
160: Andrew Gombas (BB) p. Tommy Riley (V) :18
170: Joshua Ugalde (BB) p. Sam Lamport (VGG) (Fall 2:34
182: George Walton (BB) p. Scott Fernandes (V) 1:48
195: Aaron Saavedra (BB) wb Forfeit
220: Abraham Saavedra (BB) p. Charlie Rodenberger (V) :41
285: Alex Fischetti (V) p.  Ryan Galdamez (BB) 1:37 
Record: Bound Brook 12-3 


       The Crusader wrestling team fell for the second time in three days Friday night as they lost to the Delbarton Green Wave in a dual meet that featured a lot of excellent matches. The meet started out pretty good as the Saavedra brothers gave the Crusaders a 9-0 lead as Aaron won by a 8-2 score and Abe pinned his opponent.

       Then things got a little rough as Ryan Galdamez couldn't muster any shots or level changes for the first five and half minutes of his match as he lost by a 3-2 score. After forfeiting 106 the Crusaders got another good effort by Anthony Lopez as he defeated his opponent by a 8-2 score. Unfortunately, Bound Brook forfeited the next two weights. Nick Accetta lost 6-5. 

       Mekhi Lewis then put in a workmanlike effort against Val Miele winning by 11-0 score which led to what would be the match of the night as the second ranked 145 pounded in the State Travis Vasquez faced off against Stephan Glasgow. All seemed to go well for Stephan as with 26 or so seconds left he lead by a 5-1 score and the only thing that could seem to defeat him was a five point reversal. Boom, that happend as Stephan failed to keep his hip of the mat and Vasquez based up and brought Stephan over the top for the 6-5 win.

        After Travis Hays was pinned by another second ranked in the State wrestler Joe Tavoso the Crusaders George Walton and Andrew Gombas and Josh Ugalde each won to make the final score 33-28 final. 

         Before the Delbarton match the Crusaders defeated Bayonne with pins coming from Ryan Galdamez, Anthony Lopez, Travis Hays, Andrew Gombas, George Walton and Josh Ugalde all scored falls. 

         Here are our updated records and box scores:

106: Pat Glory (D) wb Forfeit 
113: Anthony Lopez (BB) d. Travis Tavoso (D) 8-2 
120: Anthony Lopez (D) wb Forfeit 
126: Ty Agaisse (D) wb Forfeit 
132: Nick Farro (D) d. Nicholas Accetta (BB) 6-5 
138: Mekhi Lewis (BB) md. Val Miele (D) 10-0
145: Travis Vasquez (D) d. Stephan Glasgow (BB) 6-5 
152: Joe Tavoso (D) p. Travis Hays (BB) 1:24 
160: George Walton (BB) d. Cole Kreshpane (D) 8-3 
170: Andrew Gombas (BB) md. Nick Anselmi (D) 9-1 
182: Joshua Ugalde (BB) tf. Luke Anselmi (D) 16-1 5:20
195: Aaron Saavedra (BB) d. LJ Castellano (D) Dec 8-2 
220: Abraham Saavedra (BB) p. Sal LoBiondo (D) :08
285: Jake Maciejewski (D) d. Ryan Galdamez (BB) 3-2
Record: Bound Brook 10-3

106: Double Forfeit 
113: Double Forfeit 
120: Anthony Lopez (BB) p. Jordan Castanzo (BA) 1:40
126: Eric Rhodes (BA) wb. Forfeit
132: Nicholas Accetta (BB) p. Pierre Ibraheem (BA) 1:01 
138: Efrain Davila (BA) d. Matthew Duarte (BB) 5-4
145: Travis Hays (BB) tf. Omar Badawy (BA) 15-0 5:00
152: Noel Davila (BA) d. Nazareth Saavedra (BB) :52
160: Andrew Gombas (BB) d. Moamen Abdelmegid (BA) 3:19
170: George Walton (BB) d. Zyvoni Cooper (BA):24
182: Joshua Ugalde (BB) d. Deval Patel (BA) 1:51 
195: Aaron Saavedra (BB) p. Jeff Lombari (BA) 1:51
220: Abraham Saavedra (BB) p. Victor DeJesus (BA) 3:18 
285: Ryan Galdamez (BB) p. Javon Owens (BA) :30
Record: Bound Brook 11-3


        The Crusaders defeated Warren Hills in a forfeit filled match on Thursday by a 52-18 score. Pinners included Stephen “The New Pinning Machine” Glasgow, Abe Saavedra and Mike Borja.

        In the best match up the day, Mekhi Lewis defeated Max Nauta by a 7-4 score.

        The Crusaders have two home matches on Friday as they will face Bayonne then Delbarton. Then they Welcome Don Bosco, Brick Memorial and Cranford on Saturday.

106: Jacob DiNapoli (WH) wb Forfeit
113: Anthony Lopez (BB) tf. Codey O`Rourke (WH) TF 17-2 4:32
120: Matthew Valli (WH) wb Forfeit
126: Tyler McIntosh (BB) d. John Fluck (WH) SV-1 6-4)
132: Nicholas Accetta (BB) md. Zack Nauta (WH) 12-4
138: Mekhi Lewis (BB) d. Maxwell Nauta (WH) 7-4
145: Travis Hays (BB) md.  Austin Pidoto (WH) 9-1
152: Stephan Glasgow (BB) p. Jarod Ostir (WH) Fall 3:20
160: George Walton (BB) d. Anthony Roessner (WH) Dec 6-2
170: Josue Sandoval (BB) wb Forfeit
182: Joshua Ugalde (BB) wb Forfeit
195: Abraham Saavedra (BB) p. Kurt Nemeth (WH)  3:47
220: Michael Borja (BB) p. Taylan Zafis (WH) 5:05
285: Andrew Pacheco (WH) p. Ryan Galdamez (BB) 3:20
Record: Bound Brook: 11-2


       The Bound Brook wrestling team made their first trip to the famed "Pit" on Wednesday a forgettable one as the team refused to get after their offense and in turn wrestle good third periods. In the end they fell by a 30-15 score. Phillipsburg on the other hand wrestled great third periods and wrestled through every match. Kudos to George Walton and Anthony Lopez who after tough freshman years are showing a nice improvement this season. 

106: Cullen Day (P) wb Forfeit
113: Anthony Lopez (BB) d. Kyle Markus (P)  4-0
120: Tyler Agans (P) wb Forfeit
126: Brian Meyer (P) d.Tyler McIntosh (BB) 5-2
132: Nicholas Accetta (BB) d. Donald Agans (P) 4-2
138: Mekhi Lewis (BB) d. Daniel Wissing (P) 7-2
145: Stephan Glasgow (BB) d. Stephen Friedman (P) 11-4
152: Corey Zinsmeister (P) d. Andrew Gombas (BB) 7-0
160: Max Elling (P) d.  Sean Glasgow (BB) 9-3
170: Joshua Ugalde (BB) d. Jimmy Schuitema (P) 3-1
182: George Walton (BB) d. Yann Ondele (P) 7-1
195: Andrew Horun (P) d. Aaron Saavedra (BB) 5-1
220: Robert Melise (P) d. Abraham Saavedra (BB) (Dec 3-2)
285: Kyle Nothnagel (P) d. Ryan Galdamez (BB) (Dec 1-0)
Bound Brook-9-2


       Congratulations to Sean Glasgow on accepting a full scholarship to Chadron State College in Nebraska. Sean is going to attempt his dream of being both a football player and wrestler at Chadron, which is a Division II school located in Chadron, Nebraska and has a enrollement of 3000 students. Two of their more notable football players were Don Beebe and Danny Woodhead.  


Please note the following schedule changes:

We will be wrestling at Warren Hills at 4 P.M. on Thursday, January 22nd. 

We will be wrestling Bayonne this Friday, January 23rd in our gym at 5 P.M. before the Delbarton Match

We will be wrestling at Somerville, January 30th at 7 P.M.

We will be wrestling at Montgomery on January 31st at 12:30 P.M. 

We will only be wrestling Bergen Catholic at BC on February 1st. 



        The Bound Brook wrestling team faced a stiff challenge on Saturday as they faced the eighth ranked team in the State, DePaul Catholic in the Finals of the Pequannock Duals. In fact, despite the Crusaders winning nine matches the bout still came down to the last bout of the day as Anthony Lopez scored his second impressive victory of the day as he defeated DePaul’s Justin Guzman by a 6-3 score. Add to that a defeat of Pequannock District Champion Steve Pocze and you can’t be anything but impressed with Anthony this season.

        But the Crusaders had eight other wins against DePaul and many of them very impressive as the Crusaders seemed to get the last takedown in every tight match to secure their victories. Surely a sign of a good team!

         The first key bout involved Nick Accetta who is ranked third in the State facing the fourth ranked wrestler in the state in fellow senior William Kui. The match was a epic overtime match where Nick scored a reversal at the end of his :30 down period and then held Kui to a neutral for the win.

         After a controlled win by Mekhi Lewis over a Region qualifier and a impressive pin by Stephan Glasgow, Sean Glasgow took to the mat to face Brandon Kui who is ranked  two spots higher in the State poll then Sean. No worries, Sean scored  first period and third period takedowns to win by a 5-3 score.

          DePaul then decided to forfeit to Crusader State finalist Josh Ugalde and move Spencer Carey up to 182 to face Aaron Saavedra who took a while to find his stride, but scored a huge third period takedown on the edge to win by a 6-4 score. Aaron’s brother Abe then added another decision to give the Crusaders a uneasy lead.

         After Ryan Galdamez gave up the Crusader’s fourth fall of the day, Joe Casey was faced with  Sophomore Daniel Perceley who won 20 Varsity matches last season. Joe got the first takedown and then struggled on bottom for the whole second period. In the third Perceley took neutral and took down Casey to tie the match 2-2. Then Joe false started three times to give Perceley a one point lead. Everything certainly looked grim, but Joe dug down and found a reversal with twenty seconds left in the third period win and gave Loop the chance to be the hero.

          Earlier in the day the Crusaders looked tough in defeating a good Pequannock team by a 58-9 score. Pinner’s included the aforementioned Casey, Sean Glasgow, Andrew Gombas and Aaron Saavedra.

          Few times if any in my twenty-seven or so years of coaching do I remember a a team win so many important matches in the third period and Today’s effort certainly showed what a team can do when they all pull in the same direction.

106: Joe Casey (BB) over Joe Carmichael (P) (Fall 0:49)
113: Anthony Lopez (BB) over Steve Pocze (P) (Dec 6-2)
120: Ron Aiosa (P) over (BB) (For.)
126: Tyler McIntosh (BB) over Tom Benway (P) (Dec 7-1)
132: Nicholas Accetta (BB) over Trevor Warner (P) (TF 16-0 4:50)
138: Mekhi Lewis (BB) over Alex Zangrilli (P) (TF 15-0 5:00)
145: Stephan Glasgow (BB) over Brenden Murphy (P) (MD 11-1)
152: Sean Glasgow (BB) over Tyler Stark (P) (Fall 1:25)
160: Andrew Gombas (BB) over Ryan Mulhall (P) (Fall 3:43)
170: George Walton (BB) over David Iodice (P) (Dec 9-4)
182: Joshua Ugalde (BB) over Brett Lobdell (P) (TF 15-0 4:45)
195: Aaron Saavedra (BB) over Patrick Daly (P) (Fall 2:40)
220: Abraham Saavedra (BB) over (P) (For.)
285: Johanser Joseph (P) over Ryan Galdamez (BB) (Dec 3-2)
Record: Bound Brook 8-1
106: Joe Casey (BB) over Daniel Percelay (D) (Dec 4-3)
113: Anthony Lopez (BB) over Justin Guzman (D) (Dec 6-3)
120: Dino Cancellieri (D) over (BB) (For.)
126: Matt Noble (D) over Tyler McIntosh (BB) (Fall 3:53)
132: Nicholas Accetta (BB) over William Kui (D) (TB-1 7-6)
138: Mekhi Lewis (BB) over Cory Doebel (D) (Dec 9-3)
145: Stephan Glasgow (BB) over Andrew VanDyke (D) (Fall 2:49)
152: Sean Glasgow (BB) over Brandon Kui (D) (Dec 5-3)
160: David McFadden (D) over George Walton (BB) (Fall 2:44)
170: Joshua Ugalde (BB) over (D) (For.)
182: Aaron Saavedra (BB) over Spencer Carey (D) (Dec 6-4)
195: Nick DePalma (D) over Michael Borja (BB) (Fall 1:01)
220: Abraham Saavedra (BB) over Adam Schlereth (D) (Dec 10-6)
285: Scott Lavelle (D) over Ryan Galdamez (BB) (Fall 0:19)
Record: 9-1 

Bound Brook wins fourth straight County title

Walton and Lopez have breakthrough performances 

      When a wrestling team wrestles as well as the Crusaders on Saturday at the Somerset County Wrestling Tournament it's always difficult to choose which wrestlers to feature in a team update. Do you write about the cagey veteran Josh Ugalde who breezed to his third title? Or do you write about Sean Glasgow who beat a fellow State qualifier to earn his first title? Or do you write about George Walton who came from the fourth seed to win his title?  Or do you write about guys who don't even win titles but do a great job like Anthony Lopez, Tyler McIntosh and Andrew Gombas?

        Hmmmm, not an easy decision. So instead we will write first about the team who had a great tournament with a record eight Champions  (Last year's team had eight too.) and the second highest team score with 263 points (Our 1998-99 team scored 274 points.) and twelve of thirteen wrestlers placing in the top three. With that put on the record let's break-down each wrestlers performance:

106- Freshman Joe Casey won his first of what we expect four county titles as he dominated with a very college-esque final by defeating Austin Schimmel of Hillsborough by a 11-3 score. Joe did a great job of listening to his coaches and is making some great adjustments which will lead to big success in the future.

113- Sophomore Anthony Lopez came from the sixth seed to place second losing a very exciting match against Manvlle State qualifier Brian Kuhlman by a 4-3 score. As written earlier, Anthony had a breakthrough performance and has shown that he continues to make big strides this season as he embraces the glory of the basic wrestling skills of heavy hands, fast feet, staying square and the right reaction to his opponent's action.

126- Tyler McIntosh- Boy isn't great what you can find walking around you hallways! For the last year and a half Tyler has been walking around the halls of BBHS and this year he decided he would step back on the mat after a good junior career. Hallelujah! After losing to the first seed Evan Drill of Somerville by a 6-0 score, Tyler won four matches in a row to place third. It's just awesome to sit in Tyer's corner match-to-match and envision the great future he is giving himself!

132- Nick Pinning Machine Accetta- Still undefeated and still pinning, that's all you need to know about Nick who cruised to his second County title with a 7-2 win against Kyle Adams of Bridgewater. Nick had his opponent on his back in the Finals, but for once didn't get the pin, but he did add two more pins to his season total over the course of the tournament.

138- Mekhi Lewis- Won his second title in as many chances with a hard fought decision over a tough kid in Hillsborough's Jack Donnadio with 3-1 sudden victory takedown. Mek is about in third gear right now and once he gets his motor up to fifth gear should be looking to compete for his first State Championship.

145- Stephan Glasgow- After being featured for wrestling one of the most consequential matches at the Clash last weekend, Steph continued to roll with his second title as he defeated Steven Tyls of Watchung Hills by a 19-7 score. If this kid learns a pinning combination, be afraid, be very afraid! In all seriousness Stephan has been a true machine in practice and competition this year, what a beast.

152- Sean Glasgow- Oh the awesomeness of having a healthy Sean Glasgow this season!  A week after being named to the Clash All Tournament team Sean followed up with his first County title by defeating Watchung Hills State qualifier Alex Murray by a workman-like by a 7-4 score. This match featured the two finalists who each went the furthest in the State Tournament at one weight in the tournament, as each was top twelve in the State tournament last year.

160- George Walton won his first County title by defeating the top seed Bridgewater's Van Miller in the semis and then put a exclamation point on his title by defeating third seed Wilson Urguilez of Watchung Hills by a 8-0 score in the finals. George showed a mastery of all three positions in the Final and has shown that as he heats up his intensity success follows.

170- Andrew Gombas did not have a easy off season going through some major surgery, but the kid has responded like a Champ this season and after a tough semi-finals loss rebounded to place third. Although it was not the day Andrew envisioned for himself, he showed grit and determination and continued to impress the coaching staff with his will this season.

182- Josh Ugalde won his third title with a first period pin over Ben Gomes in the final round. Josh continued to show his growth as he had a great day without any self-doubt. Every season is a new journey with new obstacles and every year Josh has wrestled at Bound Brook he has confronted those challenges in a superior way then the season before. What more can you ask for as a coach?

195- Aaron Saavedra lost to the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler North Plainfield's JT Valley by a 5-3 score. Unfortunately, Aaron didn't shoot in his match and that is usually not a good thing, as Valley hit two clean takedowns to defeat Aaron.

220- Abraham Saavedra mowed through the 220 weight class by pinning all his opponents and winning the Robert E. Gleason Award for the most takedowns in the least time award. Abe could've wrestled a full match, but he chose not too. That's my kind of wrestler!

285- Ryan Galdamez- After losing a overtime decision to the eventual Champion Ryan Galdamez finished the day 2-2 and out of the medal round. He really needs to learn a duck-under.

         The Crusader's updated records and full results for the tournament can be had on the results page.

Crusaders defeat Hunterdon Central

       The Crusader wrestling team returned to the mats in New Jersey on Wednesday a little fat, a little happy and litte dull but still defeated Hunterdon Central by a 39-24 score. There wasn't much to like about this match other then the fact that we've got plenty to work on in practice on Thursday. The only pins on Wednesday were had by Nick "Pin Machine" Accetta, Josh Ugalde and Stephan Glasgow The best match of the night? Well quite frankly there wasn't a best match of the night.

       The Crusaders return to the mats on Saturday for the Somerset County Tournament at Hillsborough High School where they will attempt to win their fourth straight county title. 

       Here is the box score to be updated later:

106 - Paul Kramer (HC) wb forfeit
113 - Peter Nace (HC) d. Joe Casey (BB) 7-6
120 - Anthony Lopez (BB) d. Bryce Hall (HC) 8-1
126- Mark Dellevalle (HC) wb Forfeit 
132 - Tyler McIntosh (BB) d. Chris Taylor (HC) 4-0
138 - Nicholas Accetta (BB) p. Kevin Ciresa (HC) 1:20
145 - Mekhi Lewis (BB) tf. Nick Taylor (HC) 15-0
152 - Stephan Glasgow (BB) p. Sean Dalgauer (HC) 2:52
160 - Joe Scerbo (HC) d. Andrew Gombas (BB) 4-0
170 - George Walton (BB) md. Mike Iodice (HC) 14-6
182 - Josh Ugalde (BB) p. Connor Wheatley (HC) 1:36
195 -  Aaron Saavedra (BB) d. Nick Suk (HC) 7-4
220 - Abraham Saavedra (BB) d. Nestor Crespo (HC) 6-3
285 - Victor Lacomb (HC) p. Ryan Galdamez (BB) 5:58
Record: Bound Brook 7-1 Hunterdon Central 4-3
106 Joe Casey 8-3
113 Anthony Lopez 7-7
120 No Wrestler
126 Tyler McIntosh 4-7
132 Nick Accetta 12-0
138 Mekhi Lewis 11-1
       Matt Duarte 1-2
145 Stephan Glasgow 11-1
152 Sean Glasgow 11-0
160 Andrew Gombas 6-6
       George Walton 6-4
        Josh Ugalde 6-1 
170 Josue Sandoval 2-4
182 Aaron Saavedra 9-3
195 Abe Saavedra 7-3
220 Mike Borja 4-4 
285 Ryan Galdamez 5-6
       Stephen Wisnieski 0-2    



Sean Glasgow named to All Tournament Team

Nick Accetta named to All Tournament Academic Team 

       The Crusaders wrestling team traveled to the Clash National Wrestling Duals for the third consecutive year this weekend and did so missing one weight. No worries though as the team posted their best ever finish going 5-1 in the tournament and finishing in fifth place among the thirty-two teams. The Crusaders also had their first ever 6-0 wrestlers as five Crusaders finished with perfect records, including freshman Joe Casey and sophomores Mekhi Lewis and Stephan Glasgow. The other two perfect wrestlers included Sean Glasgow was named to the All Tournament team for 152 and Nick Accetta who named to the All Tournament Academic team.

        In order to place fifth the Crusaders had to wrestle on the second place finishers from the first day of the competition and the first team was Chicago Marist which defeated the Brook by a 46-21 score at last year's Clash. But this season the Crusaders turned the tables and won by a 35-27 score. The match started in exciting fashion as Abe Saavedra was down 1-0 at 220 with 30 seconds in the bout. But Abe found a great shot on the edge and then rode out his opponent for the rest of the match for the win.

         Abe's win was complimented by three pins by Joe Casey, Anthony Lopez and Mekhi Lewis. However, the best matches of the meet were turned in by the Brother's Glasgow; Stephan defeated the fourth ranked wrestler in Illinois AAA Nick Gasbaro by a  5-3 score and Sean defeated Dave Kasper the fifth ranked wrestler at 152 by a 7-3 score.

        The Crusaders next faced the 46th ranked team in the U.S., Shakopee, Minnesota  which featured numerous ranked wrestlers in the State of Minnesota. But the Brook wouldn't let that deter them as they prevailed by a impressive 47-16 score. The Crusaders again got off to a good start win 285 pounder Ryan Galdamez who pinned the Shakopee heavy after trailing 2-1 going into the third period. Then Joe Casey kept the good vibes going when he defeated the fourth ranked 106 pounder in Minnesota AAA, Sam Webster by a workman like 5-0 score. 

        However, the most impressive win of the match of the dual was turned in Mekhi Lewis who defeated Tyson Leon the number one ranked wrestler in Minnesota AAA by a 9-1 major decision. Stephan Glasgow then followed that up with a 14-4 major decision against  Alex Coleman the sixth ranked 145 pound in Minnesota AAA. But not all impressive efforts were winning, as Tyler McIntosh who hasn't even stepped on a mat in two years went toe to toe with  Nationally ranked Alex Lloyd and lost by a 5-1 decision.

        The impressive romp past Shakopee meant the Crusaders had to defeat the 17th ranked wrestling team in the U.S. Marmion Academy of Illinois to capture their bracket's championship. Marmion had a fleet of tough wrestlers, but were giving up four forfeits due to a few kids being out of their line up. Those forfeits ensured the Crusaders would have a 18 point advantage and Bound Brook ended up winning by a 46-21 score.

        There were a few good matches led again by Stephan Glasgow who defeated Ironman place-winner Michael Callahan by a hard fought 5-3 score. Josh Ugalde also had a tough match as he controlled Riley Demoss the seventh ranked wrestler in Illinois AAA by a 5-0 score. 

          Here are the box scores and updated records: 

106 - Joe Casey (BB) p. Michael Lamantia (M) 0:22
113 - Anthony Lopez (BB) p. Nick Olivieri (M) 3:11
120 - Jack Feldner (M) wb Forfeit
126 - Nick Lukanich (M) d. Tyler McIntosh (BB) 8-5
132 - Nicholas Accetta (BB) d. Andy O`Brien (M) 4-2
138 - Mekhi Lewis (BB) p. Peter Schied (M) 1:11
145 - Stephan Glasgow (BB) d. Nick Gasbarro (M) 5-3
152 - Sean Glasgow (BB) d. David Kasper (M) 7-2
160 - Jake Poole (M) d. Andrew Gombas (BB) 3-0
170 - Joshua Ugalde (BB) tf. Lou DePasquale (M) 16-0
182 - Alex Benoit (M) p. Josue Sandoval (BB) 0:28
195 - Sam Feldner (M) d. Michael Borja (BB) 4-0
220 - Abraham Saavedra (BB) d. Diata Drayton (M) 2-1
285 - Jake Ford (M) wb Forfeit
Record: Bound Brook 4-1
106 - Joe Casey (BB) d. Sam Webster (S) 5-0
113 - Alex Crowe (S) d. Anthony Lopez (BB)  6-0
120 - Brent Jones (S) wb. Forfeit 
126 - Alex Lloyd (S) d. Tyler McIntosh (BB) 5-1
132 - Nicholas Accetta (BB) tf. Charles Kroll (S) 15-0
138 - Mekhi Lewis (BB) md. Tyson Leon (S) 9-1
145 - Stephan Glasgow (BB) md. Alex Coleman (S) 13-3
152 - Sean Glasgow (BB) md. Emmett Wagner (S)  16-6
160 - Owen Webster (S) md. Andrew Gombas (BB)14-4
170 - George Walton (BB) md. Ryan Snyder (S) 11-2
182 - Joshua Ugalde (BB) tf. Alex King (S)  16-0
195 - Aaron Saavedra (BB) p. Tyler Kropiwka (S) 1:24
220 - Michael Borja (BB) p. Abi Reyes (S) 2:58
285 - Ryan Galdamez (BB) p. Nick Kropiwka (S) 4:51
Record: Bound Brook 5-1
106 - Joe Casey (BB) wb Forfeit
113 - Anthony Lopez (BB) wb Forfeit
120 - Joe Antonelli (MA) wb Forfeit
126 - Jake Cornish (MA) d. Tyler McIntosh (BB) 3:01
132 - Nicholas Accetta (BB) md. Kyle Bernat (MA) 13-4
138 - Mekhi Lewis (BB) d. Anthony Cheloni (MA) 7-2
145 - Stephan Glasgow (BB) d. Michael Callahan (MA) 5-3
152 - Sean Glasgow (BB) d. Matt Ferraro (MA)11-7
160 - Nate Jimenez (MA) d. Andrew Gombas (BB) 7-4
170 - Joshua Ugalde (BB) d. Riley Demoss (MA) 5-0
182 - Nathan Traxler (MA) p. Josue Sandoval (BB) 0:39
195 - Aaron Saavedra (BB) p. Peter Capetillo (MA) 1:38
220 - Abraham Saavedra (BB) wb Forfeit
285 - Ryan Galdamez (BB) wb Forfeit
Record: Bound Brook 6-1


      The Crusaders fell to Apple Valley by a 32-27 score in the Finals of Bracket "C" on Friday to ensure a top eight finish at the Clash for a second consecutive year.  Although the day was perfect the Crusaders fought hard and went 2-1 despite giving up a forfeit at 113 or 120 Lbs. in every match.

      In the first match of the day the Crusaders faced the Huskies from Jackson County  High School in Minnesota. The Crusaders looked lethargic and off after a long day at the hotel, but they still gutted out a 36-33 win as Josh Ugalde, Joe Casey and Stephen Glasgow scored falls. Sean Glasgow and Mekhi Lewis each contributed technical falls to the cause.

       After a good tongue lashing from the coaches the Crusaders put in a mch better effort in the semi finals against Jefferson High School from Georgia winning the match by a 48-9 score. In fact, the only match lost was a overtime loss by Anthony Lopez at 113 to a wrestler who was 41-0 last year. Pinners included Abraham Saavedra, Mekhi Lewis and George Walton. Many good matches were had as Ryan Galdamez got his front head going for a victory and Tyler Macintosh defeated a Georgia State Champion.  Stephan Glasgow, Josh Ugalde, Sean Glasgow and Abe Saavedra also be Georgia State Champs. 

       In the final match the Crusaders faced the 17th ranked Apple Valley high school wrestling team and despite splitting the matches, bonus points cost the Crusaders. There were pinners though as both Nick Accetta and Sean Glasgow scored falls. The best match of the meet was put in by Stephan Glasgow as he defeated Brock Morgan with a third period takedown to win 3-1.

        Tomorrow the Crusaders start again at 5 P.M. Bound Brook time as their opponents will be Marmion Academy, Shakopee, Minnesota and Marist, Illinois. 

         On a side note CONGRATULATIONS to Nick Accetta on being named one of ten Clash scholars of the  640 wrestlers in the tournament. 

         Here are Friday's box scores and update records: