The final leg of the winter season is underway as grapplers all across the Garden State made their way back to the mats. Our team caught one of New Jersey’s best programs in action.

Brick Memorial 48 Toms River East 26

Arguably the best public school wrestling program in the state, Brick Memorial started off the season strong. Despite a lull in the middle as the Raiders strung together four wins in a row from 138 – 160, the firepower of the Mustangs proved to be too much as they won 9 out of 14 bouts and compiled 6 pins. Vin Santaniello, Nick Torre, Ruben Lizardi, Matthew Murphy, David Szuba and Evan Tallmadge all won by fall for Brick Memorial. Mike Conklin and Anthony Lawrence won by fall for the Raiders.

JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Toms River: