JSZ brings you excitement and drama from state wrestling finals in AC
JSZ is excited to provide highlights and interviews from all 14 state champions at the NSIAA state wrestling individual championships in Atlantic City. 106: Joey Oliveri (Hanover Park) def. Dean Peterson (St. John Vianney) 6-3 113: Anthony Clark (Delbarton) def. Samuel Alvarez (St. Joe’s Montvale) 3-2 126: Patrick Glory (Delbarton) def. Joe Heilmann (South Plainfield) 7-0 132: Lucas Revano (Camden Catholic) def. Kyle Slendorn (Howell) 4-3 138: Quinn Kinner (Kingsway) md. Jake Benner (Ocean Township) 11-2 145: Ricky Cabanillas (DePaul Catholic) def. Nick Bennett (Delsea) 5-2 152: Cole Corrigan (Toms River South) def. Brian Meyer (Phillipsburg) 5-4 170: Michael O’Malley (Hasbrouck Heights) def. Chris Foca (Bergen Catholic) 7-2 182: Billy Janzer (Delsea) def. Josh McKenzie (Bergen Catholic) 3-2 UTB 220: Peter Acciardi (Don Bosco Prep) def. Liridon Leka (Montville) 3-1 HWT: Lewis Fernandes (Voorhees) fall Kody Wood (Pennsville) 2:59 120: Robert Howard (Bergen Catholic) def. Mitchell Polito (East Brunswick) 5-2 160: Shane Griffith (Bergen Catholic) def. Rob Kanniard (Wall) 6-1 195: Jacob Cardenas (Bergen Catholic) md. Sam Wustefeld (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) 10-2
Road to Atlantic City begins: Watch District 31 Wrestling Highlights!
The three week journey to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City for the state individual wrestling championships is underway with District finals across the state. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel breaks down the great competition at the District 31 finals in Atlantic City: District 31 Finals at Abesgami High School – Top 3 finishers qualify for Regions 106 pounds 1st Place – Asa Walton of Delsea 2nd Place – Matt Hoelke of Highland Reg. 3rd Place – Dasyn Weber of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – Antonio Keifner of Pitman 113 pounds 1st Place – Nicholas Digiacomo of Timber Creek 2nd Place – Chris Recinto of Delsea 3rd Place – Adam Aquilino of Highland Reg. 4th Place – William (Billy) Rodgers of Mainland Reg. 120 pounds 1st Place – Kameron Jenkins of Timber Creek 2nd Place – Michael Smith of Pennsville Mem. 3rd Place – Brody Colbert of Highland Reg. 4th Place – Corbin Saul of Absegami 126 pounds 1st Place – Jeremiah Clark of Highland Reg. 2nd Place – Justin Dougherty of Delsea 3rd Place – Justin Jaeger of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – Travis Brown of Pinelands Reg. 132 pounds 1st Place – Justin Cariss of Highland Reg. 2nd Place – John Patterson of Delsea 3rd Place – Nick Martin of Absegami 4th Place – Doyne Friebel of Pennsville Mem. 138 pounds 1st Place – Tim Spatola of Delsea 2nd Place – Mark Hurst of Highland Reg. 3rd Place – Jesse Bishop of Mainland Reg. 4th Place – Trent Johnson of Pennsville Mem. 145 pounds 1st Place – Nick Bennett of Delsea 2nd Place – Nic Carrero of Absegami 3rd Place – Michael Slusher of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – John Schoch of Overbrook 152 pounds 1st Place – Antonio Yeoman of Mainland Reg. 2nd Place – Brennan Richardson of Pinelands Reg. 3rd Place – Malachi Whitfield of Overbrook 4th Place – Jon Stokes of Delsea 160 pounds 1st Place – Peyton Jones of Timber Creek 2nd Place – Jacob Mena of Pinelands Reg. 3rd Place – Jason Evans of Highland Reg. 4th Place – Abdel Alqutawna of Pennsville Mem. 170 pounds 1st Place – Mason Maxwell of Delsea 2nd Place – Andrew Marcucci of Absegami 3rd Place – Wyatt Wood of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – Ethan Rockey of Pitman 182 pounds 1st Place – Bill Janzer of Delsea 2nd Place – Zane Coles of Pitman 3rd Place – Walter Dale of Mainland Reg. 4th Place – Jared Colbert of Highland Reg. 195 pounds 1st Place – Tommy Maxwell of Delsea 2nd Place – Noah Raine of Pennsville Mem. 3rd Place – Evan Burton of Pinelands Reg. 4th Place – Luke Wescoat of Absegami 220 pounds 1st Place – Devon Starks of Highland Reg. 2nd Place – Pasquale Locantore of Overbrook 3rd Place – Ryan McFarland of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – Avery Maski of Pinelands Reg. 285 pounds 1st Place – Kody Wood of Pennsville Mem. 2nd Place – Sean Koschorreck of Absegami 3rd Place – Deshon Alexander of Overbrook 4th Place – Griffin Clark of Pitman
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Jersey Sports Zone brings you highlights of three state finals at the state wrestling team finals at RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River NJSIAA Non-Public “A” Final Bergen Catholic 63 Camden Catholic 12 The Crusaders dominated with seven pinfalls to make it seven straight state titles. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights of Bergen Catholic’s dominance in Toms River: A special thanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs in Summit and Paramus for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Bergen Catholic. The great moment of the Crusader’s 7th state championship was captured by our cameras thanks to Equinox!!! NJSIAA Group 4 Final Phillipsburg 35 Long Branch 21 Cody Harrison delivered a pin at 138 pounds in the opening match as the Stateliners won its first five matches to rack up 25 early points on the way to a 22nd wrestling state championship. Jayson Zinsmeister had a pin at 145 pounds for the Stateliners who have won an amazing five consecutive state titles on the mat. JSZ’s Jay Cook breaks down the P-burg dynasty with another stellar performance in Toms River: Thank you to Rosario Realty for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Long Branch and the reason we were able to be on the mat in Toms River for Phillipsburg’s 22nd state title was due to the support of The Garnet Booster Club. NJSIAA Group-2 Final High Point – 30 Raritan – 25 It was all Raritan early on.. the Shore Conference School won 4 out of the first 6 bouts, including pins by Anthony Aquilano and George Burdick, helping the Rockets race out to a 25-6 lead. Everything changed when High Point’s Thomas Hubmaster won his heavyweight bout and fired up his Wildcat teammates. High Point won the final six bouts to come away with a 30-25 win over Raritan and complete a miraculous comeback to capture the Group-2 State Championship. Watch the highlights and post game below. Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Raritan coverage! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
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Long Branch 30 Brick Memorial 29 – Central Jersey Group 4 Finals Daniel Santos-Silva scored a dramatic two-point takedown with 10 seconds to go in the 3rd period of the final match of the night to give Long Branch a thrilling one-point win over the Mustangs. Santos-Silva was tied with Ron Hopping 1-1 at 182 pounds when he delivered what proved to be the clinching points. The two teams went back and forth scoring points. A critical turning point came at 160 pounds when freshman David Szuba scored a 3-2 Ultimate Tiebreaker Win over Luke Arnold to give Brick Memorial a critical three points. A pin by the Mustangs Ean Mueller at 170 pounds gave Brick Memorial a nine point swing and a 29-26 lead. Santos-Silva’s win tied the match at 29 and Long Branch won on criteria thanks to an 8-6 edge in overall matches. Watch the exciting match and the thrilling final moments: We’re able to bring you great moments from Long Branch sports thanks to the support of Rosario Realty! Long Branch 30 Brick Memorial 29 195 lbs: Peter Wersinger (LB) technical fall vs. Roberto Hererra 19-4 220 lbs: Sam Williams (BM) pins La’Qym Morris 3:59 285 lbs: Kevin Cerruti (LB) defeats Christopher Mittler 7-0 106 lbs: Joe Rotondo (BM) majority decision vs. Dylan Kelleher 12-2 113 lbs: Vin Santaniello (BM) majority decision vs. Rey Guzman 14-4 120 lbs: Ryan Zimmerman (LB) defeats Michael Richardson 6-0 126 lbs: Chris Dean (LB) majority decision vs. Liam Rivera 15-6 132 lbs: Stivini Silva (LB) defeats Ryan Andrus 5-1 138 lbs: Caleb Alvarado (BM) pins Ryan Carey 1:43 145 lbs: Isaac Shohet (LB) majority decision vs. Brian Alexander 10-0 152 lbs: Louie Saez (LB) majority decision vs. Bryan Willson 11-3 160 lbs: David Szuba (BM) defeats Luke Arnold 3-2 UTB 170 lbs: Ean Mueller (BM) pins Edgar Padilla 5:11 182 lbs: Dan Santos-Silva (LB) defeats Ron Hopping Phillipsburg 32 Middletown North 30 – North 2 Group 4 Finals Thirty-seven. That’s right, the Phillipsburg Stateliners’ wrestling program has won 37 state sectional wrestling titles in 39 years of the state tournament. No. 2-seeded Phillipsburg added it’s most recent trophy to the case on Friday night when they trekked to the Jersey Shore to take on No. 1-seed Middletown North in the North Jersey 2 Group 4 sectional finals. Pins in the middle of the lineup by Cody Harrison, Josh Ramos and Lance Wissing helped propel the Stateliners to a 32-30 victory. Phillipsburg will turn right around after the win and head to Toms River on Sunday for the Group Championships. Phillipsburg has a date with Roxbury in the Group 4 semifinals starting at 11:30 a.m. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-match reaction from Middletown: Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Phillipsburg. They are the reason we are able to capture great moments from the Stateliners all year long! Phillipsburg 32 Middletown North 30 285: Austin Dewise (MN) d. Patrick Sharpe 3-0 106: Thomas O’Keefe (MN) d. Logan Maczko 7-1 113: Tyler Klinsky (MN) d. Cullen Day 8-1 120: Travis Jones (P) d. Freddy Luchs 7-0 126: Nate Pujols (MN) d. Luke Hardin 9-3 132: Kyle Tino (P) tf. Chris McCarthy 25-7 138: Cody Harrison (P) p. Mike Puzo 0:28 145: Stanley Wojdylak (MN) d. Jayson Zinsmeister 7-1 152: Josh Ramos (P) p. Joe Cavanagh 5:59 160: Brian Meyer (P) by forfeit 170: Lance Wissing (P) p. Nico Cerbo 182: Nicko Cofone (MN) by forfeit 195: Jacob Anderson (MN) d. Austin Roth 3-1 220: Kevin McCarthney (MN) by forfeit Howell 29 Hunterdon Central 20 – Central Jersey Group 5 Finals It was a Group V Sectional Final rematch for the Howell Rebels and Hunterdon Central Red Devils tonight at Hunterdon Central High School. The Rebels were the favorite once again this year, coming in ranked No. 3 in the state, while the Red Devils sat in the No. 7 spot. Last year it was Howell who came out on top, and so Hunterdon Central was looking for redemption. Unfortunately for the home squad, the Rebels came to wrestle. Howell took the match 29-20 after Christian Murphy sank the only pin of the night in one minute and 25 seconds, and both Darby Diedrich and Kyle Slendorn remained undefeated with decisions in the 120 and 132 weight classes. The Rebels are now 30-0 heading into groups. Check out full highlights now: Howell 29 Hunterdon Central 20 145 lbs: Vince Romaniello (HC) defeats Paul Jakub 10-7 152 lbs: Xavier Kelly (H) defeats Norman Cella 10-5 160 lbs: Kevin Ciresa (HC) defeats Evan Richard 9-0 170 lbs: Shane Reitsma (H) majority decision vs. Dan Furmato 18-4 182 lbs: Christian Murphy (H) pins Kyle Barrett 1:25 195 lbs: Lukas Bakerian (HC) defeats Rashaun Hansford 8-1 220 lbs: Angelo Crespo (HC) defeats Joe Sardina 7-5 285 lbs: Ryan Joyce (HC) defeats Scott Prendergast 3-2 106 lbs: Brett Ungar (HC) majority decision vs. Jesse Liptzin 8-0 113 lbs: Jerry Lleshi (H) majority decision vs. Colton Washleski 16-8 120 lbs: Darby Diedrich (H) defeats Jack Bauer 3-1 126 lbs: Luke Rada (H) defeats Anthony Romaniello 9-2 132 lbs: Kyle Slendorn (H) defeats Hunter Graf 10-6 138 lbs: Dan Esposito (H) defeats Pasquale Vizzoni 2-1 TB
Green Wave reach wrestling sectional finals
Long Branch 48 Colts Neck 17 The Green Wave fell behind 4-0 early before building a big lead thanks to four pinfalls to advance to the Central Jersey Group 4 Finals. Long Branch advances to the Central Jersey Group 4 Finals where they will host Brick Memorial on Friday night. JSZ has highlights of wins for Ryan Carey, Isaac Shohet, La’Qym Morris and Kevin Cerruti for the Green Wave. Colts Neck’s Joey King picked up a win in the final match of the night. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is made possible by Rosario Realty. Thanks to Hit Training for supporting our coverage of the Colts Neck Cougars
Phillipsburg Takes Down Voorhees
Phillipsburg 66 Voorhees 6 Voorhees had a strong start in the first match of the night when Sam Huff (220) pinned Gage Horvath in 2:38. Unfortunately for the Vikings, that would be their only victory of the night. Brian Meyer and Cullen day both contributed pins to the win, check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg HS is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club, Jersey Sports Zone will be brining you the best of Liner Athletics all year long!
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
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Livingston 42 Belvidere 28 Belivdere being the host team of course wants to put up a good performance this afternoon; however, the Livingston Lancers overpowered the Seaters in 182 weight class when Ken Newman pinned Zach Vought in 1 minute and 54 seconds to give the Lancers a 34-28 momentum push as they went on to win 43-28. Check out full highlights now available: Voorhees 48 Livingston 22 This match was all Voorhees all day. From the start Ryan Valese, Sam Huff, Colby Koshinski, and Aidan Taylor all had pins to give the Vikings a 24-3 lead over the Lancers. After that, the lead only extended and eventually Voorhees took the W 48-22. However, this win was extra sweet for the Vikings, seeing as it was their organization 600th win. Check out full highlights of this match now:
Phillipsburg rises to the challenge, defeating North Hunterdon 41-15
Phillipsburg 41 North Hunterdon 15 Before this match North Hunterdon challenged the Stateliners via Twitter, tweeting they would, “Show these Liners who the real men are… for the second time,” referring to the upset win that the Lions pulled off this season in the Group IV Football State Championship. However, the Liners rose to the challenge and defeated the Lions at home 41-15. North was ahead after the first four matches, but their momentum was brought to a halt after an outstanding performance by Cullen Day, Lance Wissing and Austin Roth. Check out those highlights and post-game interviews brought to you by Jersey Sports Zone’s Courtney DuPont: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to their generous support JSZ will bring you the best of the Liners all year long!
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North Hunterdon 61 Hillsborough 15 North Hunterdon dominated this opening match. Nate Fossett started the Lions off strong with 17-2 technical fall victory over Hillsborough’s Varun Deb. From their North Hunterdon would have 8 pins, winning 10 of the next 13 matches. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedics. Thanks to Princeton Other JSZ can bring you the best of the Raiders all season long! Watchung Hills 46 Woodstown 17 Watchung Hills undefeated thus far in the season came out strong agains the Wolverines with twi pins to begin the match in the 170 and 182 weight classes. However, in the 106 weight class Woodstown saw a spark of hope when Dylan Kalakowski was defeated by Ryan Struss with a 9-7 decision. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, that small victory was not enough to keep them in the match, and the Warriors take the win 46-17. Check out full highlights: North Hunterdon 47 Woodstown 18 North Hunterdon split the first four matches with Woodstown, but turned it around in the 120 with a strong performance by Drew Doscher who pinned Justin Layton in just one minute and 25 seconds. The Lions went on to win this match 47-18. Full highlights now available:
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: A special thanks to BCB-Bayshore, Your Community Bank, for supporting our coverage of both Raritan and Saint John Vianney coverage on JSZ. Paver Restoration has been a great supporter of our SJV coverage for the past three years. 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
McKenzie’s return to the mat helps Bergen Catholic earn #1 national ranking
The saga surrounding Bergen Catholic junior Josh McKenzie has been well documented. McKenzie made headlines as a young teenager with an unrelenting desire to compete, and it translated into him being one of the most talked about athletes in state history. McKenzie was the number one ranked incoming freshman football player and wrestler in the country before joining Bergen Catholic in 2014 — surely lofty rankings to carry around. But so far in the 2017-2018 season, the fruits of his labors have seemed to pay off. The Crusader junior helped lead the Crusaders’ football team to a 44-7 state over North Jersey rivals St. Peter’s Prep in December en route to their first state championship in 13 years. McKenzie then followed it up going 3-0 at The Who’s No. 1 Duals this past weekend in Oradell against national competition. He notched two pins and a 5-2 decision after not wrestling for nearly 11 months as the Crusaders handily defeated the No. 1 team in America, Blair Academy. Watch the feature by JSZ’s Jay Cook about the wild last two months of McKenzie’s scholastic athletic career and the impact he’s had on all of Bergen Catholic: JSZ’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Their locations in Paramus and Summit are the reason we can bring you highlights and features of Bergen Catholic and Summit High all year long!
Bergen Catholic wins Who’s #1 Duals, claims nation’s top wrestling ranking
The Crusaders reign supreme. In front of a capacity home crowd in Oradell, Bergen Catholic’s wrestling team defeated Blair Academy, 33-19, in the finale of The Who’s #1 Duals, cementing the Crusaders easily as the top high school wrestling team in the United States. Flowrestling had Blair Academy ranked #1 nationally and Bergen Catholic ranked #2 nationally coming into the day. Bergen Catholic was powered to victory over the Bucs by a pair of pins — Dylan Weaver (126) at 1:32 in the first period and Christopher Foca (170) at 5:35 in the 3rd period. The Crusaders won nine out of 14 bouts during the match. BC’s head coach Dave Bell said it was his first win against Blair in 19 years at Bergen Catholic. The Crusaders also defeated #7 Buchanan (California), 34-24, and #6 Lake Highland Prep (Florida), 41-22, earlier in the day. Watch the highlights and post-match reaction from JSZ’s Jay Cook: Jersey Sports Zone was able to bring you this historic moment for Bergen Catholic wrestling thanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs. Thanks to Equinox for supporting our Crusaders coverage in all sports all year long on JSZ! Here’s the bout-by-bout breakdown of each of the six bouts from Saturday’s action. Final Results 1) Bergen Catholic (NJ) 2) Blair Academy (NJ) 3) Buchanan (CA) 4) Lake Highland Prep (FL) Round 3 #2 Bergen Catholic (NJ) 33, #1 Blair (NJ) 19 126 Dylan Weaver (Bergen Catholic) F Chris Cannon (Blair), 1:32 132 Travis Mastrogiovanni (Blair) DEC Carmen Ferrante (Bergen Catholic), 6-4 138 Mike Madara (Blair) DEC Joseph Zargo (Bergen Catholic), 6-3 145 Wade Unger (Bergen Catholic) DEC Malcolm Robinson (Blair), 3-0 152 Willy Kaiser (Blair) DEC Gerard Angelo (Bergen Catholic), 4-3 160 Shane Griffith (Bergen Catholic) DEC Andrew Merola (Blair), 5-2 170 Christopher Foca (Bergen Catholic) F Julian Ramirez (Blair), 5:35 182 Jacob Cardendas (Bergen Catholic) DEC Leo Tarantino (Blair), 6-0 195 Josh Mckenzie (Bergen Catholic) DEC Peyton Craft (Blair), 5-2 220 Owen Trephan (Blair) MD Sage Mosco (Bergen Catholic), 10-2 285 John High (Bergen Catholic) DEC Kraig Correll (Blair), 7-2 106 Nick Kayal (Bergen Catholic) DEC Ryan Miller (Blair), 1-1 UTB 113 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (Blair) F Enrique Sanchez (Bergen Catholic), 2:36 120 Robert Howard (Bergen Catholic) DEC Mike Coliaocco (Blair), 4-3 #7 Buchanan (CA) 30, #6 Lake Highland Prep (FL) 27 126 George Ruiz (Buchanan) F Vincent Menozzi (Lake Highland Prep), 5:05 132 Joe Silva (Lake Highland Prep) TF Ethan Leake (Buchanan), 22-7 5:44 138 Matthew Olguin (Buchanan) DEC Noah Castillo (Lake Highland Prep), 3-2 145 Kai Bele (Lake Highland Prep) MD Chris Gaxiola (Buchanan), 12-4 152 Tristan Zamilpa (Buchanan) DEC Cameron Monzadeh (Lake Highland Prep), 5-0 160 Erich Byelick (Lake Highland Prep) DEC Joel Romero (Buchanan), 8-4 170 Jadon Martin (Buchanan) DEC Max Cosmides (Lake Highland Prep), 5-1 182 Anthony Montalvo (Buchanan) F Logan Andrew (Lake Highland Prep), 2:47 220 Ben Goldin (Lake Highland Prep) DEC Trevor Ervin (Buchanan), 2-1 285 Curtis Ruff (Lake Highland Prep) DEC Naishawn Duchett (Buchanan), 6-4 106 Hunter Leake (Buchanan) DEC Jake Wohltman (Lake Highland Prep), 8-2 113 Nic Bouzakis (Lake Highland Prep) F Maximo Renteria (Buchanan), 3:08 120 Ryan Chauvin (Lake Highland Prep) DEC Logan Gioffre (Buchanan), 5-1 Round 2 #1 Blair (NJ) 49, #7 Buchanan (CA) 9 120 Mike Coliaocco (Blair) TF Logan Gioffre (Buchanan), 20-4 6:25 126 Chris Cannon (Blair) F George Ruiz (Buchanan), 5:21 132 Travis Mastrogiovanni (Blair) DEC Ethan Leake (Buchanan), 9-8 138 Matthew Olguin (Buchanan) DEC Malcolm Robinson (Blair), 4-2 145 Chris Gaxiola (Buchanan) DEC Nick Incontrera (Blair), 6-3 152 Willy Kaiser (Blair) MD Tristan Zamilpa (Buchanan), 8-0 160 Andrew Merola (Blair) DEC Joel Romero (Buchanan), 9-3 170 Julian Ramirez (Blair) F Jadon Martin (Buchanan), 0:23 182 Anthony Montalvo (Buchanan) DEC Leo Tarantino (Blair), 9-3 195 Peyton Craft (Blair) F Jalen Peralta (Buchanan), 1:43 220 Owen Trephan (Blair) DEC Trevor Ervin (Buchanan), 9-4 285 Kraig Correll (Blair) F Naishawn Duchett (Buchanan), 4:36 106 Ryan Miller (Blair) MD Hunter Leake (Buchanan), 10-1 113 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (Blair) DEC Maximo Renteria (Buchanan), 4-2 #2 Bergen Catholic (NJ) 41, #6 Lake Highland Prep (FL) 22 120 Robert Howard (Bergen Catholic) MD Ryan Chauvin (Lake Highland Prep), 10-2 126 Dylan Weaver (Bergen Catholic) DEC Vincent Menozzi (Lake Highland Prep), 6-0 132 Joe Silva (Lake Highland Prep) MD Carmen Ferrante (Bergen Catholic), 21-9 138 Noah Castillo (Lake Highland Prep) DEC Joseph Zargo (Bergen Catholic), 4-3 145 Kai Bele (Lake Highland Prep) F Sal Mainiero (Bergen Catholic), 3:13 152 Tony Asatrian (Bergen Catholic) DEC Cameron Monzadeh (Lake Highland Prep), 7-2 160 Shane Griffith (Bergen Catholic) DEC Erich Byelick (Lake Highland Prep), 9-3 170 Christopher Foca (Bergen Catholic) MD Max Cosmides (Lake Highland Prep), 10-2 182 Josh Mckenzie (Bergen Catholic) F Logan Andrew (Lake Highland Prep), 4:28 220 Ben Goldin (Lake Highland Prep) F Gabe Mendez (Bergen Catholic), 0:54 285 Curtis Ruff (Lake Highland Prep) DEC John High (Bergen Catholic), 3-2 106 Nick Kayal (Bergen Catholic) F Jake Wohltman (Lake Highland Prep), 1:36 Round 1 #1 Blair (NJ) 45, #6 Lake Highland Prep (FL) 13 113 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (Blair) F Nic Bouzakis (Lake Highland Prep), 4:42 120 Mike Coliaocco (Blair) TF Ryan Chauvin (Lake Highland Prep), 19-4 4:48 126 Chris Cannon (Blair) MD Vincent Menozzi (Lake Highland Prep), 16-3 132 Joe Silva (Lake Highland Prep) DEC Travis Mastrogiovanni (Blair), 12-7 138 Malcolm Robinson (Blair) DEC Noah Castillo (Lake Highland Prep), 5-2 145 Kai Bele (Lake Highland Prep) DEC Mike Madara (Blair), 6-2 152 Willy Kaiser (Blair) F Cameron Monzadeh (Lake Highland Prep), 2:34 160 Andrew Merola (Blair) DEC Erich Byelick (Lake Highland Prep), 6-2 170 Julian Ramirez (Blair) F Max Cosmides (Lake Highland Prep), 3:27 182 Leo Tarantino (Blair) DEC Logan Andrew (Lake Highland Prep), 7-1 220 Ben Goldin (Lake Highland Prep) DEC Owen Trephan (Blair), 3-2 TB2 285 Curtis Ruff (Lake Highland Prep) MD Kraig Correll (Blair), 11-2 106 Ryan Miller (Blair) DEC Jake Wohltman (Lake Highland Prep), 8-2 #2 Bergen Catholic (NJ) 34, #7 Buchanan (CA) 24 113 Maximo Renteria (Buchanan) F Kelly Dunnigan (Bergen Catholic), 3:45 120 Robert Howard (Bergen Catholic) TF Logan Gioffre (Buchanan), 21-3 4:30 126 Dylan Weaver (Bergen Catholic) MD George Ruiz (Buchanan), 17-3 132 Carmen Ferrante (Bergen Catholic) DEC Ethan Leake (Buchanan), 5-3 SV 138 Matthew Olguin (Buchanan) F Sal Mainiero (Bergen Catholic), 0:25 145 Chris Gaxiola (Buchanan) DEC Wade Unger (Bergen Catholic), 4-3 152 Tristan Zamilpa (Buchanan) DEC Gerard Angelo (Bergen Catholic), 4-3 160 Shane Griffith (Bergen Catholic) MD Joel Romero (Buchanan), 9-1 170 Christopher Foca (Bergen Catholic) DEC Jadon Martin (Buchanan), 8-3 182 Anthony Montalvo (Buchanan) DEC Jacob Cardendas (Bergen Catholic), 5-2 TB2 195 Josh Mckenzie (Bergen Catholic) F Jalen Peralta (Buchanan), 1:05 220 Trevor Ervin (Buchanan) DEC Sage Mosco (Bergen Catholic), 3-2 285 John High (Bergen Catholic) F Naishawn Duchett (Buchanan), 5:13 106 Nick Kayal (Bergen Catholic) DEC Hunter Leake (Buchanan), 4-0
No. 6 Phillipsburg defeated by No. 9 Hunterdon Central
Phillipsburg 21 Hunterdon Central 38 Hunterdon Central and Phillipsburg, two powerhouse wrestling programs with a lot in common. Both undefeated coming into tonights match, both head coaches from the same town and both looking for their next victory. The Central Red Devils, ranked 9th in the state behind No. 6 P-Burg, made a statement tonight. The Red Devils had four pins and one technical fall to take a major upset victory over Phillipsburg 38-21. After the match, JSZ’s Courtney DuPont caught up with head coach Jon Cantagallo-Rohm to see how the Red Devils prepared for the Liners. Check out that interview and more now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of the Stateliners is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club JSZ will bring you all of the best P-Burg highlights all season long!
Blair Wrestling Defeats Delbarton 49-7
The Delbarton Green Waves may be ranked the number 2 wrestling program in New Jersey, but their opponent today, the Blair Buccaneers, are number 1 in the nation. The only pin of the night was in the 285 weight class by Blair’s Owen Trephan who sunk the pin on Liam Gray in 1 minute and 16 seconds. The only two wrestlers from Delbarton to win their matches were Patrick Glory (132) and Travis Tavoso (145). Blair took the match 49-7, check out full highlights now:
Watch wrestling tournament highlights from Middletown and Holmdel
Middletown South High School hosts the Walter Woods Wrestling Tournament. JSZ’s Jay Cook has a full breakdown of the event which featured some great grapplers from all around the state: Walter Woods Tournament at Middletown South Team Title: Point Pleasant Boro, 123 points Finals Results 106: Drake Torrington (Robbinsville) d. Joe Fiordaliso (Monroe) 6-5 113: Ben Sabo (Point Boro) d. Nick Depalma (Monroe) 6-3 120: AJ Sortino (Manalapan) d. Dom Sacco (Holy Spirit) 8-1 126: Josh Bollard (Jackson Liberty) d. Danny Miller (Watching Hills) 7-2 132: Anthony Donnadio (Hillsborough) d. Edgar Moreno (West Orange) 6-1 138: Riley Cheong (Toms River South) d. Andy Lombard (Monroe) 4-2 145: Tyler Williams (Robbinsville) d. Anthony Coposky (Manalapan) 10-1 152: Cole Corrigan (Toms River South) p. Francis Marshall (Point Boro) 1:29 160: Corey Fischer (West Deptford) d. Kevin Faulker (Hillsborough) DQ 170: Garrett Bilgrav (Robbinsville) d. Kyle Hillermeier (Freehold Township) 13-3 182: Justin Hayward (Watching Hills) d. Michael Dooley (Hillsborough) 3-0 195: Eric Quartey (Freehold Township) d. Michael Waszen (Holy Spirit) 2-1 OT 220: Dave Lemay (Jackson Memorial) d. Gabe Fattizzi (Point Boro) 3-1 OT 285: Anthony Bonavito (Point Boro) d. Adam Markmann (Middletown South) 5-2 JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Prown’s Windows and Doors Holmdel Holiday Wrestling Tournament Scotch Plains-Fanwood won the team title at the 15 team Holmdel Holiday Tournament paced by a win at 195 pounds from Sam Wustefeld and five runner up performances. Shore Regional finished second thanks to three individual wins. Rumson-Fair Haven had the most individual champs with four and finished in third place. Holmdel’s Scott Dupont won Most Outstanding Wrestler honors after his win at 160 pounds. Watch JSZ’s recap from Holmdel High School: Finals Results and Notes 106 – Maida – Shore Regional vs. Ammirati – Holmdel – 1-1 in 2nd period, Maida gets 2 on the takedown with 32 seconds left. Ammirani escapes for 1 but Maida holds on for the win – 3-2 Maida 113 – Rankin – Donovan Catholic vs. Klemser – Shore Regional – Rankin gets control for 2. Rankin escapes for 1 and turns in into 3 quickly to secure the win 5-2 Rankin 120 – Messina – Freehold Boro vs. Sidebottom – Scotch Plains – Messina with 2 early back points, Messina 2 more on control 4-0, Early 2nd, Messina 2 more on control 6-0, Messina 2 more to 3nd 2nd 8-0. Messina opens 3rd with back to back quick 2’s. Messina last 2 16-6 Final Messina 126 – Brignola – Rumson Fair Haven vs. Ryan – Freehold Boro – Brignola quick 2 in first period 2-0, Brignola escapes and then hits for 2, Brignola adds 2 more in second for 8-0 lead, Brignola with a 2 secure and 3 on the back secures final 13-1 Brignola 132 – Desantis – Shore Regional vs. Ammirati – Holmdel – Takedown plus 2 on the back for a early 5-0 Desantis lead and then right back to work with the Pin 0:20 1st Period Desantis 138 – Ponenti – Rumson Fair Haven vs. Vargas – JP Stevens – Ponenti for 2 wastes no time, Ponenti a quick 3 with the escape & reversal. Ponenti 2 more late in the 2nd to go up 6-1. Ponenti last 2 to start 3rd would secure 10-2 win. 10-2 Ponenti 145 – Dailey – Donovan Catholic vs. Cannon – Scotch Plains – Dailey escape to being 2nd period was only point of the bout. 1-0 Dailey 152 – Weir – Shore Regional vs. Ramos – Scotch Plains – Weir quick 2 to begin 2nd, Weir 2 on the reversal 6-0. Weir 2 on the back late second 8-0. Weir for 5 = Tech Fall 25-7 Weir. 160 – Dupont – Holmdel vs. Panzarella – Donovan Catholic – Dupont for 2 mid 1st 2-0. Dupont quick 2 opens up 2nd period. Dupont secures 2 more to end 2nd period. Dupont with another period opening 2. Dupont hits the pin to end it in 3rd 0:30 PIN Dupont. 170 – Addison – Rumson Fair Haven vs. Palazzolo (Scotch Plains) – Addison with a quick 2, right into a pin. PIN 1:50 1st period Addison 182 – Horan – Rumson Fair Haven vs. O’Beirne (Holmdel) – Tied at 1 on 2 escapes late in the 3rd, Horan for back to back 2’s with 29 seconds left to win 5-1. 5-1 Horan 195 – Wustefeld – Scotch Plains vs. Columbia – RBC – Wustefeld picks up a quick 2 & 3 to go up 5-0. Wustefeld lands the 2 to start the second up 7-0. Wustefeld secures 2 more late. 13-1 Wustefeld 220 – DiSalvo – Donovan Catholic vs. Voss – Monmouth – 0-0 to start the second. DiSalvo lands a nice takedown right into a Pin. PIN 0:56 second period DiSalvo 285 – Osuna – New Brunswick vs. Mount Scotch Plains – 1-1 into OT on 2 escapes. Osuna gets the 2 point takedown in just 7 seconds into OT. 3-1 OT Win Osuna Thanks to BCB Bayshore for supporting our Holmdel Hornets coverage on Jersey Sports Zone
No. 13 Hunterdon Central Defeats Hillsborough 57-13
Hunterdon Central wrestling went to the group 4 section final last year, but lost to Howell in a heartbreaker. This season, the team is raked 13th in the state and is certainly a sectional final contender once again. This afternoon the Red Devils stayed in conference, taking on the Hillsborough Raiders. Central had 9 pins, including ones from Hunter Graf in the 132 weight class and Normal Cella in the 152 weight class, meanwhile Hillsborough only had one pin. Mike Dooley took down Central’s Lucas Pulkowski in just 47 seconds during the 182 lb matchup. Central would win the match 57-13 as they look ahead to their meeting next week against Southern. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! JSZ’s coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho Jersey Sports Zone will bring you the best Raider highlights all season long!
Point Boro honors past with wrestling win
Point Pleasant Boro 35 Jackson Memorial 16 Point Pleasant Boro honored its 50th season as a wrestling program by bringing back some of the school’s all-time greats and the current Panthers did not disappoint winning nine matches against a Jaguars team that won a sectional title last year. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Point Pleasant and breaks down the Panthers and Jaguars on the mat: FINAL: Point Boro 35, Jackson Memorial 16 120: Ben Sabo (PB) d. Vincent Scollo 5-2 126: Jack Bailey (PB) d. Chris McDonald 2-1 132: Jake Magley (PB) p. Nick White 1:24 138: Carsten Digiantomasso (JM) d. Ty Bailey 5-3 145: Spencer Robinson (PB) tf. Justin Burkert 16-1 152: John McTaggart (PB) d. Hunter Smith 8-5 160: Francis Marshall (PB) d. Ryan Bohringer 11-7 170: Brock Winston (JM) d. Ryan Sansone 7-3 182: Kyle Epperly (JM) md. Dylan Ippolito 22-8 195: Billy Borowsky (PB) d. Brad Galassi 9-3 220: Dave Lemay (JM) d. Gabe Fattizzi 7-1 Hwt: Anthony Bonavito (PB) p. Jayden Persichilli 1:09 106: Nick Torre (PB) d. Brett Blaess 7-0 113: Luke Temple (JM) d. James Latendorf 5-3 Thanks to Tekart Builders, Twin Boro/AllShore and the Point Boro Black and Gold Football Parents Club for allowing us to bring you great Point Pleasant Boro coverage all year long