Howell claims four individual titles and team crown at Shore Conference Wrestling

Nieko Malone wins Most Outstanding Wrestler at 126 pounds to highlight four Howell Rebels capturing titles at the Shore Conference championships at Red Bank Regional. JSZ has highlights and post-match reaction from 13 championship matches!

The Howell Rebels won the 2019 Shore Conference team title thanks to four individual champions and two second-place finishes at Red Bank Regional High Schoool Jackson Memorial and Saint John Vianney produced two individual champions apiece.

120 pounds: (1) Vin Scollo (Jackson Memorial) defeats (2) Logan Waller (Colts Neck) 5-1

126 pounds: (5) Nieko Malone (Howell) defeats (2) Michael Conklin (Toms River East) 13-11

Malone was named outstanding wrestler of the meet thanks to his upset victory over the second seed

132 pounds: (2) Darby Diedrich (Howell) defeats (1) Hunter Gutierrez (Lacey) 7-1

138 pounds: (1) Alex Baran (Manalapan) defeats (3) Al DeSantis (Shore) 3-1

145 pounds: (1) Nick Boggiano (Toms River North) defeats (2) Luke Rada (Colts Neck) 5-1

152 pounds: (1) Paul Jakub (Howell) pins (3) Carsten DiGiantomasso (Jackson Memorial) 1:23

The sophomore has now won two straight Shore Conference titles

160 pounds: (1) Rob Kanniard (Wall) wins by forfeit over (2) Xavier Kelly (Howell)

170 pounds: (1) Shane Reitsma (Howell) defeats (2) Matt Benedetti (Manalapan) 9-4

182 pounds: (1) Nick Addison (Rumson-Fair Haven) defeats (3) Christian Murphy (Howell) 11-4

195 pounds: (2) Kyle Epperly (Jackson Memorial) won by injury default over (1) Jacob Anderson (Middletown North) 3:12

220 pounds: (1) Billy Borowski (Point Pleasant Boro) defeats (11) John O’Donnell (Toms River North) 2-0

285 pounds: (1) Paul Liseno (Saint John Vianney) pins (3) Joe Teresi (Ocean) 1:46

Liseno wins the heavyweight bracket for a second straight year

106 pounds: (1) Tyler Klinsky (Middletown North) pins (2) Jack Maida (Shore Regional) 4:46

The Lions junior scored his 100th win earlier in the tournament and improves to 25-0 after handing Maida his first loss of the year:

113 pounds: (1) Dean Peterson (Saint John Vianney) defeats (2) Vincent Santaniello (Brick Memorial) 5-2

NJ’s #1 ranked and #5 in the nation scores the win to remain unbeaten. It’s Peterson’s second consecutive Shore Conference title

Shore Conference Tournament Team Results

  1. Howell – 187.5
  2. Jackson Memorial – 136.5
  3. Toms River North – 106
  4. Middletown North – 103.5
  5. Shore Regional – 98
  6. Rumson-Fair Haven – 96.5
  7. Point Pleasant Boro – 90
  8. Saint John Vianney – 87.5
  9. Ocean Township – 82.5
  10. Manalapan – 76.5