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Region 7 Tournament

at Moorestown High School


REGION 7 BRACKETS
 

REGION 7 ADVANCEMENT HISTORY

 

Schedule
Friday: Pre-Quarters - 5:00pm / Quarters: To Follow
Saturday: Semis: 10:00am / Consolations: 1:30pm / Finals: 3:00pm

 

Shore Conference Teams

Central: 23 Champs (Last: 2011)  /  Last Medal Winner: 2020
2 Qualifiers: Jack Condello (150) / Cosmo Zaccaro (215)

The Eagles have not had a Region Champion since Kalyph Hardy captured the 160-pound Region Title in 2011. 

Donovan Catholic: 3 Champs (Last: 2018)  /  Last Medal Winner: 2018
6 Qualifiers: Kurt Wehner (106) / Dezmond Lenaghan (113) / Richard Davis (138) / Brody Kontouris (150) / Riley Gutierrez (157) / Levi Wilkins (215)

The Griffins have six wrestlers at this year's Region Tournament, which is a program record.

Lacey: 14 Champs (Last: 2018)  /  Last Medal Winner: 2021
10 Qualifiers: Brendan Schuler (106) / Brady Carter (113) / Aidan Ott (126) / Matt Gauthier (132) / Mason Heck (138) / Andre Ferrauiolo (144) / James Circle (165) / Luciano Ferranti (175) / Matt Coon (190) / John Dodaro (Hwt)

The Lions roar into this year's Regions with 10 qualifiers, the most they've ever had in a single season.

Manchester: 12 Champs (Last: 2012)  /  Last Medal Winner: 2016
2 Qualifiers: Andrew Perez (120) / Matt Bryant (175)

For the 3rd time in 4 years, the Hawks will have multiple wrestlers at the Region Tournament.

Southern: 50 Champs (Last: 2021)  /  Last Medal Winner: 2021
13 Qualifiers: Sam Pari (106) / Scottie Sari (113) /  Conor Collins (120) / Wyatt Stout (126) / Hayden Hochstrasser (132) / Matt Henrich (138) / Chris Lubeski (144) / Cole Velardi (150) / Nate Bischoff (157) / Kai Wagner (165) / Collin French (175) / Riley O'Boyle (215) / Dave Casas (Hwt)

The Rams are one of three Shore Conference teams with 13 Region qualifiers this season, as they look to make it five seasons in a row with at lease one Region Champ.

TR East: 35 Champs (Last: 2020)  /  Last Medal Winner: 2021
4 Qualifiers: Jaton Wellington (120) / Nicholas DeLorenzo (144) / Joe McCullough (157) / James Lynch (190)

The Raiders will once again be well-represented at the Regions, with multiple qualifiers for the 8th straight season.

TR South: 41 Champs (Last: 2018)  /  Last Medal Winner: 2020
4 Qualifiers: Ray Gardner (126) / Caden Langan (132) / Andrew Ganun (165) / Donovan Wilkinson (Hwt)

South is sending four wrestlers to the Regions this season, the most since they had five qualifiers in 2016.

 

106: A young weight class. #1 seed Kurt Wehner of Donovan Catholic is the lone entrant with prior postseason advancement, finishing 4th in the South Region last season. Also representing the Shore Conference at this weight are Lacey freshman #5 Brendan Schuler, who opens with #12 Mason Johnson of Gloucester City, while Southern's freshman, Sam Pari, was seeded 14th and will face the #3 seed, Trevor Young of Palmyra.

PREDICTION: Wehner (Donovan Catholic)

113: #1 seed Brady Carter of Lacey has battled injuries through much of his career. A Region runner-up in 2019, he's looking for one big final run. His quarterfinal opponent is already set, as he takes on #8 Garrett Prendergast of Highland, the D26 Champion. At #2 is Donovan's Dezmond Lenaghan, who finished 2nd to Carter at the D25 Tournament. Lenaghan will face #15 Scottie Sari of Southern in the pre-quarters. The winner of that match gets D28 Champ, Aundre Hill of Paulsboro.

PREDICTION: Carter (Lacey)

120: Top-seeded, and undefeated, Conor Collins of Southern is a 2-time Region Champ, and was the State runner-up last season. 2nd-seeded Jackson Young of Camden Catholic was the South Region runner-up at 120 last year. At #4 is TR East's Jaton Wellington, who opens with #13 Jay Campbell of Lenape. Manchester's Andrew Perez checks in at #9 and will face Sam Teti of Haddon Heights in the pre-quarters, with the winner advancing to face Collins in the Quarters.

PREDICTION: Collins (Southern)

126: #1 Wayne Rold of Camden Catholic jumped into the #1 slot on the strength of his sudden victory over #2 Nick Cottone of Shawnee in the D27 Finals. Cottone was a 2-time State qualifier. The Shore Conference nabbed seeds 3-5. Southern's tough freshman Wyatt Stout is seeded #3, and will face D28 Champ, #6 Devin Horton of Paulsboro, in the Quarterfinals. At the #4 seed is Lacey's Aidan Ott, who will take on Delran's #13 Sean Meldrum. At #5 is TR South's Ray Gardner who will face #12 Alex Hurly of Haddonfield. If Ott and Gardner win those openers, they would face each other in the Quarters.

PREDICTION: Stout (Southern)

132: Led by the #1 seed, Samuel Kotch of Cinniminson, the top 5 seeds here have all made the Regions each year of the careers, four seniors and one junior, making this a pretty experienced up top. The Shore follows that experienced group of five, with the 6th, 7th, and 9th seeds, all making their first Region appearances. At #6 & #7 are freshmen #6 Hayden Hochstrasser of Southern, and #7 Caden Langan of TR South. Hochstrasser, the D25 Champ gets D27 Champ, #3 Jake Hastings of Shawnee in the Quarters, while Langan faces #10 Daniel Bogardus of Seneca in the pre-Quarters. Sophomore Matt Gauthier of Lacey is seeded #9, and if he wins his opener, he would face the top seed, Kotch.

PREDICTION: Kotch (Cinnaminson)

 

138: Matt Henrich of Southern, the runner-up at 126 in the South Region in 2021 is the top seed. At #2 is the D26 Champ, Holy Cross's Richie DeFulvio, who finished 5th in the Region last season after losing to Henrich in the "Blood Round", 2-1. DeFulvio opens in the Quarters against D27 Champ #7 Jason Brown of Cherokee. At #3 is Lacey's Mason Heck, who matches up with #14 Blaise Hendrix of Haddonfield in his pre-quarterfinal match. Also from the Shore at #9 is Donovan Catholic's Richard Davis, who will open against #8 Chris Ahrens of Shawnee, with the winner facing Henrich.

PREDICTION: DeFulvio (Holy Cross)

144: #1 seed Chase Casey is a 2-time Region medal winner, finishing 3rd in 2020, and 2nd in 2021. 2nd-seeded Austin Craft of Rancocas Valley finished 6th in the Region last year. Casey and Craft met in the South Region semis last year, with Casey winning 2-0. TR East's Nicholas DeLorenzo, the D25 co-Outstanding Wrestler, is seeded #6 and will face the D28 District Champ, #3 Jacob Zearfoss of Gloucester City, in the Quarterfinals. At #7 is Andre Ferraaiuolo of Lacey, who matches up with #10 Nick Berckman in his opener. The winner will face Craft. At #13 is Southern's Chris Lubeski, who will wrestle #4 Drew Roskos of Delran in the pre-Quarters.

PREDICTION: Craft (Rancocas Valley)

150: The Shore Conference's three entrants at 150 all fall in the 1, 8/9, portion of the bracket. Southern's Cole Velardi, a State qualifier in 2020, is the top seed, and will face the winner of #8 Brody Kountouris of Donovan Catholic and #9 Jack Condello of Central in the Quarters.

PREDICTION: Velardi (Southern)

157: Top seeded Evan Brown of Cherokee was a Region runner-up in 2020, but did not participate in last year's postseason. At #2 is TR East's Joe McCullough, also a State qualifier in 2020, who is participating in his 4th Region Tournament. At #5 from Southern is Nate Bischoff, who squares off against #12 Kyle Stickel of Seneca in the pre-Quarters. At #9 is Riley Gutierrez of Donovan Catholic, who wrestles #8 Grady Keebler in the pre-Quarters, with the winner meeting Brown in the Quarters.

PREDICTION: Brown (Cherokee)

165: #1 Jurius Clark of Camden Catholic is a 3-time State qualifier, and finished 8th in Phillipsburg last season. He awaits the winner of an all-Shore 8/9 match between #8 Kai Wagner of Southern and #9 Chris Siller of Central. Lacey's D25 Champ, James Circle, is the Shore's highest seed at #7. He is slated to meet #2 Izaiah Otero of Highland, the D26 Champ, in the Quarterfinals.

PREDICTION: Clark (Camden Catholic)

175: The #1 seed is Michael Gregg of Collingswood, who finished 4th in the South Region last season. At #3 is Manchester's Matt Bryant, who was a D25 co-Outstanding Wrestler. Bryant could face #6 Collin French of Southern in the Quarters, if French can defeat #11 Youssef Rafeh of Pennsauken in the pre-Quarters. Also repping the Shore is #10 Luciano Ferranti of Lacey who will face #7 Jay Stokes of Shawnee, with the winner moving on to face #2 Max Borton of Seneca.

PREDICTION: Borton (Seneca)

190: #1 Connor Bauman of Rancocas Valley jumped #2 Kevin Langlois of Lenape for the top seed on the strength of Bauman's major decision win over Langlois at the Burlington County Tournament. The Shore Conference rounds out the Top 4 seeds with Lacey's Matt Coon, the D25 Champ, and TR East's talented freshman, James Lynch, at #3 and #4, respectively.

PREDICTION: Bauman (Rancocas Valley)

215: Top-seeded Martin Cosgrove placed 3rd in the State as a freshman, and was a State Champion as a sophomore, but missed last year's postseason due to a broken hand. He is a pretty big favorite here. The Shore received seeds 3-5 here, with D25 Champ, Cosmos Zaccaro of Central at #3, Southern's Riley O'Boyle at #4, and Donovan Catholic's Levi Wilkins at #5. Zaccaro will meet #6 Justus Cheatom of Pemberton, the D26 Champ, in the Quarters. If O'Boyle and Wilkins win their pre-Quarter bouts, they would face each other in the Quarters.

PREDICTION: Cosgrove (Camden Catholic)

Hwt: Lacey heavyweight John Dodaro is part of an upper bracket made up entirely of District Champs. At #8, Dodaro draws the top-seed, Jonathan Graham of Camden Catholc. At #10 is Southern's Dave Casas, who meets #7 Hunter Mathews of Rancocas Valley in his opener, while TR South freshman, Donovan Wilkinson opens up against #2 Aidan Geisenheimer of Cherokee. 

PREDICTION: Graham (Camden Catholic)