Saint John Vianney wins SCT Wrestling title in new format

For the first time in over 40 years, the Shore Conference moved away from its annual wrestling team tournament, instead choosing to start an individual tournament with a team declared the winner by points added up throughout the weekend.  On Jan, 28, that inaugural tournament was held at Red Bank Regional, showcasing the premier wrestlers in Monmouth and Ocean counties.  St. John Vianney walked out with the team title after four Lancers won in the championship round: Dean Peterson (106), Nick Caracappa (170), Steven Giannios (220) and Paul Liseno (HWT). Charles Peterson (132) and Josiah Walker (195) also picked up third place finishes. Watch JSZ’s Jay Cook highlight the first year tournament and some of those marquee matchups.

FINALS RESULTS

106: #1 Dean Peterson (SJV) d. #3 Vin Santaniello (Brick Memorial)  10-3
113: #5 Hunter Gutierrez (Lacey) md. 2 Ryan Zimmerman (Long Branch)  8-0
120: #1 Richie Koehler (CBA) d. #3 Tyler Pepe (SJV)  8-6
126: #1 Darby Diedrich (Howell) tf. #3 Dyon Womack (Colts Neck)  22-7 4:43
132: #1 Kyle Slendorn (Howell) d. #6 Russell Benson (Raritan)  4-2
138: #1 Jake Benner (Ocean Twp) md. #2 Dan Esposito (Howell)  12-0
145: #2 Luke Gauthier (Lacey) p.  #1 Jack Kelly (Wall)  1:48
152: #1 Cole Corrigan (TR South) d. #2 Stanley Wojdylak (Midd North)  7-1
160: #1 Robert Kanniard (Wall) p. #6 Anthony Aquilano (Raritan)  2:59
170: #2 Nick Caracappa (SJV) d. #4 Nick Addison (Rumson)  8-1
182: #1 Nicko Cofone (Midd North) d. #2 Christian Murphy (Howell)  1-0
195: #1 Peter Wersinger (Long Branch) d. #3 Eric Quartey (Freehold Twp)  5-3
220: #2 Steven Giannios (SJV) d. #4 Sal DiSalvo (Donovan Catholic) d.  4-2 SV
Hwt: #3 Paul Liseno (SJV) by injury default over #1 Kevin Cerruti (Long Branch)  2:03

TEAM RESULTS

1. St. John Vianney: 165.5

2. Howell: 151.5

3. Long Branch: 97.5

4. Raritan: 94.5

5. Lacey: 84.5

6. Middletown North: 78

7. Ocean: 67

8. Point Boro: 65

9. Jackson Memorial: 53.5

10. Brick Memorial: 50

11. Wall:  49

12. Colts Neck: 47

13. CBA: 44

14. Donovan Catholic: 42

15. Manalapan: 41