LIFT STRONG WINTER CHALLENGE FUNDRAISER
ALL Proceeds Go To Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation
Manasquan Football Coach, Billy Bertscha
When: Saturday, March 15th
Where: Underground Strength Gym
202 East Main St / Manasquan, NJ (Behind Sotheby’s)
Parking: CVS or Acme
Registration: 9:30 – 9:45 AM
Start: 10 AM
- High School Under 175 lbs / Over 175 lbs
- Open (High School Graduates & Beyond)
Donations: $20 at the Door (Higher Donations Accepted)
** Gift Raffles / Prizes Will Be Offered **
The Story Behind LIFT STRONG
The Underground Strength Gym came to life when I was mentored over 10 years ago by a world renown fitness coach who decided to help me out. Unknown to me, he was battling Stage IV Leukemia. He never said a word about it. We chatted, day after day, exchanging e mails, chatting on AOL Instant Messenger (who remembers that!!??) and sometimes by phone. He never asked for anything return, except that I “pay it forward” one day.
When I found out that my friend was battling stage IV cancer I broke down and cried. I cry just typing this. I’ve learned that my position of influence in this world is not something to be taken lightly, neither is my health or the health of those I love.
For the past 6 years, soon to be 7, I’ve held a fundraiser every summer called LIFT STRONG where 100 % of the proceeds go to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. This our first winter challenge for LIFT STRONG and the first time the proceeds will be split for someone in this town who needs our support.
I also feel it’s important for people to take the time to reflect on their own health and how important it is. This is an opportunity for you to take a part of your day to do something special for others and to test yourself.
This is YOUR opportunity to Pay It Forward!
- Registration will be at the door.
- Please arrive on time. If you are under 18 you must bring a parent / guardian to sign your liability form.
- Donations will be split 50 / 50 between Leukemia Lymphoma and Medical Expenses for Manasquan Assistant Football Coach, Billy Bertscha, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma this past summer.
- Please bring cash or write checks out to cash. $20 Minimum Donation.
Thank you in advance for help. All spectators and competitors are welcome and donations will be accepted by ALL!
See you March 15th in Manasquan!
Live The Code,
The Underground Strength Gym of Edison
had 7 wrestlers in the Finals of The GMC Wrestling Tournament
This was amazing to see.
To see this many wrestlers from a tiny gym make such an impact at this tough tourney.
Our small gym has become world renown and from day 1 I’ve always said the kids are # 1.
It feels good to see that our coaches and The Underground has played a role in the success of these kids.
In addition, these wrestlers have supportive parents which is the KEY to all of this success.
They also have great club and HS Coaches and the critical aspect is having work ethic and the guts to do the work week after week, month after month, year after year.
3 of these wrestlers took Gold and Jon Shleyfer of East Brunswick was awarded The OW (Outstanding Wrestler).
3 wrestlers in consolations and all 3 wrestlers placed 4th in some hard fought battles
It’s NOT so much the places or the medals these wrestlers won but the obstacles they have ALL had to overcome to get that far in such a tough tournament.
Some of these are personal obstacles and I will not share them, but I know that these were stressful events to say the least and ALL these boys chose to rise above and become men amongst boys.
It’s easy to let life and stress get the best of you. I am always impressed and proud when I see our athletes face obstacles and defeat them rather than letting the obstacles hold them down and defeat them.
Taking Gold at The GMC Wrestling Tournament were:
Kyle Brown of Old Bridge
Ray Jaz of South Plainfield
Jon Shleiffer of East Brunswick and OW
Jon won his 4th consecutive county title and pinned in the finals!
I am sure he has broken even more school records and if I haven’t announced yet, he is going to Princeton and holds a 4.2 GPA
Princeton as we all know has a GREAT track record in education but their wrestling program is on the rise and the entire staff of Coaches on the Wrestling Team AND the Strength & Conditioning Staff are World Class!
Jeff Plungis of South Plainfield. Last year Jeff was barely 100 lbs and on the JV team. This is a HUGE success for Jeff.
Ryan Fahy of Spotswood
Dan Hedden of South Plainfield
Max Pavlis of Spotswood
Mark Shleyfer of East Brunswick
Mike Klimkiewicz of South Brunswick
John Sheedy of Bishop Ahr
After seeing the success of our wrestlers and all the other athletes who train here, we are proving that we are the best at what we do for athletes. Period.
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We live for helping kids achieve MORE Success.
Above, Thomas Grosso of Seton Hall Prep wins the 170 lb County Title
Above, Ryan Fahy achieves 100 Wins to become part of Spotswood High School History!
I am beyond proud of Ryan Fahy and Thomas Grosso.
BOTH of these boys have overcome some serious obstacles to achieve such HUGE victories and be placed in the history books.
The season is NOT over yet, though!
Without getting into detail about the obstacles these 2 boys have faced in life, their success is in LARGE part thanks to their supportive parents.
Without their support, none of this would ever be possible.
I am proud beyond words of these boys and now it’s time to focus on the next goal.
Fahy still has the county tournament and both boys have districts soon enough!
The road to Atlantic City is ON!
Live The Code
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This is NOT just about training for sports, we’re about training for LIFE.
You MUST fall in love with the long journey towards success.
The ups and the downs come with it. The bumps, the obstacles, the challenges – find JOY in all of them.
The key to Success is NEVER quitting.
Most Quit mid way through, others quit before they even start and some quit when they are literally one inch from the finish line.
Ray Jaz recently got his 100th career victory.
Ray has been training with us since 7th grade and last year wrestled at 120 lbs, cutting over 30 lbs.
This weekend, he got a tech fall at 152 lbs for his 100th career victory.
Then we have Chris Lee, who began training in the late fall his Junior year to prepare for Baseball.
He had amazing determination and he started out weak and out of shape just like everyone else.
He committed to the Complete Lifestyle, not just the training.
He ate healthy, showed up for extra workouts, did sprints in his backyard, played baseball with friends AND had private Baseball lessons.
Now he is a freshman in college and training harder than ever for his first season of college baseball.
Look what happens when you make the dedication.
Sunday morning at 9 AM The Manasquan Underground Strength Gym was pumping.
Our favorite boys from Roselle Park drove 1 hour (maybe longer) to get in their in season training.
Mark Signorello and Thomas Grosso.
Tommy Gunz is 9 – 1 so far this season and his confidence is sky high.
Sigs also has a 10 or more wins and received 2 GREAT awards for his final season of high school Football.
Sigs & Tommy Gunz traveled to Manasquan many times over the summer to train, eat and hang out on the beach.
It’s been awesome seeing these boys grow into young, successful men.
They’ve remained committed and have been willing to do the work that their competition doesn’t want to do.
None of these boys started out at the top of their game.
None of them.
It took time and effort, lots of commitment and doing what the majority of others don’t want to do.
You must decide if you want success or merely want to talk about success.
- Zach & Team Underground Strength -
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What happens when an athlete is sore, run down and feels weaker than normal?
Is this over training or under preparation or ____________?
There are many answers but here are the BIG 2 mistakes to be avoided and HOW to avoid them to achieve maximum success as an athlete.
This is an awesome video from Ray Lewis talking to a Basketball Team.
Ray’s dedication to training always inspired and impressed me. There are a good 90 something percent of our athletes at The Underground Strength Gym who need to start LIVING with this attitude, wanting more, demanding more and training for that next level.
This attitude will carry over to life, where you begin holding yourself to a higher standard in EVERYTHING you do – school work, the people you hang out with, the food you eat, the books you read and more.
You’ll remove the negativity and the bad influences from your life because you’ll be focused on GREATNESS.
The ball is in your hands right now. Do something about it or make excuses about it. The Choice is yours.
It’s NOT About Skill. It’s About EFFORT.
You KNOW if you’re doing your best.
Now it’s up to you to get out there and DO it!
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Above, BIG Mike McCabe transformed himself BIG time in 6 weeks with changes to his nutrition and training with us in Manasquan 3 – 4 x week. Mike also works full time, commutes from Piscataway and trains after a long day at work. His NO excuses attitude and commitment is what helped produce the results you see above.
Above, Chris Romanow, aka The Romanator, went from 20% BF to 13% BF. All while training in BJJ at The Bill Scott BJJ Academy, running his business and being a husband and father. The Romanator trained 3 x week and proved that age and fitness is a limit that people place upon themselves. The Romanator took action and proved that age does NOT have to be the deciding factor in your fitness.
Our next Man of Steel Challenge for Adult Men will be going on at BOTH our Edison and Manasquan locations. Details to sign up are HERE.
You will get world class coaching, FUN workouts, nutrition guidelines to follow and a flexible training schedule to boost your success and overall results.
Click HERE for Details on The Man of Steel Challenge (Edison & Manasquan)
LOTS of New success stories at The Underground Strength Gym in both Edison & Manasquan.
- Ralph Normandia gets pre season ranking of 12th in the Nation!
- Matt Butler receives his black belt in BJJ from Pablo Papovitch / Bill Scott BJJ Academy
- Joseph Ghione bumps up 3 weight class for Super 32, places 8th to garner All American status and signs with Lock Haven for Wrestling
- Mike Skibniewski signs with Penn State for Swimming!
Skibs showing the difference in size, strength & power amongst his competition before winning a national title.
Very proud of ALL. Keep rising to the top in ALL you do. This is NOT just about sports, this is about life, training for life and training for sport is the same thing.
The tougher you are, the more confident you are, it all falls back to knowing you are doing the right work, the smart work, and of course, outworking all the “normal” people who achieve normal things in life.
– Zach –
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Rosa, back when he was an 88 lb freshman at The Underground!
We’ve got some BIG news happening at The Underground of Edison and Manasquan.
Mike Skibs, a swimmer from Monroe will be signing his commitment letter to Penn State to keep attacking in his pursuit of excellence both in academics and swiming.
Ralph Normandia of Franklin was just ranked 12th in the country in his weight class and is excited as he has made an early verbal commitment to Rutgers.
Tyler Hayes has transformed himself mentally AND physically after completing the 28 Day JRob Intensive Wrestling Camp and adding 20 lbs to his frame!
Many of our Seniors are making their decisions on college and preparing for their final high school sports season!
St. Joes Baseball Team of Metuchen has begun training with us in Edison 3 x week and they are off to an AWESOME start! Great energy, Great work ethic and Great kids overall! We are pumped to help this crew of ball players increase their success in sports AND life!
At The Super 32, known as one of the toughest pre season wrestling tournaments in the country, 3 Underground Strength Gym wrestlers achieved All American status.
- John Shleyfer 2nd place
- Ralph Normandia 5th place
- Joey Ghione 8th place
Joey went up THREE weight classes and overcame a serious shoulder dislocation injury from last March and has rebuilt his body AND mind, solidifying himself as one of the nation’s TOP wrestlers when everyone else advised him to keep cutting weight.
VERY proud of ALL our wrestlers who made the trip and commitment to compete in North Carolina at Super 32!
MORE Great news to come!
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