Coaches

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 his high school career was over, Roy not only set the school record for Pins with 111 but was 2nd all time in the state of NJ for pins and in the top 5 in total wins. He finished 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.

 

Greg Hart

Greg Hart is known as the wrestlers wrestler. . . tough as nails, fast as lightning and very highly skilled. Greg hails from Bernardsville and attended Bernards High School where he earned four varsity letters in wrestling, was a two-year wrestling captain and racked up an amazing record of 116-24. Greg’s other wrestling accomplishments include being a 2 time county and district champion, 3 time state qualifier and he wrestled his way onto the podium in Atlantic City finishing third in the New Jersey State Finals in 2006. Greg also earned three varsity letters for the Mountaineers in football, two in track and one in lacrosse.

Coach Hart was recruited to wrestle for Bucknell University (D1) and was an immediate starter for the Bison’s at the 125 pound weight class. Greg wrestled impressively for Bucknell before chronic injures forced his retirement by the start of his junior year. Some of Coach Hart’s collegiate career highlights included his dramatic pin against Ryan Fitzgerald that drove Bucknell to a 21-21 tie against Harvard; his two major decisions and a pin against Alex Usztics in the Navy Classic and his 9-1 major decision over Jake Bucha of Lehigh.

Since Bucknell, Greg built an impressive career in corporate recruiting and eventually returned to Bernardsville where he currently lives with his long time girlfriend.

 

Arlen Mase

Arlen was a four year varsity wrestler for head coach David Brothers at Bernards High School where he racked up 75 victories. While wrestling for the Mountaineers Arlen wrestled in three district finals and earned champion honors once. Coach Mase was then honored by the wrestling community when he was twice voted first team all-conference, all-county and all-division.

Alren then wrestled for the Golden Knights of Gannon University in Pennsylvania. Arlen wrestled all for years for GU and was named a PSAC Wrestling Champion Scholar, received the NCAA Athletics Directors Association (ADA) Academic Achievement Award and was named as an honorable mention to the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Academic All-America.

Currently, Arlen Mase is a wrestling coach for Morristown High School.

 

John Walker

John Walker is a life long wrestler from Mendham High School and finished his final season with a 24-1 record. John wrestled with Penn State’s University Park Team and finished 4th in the NWCA National Tournament. He worked under Ken Chertow in both his Camp System and at Mr. Chertow’s Home Training Center in Boalsburg, PA.

 

Raymond Spellman

Raymond Spellman is the founder and Managing Director of Gladiators Wrestling. Raymond was a 5 sport athlete, including wrestling for Butler High School and played on numerous State Championship teams for the Bulldogs. Known for his speed and quickness Ray placed 3rd in the intermediate hurdles and 5th in the long jump in the New Jersey Track and Field State Finals.

After high school Ray was recruited to play NCAA football for Ramapo College of New Jersey. Raymond was an immediate starter and started every game for the Roadrunners during his career. Known as an offensive weapon, Raymond was a wide receiver and returned punts and kickoffs. While at Ramapo he led the team in every offensive statistic including most touchdowns, most points, total offensive yards and averaged more than 17.5 yards per catch. Raymond’s football career was cut short after suffering a career ending broken back fracturing three vertebra.

After college Raymond became a successful entrepreneur and earned a Master’s Degree in Business from Pepperdine University in Malibu California.