Team Information

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Welcome to SJR Wrestling, home of the Green Knights.

Follow us here for more information and updates on our wrestling team and activities that the team is involved in throughout the year.

News and Updates:

12/27 & 12/28/19: Bergen County Coaches Association Tournament

SJR finished in 1st place as a Team at the BCCA’s this year. We also had 5 Champions (Bierdumpfel 132, Cetta 138, Dellagatta 145, S. Sgambellone 152, Mullen 285) on the podium. Toranzo at 220 took 2nd, Fricchione took 3rd and M. Sgambellone took 6th. Great wrestling by all the Green Knights!

12/22/19: Beast of the East Wrestling Tournament

Congratulations to our Green Knights that placed at Beast of the East this weekend!

Freshman Jimmy Mullen took 5th place at heavyweight, Sophomore Alex Almeyda took 6th place and Junior Mike Cetta took 8th place!

10/30/19: Wrestling Registration Meeting

Wrestling Registration Parent Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 30th at 6:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Please be on time, one parent must attend.

09/21/19: SJR All Sports /Arts Beefsteak

On September 21st, SJR hosted its First Annual All Sports / Arts Beefsteak at the school. Participants from all sports were in attendance. Showing support for the Wrestling Team were the Coaching Staff, Past Alumni, Current Parents and Long Time Supporters of the program! It was a fun night had by all, lots of great prizes in our Tricky Tray baskets, beautiful designer purses at our Pocketbook wheel and delectable wines at our Wine Pull. We had great Silent Auction prizes along with our Live Auction offerings as well.

We are looking forward to another great event next year, be on the lookout for details – you won’t want to miss this one next year!

03/02/19 – NJ State Tournament

Congratulations to Sammy Alvarez, NJ State Champion.

Joe Manno and Justin Bierdumpfel finished their podium runs taking 5th place! Congratulations Joe and Justin!

Sammy Alvarez – NJ State Champion!
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Justin Bierdumpfel 5th Place

02/22/19 – 02/23/19 Region 1 Results:

Congratulations to 7 of our Green Knights who placed yesterday at Regions and punched their ticket to Atlantic City!!

Sammy Alvarez 1st; Joe Manno 1st; Craig Manno 2nd; Jack Farinaro 2nd; Justin Bierdumpfel 2nd; Stefano Sgambellone 2nd and JC SanJuan 3rd.

02/15/19 – 02/16/19: District 1 Results:

District 1 Team Champions!!! SJR wrestled awesome, 10 kids on the podium, 6 champs! Here are our place winners going to Regions:

Joe Manno 1st; Justin Bierdumpfel 1st; Sammy Alvarez 1st; Mike Cetta 2nd; Craig Manno 2nd; Stefano Sgambellone 1st; JC SanJuan 1st; Jack Farinaro 1st; Scott Schlett 2nd and
Devin Stapleton 3rd.

01/05-01/06/19: Sam Cali Battle for the Belt Invitational 

SJR Wrestling had 3 place winners at this years event, Jack Farinaro took 4th place, Sammy Alvarez and Mike Toranzo took 6th place. Devin Stapleton and Scott Schlett lost in the blood rounds. Congratulations to our Green Knights who came home with medals.

12/27-28/18: Bergen County Coaches Association Holiday Tournament: 

After a 20 year drought, SJR came out on top and took the Team 1st Place trophy at the BCCA’s this week. St. Joe’s last time taking 1st place was in 1998 so this victory was long overdue! We had 11 Green Knights on the podium this year and it was a show for all with SJR leading the team scoring by well over 40 points.  Congratulations to our Champions – Joe Manno (106), Justin Bierdumpfel (120) and Sammy Alvarez (132). We also want to recognize the other knights who pushed their way through the brackets and got on the podium – Jack Farinaro (2nd – 170), Mike Toranzo (2nd – 220), Stefano Sgambellone (3rd – 152), Mike Cetta (4th – 138), Craig Manno (6th – 145), Scott Schlett (6th – 195), and Erich Sidle (8th – 285).

BCCA 1st Place Champions
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BCCA Champs – 20 year drought is over!

12/14/18: Kingsway Duals: SJR Wrestling had our first dual meet of the season. After their team prayer, the boys were ready to wrestle.

The Green Knights were 3-1 today, here are the scores from the Dual Matches.

SJR 43  vs.  Brother Martin, LA 22

SJR 62  vs.  Sun Valley, PA 15

SJR 22  vs.  Pope John, NJ 50

SJR 39  vs.  St. Augustine, NJ 30

Next match will be Beast of the East this coming weekend.

12/06/18:  Season Opener

Our 2018/19 Season is underway and we will be starting our season at the Kingsway Duals next weekend. We have a strong team of returning sophomores and juniors who will be grooming the new freshman on the team. Our returning seniors Sammy Alvarez, Craig Manno, and Kevin Davis have been strong leaders in the room and sharing their expectations with their teammates to win some Championships this year.  Best of Luck to our Green Knights for a season filled with victories!

Please check our schedule page to see the most updated schedule for the season.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

12/01/18: College Visits

Juniors Jordan Iannone, Stefano Sgamballone and Justi Bierdumpfel spent an afternoon at UPenn, they had a great experience.

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09/28/18: Parent Meeting for Wrestling Team (10/13 @ 11am)

We have scheduled our pre-season parent meeting for Saturday, October 13th at 11:00 am in the school cafeteria. The wrestler and at least 1 parent must attend this meeting. UA Reps will be on site to take wrestler’s gear orders. They will also accept orders from parents that want to order wrestling apparel.

This year’s Wrestling Program Fee is $450.00, this includes the gear package (bag added) plus a team singlet that the wrestler will get to keep at the end of the season.

Any questions on the parent meeting or team fees, please contact Vickie Sidle at 845-536-0567 or vickisidle@yahoo.com.

6/21/18: SJR Wrestling Summer Camp: 

Please check out our Events page for Summer Camp information on this years wrestling summer camp.

6/18/18: Damion Logan has been hired as the new Athletic Director at SJR replacing the retiring Tony Karcich. Read all about the transition in Damion’s words in the linked article below.

06/03/2018: Graduation

Congratulations to our Seniors who graduated today. Brian Sidle, Garrett Beam, Joe Napoleone and Nick Cimillo. Brian will be going to RWU, Garrett will be attending ASU,  Joe will attend ROTC and RIC and Nick will be attending TCNJ. Wishing you the best of luck at your next stop – college!

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3/27/18: All County Dinner

Congratulations to Senior Brian Sidle and Junior Sammy Alvarez for being recognized for First Team All-County. They attended their dinner last night to receive their awards. Great work Green Knights!

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We also want to congratulate Senior Garrett Beam and Junior Craig Manno for making 2nd Team All County and Freshman Jack Farinaro for making 3rd Team All County. We are very proud of our boys!

3/23-3/25 NHSCA Nationals

We would like to Congratulate 3 of our Freshman on becoming All Americans this weekend. Scott Schlett took 4th, Jack Farinaro took 5th and Mike Toranzo took 6th. All of our other SJR wrestlers made it to blood rounds just 1 match from placing in round of 16. All of them wrestled really well and this was a great experience for all of them. #WeAreSJR and we are proud of our All Americans!!!

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3/5/18: NJSIAA State Tournament

Congratulations to Sammy Alvarez for placing 2nd and Garrett Beam for placing 3rd. A shout out to Brian Sidle who made it to the quarterfinals, one match from placing.

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A great showing by our boys who made it to the big show for the first time. We took 7th place as a team as well!

2/24/18: Region 1 Results – 7 Green Knights placed this weekend! Awesome work by our young men. Champions Garret Beam and Sammy Alvarez, 3rd Place finisher Brian Sidle, 4th place finishers Craig Manno, Jordan Iannone, Stefano Sgambellone and Mike Toranzo

2/21/18: Regions 1st Round – all 4 wrestlers in the first round won their matches and advance to Friday’s round. Congratulations to Mike Reardon with a 14-3 maj.dec. over Matt Guerra, Craig Manno for his 14-4 maj.dec. over Kenny Spadaccini, Scott Schlett for his Pin at 1:03 against Evan Kinsey and Brian Sidle for his maj.dec. 16-2 against Jon Thorpe.

2/17/18: District 4 Champs (by score) -although we were ineligible to claim this title due to errors made at the beginning of the season with waivers, the SJR Green Knights racked up 291.5 team points, more than double the Pompton Lakes team who claimed the title with 126 points. It was an unfortunate circumstance but we know who the true winners are!  The Green Knights started with 14 wrestlers, 13 of whom made it to the finals! At the end of the day, 9 Champions (Alvarez, Iannone, Cetta, Sgambellone, Farinaro, Monte, Napoleone, Beam and Toranzo)  and 4 runner-ups (Reardon, Manno, Schlett, and Sidle) dominated the event! #WeAreSJR.

Here we come Region 1 – be ready for us!

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1/27/18: Peter Caruso Tournament, Mahopac, NY

Our team took 1st place at today’s tournament and the following wrestlers placed in the finals and consi rounds:
Alvarez 1st        Sidle 1st            Napoleone 1st        Toranzo 1st
Farinaro 2nd     Iannone 3rd      Reardon 3rd            Sgambellone 3rd
Schlett 3rd        Monte 5th

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01/26/18: Senior Night and Past, Present, Future ceremony. Awesome turnout and great to meet so many wrestling alumni. Congratulations to seniors Brian Sidle, Garrett Beam, Nick Cimillo and Joe Napoleone!!

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01/14/18: Sam Cali Invitational – SJR Wrestling took first place as a team at this event. We had 11 wrestlers entered and 7 place winners overall with 2 Champs. Brian Sidle (285), Garrett Beam (182) took 1st place belts home. Joe Napoleone (170) took 2nd, Mike Cetta (126) took 3rd, Craig Manno (138) took 4th, Jack Farinaro and Stefano Sgambellone took 6th!!

01/06/18: Anthracite Duals – Lansford, PA: St. Joe’s took 1st place this year with a 5-0 record. Last year St. Joe’s was 0-5 leaving this tournament, 2018 is bringing new champs and new trophies home!

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12/29/17: Garrett Beam wins his 100th Varsity Match in the finals at BCCA! Congratulations to Garrett – keep up the hard work!!

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12/28-29:  Bergen County Coaches Association Tournament: St. Joe’s came to wrestle. 7 wrestlers make it to the semis, 5 went to the finals and 3 took first place! SJR came home with 3rd place as a team.

Team Photo at BCCA 2017

Congratulations to our 1st place Champs: Sammy Alvarez (120), Stefano Sgambellone (132) and Garrett Beam (182).

BCCA Champs 2017

Congratulations to our 2nd place winners: Craig Manno (138), Brian Sidle (285)

Congratulations to Mike Cetta for taking 4th, Jack Farinaro and Mike Toranzo for both taking 7th.

12-16 & 12-17-17: Beast of the East Tournament

Congratulations to Sammy Alvarez for taking 4th place and Garrett Beam for taking 6th place at Beast of the East in Delaware.

11-30-17: Wrestling Room Completed – Ready for practice on Monday!

10-22-17:  Freakshow Tournament in Las Vegas:  We want to congratulate Brian Sidle (Heavyweight) and Garrett Beam (170#) for taking 1st Place in their divisions and Craig Manno (138#) for taking 6th Place in his division this weekend! Great job boys!

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