December 31, 2011
By Cory K. Doviak
NJS.com Editorial Director
Eric McMullen gave North Bergen its third BCCA champ and he was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler for his win at 195.
SUFFERN -- Trailing Bergen Catholic by two points heading into the final round of the BCCA George Jockish Holiday Tournament at Rockland County Community College, Don Bosco Prep needed some help to come out as the team champion. Paramus freshman John Trovato provided it by winning a 3-2 decision over BC's Tyler Casamenti at 106 pounds and then the Ironmen took care of business on the matt as two of its three finalists -- Sal Mastriani (152) and freshman Zach Chakonis (220) -- took first place and propelled Don Bosco to earn the team title, 191-189, over second place BC. Emerson/Park Ridge, which was in in the mix heading into the final, settled for third place and the Group 1 championship.
We have a match by match break down of the finals below and we will add to our coverage all week. We have interviews with all of the BCCA champs and will wrap up the whole tournament on the next edition of The Wrestling Show, which will be available late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. We will have multiple guests as we break down in full the tournament of 2011. In the meantime, you can catch up on previous espisodes of The Wrestling Show on our MULTIMEDIA PAGE and check out the weight-class by weight- class break downs below.
BCCA GEORGE JOCKISH HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT FINALS
106 -- Travoto makes the seedings a trivial matter
113 -- North Bergen's Gonzalez makes it two in a row
120 -- Giraldo gives North Bergen back-to-back, back-to back champs
126 -- Joskowitz records only finals pin in overtime win
132 -- Schneider helps his team by helping himself to BCCA title
138 -- Boyle overcomes early deficit to grab first title
145 -- Highlands' Gravina is on the march toward history
152 -- Mastriani adds a third title to his list of accomplishments
160 -- Sebastian is nationally ranked and locally dominant
170 -- Strength + conditioning = BCCA title for BC's Kruklinski
182 -- Loughlin defeats an old foe to win first title
195 -- In the marquee match, McMullen comes out ahead
220 -- Chakonis wins two titles; one for himself and one for Don Bosco Prep
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