February Athletes of the Month

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Congratulations to Ryan Kumthanom-Perez, Alex Casiano, and Christian Vertedor, PCTI’s February Athletes of the Month!

February’s Athletes of the Month were key senior representatives of the 2019 North 1 Group 5 Sectional Team Wrestling Championship and the NJSIAA District 3 Wrestling Championship. It’s the first time in school-history that the Bulldogs secured both a team sectional title and a district wrestling championship. This month, we’re celebrating Alex Casiano, Ryan Kumthanom-Perez and Christian Vertedor(12-Wrestling).


Alex Casiano is a four-year varsity letter winner and an overall team captain who, during the State Sectional and District Championship, ran at the 152-weight class:

  • Record of 24-9 with 12 pins
  • District 3- 1st place Champion
  • 3-0 North 1 Group 5 Tournament
  • 1st Team All Big North
  • Honorable Mention All-County
  • 4th Place Garfield Holiday Tournament
  • 4th Place Passaic County Tournament


Ryan Kumthanom-Perez is a first-year varsity letter winner and team captain who, during the State Sectional and District Championship, ran at the 126-weight class:

  • Record of 21-5 with 15 pins
  • 3-0 North 1 Group 5 Tournament
  • 1st place Passaic County Tournament
  • 1st Team All-County
  • 1st Team All Big North
  • 2nd Place West Orange Holiday Tournament
  • 2nd Place Garfield Holiday Tournament


Christian Vertedor is a four-year varsity letter winner and team captain who, during the State Sectional and District Championship, ran at the 132-weight class:

  • Record of 27-2 with 12 pins
  • District 3- 1st place Champion
  • 3-0 North 1 Group 5 Tournament
  • 2nd place Passaic County Tournament
  • 1st Team All-County
  • 1st Team All Big North
  • 1st Place West Orange Holiday Tournament
  • 1st Place Garfield Holiday Tournament