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Overall Record:  15-13  /  Shore Conference:  5-9  /  A-North:  2-5

 

REGION 6 TOURNAMENT
Freehold Boro (0 Medal Winners)
5th: Carter Stokes (Hwt)
6th: Josiah Sweeney (106)
PQ: Xander Bartuk (120)  /  Riley Tate (132) 

The season came to an end at Region on Saturday for the Colonials. 

Senior Carter Stokes was the highest finisher at the tournament for Freehold, pinning in his final high school match to secure a 5th-place finish.

 

DISTRICT 24 TOURNAMENT
Freehold Boro  (6th Place  /  1 Champ  /  4 Medal Winners)
1st: Carter Stokes (Hwt)
2nd: Josiah Sweeney (106)
3rd: Xander Bartuk (120)  /  Riley Tate (132) 

Carter Stokes became the first Colonial heavyweight District Champ since Alex Schibanoff in 1937, and continued the Colonials streak of consecutive seasons with a District Champion to 7 seasons, their longest streak in school history.

 

2/10: FREEHOLD BORO QUAD
Freehold Boro  54  -  Spotswood  24  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro  51  -  Summit  28  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro  63  -  Linden  18  (BOX SCORE)


2/9: FREEHOLD BORO TRI
Freehold Boro  36  -  Monmouth  33  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro  18  -  College Achieve  3  (BOX SCORE)


2/7: NON-CONFERENCE
Freehold Boro  56  -  Perth Amboy  11  (BOX SCORE)


2/3: FREEHOLD BORO TRI
Monroe  54  -  Freehold Boro  12  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro  37  -  TR South  33  (BOX SCORE)


1/31: A-NORTH
Middletown South  53  -  Freehold Boro  19  (BOX SCORE)
Midd South: Bernabeo, Holland, Brett, & Goode pin; Willi techs
Freehold Boro: Sweeney (16-8); Stokes (17-8)


1/30: A-NORTH
#1 CBA  73  -  Freehold Boro  0  (BOX SCORE)


1/27: AL JOHNSON QUAD
AL Johnson  43  -  Freehold Boro  33  (BOX SCORE)
Pt Boro  63  -  Freehold Boro  16  (BOX SCORE)

Union  40  -  Freehold Boro  36  (BOX SCORE)


1/24: A-NORTH
#6 Howell  57  -  Freehold Boro  14  (BOX SCORE)
Howell: 215 - #4 Colfer d. #6 Stokes, 2-1; Johnston, X Ortega, Going, Machnik, & Edmonds win by pin
Freehold Boro: Tate wins by pin; Sheridan techs


1/23: NON-CONFERENCE
Freehold Boro  54  -  South River  24  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro: Sweeney, Murphy, Tate, Turner, & Stokes win by pin


1/20: NOTRE DAME TRI
Freehold Boro  42  -  Shore  24  (BOX SCORE)
Notre Dame  39  -  Freehold Boro  33  (BOX SCORE)


1/17: A-NORTH
Manalapan  57  -  Freehold Boro  18  (BOX SCORE)
Manalapan: (Hwt) Bennett p. #8 Nieto; Kain (15-0); Andrew Mucciolo (17-2); Kilaras (15-3)
Freehold Boro: Stokes (13-5); Sheridan (12-6); Sweeney (11-6)


1/13: BUC CLASSIC
Freehold Boro  -  5th Place
2nd: (106) Josiah Sweeney
3rd: (138) Riley Tate / (Hwt) Carter Stokes
4th: (120) Sam Sheridan / (215) Onesimo Nieto
5th: (126) Sean Murphy

1/12: NON-DIVISION
Colts Neck  54  -  Freehold Boro  10  (BOX SCORE)
Colts Neck: (215) - #5 Shakhnavazov d. #6 Stokes, 2-1; Michaels (16-1); Russ (17-2); Borao (11-6); Kaplan (10-4)
Freehold: Nieto pins; Sheridan majors


1/6: SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
Freehold Boro - 27th Place
1 Medal Winner
5th: Carter Stokes (215)

 

1/3: A-NORTH
Middletown North  69  -  Freehold Boro  11  (BOX SCORE)
Midd North: Blewett, Oden, Portman, Fearon, McCarthy, Castelli, Mustillo, Benbrook, & Amaro win by pin
Free Boro: Nieto (9-0) techs; Stokes (8-1) pins
 

12/28: HOLMDEL HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT 
Freehold Boro - 6th Place
1st: Onesimo Nieto (Hwt)
2nd: Josuah Sweeney (106)
3rd: Carter Stokes (215)

 

12/23: ASBURY PARK TRI
Asbury Park  24  -  Freehold Boro  20  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro  48  -  Trenton Central  24  (BOX SCORE)

 

12/22: NON-DIVISION
Wall  58  -  Freehold Boro  7  (BOX SCORE)
Wall: Mahoney, Quinn, DiStefano, & Wonsala win by pin; Pechillo & Marsella tech
Freehold Boro: Nieto & Sweeney improve to 5-0

 

12/20: A-NORTH
Freehold Boro  41  -  Marlboro  26  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro: Stokes, Sweeney, Lawler, Surgent, & Nieto pin; Sheridan & Tate major
Marlboro: Jang & Leonardo win by pin; Falcone & Silvia with majors

 

12/16: NEW BRUNSWICK QUAD
Freehold Boro  39  -  Metuchen  33  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro  44  -  Woodbridge  36  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Boro  63  -  New Brunswick  6  (BOX SCORE)

 

12/14: A-NORTH
Freehold Boro  42  -  Freehold Twp  34  (BOX SCORE)
Free Boro: Stokes, Nieto, Sweeney, Torres, & Sheridan pin in final five bouts to secure win
Free Twp: Dubnik, Meehan & Gozsa win by pin; McCormick techs

 


 

2024 Freehold Boro Wrestling

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Head Coach: Ben Ostner (1st Season)
A-North / CJG4 / District 24 / Region 6

Where They Open: 12/14 vs Freehold Twp

 

 

Ben Ostner, a former standout wrestler for the Colonials, takes over the head coaching duties from Matt Shepherd, who stepped down this offseason after leading the Colonials for the last 18 seasons. Ostner was previously the head coach at New Brunswick, where he was a GMC Coach of the Year recipient. He inherits a Colonial team that took a significant hit to graduation, losing their 2023 starters from 138-190.

The majority of the experience returns in the lower half of the lineup. Senior Sam Sheridan, a 21-match winner last season, is a 2-time District medal winner, and finished in 6th place at the Region 6 Tournament. Fellow senior Riley Tate, was a 3rd-place finisher at Districts as a sophomore in 2022. 106-pounder Josiah Sweeney, a junior, won 16 matches last season, and placed 3rd at Districts. Returning starters Sean Murphy and Xander Bartuk, both juniors, round out what should be the strength of the lineup.

The upper half of the lineup will consist almost entirely of newcomers to the starting lineup. Senior heavyweight Carter Stokes is the lone returning starter, and is coming off a season that saw him win 18 bouts and place 4th at Districts at 215. He could be due for a breakout year up top.

The Colonials will have a different look in 2024, from a new coach to having to replace more than half of last year's starting lineup. There are tremendous numbers in the room though, with 65 kids in all. So there will be plenty of battling for the open spots and some good depth. The Colonials will jump right into things on opening night as they take on rival Freehold Twp at home. A win in that one can really get the new lineup to come together a bit quicker, as there's not much better than beating your crosstown rivals, especially on opening night.

 

Possible Lineup

Wgt Wrestler2023 Notes
106 (Jr) Josiah Sweeney16-13 (D-3rd / R-PQ) 
113 (So) Jose Torres1-0 
120 (Sr) Sam Sheridan21-16 (D-2nd / R-6th) 2x-Dist Medalist
126 (So) Danniel Paulino  
132 (Jr) Sean Murphy4-10 
132 (Jr) Xander Bartuk5-12 
138 (Sr) Riley Tate7-8 D-3rd in 2022
144 (Sr) Nicholas Gural  
150 (Sr) Tim Surgent  
157 (Jr) Josh Toledo0-2 
165 (So) Colten Turner  
175 (Jr) Alexander Garyaev1-0 
190 (Jr) Josh Gomez  
215 (So) Onesimo Nieto  
Hwt (Sr) Carter Stokes18-11 (D-4th) 

 

 

 

 


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

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Program Established
1934

Mascot
Colonials

Colors
Navy & Old Gold

Head Coach
Ben Ostner
(1st Season in 2024)

Assistants
Jeff Hill
Patrick George
Josh Davis
Zach Mostowsky
David Ryan

Section
CJ Group 4

Division
A-North

District
24

Region
6

 

6 - State Champions
Last: Carlos Fontanez - 1963

19 - State Medalists
Last: Nico Messina - 2020

6 - Region Champions
Last: Nico Messina - 2020

39 - District Champions
Last: Carter Stokes - 2024

1 - SCT Champion
Last: Nico Messina - 2020

6 - SCT Medalists
Last: Carter Stokes - 2024

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
Angelo Messina - 108
Nick Triozzi - 106
Tom Post - 101
Colin Monahan - 100