• Manny Kakas

    Head Wrestling Coach


    • Eleven (11) + years of coaching wrestling on all levels
    • USA Wrestling Coaches Certified Bronze Status                     

    Middle school wrestling team has been independent for a few years now. This year, the team will compete in Rartain Valley Junior Wrestling League. League teams consists of North Plainfield, Middlesex, Manville, Somerville, Scotch Plains, Branchburg, Readington, Bernardsville, Bridgewater, and Franklin. The league will prepare our boys and girls for New Jersey Kids State Qualifiers and New Jersey Girls State Championships. The emphasis is on developing a group of student-athletes that will transition into high school program.

    To all parents, please note that coaches at this level make decisions much like high school coach and wrestling in matches will vary from match to match.


    Notable Season:



    Record 6-6


    State Place Winners:

    Josue Sandaval 4th place, Nazareth Savvader Girls State Champion



    Record 6-6




    Record 12-5


    Team Award:

    1st Place at Princeton Tournament in 6th grade division; 5th in 7th/8th grade division

    5th place at ParTroy Duals Wrestling Tournament


    Individual Award


    State Quaifilers:

    Carlos Acevedo ( Round of 24)

    David Ugalde (Round of 16) 

    Lorenzo Norman New Jersey Kids State Champion


    New Jersey Girls State Championships Awards:

    Juliette Garica: State Champion Stephanie Andrade: State Champion  Ashley Andrade: State Runner up




    Record 15-8-1


    Team Award: 1st Place at Princeton Tournament in 6th grade divison; 5th in 7th/8th grade division; 3rd place at ParTroy Duals Wrestling Tournament

    Rated third best team in Rartain Valley Junior High Wrestling Leauge with a record of 8-1-1.

    In the RVJHWL tournament, our team placed 4th out of 12 Middle School Wrestling Teams. We had seven placewinners.


    Rartain Valley Junior High Wrestling Leauge Place Winners

    Christain Caldwell: Champion

    Jazaan Walsh: Runner up

    Alex Martinez: Runner up

    Michael Meola: 5th/6th place

    Randall Gonzales: 5th/6th place

    Jeremy Lamberty: 5th/6th place

    Stephaine Andrade: 5th/6th place

    Evan McIntosh: 5th/6th place

    Joe Vargas: 5th/6th place 


    New Jersey Girls State Championship

     Stephaine Andrade: State Champion

    Sophie Hector: State Champion




    Middle School Wrestling Schedule

    Current Middle School Wrestling Schedule can be viewed at www.skylandconferencenj.org

    Click on "Bound Brook" then continue to view schedules then click on "Wrestling MS"