Ridgewater has a 48-year history of wrestling success. Ridgewater's wrestling program has produced 98 All-Americans and 4 National Champions, while winning 26 state team titles. The wrestling program has placed in the top five nationally numerous times, and won a national title in 2005. It is a great institution for a wrestler who wants to further his education at the college level.
In 2011 and 2009 Warriors were crowned MCAC Dual Meet Champions.
Ridgewater won four Individual State Champion titles on their way to another MCAC title.
Seven individual wrestlers qualified for the 2011 national tournament. Ridgewater has sent a qualified wrestler to the NJCAA national tournament every year since 1965.
As a team, the Warriors placed 4th in the Division III NJCAA National Tournament.
Eight members of the team were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Team.
Ridgewater’s Peralta is Third at Nationals; Warriors Take Fourth in Non-Scholarship Division at NJCAA Tournament.
Ridgewater, led by their sophomores, took fourth in the non-scholarship division of the NJCAA tournament. The sophomores put together a 11-7 record to lead the Warriors to a fourth place finish in the non-scholarship division. Harper College won the non-scholarship division again this year with a score of 84, Nassau Community College was second with 67 points. Third through fifth was divided by a point and a half; Middlesex was third with 26.5 points, Ridgewater fourth with 26 and Glouscester was fifth with 25 points.
Travis Peralta of Ridgewater finished third at 174 pounds to lead the Warriors. He went 5-1 over the weekend. Peralta received a first-round bye, then won his second match by a major decision. He was knocked out of the championship bracket in the quarterfinals, then won four straight matches to reach the third-place match, where he beat Khari Washington of Harper, Ill., 3-0. Peralta is the only Warrior to earn All-America status this season. This marks the second time Peralta has received this honor.
Fellow sophomore Trevor Krueger went 3-2 and came within one win of earning All-America at 165 pounds, but lost to Isaiah Tatum of NIACC in All-American round. Nate Friederich went 2-2 in tournament with a pin. Ryan Krause went 1-2.
Freshman Javior Portilo went 2-2 while fellow freshman Mariano Portillo and Lonny Booshu were unable to come up with a victory.
The Warriors' 26 points placed them 18th in the overall tournament, which includes teams from all NJCAA divisions.
All-Time Warrior Records
12 Region XIII Titles
31 MCCC State Titles
18 Top Ten NJCAA Finishes
4 National Champs