Saint John Vianney 31 Raritan 29

The Raritan Rockets have won seven straight Shore Conference “A” Central divisional crowns, but the tide is turning.  Saint John Vianney held off a late Rockets surge to score a 31-29 win at the Launch Pad in one of the biggest regular season wins in SJV wrestling history.  The Lancers put together six straight wins highlighted by a pin from freshman Dean Peterson at 113 pounds to take a 31-7 lead.  Peterson’s pin and a tech fall by Joseph Butler at 106 pounds gave SJV enough back points to give them the edge over Raritan.  The Rockets won the final five matches but needed a pinfall in the final two bouts to pull off a win.  When freshman Blake Clayton stayed off his back in a 4-0 loss, the St. John Vianney bench erupted to celebrate a signature win.  Watch some great Shore Conference action from the Launch Pad:

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SJV 31 Raritan 29

170 pounds: Nicholas Caracappa (SJV) defeats Dylan Lonnay (Raritan) 21-8

182 pounds: Justin Acevedo (Raritan) defeats Jaden Lowe (SJV) 8-5

195 pounds: George Burdick (Raritan) defeats Josiah Walker (SJV) 16-5

220 pounds: Steven Giannios (SJV) wins by forfeit

285 pounds: Paul Liseno (SJV) defeats Ethan Wolf (Raritan) 6-4

106 pounds: Joseph Butler (SJV) defeats Jordan Rafalko 18-2 tech fall

113 pounds: Dean Peterson (SJV) defeats Robert Taddeo (Raritan) 13-4

120 pounds: Tyler Pepe (SJV) defeats Mike Lonnay (Raritan) 13-4

126 pounds: Sean Rotondella (SJV) defeats Cameron Rafalko (Raritan) 7-3

132 pounds: Vin Mangano (Raritan) defeats Gabe Jones (SJV) 10-2

138 pounds: Russell Benson (Raritan) pins Isaac Holt (SJV) 1:02

145 pounds: AJ Erven (Raritan) defeats Charles Peterson (SJV) 9-3

152 pounds: Christian Sookedo (Raritan) defeats Blake Clayton (SJV) 4-0

160 pounds: Anthony Aquilano (Raritan) wins by forfeit