Bound Brook Wrestling: Welcome






      The Crusaders wiped off the rust on Friday in beautiful Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and are currently in second place at the first ever Flo-Excalibur Tournament. National Prep Champs Wyoming Seminary has a commanding lead with 126 points and 12 semi-finalists while the Crusaders only have 94 points and seven semi-finalists. The Crusader semi-finalists are Joe Casey, Nick Accetta, Mekhi Lewis, Stephan Glasgow, Sean Glasgow, Andrew Gombas and Abe Saavedra.

       Nick Accetta had two pins on the day, while Joe Casey got his career off to a fast start with a first period fall. 

      Although only seven Crusaders are in the semi-finals, nine other Crusaders of the nineteen wrestler contingent will finish in the top eight of the tournament. Some guys who rebound nicely Today after a falling into the loser's bracket were Anthony Lopez, Travis Hays, Mike Borja and Ryan Galdamez.

       While certainly the Crusaders didn't wrestle their best or have reached theright weights yet, the team showed some good spunk and are giving the coaches plenty to work on in pratice!  Besides it's the first weekend, you've got to be a little patient.

       Wrestling continues Tomorrow at 9:30 A.M. with the finals being broadcast on Flowrestling at 1 P.M. You can follow the brackets. The tournament can be followed at this link: 

         Here are each wrestler's record on the day:

106 Joe Casey 1-0
113 Anthony Lopez 1-1
120 No Wrestler
126 Tyler Macintosh 2-1
132 Nick Accetta 2-0
      Garrett Beam 2-1
138 Mekhi Lewis 2-0
      Matt Duarte 1-2 
145 Stephan Glasgow 2-0
152 Sean Glasgow 2-0
       Travis Hays 2-1
160 Andrew Gombas 2-0
       George Walton 2-1
170 Josue Sandoval 1-2
182 Aaron Saavedra 2-1
195 Abe Saavedra 1-0
220 Mike Borja 2-1
285 Ryan Galdamez 2-1
       Stephen Wisniewski 0-2 



Due to Don Bosco's gym not being available next Tuesday night the match has been canceled (Funny fact, it would be canceLLed if we were in England). We are trying to re-schedule the match for a later date. Please adjust your schedules accordingly and we will let you know the new date, once we are aware of same. Thank you for your patience while we fly thorugh some turbulance and please keep your seat belts fastened at all times.


12, I mean 13 Days of Christmas

is here!

         Today starts the 12 days, errr 13 days of Christmas to benefit the Bound Brook wrestler's trips to Minnesota and Pennsylvania. If you would like to help just see any wrestler as it's a chance to win some really great prizes. Only 12 are listed, but we have a 13th of a salon day at the Gatsby Salon courtesy of Marzena Grabowska. If you don't know where any wrestlers are you can contact Marty Gleason at (732) 627-0110 or to get in on the give-away. Each day we will pick a ticket at 5:15 and post the winner here and on our Facebook page.

Here are the prizes:

December 12th Bound Brook Wrestling Gear (Value $150.00)-MIKE FREEMAN

December 13th Shop Rite Gift Certificate (Value $200.00)-JOCELYN ACCETTA

December 14th 32" Flat Screen T.V. (Value $300.00)-MARC DeMARCO

December 15th Delivery of mulch spread by the wrestlers (Value $600.00)-JIM GILLIGAN

December 16th A Gift Certificate to Girasole (Value $100.00)- GEORGE & KATHLEEN PRYIAIS

December 16th A second suprise give away, you don't know what you've won until you pick it up!(Value $300.00)- JAY MILDENBERG

December 17th Estate Planning Package (Value $500.00)- FRANK NORTHUP 

December 18th Gift Certificate to Efingers and three month membership to Elipse Fitness (Value $200.00)- PEDRO BONILIA

December 19th Gift Certificates for a great night out (Value $150.00)- KIM PATULLO 

December 20th X-Box One with Assassin's Creed (Value $350.00)

December 21st A selection of power tools (Value $300.00)

December 22nd 50" Flat Screen T.V. (Value $500.00)

December 23rd A trip to the Clash or $500.00 Cash

December 23rd Bonus Give-away Gift Certificate to the Gatsby Salon (Value $150.00) 

Middlesaders go to 2-0

        The Bound Brook Middle School wrestlers raised their record to 2-0 this week when they defeated Perth Amboy Middle School by a 68-33 score. Pinners included Jeremy Lamberty, Kevin Rosales, Lorenzo Norman, Stephanie Andrade, Nathan Roman, Jose Gonzalez, Mason Horsbaugh, Chris Rivera, David Ugalde and Joe DeFazio.

           They have their first home match next Tuesday against Princeton in the Smalley Thunderdome. If you want to see some real wrestling action I suggest you make yourself free at 4 P.M.!


        If you plan on attending the State wrestling tournament there is a pre-sale on tickets right now at Ticketmaster. You have buy tickets for all the rounds and we BB peeps have been trying to buy tickets in section 220. Other tickets are going on sale on Friday at box office, but I don't know where those seats will be located.


        The Bound Brook Middle School won their first match of the season on Tuesday when they defeated Monroe Middle School by a exciting 36-30 score. In what was a exciting match the score was tied going into the last bout of the day and Joe DeFazio delivered a fall for the Middlesaders to deliver the victory.

          Coach Kakas was very proud and said: "We won."   In what looks like one of the better matches of the meet was had by Stephanie Andrade who was down 2-0 going into the third period, but scored a reversal and back points for the 5-3 victory. The Crusaders had five pins in the match. I have posted the Middlesaders schedule on the schedule page. If you have some time, catch a match at the Smalley Thunderdome, it's a lot of fun. Here is the box score without weights as they matched up the kids by weight:

McCabe-M d. Avecedo-BB 7-1
Meola-BB  p. Tharney-M 
S. Andrade-BB d. Otlowski-M 5-2 
Norman-BB p. Cimmino-M
Profaci-M p. Horsburg-BB
Bilardo-M p. Roman-BB
Gonzales-BB d. Byrum-M 4-2
O'Hare-BB p. A. Andrade-BB
Murillo-BB p. DeVito-M
Weikel-M d. Ugalde-BB 6-1
McCabe-M p. Rosales-BB
Matly-BB p. Richards-M
DeFazio-BB p. Arif-M 


Ed Zabrycki:

The Lost All American

          Please allow this next story to act as a apology and salute our lost Division I All American Ed Zaybrycki who placed fourth in the 1956 NCAA Division I  Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City. After placing second in the State Tournament in 1950 for BBHS at 166 Lbs. Ed moved on to the United States Naval Academy and in 1955 he placed fourth in the EIWA Wrestling Championships for the Academy. In 1956 he placed second in the EIWA's at 177 lbs. losing to Ed Dewitt of Pittsburgh.

          He traveled to the NCAA's in Oklahoma City where he lost his first match to eventual runner-up Roy Minter of  Minnesota State by a 9-4. However, because Roy kept winning Ed qualified for the losers bracket in his first match he defeated Gilbert Masec of Purdue, then he defeated Bill Smoot of Oklahoma State before losing to future Uninversity of Iowa Coach Gary Kurdelmeier. Interesting fact, the weight class that year was won by and dominated by uber-legend Dan Hodge.

           If anyone knows Mr. Zabrycki, please tell him I'm sorry! 

Taffur named Assistant Coach at F&M

         Last week we told you about how Josh Ugalde committed to the University of Maryland and how Bound Brook has a long history in College Park. A week later Nestor Taffur will continue a relationship Bound Brook wrestling has with the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and a small liberal arts college with one NCAA Division I sport. That school is Franklin and Marshall and they have hired Bound Brook and Boston University Alumnus Nestor Taffur as their new Assistant Coach.

        Although a Division III school in all sports except wrestling and with a total population of around 1900 students, F&M has had a long tradition in Division I wrestling. One of their most legendary coaches is Charlie Mayser who after coaching at F&M went on to start the wrestling program at Iowa State.  Some other noted coaches include Rich Lorenzo who then went on to Penn State and Mark Faller who coached the Banach Brothers of University of Iowa fame while they were in high school.

         But F&M also has a Bound Brook connection as a few Crusaders have wrestled and graduated from F&M (One of whom a know better then anyone!) and even previous head coach Pete Schyuler gave F&M his best.

         Hopefully, Nestor can parlay his coaching position there to bigger and better things as he wishes to continue in the world of wrestling as a competitor and coach. Things look on the upswing in Lancaster as the team just received a 5 Million Dollar endowment from a former wrestler and had their first All American since the 1980's this season with Rich Durso who returns this year to be coached by Nest. Plus the City of Lancaster has been voted one of the five hippest small cities in the United States  in some internet article I read lately.

          Seems like Nest put himself in a good situation. Good Luck Nest! 

Ugalde commits to be a Terp

           Joshua Uglade gave a verbal commitment to the newest Big 10 member University of Maryland to continue his wrestling career in 2015-16. Josh is a senior Captain at Bound Brook and two time State place winner. The Terps led by Kerry McCoy who is a multiple time NCAA Champion at Penn State and had a NCAA Runner up last year with Jimmy "Headlock" Sheptock. They feature a few New Jersey wrestlers on their roster including for Hillsborough State place winner T.J. Guidice. 

            However, Josh isn't the first Bound Brook wrestler to attend Maryland. In the 1950's there was a Bound Brook to University of Maryland pipeline as Mike Sandusky, Sal Amato, Mario Gentile and Tom Sinibaldi all went from the mats of Bound Brook to the mats at Maryland. Seems it was a beneficial relationship as Amato became a ACC Champion and Sandusky was a All American in wrestling and football for the terps. Meanwhile, Sinibaldi played right next to current Rutgers Offinsive Coordinator Ralph Friedgen on the Terp offensive line. 

           So, Josh looks to be Bound Brook's second NCAA All American at Maryland. Congratulations Josh, now go win that State title.

Preliminary schedule now posted

       The preliminary schedule for the upcoming season has been posted to the schedule icon to the left. I think you will see it's a pretty tough schedule this year with the addition of our new conference opponents and the addition of the Wyoming Seminary Tournament. Of course it is subject to change so stay tuned!