Shore Conference Wrestling

2023 Off-Season

Previous Advancement pages have been updated with the realigned District & Regions for the 2024 season.






Monmouth Regional is searching for a new head coach. Interested individuals should contact the MRHS Athletic Director, Tony De’Orio at



Freehold Boro: Ben Ostner
Jackson Liberty: Gianni Ghione
Jackson Memorial: BJ Young
Manalapan: Jimmy Somma
Monmouth Regional: Vacant
St Rose: Vacant










MONDAY: SHORE CONFERENCE TOP 10 11 13  /  Wrestlers of the Year (On each team's page)

A final FROSH WATCH featuring some of the Shore's top freshmen this season.




Congratulations Shore Conference Alumni - NCAA Division 3 All-Americans

4th Place: 149 - Hunter Gutierrez (Lacey)  -  Stevens
5th Place: 141 - Kyle Slendorn (Howell)  -  Stevens
8th Place: 157 - Ryan Smith (Brick Memorial)  -  Stevens


Congratulations Shore Conference Alumni - NCAA Division 2 All-American

6th Place: 133 - Vin Scollo (Jackson Memorial)  -  West Liberty



Congratulations to Southern Regional head coach Dan Roy on being named 2023 NJSIAA Coach of the Year. Well deserved.


Congratulations Shore Conference State Medalists

State Champions
120: Anthony Knox (St John Vianney)

2nd State Title; SJV's 4th State Champion (Dean Peterson 2019, 2020 was also a 2-time Champ)
132: Anthony Santaniello (Brick Memorial)
2nd State Title; 4-time Finalist; Brick Memorial's 14th State Champion & 3rd 2-time State Champion & 2nd 4-time State Medalist; Voted Most Outstanding Wrestler
150: Matt Henrich (Southern)
Southern's 7th State Champion; 1st State Champion since Glenn Carson in 2009
215: Hudson Skove (Rumson)
Rumson's 1st State Champion; 6th State Championship for the Skove family (Luke: 3 / Jude: 1 / Andrew: 1 at Long Branch)

2nd Place
157: Zander Silva (CBA)

2nd medal for Silva (3rd in 2022); 3rd finalist in last 2 years for CBA; 8th 2nd-place finisher for CBA
165: Jasiah Queen (St John Vianney)
2nd medal for Queen (5th in 2022); 3rd 2nd-place finisher for Lancers
175: Harvey Ludington (Brick Memorial)
2nd medal for Ludington (1st in 2022); 12th 2nd-place finisher for Brick Memorial
215: Riley O'Boyle (Southern)
1st medal for O'Boyle; 13th 2nd-place finisher for Southern

3rd Place
126: Jack Zaleski (Middletown South)

4th medal for Zaleski (4th in 2021 & 2022, 5th in 2020); 2nd 4-time medalist for Middletown South
138: Alex Nini (CBA)
3rd medal for Nini (4th in 2022, 8th in 2021)
144: Julian George (CBA)
3rd medal for George (2nd in 2022, 8th in 2021)

4th Place
126: Conor Collins (Southern)

3rd medal for Collins (3rd in 2022, 2nd in 2021); 6th 3-time medalist for Southern
138: Joey Giordano (Long Branch)
1st medal for Giordano; 1st medal for Long Branch since 2020 (Zimmerman & O'Dwyer); 36th State medal for Long Branch

5th Place
113: Kurt Wehner (Donovan Catholic)

2nd medal for Wehner (7th in 2022); 1st 2-time medalist for Donovan Catholic; 3rd medal overall for the Griffins
138: Zac Reilley (Raritan)
1st medal for Reilley; 1st medal for Raritan since 2014 (Pat Toal); 11th medal overall for Rockets
175: Sabino Portella (RBC)
3rd medal for Portella (4th in 2022, 2nd in 2021); 1st 3-time medalist in RBC history

6th Place
132: Wyatt Stout (Southern)

1st medal for Stout; 1st time Southern has had multiple sophomore medalists (Stout & Hochstrasser)
190: DJ Henry (Howell)
1st medal for Henry; 36th medal for Howell; 8th straight season with a medalist for the Rebels
Hwt: Ryan Fischer (Jackson Memorial)
1st medal for Fischer; 61st medal for Jackson; 1st medal winner since 2020 (Epperly) for Jags

8th Place
106: Matthew Gould (St John Vianney)

1st medal for Gould; 4th freshman since 2018 to medal for SJV
132: Patrick O'Keefe (St John Vianney)
2nd medal for O'Keefe (2nd in 2022)
144: Hayden Hochstrasser (Southern)
1st medal for Hochstrasser: 1st time Southern has had multiple sophomore medalists (Stout & Hochstrasser)
150: Tyler Barrett (CBA)
2nd medal for Barrett (3rd in 2022)
157: David Hussey (Middletown South)
1st medal for Hussey; 9th different wrestler to medal for Eagles all-time
165: Cole Velardi (Southern)
2nd medal for Velardi (5th in 2022)
215: Robert Canterino (CBA)
1st medal for Canterino; 2nd wrestler all-time at 215 or above to medal for CBA


State Notes

Brick Memorial (1 Champion / 2 Medal Winners)

Brick Memorial (1 Champion / 2 Medal Winners)
Anthony Santaniello closed out his career as a Mustang with his 2nd State Title, becoming the third wrestler in program history to accomplish that feat. The title was Santaniello's 4th State medal overall, joining his brother Vincent as the only Mustangs to win four State medals. It cements Santaniello's legacy as one of the all-time greats at Brick Memorial. His 138 wins puts him 3rd on the Stangs' all-time wins list. He was a 4-time Region, 3-time District, and 2-time Shore Conference Tournament champion. Next up for Santaniello, the University of Oklahoma in the fall.

Sophomore Harvey Ludington made it to his 2nd State final in as many seasons, but was unable to repeat as champion, finishing as the runner-up at 175 to another returning State Champion, Simon Ruiz of Delbarton.

Santaniello and Ludington's State medals give Brick Memorial 71 all-time, which is the most for any Shore Conference team.
1st: Anthony Santaniello (132)
2nd: Harvey Ludington (175)
WB1: Michael Napolitano (106) / Mason Pirnik (150) / Trey Tallmadge (165) / Ben Szuba (190)

CBA (5 Medal Winners)
For the 2nd straight season, the Colts had 5 medal winners down in Atlantic City, which is the program high. Senior Zander Silva made it to the finals of the 157-pound bracket, dropping a 5-2 decision. It was the 2nd State medal of Silva's career, giving him a 2nd and a 3rd (2022). It caps off a run with the Colts that also saw Silva win a pair of Region Titles, and 3 District Titles. Next up for Silva is Princeton in the fall.

Senior Julian George and junior Alex Nini won their 3rd State medals with both wrestlers finishing 3rd at their weights, Nini at 138, and George at 144. George wrapped up his run with the Colts with an 8th place medal in 2021, a 2nd place medal in 2022, and this year's 3rd. A 3-time Region, and 2-time District Champ, George finished with 123 career wins, putting him 4th on the all-time wins list at CBA. He will continue his career on the mat at Wisconsin next year.

Senior Tyler Barrett closed his career with his 2nd State medal, finishing in 8th place at 150. He finished 3rd at this weight last season. A 2-time Region and 3-time District champion, Barrett is headed to the Ivy League next year as he attends Columbia.

The Colts' fifth medal winner was another senior, Rob Canterino, who took 8th at 215. Canterino is just the 2nd Colt all-time to win a medal at the 215/220 or above weight class. Another of the group of 4-year starters that will be graduating this June, Canterino will continue his career at Davidson.
​2nd: Zander Silva (157)
3rd: Alex Nini (138)  /  Julian George (144)
8th: Tyler Barrett (150)  /  Rob Canterino (215)
WB4: Robert Duffy (113)  /  AJ Falcone (126)  /  Anthony Lawrence (165)
WB3: Nick Stump (175)
WB2: Tyler Venet (120)

Central (0 Medal Winners)
Senior Cosmo Zaccaro's State Tournament run ended in the 3rd round of wrestlebacks on Friday, bringing his season, and career with the Golden Eagles, to an end.
Zaccaro finished with a 93-20 career record for Central, with 2 Region medals, and a District Championship in 2022. He was the Eagles first wrestler to qualify for back-to-back State Tournaments since Nick Weaver in 2005 and 2006, and advanced the furthest in the tournament since Tyler Pepe in 2020.
WB3: Cosmo Zaccaro (215)

Donovan Catholic (1 Medal Winner)
Kurt Wehner became the program's first ever 2-time medal winner with his 5th-place finish at 113 pounds. Wehner, who was a 7th-place finisher at 106 last season, matched former Griffin Jeremy DeNardo's 5th-place finish at 215 in 1996, as the highest for a Donovan Catholic wrestler. Prior to Wehner going back-to-back, DeNardo had been Donovan's only State medal winner.
5th: Kurt Wehner (113)
WB3: Dezmond Lenaghan (120)  /  Sawyer Ostroff (126)
WB1: Richard Davis (138)  /  Sam Rock (Hwt)

Freehold Boro (0 Medal Winners)
Senior Angelo Messina fell one win short of a State medal, dropping a tough 9-7 decision to Raritan's Zach Reilley in Friday night's Blood Round. It ends the career of one of the program's best wrestlers as Messina ends with 3 Region medals, 3 District Championships, and 108 career wins, which puts him 4th on the all-time wins list at Freehold.

Senior Joe Berryman also finished up his career with Freehold after being eliminated in the 2nd round of the wrestlebacks. Berryman was a 2-time State qualifier, a 2-time Region medalists, and a 2-time District medalist.
WB4: Angelo Messina (138)
WB2: Joe Berryman (165)

Freehold Twp (0 Medal Winners)
​The Patriots four representatives at this year's State Tournament all were eliminated in the 1st round of the wrestlebacks on Friday morning. It brings an end to the high school careers for Liam Flanigan, Aidan Harrington, and Nicholas Benjamino, who had all been a part of the Patriots' lineup since their freshmen seasons, and each won a pair of District medals.
WB1: Alexander Grant (126)  /  Liam Flanigan (144)  /  Aidan Harrington (190)  /  Nicholas Benjamino (215)

Holmdel (0 Medal Winners)
Freshman Alex Reyes came one win away from becoming just the 2nd wrestler in Holmdel history to win a State medal, dropping a narrow 3-1 decision to Paramus Catholic's Edward Terreri in the Blood Round. He finished the season with 37 wins, the most for a freshman in program history.
WB4: Alex Reyes (175)

Howell (1 Medal Winner)
Senior DJ Henry capped his career with a 6th place finish in Atlantic City, to claim his first State medal, and the 36th State medal overall for Howell. It also extends the Rebels' streak to 8 seasons with at least one State medalist.

Sebastian and Xavier Ortega both finished one win shy of earning a spot on the podium, with each dropping decisions in Friday night's Blood Round. For Sebastian it was his 2nd consecutive WB4 finish after placing 5th in 2021.
6th: DJ Henry (190)
WB4: Xavier Ortega (120)  /  Sebastian Ortega (126)
WB3: Giovanni Scafidi (132)
WB2: Kieran Bruen (144)
WB1: Gavin Merkel (157)

Jackson Liberty (0 Medal Winners)
​The season ended for Liberty on Friday morning with senior Jake Klein, junior Anthony Urso, and freshman Tucker Pazinko being eliminated in the 2nd round of wrestlebacks, while senior heavyweight Luis Valente was eliminated in WB1.

It notably brings an end to the high school career for Klein, a valuable 4-year stater for Liberty who finishes his career with 88 victories, 2 Region medals, and a District Title as part of his 3 District medals overall. He'll continue his career next season at TCNJ.
WB2: Anthony Urso (113)  /  Tucker Pazinko (120)  /  Jake Klein (190)
WB1: Luis Valente (Hwt)

Jackson Memorial (1 Medal Winner)
Senior heavyweight Ryan Fischer capped his career with a 6th-place finish in his first trip to Atlantic City. It is the 61st State medal in Jackson Memorial's history, the 2nd most for any Shore Conference team, and their first since 2020. For Fischer, it ends what was one of best years for a Jags' heavyweight in their long history. He became their 4th heavyweight ever to win a State medal, their first heavyweight Region champion, and 5th overall, since 2005, was a District Champion, and recorded 39 wins.
6th: Ryan Fischer (Hwt)
WB2: Cael Huxford (150)  /  Luke Hamann (165)
WB1: Joseph Weikel (106)  /  Justin Krosnicki (215)

Lacey (0 Medal Winners)
The season ended for Aidan Ott and Matt Coon in the 1st round of wrestlebacks on Friday morning. It also brings an end to the high school careers for both wrestlers.

Coon was a 4-year starter for the Lions, winning 87 bouts, 2 Region medals, and was 2-time District finalist, winning the D25 Championship in 2022.

Ott wrestled in 17 bouts his first two seasons, and had a breakout junior season, winning 27 matches and finishing 5th in the Region. He was a 2-time District finalist for the Lions.
WB1: Aidan Ott (132)  /  Matt Coon (190)

Manalapan (0 Medal Winners)
The season ended for Manalapan's senior trio of State qualifiers on Friday. Both Vincent DePierro and Anthony Vitola were 4-year starters for the Braves. They each won 2 District Titles, and were 3-time finalists, and both were 2-time Region medal winners. DePierro won 84 bouts for his career, while Vitola won 80.

Artem Reinikov-Jouk shined in his lone season in the Braves' lineup, winning 31 bouts and becoming the Braves first heavyweight to win a District title in 10 years.
WB2: Vincent DePierro (132)
WB1: Anthony Vitola (120)  /  Artem Reinikov-Jouk (Hwt)

Manasquan (0 Medal Winners)
​Torey Falkinburg's season ended in the wrestlebacks on Friday morning. Falkinburg was the Warriors' first State qualifier since Francis Marshall in 2017. It brings an end to Falkingburg's run with the Warriors, where he has been one of the main pieces of the program as the Warriors have begun a turnaround under coach Justin Barowski.

For his career, in addition to being Squan's first State qualifier in six seasons, Falkinburg was a 2-time District medalist, and amassed 73 career wins. He will be continuing his athletic and academic career at Gettysburg next season.
WB1: Torey Falkinburg (132)

Matawan (0 Medal Winners)
The season ended for Matawan's trio at States on Friday, with each having won at least one match. While Lawrence Liss and Colin Palumbo return next season, Friday brought an end to senior Ricky Gomez's run with the Huskies.

Gomez finishes his high school career with 99 victories, the 6th most in program history, a pair of Region medals, and was a 2-time District finalist, winning a title in 2023.
WB3: Lawrence Liss (120)
WB2: Richard Gomez (113)  /  Colin Palumbo (150)

Middletown North (0 Medal Winners)
The Lions' trio of State qualifiers were eliminated on Friday with Brady Klinsky and Lucas Ainbinder each winning a bout before elimination.

While Klinsky and Matt Castelli will both be back next season, it brings an end to Ainbinder's career with the Lions. The senior had a breakout season in 2023, winning 33 bouts, and placing 4th at Regions after winning the District 20 championship, the first postseason hardware of his career.
WB2: Brady Klinsky (106)  /  Lucas Ainbinder (215)
WB1: Matt Castelli (157)

Middletown South (2 Medal Winners)
Seniors Jack Zaleski and David Hussey closed out their careers on Saturday on the podium at Boardwalk Hall. It is the first time since 1993 that Middletown South has had multiple State medal winners in the same season, and brings their all-time total to 19 medalists.

For Hussey, he closes his career with his first State medal on his fourth trip. He adds the medal to a resume that includes 4 Region medals, including a 1st-place medal in 2022, 3 District Titles, and 105 career wins. Next up for Hussey is Duke University this fall.

Zaleski's 3rd-place finish earned him his 4th State medal. He will go down as one of the all-time greats at Middletown South. He set a new program record for career wins with 133, was a 3-time Region Champion, a 3-time District Champion, and joins NJ wrestling legend Glenn Prtizlaff as the only 4-time State medalists in program history. Zaleski will head to Rutgers this fall.
3rd: Jack Zaleski (126)
8th: David Hussey (157)

Ocean Township (0 Medal Winners)
Appearing in his 3rd State Tournament, junior James Farina came up one win shy of his first State medal, dropping a 5-1 decision to Southern's Hayden Hochstrasser in Friday night's Blood Round, snapping a streak of three consecutive seasons with a State medalist for the Spartans.
WB4: James Farina (144)

Pinelands (0 Medal Winners)
​Senior Mason Livio came up short in his bid to become Pinelands' first State medalist since Christopher Nielsen in 2017, losing in the 3rd round of the wrestlebacks.

It brings an end to a great run for Livio at Pinelands. The 4-year starter will depart as the 3rd winningest wrestler in program history with 109 career wins, was a 2-time Region medalist, and a 3-time District medal winner.
WB3: Mason Livio (132)

Pt Boro (0 Medal Winners)
Making their 2nd trip to AC, sophomores Joey DeAngelo and Frankie Burgio came up just short in their bids for their first State medals, with DeAngelo losing by decision in the Blood Round, while Burgio lost by 1 point in the 3rd round of wrestlebacks.

Seniors Nate Fletcher and Jack Thompson were eliminated in the 1st round of the wrestlebacks, ending their careers with the Panthers. Fletcher was participating in his first postseason, after an injury ended his season in early January his junior year, and he had no criteria to qualify for Region selection during the 2021 season. He was a 29-bout winner, a 4th-place finisher at Regions, and a District finalist in his one full varsity season for the Panthers.

Thompson ends his career with the Panthers as a 2-time Region and 2-time District medal winner, and had 81 career wins.
WB4: Joey DeAngelo (106)
WB3: Frankie Burgio (113)
WB1: Nate Fletcher (138)  /  Jack Thompson (157)

Raritan (1 Medal Winner)
Junior Zach Reilley finished in 5th-place at 138 pounds to make it to the podium and become the Rockets' first State medalist since Pat Toal placed 5th at heavyweight in 2014.

It was the end of a couple great high school careers for a pair of Rockets, as Braden Kmak and Ryan Mansueto wrestled their final matches for Raritan.

Mansueto, a 4-year starter, finished up with 98 career victories, was a 2-time Region medalist, and a 3-time District medalist, including a 1st-place D-20 medal in 2022. Kmak finished with 79 wins and was a 2-time Region medalist, and 2-time District medal winner, including a 1st-place medal from this year's District 20 Tournament.
5th: Zach Reilley (138)
WB3: Alex Delaurier (132)  /  Braden Kmak (144)
WB2: Ryan Mansueto (126)

RBC (1 Medal Winner)
Senior Sabino Portella closed out his career with the Caseys by becoming the program's first ever 3-time State medal winner by placing 5th at 175 pounds. Portella departs the program as its all-time wins leader, its only 3-time Region champion, and a 2-time District Champion. He will continue his athletic career at North Carolina next season.
5th: Sabino Portella (175)
WB2: Noah Michaels (120)  /  Michael Palmieri (190)  /  Lorenzo Portella (Hwt)

Rumson (1 Champion / 1 Medal Winner)
Junior Hudson Skove made history on Saturday night, defeating Southern' Riley O'Boyle, 3-2 in the ultimate tiebreaker, in the 215-pound State final, to become the first wrestler in Rumson history to win a State Championship.

Skove's State Title gives the Bulldogs 14 State medalists all-time, with 9 of those medals being won in the last 6 years.
1st: Hudson Skove (215)
WB2: Conor Delaney (190
WB1: Cole Pangborn (138)

St John Vianney (1 Champ / 4 Medal Winners)
Sophomore Anthony Knox made it 2 State Titles in 2 years, as he steamrolled his way to the 120-pound State Title with 2 technical falls and 3 major decisions. Two of those major decisions came against former State Champions in the semis and finals. Knox now joins former Lancer, and current Rutgers wrestler, Dean Peterson as 2-time State Champions, which makes up the 4 total titles for SJV.

Jasiah Queen finished up his high school career with his 2nd State medal, finishing as the runner-up at 165 pounds. Queen, who ends his high school career with 108 victories, a pair of State medals, 4 Region medals (including a 1st place medal in 2023), and 2 District Titles, will continue his wrestling career at Drexel next season.

Also medaling for the Lancers were sophomore Patrick O'Keefe and freshman Matthew Gould, who both placed 8th. It was the 2nd medal for O'Keefe, who placed 2nd last season, while Gould is the 4th freshman to win a State medal for the Lancers since 2018.

2023 marks the 2nd straight season the Lancers had four State medal winners, and the 5th time in 6 seasons they had multiple State medalists.
1st: Anthony Knox (120)
2nd: Jasiah Queen (165)
8th: Matthew Gould (106)  /  Patrick O'Keefe (132)
WB4: Cole Stangle (150)
WB2: Jake Zaltsman (126)
WB1: Thomas Cleary (175)  /  Michael Foley (215)

Southern (1 Champion / 6 Medal Winners)
Junior Matt Henrich won the Rams' first State Title in 14 seasons, Riley O'Boyle placed 2nd, Conor Collins won his 3rd medal, Cole Velardi claimed his 2nd, and Wyatt Stout and Hayden Hochstrasser won their firsts, as the Rams matched a Shore Conference record with 6 State medal winners in a single season, shared by Long Branch in 2009 and Ocean Township in 2007.

Henrich, who won each of his quarter and semifinal bouts by a point, defeated St Augustine Prep's Brady Conlin, 3-1, to become the Rams' first State Champion since Glenn Carson in 2009, and their 7th overall, which is 4th most all-time in the Shore Conference. It is the 2nd medal for Henrich, who also placed 7th last season.

O'Boyle capped his career with a 2nd place finish at 215, dropping a 3-2 decision in the ultimate tiebreaker to Rumson's Hudson Skove. He is Southern's 13th State runner-up in program history. O'Boyle will wrestle at Millersville next season

Conor Collins also wrapped up his run with the Rams this weekend, earning his 3rd State medal with a 4th-place finish at 126. Collins departs the Rams with 3rd most wins in a Southern singlet, with 128, and will enroll at West Point this fall.

Another senior, Cole Velardi, also finished up with the Rams on Saturday. Velardi took 8th-place for his 2nd State medal. He leaves the Rams having won 112 bouts, and a pair of Region Titles, as well as a pair of District Titles, to go along with his 2 State medals. He will continue his career at Keiser next year.

Sophomores Wyatt Stout and Hayden Hochstrasser captured their first State medals for Southern, with Stout placing 6th at 132, while Hochstrasser finished 8th at 144, to complete the Rams' tally of 6 medals. Those 6 medals give the Rams 55 in total, the 3rd most in the Shore Conference behind only Brick Memorial and Jackson Memorial.
1st: Matt Henrich (150)
2nd: Riley O'Boyle (215)
4th: Conor Collins (126)
6th: Wyatt Stout (132)
8th: Hayden Hochstrasser (144)  /  Cole Velardi (165)
WB4: Nick Bennet (157)  /  Anthony Evangelista (Hwt)
WB3: Anthony Mason (106)  /  Mitch Bivona (175)
WB2: Scottie Sari (120)  /  Collin French (190)

TR East (0 Medal Winners)
Nicholas DeLorenzo and James Lynch came up just short in their bids for State medals in Atlantic City. DeLorenzo was eliminated in the Blood Round of the 157-pound weight class, while Lynch finished two wins shy of the podium at 215.

For DeLorenzo, it brings an end to his career with the Raiders. DeLorenzo won 93 matches for East, was a 2-time Region medalist, and a District Champion in 2021.
WB4: Nicholas DeLorenzo (157)
WB3: James Lynch (215)

TR North (0 Medal Winners)
Junior Joe Dolci's season came to an end in Atlantic City, dropping a 4-2 sudden victory decision to Camden Catholic's Kage Jones in the 2nd round of the wrestlebacks. It was the 2nd trip to AC for Dolci, who returns next season for the Mariners for another crack at a spot on the podium.
WB2: Joe Dolci (132)

Wall (0 Medal Winners)
​The season ended for Wall on Friday night in Atlantic City, where their trio of representatives came up just short of earning State medals. Junior Donovan DiStefano and senior Kei'sun Sanders were each defeated in Friday evening's Blood Round, leaving them one win shy of a State medal, while sophomore Michael DiBiase was eliminated in the 3rd round of wrestlebacks.

Both DiStefano and DiBiase return for the Knights in 2024, but it brings an end to Sanders' run with the Knights. In three seasons on the mat for Wall, Sanders accumulated 62 wins, was a 2-time District medalist, including a 1st-place medal this season, and was a Region medal winner.
WB4: Donovan DiStefano (150)  /  Kei'sun Sanders (Hwt)
WB3: Michael DiBiase (106)





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​Region Notes


Holmdel (1 Medal Winner)
It is believed that Alex Reyes is the first freshman in program history to qualify for the State Tournament. Reyes came from the 7th seed to finish in 2nd place, and gives the Hornets consecutive seasons with State qualifiers for the first time since 2018 & 2019. Reyes will head to AC already holding the mark for most wins in a season for a freshman at Holmdel
2nd: Alex Reyes (175)

Manalapan (3 Medal Winners)
The Braves advanced 3 of their 11 entrants to Atlantic City, giving them multiple State qualifiers for the first time since 2020. The Braves had five wrestlers finish in the Top 6 this weekend, the most since they had six Top 6's since 2019.
3rd: Vincent DePierro (132)
4th: Anthony Vitola (120)  /  Artem Reinov-Jouk (Hwt)

Matawan (3 Medal Winners)
​Richard Gomez and Lawrence Liss each earned their 2nd Region medals, and will be making their 2nd State Tournament appearances. Joined by Colin Palumbo, who is making his first trip to AC, it will be the third time in four year the Huskies have multiple State qualifiers.
2nd: Lawrence Liss (120)
3rd: Richard Gomez (113)
4th: Colin Palumbo (150)

Middletown North (1 / Champ / 3 Medal Winners)
Brady Klinsky became the Lions first Region Champion since 2020, when Fred Luchs, and Brady's brother Tyler, each won titles. It was the 4th for Tyler. This is Brady's 2nd Region medal, having finished 3rd last season, and it gives the Lions 23 Region Champions in all, tied for 14th best in the Shore Conference with Central Regional.
1st: Brady Klinsky (106)
3rd: Matt Castelli (157)
4th: Lucas Ainbinder (215)

Middletown South (1 Champ / 2 Medal Winners)
Jack Zaleski won his 3rd Region Title, joining Glenn Pritzlaff as the only two Eagles with more than 2 titles (Pritzlaff was a 4-timer). The title is South's 26 all-time, putting them in a tie with Manalapan for 5th most in Monmouth County history, and 11th most in the Shore Conference. Zaleski's win in the semifinals gave him 126 career victories, making him the winningest wrestler in the Middletown South history. Zaleski will be making his fourth trip to the State Tournament, where he has finished in the top 5 in each of his previous trips. Also making his fourth trip to States will be David Hussey, who will be aiming to close his career with his first State medal.
1st: Jack Zaleski (126)
2nd: David Hussey (157)

Raritan (1 Champ / 4 Medal Winners)
In his 2nd Region Finals appearance, Zach Reilley brought home is first Region Title, as the Rockets earned four medals on Saturday. It is the 11th Region Title in the program's history, and their 5th in the last 7 years. It is also the third time in program history that Raritan has had back to back seasons with a Region Champion. Also medaling for Raritan were Braden Kmak, Ryan Mansueto, and Alex Delaurier. Kmak and Mansueto will be making their 2nd trips to Boardwalk Hall, while Delaurier is making his first after missing the 2nd half of his freshman season due to injury.
1st: Zach Reilley (138)
2nd: Braden Kmak (144)
4th: Ryan Mansueto (126)  /  Alex Delaurier (132)

RBC (2 Champions / 4 Medal Winners)
The Portella made history by joining Anthony & Vincent Santiello (Brick Memorial), Maurice and Mark Worthy (Central), Bryan and John Stout (Lacey), Jermaine and Derex Johnson (Jackson Memorial), Hector and Ed Rivera (Jackson Memorial), Mike and Matt Russo (Jackson Liberty), Nick and Andy Roy (Wall), and a few combo of Skove Brothers (Long Branch) as brothers in the Shore Conference to win Region Titles in the same season. Sabino became the first wrestler in RBC history to win 3 Region Titles, while Lorenzo became the program's 3rd wrestler with multiple Region Titles. It is also the first time RBC has had two champs in the same season, and extends their program record streak of consecutive seasons with a Region Champion to four.
1st: Sabino Portella (175)  /  Lorenzo Portella (Hwt)
3rd: Noah Michaels (120)
4th: Michael Palmieri (190)

Rumson (1 Champ / 3 Medal Winners)
Hudson Skove won his 2nd Region Title, making him the 4th Bulldog to win two Region Titles, and making it five seasons in a row with at least one Region Champion for Rumson. Skove's title is the 13th all-time for Rumson, with all of them coming this century. Cole Pangborn and Conor Delaney also won medals, making it seven years in a row with multiple Region medalists for Rumson. 
1st: Hudson Skove (215)
3rd: Cole Pangborn (138)  /  Conor Delaney (190)

St John Vianney (3 Champions / 8 Medal Winners)
Sophomores Anthony Knox and Patrick O'Keefe made it 2-for-2 at the Regions, and Jasiah Queen won his first title, as the Lancers crowned three champions for the third time in four seasons as part of a run of eight straight seasons with at least one Region Champions. SJV now has 16 total Region Champions in the program's history, with 14 of them coming during the current eight season streak.
1st: Anthony Knox (120)  /  Patrick O'Keefe (132)  /  Jasiah Queen (165)
2nd: Matthew Gould (106)  /  Jake Zaltsman (126)  / Cole Stangle (150)  /  Michael Foley (215)
3rd: Thomas Cleary (175)


Brick Memorial (2 Champions / 6 Medal Winners)
Anthony Santaniello won his 4th Region Title, joining his father Vinnie, Mark Worthy (Central), Lou Durant (Jackson Memorial), Luke Skove (Long Branch), Frank Molinaro (Middletown North / Southern), Glenn Pritzlaff (Middletown South), Vinnie DelleFave (TR East), and Tyler Klinsky (Middletown North) as a member of the Shore Conference's 4-timer Club. Santaniello, who also passed his brother Vincent into 4th place on the all-time wins list at Brick Memorial, is the 8th Stang to win 3 or more Region Titles. Harvey Ludington won his 2nd Region Title, keeping pace to be the next Stang to join the 4-time Champ Club. Santaniello and Ludington's titles are the 72nd all-time for Brick Memorial, the most in the Shore Conference. In all, the Stangs had six medal winners, five of whom return next season. 
1st: Anthony Santaniello (132)  /  Harvey Ludington (175)
3rd: Michael Napolitano (106)  /  Ben Szuba (190)
4th: Mason Pirnik (150)  /  Trey Tallmadge (165)

CBA (7 Champs / 10 Medal Winners)
For the 2nd consecutive season, the Colts crowned 7 Region Champions. The 14 champs in two years has shot CBA all the way up 7th most all-time in the Shore, and 3rd most in Monmouth County, with 37 total champs. Julian George won his 3rd title, joining Dave Santamaria and Richie Koehler as members of the 3-timer Club at CBA. Alex Nini, Rob Canterino, and Zander Silva won their 2nd titles, while AJ Falcone, Anthony Lawrence, and freshman phenom Bobby Duffy all won their first. The Colts ten medal winners is a new program record, breaking the previous record of nine, set just last year.
1st: Robert Duffy (113)  /  AJ Falcone (126)  /  Alex Nini (138)  /  Julian George (144)  /  Zander Silva (157)  /  Anthony Lawrence (165)  /  Robert Canterino (215)
2nd: Tyler Venet (120)  /  Tyler Barrett (150)  /  Nick Stump (175)

Freehold Boro (2 Medal Winners)
Angelo Messina won his third Region medal, and had his fourth top 5 finish, while Joe Berryman won his 2nd medal, as the Colonials are sending multiple wrestlers to Atlantic City for the fourth time in five years. 
3rd: Angelo Messina (138)  /  Joe Berryman (165)

Freehold Twp (4 Medal Winners)
All four entrants for the Patriots finished in 4th place, giving the Patriots multiple medal winners at the Regions for the first time since Eric Quartey and Kyle Hillermeier medaled in 2017. It will be the first time the Patriots have four wrestlers at States in over 20 years.
4th: Alexander Grant (126)  /  Liam Flanigan (144)  /  Aidan Harrington (4th)  /  Nicholas Benjamino (215)

Howell (2 Champions / 6 Medal Winners)
Xavier Ortega won his 2nd Region title, the 8th Rebel to win multiple championships, and DJ Henry claimed his first, to put Howell at 43 Region Champions in total, the most for any Monmouth County school, and 4th best in the Shore Conference. The two titles also extended Howell's streak to eight consecutive seasons with at least one champion.
1st: Xavier Ortega (120)  /  DJ Henry (190
2nd: Sebastian Ortega (126)  /  Giovanni Scafidi (132)  /  Kieran Bruen (144)
4th: Gavin Merkel (157)

Jackson Liberty (4 Medal Winners)
With a pair of 2nd place and 3rd place finishers, Liberty will have multiple State qualifiers for the first time since 2016. The four qualifiers matches the program's all-time high, set in 2012 when Nick Zak, Brandon Kosheff, and Mike and Matt Russo made the trip to AC.
2nd: Anthony Urso (113)  /   Jake Klein (190)
3rd: Tucker Pazinko (120)  /  Luis Valente (Hwt)

Jackson Memorial (1 Champion / 5 Medal Winners)
Ryan Fischer became the Jags first Region Champion since Vin Scollo in 2019, giving Jackson 53 all-time, 3rd most in the Shore Conference behind only Brick Memorial and Southern. Jackson's five medal winners this season matches the 2019 tournament for the most they've had since 2011, when they had six.
1st: Ryan Fischer (Hwt)
2nd: Luke Hamann (165)
3rd: Cael Huxford (150)  /  Justin Krosnicki (215)
4th: Joseph Weikel (106)

Long Branch (2 Medal Winners)
The Green Wave will have their first State qualifiers since the 2020 season in senior Joey Giordano and freshman Tornick Kajaia. It will be Giordano's third trip to States, having qualified previously at St John Vianney as a freshman and a junior, while Kajaia is LB's first freshmen to hit the boardwalk since Ryan Zimmerman in 2017.
2nd: Joey Giordano (138)
3rd: Tornick Kajaia (175)

Manasquan (1 Medal Winner)
For the first time since 2017, the Warriors are back on the boardwalk. Senior Torey Falkinburg punched his ticket to AC with a 4th place finish at 132. He is Manasquan's first Region medal winner since Francis Marshall placed 4th.
4th: Torey Falkinburg (132)

Ocean Twp (1 Medal Winner)
Junior James Farina overcame a controversial DQ loss on a slam call in the quarterfinals and wrestled back into 3rd place to punch a ticket to Atlantic City for the third straight season, keeping the Spartans' lengthy streak of seasons with at least one Region medal winner alive during this rebuild year.
3rd: James Farina (144)

Pt Boro (4 Medal Winners)
Sophomores Joey DeAngelo and Frankie Burgio, and senior Jack Thompson won their 2nd Region medals, and senior Nate Fletcher claimed his first, as the Panthers will be in action on the boardwalk for the 7th time in 8 years. DeAngelo and Thompson were the Panthers first Region finalists since Ty Bailey and Billy Borowsky made it in 2019.
2nd: Joey DeAngelo (106)  /  Jack Thompson (157)
3rd: Frankie Burgio (113)
4th: Nate Fletcher (138)

TR North (1 Medal Winner)
Junior Joe Dolci earned his 2nd consecutive Region medal, and as a result will be back on the boardwalk for the State Tournament. For Dolci, he is North's first back to back medal winner since heavyweight John O'Donnell in 2020 & 2021. For the Mariners it is the 7th straight season with at least one medal winner.
3rd: Joe Dolci (132)
5th: Tristan Pedre (138)

Wall (2 Champions / 3 Medal Winners)
Junior Donovan DiStefano won his 2nd Region Title, becoming the Knight's 3rd multi-time champion since 2015, and their 5th overall. Sophomore Michael DiBiase won the 106-pound weight class, giving the Knight's multiple champs for the fifth time in eight seasons. The two titles gives Wall 31 all-time, and moves them into 9th place on the Shore Conference list, and keeps them 4th in Monmouth County. The Knights had one more finalist, they've had at least one in every Region tournament since 2014, in heavyweight Kei'sun Sanders. The three medals makes it 11 years in a row with multiple Region medalists.
1st: Michael DiBiase (106)  /  Donovan DiStefano (150)
2nd: Kei'sun Sanders (Hwt)


Central (1 Medal Winner)
Cosmo Zaccaro won his 2nd Region medal, placing 4th at 215, to punch his ticket to Atlantic City. Zaccaro is the Eagle's first wrestler to make it to back to back State Tournaments since Nick Weaver, a 2-time State medalists, went in 2005 & 2006.
4th: Cosmo Zaccaro (215)

Donovan Catholic (1 Champion / 5 Medal Winners)
Kurt Wehner became the first DC wrestler to win multiple Region Titles, winning his 2nd consecutive Region 7 Championship. It is also the first time Donovan has had a Region champion in back to back seasons. Wehner advances to Atlantic City for the 2nd time, as does Dezmond Lenaghan and Sawyer Ostroff, who made it last year while attending Howell. In all, the Griffins will be sending five wrestlers to the State Tournament, which is a new program record.
1st: Kurt Wehner (113)
2nd: Dezmond Lenaghan (120)
3rd: Sawyer Ostroff (126)
4th: Richard Davis (138)  /  Sam Rock (Hwt)

Lacey (2 Medal Winners)
Aidan Ott and Matt Coon claimed 4th place medals, clinching trips to Boardwalk Hall. It will be the 2nd trip to the boardwalk for Coon, and the first for Ott. The Lions will now have multiple wrestlers in the State Tournament for the 6th time in 7 seasons.
4th: Aidan Ott (132)  /  Matt Coon (190)

Southern (7 Champions / 12 Medal Winners)
Wyatt Stout, Matt Henrich, and Cole Velardi won their 2nd Region Titles, and seven Rams in all took 1st, as Southern sent 12 wrestlers in all to the podium on another big day for the Rams at Regions. The seven champions is a new program record, and puts the total at 61 titles all-time, which trails only Brick Memorial's 72 for the highest amount in the Shore Conference. The 12 medal winners for Southern, including 4-timers Velardi and Conor Collins, and 3-timers Henrich and O'Boyle, is a new program record, as well.
1st: Anthony Mason (106)  /  Wyatt Stout (132)  /  Matt Henrich (150)  /  Cole Velardi (165)  /  Mitch Bivona (175)  /  Collin French (190)  /  Riley O'Boyle (215)
2nd: Conor Collins (126)  /  Hayden Hochstrasser (144)  /  Anthony Evangelista (Hwt)
3rd: Scottie Sari (120)  /  Nick Bennet (157)
6th: Attila Vigilante (113)

TR East (2 Medal Winners)
Nicholas DeLorenzo and James Lynch made it nine straight seasons with at least one Region medal winner for the Raiders, with each taking 2nd place. It is the first time since 2010 that the Raiders had multiple finalists. East will have multiple State Tournament participants for the third time in four seasons.
2nd: Nicholas DeLorenzo (157)  /  James Lynch (215)


Pinelands (1 Medal Winner)
Mason Livio won his 2nd Region medal to advance to Atlantic City for the 2nd straight season. Livio is the Wildcats first 2-time State Qualifier since Christopher Nielsen went back to back in 2016 & 2017.
3rd: Mason Livio (132)



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Girls State Tournament Medal Winners

(Finals will be held in Atlantic City)
107: Marlowe Donato (Jackson Memorial)
138: Jayla Hahn (Southern)
138: Kamila Bieszczad (Jackson Memorial)
185: Jade Hahn (Donovan Catholic)

3rd Place
107: Kylie Gudewitz (Howell)
114: Caitlyn O'Reilly (Middletown South)
165: Jade Huerta (Brick Twp)

4th Place
107: Alexandra Tchekounova (Colts Neck)
145: Thea Rowland (Middletown South)

5th Place
145: Samantha Henrich (Southern)

6th Place
120: Briana Dugo (Jackson Memorial)
152: Danielle Forlenza (Freehold Twp)

7th Place
100: Litzy Argueta (Lakewood)
132: Rosabella Kearns (Freehold Twp)
165: Daniela Palacios (Lakewood)

8th Place
120: Sophia Santorelli (Freehold Twp)
185: Nataly Torres-Miron (Jackson Memorial)


Girls North 2 Region Medal Winners

2nd: Victoria Gin (Raritan)

4th: Hope Larnaitis (Raritan)


Girls Central Region Medal Winners

1st: Madeline Gavares (Old Bridge)
2nd: Litzy Argueta (Lakewood)
3rd: Princessstorm Woody (Trenton Central)
4th: Madison Rucci (Jackson Memorial)

1st: Kylie Gudewitz (Howell)
2nd: Marlowe Donato (Jackson Memorial)
3rd: Alexandra Tchekounova (Colts Neck)
4th: Jesenia Camargo (Lakewood)

1st: Ava Rose (Princeton)

2nd: Caitlin O'Reilly (Middletown South)
3rd: Sophie Babineau (Manalapan)
4th: Rosemary Palena (Delran)

1st: Briana Dugo (Jackson Memorial)
2nd: Sophia Santorelli (Freehold Twp)
3rd: Samantha Dupee (Ewing)
4th: Marlen Castillo (Lakewood)

1st: Emma Sagi (Old Bridge)
2nd: Dominique Lopez (Jackson Memorial)
3rd: Olivia Ziobro (Manalapan)
4th: Sa'Jada Simmons (Trenton Central)

1st: Rosabella Kearns (Freehold Twp)
2nd: Alexa Meagan (Jackson Memorial)
3rd: Jenna Magrino (Old Bridge)
4th: Nathalie Arguedas (Lakewood)

1st: Kamilia Bieszczad (Jackson Memorial)
2nd: Melissa Wehrle (Spotswood)
3rd: Sofia Klama (Bordentown)
4th: Marily Dominguez (Lakewood)

1st: Thea Rowland (Middletown South)
2nd: Trisha Nakka (West Windson Plainsboro South)
3rd: Aliya Graca (East Brunswick)
4th: Gabriella Cardell (Jackson Memorial)

1st: Danielle Forlenza (Freehold Twp)
2nd: Anne Trainor (Hopewell Valley)
3rd: Vanesa Cuate (Lakewood)
4th: Sofia Sousa (Old Bridge)

1st: Jade Huerta (Brick Twp)
2nd: Daniela Palacios (Lakewood)
3rd: Kiley Toti (Jackson Memorial)
4th: Hillary Jones (Trenton Central)

1st: Nataly Torres-Miron (Jackson Memorial)
2nd: Aurora Gardner (Old Bridge)
3rd: Zeynep Avci (Delran)
4th: Yasmin Xahuentitla (Lakewood)

1st: Shellitha Collins (Ewing)
2nd: Madison Miller (Red Bank Regional)
3rd: Afua Apau (West Windsor-Plainsboro North)
4th: Perla Castillo (Lakewood)


South Region Medal Winners

3rd: Makenn O'Neill (Manchester)
4th: Elaina Tindall (TR East)

1st: Jayla Hahn (Southern)

3rd: Samantha Henrich (Southern)

4th: Michaela Callum (Southern)

2nd: Jade Hahn (Donovan Catholic)





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2022-2023 Dates

2-Pound Allowance (Fat Saturday): 1/14
Shore Conference Tournament (Tournament is Individual Format): 1/27 & 1/28
30-Match Cutoff: 2/4
Public Sectionals (Round 1 & 2): 2/6
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Public Sectional Finals: 2/8
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