Roy Dragon III
Roy Dragon is known as one of the finest wrestlers to ever compete for Bridgewater Raritan High School. Coach Dragon, a two time High School All American, had an overall wrestling record of 148 – 12 while at Bridgewater. During his time at Bridgewater, Roy dominated his opponents Pinning over 75% of the challengers he faced. When it was all over, Roy not only set the school record for Pins with 111 but is 3rd all time in the State of New Jersey for Most Pins. Obviously, that type of dominance continued and Roy ended his career as a 3 time New Jersey State Place Winner.
Roy was highly recruited out of high school and chose to wrestle for the Monarchs of Old Dominion University, a highly competitive Division 1 NCAA school . While wrestling for Old Dominion Roy was voted onto the Colonial Athletic Conference All Freshman Team and was a two year starter.
After college Roy Dragon has coached at numerous wrestling clubs and was the assistant Varsity Coach for AL Johnson High School and Northern Valley Demarest. Coach Dragon is also a New Jersey Varsity Wrestling Official.
Brad Soltis was a top athlete and scholar for Pompton Lakes High School. Not only was Brad an Academic All-American in wrestling, he was also an All-State tight end in football and a State Place Winner in track and field for the Javelin.
Coach Brad excelled on the wrestling mat, going undefeated his senior year for the Cardinals of Pompton Lakes. As a senior Brad finished 2nd in the State Finals at 189 lbs. During that season, Brad won multiple tournament Outstanding Wrestler awards, was named the Star Ledger’s ‘Wrestler of the Week’, The Record’s ‘Athlete of the Week’ and to The Record’s All-Century Team. Brad finished his high school career 99-14 in an era when the amount of matches you could wrestle was regulated.
As an Academic All-American Brad was heavily recruited by the top academic colleges and it was no surprise when he accepted the offer to wrestle for Harvard University.
Brad had an outstanding college career and was a 4-year starter for Harvard. During his sophomore year Brad had a breakout season placing 2nd at the EIWA tournament at 197 lbs and was one of only three Harvard wrestlers to qualify for the NCAA Division I Championships that year. When the season was over Brad was ranked as high as #11 in the nation, received Harvard’s Most Improved Wrestler Award and was voted All-Ivy League.
In the off season Brad trained for two cycles at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs where unfortunately, he was seriously injured derailing his wrestling career for his junior and senior years.
Since graduating from Harvard, Brad has coached at numerous clubs and was the Assistant Varsity Coach at DePaul Catholic guiding the team to its first-ever County and District titles in the 2013 season.