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 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.
George Sullivan has been coaching at the middle and high school level for over 15 years and is consider by many to be one of the finest youth wrestling coaches in the State of New Jersey. His training and experience as an educator gives him the patience and ability to communicate and reach young wrestlers receiving great praise by all who watch him coach.
George is currently the head coach at The Pingry School, where he also teaches seventh-grade history. Coach Sullivan has produced numerous state, region qualifiers and state place winners. Besides coaching at Gladiators Wrestling, George has been developing Pingry’s middle school program, looking to expand the influence of the sport at Pingry and develop a pipeline for their varsity team.
George earned all-American status at the Prep National Tournament as a senior at Fessenden High School in Massachusetts. He then went on to wrestle for Williams College before being forced to retire early as a result of numerous concussions.
Coach George typically coaches the K-6th group at Gladiators on Tuesday and Thursday.
Jimmy Ilvento was a four year varsity wrestler for Holmdel High school where he was the first wrestler in Hornets history to compile over 100 wins. Coach Jimmy finished out his senior year at 38-5, despite a shoulder injury, taking second place at Districts and 4th in Regionals.
Jimmy was a tenacious wrestler hence, it was no surprise when he was recruited to wrestle by Wilkes University. Although still plagued by a bad shoulder, and having undergone two shoulder surgeries, Jimmy managed to achieve winning seasons both his junior and senior year as a Colonel.
Coach Jimmy graduated in 2017 and following his athletic career, he coaches at Holmdel High school and the youth program.
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 New Providence High School.