The saga surrounding Bergen Catholic junior Josh McKenzie has been well documented. McKenzie made headlines as a young teenager with an unrelenting desire to compete, and it translated into him being one of the most talked about athletes in state history.
McKenzie was the number one ranked incoming freshman football player and wrestler in the country before joining Bergen Catholic in 2014 — surely lofty rankings to carry around. But so far in the 2017-2018 season, the fruits of his labors have seemed to pay off.
The Crusader junior helped lead the Crusaders’ football team to a 44-7 state over North Jersey rivals St. Peter’s Prep in December en route to their first state championship in 13 years. McKenzie then followed it up going 3-0 at The Who’s No. 1 Duals this past weekend in Oradell against national competition. He notched two pins and a 5-2 decision after not wrestling for nearly 11 months as the Crusaders handily defeated the No. 1 team in America, Blair Academy.
Watch the feature by JSZ’s Jay Cook about the wild last two months of McKenzie’s scholastic athletic career and the impact he’s had on all of Bergen Catholic:
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