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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd
I'll post a few throughout the day, so check back.
Note: You may to have to refresh the page to see the update.
I have several more already done, several more I'm working on, and a bunch that need to be started. Still need to hear back from some teams, but I like where we're at. Moving along until 12/16!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2nd
- 2:30pm: I think my email was hacked. Sorry, I can't hook you up with
any real state or discounted pharmaceuticals. Changed my password, so we
should be good. Also discovered about a dozen emails I never saw. I'll
get to those. Better late than never... except for the one about the
tourney that happened 2 weeks ago. Oops!
heard back from over half the teams so far, and already have 12
previews typed up and ready to go. We'll start rolling them out tomorrow
and continue to add more every day until opening night Friday, December
16th. Ya know... stretch things out a bit because it drives up site
traffic! Although I'm sure I'll take one day off before then, because
that's just what I do.
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WHERE THEY OPEN
Brick Memorial @ Southern Regional
Carlucci Duals @ Port Chester HS NY
Colt Classic @ CBA
Brick Twp, CBA, Marlboro, Pinelands, TR North, Wall
Edison Tournament @ Edison
Garden State Wrestling Classic @ Princeton
Barnegat, Freehold Boro
Icebreaker @ Old Bridge
Jackson Liberty, Manasquan, Matawan, Middletown South, Monmouth Reg, RBC
John and Betty Vogeding Tournament @ Paulsboro
Kearny Holiday Tournament @ Kearny
Mt. Olive Tournament @ Mt. Olive
Neptune Classic @ Neptune
Donovan Catholic, Long Branch, Neptune, TR East
Nottingham Invitational @ Nottingham
Pine Barrens Classic @ Shawnee
Robin Leff Tournament @ Southern
Jackson Memorial, Manchester, St John Vianney, Southern
TCNJ Pride @ Colts Neck
Brick Memorial, Colts Neck, Freehold Twp, Lacey, Pt Beach
Wendy Pandy-Leh Tournament @ Delaware Valley
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29th
One of the
biggest comments/complaints over the last couple of years has been about
the matches wanted / tournament openings on the top of the page.
Apparently they become a pain when we're doing live updates to scroll
past, especially on mobile devices. So, I've moved the listings to their
own page which will now be found at the top of the Site Features
section over there on the left. I aim to please.
As you can see,
the team pages are all set up and ready to go for the 2017 season.
Everything from last season has been moved to the 2016 archives. Links
to this year's schedules are now up on each team's schedule &
Speaking of the schedules, how about this one?
Opening night... Friday, December 16th: Brick Memorial at Southern
Regional!!! Say what??? Can't ask for a better way to start off the
year, and with everyone else kicking off their seasons the next day,
there's no reason not to pack the house in Manahawkin that night. So
let's do just that!
Any Ohio State fans on here? Yeah, that was NOT a 1st Down. Just sayin...
Almost time to get into the team previews. I'll send the emails out this week. Just over 2 weeks until Opening Night!2016-2017 Dates of Importance
11/21: Tryouts/Practices Can Begin
11/28: Official Start of Practice
12/16: Opening Day of Season
1/15: 2-pound Growth Allowance Begins
1/28: State Sectional Cutoff
2/6, 2/8, 2/10: State Sectionals
2/12: Group Finals at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River
2/22, 24-25: Regions
3/3-3/5: NJSIAA Tournament in Atlantic City
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25th
know, back in my day, TODAY would be the first day of practices. Of
course, back then, we had 13 weight classes (which we STILL should
have), no awesome websites, and we actually wrestled even if the
forecast called for 2 inches of snow. Anyway...
go out to TR East's AJ Meyers who has committed to attend and wrestle at
Columbia University next season. Added him to the COLLEGE COMMITMENTS list.
to prep the team pages for the season previews. I'll be hitting coaches
up for potential lineups/team rosters/weights, assistants, team goals,
etc. sometime next week, and get started from there. It's almost time.
Patience grasshoppers. But I feel you... I'm ready to get this season
In the meantime, best of luck to the 10 Shore Conference
Football teams that will be competing for State Championships next
weekend. Bring it home! And remember, win or lose, you could probably
still give Rutgers a game. TWO, TAKEDOWN!
New Coaches For 2017
MacIver, who coached the previous seven seasons at Dumont, takes over
for Ken Karp. MacIver has also been a head coach at Old Tappan, Pascack
Hills, and Bogota.
Brick Memorial: Former Mustang standout Mike
Kiley becomes the 5th head coach in BM history, taking over for Mike
Denver. Kiley, a 4-year starter for Memorial, graduated in 2009 and then
would go on to wrestle collegiately at TCNJ.
Former Griffin grappler, Steve Glawson, takes over at his old stomping
grounds where he was a 3-time D24 medal winner.
Freehold Twp: Kim
Thwaits, previously an assistant at Freehold Boro, has taken over for
Mike Gaeta. Gaeta, who guided the Patriots over the last three years,
will remain on staff as an assistant.
Jackson Memorial: Former
head coach Doug Withstandley takes the reins back over from Aaron
Gottesman. Withstandley, who was an assistant for Gottesman the last
five seasons, had a very successful run as the head coach in his first
stint from 2008-2011, winning 2 Group 4 Titles, 2 Sectional Titles, 3
District Titles, and 4 Division Titles. His teams also finished in the
Top 10 in NJ in each of his four years. Gottesman will remain on staff
as an assistant.
Keyport: Steve Bower has stepped down after three seasons for The Port. Taking over will be former head coach Al Smith who had a previous run of 18 years as head coach of the Raiders, making his debut in 1993-1994.
Manchester: Bill Meaney, who wrestled for the
Hawks from 2004-2007, and had been serving as an assistant coach for the
program, will be the head coach in 2016-2017. Meaney, an All-American
at Elizabethtown in college, takes over for Tom Scheffler, who served as
head coach the previous nine seasons.
Marlboro: One of the most
decorated wrestlers in Marlboro history returns home to take over the
head coaching position, previously held by William Werntz for the last
14 seasons. Frankel, a 2-time state placer, collected 110 wins for the
Mustangs from 2005-2008. Collegiately, he earned All-American honors in
2012 wrestling at Delaware Valley University, and was named a Scholar
All-American in 2013.
Middletown South: An assistant for the
Eagles in 2016, Anton Atterbury is the new head coach for South. After a
successful high school career where he was a State medal winner for Mt.
Olive, Atterbury found continued success on the mats, winning a Prep
National Title at Blair in 1993, and earning All-American honors twice
while wrestling at TCNJ.
Monmouth Regional: Robert Micheliche, a
2005 graduate of TR South who would go on to wrestle collegiately at
TCNJ, takes over for Shawn Brown. Micheliche is no stranger to the
coaching ranks in the Shore since graduating from TCNJ, having assistant
jobs at Holmdel and TR North, previously.