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Overall Record:  14-7  /  Shore Conference:  9-4  /  B-North:  6-0

 

ShoreConferenceWrestling.com Wrestler Of The Year

(Jr) Angelo Messina - 126
Record: 32-6
4th Place Region 6
District 22 Champion
Buc Classic Champion
Caldwell Tournament Champion
Team Leader in Wins

 

3/5: NJSIAA TOURNAMENT
WB3: Angelo Messina (126)
WB2: Brandon Smith (165)
WB1: Joseph Berryman (157)

 

2/26: REGION 6
Freehold Boro: (3 Medal Winners)
2nd: Brandon Smith (165)
4th: Angelo Messina (126) / Joseph Berryman (157)
5th: Michael Connelly (138) / Alberto Pantoja (215) / Jonathan Johnson (Hwt)
PQ: Riley Tate (120) / Andrew Fata (144)

 

2/19: DISTRICT 22
Freehold Boro (2nd Place / 2 Champs / 9 Medal Winners)
With their two championships, the Colonials have now had at least one champ at five consecutive Districts for the first time in program history. Their 2nd-place finish as a team is also the highest in program history.
1st: Angelo Messina (126) / Alberto Pantoja (215)
2nd: Michael Connelly (138) / Joe Berryman (157) / Brandon Smith (165)
3rd: Sam Sheridan (106) / Riley Tate (120) / Andrew Fata (144) / Jonanthan Johnson (Hwt)

 

2/9: NON-CONFERENCE
Freehold Boro  42  -  Audobon  30  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro: Tate, Messina, Connelly, Fata, Berryman, & Snyder win by pin

 

2/7: CJG4 SEMIFINALS
Middletown South  58  -  Freehold Boro  12  (BOX SCORE)
Midd South: 126 - #2 Zaleski p. #4 Messina; Willi, King, A Holland, & Generelli also pin for Eagles
Freehold Boro: Johnson pins; Pantoja & Sheridan win decisions

 

2/7: CJG4 QUARTERFINALS at Middletown South
Freehold Boro  47  -  Manalapan  20  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro: Murphy, Smith, Pantoja, Johnson, Fata, & Berryman win by fall
Manalapan: Vitola pins; Wines & And Mucciolo with majors

 

2/5: BURLINGTON TWP QUAD
Lacey  57  -  Freehold Boro  17  (BOX SCORE)

Freehold Boro  57  -  Pennsauken  19  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro  53  -  Burlington Twp  25  (BOX SCORE)

Freehold Boro: 3 wins - Messina, Fata, & Johnson

 

2/2: B-NORTH
Freehold Boro  47  -  Colts Neck  23  (BOX SCORE)

Freehold Boro: Snap 6-dual losing streak to Cougars; 138 - Connelly d. #6 Russ, 6-5; Messina (20-1); Pantoja (17-2); Berryman (16-5)
Colts Neck: Hwt - #1 Jannucci d. #4 Johnson, 8-3; Lyristis (22-1); Zajac (20-5)

 

1/27: SCT PREQUARTERFINALS
#4 Brick Memorial  43  -  #13 Freehold Boro  22  (BOX SCORE)
FB: 126 - #4 Messina md. #7 Torre; Hwt - #4 Johnson d. #5 Azzaretti  3-1; Fata pins

 

1/25: SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
#13 Freehold Boro  50  -  Manalapan  27  (
BOX SCORE)
FB: Messina (18-1); Johnson (15-2); Pantoja (13-2); Smith (17-4); Berryman (14-5)

 

1/22: WALL QUAD
Freehold Boro  41  -  Wall  30  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro  66  -  Red Bank  3  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro  42  -  Neptune  12  (BOX SCORE)

 

1/19: B-NORTH
Freehold Boro  52  -  Manasquan  24  (BOX SCORE)

FB: Tate, Connelley, Berryman, Smith, Amaro, & Johnson win by fall; Messina majors

 

1/15: LIVINGSTON QUAD
Livingston  57  -  Freehold Boro  18  (BOX SCORE)
Old Bridge  36  -  Freehold Boro  33  (BOX SCORE)
Seton Hall Prep  32  -  Freehold Boro  28  (BOX SCORE)

 

1/13: NON-CONFERENCE
Freehold Boro  45  -  Robbinsville  30  (
BOX SCORE)
FB: Pantoja, Johnson, Sheridan, Messina, Connelly, & Berryman win by fall

 

1/12: NON-DIVISION
Freehold Boro  55  -  Pt Beach  16  (BOX SCORE)
FB: Sheridan, Messina, Connelly, Fata, Berryman, Smith, & Pantoja pin for Colonials

 

1/8: BUC CLASSIC at RED BANK REGIONAL  (TRACK)
Colonials Finish 2nd Place at Buc Classic

1st Place
126: Angelo Messina
165: Brandon Smith
215: Alberto Pantoja

2nd Place
113: Colton Lawler

3rd Place
106: Sam Sheridan
144: Andrew Fata

 

1/6: NON-DIVISION
Freehold Twp  38  -  Freehold Boro  36  (BOX SCORE)
FB: Berryman, Smith, Pantoja, Johnson, Messina, & Fata win by fall

 

1/5: NON-CONFERENCE
Freehold Boro  39  -  St Thomas Aquinas  30  (BOX SCORE)
FB: Sheridan, Lawler, Messina, Berryman, Amaro, and Pantoja win by fall

 

12/28: MUSTANG CLASSIC  (TRACK PAGE
 

Top 3 Finishers

2nd: Coltan Lawlor (113)

 

12/22: B-NORTH
Freehold Boro  45  -  Matawan  29  (BOX SCORE)
FB: Turner, Smith, Reiff, Pantoja, & Stokes win by fall

 

12/18: CALDWELL TOURNAMENT
Colonials Finish in 3rd Place

Medal Winners

1st Place
126: Angelo Messina

2nd Place
190: Andrew Reiff
Hwt: Jonathan Johnson

3rd Place
106: Sam Sheridan
138: Michael Connelly
144: Andrew Fata
165: Brandon Smith


2022 Colonials Wrestling

Head Coach
Matt Shepherd - 17th Season (Career Record: 147-202)

Where They Open
12/18: at Caldwell Tournament

 

With just about everyone from last season returning to the fold, the Colonials hit 2022 with a lineup loaded with experience.

The big name returning for Freehold is Angelo Messina. The junior is a 2-time Region Qualifier, and advanced to Atlantic City in a freshman season that saw him win 30-matches and capture the District 21 Championship. Fellow junior, Michael Connelly, is also a previous Region Qualifier, advancing to the tournament after placing 3rd at Districts as a freshman. Sophomores Sam Sheridan and Riley Tate are two more starters returning down low, and are looking to build off the experience gained from their first seasons in the varsity lineup. It's a good foursome to build around as the Colonials have several underclassmen battling for the opportunity to get into the lineup. Among them are sophomores Ben Kelly and Colton Lawler, and freshman Josiah Sweeney.

The middle of the lineup will be heavy on upperclassmen, as seniors Tyler Goldstein and Joseph Surgent, and juniors Andrew Fata, Xavier Dudiak, and Christoper Martinez all return. The lineup also gets a boost with the return of another junior, Joe Berryman. Berryman, who missed last season, was a 13-bout winner as a freshman for the Colonials in 2020.

 With six starters from last season, and a starter from 2020 returning after missing 2021, projected in the five weights up top, the Colonials have a wealth of experience and depth up top. Senior Alberto Pantoja has been a part of the varsity lineup since his freshman season, while his fellow seniors Brandon Smith, Brian Snyder, Andrew Reiff, and Jonathan Johnson have all been in the lineup since their sophomore years. Junior Edgar Amaro started at 170 for the Colonials as a freshman, and returns to the lineup after missing last year, while sophomore Marcus Murphy is looking to take a big step forward after starting as a freshman last season. This group could be extremely tough for Freehold, especially early on against teams breaking in newcomers to the upperweights.

With over 40 wrestlers in the room, the Colonials have strong numbers, and have depth at spots in the lineup that they haven't had before. With this much experience returning, they have a chance to get off to a fast start against the younger teams. They're looking to be competitive in the B-North title run, and have their sights set on a Sectional bid, and some deep postseason runs for some of the individuals. Could be a very nice season for the Colonials. 

 

Possible Lineup

Wgt WrestlerRecord
106 (So) Sam Sheridan4-7
106 (Fr) Josiah Sweeney 
113 (So) Colton Lawler 
113 (So) Ben Kelly 
113/120 (So) Alexis Orea-Morales 
120 (So) Riley Tate4-8
126 (Jr) Angelo Messina9-2 / R-5th
132 (Jr) Michael Connelly6-5
138 (Sr) Joseph Surgent5-3
138 (Jr) Hunter Miller 
144 (Jr) Andrew Fata7-5
144 (Sr) Tyler Goldstein3-2
150 (Sr) Jake Turner 
150 (Jr) Christopher Martinez0-1
157 (Jr) Joe Berryman 
157 (Jr) Xavier Dudiak0-9
165 (Sr) Brandon Smith4-3
165 (So) Marcus Murphy3-8
175 (Sr) Brian Snyder2-8
175 (Jr) Edgar Amaro 
190 (Sr) Andrew Reiff9-3
215 (Sr) Alberto Pantoja6-4
215 (Sr) Santori Hamlin 
Hwt (Sr) Jonathan Johnson7-5
Hwt (So) Carter Stokes 
Hwt (Fr) Dantae Ramos 


 

 

Graduated in 2021
Wgt WrestlerRecord
145 Louis Gartz1-2
                                                                                          
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2 Robertsville Rd.
Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 431-8360
(Monmouth County)

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Program Established
1934

Mascot
Colonials

Colors
Navy & Old Gold

Athletic Director
Jason Longo

Head Coach
Matt Shepherd
(17th Season @ Freehold in 2022)

Assistants
Colin Monahan
Frank Messina
Tony Dushku

Section
CJ Group 4

Division
B-North

District
22

Region
6

 

6 - State Champions
Last: Carlos Fontanez - 1963

19 - State Medalists
Last: Nico Messina - 2020

6 - Region Champions
Last: Nico Messina - 2020

36 - District Champions
Last: Angelo Messina & Alberto Pantoja - 2022

1 - SCT Champion
Last: Nico Messina - 2020

2 - SCT Medalists
Last: Nico Messina - 2020

Career Wins Record - 143
Nico Messina
(2017-2020)

Season Wins Record - 41
Nico Messina
(2020)

 

100 Career Wins Club

 

Nico Messina - 143
Thomas Nulty - 110
Josh Davis - 109
Nick Triozzi - 106
Tom Post - 101
Colin Monahan - 100