Shore Conference Wrestling

Shore Conference Wrestling

Overall Record:  13-12  /  Shore Conference:  7-9  /  A-North:  3-4 Wrestler Of The Year

(Sr) Christian Steensen - Hwt
Record: 37-3
3rd Place Region 5
District 19 Champion
Rahway Tournament Champion
IceBreaker Champion
Team Leader in Wins


WB3: Mike Malucelli (190)
WB2: Christian Steensen (Hwt)


2/26: REGION 5
Marlboro (2 Medal Winners)
2nd: Mike Malucelli (190)
3rd: Christian Steensen (Hwt)
PQ: Marc Shternfeld (113)


2/19: DISTRICT 19
Marlboro (5th Place / 1 Champ / 3 Medal Winners)
Christian Steensen captured the heavyweight championship, running his record to 33-0 in the process. He's the first Marlboro wrestler to get through the Districts with a clean record since Nick Parisi in 2006.
1st: Christian Steensen (Hwt)
3rd: Marc Shternfeld (113) / Mike Malucelli (190) 


Marlboro  51  -  Princeton  24  (BOX SCORE)
Marlboro  48  -  Central  28  (BOX SCORE)
Marlboro  48  -  Middlesex  30  (BOX SCORE)


Marlboro  42  -  Highland Park  14  (BOX SCORE)
S Bayer, B Bayer, Subramanian, Leonardo, & Silvia win by fall


2/9: A-NORTH
Marlboro  45  -  Freehold Twp  30  (BOX SCORE)
Freehold Twp: Dubnik (26-3); Grant (21-6); Harrington (19-7)
Marlboro: S Bayer (17-9); B Bayer (17-5); Steensen (27-0)


TR South  36  -  Marlboro  34  (BOX SCORE)
Old Bridge  45  -  Marlboro  30  (BOX SCORE)

Marlboro: 2 wins - S Bayer, B Bayer, Benjamin, Malucelli, & Steensen


Marlboro  38  -  Wall  37  (BOX SCORE)
Marlboro: Wins on criteria; most forfeits received; M Shternfeld, B Bayer, & E Shternfeld win by pin
Wall: Wall: DiStefano (18-0); Vetrano (14-5); DiBiase (16-5); Pilla (19-4)


2/1: A-NORTH
#2 CBA  47  -  Marlboro  23  (BOX SCORE)
M: Steensen (23-0); Malucelli (16-0); S Bayer (14-8); B Bayer (13-5)


Marlboro  51  -  Holmdel  25  (BOX SCORE)
M: M Shternfeld, Palagano, Malucelli & Litt win by pin


Marlboro  54  -  Matawan  19  (BOX SCORE)
Mar: Litt, M Shternfeld, B Bayer, E Shternfeld, Palagano, & Bitla win by pin


Marlboro  48  -  Clayton  30  (BOX SCORE)
Marlboro  54  -  Bordentown  29  (BOX SCORE)


#9 Lacey  43  -  Marlboro  27  (BOX SCORE)
M: Steensen (18-0); Malucelli (11-0); B Bayer (9-4)


1/19: A-NORTH
Long Branch  46  -  Marlboro  23  (BOX SCORE)
M: Steensen (17-0); Malucelli (10-0); B Bayer (8-4)


#9 Raritan  51  -  Marlboro  24  (BOX SCORE)
Somerville  39  -  Marlboro  36  (BOX SCORE)
#7 Jackson Memorial  51  -  Marlboro  16  (


1/12: A-NORTH
Marlboro  48  -  Manalapan  24  (BOX SCORE)
Mar: B Bayer, Bruno, Palagano, Benjamin, Malucelli, & Steensen win by pin


TR East  46  -  Marlboro  22  (BOX SCORE)
St Joseph's (Metuchen)  48  -  Marlboro  18  (BOX SCORE)
Marlboro  56  -  Piscataway  15  (BOX SCORE)


1/5: A-NORTH
#5 Middletown South  55  -  Marlboro  18  (BOX SCORE)
M: Steensen (9-0); Malucelli pins


12/28: RAHWAY HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT (at St. Joe's - Metuchen)  (TRACK PAGE)

Marlboro (3rd Place)
1st: M Malucelli (190) / C Steensen (Hwt)
2nd: B Bayer (120) / E Shternfeld (126)
3rd: A Palagano (138) / A Litt (215)


12/22: A-NORTH
Marlboro  34  -  Middletown North  33  (BOX SCORE)
M: Malucelli with walk-off pin; Marlboro's 1st win over North since 2011


12/20: A-NORTH
Howell  62  -  Marlboro  12  (BOX SCORE)

M: Steensen & Bruno win by fall


Mustangs Finish in 3rd Place

Top 3 Finishers

1st Place
126: Eric Shternfeld
132: Mike Bruno
Hwt: Christian Steensen

2nd Place
106: Sean Bayer
138: Alex Palagano



2022 Mustangs Wrestling

Head Coach
Charlie Frankel - 6th Season (Career Record: 52-57)

Where They Open
12/18: IceBreaker Tournament at Old Bridge


Eight starters return for a Marlboro team that has a lot of upperclassmen in the lineup, as well as some promising newcomers looking to step into the lineup and make immediate contributions.

Brandon Bayer, a senior, enters his 3rd season in the starting lineup for the Mustangs. He went 7-3 in last year's shortened season, and was a 24-bout winner in 2020. Fellow seniors Mike Bruno and Alex Palagano project to occupy the 132/138 slots. Bruno split time as a starter his freshman year, and won 18 bouts as a sophomore. Palagano got 18 bouts in as a sophomore, before jumping into the starting lineup last year. Another senior down low is Eric Shternfeld. Shternfeld did not wrestle last season, but has 35 varsity matches to his credit over his freshman and sophomore years. Also back for Marlboro are junior Sean Bayer, and sophomore Vincent DiLiberto, who are looking to build off the experience gained from last season in the starting 14. Freshman Dan Palagano has a lot of potential, and will also be looking to make his mark in a group of lowerweights that should be pretty good for Marlboro.

Marlboro will have to break in several new faces in the lineup in the middle. Seniors Shiva Subramanian and Amari Benjamin, who each wrestled in one varsity match in 2020, and juniors Darsei Kongolo and Jaden Manevich are among the upperclassmen looking to step in. Alex Jang is another freshman for the Mustangs that will be looking to step in and battle.

Two senior big guns return up top. Mike Malucelli has gotten better and better each season. He went from 4-13 his freshman season, to 30 wins, and a 2nd-place finish at Districts, his sophomore year, to a 5th-place finish at Regions last year. He'll be looking to take it even further this year, and could very well be a podium contender in March. Christian Steensen has been a starter in the upperweights for Marlboro since his freshman season. The 2-time Region Qualifier has the potential to be one of the top heavyweights in the Shore Conference this season, and has the ability to have a very deep postseason run. Junior DJ Silvia is also back up top. He should benefit greatly from last year's experience and the opportunity to work with Malucelli and Steensen in the wrestling room.

The Mustangs have some good talent and depth down low, and their hammers up top. Much of the team's success in the win/loss column may come from how much they get out of their middleweights. It's an upperclassmen-heavy group, so they may be able to jump right in the mix and offer immediate contributions. The schedule is pretty strong with their A-North opponents, as well as non-division dates with Raritan, Jackson Memorial, Lacey, and Rumson.


Possible Lineup

Wgt WrestlerRecord
106/113 (Jr) Sean Bayer2-6
106/113 (Fr) Dan Palagano 
120 (Sr) Brandon Bayer7-3
120 (Jr) Mitchell Oystacher 
126 (So) Vincent DiLiberto1-5
126 (Sr) Eric Shternfeld 
132/138 (Sr) Mike Bruno6-4
132/138 (Sr) Alex Palagano6-4
144/150 (Sr) Shiva Subramanian 
144/150 (Sr) Amari Benjamin 
157/165 (Jr) Jaden Manevich 
157/165 (Fr) Alex Jang 
157/165 (Jr) Darsei Kongolo 
175 (Sr) Alex Groesbeck1-2
190 (Sr) Mike Malucelli11-2 / R-5th
215 (Jr) DJ Silvia1-9
215 (So) Andrew Litt 
Hwt (Sr) Christian Steensen9-2 / R-WB1



Graduated in 2021
Wgt Wrestler2021
113 Corey Herman1-2
152 Zach Vasile8-3 / R-WB1
160 Gavin McQuade6-4






Marlboro Wrestling

Marlboro High School
95 North Main Street
Marlboro, NJ 07746
(732) 617-8393


Program Established


Dark Blue & Gold

Athletic Director
David Ryden

Head Coach
Charlie Frankel
(6th Season in 2022)

William Terrell
Keith Masi

CJ Group 5





1 - District Team Title
D24 in 1970

1 - Division Title
Class C in 1971 (co)

7 - State Medalists
Last: Mitch Seigel &
Vin Leone in 2011

2 - Region Champions
Last: Mitch Seigel in 2011

34 - District Champions
Last: Christian Steensen - 2022

Career Wins Leader - 125
Nick Parisi

Season Wins Record - 41
Charlie Frankel


100 Win Club

Nick Parisi - 125
Mitch Seigel - 116
Vinnie Leone - 113
Charlie Frankel - 110
Dan Saraiva - 108
Paul Saraiva - 106