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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

Other Votes
Ocean Twp - 1
Pt Boro - 1

Poll Voters
- Bob Badders -
- Frank D'Esposito -
- Steve Falk -
(Asbury Park Press)
Art Lynch
Rob Morello
Vinny Pedalino
- Steve Rivera -
(NJWT / Elite Wrestling)
- Nick Roy -
(Triumph Wrestling)

- Joe Zedalis -

Ask For Randy! But NEVER Despo.

Hey, look! It's a New York Rangers logo for no real reason!


6/27-6/30: Tony Caravella's Gold Medalist Leg Wrestling & Tilt Clinic
7/9: 10th Annual Toms River Wrestling Classic
7/11-8/14: Garden State Wrestling Camp

Tuesday, June 14th

Oh, hi there. Sorry, haven't been updating or checking my emails of late. Busy time of website vacation for me. Have a couple things to add, but I wanted to get this up for now for a very good cause for own Frank Molinaro, as he heads to Rio to represent the US in this year's Summer Olympics

Help support Olympic wrestler Frank Molinaro
Former Penn State graduate, Southern Regional graduate, and Shore Conference Wrestler
Pig roast Saturday June 25th  2- 7pm at the Manahawkin Moose- Route 72
Outdoor event under a pavilion- 100 tickets available- $ 50 per ticket
All proceeds to help support Frank and his family in quest of the Olympic gold
Pig roast with additional food, beer and wine.
Open to ALL shore conference wrestling fans
Please make check payable to Stafford Wrestling Club
Send to Gerry Tabbacchino (Coach Tab)
22 walker lane  Waretown, NJ 08758
(609) 661-1725
First 100 tickets assured
Lets enjoy the afternoon
Thanks for your support


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Frank Molinaro is Headed to Rio!!!

Photo Credit: FloWrestling

Due to previous qualifiers being removed from the Olympics for doping violations, the US is now qualified for the 65kg weight class in the Freestyle Division in which Molinaro won at the Olympic Trials.

For more on this story, check out Steve Falk's article HERE.


Jackson Memorial's Aaron Gottesman has stepped down as head coach. He will be replaced by former head coach Doug Withstandley, who led the Jags from 2008-2011.

On the college commitment front, Manchester's Will Farparan has committed to Roger Willams and Middletown North's Anthony Vetrano has committed to Bloomsburg. From Pt. Beach, John Finnerty to Rutgers, Giancarlo Crivelli to TCNJ, and Forrest Gardner to Austin College for football.


Brick Memorial's Mike Denver has stepped down as head coach after three seasons. For Steve Falk's story, CLICK HERE.


After spending the past year at prep school in Pennsylvania, Denzel Tovar (Wall '15) has committed to Wilkes University for this upcoming year.


Added Keyport's Alex Erven (East Stroudsburg) to the COLLEGE COMMITMENT LIST.

Also, special thanks to the mystery donor from, I'm assuming Long Branch. Much thanks!

My Rangers are in TROUBLE! No bueno.


Added Howell's Anthony Gagliano (TCNJ) and Raritan's Nick Bohal (East Stroudsburg) to the COLLEGE COMMITMENT LIST. Please email me any college info to DESPO424@comcast.net


Congratulations to Shore Conference Wrestling alum, Frank Molinaro (Southern - 2007) on winning the 65kg weight class at the Olympic Trials. Up next for Molinaro will most likely be a trip to Mongolia with a berth in the 2016 Olympics in Rio at stake.


Congratulations NHSCA All-Americans

Junior All-American
106: Nick Schutzenhofer (CBA) - 5th Place

Sophomore All-Americans
138: Cole Corrigan (TR South) - 2nd Place
113: Kyle Slendorn (Howell) - 6th Place

Freshman All-American

145: Robert Kanniard (Wall) - 4th Place


War At The Shore Top 5 Finishers
3rd: Joey King (Colts Neck) - 107
3rd: Matt McGowan (Jackson Memorial) - 127
3rd: Mike Plaska (Freehold Twp) - 132
4th: Kyle Slendorn (Howell) - 127
5th: Scott Dupont (Holmdel) - 154



With the season about 3 weeks over, I'll take 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!

Congratulations NCAA D1 All-Americans

Anthony Ashnault - Rutgers
Brett Harner - Princeton
Anthony Perrotti - Rutgers
Chad Walsh - Rider

Congratulations Shore Conference Alumnis
Doug Hamann (Jackson Memorial - 2011) 2016 NCAA D3 All-American
Brandon Murray (TR South - 2014) 2016 NJCAA All-American
Ben Aquilina (Manalapan - 2014) 2016 NJCAA All-American
Tyler Fraley (Colts Neck) 2016 NAIA All-American


My poor beloved Monmouth Hawks. I was upset for a few minutes, but then the Rangers won, and then I remembered I don't even like basketball, and I got over it fairly quickly. Anyway... wrestling site...

You can CLICK HERE to see a compiled list of all the JSJWL Wrestlers that placed in their respective State Tournaments. Good stuff, and congratulations to our future Shore Conference Wrestlers.

As I tweeted earlier, I've actually already begun to put stuff together for the 2017 Previews. Sure, they're still over eight months away, but the guys wrestling in AC next March have already started putting in the work, so why I shouldn't I.

That's All For Now...


UPDATE: 1:15pm -
Another name added to the College Commitment list as Josh Glantzman (Wall) has committed to the USMMA. Congrats to Josh, and keep the college info coming in.


Final Region Rankings are posted. Go easy on me!

I know in 9 months I'll be complaining about having no free time, but with the NCAA's now finished, I kind of miss wrestling already.

We'll be a lot more active on here this offseason, and that should start on April 1st thru April 3rd as I plan on covering our locals down in Virginia Beach at the NHSCA Nationals. Also, throwing some ideas around for some poll stuff to keep things busy around here.

Or maybe we'll just turn this place into a Ranger Fansite once the Playoffs start! Ok, maybe not.


UPDATE: It happens. I had to make a couple corrections to All-Division. Not because I was swayed, but because I wrote down a certain team as in the wrong division. I do dumb stuff like that. One day, I'm gonna get this thing right.


Ok, let's get to the wrestling stuff. Much excitement over here as the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships start tonight from THE MECCA, Madison Square Garden. Best of luck to all the Jersey reps, although one does have to question how you start the tournament on the same exact day the 2nd biggest (and it is) sporting event in the country starts (that basketball thing). Non-wrestling people making wrestling decisions. Sounds familiar.

Today for AWARDS WEEK we have TheShoreConference.com's Wrestlers of the Year for each team. They can be found on each team's respective page.

For tomorrow, we'll have the yearly, "The DESPO's", awarding all sorts of stuff from Coach of the Year, to Match of the Year, to the Extra Effort Award, to the Worst Sport Played During Wrestling Season with a Basketball Award, to the controversial, but SO deserved "Worst Stall Call of the Year" Award!!!

After that, a couple days of rest, and then Monday will end AWARDS WEEK with the final Top 10 Individual Rankings.


First things first... I've received a couple emails the last few days about the Division realignment for next season. You can see the new divisions, HERE! Thank you to Steve Falk for those.

If you need a little help figuring out who moved where...

A-NORTH: The Middletowns are out. Colts Neck and Neptune are in.
A-CENTRAL: Manasquan is out. Red Bank Regional is in.
A-SOUTH: Lacey is out. Central is in.
B-NORTH: Colts Neck, Neptune, and Red Bank Regional are out. The Middletowns and Manasquan are in.
B-CENTRAL: No changes.
B-SOUTH: Central is out. Lacey is in.

Also, the 100 WINS CLUB section has been updated. If you see anything that needs to be corrected, please email me at DESPO424@comcast.net


Tuesday, March 15th

AWARDS WEEK continues this evening with the ALL COUNTY teams. Tomorrow will be the ALL DIVISION teams, which are much more fun putting together because you get to recognize more wrestlers.

In addition to the All-Division teams, we still have the Wrestler of the Year Awards for each team. My yearly random award day which gives out my pick for Wrestler of the Year (hint: it's exactly who you think it it is), Coach of the Year, Dual of the Year, and several other random awards. Always a fun one... at least I think so. And of course, the final Top 10 Region Rankings.


Monday, March 14th

UPDATE - 5:30PM: 1st Awards Week Awards are up and can be found over on the left in the, get this, AWARDS WEEK section!
Just to note, while, as expected there was the usual glut in the 106-120 range, the 138 weight class this year was loaded with underclassmen who all had huge years. Bodes very well for the Shore the next year or two as that group spreads out into some heavier weights. The well is not running dry, that's for sure. Just off the top of my head, and I'm sure I'm forgetting someone, you also had Dailey, Dupont, Addison, and Aquilano in the mix there at 138. Great group of good young talent in that weight.

There was even some strong depth in the upperweights as well, which isn't always the case, but when I'm leaving a 20-bout winner like sophomore Adam Markmann out, then you now we've got some good young uppers coming up these next couple of years. Good stuff.

Still not positive what we'll do for tomorrow. Most likely All-County or All-Division. Let's make it a surprise!!!


Monday Morning Update

First, we must start with the important news...
From this day forth, I will root against Syracuse in every sport they compete in. And when they have intrasquad scrimmages, I hope both sides lose. Highway robbery, but money talks.

Now that that's out of the way...

Added another college commitment to the appropriately titled COLLEGE COMMITMENTS section. Keep those commits coming.

Wednesday, March 9th


UPDATE - 5:00pm: The Region 6 Advancement page has been updated with the advancement results from this year's Regions and States for wrestlers returning in 2017.


First, congratulations to the Rutgers University Wrestling team who will have a full representation at the NCAA Championships next week at Madison Square Garden. The Scarlet Knights are sending a perfect 10 out of 10 wrestlers to the tournament, joining Nebraska and Oklahoma State as the only three programs to accomplish that feat this year.

Secondly, did my beloved Monmouth Hawks not know they were down by three points? Sigh... Ok, I'll stop.

Now, some final notes from Atlantic City.

The Shore left Atlantic City with 12 medals in all. The lone State Champion this year was CBA's Sebastian Rivera. For Rivera, it was his 3rd medal (he had two 5th-places previously) and it was the 2nd State Title in the program's history (Pete Black - 1969) snapping a 47-year drought. Also reaching the podium for the Colts was senior Jack LaCorte, who earned an 8th-place medal

Reaching the finals and finishing in 2nd place was TR East junior, AJ Meyers. Meyers is the program's first medal winner since Richie Lewis in 2013, and is the first Raider to reach the finals since Vinnie DelleFave in 2009.

For the 10th year in a row, the Brick Memorial Mustangs return from Atlantic City with some hardware. Junior Gianni Ghione, a runner-up last year, placed 4th in what may have been the deepest overall weight class in the tournament, 120.

While they only returned with one medal, the Rebels of Howell had a solid effort at Boardwalk Hall. While junior Eric Keosseian brought home an 8th-place medal at 220, the Rebels had three other wrestlers finish just one win shy of the podium in senior Kris Lindemann, who unfortunately lost both of his matches via injury default. Sophomore Kyle Slendorn and freshman Darby Diedrich were the other two Rebels that were one away hardware. While they may not have been brought home medals, they do bring home valuable advancement criteria which will help a great deal towards seeding if they can make it back to the boardwalk in 2017. The 5th Rebel down in AC this weekend, Anthony Gagliano, finished two wins shy of a medal, to bring his terrific career to an end.

Anthony Vetrano went 4-1 on the boardwalk to give Middletown North their 15th State medal. Vetrano, who ended his career as the program's all-time winningest wrestler, finished in 3rd place at 182, the highest placement for the program since John Hockin also finished 3rd in 2000.

The Shore's top small-school performer this year was no doubt, Pt Beach's John Finnerty. The 4-time R6 qualifier finally punched a ticket to AC by winning the Region 6 Title and would then go on to finish in 6th place in the 145-pound bracket. For Beach, it is their first medal since Matt Rega finished 7th in 2005, and their 7th overall.

Also ending a long medal drought for his school was St John Vianney's Luke Ecklof. The junior finished in 8th place at 106, to give the Lancers their first State placer since Anthony Castro in 2004, and just their 3rd all-time.

For the 8th-time in 9 years, the TR South Indians are coming home from the State Tournament with hardware. Senior Owen McClave capped his outstanding career with his 2nd medal, after his 2nd consecutive 5th-place finish. Joining McClave on the podium was sophomore Cole Corrigan, who took 7th in the 138-pound bracket.

Also finishing with two medal winners was Wall, when senior Brett Donner and junior Matt McKenzie each placed 3rd in their respective weight classes. For Donner, who placed 3rd for the 2nd time in his career, he bounced back nicely from an upset defeat in his opener to rattle off six wins in a row for the bronze. For McKenzie, it was also his 2nd State medal, after finishing in 6th place last year.

While they didn't have any medal winners, Southern did not leave Atlantic City empty handed (like I did). In recognition of their Group 5 Championship performance, Head Coach John Stout received the NJSIAA Coach of the Year Award, while Dan Roy was named the NJSIAA Assistant Coach of the Year.

In 2014, when the Shore failed to place a single wrestler in the finals of the State Tournament, there was some banter about the Shore being done. My argument then was, "A strong foundation was laid. The Shore will be back in 2015." I feel very similar this year. 12 medals from a Region is statistically considered, "below average." Looking beyond the Shore's previous medal winners that will return next year, there were also strong performances by a bunch of guys returning next year. Just off the top of my head, guys like Christopher Nielsen of Pinelands, Jake Benner of Ocean, Micah Clark of SJV, Russell Benson of Raritan, Darby Diedrich and Kyle Slendorn of Howell, Robert Kanniard of Wall, Dean Helstowski of Brick, Richie Koehler of CBA (who has medaled previously), Matt McGowan of Jackson Memorial will most likely be at the forefront followed by a strong group that will be capable of making a lot of noise on the boardwalk in 2017 that didn't get a chance to show what they can do on the big stage due to the numbers axe that cuts some out in the brutal Region 6 Tournament. And with a promising group coming up from the Intermediate School level, big things remain for the Shore.

The Shore will rise again!


Tuesday. March 8th

And we are back at the home offices after an extended stay in AC to watch my beloved Monmouth Hawks drop a heartbreaker. Sigh...

Anyway, we'll spend the next day updating the site and pages with the results from this weekend's State Tournament. Also, the email issues have been fixed, and now I have to go back over a week's worth of missed emails. DOH!

Things will be a bit calm here for the next few days after that, and then we will get into AWARDS WEEK next week, with the usual categories of ALL-UNDERCLASS, ALL-DIVISION, ALL-COUNTY, TEAM WRESTLERS OF THE YEAR, and the Final Top 10 Region Rankings. So keep checking back.

Now I'm off to go eat some GOOD pizza after being a week away from it. Cursed South Jersey Water!

Congratulations State Medal Winners

113: Sebastian Rivera (CBA)

2nd Place
152: AJ Meyers (TR East)

3rd Place
170: Brett Donner (Wall)
182: Anthony Vetrano (Middletown North)
195: Matt McKenzie (Wall)

4th Place
120: Gianni Ghione (Brick Memorial)

5th Place
132: Owen McClave (TR South)

6th Place
145: John Finnerty (Pt Beach)

7th Place
138: Cole Corrigan (TR South)

8th Place
106: Luke Ecklof (St John Vianney)
195: Jack LaCorte (CBA)
220: Eric Keosseian (Howell)

John Stout (Southern) - NJSIAA Coach of the Year
Dan Roy (Southern) - NJSIAA Assistant Coach of the Year.


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