Shore Conference Wrestling

Overall Record:  15-6  /  Shore Conference:  11-2  /  A-Central:  4-2


2024 Record: 15-6
#6 in Shore Conference
Non-Public B Semifinalists
2nd Place District 20
3rd Place A-Central
11th Place Shore Conference Tournament (Highest Finish in Program History)
8th Place Mustang Classic Wrestler of the Year
(Sr) Noah Michaels - 120
Record: 36-5
6th Place State Tournament  /  Region 5 Champion  /  District 20 Champion
Robin Leff Champion  /  3rd Place Mustang Classic
Extended the Caseys' Streak to Five Seasons in a Row with a Region Champion



2024 Season

(2 Medal Winners)
6th: Noah Michaels (120)
8th: Lorenzo Portella (Hwt)
WB4: Michael DiBiase (106)
WB2: Frank Romeo (120)

Seniors Noah Michaels and Lorenzo Portella each claimed State Medals, giving the Caseys two medal winners for the second time in program history.

For Portella, who finished 8th at heavyweight, it is the 2nd medal of his career, making him the third multiple State Medalist in program history. 

For Michaels, it makes him the first non-Portella brother to win a medal for the Caseys since Shawn McCord in 2014.


RBC (1 Champ / 4 Medal Winners)
1st: Noah Michaels (120)
2nd: Frank Romeo (157)  /  Lorenzo Portella (Hwt)
3rd: Michael DiBiase (106)
5th: Luke Ramos (132)  /  Marco Conroy (138)  /  Robert Connelley (150)
PQ: Michael Milke (126)  /  Anthony DeGaetano (144)  /  Christian Rodriguez (165)

Noah Michaels captured the 120-pound title, making it five years in a row with a Region Champion. It is the 9th Region Title all-time for RBC, with six of them coming during this five year streak. Michaels, who also finished 3rd last season, was one of four Caseys to reach the podium on Saturday.

Lorenzo Portella, a 2-time Region Champion, came up just short of a 3-peat by dropping a 6-3 decision in the finals to Delbarton's Connor Martin. Frank Romeo also advanced to the finals, losing to Delbarton's Carl Betz.

Michael DiBiase, a Region 6 champion last season, earned his third Region medal, placing 3rd at 106.


RBC  (2nd Place  /  5 Champs  /  12 Medal Winners)
1st: Michael DiBiase (106)  /  Noah Michaels (120)  /  Marco Conroy (138)  /  Frank Romeo (157)  /  Lorenzo Portella (Hwt)  -  Lorenzo Portella: 1st 3-time Champion; Program Record 5 Champs
2nd: Luken Ramos (132)  /  Robert Connelley (150)
3rd: Michael Milke (126)  /  Anthony DeGaetano (144)  /  Christian Rodriguez (165)  /  Vin Muscillo (175)  /  Jamie Gutridge (190)

Lorenzo Portella became the 1st 3-time District Champion in program history, and was part of a group that set new program highs with 5 District Champions and 12 medalists in a season.

The Caseys' 2nd-place finish as a team matches their program best finish, and their five champs gives them 41 overall, with 11 of them coming in the last three District Tournaments.


RBC  65  -  Keansburg  11  (BOX SCORE)
RBC  72  -  Marlboro  6  (BOX SCORE)
RBC  58  - Matawan  10  (BOX SCORE)

QF: RBC  57  -  Donovan Catholic  7  (BOX SCORE)
Camden Catholic  48  -  RBC  27

St Joe's (Metuchen)  38  -  #6 RBC  31  (BOX SCORE)
Don Bosco Prep  36  -  #6 RBC  34  (BOX SCORE)

#6 RBC  59  -  Depaul Catholic  18  (BOX SCORE)

#6 RBC  63  -  East Brunswick  8  (BOX SCORE)
RBC: Torrone, Michaels, Ramos, Connelley, Muscillo, Romeo, Gutridge, Chater, & Portella win by pin

#7 RBC  35  -  #5 Brick Memorial  28  (BOX SCORE)
RBC: Career win #150 for head coach Joe Gallagher; Ramos decision in final bout clinches it for Caseys; 106 - #2 DiBiase d. #5 Napolianto; Michaels, Connelley, Rodriguez, Muscillo, & Portella with bonus wins
Brick Mem: 175 - Ludington (21-0); Szuba (23-4); Tallmadge (18-8); DiMatteo (16-6); Torre (17-5)

St Peter's Prep  56  -  #7 RBC  12  (BOX SCORE)
RBC: 120 - Michaels d. Talarico (8th in NJ in 2023); Portella (17-1)

#7 RBC  50  -  #9 Holmdel  21  (BOX SCORE)
#7 RBC  50  -  Wall  19  (BOX SCORE)
#7 RBC  64  -  Monmouth  10  (BOX SCORE)

​#4 Rumson  37  -  #7 RBC  25  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson: (Hwt) #5 Smith d. #1 Portella, 5-4; H Skove (18-0); Delaney (16-4); Amato (18-3); Fry (15-5); W Skove (11-5)
RBC: Romeo (15-4); Michaels (16-3); Michaels (13-1); Connelley (11-8); Conroy (7-4)

RBC  71  -  Egg Harbor  6  (BOX SCORE)
RBC  41  -  Highland  15  (BOX SCORE)


RBC- 11th Place
2 Medal Winners
1st: Mike DiBiase (106)
2nd: Frank Romero (165)

Mike DiBiase became the first Casey to win an SCT Title, and Frank Romeo finished 2nd, to lead the Caseys to their highest ever team finish at the SCT, 11th. 

St John Vianney  40  -  RBC  34  (BOX SCORE)
SJV: 13th straight win over Caseys; Lenaghan pins in SJV debut; Gould, Knox, & O'Keefe also pin
RBC: DiBiadse, Michaels, Romeo, & Gutridge pin; Muscillo majors

12/28: BEAR INVITATIONAL at East Brunswick
RBC (split) - 12th Place
1st: Christian Rodriguez (157)
5th: Joe Gallagher (120)


12/27: MUSTANG CLASSIC at Brick Memorial
RBC - 8th Place
1st: Lorenzo Portella (Hwt)
3rd: Noah Michaels (126)
4th: Michael DiBiase (113) / Frank Romeo (165)


RBC  44  -  Middletown South  25  (BOX SCORE)
RBC  50  -  Long Branch  15  (BOX SCORE)


12/16: ROBIN LEFF TOURNAMENT at Southern
1st: Noah Michaels (126) / Lorenzo Portella (Hwt)
2nd: Michael DiBiase (113) / Marco Conroy (144)
3rd: Frank Romeo (165)
5th: Robert Connelley (150)


12/15: A-CENTRAL
RBC  34  -  Raritan  27  (BOX SCORE)
RBC: Michaels, Romeo, & Gutridge win by pin; Ramos majors
Raritan: Sheldrick pins; Davis, Reilley, & Delaurier major


2024 RBC Wrestling

Head Coach: Joe Gallagher (17th Season / Career: 141-170)
A-Central / NPB / District 20 / Region 5

Where They Open: 12/15 vs Raritan
Opening Tournament: 12/16 - Robin Leff Tournament



Despite a couple of big losses to graduation, the 2024 Caseys boast what might be as deep and as balanced from top to bottom a lineup as the program has had.

Down low, senior returning starter Noah Michaels, a 2-time District medal winner who advanced to Atlantic City last season after a 3rd place finish at Regions last season, is joined by Michael DiBiase, a transfer from Wall. DiBiase won 61 matches while at Wall, including 35 last season when he won his 2nd District Title and a Region 6 Title. He is a 2-time State Qualifier, and gives RBC a couple big guns in the lower part of the lineup to build around. Junior Michael Milke and sophomore Arthur Torrone both finished 4th at Districts last season, and have put in the offseason work to take big steps in 2023.

The middle of the lineup has more of that depth and balance with junior Robert Connelley, a 3rd place finisher at Districts last season, and seniors Marco Conroy, Anthony DeGaetano, and VJ Muscillo, all whom have been in the starting lineup since their freshmen season. Conroy won 22 matches last season, and won his 2nd District medal. DeGaetano, who started off as an undersized 106-pounder for the Caseys, has battled through some nagging injuries over the year, but has put a lot of work in this offseason to have one big final year in the lineup. Muscillo, a 3-sport athlete, is yet another veteran in a deep middle of the lineup that provides head coach Joe Gallagher with a lot of lineup options.

The upperweights are led by returning starters senior heavyweight Lorenzo Portella and junior Frank Romeo. Portella is 57-7 for his career and is a 2-time District and Region Champion, and was a State medal winner in 2022. Romeo went from 3 wins in 2022, to 31 wins and a District Title and 5th place Region medal last season. A couple standouts from the Caseys State Championship team are rejoining the team after a year away from the program in senior Davin Brewton and junior Jamie Gutridge. Brewton was a 21 bout winner in 2022, and finished 2nd at Districts.

The Caseys have a pretty solid lineup from top to bottom, with a lot of tough newcomers looking to make an impact in the lineup and also providing strong depth that the program has not historically had. A challenging schedule is ahead with the A-Central foes such as St John Vianney, Rumson, Raritan, etc. and non-conference duals with non-public powers such as St Peter's Prep, Don Bosco, DePaul, and St Joe's (Metuchen), that should have the Caseys well tested come February and the postseason runs.


Possible Lineup

Wgt Wrestler2023
106 (Fr) Joey Pingitore 
106 (Fr) Cole Genthe 
106/113 (Jr) Michael DiBiase35-7 (D-1st / R-1st / NJ-WB3)
113/120 (Fr) Joseph Gallagher 
113/120 (So) Arthur Torrone5-7 (D-4th)
120/126 (Sr) Noah Michaels31-11 (D-2nd / R-3rd / NJ-WB2)
120/126 (So) Louis Connolly 
126/132 (Jr) Michael Milke12-12 (D-4th)
132/138 (So) Luken Ramos4-3
132/138 (So) Briar Farrell0-3
144/150 (Sr) Marco Conroy22-9 (D-3rd / R-6th)
144/150 (So) Evan Ford 
150/157 (Jr) Robert Connelley22-10 (D-3rd / R-PQ)
150/157 (Sr) Anthony DeGaetano10-14 (D-4th)
157/165 (So) Christian Rodriguez1-3
157/165 (So) Lucas Graham 
157/165 (Fr) Luke Scaturro 
157/165 (Sr) VJ Muscillo14-9 (D-4th)
165/175 (Jr) Frank Romeo31-9 (D-1st / R-5th)
175/190 (So) Hayden Wooley1-0
190/215 (Jr) Jamie Gutridge 
190/215 (Jr) Mamoun Chater 
215/Hwt (Sr) Davin Brewton 
Hwt (Sr) Lorenzo Portella28-3 (D-1st / R-1st / NJ-WB3)





Red Bank Catholic Wrestling

Red Bank Catholic High School
112 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 747-1774



Green & Gold

Head Coach
Joe Gallagher
(17th Season in 2024)

Andrew LaMura
Dave Tieto

Non-Public B





1 - Sectional Title
SJNPB - 2022

1 - State Champion
Tom Seitz - 1974

9 - State Medalists
Last: Noah Michaels & Lorenzo Portella - 2024

9 - Region Champions
Last: Noah Michaels - 2024

41 - District Champions
Last: 5 in 2024

1 - SCT Champion
Mike DiBiase - 2024

7 - SCT Medalists
Last: DiBiase & Romeo - 2024

Career Wins Leader - 98
Sabino Portella

Season Wins Record - 41
Steve Cmielewski