Shore Conference Wrestling



The NJSIAA has approved new weight classes for the upcoming season. While they elected to stay with 14 weight classes, the change basically comes in the middle and up top where, essentially, all that was really done was to knock off 1-5 pounds on the weights above 138. 

2021-2022 Weight Classes:

106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 144, 150, 157, 165, 175, 190, 215, 285




Barnegat: Brendan McCarthy, previously an assistant, has been named the new head coach for the Bengals. McCarthy replaces Ken MacIver, who will continue his coaching career down in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Donovan Catholic: Lex Knapp (Lacey - 2012) takes over as the new head coach at Donovan Catholic, replacing Steve Glawson who helped revitalize the program. On the transfer front, Kurt Wehner, who is coming off a strong freshman season that saw him go 12-4 and qualify for States at TR East last season, will join the Griffins lineup this season.

Holmdel: Danny Franke has stepped down as the head coach for the Hornets after a 10-year run in which he compiled 141 wins. Mike Oxley, a graduate of CBA in 2014 who was previously an assistant at Colts Neck, will take over for Franke.

Howell: Giovanni Scafidi, one of the top freshmen in the Shore last season at Freehold Twp, will join the Rebels this year. Scafidi went 8-3 on the year, and was a State Qualifier.

Long Branch: Billy George (Long Branch - 2010) is the new head coach for the Green Wave, taking over for his uncle, legendary coach Danny George, who retired after a tremendous career at the helm for LB, that included 3 Group Championships and 6 Sectional Titles. 

Matawan: Mike Mason has stepped down as head coach of the Huskies. Mason had a brief, but solid, run for the Huskies, helping lead five wrestlers to States in his two seasons, and a 2nd-place finish in B-North for the Huskies last year. Replacement to be named.

Middletown North: Matt Sirchio has resigned as head coach of the Lions. Coach Sirch led North to 217 wins in his 15 year run at the helm. No replacement has been named yet.

Ocean Township: A pair of former Howell Rebels join the Spartans this season in junior Colin Bradshaw, a State Qualifier as a freshman in 2020 and 6th place finisher in the Central Region last year, and sophomore Liam Clark, who was 1-0 for the Rebels last year.

St John Vianney: Several transfers are incoming for the Lancers. Junior Thomas Cleary (8-2 at 170 for Holmdel), junior Kevin McBride (7-4 at 145 for Marlboro), 2-time State Qualifier, Jasiah Queen, a junior from Elizabeth, and senior Blake Geibel from Northern Burlington (6-4 at 120), all join the Lancers, who also have a solid incoming freshmen class coming in.

Rumson: Bryan Heller has stepped down as head coach for the Bulldogs. Coach Heller helped take the program to new heights in recent years, including the program's first Division Title in 17 years in 2020, and a slew of success for his wrestlers in the individual postseason. Eleazar DeLuca will be the new head coach for the Bulldogs. DeLuca was a standout wrestler at Rutgers, qualifying for the NCAA's in 2018.

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Awards Week 2021:








State Tournament Notes:

Brick Memorial: The Stangs' 4 State Champions is the most for any Shore Conference team in a single season. It is the first time a team a New Jersey teams has had 4 champs in a season since 2016, when Bergen Catholic did it, and it is the first time it has been done by a public school since High Point did it in 2011.

For the Santaniellos, they join the Mark & Maurice Worthy of Central Regional, Scott & Dallas Winston of Jackson Memorial, Hector & Ed Rivera of Jackson Memorial, and Luke, Jude, & Andrew Skove of Long Branch, as the Shore's only brothers to win State Championships. 

And to add to Brick Memorial's historic weekend, Vincent Santaniello became the program's first ever 4-time State Medalist.

CBA: The Colts finished with 3 State Medal Winners, the most they've ever had in a single season.

Howell: Junior, Hunter Mays became the 4th State Champion in Howell's history, and their first since Eric Keosseian won in 2017. The Rebels had 4 medal winners in total, which is a new program record for a single season.

Lacey: Vin Ceglie was 1 of 2 wrestlers on the weekend to be seeded 16th, yet still go on to win a medal. The Lions' senior, who is coming off an ACL surgery, took 6th at 195 to become Lacey's first medalist since 2018.

Manalapan: Senior Gavin Claro capped his career with a 5th-place medal at 195. Claro's medal makes it 3 years in a row for the Braves having a State Medalist.

Middletown South: Sophomore, Jack Zaleski (4th at 120) became the first Eagle since Blair Tugman (1995, 1997-1998) to win multiple State Medals with his 2nd medal in as many seasons.

Ocean Township: Senior Joseph Teresi finished in 5th-place at heavyweight, the Spartans' first ever heavyweight to win a State medal. Teresi also earned career win #100 over the weekend, becoming the 7th wrestler in Shore Conference history to earn 100 wins exclusively in the heavyweight division.

RBC: Sabino Portella finished in 2nd place for the Caseys, becoming just the 2nd wrestler in program history to make the finals. Portella is the Caseys' first State placer since Shawn McCord took 4th in 2014. 

Rumson: Jack Kelly took 3rd place at 182, which is the highest finish ever for a Rumson wrestler at States. Max Brignola finished 4th at 152, giving the Bulldogs multiple State medalists for the 2nd straight year, and the 3rd time in program history.

Shore Regional: Jack Maida made history for the Blue Devils, by becoming the program's first ever 2-time State Medalist, by finishing 7th at 132.

Southern: The Rams had a pair of finalists, making it the 2nd time in program history the Rams had multiple State Finalists, with 2007 being the other time when Frank Molinaro, Luke Lanno, and Glen Carson were in the finals.

TR East: Michael Conklin of TR East capped his career with a 4th-place medal, becoming the Raiders' first State Medalist since AJ Meyers in 2017.

TR North: John O'Donnell finished in 2nd place for the Mariners, making it back to back seasons for TRN with a State Finalist. O'Donnell is just the 2nd Mariner to finish in 2nd, joining fellow heavyweight Paul Rich, who was a runner-up in 1990.


Shore Conference State Medal Winners 

113: Evan Tallmadge (Brick Memorial)
120: Anthony Santaniello (Brick Memorial)
126: Vincent Santaniello (Brick Memorial)
160: Hunter Mays (Howell)
Hwt: David Szuba (Brick Memorial)

2nd Place
113: Conor Collins (Southern)
138: Eddie Hummel (Southern)
170: Sabino Portella (RBC)
Hwt: John O'Donnell (TR North)

3rd Place
182: Jack Kelly (Rumson)

4th Place
120: Jack Zaleski (Middletown South)
145: Michael Conklin (TR East)
152: Max Brignola (Rumson)

5th Place
113: Sebastian Ortega (Howell)
195: Gavin Claro (Manalapan)
Hwt: Joseph Teresi (Ocean Township)

6th Place
195: Vin Ceglie (Lacey)

7th Place
120: Garrett Totten (CBA)
132: Jack Maida (Shore)
152: Paul Jakub (Howell)

8th Place
113: Alex Nini (CBA)
126: Neiko Malone (Howell)
132: Julian George (CBA)








Complete round by round results from this year's Region Tournaments involving Shore Conference teams can be found here:







Steve Falk has news on weight class changes coming to wrestling. You can read more about it in his article CLICK HERE





Congratulations Shore Conference Girls State Tournament Medal Winners

143: Jayla Hahn (Lakewood)
161: Jessi Johnson (Manalapan)  -  3-time Champion
215: Mia Lazaurs (Raritan)

2nd Place
151: Abigail Stanberry (Jackson Memorial)

3rd Place
114: Gianna DeDreux (Brick Twp)
161: Jordyn Katz (Jackson Memorial)

4th Place
128: Chloe Lawler (Jackson Memorial)

5th Place
100: Sheila Cortez (Lakewood)
215: Alexsandra Bieszczad (Jackson Memorial)

6th Place
100: Julian Manolas (Manalapan)
107: Chloe Wong (Raritan)
143: Kamila Bieszczad (Jackson Memorial)
180: Ana Gonzalez (Lakewood)



Congratulations to the Shore Conference's Girls Region Tournament Medal Winners.

100: Julia Manolas (Manalapan)
143: Jayla Hahn (Lakewood)
151: Abigail Stanberry (Jackson Memorial)
161: Jessi Johnson (Manalapan)
215: Mia Lazaurs (Raritan)

161: Jordyn Katz (Jackson Memorial)
180: Ana Gonzalez (Lakewood)
215: Alexsandra Bieszczad (Jackson Memorial)

100: Sheila Cortez (Lakewood)
114: Gianna DeDreux (Brick Twp)
128: Chloe Lawler (Jackson Memorial)
180: Ella Yanuzzelli (Southern)

107: Chloe Wong (Raritan)
143: Kamila Bieszczad (Jackson Memorial)
180: Gina Novello (Jackson Memorial)





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