Shore Conference Wrestling

Overall Record:  18-1  /  Shore Conference:  10-1  /  A-Central:  5-1


2024 Record: 18-1
#16 in NJWWA Top 20
#4 in Shore Conference
Group 2 Champions
CJG2 Sectional Champions
District 20 Champions
2nd Place Shore Conference Tournament (Highest Finish in Program History)
2nd Place A-Central
7th Place Ron Mazzola Memorial Wrestler of the Year
(Fr) Sonny Amato  -  144
Record: 41-3
State Champion  /  Region 5 Champion  /  District 20 Champion
Shore Conference Tournament Champion
2nd Place Sam Cali Invitational  /  4th Place Beast of the East
Named Most Outstanding Wrestler at State Tournament


2024 Season

(1 Champ / 2 Medal Winners)
1st: Sonny Amato (144)
2nd: Hudson Skove (215)
WB4: Conor Delaney (190)
WB2: Eamon Fry (113)  /  Elijah Bayne (120)  /  Matt Smith (Hwt)
WB1: Julian Duque (132)  /  Luke Dougherty (175)

One season after Hudson Skove won the Bulldogs' first ever State Title, freshman Sonny Amato made it back-to-back for Rumson, by winning the 144-pound State Championship, and being named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. 

Skove capped his high school career by winning his second State medal, finishing 2nd at 215. 

Amato & Skove both winning medals marks the third time in five years that the Bulldogs have had multiple State Medalists, and fourth time in program history.


Rumson (1 Champ / 8 Medal Winners)
1st: Sonny Amato (144)
2nd: Elijah Bayne (120) /  Conor Delaney (190)  /  Hudson Skove (215)
4th: Eamon Fry (113)  /  Julian Duque (132)  /  Luke Dougherty (175)  /  Matt Smith (Hwt)
WB1: Joaquin Duque (126)  /  Cole Pangborn (150)  /  Evan Ridgway (165)
PQ: Henry Marshall (106)

Led by Sonny Amato, the first freshman to win a title in program history, the Bulldogs sent a school record eight wrestlers to the podium at this year's Region 5 Tournament. It is the sixth straight year that the Bulldogs have had at least one Region Champion, and 9 of the program's 14 titles have come during this stretch.

Among the seven other medal winners for the Bulldogs this year were 2-time defending Region Champion, and returning State Champion, senior Hudson Skove, who had not taken a loss since December 18th, 2022, and juniors Elijah Bayne and Conor Delaney, who all finished 2nd.


Rumson  (1st Place  /  6 Champs  /  11 Medal Winners)
1st: Julian Duque (132)  /  Sonny Amato (144)  /  Cole Pangborn (150)  /  Evan Ridgway (165)  /  Conor Delaney (190)  /  Hudson Skove (215)
2nd: Eamon Fry (113)  /  Elijah Bayne (120)  /  Joaquin Duque (126)  /  Luke Dougherty (175)  /  Matt Smith (Hwt)

The Bulldogs continued their record setting season with new program highs with six champions and eleven medal winners, to help them earn their first District Team Title in program history.

Leading the way for the Bulldogs were Hudson Skove, who became the third 3-time District Champ in school history, and Conor Delaney, who became the 12th Bulldog to win multiple District Titles.


SF: Rumson  53  -  Caldwell  18  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson  60  -  Jefferson  15  
Rumson: 1st Group Title

QF: Rumson  54  -  Delran  21  (BOX SCORE)
SF: Rumson  54  -  Cinnaminson  21  (
Rumson  66  -  Pt Boro  13  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson: 1st Sectional Title

#4 Rumson  48  -  Long Branch  20  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson: H Skove (25-0); Delaney (23-4); Smith (24-3); Fry (21-6); Bayne (15-6)
Long Branch: 175 - #5 Kajaia md. #9 Dougherty; Miller majors

Rumson  55  -  Hillsborough  21  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson  54  -  Immaculata  18  (BOX SCORE)

Rumson  57  -  Pope John  24  (BOX SCORE)

#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

#3 St John Vianney  44  -  #4 Rumson  26  (BOX SCORE)  
SJV: Wins A-Central Title; 3rd consecutive Division title, 4th overall; J Zaltsman, Stangle, Lenaghan, Gavrish, Correal, Knox, & O'Keefe with bonus wins
Rumson: H Skove (20-0); Delaney (18-4); Smith (20-3); Amato (20-3); Ju Duque (12-3)

Rumson  66  -  Middletown South  9  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson: Amato, Delaney, Smith, Marshall, Fry, Bayne, & Jul Duque win by pin
Midd South: Willi wins by fall; Smolensky decisions

#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)

Rumson  49  -  Jackson Liberty  17  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson  70  -  Westfield  8  (BOX SCORE)

Rumson  52  -  Raritan  22  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson: Ridgway wins in sudden victory in season debut; Duque, Economou, Izzo, Dougherty, Delaney, Marshall, and Skove win by pin
Raritan: Geoghan, Brackett, and Relley pin; Aksander majors

Rumson - 2nd Place
6 Medal Winners
1st: Sonny Amato (144) / Hudson Skove (215)
2nd: Conor Delaney (190)
3rd: Eamon Fry (113)
4th: Matt Smith (Hwt)
6th: Luke Dougherty (175)

Hudson Skove won his 2nd SCT Title, and freshman Sonny Amato knocked off a returning State Placer to win the 144-pound title, as the Bulldogs earned a program best six medals on their way to a 2nd-place finish as a team. The program's highest finish ever.

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: BEAR INVITATIONAL at East Brunswick
Rumson (split) - 7th Place
1st: Walker Skove (150) / Matt Smith (Hwt)
3rd: Henry Marshall (106) / Luke Dougherty (175)


12/28: SAM CALI INVITATIONAL at Fairleigh Dickinson

Rumson Medal Winners

1st Place
215: Hudson Skove (Rumson)

2nd Place
144: Sonny Amato (Rumson)
190: Conor Delaney (Rumson)


12/18: A-CENTRAL
Rumson  67  -  Monmouth  3  (BOX SCORE)

2nd Place
215: Hudson Skove (Rumson)

4th Place
144: Sonny Amato (Rumson)

12/16: RON MAZZOLA MEMORIAL at Old Bridge
Rumson - 7th Place
1st: Luke Dougherty (175)
3rd: Matt Smith (Hwt)


12/14: A-CENTRAL
Rumson  58  -  Wall  19  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson: Bonus: Marshall, Jo Duque, Amato, Cady, Dougherty, & Smith (pin); Fry & Ju Duque (tech)
Wall: Waitzel & Quinn pin; DiStefano majors




2024 Rumson Wrestling


Head Coach: Eleazar DeLuca (3rd Season / Career: 20-19)
A-Central / CJG2 / District 20 / Region 5

Where They Open: 12/14 vs Wall
Opening Tournament: Ron Mazzola Memorial at Old Bridge  /  
Beast of the East


Simply put, Rumson is loaded. That's it. That's the lead.

106-132: We'll start with the senior in this group, Julian DuQue. A District runner-up in 2022, an injury cost him the final month of the 2023 season. He was 11-3 on the year, with his only losses coming to State qualifiers, including State Champion Anthony Knox of SJV. There's a trio of sophomores who were all in the starting lineup for the Bulldogs last year in Joaquin Duque, Andrew Newell, and Eamon Fry. Fry, was a 26-match winner, and was the District 18 Champ at 106. He was a win away from Atlantic City, finishing in 5th place at Regions. Rumson picked up a big addition with the arrival of junior Elijah Bayne, who transferred in from Oregon, where he was a 2-time State Champion.

138-157: Junior Cole Pangborn punched a ticket to AC last season after placing 3rd at Regions. He's a 2-time District runner-up, and has put up 50 wins in his first two seasons. Fellow junior Walker Skove enters his third season in the starting lineup for Rumson. He was a 3rd place finisher at Districts in 2022. Freshman Sonny Amato is a big addition to the lineup. Amato joins the roster after an outstanding career at the youth level, winning a National Championship at the NHSCA Tournament back in March, as well as Intermediate State and Cadet Championships. He should be among the top freshmen in the Shore, and state, this season.

165-Hwt: Hudson Skove is back for one more go. The Harvard-bound Skove became the program's first State Champion last season. In addition to reaching the top of the podium at Boardwalk Hall, Skove won his 2nd Region Title & District championships, a Shore Conference Tournament title, and was 2nd place at the Beast of the East. He enters his final season wit 85 career victories. Also back up top for the Bulldogs are juniors Matt Smith and Evan Ridgway, a 2-time District medal winner, senior Christian Cady, and sophomore Luke Dougherty, who could be set for a big season after showing great potential during his freshman season.

Six years ago, Rumson lost their final dual of the season with just eight wrestlers in the lineup to finish off a 2-20 season. Since then, the program has been rising and rising, and is now looking like one of the Shore's top programs this season. Is it too early to circle the date on this one yet? Wednesday night, January 24th, Rumson at St John Vianney.


Possible Lineup

Wgt Wrestler2023 Notes
106 (So) Joaquin DuQue15-10 
106 (So) Joel Newell0-1 
113 (So) Eamon Fry26-10 (D-1st / R-5th) SCT-5th
120 (Jr) Elijah Bayne26-6 2x-Oregon State Champ
120 (Jr) Ashton Garrison1-4 
126 (Sr) Julian DuQue11-3 D-2nd in 2022
126 (So) Andrew Newell4-16 
132 (Fr) Hunter Curley  
138 (Fr) Sonny Amato  
144 (Sr) Donny Mannato2-4 
144 (So) William Keller0-5 
150 (Jr) Walker Skove14-11 D-3rd in 2022
157 (Jr) Cole Pangborn28-12 (D-2nd / R-3rd / NJ-WB1) 50 career wins / 2x-District Medalist / SCT-5th
165 (Jr) Evan Ridgway21-9 (D-3rd / R-PQ) 2x-District Medalist
165 (Sr) Christian Cady2-13 
175 (So) Luke Dougherty10-14 
175 (Jr) Orson DeCarvalho0-1 
190 (Jr) Conor Delaney28-13 (D-2nd / R-3rd / NJ-WB2) District Champ in 2022 / SCT-4th
215 (Sr) Hudson Skove40-1 (D-1st / R-1st / NJ-1st) 85 career wins / 2023 SCT Champ / 2nd-Beast
Hwt (Jr) Matt Smith12-13 (D-4th) 






Rumson Wrestling

Rumson-Fair Haven High School
74 Ridge Rd.
Rumson, NJ 07760


Program Established


Purple & White

Head Coach
Eleazar DeLuca
(3rd Season in 2024)

Tom Colella
Jeremy Schulte
Zach DelVecchio

CJ Group 2





1 - Group Title

1 - Sectional Title

1 - District Title

5 - Division Titles
Last: A-Central in 2020

2 - State Champion
Sonny Amato - 2024

16 - State Medalists
Last: Sonny Amato & 
Hudson Skove - 2024

14 - Region Champions
Last: Sonny Amato - 2024

47 - District Champions
Last: 6 in 2024

5 - SCT Champions
Last: Sonny Amato & Hudson Skove - 2024

19 - SCT Medalists
Last: 6 in 2024

Career Wins Leader - 139
Nick Addison

Season Wins Record - 42
Nick Addison
(2018 & 2019)


100 Career Wins Club
 Nick Addison139
 Marcus Iwama132
 Max Brignola124
 Hudson Skove122
 Bryan Heller118
 Shay Addison111
 Patrick Berger104
 Liam Horan102



NCAA All-Americans

Gene Hanneman
Division 2

Southern Connecticut St.
1993: 8th Place (150)
1994: 5th Place (158)

St. Cloud State
1995: Nat'l Champion (158)