A BIG YEAR!
March 5 - Congratulations to Coach Bell, Coaches and Wrestlers on being recognized as New Jersey's #1 Team. Further, Congratulations to state silver medlaists: Robert Howard, Gerard Angelo and Shane Griffith and state bronze medalists Nick Kayal, Carmen Ferrante and Chris Foca!
THREE Crusade to Sunday's State Finals
March 5 - GOOD LUCK TO Robert Howard (113); Gerald Angelo (138) and Shane Griffith (152)
BC Sends 5 Wrestlers to Semi-finals in Atlantic City
March 4 -
106 lbs – Nick Kayal
126 lbs – Carmen Ferante
160 lbs – Chris Foca
BC Sends 9 Wrestlers Through to States in Atlantic City
Coach Bell's crew has strong showing wtih 7 Finalists in Region 2 in Mount Olive.
Congratulations to Region 2 Champions:
106 lbs – Nick Kayal
113 lbs – Robert Howard
126 lbs – Carmen Ferante
138 lbs – Gerald Angelo
152 lbs – Shane Griffith
Congratulation to Region 2 Silver Medalists:
160 lbs – Chris Foca
170 lbs – Anthony Asatrian
Congratulations to Region 2 Bronze Medalist:
285 lbs - Jordan Michalski
Congratulations to Region 2 State Qualifiers:
120 lbs – Richard Halal
182 lbs – Sage Mosco
The Streak Continues: Bergen Wins 28th Consecutive District Championship.
February 18 - Lenape Valley - Congratulations to Bergen's 7 district champs: Nick Kayal (106), Robert Howard (113), Carmen Ferrante (126), Gerard Angelo (138), Shane Griffith (152) Chris Foca (160) Anthony Asatrian (170) and, Sage Mosco (182). <<MORE>>
Crusader Wrestlers Continue to Make History. Program becomes 4th in NJSIAA History to Win 11 Group Championships.
February 12 - Toms River - BC rolled over St. Augustine Prep to its 11th NJSIAA Non-Public "A" Championship. Only Paulsboro (29), Philipsburg (20) and Camden Catholic (14) have won more than Bergen. This also marks BC's 6th consecutive Group Championship (2012-Present), tying Phillipsburg's streak from 1995-2000. This streak ranks 4th, behind the only longer streaks: Paulsboro (25), Camden Catholic (9), Paul VI and Kittatinny (7). BC has the LONGEST CURRENT STREAK IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. Congratulations to Coach Bell and the entire program on this historic accomplishment. <<MORE>> <<BOX SCORE>> <<TEAM STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS PROGRAM 2017>>
NINETEEN!!! BC Brings Home 6th Consecutive and 19th Overall North Sectional Championship
February 10 - Morristown - Delbarton's Green Wave gave the Crusaders a fantastic match, putting up 23 points, but Crusader wrestlers did exactly what was needed to come away with a 28-23 victory. This secured the school's 6th consecutive NPA North Sectional Championship. The streak began in 2011-2012 and with 12 of 14 wrestlers penned to return, Coach Bell's "New Team" took down NJ's #2 ranked team, and the tournament top seed on the road. <<MORE>> <<BOX SCORE>>
Crusader Grapplers Lock Sectional Finals in their Sites
February 8 - BC took care of business, dispatching Pope John XXIII of Sparta 51-18. The Crusaders will travel to Morristown and take on top-seeded Delbarton in the 2017 No. Sectional Finals on Friday, February 8 at 7:00 pm. <<MORE>>
Bergen Pins Down State Quarterfinals
February 6 - Alex Naddeo and his dad, former BC Region Champion for BC, Justin '92 and was impressed with the speed of this evening's event. This victory (70-9) overr Paramus Catholic propels BC to the state semifinal at the Hoehl Gymnasium.
Nationally-ranked Foes Grapple in Oradell
January 29 - Oradell - Chris Foca and Shane Griffith recorded pins for Bergen Catholic, ranked #10 in the country) as BC fell to #8-ranked, Wyoming Seminary 25-38. <<MORE>>
#1 Bergen Takes Down #18 Don Bosco Prep 41-27
January 25 - Ramsey - Bergen took down one of its toughest in-state opponents on Wednesday, visiting the Ironmen of Don Bosco Prep. Robert Howard, Gerard Angelo and Shane Griffith recorded pins for the scarlet and gold. Griffith and Nick Kaylal each won their twenty-first bouts of the season to lead the team. <<MORE>>
Crusaders Maintain #1 Ranking <<MORE>>
Crusaders Wrestling Takes 5th Place at Who's #1 Duals <<MORE>>
January 22 - The Crusaders finished 2-2 at the Who's #1 Duals in Philadelphia. Shane Griffith posted the best record for BC individually, going 4-0 and recording two pins along the way. Wade Unger recorded 3 decisions against one loss as did Nick Kayal, Robert Howard, Chris Foca and Anthony Astarian who all added bonus points along the way.
Meet Bergen Catholic's #1 Ranked Wrestling Team <<MORE>>
BC Takes Down #19 DePaul Catholic 38-22
January 18 - Wayne - <<MORE>>
Bergen Reverses Course with Two MLK Day Victories
January 16 - Hoehl Gymnasium hosted three matches on Monday, two including the host Crusaders who defeated two strong Non-Public "A" opponents soundly. First up was Holy Spirit HS from Absecon and the Crusaders went on to a 54-15 victory. <<MORE>>
Pope John XXIII from Sparta was next up for the Crusaders and BC reached the 100 point mark for the day, recording a 50-13 victory over the Lions. <<MORE>>
Clovis Catches BC with Last Five Bouts 30-29
January 13 - BC had wrestled strong through 9 bouts, building a 29-6 lead over California power, Clovis HS. But Clovis came roaring back, winning the last 5 bouts and taking a 30-29 victory, perhaps their most significant trophy on their NJ road trip, back to Cali. <<MORE>>
Crusader Matters Pin PCT 59-4
January 11 -
BC moves to 2-0 and remains New Jersey's top team. Chris Foca and Anthony Astarian both recorded pins in under one minute to lead the Crusaders' five-pin effort. <<MORE>>
JANUARY 7 - WRESTLING VS. ST. PETER'S PREP - POSTPONED DUE TO ANTICIPATED WEATHER.
Crusader Nationally Ranked #7 Intermat and #8 Flowrestling in Young Season
January 6 -
The following wrestlers are ranked nationally: 106 lbs. Robert Howard #9 Intermat, #4 Flowrestling; 138 lbs. Gerard Angelo #14 Intermat, #17 Flowrestling; 152 lbs. Shane Griffith #8 Intermat, #6 Flowrestling; 160 lbs. Chris Foca #19 Intermat, #18 Flowrestling; 195 lbs. Josh McKenzie #12 Flowrestling. <<MORE>>
Crusaders Pin Down Paladins in Season Opener
January 3, Oradell -
Bergen Catholic jumped off to a strong start, living up to its NJ #1 billing vs. Paramus Catholic on Wednesday. Crusader wrestlers recorded 10 victories by PinFall in a 69-9 victory. <<MORE>>
BC Finishes 10th of 110 at PowerAde in PA.
December 30, Cannonsburg, PA -
Shane Griffith and Chris Foca brought home bronzes and Nick Kayal and Carmen Ferrante finished 4th at the 50th Annual PowerAde Tournament. Despite a short-handed roster, Bergen wrestlers grabbed a 10th place finish in their first appearance in this event! <<MORE>>
Crusaders Currently 16th at 50th Annual PowerAde Tournament
December 29, Canonsburg, PA -
Shane Griffith and Carmen Feranti lead the way for BC as they are set in the semi0finals. Richard Halal, Nick Kaylal and Chris Foca are wrestling back in the Consolation Brackets. <<MORE>>
Bergen Starts Season Strong with 3rd Place Finish at the Beast!December 17-18, Newark, DE
- The 2016-2017 Started very strong as a line-up with only one senior scrapped its way to a 3rd Place Finish at the prestigious, Beast of the East. 110 teams competed in the field as Bergen finished behind only Blair Academy (NJ) and Bethlehem Catholic (PA). The 13 Crusaders finished the tournaemnt with a combined .647 winning percentage going 44-24 as a unit. 8 of 13 Crusaders posted winning records at the Beast, highlighted by Gerard Angelo (138) and Shane Griffith (152) placing 2nd, Robert Howard (113) 3rd, Chris Foca (160) 5th, Nick Kayal (106) 7th and Carmen Ferrante (126) 8th. <<MORE>>