Wrestling

The Becton Wildcats Wrestling Team has been in existence since the school opened in 1971.  In that time period, the program has produced a number of champions, both as a team and individually,  Great coaches in Becton history have included Richard Vartan, who first led the Wildcats to BCSL Championships in the 1970s, Nick Hughes, who was at the helm of the BCSL Olympic and North I Group I championship team in 1996, and most recently, Michael Settembrino, who with his right-hand man, Frank Giodano, guided the Wildcats to seven consecutive league titles as well as several District XV championships in the early 2000s. 

During the 2019-2020 season, first-year head coach, Daniel Farina, took the helm and led a young Wildcat Team that improved as the season progressed.  Standout athletes from last year included Michael Rodriguez, who won his 100th match while also winning a district title and Most Outstanding Wrestler honors and qualifying for the states in Atlantic City. Izabella Frezzo established herself as a pioneer in Girls' Wrestling in North Jersey becoming the first Most Outstanding Wrestler at the inaugural Bergen County Girls' Wrestling Tournament and winning third place in the NJSIAA State Tournament as well as North Jersey Wrestler of the Year. 

In the years to come, the Wildcats Wrestling Team looks to continue the tradition that has been established over the last 50 years and develop student athletes who represent Becton well throughout high school and after graduation.