Shore Conference Wrestling

Overall Record:  5-14  /  Shore Conference:  4-12  /  A-South:  3-4


2024 Record: 5-14
SJG4 Sectional Qualifiers
3rd Place District 25
17th Place Shore Conference Tournament
5th Place A-South
4th Place Hunterdon Central Tournament
6th Place Ron Mazzola Memorial Wrestler of the Year
(Jr) James Lynch - Hwt
Record: 39-2
7th Place State Tournament  /  Region 5 Champion  /  District 25 Champion
Shore Conference Tournament Champion
Hunterdon Central Tournament Champion  /  Ron Mazzola Memorial Champion
East's 1st State Medal Winner Since 2021


2024 Season

(1 Medal Winner)
7th: James Lynch (Hwt)

Junior James Lynch finished 7th in the heavyweight bracket for his first State medal, and East's first medal since Michael Conklin in 2021, and 33rd overall.


TR East (1 Champ / 1 Medal Winner)
1st: James Lynch (Hwt)  -  1st Title, 2nd Medal for Lynch; 37th Region Champ for Raiders
5th: Jaton Wellington (126)
6th: Ricky DeLorenzo (106)
WB1: Terrence Thomas (190)
PQ: Kevin Sickler (113)

Junior James Lynch won the Raiders' 4th Region Title in six seasons, and brought East's all-time total to 37, the 8th most in the Shore Conference. 

It is the 2nd medal for Lynch, who finished 2nd last season, and it is the 5th Region Title for an East heavyweight all-time.


TR East  (3rd Place  /  1 Champ  /  5 Medal Winners)
1st: James Lynch (Hwt)
2nd: Ricky DeLorenzo (106)  /  Jaton Wellington (126)
3rd: Kevin Sickler (113)  /  Terrence Thomas (190)

James Lynch became the program's 4th different heavyweight to win a District Title, Jaton Wellington made it to his 3rd final, and freshman Ricky DeLorenzo also made the finals, as East sent 5 wrestlers to the District podium for the 3rd time in 4 tournaments.


QF: Hammonton  48  -  TR East  18  (BOX SCORE)

TR East  51  -  Pinelands  22  (BOX SCORE)
TR East  46  -  Matawan  33  (BOX SCORE)

1/31: A-SOUTH
TR South  35  -  TR East  33  (BOX SCORE)
TR South: Beneciuk & Cheong decisions in final 2 bouts snaps Indians' 6 dual losing streak to East
TR East: Lynch (26-0); Kulessa (17-10); Thomas (19-9); K Sickler (13-10)

#1 CBA  56  -  TR East  21  (BOX SCORE)
#6 Howell  42  -  TR East  29  (BOX SCORE)
Red Bank  38  -  TR East  20  (BOX SCORE)
Long Branch  47  -  TR East  24  (BOX SCORE)

1/24: A-SOUTH
#5 Brick Memorial  67  -  TR East  5  (BOX SCORE)
Brick Mem: Szuba, DiMatteo, Martin, Young, Cromen, Torre, & Saint-Vil win by pin; Ludington techs
TR East: Lynch (21-0) wins by tech

#3 St John Vianney  51  -  TR East  25  (BOX SCORE)
Pope John  47  -  TR East  27  (BOX SCORE)

1/17: A-SOUTH
TR East  39  -  Brick Twp  30  (BOX SCORE)
TR East: Kulessa with the walk-off pin; Thomas, Lynch, & DeLorenzo also pin for the Raiders; Singer techs; Wellington majors
Brick Twp: Leskowski, Leonard, & Walsh win by pin

Colts Neck  42  -  TR East  31  (BOX SCORE)
Lacey  50  -  TR East  28  (BOX SCORE)
Manalapan  42  -  TR East  33  (BOX SCORE)

1/11: A-SOUTH
Southern  52  -  TR East  19  (BOX SCORE)
Southern: (Stout, Fontana, Henrich, Bivona, & French pin; Manera techs; McVey majors
TR East: Lynch (14-0); DeLorenzo (13-2); Thomas (12-4); Wellington (9-5)

TR East - 17th Place
2 Medal Winners
1st: James Lynch (Hwt)
3rd: Ricky DeLorenzo (106)

James Lynch became the Raiders' first ever SCT Champ by winning the heavyweight bracket. Ricky DeLorenzo took 3rd at 106, giving the Raiders multiple medalists at the SCT for the 2nd time.

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)


TR East - 4th Place
1st: Ricky DeLorenzo (106) / James Lynch (Hwt)
3rd: Tyler Singer (120) / Jaton Wellington (126)
4th: Shane Sickler (120)
5th: Richie Kulessa (138) / Terrence Thomas (190)


12/20: A-SOUTH
TR East  49  -  Central  30  (BOX SCORE)
TR East: Lynch, Irons, Thomas, Singer, & Wellington win by pin
Central: Condello, Dunne, Ardiles, Delaney, & Stesner win by pin 


12/16: RON MAZZOLA MEMORIAL at Old Bridge
TR East - 6th Place
1st: James Lynch (Hwt)
2nd: Ricky DeLorenzo (106)


12/15: A-SOUTH
TR East  51  -  TR North  27  (BOX SCORE)
TR East: Raiders' 4th straight win over North; Bucci, & Lynch win by fall
TR North: Dolci, Capra, Serrano, & Mauti win by pin


2024 TR East Wrestling



Head Coach: Warren Reid (44th Season / Career: 443-378-7)
A-South / SJG4 / District 25 / Region 7

Where They Open: 12/15 vs TR North
Opening Tournament: 12/16 - Ron Mazzola Memorial


With a lot of upperclassmen in the lineup, this will be an older roster for the Raiders. Some of those upperclassmen will be new to the varsity lineup, but there is a good core to break them into the lineup around, especially down low.

The majority of the new starters being inserted into the lineup will be in the upper half of the lineup, where just a pair of starters return in juniors Terrence Thomas and James Lynch. Lynch is the big name here, and projects to be the Raiders' heavyweight this season, where he should be amongst the best in the Shore Conference. He has won 54 matches in the first two seasons of his career, wrestling against mostly juniors and seniors, and has placed 2nd at Districts twice. He advanced to Atlantic City last season after finishing 2nd at the Region 7 Tournament.

The bulk of the returners are in the lower half of the lineup with five seniors back in Jaton Wellington, Tyler Singer, Logan Bucci, Richie Kulessa, and Trevor Grosso. Wellington has 59 career wins to his name, and is a 2-time District medal winner, finishing 2nd in each of the last two seasons. Wellington enters his 4th season in the starting lineup, as does Kulessa, who is coming off a 15-win season in which he placed 3rd at the Districts. Also down low, keep an eye on incoming freshman Ricky DeLorienzo, who placed 5th at Intermediate States last season. 


Possible Lineup

Wgt Wrestler2023 Notes
106 (Fr) Ricky DeLorenzo  5th Place Intermediate States
106 (Jr) Grace O'Neill1-0 
113 (So) Shane Sickler16-12 (D-4th) 
120 (Sr) Tyler Singer9-19 
126 (Sr) Jaton Wellington28-7 (D-2nd / R-PQ) 59 career wins / 2x-District Medalist
132 (Sr) Logan Bucci5-6 
138 (Sr) Richie Kulessa15-16 (D-3rd / R-PQ) 
144 (Sr) Trevor Grosso2-18 
150 (Sr) Ty Krupski  
157 (Sr) Scott Snyder0-4 
175 (Sr) Dylan Pentz  
190 (Jr) Terrence Thomas10-9 
215 (Sr) Thomas Irons1-1 
Hwt (Jr) James Lynch30-6 (D-2nd / R-2nd / NJ-WB3)  54 career wins / 2x-District Medalist / 2023 Ron Mazzola Champ






1225 Raider Way
Toms River, NJ 08753


Program Established


Black, Silver, & Columbia Blue

Head Coach
Warren Reid
(44th Season in 2024)

Connor Panzarella
Jose Diaz
Eric Priest (Vol)

SJ Group 4





8 - District Team Titles
Last: D24 in 2001

3 - SCT Titles
Last: 2002

8 - Division Titles
Last: 1997

6 - State Champions
Last: Vinnie DelleFave in 2009

33 - State Medalists
Last: James Lynch - 2024

37 - Region Champions
Last: James Lynch - 2024

79 - District Champions
Last: James Lynch - 2024

1 - SCT Champion
James Lynch - 2024

7 - SCT Medalists
Last: DeLorenzo & Lynch - 2024

Career Wins Leader - 145
Vinnie DelleFave

Season Wins Record - 43
Vinnie DelleFave



100 Career Wins Club
 Vinnie DelleFave145
 Michael Conklin130
 Richie Lewis120
 Matt Frank112
 Devin Mesanko112
 Bryan Sternlieb111
 Adam Henig110
 Frankie Edgar107
 Vin Salek105
 AJ Meyers105
 Joe Mormile100
 Anthony Sherman100


100 Career Wins Club
(Includes Wins At Other Schools)
 Justin Molzon - Lacey145



NCAA All-Americans
Joe Hadge
Division 1

Penn State
1987: 6th Place (142)

Michael Conklin
Division 3

2022: 8th Place (149)
2024: 7th Place (149)

Ken Hoff
Division 3

Montclair State
1990: 8th Place (134)

Vinny Pedalino
Division 3

McDaniel College
2000: 5th Place (125)
2001: 7th Place (125)