Bergen Community College’s Wrestling team traveled to Lackawanna College to complete in the NJCAA District tournament. Six wrestlers competed and finished the tournament in 7th place. The team ended up qualifying three wrestlers for the NJCAA National Tournament, which will be hosted by Iowa Western Community College at Mid-America Center Arena in Council Bluffs, IA on March 4 and March 5, 2022. The three student-athletes are Mason Diagcopo (149lb.), Cole Pfeufer (157lb.), and District Champion Ty Pfeufer (165lb.)
Ty Pfeufer (165lb.) went undefeated at the tournament. His final match came down to a 6-2 decision win over Navid Ighani from Garrett College. The perfect district record earned Pfeufer the championship and a high seed when he competes at the NJCAA National tournament.
Cole Pfeufer (157lb.) went 1-1. Pfeufer wrestled in the championship round and lost to Noah Korenoski from Garrett College by injury time, which landed Pfeufer in second place, but earns a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament.
Ye Chan Kim (144lb) went 1-2. Kim lost his first match and had a tremendous comeback win to get him in the last round of the losers bracket. Unfortunately, Kim lost to Chris Folkens from Middlesex County College, which cost him an opportunity to earn third place.
Mason Digacopo (149lb) went 0-2. Despite Digacopo’s struggles, the district gave him a wild card to compete in the National tournament.
Honorable Mention goes to Jineer Contreras (133lb) and Ryu Katayama (125lb). Go Bulldogs!!!
2022 NJCAA Gulf Atlantic District
Rank Team Points
1 Camden County College 144.5
1 Garrett College 144.5
3 Rowan College of South Jersey-Gloucester 100.5
4 Middlesex County College 86
5 Thaddeus Stevens College 75.5
6 Union County College 70
7 Bergen Community College 47
8 Lackawanna College 25
9 Sussex County Community College 22
10 Southwest Virginia Community College 21
11 Patrick & Henry Community College 17
Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.
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