Shore Conference Wrestling

Overall Record:  5-8  /  Shore Conference:  5-6  /  A-North:  2-3


Freehold Twp  39  -  Middletown North  30  (BOX SCORE)
Middletown North  65  -  Asbury Park  15  (BOX SCORE)


​#19 Middletown North  46  -  #14 Wall  22  (
MN: Portman, Haddad, Sullivan, & Yantin win by pin; Klinsky majors


Middletown North  57  -  St Rose  6  (BOX SCORE)
MN: Haddad, Brown, Castelli, & Mustillo win by fall


Ocean Township  36  -  Middletown North  35  (BOX SCORE)
MN: Klinsky, Oden, Foley, & Haddad win by pin


1/19: A-NORTH
#3 CBA  45  -  Middletown North  22  (BOX SCORE)
MN: Dwyer wins by pin; Castelli majors


Hunterdon Central  68  -  Middletown North  6  (BOX SCORE)
#5 Brick Memorial  66  -  Middletown North  7  (BOX SCORE)
Absegami  43  -  Middletown North  32  (BOX SCORE)


1/12: A-NORTH
Middletown North  40  -  Long Branch  29  (BOX SCORE)
MN: Oden, Sullivan, & Ainbinder pin; Klinsky techs


#8 Raritan  57  -  Middletown North  8  (BOX SCORE)


1/5: A-NORTH
Middletown North  34  -  Manalapan  33  (BOX SCORE)
MN: Castelli, Mustillo, Sullivan, & Klinsky win by pin



Top 3 Finishers

1st: Brady Klinsky (106)
3rd: Lucas Ainbinder (215)


12/22: A-NORTH
Marlboro  34  -  Middletown North  33  (BOX SCORE)

MN: Haddad & Mustillo pin; Sullivan techs



Top 3 Finishers

2nd Place
126: Colin Oden

3rd Place
106: Brady Klinsky
150: Louis Mustillo
157: Shaun Sullivan




2022 Lions Wrestling

Head Coach
Eric Morley - 1st Season

Where They Open
12/18: at CBA Colt Classic


Former assistant Eric Morley takes over as head coach, replacing long time coach Matt Sirchio after a successful 15-year run, that included 4 division titles in his final 6 years.  Morley inherits a team with a large group of underclassmen comprising a good chunk of the lineup, as the Lions will hit 2022 with one of the younger squads in the Shore Conference this season.

Among the underclassmen down low is sophomore Brady Klinsky. We didn't get a chance to see too much of Klinsky with the shortened season in 2021, but he did qualify for the Regions, and is a great, young talent in the lower part of the lineup for North. Also back down low for the Lions is junior Colin Oden, a 2-time Region Qualifier who won 22 bouts a freshman, as well as senior Justin Haddad, who will provide some upperclassmen leadership to the otherwise very young group down low.

The middle of the lineup gets a nice boost with the return of Shaun Sullivan, who missed last season. The senior has 50 varsity matches to his credit, and provides a quality veteran presence in the middle of the lineup. There's a couple more seniors here capable of providing leadership in the room in Kyle McCarthy and Emmitt Wilton. Also returning here for the Lions is sophomore Matt Castelli, a starter last season, who will be looking to build off last year's experience.

The upperweights will be made primarily of new faces to the lineup, as junior Lucas Ainbinder is the only upperclassmen with any varsity matches on resume. He'll be looking for a breakout year in his first season as a starter with a full schedule. A perfect example of just how young this Lions' lineup is can be seen at the 215 and heavyweight slots, which look like they'll be filled by freshmen Michael Dwyer and Evan Layfield, and sophomore Kieran Foley, a promising youngster at 285.

With a team this young, the Lions will be focusing heavy on improving with each outing, and building towards the future. The feeder program has been pumping out some great talent over the years, so this group will be anxious show what they're capable of at the high school level. There's a great attitude in the practice room, and the Lions are excited to get things going.


Possible Lineup

Wgt Wrestler2021
106 (Fr) Christian Rojo 
106/113 (So) Brady Klinsky6-2 / R-PQ
113/120 (Fr) Jacob Portman 
113/120 (So) Anthony Astorino1-1
120 (Sr) Justin Haddad0-6
120 (Fr) Justin Fearon 
126/132 (Jr) Colin Oden5-3 / R-PQ
132 (Fr) Connor McCarthy 
132 (So) Connor Brown2-5
138 (Sr) Emmitt Wilton 
144/150 (So) Matthew Castelli3-4
150/157 (Sr) Shaun Sullivan 
150/157 (So) Louis Mustillo 
157/165 (Sr) Kyle McCarthy1-4
175 (Jr) Christian Cueto 
175 (Sr) Josh Yantin 
190 (Jr) Lucas Ainbinder1-3
215 (Fr) Michael Dwyer 
215 (Fr) Evan Layfield 
Hwt (So) Kieran Foley1-0


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Middletown High School North
63 Tindall Rd.
Middletown, NJ 07748
(732) 706-6061



Orange & Black

Athletic Director
Rich Carroll

Head Coach
Eric Morley
(1st Season in 2022)

Matthew Winters
Alex Shaffer (Vol)
Ray Nelson (Vol)

NJ2 Group 4





1 - Sectional Title
CJG4 in 1996

14 - District Team Titles
Last: D22 in 2019

17 - Divisional Titles
Last: B-North in 2020

2 - State Champions
Last: Tyler Klinsky in 2020

19 - State Placers
Last: Tyler Klinsky &
Fred Luchs in 2020

22 - Region Champions
Last: Tyler Klinsky &
Fred Luchs in 2020

149 - District Champions
Last: Tyler Klinsky, Thomas O'Keefe,
Eddie Farrell, & Nico Cerbo in 2020

3 - SCT Champions
Last: Tyler Klinsky in 2020

12 - SCT Medalists
Last: Tyler Klinsky, Thomas O'Keefe,
Fred Luchs, & Nico Cerbo in 2020

Career Wins Leader - 169
Tyler Klinsky

Season Wins Record - 49
Tyler Klinsky


100 Career Win Club

Tyler Klinsky - 169
Fred Luchs - 141
Stanley Wojdylak - 133
Thomas O'Keefe - 123
Anthony Vetrano - 122
Zach Torchia - 115
Tom Anderson - 114
Chad Freshnock - 113
Brandon Vorrius - 112
Nicko Cofone - 111
Ben Hockin - 104
John Hockin - 101
Paul Capaldo - 100