Saturday, March 29, 2008

Another 1st for Benjy

March 23, 2008

Thirteen months since his last competition, Benjy just knocked off three straight opponents to bring home the First Place Medal at a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Haifa, Israel.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Meth Takes 1st Place at Wittinberg

Benjy Meth takes 1st place (140 lbs.) at Yeshiva University's Wittinberg Invitational Tournament (Feb. 16-19, 2007).

Click here to watch quarter finals vs. TABC.
Click here to watch final match vs. Frisch's Jeff Shenfeld.
Click here for a different angle on the finals.

Meth's final season record: 21 and 2

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Victory at Finale

Kushner Academy vs. Pingry Academy
January 8, 2007

Kushner Academy ends the season by whomping on Pingry.
Team Captain Benjy Meth (145 lbs.) pins opponent Abe Bernstein in 1:20.

Team season record 6:5:2 (undefeated against yeshivas)
Meth's regular season record 18:2

Monday, February 5, 2007

Unstoppable at Newark Academy Quad-Match

Newark Academy Quad Match results:

  • Kushner tied Newark Academy 42:42
  • Kushner tied Chatham 42:42
  • Kushner defeated by DePaul Catholic 48:30

Team Captain Benjy Meth earns three more victories:

  • Pins Pavlo Levkiv (Newark Academy) 1:41
  • Pins George Furbish (Chatham) 5:27
  • Tech faults Esteban McKenzie (DePaul Catholic) 3:25

Team season record, now 5:5:2
Benjy Meth season record, now 17:2

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Yeshivas Dropping like Flies

Kushner Academy vs.
  • RTMA (Elizabeth) at Kushner January 31, 2007
  • Frisch (Paramus) at Frisch February 3, 2007
  • DRS (Five Towns) in Long Island February 4, 2007
  • HAFTA (Five Towns) in Long Island February 4, 2007

    Kushner Academy returns from 10-day break with four decisive victories in the yeshiva circuit, defeating RTMA 69:12, Frisch 48:33, DRS 60:12, and HAFTA 66:24

    Team Captain Benjy Meth (145 lbs.) pins RTMA opponent in 1st period (1:23), pins Frisch's Jeff Shenfeld in 2nd period (2:50), pins HAFTA opponent in 1st period (1:05), and pins DRS opponent in 1st 15 seconds.

    Team Full Season Record, now 5:4 (4:0 vs. yeshivas)
Meth's Season Record, now 14:2

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Victory over Morris Catholic

Kushner Academy vs. Morris Catholic
January 8, 2007

Kushner Academy's first team seasonal win (despite three forfeits this match) with final score of 39-30

Team Captain Benjy Meth (145 lbs.) pins opponent Mike Jones in 2nd period (3:22).

Meth's season record, now 10:2

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Two for Three at St. Benedict's

St. Benedict's Tournament, December 29, 2006
* 13 Schools Competing *

1st match: Benjy Meth drops a heart-breaker to Melvin Lara (St. Benedict's). F 3:20
2nd match: Benjy pins Anthony Bankings (Elizabeth). F 2:45
3rd match: Benjy pins Mike Perez (Belleville), F 1:18

Season record, now 9:2

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Victory at Tri-Match

Kushner vs. Montclair Kimberly & Lyndhurst (at Montclair Kimberly )
December 27, 2006

1st match: (145-lbs. division) vs. Lyndhurst
Benjy Meth is down 5-1 in 2nd period when Mark Basile (Lyndhurst) executes a throw. Benjy counters, hits an elevation roll and pins Basile. (Note: Basile was a District semi-finalist last year for NJSIA Distric XV).

2nd match: (152-lbs. division) vs. Montclair Kimberly
Benjy wrestles up one weight class for a first-period (31-second) pin against Mike Dellapenna.

Season record, now 7:1