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2014 Wrestling Roster

Name Year Height Weight High School Weight Class
Michael Amaro  FR.  5'10" 197 lbs.  St. Mary's 197 
Kevin Cruz  FR.  6'1" 285 lbs.  Clifton 285  
Wesley Dwyer  FR.   5'10 1/2" 183 lbs.  Hackensack 183 
Michael Franco-Senchi SO.    5'5" 133 lbs.  Teaneck 133
William Holguin FR.  5'6"  147 lbs.  Ridgefield Park 149
Devry Mariano SO.  6'1" 

186 lbs. 

Lodi 186 
Jonathan Melendez FR.  5'2"  122 lbs.  Kearny 122 
Steven Orlic SO.  5'6"  149 lbs.  Becton Regional 149 
Christian Rohn SO.  5'8 1/2"  206 lbs.  Lakeland Regional 206 

2014 Wrestling Schedule

Day Date Team Location Time
Sun. Jan.12 SUNY-Sullivan Co. CC w/Muhlenberg University  Away 11am
Wed. Jan.15 U.S.M.A Prep School w/Stony Brook University  Home 6:30pm
Sat. Jan.18 College of Mt. St. Vincent Tournament  Away 9:30am
Sat. Jan.25 Gloucester CC w/Middlesex CC  Away 12:00
Sat. Feb. 1 University of Scranton  Away 12:00
Sun. Feb. 2 Yeshiva University w/West Chester University  Away TBA
Sat. Feb.15 Eastern District II Tournament at Darton College, GA Away   
Thurs. Feb.27 NJCAA Nationals Away  
Fri. Feb.28 NJCAA Nationals Away  
Sat. Mar. 1 NJCAA Nationals at Spokane, WA Away  


Head Coach Ed Kochajki -

Bergen Community College assistant wrestling coach Ed Kochakji was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Wrestling Hall of Fame on February 25 at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota.

He served as the head wrestling coach at Bergen from 1977 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2004. He returned to the College in 2009 and has been the assistant coach for the past three seasons.

During his career, Kochakji coached 40 NJCAA All-Region and All-Garden State Athletic Conference wrestlers, four NJCAA All-Americans, including 2004 National Champion and current Bergen Head Wrestling Coach Mike Massenzio, and many national qualifiers. In 2004, the team placed fifth at the NJCAA Division III National Tournament.

Kochakji has received various awards and honors including a Special Recognition Award from the Garden State Athletic Conference for more than 100 wins in September 1991. That same year, he received the Bergen County Coaches Association Century Victory Award (also for more than 100 wins). In addition, the Record voted him one of the “Top Ten NJ High School Wrestlers” in February 2000 and honored him as “Top NJ High School Wrestler” of the 1960s.

             Bergen CC Men's Wrestling All-Americans


Year Name               All American Finish               Weight Class
2014 Mike Amaro Seventh Place 197 lbs. 
2013 Jeff Rottigen Eighth Place 133 lbs. 
2011 Frankie BuenaFuente Third Place 149 lbs.
2004 Mike Massenzio First Place 184 lbs.
2004 Mike Massenzio Second Place 184 lbs.
1983 Tim Doherty First Team 190 lbs.
1982 Robert Young Third Place 158 lbs.

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Mike Amaro Student-Athlete of the Month - February 2014

Mar 6, 2014 • by jorge hernandez • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NJCAA TV • Tagged
Paramus, NJ - Bergen Community College athletic department announces their Student-Athlete of the Month for February.   Sophomore Wrester, Mike Amaro (Clifton), earns BCC Student-Athlete of the Month for his performance in the month of February.  His overall record of 11-2 in the 1 More

Mike Amaro NJCAA All-American Medalist

Mar 3, 2014 • by jorge hernandez • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NJCAA TV • Tagged
Paramus, NJ-  Bergen Community College's Mike Amaro (Clifton,NJ) earns 7th place in the NJCAA Wrestling National Tournament.   Amaro's seventh place finish earns him NJCAA All-American honors.  He finished the tournament 5-2 and wrestled at the 197 lbs. weight More

Pak (Gloucester) and Amaro (Bergen) are Wrestling All-Americans

Mar 1, 2014 • Rowan College at Gloucester County
NJCAA TV • Tagged
NJCAA Region 19 congratulates Dan Pak (Gloucester CC) and Michael Amaro (Bergen CC) on earning NJCAA All-American status at the NJCAA National Wrestling Championships in Spokane, Washington. Both will compete on Saturday, March 1st with a chance to finish as high as third place in their res More

2014 NJCAA Wrestling Tournament

Feb 21, 2014 • by jorge hernandez • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NJCAA TV • Tagged
Paramus, NJ-  The Bulldogs receive great news from The NJCAA.  Two of Bergen's wrestlers will be traveling to Holyoke, WA to compete in the 2014 NJCAA National Tournament on February 28 and March 1st.  The two wrestlers earning a spot are Mike Amaro and Steven Orlic. Mike A More

Bergen at Yeshiva University

NJCAA TV • Tagged
Paramus, NJ-  On February 2nd, The Bulldogs finished their regular season by defeating Yeshiva Universiyt by the score of 42-9.  The wrestling team has finished the regular 2014 season with an 5-4 overall record . Bergen will now prepare to travel to Albany, Georgia on February More

Mt. Saint Vincent Tournament results

NJCAA TV • Tagged
Paramus, NJ -   On January 18th, the team entered a very strong Mt Saint Vincent tournament with some of the top NCAA division III teams attending. Bergen finished with three placers. Michael Amaro (Clifton)  - Amaro (Weight class of 197lb.) had an outstandi More


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2014 NJCAA All-American


Mike Amaro - 7th Place (197lbs.)

 NJCAA All-American 2013


 Jeff Rottingen - 8th place (133lbs.)

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