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Overall Record: 20-5  /  Shore Conference:  15-5  /  A-Central:  3-3

 

REGION 5 TOURNAMENT
Holmdel (1 Champion / 1 Medal Winner)
1st: Alex Reyes (190)
5th: AJ Todisco (165)
6th: Dylan Placca (113)
WB1: Nicholas Paulino (120)  /  Anthony Paulino (132)
PQ: James Vanderham (138)  /  Michael Todisco (150)  /  Jack Cleary (157)  /  Hamsa Elmesei (215)

Sophomore Alex Reyes won the 190-pound championship at this year's Region 5 Tournament, becoming just the third wrestler in Holmdel history to win a Region Title, and the first underclassman to do so. 

 

DISTRICT 19 TOURNAMENT
Holmdel  (3rd Place  /  1 Champ  /  9 Medal Winners)
1st: Alex Reyes (190)
2nd: Nicholas Paulino (120)  /  Michael Todisco (150)
3rd: Dylan Placca (113)  /  Anthony Paulino (132)  /  James Vanderham (138)  /  Jack Cleary (157)  /  AJ Todisco (165)  /  Hamsa Elmesi (215)

Alex Reyes won his 2nd District Title, becoming the 8th Hornet with 2 titles, and the first to win as a freshman and sophomore. The win extends the Hornets streak to 8 seasons with a District Champion, a school record.

In all, 9 Hornets won medals, setting a new program for most medal winners in a season. 

 

2/10: MANALAPAN QUAD
Holmdel  55  -  Princeton  18  (BOX SCORE)
Holmdel  37  -  Long Branch  34  (BOX SCORE)
Holmdel  49  -  Manalapan  29  (BOX SCORE)


CENTRAL JERSEY GROUP 2 SECTIONALS
QF: Pt Boro  38  -  Holmdel  29
 

2/2: NON-DIVISION
Holmdel: Reyes (27-3); Placca (24-4); Vanderham (21-6); AJ Todisco (21-6); M Todisco (20-9); Cleary (20-8)
Beach: Kaiafas (22-3); DeBenedett (15-4)


1/31: A-CENTRAL
#11 Holmdel  41  -  #11 Raritan  30  (BOX SCORE)
Holmdel: Placca with the walk-off pin; Cleary, AJ Todisco, Reyes, & Placca also pin for Hornets; A Paulino techs
Raritan: Sheldrick (18-7); Reilley (24-2); Davis (17-9); Delaurier (22-4); Gazerwitz (20-4)


1/29: HOLMDEL TRI
#11 Holmdel  52  -  Keansburg  27  (BOX SCORE)
#11 Holmdel  77  -  Keyport  0  (BOX SCORE)


1/27: TR SOUTH QUAD
Jackson Liberty  43  -  #9 Holmdel  28  (BOX SCORE)
#9 Holmdel  51  -  Matawan  30  (BOX SCORE)

#9 Holmdel  53  -  TR South  18  (BOX SCORE)


1/24: NON-DIVISION
#9 Holmdel  59  -  Manchester  9  (BOX SCORE)
Holmdel: 190 - #2 Reyes md. #5 Mortellite; Cleary, AJ Todisco, Martinez, Elmesei, Placca, & N Paulino win by pin
Manchester: Mitrosky (16-4); Anderson (12-7)


1/20: HOLMDEL QUAD
#7 RBC  50  -  #9 Holmdel  21  (BOX SCORE)
#9 Holmdel  59  -  Monmouth  15  (BOX SCORE)
#9 Holmdel  45  -  Wall  21  (BOX SCORE)

1/17: NON-DIVISION
#9 Holmdel  48  -  Red Bank  21 (BOX SCORE)
 

1/13: BUC CLASSIC
Holmdel  -  3rd Place
1st: (138) Anthony Paulino 
2nd: (113) Dylan Placca / (120) Nicholas Paulino / (132) AJ Fernandez / (157) Jack Cleary
4th: (106) Rowan Blackmore / (165) Asher Martinez
5th: (144) James Vanderham / (150) Michael Todisco

 

1/10: A-CENTRAL
St John Vianney  57  -  Holmdel  12  (BOX SCORE)
SJV: Knox (13-0); O'Keefe (15-4); Gould (12-5); Stangle (14-3)
Holmdel: Podesta & Reyes win by fall

1/8: NON-DIVISION
Holmdel  63  -  Shore  15  (BOX SCORE)

Holmdel: Placca, AJ Todisco, Reyes, Lee, & Gann win by pin
Shore: Torres wins by pin

 

1/6: SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
Holmdel - 20th Place
1 Medal Winner
1st: Alex Reyes (190)

Sophomore Alex Reyes avenged a loss from Wednesday to Rumson's Conor Delaney by defeating him the 190-pound final to become the Hornets' first Shore Conference Tournament Champion. It is the 2nd SCT medal for Reyes, who finished 2nd last season at 175.
 

1/3: A-CENTRAL
​Rumson  51  -  Holmdel  13  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson: (190) Delaney d. Reyes, 8-5; Izzo, H Skove, Bayne, Jul Duque, & Amato win by pin
Holmdel: Placca pins; Khan majors
 

12/28: HOLMDEL HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT 
Holmdel - 2nd Place
1st: Dylan Placca (113) / AJ Fernandez (132) / AJ Todisco (175) / Alex Reyes (190)
2nd: Jack Cleary (157)
3rd: Rowen Blackmore (106) / Jason Vanderham (144)

 

12/20: NON-CONFERENCE
Holmdel  52  -  Immaculata  16  (BOX SCORE)
Holmdel: AJ Todisco, Placca, Khan, Cleary, & Gann improve to 6-0; Reyes goes to 5-0
 

12/18: NON-CONFERENCE
Holmdel  74  -  South River  3  (BOX SCORE)

Holmdel: Blackmore, Placca, N Paulino, Fernandez, Cleary, AJ Todisco, & Gann win by pin; Martinez techs
 

12/16: COLTS NECK QUAD
Holmdel  37  -  Colts Neck  25  (BOX SCORE)
Holmdel  76  -  Franklin  6  (BOX SCORE)
Holmdel  81  -  Newark Academy  0  (BOX SCORE)

 

12/15: NON-DIVISION
Holmdel  69  -  Asbury Park  6  (BOX SCORE)
Holmdel: A Todisco, Reyes, Gann, Fernandez, Khan, Vanderham, M Todisco, Cleary, & Martinez win by pin
Asbury:
 Crawford wins by pin

 


 

2024 Holmdel Wrestling

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Head Coach: Mike Oxley (3rd Season / Career: 24-23)
A-Central / CJG2 / District 19 / Region 5

Where They Open: 12/15 vs Asbury Park
 

 

Under head coach Mike Oxley, the Hornets have been building themselves up quite nicely. They've had some nice individual talent in the lineup, but the lack of a full lineup had cost them the ability to win some of the close duals they'd been involved in. With most of last year's back, and a strong incoming group of newcomers, the Hornets, if they stay healthy, should be able to get 14 on the mat in duals.

Alex Reyes was one of the top freshmen in the Shore Conference last season. Reyes set program a record for wins as a freshman with 37, was a runner-up at the Shore Conference Tournament in 2023, was the school's first freshman to win a District title, and was one win away from a medal in Atlantic City last season. Reyes headlines the upper half of the lineup that includes five returning starters.

Among those five returning starters are senior AJ Todisco and junior Jack Cleary. Todisco, a D18 champion last season, has won a pair of District medals, and was a win away from Atlantic City last season after finishing 5th in the Region. He enters his senior season with 61 career victories. Cleary, a junior, has 46 wins through his first two seasons. He was a District runner-up as a freshman in 2022. 

Up at heavyweight, keep an eye on the Hornets' freshman John Gann, who finished in 5th place at last season's Intermediate State Tournament.

In the lower half of the lineup, senior Anthony Paulino returns to the program after spending last season at St John Vianney. He was a 23-bout winner and a District runner-up as a sophomore for the Hornets in 2022, and is a great addition to the lineup. A pair of juniors check-in at the 106/113 slots in Luke Podesta, and Rowen Blackmore. Blackmore, a 21-bout winner last season, was a District medalist in 2022.

Also back in the lower half are returning starters Bill Grenier, a 16-match winner as a freshman last year, and seniors Shahood Khan and AJ Fernandez, who took 4th at Districts last season. There will be a few freshmen looking to make an impact in the lineup as well. Dylan Placca and Michael Todisco were both just one victory away from medals at last years Intermediate State Tournament, and Nicholas Paulino was a JSJWL champion.

There has been a lot of hard work put into the feeder level in recent years, and it is really beginning to pay dividends for the program. The depth isn't quite there just yet, so staying healthy will be important for the team to have the type of dual success they are capable of. A definite program on the rise in the Shore.

 

Possible Lineup

Wgt Wrestlers2023 Notes
106 (Jr) Luke Podesta11-18 
106/113 (Jr) Rowen Blackmore21-13 (D-4th) D-3rd in 2022
113 (Fr) Dylan Placca  
120 (Fr) Nicholas Paulino  
126 (So) Neil Mathur2-11 
126 (So) Billy Greiner16-17 
132 (Sr) AJ Fernandez14-19 (D-4th) 
138 (Sr) Shahood Khan11-8 
138 (Sr) Anthony Paulino7-6 Transfer: SJV / D-2nd in 2022
138 (Sr) James Vanderham  
144 (Fr) Michael Todisco  
150/157 (Jr) Jack Cleary24-9 (D-4th) D-2nd in 2022
150/157 (Jr) Luke Donnelly3-1 
165 (Jr) Asher Martinez11-13 
175 (Sr) AJ Todisco28-10 (D-1st / R-5th) 2x-District Medalist
190 (So) Alex Reyes37-6 (D-1st / R-2nd / NJ-WB4) 2nd Place SCT
215 (Jr) Hamza Elmesei10-10 
215 (Jr) Dylan Lee1-2 
Hwt (Fr) John Gann  

 

 


Holmdel High School
36 Crawfords Corner Rd.
Holmdel, NJ 07733
732-946-1832
(Monmouth County)

~ SCHOOL WEBSITE ~

Mascot
Hornets

Colors
Blue, Silver & White

Head Coach
Mike Oxley
(3rd Season in 2024)

Assistant
Thomas Anderson
Michael Keane - Vol

Section
CJ Group 2

Division
A-Central

District
19

Region
5

 

2 - District Team Titles
Last: D22 - 1982

2 - Division Titles
Last: C-Division - 1983

1 - State Medalist
Last: Scott DuPont - 2018

3 - Region Champions
Last: Alex Hayes - 2024

36 - District Champions
Last: Alex Reyes - 2024

1 - SCT Champion
Alex Reyes - 2024

3 - SCT Medalists
Last: Alex Reyes - 2024

Career Wins Leader - 146
Scott DuPont
(2015-2018)

Season Wins Record - 42
Scott DuPont
(2018)

 

100 Career Wins Club

Scott DuPont - 146
Troy Gallo - 121
Nick Ammirati - 116
Dean Gallo - 115
Jimmy Ilvento - 104
Chris Ammirati - 103