SJV takes huge step towards first ever divisional wrestling title

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