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Week 1: AJ Meyers
Week 2: Anthony Aquilano
Week 3: Russell Benson
Week 4: Brad Smuro
Week 5: Christian Murphy
Week 6: Nick Schutzenhofer
Week 7: Kris Lindemann
Sec/Group: Mike Racanelli
District: Darby Diedrich
Region: John Finnerty
States: Sebastian Rivera

 Southern (9)
 Midd North
 Jackson Mem
 Long Branch
 Colts Neck
 St John Vianney

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Pt Boro - 1

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One final look back, as well as a brief glimpse to 2017, with a little piece on each of the Shore's team. You can see that by CLICKING HERE!



21: 14  /  22: 13  /  23: 15  /  24: 14
Seniors: 29  /  Juniors: 15  /  Sophomores: 8  /  Freshmen: 4


Barnegat: The Bengals were represented by a pair of sophomores in Sean Foley and Charlie Peterson. Next season will mark the first time since 2013 that the Bengals will have multiple wrestlers with Region experience in their lineup.

Brick Memorial: The "down year" for Brick Memorial was on full display as the Stangs' Gianni Ghione and Nick Rivera each won their 2nd Region titles. They'll both be making their third trip to AC, and will be joined by 3rd-place finishers Luke Vescovi and Chris Hayes. Memorial has now had at least one champ each of the last five years and added to their Shore Conference high, with 58 Champs all-time.

Brick Twp: Junior Dean Helstowski finished in 3rd place for the Dragons to advance to Boardwalk Hall for the 2nd time in his career. Helstowski gives the Dragons a representative in AC for the 10th straight season. Also earning a medal on Saturday for Brick was fellow junior Anthony Costanza, who wrestled his way from the 9th-seed to finish 4th at 152.

CBA: If there were a team title awarded at Regions, CBA would have outpointed Wall for 1st place on the strength of their 5 medal winners, including champions Sebastian Rivera and Jack LaCorte. Rivera, voted Region 6 Most Outstanding Wrestler, became the Colts 4th wrestler to win multiple Region titles and helped continue their streak of 5 years with a R6 Champ.

Colts Neck: Joey King and Steven Barsky each finished one win short of a medal. All four of Colts Neck's participants in this year's tournament return next season. In fact, the Cougars return their entire starting lineup from this year's Top 10 squad.

Donovan Catholic: The Griffins were represented by three wrestlers at the Regions for the first time since 1989, all sophomores. Cristiaan Dailey became the first wrestler from DC to win a Region match since 2011, when Anthony D'Anton claimed the 103-pound title.

Holmdel: Although the Hornets came up just shy of claiming a medal, senior Garrett Hilsheimer and sophomore Scott Dupont gave Holmdel their first wins at the Regions since 2013.

Howell: Another strong showing for Howell at this year's Regions as they earned five medals, including first place performances from senior Kris Lindemann and junior Eric Keosseian. The five medal winners for Howell marks the 5th straight season that the Rebels will have multiple representatives in Atlantic City. Darby Diedrich's medal at 106 marks the 4th straight year the Rebels have had a Top 4 finisher at 106.

Jackson Liberty: While the Lions had a streak of 4 years with a champion snapped, they did earn two medals with seniors Tyler Kalmowitz placing 2nd and Nicholas Pellegrino finishing 3rd. It marks the 7th season in a row that Liberty has won a medal at the Regions.

Jackson Memorial: Junior Matt McGowan snapped a 3-year title drought for the Jags to bring their all-time total to 51 championships, 2nd most in the Shore Conference. Finishing 3rd for the Jags was Mike Spino, who avenged his quarterfinal loss to Wall's Jack Kelly, by pinning him in the 3rd-place match.

Lacey: Freshman Hunter Gutierrez, one of three frosh headed to Atlantic City, punched his ticket to AC with a 2nd-place finish at 106. Gutierrez gives the rising Lions at least one medal winner for the 4th time in 5 years.

Long Branch: Senior Joey Jasio finished in 2nd place at 220 to give the Green Wave a Top 3 finisher at the Regions for 9th time in 11 years.

Manalapan: Senior Joe Marano's 4th-place finish at 220 marks the 4th time in the last 5 years the Braves claimed a medal the Region 6 Tournament.

Manchester: With his 3rd place finish at 195, Will Farparan becomes the first wrestler from Manchester to punch his ticket to AC since Jesse Meaney in 2012.

Middletown North: The Lions crowned a champion for the 2nd consecutive season when Anthony Vetrano won the 182-pound weight class. This will be the 3rd year in a row that North sends a participant to Atlantic City.

Ocean Township: For the first time since 2012, the Spartans will send multiple wrestlers to Boardwalk Hall in 2nd-place finisher Jake Benner, a sophomore who suffered his first defeat of the season in the 132-pound final, and senior TJ Saldutti, who placed 3rd at 170.

Pinelands: After an 11 year run without any State-qualifiers, the Wildcats will have a representative at Boardwalk Hall for the 3rd straight season in Christopher Nielsen, the runner up at 182-pounds, who became the team's third Region finalist since 2002.

Pt Beach: One of the smallest programs at the Shore had one of the biggest runs at the tournament, earning three medals, including their first Region 1st-place medal since 2006 when John Finnerty won the 145-pound weight class from the 6th-seed and was making his 4th R6 appearance. Joining Finnerty in AC will be 152-pound runner-up Giancarlo Crivelli, giving the Gulls multiple representatives at the States since 2005.

Raritan: Sophomore Russell Benson came up just short in giving the Rockets their 1st champ since 2011, dropping a 3-2 UTB decision to Matt McGowan. Still, Benson punches his ticket to AC, the 2nd Rocket to do so since 2013.

Rumson: While the Bulldogs' bid at a medal came up short, they have a nice foundation laid for next year as they will return multiple Region participants to their lineup for the first time since 2010, Theo and Nick Addison.

St John Vianney: The Lancers crowned their first Region Champ since 2004, when Luke Ecklof won the 106-pound title, one of three wrestlers not to win his District to earn a Region 6 title this season. Ecklof makes the journey to Atlantic City where he will be joined by teammate Micah Clark, who finished 3rd at heavyweight and will be making his 2nd trip to Boardwalk Hall. It will mark the 3rd year in a row that SJV will be represented at the State Tournament after going 10 years without a participant.

Southern: Southern did have their streak of three years with a champ snapped on Saturday, but it was still another very strong showing for the Shore's #1 team. The Rams earned six medals in all, and pushed four wrestlers on to AC in 2nd-place finishers Teddy Caporrino and Peyton Blauvelt, and 3rd-place finishers Matt Barnett and Pat Mooney. Southern's success extended beyond the mat on Saturday as head coach John Stout was voted as the Region 6 Coach of the Year by his peers.

TR East: Junior AJ Meyers became the Raiders' 1st R6 Champ since 2013, and is the 33rd Champ overall for legendary head coach Warren Reid. For the 2nd straight year, Meyers heads to Atlantic City, where he was two wins shy of a medal in 2015.

TR North: While the Mariners didn't move anyone on to Atlantic City, they did receive two 4th-place finishes. Frosh Nick Reilly concluded strong frosh campaign with a 4th-place finish at 113, one of only four freshmen to medal at this year's tourney. Junior Patrick O'Donnell also had a nice showing, finishing 4th from the #12 seed, with his only losses coming to Wall's Robert Kanniard.

TR South: For the 6th year in a row, TRS left the Region 6 Tournament with at least one champion. Owen McClave won his 3rd consecutive R6 championship, joining BJ Clagon, Kevin Corrigan, and Jeff Parker as 3-time Region champs for the Indians. McClave will now make his 4th appearance in the State Tournament and will be joined by sophomore Cole Corrigan who will be making his 2nd trip to Boardwalk Hall, finishing as a R6 runner-up for the 2nd straight year.

Wall: With four AC-qualifiers, and two 4th-place finishers, it was another strong weekend at the Regions for the Crimson Knights. Leading the way for the Knights were Brett Donner, who won his 3rd title and is the Shore's lone remaining undefeated wrestler headed to Atlantic City, and fellow senior Josh Glantzman who took 1st-place at 160. They will be joined in AC by 195 runner-up Matt McKenzie and super-frosh Robert Kanniard, who finished 3rd at 145.

152: #1 AJ Meyers (TR East) d. #6 Giancarlo Crivelli (Pt Beach)  5-1
1st Title for Meyers; 33rd overall for TRE, and their 1st since Richie Lewis in 2013

160: #1 Josh Glantzman (Wall) d. #6 Tyler Kalmowitz (Jackson Liberty)  4-1 TB2
2nd R6 medal for Glantzman and his 1st title; 19th Region title for Wall

170: #1 Brett Donner (Wall) md. #2 Peyton Blauvelt (Southern)  13-3
3rd Title for Donner, 4th medal overall. 20th Region Champ for Wall

182:  #2 Anthony Vetrano (Middletown North) md. #4 Christopher Nielsen (Pinelands)  10-1
1st Title & 2nd medal for Vetrano; 14th Region Champion for Middletown North

195: #1 Jack LaCorte (CBA) d. #2 Matt McKenzie (Wall)  3-2 TB2
1st Title & 1st trip to AC for LaCorte; CBA's 17th Champ and 5th straight year with a champ.

220: #1 Eric Keosseian (Howell) d. #3 Joey Jasio (Long Branch)  3-1 SV
2nd Medal for Keosseian and 1st title. 27th Region champ for Howell

Hwt: #1 Nick Rivera (Brick Memorial) d. #3 Will Oxley (CBA)  3-1
2nd consecutive title for Rivera and 3rd medal. Brick Memorial's 57th champ all-time, most in the Shore.

106: #3 Luke Ecklof (SJV) d. #5 HunterGutierrez (Lacey)  6-0
1st medal for Ecklof. 1st Region champion for SJV since 2004, and 3rd overall.

113: #1 Sebastian Rivera (CBA) tf. #2 Kyle Slendorn (Howell)  18-3 4:15
Back to back Titles for Rivera; 3rd medal overall. 18th champ for CBA.

120: #1 Gianni Ghione (Brick Memorial) d. #3 Richie Koehler (CBA)  9-3
2nd Title for Ghione; 3rd medal overall. 58th Region Champ for Memorial. 3rd consecutive year with multiple champs.

126: #6 Matt McGowan (Jackson Memorial) d. #1 Russell Benson (Raritan)  3-2 UTB
1st Title for McGowan. 51st Champ for Jackson and 1st since 2012.

132: #1 Owen McClave (TR South) d. #3 Jake Benner (Ocean Twp)  5-2
3rd consecutive title for McClave; 4th medal overall. 39th champ for South, and 6th consecutive season with a champ.

138: #1 Kris Lindemann (Howell) d. #2 Cole Corrigan (TR South)  5-3
1st Title for Lindemann, 3rd medal overall. 28th Region champ for Howell

145: #6 John Finnerty (Pt Beach) d. #8 Teddy Caporrino (Southern)  11-5
1st Title & medal for Finnerty. 9th Region Champ for Beach and 1st since 2006.

OW: Sebastian Rivera  /  Coach of the Year: John Stout



106: #2 Darby Diedrich (Howell) md. #6 Owen Kretschmer (Southern)  10-2
113: #6 Nicholas Pellegrino (Jackson Liberty) d. #3 Nick Reilly (TR North)  3-2
120: #5 Mike Spino (Jackson Memorial) p. #4 Jack Kelly (Wall)  2:30
126: #7 Matt Barnett (Southern) d. #4 Mike Plaska (Freehold Twp)  4-3
132: #2 Anthony Gagliano (Howell) md. #6 Nick Wagner (Wall)  14-5
138: #3 Luke Vescovi (Brick Memorial) d. #6 Mike Racanelli (Southern)  6-4
145: #4 Robert Kanniard (Wall) d. #12 Patrick O'Donnell (TR North)  7-3
152: #4 Pat Mooney (Southern) d. #9 Anthony Costanza (Brick Twp)  9-4
160: #12 Garrett Fitzgerald (CBA) d. #4 Lamont Reid (Long Branch)  3-1
170: #3 TJ Saldutti (Ocean Twp) d. #5 Thomas Anderson (Middletown North)  3-1
182: #1 Dean Helstowski (Brick Twp) d. #9 Jack Baker (Pt Beach)  11-4
195: #4 Will Farparan (Manchester) d. #3 Calvin Beaty (SJV)  5-3 SV
220: #4 Chris Hayes (Brick Memorial) d. #5 Joe Marano (Manalapan)  12-5
Hwt: #4 Micah Clark (SJV) p. #2 John Tomlinson (Long Branch)  5:19


#5 Hunter Gutierrez (Lacey) md. #8 Joe Ferigne (Brick Twp)  10-2
#3 Luke Ecklof (SJV) d. #2 Darby Diedrich (Howell)

#1 Sebastian Rivera (CBA) p. #4 Luke Moynihan (Lacey)  0:51
#2 Kyle Slendorn (Howell) p. #6 Nicholas Pellegrino (Jackson Liberty)  1:32

#1 Gianni Ghione (Brick Memorial) p. #4 Jack Kelly (Wall)  0:50
#3 Richie Koehler (CBA) d. #7 Nick Ciaccia (Howell)  4-0

#1 Russell Benson (Raritan) d. #5 Christopher Rodriguez (Manchester)  3-1 SV
#6 Matt McGowan (Jackson Memorial) d. #2 Joe Demuner (Wall)  4-2

#1 Owen McClave (TR South) tf. #5 Dylan VanSickell (CBA)  20-4 5:59
#3 Jake Benner (Ocean Twp) d. #2 Anthony Gagliano (Howell)  4-3

#1 Kris Lindemann (Howell) d. #5 Carl Vasti (CBA)  3-0
#2 Cole Corrigan (TR South) d. #3 Luke Vescovi (Brick Memorial)  2-1

#8 Teddy Caporrino (Southern) d. #4 Robert Kanniard (Wall)  8-5
#6 John Finnerty (Pt Beach) d. #2 Khalil Haskins (SJV)  6-5

#1 AJ Meyers (TR East) d. #4 Pat Mooney (Southern)  3-0
#6 Giancarlo Crivelli (Pt Beach) d. #2 Ronny Ghaida (Manalapan)  9-7 SV


#1 Josh Glantzman (Wall) d. #12 Garrett Fitzgerald (CBA)  2-0
#6 Tyler Kalmowitz (Jackson Liberty) d. #7 Derrick Wiley (Matawan)  4-2

#1 Brett Donner (Wall) md. #5 Thomas Anderson (Middletown North)  22-10
#2 Peyton Blauvelt (Southern) d. #3 TJ Saldutti (Ocean Twp)  5-1

#4 Christopher Nielsen (Pinelands) d. #1 Dean Helstowski (Brick Twp)  6-5
#2 Anthony Vetrano (Middletown North) d. #3 Tanner Kelly (Jackson Memorial)  6-4 SV

#1 Jack LaCorte (CBA) d. #4 Will Farparan (Manchester)  4-3
#2 Matt McKenzie (Wall) d. #3 Calvin Beaty (SJV)  2-1 UTB

#1 Eric Keosseian (Howell) d. #4 Chris Hayes (Brick Memorial)  4-1
#3 Joey Jasio (Long Branch) d. #2 Dominic Infante (Pt Boro)  5-2

#1 Nick Rivera (Brick Memorial) p. #4 Micah Clark (SJV)  5:48
#3 Will Oxley (CBA) d. #2 John Tomlinson (Long Branch)  3-1 SV