Shore Conference Wrestling

Overall Record:  10-9  /  Shore Conference:  8-8  /  A-South:  5-2

2024 Record: 10-9
CJG4 Sectional Semifinalists
2nd Place District 23
3rd Place A-South
9th Place Shore Conference Tournament
2nd Place Walter Woods Tournament Wrestler of the Year
(Sr) Cael Huxford - 144
Record: 36-6
2nd Place Region 6  /  District 23 Champion
3rd Place Shore Conference Tournament
Walter Woods Tournament Champion  /  2nd Place Robin Leff Tournament
Team Leader In Wins

2024 Season

WB4: Cael Huxford (144)
WB1: Joseph Weikel (106)  /  Ryan Wolf (165)

Cael Huxford finished one win short of a medal at Boardwalk Hall, as the Jags' season came to an end at this year's State Tournament.


Jackson Memorial (3 Medal Winners)
2nd: Cael Huxford (144)
4th: Joseph Weikel (113)  /  165: Ryan Wolf (165)
5th: Jonathan Espinosa (132)  /  Christopher Collins (150)
6th: Jason Seda (138)
WB1: Jessup Adams (190)
PQ: William Kovacs (175)

Cael Huxford won his third Region medal, Joseph Weikel won his 2nd, and Ryan Wolf claimed his first, as the Jags had multiple Region medal winners for the third consecutive season.


Jackson Memorial  (2nd Place  /  5 Champs  /  8 Medal Winners)
1st: Joseph Weikel (113)  /  Jason Seda (138)  /  Cael Huxford (144)  /  Ryan Wolf (165)  /  Jessup Adams (190)
2nd: Jonathan Espinosa (132)  /  Christopher Collins (150)  /  William Kovacs (175)

The Jags added five more District Champions, including a trio of 2-timers in Joseph Weikel, Jason Seda, and Cael Huxford, to their wall, bringing their overall total to a Shore Conference best 218 titles. Eight Jags in all medaled, making it seven seasons in a row where the Jags sent at least half of their lineup to the District podium.


Jackson Liberty  40  -  Jackson Memorial  35  (BOX SCORE)
Jackson Mem: Espinosa, Seda, Huxford, Collins, Elbayar, & Wolf with bonus wins

QF: Jackson Memorial  40  -  Manalapan  27  (BOX SCORE)
SF: Brick Memorial  40  -  Jackson Memorial  22  (

Jackson Memorial  46  -  Northern Burlington  24  (BOX SCORE)
Jackson Mem: Krieck, Huxford, & L Espinosa win by pin; Elbayar & Wolf tech

1/31: A-SOUTH
#8 Brick Memorial  37  -  Jackson Memorial  25  (BOX SCORE)
Brick Mem: Ludington & Szuba pin in final 2 bouts to win it for Stangs
Jackson Mem: 113 - Weikel d. Napolitano, 1-0; Seda (17-5); Huxford (24-3); Wolf (21-7); J Espinosa (14-7)

#4 Rumson  50  -  #11 Jackson Memorial  18  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson: J144 - #2 Amato d. #7 Huxford, 6-0; 113 - #6 Fry d. #8 Weikel; W Skove, H Skove, Delaney, Smith, & Bayne pin
Jackson Mem: J Espinosa & Wolf win by fall


1/24: A-SOUTH
#11 Jackson Memorial  54  -  Central  17 (BOX SCORE)
Jackson Mem: Weikel (21-5); J Espinosa (12-7); Huxford (23-2); Seda (15-5); Wolf (19-7)
Central: Dunne (9-2); O'Brien (16-5); Ardiles (12-5)


Lacey  36  -  #11 Jackson Memorial  30  (BOX SCORE)
Lacey: Trinidad takedown w/1 second left in final bout to win match, clinch dual for Lions; Sager, Leonard, Gauthier, & Mott pin
Jackson Mem: 113 - #8 Weikel d. #9 Schuler; Huxford, Krieck, J Espinosa, & Wolf win by pin

Ocean Twp  44  -  #9 Jackson Memorial  31  (BOX SCORE)
#9 Jackson Memorial  62  -  Freehold Twp  15  (BOX SCORE)

#9 Jackson Memorial  53  -  Depaul Catholic  27  (BOX SCORE)

Howell  49  -  Jackson Memorial  15  (BOX SCORE)
Howell: Cofer, Saweris, & Johnston win by pin; Hodgins, Casella, & X Ortega tech; D Maghan majors
Jackson Mem: Huxford & Adams pin

1/10: A-SOUTH
Jackson Memorial  54  -  TR North  14  (BOX SCORE)
Jackson Mem: Huxford, Adams, & Angeles win by pin
Last Season: Dolci techs; Cauldwell pins


Jackson Memorial - 9th Place
4 Medal Winners
3rd: Cael Huxford (150)
5th: Joe Weikel (113) / Jay Seda (126) / Ryan Wolf (165)

With four medal winners, including 3rd-place finisher Cael Huxford, the Jags finished in 9th-place as a team and have finished in the Top 10 at the SCT in each of its five years as an individual tournament.

1/4: A-SOUTH
Southern  56  -  Jackson Memorial  7  (BOX SCORE)
Southern: H5th straight win over Jags; Mason, Sari, Manera, Henrich, Hochstrasser, Birch, French, & Counts with bonus wins.
Jackson Mem: Seda (11-2) & Huxford (12-1) win for Jags


1/2: A-SOUTH
Jackson Memorial  39  -  TR East  27  (BOX SCORE)
Jackson Mem: (126) Seda d. Wellington, 1-0; Espinosa, Collins, Wolf, & Kovas win by pin
TR East: Lynch (9-0); DeLorenzo (8-1); Thomas (10-3)


Jackson Memorial - 2nd Place
1st: Joe Weikel (113) / Cael Huxford (150) / Ryan Wolf (165)
2nd: Jay Seda (126)
3rd: Jason Angeles (Hwt)
4th: Vinny Lopiccolo (Hwt)
5th: Mike Krieck (106)


Monroe  32  -  Jackson Memorial  30  (BOX SCORE)
Jackson Mem: Weikel, Seda, & Huxford win by fall

Jackson Memorial  32  -  Pt Boro  28  (BOX SCORE)
Jackson Mem: 126 - Seda d. Burgio, 5-4; Espinosa & Huxford pin; Weikel techs
Pt Boro: Walsh, J DeAngelo, & Acquisto win by pin; Clayton majors


12/20: A-SOUTH
Jackson Memorial  54  -  Brick Twp  15  (BOX SCORE)
Jackson Mem: Weikel (6-1); Seda (5-1); Huxford (5-1); Wolf (5-2)
Brick Twp: Gordillo wins by pin; Walsh wins by decision


12/16: ROBIN LEFF TOURNAMENT at Southern
2nd: Cael Huxford (150)
4th: Jonathan Espinosa (138)
5th: Joseph Weikel (113) / Jay Seda (126)


12/14: A-SOUTH
Jackson Memorial  50  -  TR South  21  (BOX SCORE)


2024 Jackson Memorial Wrestling



Head Coach: BJ Young (1st Season)
A-South / CJG4 / District 23 / Region 6

Where They Open: 12/14 vs TR South
Opening Tournament: 12/16 - Robin Leff Tournament at Southern



Former Jag standout, and 3-time NCAA D2 All-American at Newberry College, BJ Young is the new head coach at Jackson Memorial, replacing Doug Withstandley, who will remain on the staff as an assistant coach. Young takes over a Jackson team that must replace eight starters from last year's CJG4 State Sectional team. There is still a lot of talent returning, and they have their deep depth pool and the products of their feeder system to pull from, so look for them to continue rolling along in 2024.

As the Jags break in some new starters to the lower portion of the lineup, they'll have a couple solid veterans to do so around. Senior Jay Seda, who has 64 career wins, did not participate in last year's postseason after a 22-win regular season. As a sophomore, he was a District Champion and advanced to Atlantic City after finishing 2nd at Regions. After spending 2022 behind Seda on the depth chart, Joseph Weikel had a terrific 2023 in his first season in the starting lineup, recording 25 wins, winning a District title and advancing to States after taking 4th in the Region at 106. 

The senior trio of Jonathan Espinosa, Cael Huxford, and John Calamia lead the charge in the middle. Huxford, a District Champion last season is a 2-time State Qualifier. Espinosa won his 2nd District title in 2023, and was a State Qualifier in 2022. Calamia was one of the most improved wrestlers in the lineup last season, winning 20 matches and finishing 2nd at Regions after a 4-win sophomore season.

The Jags took a big hit to graduation in the upperweights, with State medalist Ryan Fischer, State Qualifiers Luke Hamann and Justin Krosnicki, and District Champ Paul Novello all having departed. Juniors Ryan Wolf, Jessup Adams, and Will Kovacs each wrestled 25 bouts last season and give the Jags some decent experience up top to break several new wrestlers into the lineup.

There's work to be done for the new head coach in regards to replacing a talented group from last year's championship team, but the Jags have done it plenty of times before, so there's little reason to think they can't keep things moving along. The schedule is again very tough, with the usual A-South foes, and non-division matchups like Rumson, Howell, Lacey, Pt Boro, Ocean Township, and crosstown rival Jackson Liberty, among others on the slate.


Possible Lineup

Wgt Wrestler2023 Notes
106 (So) Michael Krieck1-0 
113 (Sr) Joseph Weikel25-13 (D-1st / R-4th / NJ-WB1) 
120 (Fr) Chase Lentz  
120 (So) Ahmed Raheel0-1 
126 (Sr) Jason Seda22-6 64 career wins / State Qualifier in 2022
132 (Jr) Rocco Gaudious3-4 
132 (Sr) Owen Lloyd  
138 (Sr) Jonathan Espinosa23-14 (D-1st / R-6th) 2x-District Champ / State Qualifier in 2022
144 (Jr) Chris Collins  
144 (Sr) Jimil Elbayar2-5 
150 (Sr) Cael Huxford17-4 (D-1st / R-3rd / NJ-WB2) 2x-State Qualifier
157 (Sr) Nick Auletto1-6 
157/165 (Sr) John Calamia20-6 (D-2nd) 
165/175 (Jr) Ryan Wolf11-14 
175 (Jr) Will Kovacs10-15 
190 (Jr) Jessup Adams3-11 
215 (Jr) Joe Piazza1-1 
Hwt (Sr) Jason Angeles  
Hwt (Sr) Vinny Lopiccolo  






Jackson Memorial High School
101 Don Connor Blvd.
Jackson, NJ  08527
(Ocean County)


Program Established


Black and Red

Head Coach
BJ Young
(1st Season in 2024)

Pete Rinaldi
Doug Withstandley
Sean Thornton

Kenneth Bradley
Doug Hamann

CJ Group 4





#1 Team in New Jersey
2006 & 2007

4 - Group Titles
Last: Group 4 - 2011

11 - Sectional Titles
Last: CJG4 - 2023

30 - District Team Titles
Last: D24 - 2023

6 - SCT Team Titles
Last: 2007

17 - Division Titles
Last: A-North - 2012

15 - State Champions
Last: Dallas Winston - 2012

61 - State Medalists
Last: Ryan Fischer - 2023

53 - Region Champions
Last: Ryan Fischer - 2023

218 - District Champions
Last: 5 in 2024

4 - SCT Champions
Last: Ryan Fischer - 2023

19 - SCT Medalists
Last: 4 in 2024

Career Wins Leader - 137
Scott Winston

Season Wins Record - 43
Kyle Epperly



100 Career Wins Club
 Scott Winston137
 Doug Withstandley132
 Sean Byrnes127
 Jeff Pascarella123
 Kyle Epperly123
 Lou Durant118
 Brian Hamann118
 Ken Carney116
 Scott Goodale115
 Derrik Russell114
 Matt Bradley113
 Dallas Winston110
 Rob Johnson106
 Jumel Kinchen103
 Spencer Young103
 Jeramy Edwards101
 Derek Johnson100



NCAA  All-Americans

Devin Biscaha
Springfield College

Division 3
2013: Nat'l Champion (157)

Doug Hamann

Division 3
2016: 8th Place (174)

Vin Scollo
West Liberty University

Division 2
2023: 6th Place (133)

BJ Young
Newberry College

Division 2
2011: 2nd Place (133)
2012: 2nd Place (141)
2014: 6th Place (141)