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THIS IS LAST YEAR'S PICTURE, THE OTHER ONE LOADS UPSIDE DOWN.

 

Matches announced for Jack Welch Duals

     The schedule and pools for the Jack Welch Duals Friday and Saturday have been determined and the Crusaders will see some familiar foes this year. If the Crusaders win their pool, it is likely that they will see Collingswood and Long Branch or Delbarton. Here is the schedule:

Friday, January 20, 2017
4:45 pm- Bound Brook vs. Riverside
6:45 pm-Bound Brook vs. Christian Brothers Academy
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017
11 am-Bound Brook vs. Cherokee
1 pm-First round pool finals
3 pm-Pool finals

CRUSADERS CLAIM SIXTH CONSECUTIVE COUNTY TITLE

Glasgow wins fourth title, Walton wins O.W.

Lewis scores most falls 

      The Bound Brook Crusader wrestling team won their sixth consecutive Somerset County Title on Saturday night led by five Champions, one runner-up and four fourth place finishes. But perhaps more awesome then that were all the individual milestones reached in the quest for six.

         First, was Stephan Glasgow who pinned and teched his way to his fourth Somerset County Title. He is only the fourth Crusader seventh wrestler to reach this milestone in Somerset County history. He joins Andrew Flanagan, Nick Murray and Andrew Campolattano as Bound Brook's four time County Champs.   Absolutely the most exciting wrestler to watch on the team, Stephan took a little time to roll up to speed in his final but then put on a show of chain wrestling on your feet for all to enjoy.

         Another wrestler who can join him next year is Mr. Consistent Joe Casey who won his third title by defeating T.J. Caswell of Manville in the finals and had two other quick falls on the day. Joe had a workman like final where he scored from all three positions, his feet, bottom and top which is always a good sign for the future. 

        Mekhi Lewis had a evening of note as he total day added up to a 1:16 of wrestling in three matches. He started with two :11 second pins and then took a ridiculously long :54 seconds in the finals against Watchung Hills Griffin Rocco. Add to this his :15 second pin last Wednesday against Voorhees and you've got to wonder what kind of vitamins this kid is taking!

        However, whil all this was neato gang, the nigh belonged to George Walton who selfishly went up to 195 for the team to face the fourth ranked wrestler from Bridgewater Van Miller. Although clearly the smaller wrestler George hit a beautiful takedown to a cradle in the second period to cruise to a 7-4 victory and in turn was voted the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. This was certainly true for our team as well, becuase it is defintely questionable that we win the title if George doesn't go up a weight for the tournament.

        The last Crusader to win, was the newest Crusader Mr. Robbie Cleary who wrestled a relentless match against Watchung Hills Jacob Stasil as he defeated him by a major decision. Robbie also threw in two pins on the day as he is now a bi-county champ, having won Middlesex County last year. 

       We had one more finalists as Travis Hays made his first county final but fell by a 7-6 score to Ridge's Nolan Bianchi. The match started out well for Travis as he hit a nice takedown, but then poor reffing, yes I'm talking to you #731 and a lack of hand control cost Travis his first Somerset county title.

       Four Crusaders won their third place matches to complete the team's place winners as Sean Snodgrass and Jervey Sistrunk stepped down a step on podium from last year, while Matt Duarte and Mark Venson each visited the podium for the first time.

       Two other Crusaders had 1-2 records on the day as Carlos Ugalde and Mike Borja each one their first match and then lost their next two to exit the tournament.

        I will post the full results later on the results page. Here are the updated records: 

Updated Records: 
113 Mark Venson 9-10
120 No Wrestler
126 No Wrestler
132 Carlos Ugalde 4-7
138 Robby Cleary 19-3
145 Joe Casey 18-5
152 Stephan Glasgow 15-1
      Nazareth Saavedra 0-2
160 Mekhi Lewis 21-0
      Matt Duarte 9-8
170 Travis Hays 11=6
      David Ugalde 0-2
182 George Walton 19-2
220 Mike Borja 5-13
285 JJ Sistrunk 18-4   

CRUSADERS DEFEAT VOORHEES

        The Crusader wrestling team had their first home match of the season last night and Welcomed Voorhees high school into the big circle. The team wasn't sharp, but still prevailed by a 43-30 victory.

         The match started fast as Matt Duarte pulled a couple of Houdini's in his pin Ben Bradner leaving the crowd to make sounds of amazement as he finished him off with a cradle. Not be outdone, Stephan Glasgow pinned Matt Bradner with a pin of his own to give the Crusaders a early and fast 12-0 lead.

         However, Voorhees had their best wrestlers coming in the Fernandes Brother trifecta who came into the match with a excellent 34-2 combined record on the season. The eldest and undefeated Michael faced off against Travis Hays and immediately was taken down by Hays with a excellent high crotch. However, Travis decided to throw in legs which immediately went foul and he ended up in the legs himself after a reversal. Travis was unable to move on bottom or out of the leg ride (which was a common Crusader theme on the night) and ended up being pinned in the first period. 

         Maybe wanting to defend his teammate's honor Mekhi Lewis took the mat with a vengence as he faced and undefeated wrestler in Scott Fernandes. Mek's cement lugger hands proved pivitol early as he pasted the first loss on Scott Fernandesvia a 15 second pin. George Walton decided he wanted a pin too, as he stuck Sam Huff in the first period too.

         After Lewis Fernandes pinned Mike Borja the teams traded forfeits and then both put their 113 wrestlers on the mat as 2016 District runner-up faced off against Mark Venson. On this night Mark did enough, just enough, to win by a 3-1 score and stake the Crusaders to a 33-18 lead.

         After another forfeit to Voorhees at 120, Sean Snodgrass took the mat at 126, but again our bottom wrestling looked highly suspect as he was basically ridden for four minutes in a 2-0 loss. Carlos Ugalde showed the same lack technical superiority as he fell to Colton Riley at 132 by a 10-3 score. Both wrestlers will need to pay better attention to their drilling habits if they are to change their direction this season.

        With two matches remaining Voorhees decided to forfeit to Rob Cleary at 138 and Joe Casey put in a workmanlike 15-3 win against Liam Curtri French at 145 to make the final score 43-30 and raise the Cruaders record to 5-3 on the season.

        Next up for the team will be a quest to win their sixth consecutive Somerset County title. The wrestling should start between 9:30 and 10:00 A.M. on Saturday at Hillsborough High School.

        Here is the box score and updated records:

BOUND BROOK-43 VOORHEES-30
106: Aidan Taylor (V) wb Forfeit
113: Mark Venson (BB) d. Colby Koshinski (V) 3-1
120: Hunter Rinehart (V) wb Forfeit
126: Joe Dulesant (V) d. Sean Snodgrass (BB) 2-0
132: Colton Riley (V) d. Carlos Ugalde (BB) 10-3
138: Robert Cleary (BB) wb Forfeit
145: Joe Casey (BB) md. Liam Cutri-French (V) 15-3
152: Matt Duarte (BB) p. Ben Bradner (V) 3:24
160: Stephan Glasgow (BB) p. Matt Bradner (V) 1:52
170: Michael Fernandes (V) p. Travis Hays (BB) 1:42
182: Mekhi Lewis (BB) p. Scott Fernandes (V)  :15
195: George Walton (BB) p. Sam Huff (V) 1:44
220: Lewis Fernandes (V) p.  Mike Borja (BB) :26
285: Jervey Sistrunk (BB) wb Forfeit
Record: Bound Brook 5-3 
 

Wrestlers defeat Warren Hills

         The Bound Brook high school wrestling team travled to scenic Washington, New Jersey and home of the vaunted Leh family farm to scrap with the Warren Hills Streaks and although nothing extraordinary occurred the Crusaders did come away with a 41-33 victory.

          Helping with the victory was a list of usual suspects as Robbie Cleary, Joe Casey, Matt Duarte and George Walton contributed pins to the effort. Meanwhile, Mekhi Lewis and Travis Hays contributed falls while Stephan Glasgow contributed a bonus point to the effort.

         With the victory the Crusaders have raised their record to 4-3 and will make their home debut on Wednesday night against the Voorhees Vikings. Then on Saturday the team will see if they can win their sixth consecutive Somerset County title, but look to have a challenge ahead of them as Watchung Hills has a very balanced and good squad.

         The wrestling should start between 9:30 and 10:00 A.M. on Saturday.

          Here is the box scores and updated records:

BOUND BROOK-41 WARREN HILLS-33
106: Gregory Slivka (WH) wb Forfeit
113: Logan Nauta (WH) wb Forfeit
120: Kyle Wulff (WH) p. Mark Venson (BB) 3:35
126: Chris Ostir (WH) wb Forfeit
132: Matthew Valli (WH) wb Forfeit
138: Robert Cleary (BB) p. Pedro Cruz (WH) 1:03 
145: Joe Casey (BB) p. Geir Nemeth (WH) 1:34
152: Stephan Glasgow (BB) md. Cameron Nauta (WH) 14-5
160: Matt Duarte (BB) p. Rashon Wade-Taylor (WH) 3:03
170: Travis Hays (BB) tf. Ryan Beckler (WH)  15-0 (4:48)
182: Mekhi Lewis (BB) tf. Jarod Ostir (WH) 21-5 (4:35)
195: George Walton (BB) p. Nicolas Galka (WH) :47
220: Brody Oberly (WH) d. Mike Borja (BB) 3-2
285: Jervey Sistrunk (BB) d. Taylan Zafis (WH) 5-0
Record: Bound Brook 4-3 
 

CRUSADERS FALL TO 500

      The Crusaders traveled to Phillipsburg on Wednesday as their host school's first match in the new large gymnasium and although the visitors hoped to put together a solid team effort, the Statelines shutdown the Crusaders early and prevailed by a 39-30 score.

           The match started with Cullen Day going up from his normal 106 Lbs. to defeat Mark Venson by a 7-3 score, the Crusaders won the next contested match when Robbie Cleary teched Kyle Tino but four forfeits made the score 27-3 after 138. At this point the Crusaders would have to keep the foot to the pedal but Phillipsburg's Brian Meyer was the one who did so and defeated New Jersey State place-winner by a 3-1 score which invigorated the large home crowd.

            After four consecutive wins by Crusaders including pins by Mekhi Lewis and George Walton, the bleeding was stopped by Region place winner Andrew Horun when he defeated Travis Hays by a 8-2 score and State place winner Robert Melise pinned Mike Borja in the first period. Jervey Sistrunk won by fall at 285 Lbs. and that was the end of the night for the Crusaders as the fell to 3-3 on the season.

          Bound Brook's next match isn't until Monday at Warren Hills, then they finally have a home match Wednesday against Voorhees.

          Here is the box score and updated records: 

PHILLIPSBURG-39 BOUND BROOK-30
106: Luke Hardin (P) wb Forfeit
113: Cullen Day (P) d. Mark Venson (BB) 7-3
120: Travis Jones (P) wb Forfeit
126: Tyris Manley (P) wb Forfeit
132: Cody Harrison (P) wb Forfeit
138: Robert Cleary (BB) tf. Kyle Tino (P) 23-8 
145: Brian Meyer (P) d. Joe Casey (BB) 3-1 
152: Stephan Glasgow (BB) md. Jayson Zinsmeister (P) 24-12
160: Matt Duarte (BB) d. Shmyr Brodders (P) 12-7
170: Mekhi Lewis (BB) p. Austin Roth (P) :42
182: George Walton (BB) p. Daniel Fisher (P) :53
195: Andrew Horun (P) d. Travis Hays (BB) 8-2
220: Robert Melise (P) p. Mike Borja (BB) 1:10
285: Jervey Sistrunk (BB) p. Justen Caraballo (P) 3:11

  

BOUND BROOK PLACES 4TH AT POWERADE

Lewis scores title

       The Bound Brook Crusader wrestling team traveled to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania to compete in what they tout as the second toughest tournament in the USA, the 50th Annual Powerade The Bound Brook Crusader wrestling team traveled to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania to compete in what they tout as the second toughest tournament in the USA, the 50th Annual Powerade Wrestling Tournament. Although the Crusaders didn't have a perfect tournament, they did finish fourth as a team and ahead of numerous top ranked wrestling teams in the U.S.

       Leading the way was Mekhi Lewis who cruised through his bracket defeating a Pennsylvania state place winner Zach Hartmann of Belle Vernon in the final match by a 11-5 score. Another wrestler who had a good day was Stephan Glasgow who just to get to his final defeated 2x New Jersey State Champ Shane Griffith in the semis, but then lost to Pennsyvania State Champion Cam Coy in the finals by a 3-2 score as either Stephan couldn't get out, or ride Coy; take your choice on that one. Stephan also won his 100th match of his career during the tournament.

        Other wrestlers who placed were Rob Cleary who placed 7th at 138, Joe Casey who repeated his 6th place performance of last year and George Walton who placed 4th. Other wrestlers who helped the cause were Carlos Ugalde who went 3-2 at 132 Lbs. and Mark Venson who did the same at 113 Lbs. The Crusaders next event is a match with Phillipsburg. Happy New Year! 

CRUSADERS GO 500 IN SOUTH JERSEY DUALS

Powerade is this week! 

 

      A scant two days before Christmas the Bound Brook wrestling team traveled far south to Kingsway High School to participate in the South Jersey Duals. In the end, the high of the Hunterdon Central match two days before was quickly forgotten as the team posted a 2-2 record on the day.

      In the first match the Crusaders were unable to score points in the top position and lost to the now 2nd ranked team in New Jersey by a heartbreaking 27-26 score. However, two Delbarton freshmen beat Crusader upper classmen and the Crusaders State place winners were ineffective in the top position.

      The Crusaders seemed to be in good shape to go as Delbarton forewent the six points at 106 and pushed their nationally ranked 106 pounder Anthony Clark to wrestle fellow freshman Mark Venson. Mark’s match was much like his win at Central and he just needed to be smart in the third period with 40 seconds left and not give up a takedown. Unfortunately, Mark chose to shoot Clark out-of-bounds and ended up giving up the winning pancake takedown.

     However, the Crusaders still had hope as Sean Snodgrass faced another Delbarton freshman Alex Strashinsky and was only down 6-1 midway through the match. But Strashinsky did something the Crusaders big guns couldn’t and got on top of Snodgrass and pinned him. Thus in the end the Crusaders ended up with zero falls in the match and ineffective top wrestling which is huge in big matches and imperative for success on the Division I level.

      The Crusaders then won their next two matches against West Deptford, then a tighter then need to be 37-34 score and Kingsway by a 46-27 score where the matches of note included the Kinner brothers from Kingsway and Joe Casey and Rob Cleary who are all New Jersey State place winners. Casey started off the dual by pinning the Trace Kinner, but Quinn Kinner tacked Cleary with his first loss of the season by a 3-1 score.

       That left the Crusaders in what would technically be the third place match against DSLea which the Crusaders won by a 37-30 score, unfortunately it was the DSLea Crusaders. One of the pivotal matches was the first match where Matt Duarte seemed to have the win in hand and had a tight cradle which somehow turned into a neutral for his opponent, who then took down Duarte.  On the bright-side Mark Venson had a good win against a quality opponent and Mekhi Lewis outlasted one of the best 170 pounder’s in the state with a 1-0 rideout victory.

      The Crusaders next travel to the second toughest high school tournament in the Nation when they travel to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania this week to participate in the Powerade.

      The Crusaders have four seeded kids in the tournament, so they hope to place higher then they did last season and get their first Powerade champ. Here is the line up and their seed if they have one:

 

106 No wrestler
113 Mark Venson
120 Sean Snodgrass
126 No wrestler
132 Carlos Ugalde
138 Robert Cleary
145 Joe Casey (5th Seed)
152 Stephan Glasgow (2nd Seed)
160 Mekhi Lewis (1st Seed)
170 Travis Hays
182 George Walton (5th Seed)
195 No wrestler
220 Mike Borja
285 Jervey Sistrunk

Here are the dual box scores and the wrestlers updated records:

 

BOUND BROOK-46 KINGSWAY-27
145: Joe Casey (BB) over Trace Kinner (K) (Fall 1:31)
152: Matthew Duarte (BB) over Kyle Crawford (K) (Fall 1:57)
160: Stephan Glasgow (BB) over Colin Wexler (K) (MD 17-6) 170: Mekhi Lewis (BB) over (K) (For.)
182: Travis Hays (BB) over Noah Falabella (K) (Fall 0:37)
195: George Walton (BB) over (K) (For.)
220: Michael Borja (BB) over Jaylen Shanklin (K) (Fall 1:29)
285: Jervey Sistrunk (BB) over Gavin Watson (K) (Fall 1:03)
106: Jalil Herring (K) over (BB) (For.)
113: Cheney Kinner (K) over Mark Venson (BB) (Dec 6-3)
120: Ryan Crane (K) over Sean Snodgrass (BB) (Dec 2-1)
126: Derek Coleman (K) over (BB) (For.)
132: John Sambogna (K) over (BB) (For.)
138: Quinn Kinner (K) over Robert Cleary (BB) (Dec 3-1)
 
DELBARTON-27 BOUND BROOK-26
132: Dante Stefanelli (DEL) over (BB) (For.)
138: Robert Cleary (BB) over Travis Tavoso (DEL) (Dec 7-1)
145: Joe Casey (BB) over AJ Lonski (DEL) (Dec 9-2)
152: Stephan Glasgow (BB) over Vincent Andreano (DEL) (TF 22-7 5:30)
160: Kieran Calvetti (DEL) over Matthew Duarte (BB) (Dec 7-3)
170: Travis Hays (BB) over Anthony Siragusa (DEL) (Dec 10-4)
182: Mekhi Lewis (BB) over Cole Kreshpane (DEL) (MD 18-7)
195: George Walton (BB) over L.J. Castellano (DEL) (MD 13-5)
220: Trey Zgombic (DEL) over Michael Borja (BB) (Dec 2-0)
285: Jervey Sistrunk (BB) over William Smart (DEL) (MD 9-1)
106: Double Forfeit 113: Anthony Clark (DEL) over Mark Venson (BB) (Dec 5-3)
120: Alex Strashinsky (DEL) over Sean Snodgrass (BB) (Fall 3:20)
126: Patrick Glory (DEL) over (BB) (For.)
 
DELSEA-37 BOUND BROOK-30
152: Seth Summers (DSL) over Matthew Duarte (BB) (Dec 7-6)
160: Stephan Glasgow (BB) over Mason Maxwell (DSL) (Fall 1:55)
170: Mekhi Lewis (BB) over Bill Janzer (DSL) (TB-1 2-1)
182: Vince Degeorge (DSL) over Travis Hays (BB) (Fall 4:45)
195: George Walton (BB) over (DSL) (For.)
220: Tommy Maxwell (DSL) over Michael Borja (BB) (MD 11-0)
285: Jervey Sistrunk (BB) over Malcom Henry (DSL) (Dec 4-1)
106: Justin Dougherty (DSL) over (BB) (For.) 113: Mark Venson (BB) over Chris Recinto (DSL) (Dec 5-4)
120: John Patterson (DSL) over Sean Snodgrass (BB) (Fall 1:45)
126: Edison Echevarria (DSL) over (BB) (For.)
132: Tim Spatola (DSL) over (BB) (For.)
138: Robert Cleary (BB) over Nick Bennett (DSL) (Dec 10-4)
145: Joe Casey (BB) over (DSL) (For.)
 
BOUND BROOK-37 WEST DEPTFORD-34
138: Robert Cleary (BB) over Bryce Enderle (WEDE) (Fall 1:14)
145: Joe Casey (BB) over Dylan Fischer (WEDE) (Dec 4-3)
152: Corey Fischer (WEDE) over Matthew Duarte (BB) (Fall 1:21)
160: Stephan Glasgow (BB) over Rich Brown (WEDE) (Fall 1:16)
170: Travis Hays (BB) over Ty Thurston (WEDE) (TF 15-0 3:50)
182: Mekhi Lewis (BB) over Gio Gismondi (WEDE) (TF 17-1 3:45)
195: George Walton (BB) over Nick Januszka (WEDE) (Fall 0:47)
220: Michael Borja (BB) over Max Finocchi (WEDE) (Dec 3-0)
285: Jervey Sistrunk (BB) over John Maguire (WEDE) (Dec 3-1)
106: Tom Steffney (WEDE) over (BB) (For.)
113: Jake McConville (WEDE) over Mark Venson (BB) (Fall 1:38)
120: Nick Palese (WEDE) over Sean Snodgrass (BB) (MD 9-1)
126: Gavin Gismondi (WEDE) over (BB) (For.)
132: Gavin Shields (WEDE) over (BB) (For.)
 

Crusaders defeat #5 Central 

      The Bound Brook Crusader wrestling team as a lot of very good wrestlers, but when you have two forfeits in the line-up, taking out top ranked teams in the state of New Jersey is going to be tough. We have limited options and therefore; excellence will be the only option if they are to win all their matches this season. Week one of the season certainly is going to take that axiom to be true as the Crusaders could face three of the top six ranked teams in the State.

         Wednesday night at the Hunterdon Central field house the Crusaders showed their excellence as they defeated 5th ranked Hunterdon Central while winning nine of fourteen matches. After giving up a forfeit and a fall to start the match the Crusaders really started to hum. First up was Rob Cleary who defeated Bryce Hall by a tech fall. Next up Joe Casey defeated Kevin Ciresa by a decision which had the coaches concerned as bonus points were a concern.

         However, then those bonus points started to come in like blue state electorial votes for Donald Trump. Stephan Glasgow pinned with a awesome hip toss, then Matt "Spladle" Duarte defeated Dan Furmato by major decision and Travis Hays tech falled Rich Frohman. Central decided to not even test Mekhi Lewis and hoped to turnaround a Region 5 final rematch won by George Walton over Michael Iodice. That was not going to happen as a motivated Walton scored bonus points in a 10-2 victory.

        Central threw out their State place winner at 220 Victor Lacombe and Mike Borja  fought hard and down 5-0 in the third period took a elbow out shot and landed on his back. But hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Props to Mike for getting after it. Jervey Sistrunk then sewed up the match with 8-1 victory against Angelo Crespo with some mysterious stalling calls impeding his progress. 

       Central got a forfeit at 106, but the Crusaders weren't done yet as Mark Venson had a awesome match against fellow freshman Grant Bloch when he realized he was fresher and scored a  takedown with 12 seconds left in the third to win 5-4. Central's other State place winner pinned Sean Snodgrass to make the final score 39-30. Great match.

       But there is little rest for the weary as the Crusaders will face Delbarton, Kingsway, West Deptford and either Don Bosco, Delsea or Southern Regional on Friday at Kingsway. Boy that's going to be something!

         Here is a professionally written article on the match if your interested: http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/-6264265478605896571/no-10-bound-brook-wrestling-tops-no-5-hunterdon-central-as-loaded-lineup-trumps-depth/ 

      Here is the box score:

BOUND BROOK-39 HUNTERDON CENTRAL-30
106 Anthony Romaniello-HC wb Forfiet
113 Mark Venson-BB d. Grant Block 6-5
120 Hunter Graf-BB p. Sean Snodgrass-BB 3:30
126 Peter Nace-HC wb Forfeit
132 Vincent Romaniello-HC p. Nathan Roman-BB 1:04
138 Robert Cleary-BB tf. Bryce Hall-HC 17-2
145 Joe Casey-BB d. Kevin Ciersa-HC 8-4
152 Stephan Glasgow-BB p. Chris Taylor-HC 1:32
160 Matt Duate-BB md. Dan Furmato-HC 10-2
170 Travis Hays-BB tf. Rich Frohman-HC 15-0
182 Mekhi Lewis-BB wb Forfeit
195 George Walton-BB md. Michael Iodice-HC 12-2
220 Victor Lacombe-HC p. Mike Borja-BB 5:00
285 Jervey Sistrunk-BB d. Angelo Crespo-HC 8-1
  

CRUSADERS TAKE SECOND AT EXCALIBUR

       The Bound Brook High School wrestling team traveled to Wikles Barre, Pennsylvania this weekend to compete in the Excalibur Wrestling Tournament for the third consecutive year and for the third consecutive year they placed second to the Wyoming Seminary wrestling team. The Crusaders didn't enter a full team due to various incendiary and other matters but still managed to have three champs.

       Leading the way for the Crusaderes was State Champion Mekhi Lewis who pinned all five of his opponents, including his finals opponent in just over a minute. Other Champs for the Crusaders were Robby Casey and George Walton. Joe Casey made the finals for the third consecuitve year and took second for the third consecutive year.

       Other placewinners were JJ Sistrunk who did a nice job after a quarterfinals loss to place third, Travis Hays who placed fourth for the second straight year and Mike Borja who placed sixth.

 

MIDDLESADERS START THEIR YEAR 2-0

       The Bound Brook Middle School begain their first week of the season with two wins against Franklin and Branchburg. The team looked good as they only gave up one pin in all the matches. But that said there is a long way to go. They wrestle in the Community School Gym (St. Joes) if you ever want to come see them and the schedule is now posted. 

Glasgow named Chadron Athlete of the week

Other college wrestlers continue to shine 

     Sean Glasgow was named the Chadron State Athlete of the week after winning the Wisconsin Open. He went 4-0 in the tournament and defeated the third ranked wrestler in the Division II Super Region 2 James Wimer of Findlay University 10-2 in the finals of 149 Lbs. He is now 11-1 on the year.

               Congrats Sean! 

        Rob Murray continues to wrestle well as he is well over a 100 victories in his college career now with a pin over his opponent in a match against Hunter College.

         Zach Vatalare went 4-0 in matches in Kentucky, while Andrew Gombas and Josh Ugalde are currently tending to injuries. 

Glasgow wins Wyoming Cowboy Open

      Many former Bound Brook wrestlers began the college wrestling season these past two weeks and two won titles. 

        SEAN GLASGOW- Won the Amatuer division of the Wyoming Cowboy Open at 157 Lbs. for Chadron State with a 4-0 record on the day. Included in those four wins were two major decisions and defeated Landon Knutzen of Grand Valley State in the finals by a 5-3.

        ZACH VATALARE- Won the Fall Brawl while also wrestling 157 Lbs. for the University of Michigan wrestling club. He had a dominating day with two tech falls and major decision.

        ROB MURRAY- Rob placed fourth for Stevens  with a 4-2 record at the Ithaca Tournament at 125 Lbs.  Rob had two tech falls and a decision before falling to Bobby Jordan  of Johnson and Wales and formally Woodbridge High School by a 5-4 score. He then fell in the third place match to Ferdinand Mase of Ithaca, who defeated prior in the tournament.

       ANDREW GOMBAS- Was 2-2 on the Kings College Open for the University of Scranton at 174 Lbs. His loss placing out of the tournament was to Pete Hillburn of Rogers Williams and formally of Roselle Park High School.

       TYLER AWTRY- Tyler wrestled in the Souteast Open unattached at 133 Lbs. and had a 1-2 record on the day. His most outstanding accomplishment was beating a wrestler with a monster mullet. 

2016-17 Preliminary High Schedule Posted

      A varied schedule with wrestling in multiple States wil confront the high school wrestling team this upcoming season. Some of the old friends return with Crusaders returning to the Powerade in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania as well as a new competition called the Wrangle in the Plains in scenic Schenectady, New York. This tournament will offer top notch competition for our best wrestlers while another tournament will offer our lesser wrestlers the appropriate level of competition.

       Another new and exciting competition will be the South Jersey Duals at Kingsway high school two days before Christmas. The Crusaders could face great teams like Delbarton, Delsea, Southern Regional and Don Bosco in this one day competition. A final fun note will be the Crusaders being the first match in the "new pit" at Phillisburg right after the New Year.

      As usual there may be more matches posted later which we will post as soon as we know that information. The schedule can be accessed by highlighting the label on the left which says 'Schedule'.

 

Glasgow to compete at Rutgers

       Stephan Glasgow's hometown school came calling and he couldn't say no, as he accepted a full scholarship f