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Overall:  5-8  /  Shore Conference:  2-8  /  B-South:  1-3

 

1/22: NOTTINGHAM QUAD
Donovan Catholic  61  -  Nottingham  18  (BOX SCORE)
Donovan Catholic  54  -  Holy Cross  16  (BOX SCORE)
Donovan Catholic  48  -  Paul VI  34  (BOX SCORE)

 

1/19: B-SOUTH
Jackson Liberty  39  -  Donovan Catholic  31  (BOX SCORE)
DC: 106 - #3 Wehner p. #4 Urso; Kountouris & Gutierrez win by pin

 

1/17: NON-DIVISION
Ocean Township  44  -  Donovan Catholic  27  (BOX SCORE)
DC: Lenaghan, Wilkins, & Rock win by pin; Wehner receives forfeit in DC debut

 

1/15: BARNEGAT QUAD
Rumson  60  -  Donovan Catholic  24  (BOX SCORE)
Brick Twp  39  -  Donovan Catholic  34  (
BOX SCORE)
Donovan Catholic  41  -  Barnegat  32  (
BOX SCORE)

 

1/12: B-SOUTH
#8 Lacey  58  -  Donovan Catholic  21  (BOX SCORE)
DC: Kountouris, Wilkins, & Rock win by pin

 

1/8: PT BORO QUAD
Pt Boro  60  -  Donovan Catholic  12  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Twp  51  -  Donovan Catholic  27  (
BOX SCORE)
Donovan Catholic  57  -  Neptune  18  (BOX SCORE)

 

12/17: NON-DIVISION
Central  45  -  Donovan Catholic  28  (BOX SCORE)
DC: Rebmann, Davis, Gutierrez, & Poskey won by pin

 

 

2022 Griffins Wrestling

Head Coach
Lex Knapp - 1st Season

Where They Open
12/17: Home Dual vs. Central Regional

 

Former Lacey standout, and Rutgers University wrestler, Lex Knapp takes over for Steve Glawson, who had a nice run in his five seasons, guiding the Griffins to three Sectional Final appearances. Knapp's first season sees him with a pretty good mix to his roster. There are some seniors capable of big seasons, a couple solid transfers that give the lineup an immediate boost, and promising crop of frosh looking to make an immediate impact in the lineup.

Down low, the Griffins get a big jolt to the room with the arrival of Kurt Wehner. Wehner had a big rookie campaign at Toms River East last season, finishing 4th in the Super Region to advance to the State Tournament. He's a strong contender to reach the podium in AC this March, and gives Donovan a legit hammer in their lineup. Beyond what Wehner will bring to the lineup, he's also a big addition to the wrestling room, as he'll only make the rest of the lowerweights around him, which will be comprised entirely of underclassmen, better. Among those underclassmen, keep an eye on freshman Dezmond Lenaghan, who won multiple State Medals at the youth level. 

The middleweights have a nice mix to them. Senior, Gaige Rebmann enters his 4th season in the varsity lineup, and could have a breakout year in his final run. Joining the squad is junior Richard Davis, who arrives from St. Joseph's of Metuchen, where he qualified for the Regions last season. Rebmann and Davis provide a nice veteran presence in the middle where the Griffins have a couple more very promising frosh entering the lineup in Brody Kountouris and Riley Gutierrez. If the latter's name sounds familiar to you, Riley is the brother of former Lacey standout Hunter Gutierrez.

Up top, senior Levi Wilkins leads the charge for DC. The 4-year starter was a Region Qualifier last season, and would likely be making a run at 100 career wins this season if it weren't for last year's abbreviated season. He's joined by fellow seniors, Andrew Gallegos, also entering his 4th season as a starter, and the returning Harrison Fodor, who missed the 2021 campaign. At heavyweight, Chris Poskay is a promising sophomore who the Griffins will be excited to get into the lineup, after he missed last year due to injury. 

With the arrival of Knapp as head coach, the additions of proven talent in Wehner and Davis, some good veteran leadership, and a very promising batch of freshmen, there's a lot to be excited about in 2022 for the Griffins. Due to injury and COVID-concerns, Donovan pretty much competed all of last year with just a half a lineup. That shouldn't be the case this year as it looks like they'll be able to put a full lineup on the mat. As a result, goals are high, and the team will look to take another shot at capturing their first Sectional Title, while also developing and improving the influx of young talent in the room as the program looks to build itself up towards big things.

 

Possible Lineup

Wgt WrestlerRecord
106 (So) Kurt Wehner12-4 / R-4th / NJ-WB1
106 (Fr) Dennis Kapulka 
106 (Fr) Zachary Dekarski 
106 (Fr) John Moore 
113 (Fr) Dezmond Lenaghan 
120/126 (Fr) Luke Vernieri 
132/138 (So) Anthony DeCaro1-5
132/138 (Sr) Gaige Rebmann5-3
138/144 (Jr) Richard Davis6-6 / R-PQ
144/150 (Fr) Brody Kountouris 
150/157 (Fr) Riley Gutierrez 
165 (Fr) Ryan Scannell 
175 (Sr) Andrew Gallegos4-3
190 (Sr) Harrison Fodor 
215 (Sr) Levi Wilkins8-3 / R-WB1
Hwt (So) Chris Poskay 

 

Graduated in 2021

Wgt WrestlerRecord
126 Nick Digiantomasso5-2
160 Euon McIntyre1-6
                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donovan Catholic Wrestling


711 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 349-8801
(Ocean County)

~ SCHOOL WEBSITE ~

Mascot
Griffins

Colors
Royal Blue & White

Athletic Director
Tom Moriau

Head Coach
Lex Knapp
(1st Season in 2022)

Assistants
Mark Grey
Dean Helstowski
Steven Knapp
Patrick Schinder
Danny Moore

Section
SJ Non-Public B

Division
B-South

District
25

Region
7

 

1- State Medalist
Jeremy DeNardo - 2015

3 - Region Champions
Last: Salvatore DiSalvo - 2018

15 - District Champions
Last: Cael Rankin & Jacob Maroukis - 2020

2 - SCT Medalists
Last: Sal DiSalvo & Cristiaan Dailey - 2018

Career Wins Record - 115
Cristiaan Dailey
(2015-2018)

Season Wins - 40
Cristiaan Dailey
(2018)

 

100 Career Wins Club

Cristiaan Dailey - 115
Salvatore DiSalvo - 104