Shore Conference Wrestling

2023 Shore Conference Tournament


at Middletown South High School

Friday, January 27th
5:00pm - Round of 16 / Wrestlebacks on 5 mats

Saturday, January 28th
10:00am - Quarterfinals / Wrestlebacks on 5 mats
1:00pm - Semifinals / Wrestlebacks on 5 mats
3:30pm - 1st / 3rd / 5th Place matches on 3 mats


NOTE: There have been changes to the seeds. Unfortunately, no time for me to change any of the previews.

126: #10 Pete Abline (Jackson Liberty) is out. 11-16 move up one spot, John Downs (Lacey) is now #16.
138: #7 Vinny Kain (Manalapan) is out. 8-16 move up one spot. Andrew Silvia (Marlboro) is now #16.
144: #12 Anthony Mucciolo (Manalapan) is out. 13-16 move up one spot. Ian Mendez (Keansburg) is now #16.
215: #12 Constantine Kilaras (Manalapan) is out. 13-16 move up one slot. Iquann Crawford (Asbury Park) is now #16.
Hwt: #6 Artem Reinikov-Jouk (Manalapan) is out. 7-16 move up one slot. Yazzir Johnson (Asbury Park) is now #16.


#1 Brady Klinsky (Middletown North)
#2 Matt Gould (St John Vianney)
#3 Eamon Fry (Rumson)
#4 Michael DiBiase (Wall)
#5 Joey DeAngelo (Pt Boro)
#6 Joseph Weikel (Jackson Memorial)
#7 Brendan Schuler (Lacey)
#8 Josh Renna (Long Branch)
#9 Ethan Michaels (Colts Neck)
#10 Armani McCann (Jackson Liberty)
#11 Wyatt Pharo (Pinelands)
#12 Josiah Sweeney (Freehold Boro)
#13 Michael Napolitano (Brick Memorial)
#14 Nicholas Sheldrick (Raritan)
#15 Rowen Blackmore (Holmdel)
#16 Danny Bryant (Manchester)

106: Top-seeded Klinsky, currently ranked #2 in NJ, is 21-1 on the season, with his only loss coming up a weight class at 113. His brother Tyler, was a 2-time SCT Champ.

#2 Gould and #3 Fry, both freshmen, just wrestled on Wednesday night, with Gould winning, 2-0. Fry had a win over #4 DiBiase, 4-2, two weeks ago.

DiBiase and #5 DeAngelo are 2 of the 3 returning State-qualifers in this weight, with other being Klinsky. DiBiase beat DeAngelo, 2-0, in the finals of the Minuteman Invitational.

#6 Weikel has wins over #7 Schuler, #10 McCann, & #13 Napolitano. Schuler also has a win over McCann, as well as a 10-0 major last weekend over #9 Michaels.

#8 Renna and Michaels will meet in the Round of 16, and could also meet again next week as Long Branch & Colts Neck meet with the B-North Title on the line.


#1 Patrick O'Keefe (St John Vianney)
#2 Kevin Ruland (Red Bank)
#3 Ricky Gomez (Matawan)
#4 Frankie Burgio (Pt Boro)
#5 Jay Seda (Jackson Memorial)
#6 Aidan Davis (Raritan)
#7 Gavin Martin (Brick Memorial)
#8 Andrew Mucciolo (Manalapan)
#9 Andrew Perez (Manchester)
#10 Bobby Duffy (CBA)
#11 Sam Sheridan (Freehold Boro)
#12 Owen Beneciuk (TR South)
#13 Anthony Astorino (Middletown North)
#14 Zachary Veniskey (Middletown South)
#15 Ryan Beharry (Long Branch)
#16 Nate Fazio (Ocean Township)

113: O'Keefe, who was 2nd in AC last season, is currently ranked #2 in NJ. The Sam Cali runner-up has missed some time in January, but was back in the lineup for the Lancers on Wednesday night with a pin.

There's a couple of 13-pounders missing from the field here in Kurt Wehner of Donovan and Anthony Urso of Liberty, whose absence effected the seeding a bit, especially with Wehner, who would have likely been the #2 seed. As is, the #2 seed is Ruland, who had a UTB loss to Urso in the Buc Classic Finals. Ruland has wins over 3 of the Top 10 here, with decisions over #3 Gomez & #7 Martin, and a pin over #4 Burgio in the Walter Woods Finals.

Gomez, who handed Midd North's Brady Klinsky his lone loss of the season when Klinsky bumped up in the dual, also has victories over #6 Davis & #9 Perez.

Burgio & #5 Seda, join O'Keefe as wrestlers who competed at Boardwalk Hall last March. Seda had wins over Davis & Martin a couple weeks back at the BM Quad with the Jags & Rockets. Davis decisoned Martin there, 6-3.

#8 Mucciolo opens with Perez, whom he majored this past Saturday.

Things get interesting at #10 with Duffy. With CBA wrestling in three out of area tournaments, a trio of non-conference / non-public powers, and Southern, who is not entered in the SCT, his only matches against anyone in this field are #11 Sheridan & #14 Veniskey, both of whom he pinned in the 1st period. He's currently ranked #7 in the State, but as a freshman lacking in caliber points, as he's obviously never been in the postseason, he's as dangerous a 10-seed as you'll get


#1 Anthony Knox (St John Vianney)
#2 Xavier Ortega (Howell)
#3 Dezmond Lenaghan (Donovan Catholic)
#4 Lawrence Liss (Matawan)
#5 Tyler Venet (CBA)
#6 Anthony Vitola (Manalapan)
#7 Noah Michaels (RBC)
#8 Jacob Portman (Middletown North)
#9 James Renna (Long Branch)
#10 Luis Espinosa (Jackson Memorial)
#11 Matt Erven (Raritan)
#12 Ryan Walsh (Monmouth)
#13 Carson Cheong (TR South)
#14 Domenic Demarzo (Shore)
#15 Dom Sena (Red Bank)
#16 Luke DeBenedett (Pt Beach)

120: Five returning State qualifiers fill the top 5 seeds here, led by returning State Champion Knox, the top seed, who will look to add a SCT Championship to his Beast of the East and Escape The Rock titles he has already won this season.

2nd-seeded sophomore, Ortega has yet to take a loss within the Shore Conference. He holds wins this season over #9 Renna & #10 Espinosa.

#3 Lenaghan is making his first appearance at 120 after spending the season mostly swapping at 126 & 132.

Although #4 Liss has spent most of the year wrestling up a weight class, he does have wins in this field against #8 Portman, #9 Renna, and #11 Erven.

#5 Venet enters the SCT with just a 5-10 record, but has faced a brutal slate of competition through the Colts' schedule this season. 

#6 Vitola is 19-1 on the year with his lone loss coming when he bumped up to 126. Vitola holds a win over Portman, as does #7 Michaels, who has also defeated Renna. Portman also has a win over Renna, while Renna has wins over Erven & #13 Cheong.


#1 Jack Zaleski (Middletown South
#2 Sebastian Ortega (Howell)
#3 Jake Zaltsman (St John Vianney)
#4 Ryan Mansueto (Raritan)
#5 Sawyer Ostroff (Donovan Catholic)
#6 AJ Falcone (CBA)
#7 Alexander Grant (Freehold Twp)
#8 Jaton Wellington (TR East)
#9 Jonathan Espinosa (Jackson Memorial)

#10 Josiah Hart (Pinelands)
#11 Michael O'Connor (Manasquan)
#12 Nicholas Wall (Middletown North)
#13 Alexander Liss (Matawan)
#14 PJ Niethe (Pt Beach)
#15 Gage Grant (Manalapan)
#16 John Downs (Lacey)

126: #1 Zaleski is a 3-time State medal winner, placing 5th as a frosh, and 4th the last two seasons. Zaleski, who placed 4th at the Beast of the East, and 2nd at the Sam Cali Tournament, dropped down to 126 for the first this season on Wednesday. He had been ranked #5 in NJ at 132 prior to the drop.

#2 Ortega, a 5th-place finisher at States in 2021, finished 7th at this year's Beast of the East Tournament. The junior is currently ranked #3 in NJ at 126, prior to Zaleski and Southern's Conor Collins dropping down to 126.

Another state-ranked wrestler is in at the #3 seed in Zaltsman, who was at #5 in the last ranking. The sophomore placed 3rd at the Sam Cali Tournament, and 8th at the Escape The Rock.

#4 Mansueto & #5 Ostroff both made the trip down to AC last season, along with the Top 3 here. Mansueto is 22-1 on the season, with his only loss coming to Zaltsman, 3-1. Ostroff is 7-1 on the year, since joining the Griffins after sitting the 30-day transfer period.

#6 Falcone & #7 Grant each finished 5th at their respective weight classes in Region 6 last season. They met on Wednesday night, with Falcone coming away with 5-0 victory.

#8 Wellington & #9 Espinosa will meet in the opening round. The pair faced off all the way back on opening night, with Wellington earning a 5-4 decision.


#1 Anthony Santaniello (Brick Memorial)
#2 Giovanni Scafidi (Howell)
#3 Vincent DePierro (Manalapan)
#4 Mason Livio (Pinelands)
#5 Joe Dolci (TR North)
#6 Justin Fearon (Middletown North)
#7 Dominic Terracciano (Keansburg)
#8 Aidan Ott (Lacey)
#9 Alex Delaurier (Raritan)
#10 Lucas Lipari (Jackson Memorial)
#11 Torey Falkinburg (Manasquan)
#12 Boomer Volek (Ocean Township)
#13 Dominick Interrante (Wall)
#14 Walker Skove (Rumson)
#15 Austin Mitrosky (Manchester)
#16 Thomas Drea (Neptune)

132: The top 6 were all on the boardwalk last March, led by #1 Santaniello, a 3-time State finalist, who was the 120-pound champ in 2021. He enters the weekend with 120 career wins, and will be the only wrestler in the tournament that has previously won an individual SCT Title, as there was no tournament in 2021, and it was in a team format in 2022.

At #2 is Scafidi, a 2-time State qualifier who made it to the Blood Round in AC last season.

#3 DePierro is 19-1 this season, with his lone loss coming to undefeated Chase Hansen of Lower Cape May. All of DePierro's wins this season have come with bonus. Among those wins were majors over #6 Fearon & #8 Ott.

#4 Livio spent the first half of the season wrestling up at 138. He has been undefeated since dropping down to 132, and has a pair of 2-1 wins against #5 Dolci & #11 Falkinburg, and  3-1 win over #7 Terracciano in the Buc Classic Finals.

Dolci, who won the 138-pound title at the East Brunswick Bear Invitational, dropped down to 132 for the first time on Tuesday.

Fearon, the Minuteman Invitational Champ at 132 this season, rounds out the top 6 of returning State qualifiers at this weight.

Terracciano is 9-1 since sitting out the 30 days after transferring from SJV, where he was a 5th-place finisher at Regions. His lone loss is 3-1 to Livio.

#8 Ott has wins over #10 Lipari & Falkinburg, but got about as tough a draw an 8th-seed can get in #9 Delaurier. Delaurier, a sophomore, is a clean 23-0 on the year, including 1-point wins over LiPari and #12 Volek, and a fall against #13 Interrante, but an injury ended his freshman season just 10 matches in, sending him into his 2nd season with no caliber points. The winners of the Ott/Delaurier match get Santaniello. Again, brutal draw.

#1 Angelo Messina (Freehold Boro)
#2 Zach Reilley (Raritan)
#3 JJ Machnik (Howell)
#4 Colin Oden (Middletown North)
#5 Cole Pangborn (Rumson)
#6 Brody Elk (Brick Memorial)

#7 Richard Davis (Donovan Catholic)
#8 Andrew Sherry (Brick Twp)
#9 Nate Fletcher (Pt Boro)
#10 Ryan Willi (Middletown South)
#11 Nikko Rucci (Jackson Memorial)
#12 Robert Connelley (RBC)
#13 Tyler French (Lacey)
#14 Daniel Ramirez (Long Branch)
#15 Steve Breen (Keyport)
#16 Andrew Silvia (Marlboro)

138: This weight looks a little different with Santaniello dropping to 132, and CBA's Alex Nini, currently ranked #2 in NJ, not entered. As a result, Messina, who wrestled into the 3rd round of wrestlebacks in AC last season, is the top seed. Messina is off to a 20-2 start this season, with championships at the Caldwell Tournament and Buc Classic, as well as a 3rd-place finish at the Mustang Classic.

#2 Reilley is 22-1, with his lone loss coming to state-ranked Giovanni Alejandro of St Joe's (Metuchen), 10-8. Reilley, who was a champ at the Ron Mazzola Memorial, has a win over #4 Oden, as does Messina.

#3 Machnik is 15-6 on the year, and finished 2nd at the Paulsboro Tournament. He has a loss to #11 Willi back from opening night, but a triangle with #12 Russi throws that loss out.

Oden, a 5th-place finisher at Region 5 last season, won the Minuteman Invitational, where he pinned #10 Fletcher in the finals.

#5 Pangborn is currently 2nd on the Bulldogs with 17 wins. He placed 2nd at the Hunterdon Central Invititational. 

#6 Elk came from out of nowhere to win the District 23 Championship at 144 last year. He had been wrestling at that weight for most of this year, but recently dropped to 138 when Santaniello went to 132.

#7 Kain has been mixing it up all season for the Braves, wrestling at 138, 144, & 150. He was the D18 Champion last season at 126.


#1 Julian George (CBA)
#2 Joey Giordano (Long Branch)
#3 Kieran Bruen (Howell)
#4 Braden Kmak (Raritan)
#5 Matt Gauthier (Lacey)
#6 Alec Holland (Middletown South)
#7 Liam Flanigan (Freehold Twp)
#8 Michael Connelly (Freehold Boro)
#9 John Saraiva (St John Vianney)
#10 Evan Ridgway (Rumson)
#11 Marco Conroy (RBC)

#12 Sam Scaturro (Pt Boro)
#13 Jordan Ayyash (Jackson Liberty)
#14 Tristan Pedre (TR North)
#15 Connor Brown (Middletown North)
#16 Ian Mendez (Keansburg)


144: #1 George enters currently ranked #2 in NJ. His only losses were to the #1-ranked in NJ, Yannis Charles of St Joe's (Montvale) in a wild 16-14 match, and in the finals at the Escape The Rock.

#2 Giordano is 10-0 since joining the Green Wave after waiting out the 30-day transfer period. He was at SJV last season, where he finished one win shy of a spot on the podium at Boardwalk Hall.

#3 Bruen advanced to the 2nd round of wrestlebacks in AC last season. He defeated #6 Holland, 8-5, back on opening night. Bruen had a pair of pinfall victories over #4 Kmak last season, including an elimination pin in the wrestlebacks at States. Kmak, 20-3 this season, pinned #7 Flanigan in the semifinals of the Ron Mazzola Memorial back in December.

At #5, Gauthier, who was 5th in Region 7 last year, took his first loss of the season on Saturday to Colts Neck's Tyler Russ, who is not entered in the tournament. Gauthier defeated #6 Holland, 8-6, in the Walter Woods semis, where he would go on to win the 144-pound bracket. Holland bounced back a few days later with a win over Flanigan. Flanigan is one slot ahead of #8 Connelly, who was 5th at Regions last season, on the strength of his 12-2 major win last week.


#1 Tyler Barrett (CBA)
#2 Donovan DiStefano (Wall)
#3 James Farina (Ocean Township)
#4 Cole Stangle (St John Vianney)
#5 Ryan Acquisto (Pt Boro)
#6 Logan Acevedo (Raritan)
#7 AJ Todisco (Holmdel)
#8 Ty Koch (Shore)
#9 Logan Smith (Long Branch)
#10 Caden Langan (TR South)
#11 Colin Palumbo (Matawan)
#12 Quincy Esannason (Neptune)
#13 Mason Pirnik (Brick Memorial)
#14 Robert Stolfa (RBC)
#15 Daniel Orsen (Manalapan)
#16 Alex Jang (Marlboro)

150: #1 Barrett, who was 3rd in the state last season, is currently #5 in NJ at 150. He enters the tournament with 95 career victories.

#2 Donovan Distefano, a 2-time State qualifier, is a perfect 17-0 this season. He won titles at the season opening Del Val Tournament, and the Mustang Classic, where he handed #3 Farina his lone loss of the season, 7-5 o a late takedown. Farina, who has been splitting time at 144 & 150 in the Spartans' lineup, is also a 2-time State qualifier.

#4 Stangle made the trip to AC as a freshman in 2022, while #5 Acquisto was a win away from the boardwalk. Acquisto has wins over #8 Koch, #9 Smith, & #10 Langan.

#6 Acevedo was a champ at the Ron Mazzola Memorial. He defeated #7 Todisco, 4-3, in the tiebreaker round, in the Rockets dual against Holmdel. Todisco defeated Koch in sudden victory back on January 7th. Koch faces Smith in the opening round in a matchup between returning District runner-ups.

#11 Palumbo drops down to 150 after spending the season up at 157. He's a slot above #11 Esannason, whom he defeated 10-3 two weeks ago. Essanason will be looking to try and claim Neptune's first ever SCT medal.


#1 Zander Silva (CBA)
#2 Jack Thompson (Pt Boro)
#3 David Hussey (Middletown South)
#4 Kevin McBride (St John Vianney)
#5 Nicholas DeLorenzo (TR East)
#6 Andrew Fata (Freehold Boro)
#7 Gavin Merkel (Howell)
#8 Will Kinsella (Wall)
#9 Jack Cleary (Holmdel)
#10 Matt Castelli (Middletown North)
#11 Max Wright (Brick Memorial)
#12 Ian Mallon (Brick Twp)
#13 Jonathan Cohen (Red Bank)
#14 Brody Kaplan (Colts Neck)
#15 Jack Devaney (Raritan)
#16 Josh Calixte (Ocean Township)

157: Top-seeded Silva is ranked #3 in NJ. He was 3rd in the State last year at this weight.

#2 Thompson, #3 Hussey, and #4 McBride all wrestled in AC last season. For Hussey, it was 3rd appearance in the State Tournament, while McBride and Thompson were making their first appeances, with Thompson finishing one win short of a medal. This will be Hussey's first time at 157 this season.

After missing all of December, #5 DeLorenzo has gotten off to a white hot start, going 14-0 with all of his wins coming with bonus, and only one opponent lasting the full six minutes against him, a 13-3 major. He opens with #12 Mallon, whom he teched in his first match of the season.

#6 Fata has wins against #7 Merkel, a 5-2 decision, and #9 Cleary, a 1st period pin in the Buc Classic Finals. Merkel was the D22 Champ at 150 last season.

#8 Kinsella opens with Cleary, who he majored last Saturday in the quad at Wall.


#1 Jasiah Queen (St John Vianney)
#2 Anthony Lawrence (CBA)
#3 Joseph Berryman (Freehold Boro)
#4 Luke Hamann (Jackson Memorial)
#5 Frank Romeo (RBC)
#6 Bobby Mulligan (Raritan)
#7 Cristan Cunalata (Long Branch)
#8 Tyler Criscuolo (Pt Boro)
#9 Riley Gutierrez (Donovan Catholic)
#10 Michael Poniros (Ocean Township)
#11 Trey Tallmadge (Brick Memorial)
#12 Joshua Candlearia (Brick Twp)
#13 Yael Carpinteyro (TR East)
#14 Jayden Martins (Lacey)
#15 Lucas White (Shore)
#16 Jack Ramsey (Monmouth)

165: #1 Queen, who was 5th at States last season, is currently ranked #2 in NJ. The senior was 2nd at the Beast of the East and Sam Cali Memorial, before winning the 160-pound bracket at the Escape The Rock.

#2 Lawrence made it to the 2nd round of wrestlebacks in AC last year. He defeated #3 Berryman by fall back on opening night. Berryman, who also made the trip to AC last season, was the 165-pound champ at the Buc Classic two weeks ago.

At #4, Hamann, who was a win away from AC last year, was a champ at the Walter Woods Tournament in December, and took 2nd at the Robin Leff, where he suffered his only defeat in the semis, to Mt Olive's Tyler Bienus. Hamann has a win over #9 Gutierrez, and #11 Tallmadge.

#5 Romeo has a 4-1 win over #6 Mulligan, and a 5-3 win over #7 Cunalata. Mulligan pinned Cunalata in just over a minute in the Rockets' dual win over LB, while Cunalata pinned #8 Criscuolo in 1:28 in the Minuteman Invitational semis. Criscuolo decisoned Gutierrez, 9-5 on Wednesday night, while #10 Poniros defeated #11 Tallmadge, 4-0, at the Mustang Classic.

Queen is the heavy favorite here, but the battle behind should be a good one.


#1 Harvey Ludington (Brick Memorial)
#2 Nick Stump (CBA)
#3 Alex Reyes (Holmdel)
#4 Gavin Wagner (Pinelands)
#5 Dante Mortellite (Manchester)
#6 Hector Milian (TR East)
#7 Kareem Fayed (Jackson Liberty)
#8 Thomas Cleary (St John Vianney)
#9 Luciano Ferranti (Lacey)
#10 Tyler Palumbo (Red Bank)
#11 Ryan O'Cone (Barnegat)
#12 Lance Santos (Matawan)
#13 Tornick Kajaia (Long Branch)
#14 Brian Lee (Manasquan)
#15 Riely Jankowski (Keansburg)
#16 Travis Trempy (Brick Twp)

175: Top-seeded Ludington is a returning State Champion, is 24-1 on the season, and is ranked #2 in NJ. He was the Mustang Classic Champ, and finished 2nd at the Beast of the East, and is a heavy favorite here with Sabino Portella of RBC, who would have been the #2 seed, not entered in the tournament.

With Portella not entered, #2 goes to Stump. The senior is 14-8, a returning State qualifier, and is more than battle tested with that tough CBA schedule. 

#3 Reyes has been the top freshman upperweight in the Shore this season, and one of the top frosh in the Shore overall. He's 22-1 on the year, with the lone loss coming to Portella last weekend, and was the champ at the Hunterdon Central Invitational. He has victories this year over #4 Wagner, #5 Mortellite, & #10 Palumbo.

Wagner has wins over #7 Fayed and Palumbo, who he beat in the Buc Classic Finals by pinfall. He has a tough opponent in his opener in #13 Kajaia.

Mortellite has quietly put together a solid sophomore season for the Hawks, coming into the SCT with a record of 14-5, with victories over Fayed and #11 O'Cone.

At #6 is Milian, who beat Fayed, 5-3, on 1/6. Fayed, who was 4th at the Mustang Classic, defeated #8 Cleary, a 3-time Region qualifier, at the Beast of the East, and also has a win over O'Cone.


#1 DJ Henry (Howell)
#2 Matt Coon (Lacey)
#3 Kieran Falzon (Raritan)
#4 Ben Szuba (Brick Memorial)
#5 Conor Delaney (Rumson)
#6 Kenny Wines (Manalapan)
#7 John Steele (Holmdel)
#8 Amir Shakhnavazov (Colts Neck)
#9 Peter Grippo (CBA)
#10 Aidan Harrington (Freehold Twp)
#11 Michael Palmieri (RBC)
#12 Joseph Camilleri (Monmouth)
#13 Thomas Schulter (Pt Beach)
#14 Matt Metrick (Keyport)
#15 Tyler Taylor (Long Branch)
#16 Chris Taddeo (Middletown South)

190: #1 Henry, who was a win away from a medal at States last year, finished 8th at the Beast of the East this season. 

#2 Coon enters the SCT undefeated, with 22 wins, all of which have come via pinfall or forfeit. Among those pinfall wins was a 2nd period fall against #6 Wines, last week. 
#3 Falzon has been solid up top for the Rockets this year. The Ron Mazzola Memorial Champ has wins over #4 Szuba, #7 Steele, and #10 Harrington.
Szuba, who is down to 190 for the first time this season, decisioned #5 Delaney in the quad at Rumson last weekend. Delaney, who was 6th at Regions last year, has beaten Steele, #11 Palmieri, #12 Camilleri, and #15 Taylor, among others.
Wines has wins over #8 Shakhnavazov and Harrington. Shakhnavazov opens with #9 Grippo, who edged Harrington, 6-5, on Wednesday. 

#1 Hudson Skove (Rumson)
#2 Rob Canterino (CBA)
#3 Jake Klein (Jackson Liberty)
#4 Lucas Ainbinder (Middletown North)
#5 Cosmo Zaccaro (Central)
#6 Michael Foley (St John Vianney)
#7 James Lynch (TR East)
#8 Nicholas Benjamino (Freehold Twp)
#9 Trevor Perlow (Marlboro)
#10 Bashaar Ismail (Shore)
#11 Joaquin Aguilar (Colts Neck)

#12 Moises Meza (Long Branch)
#13 Evan Eckerstrom (Red Bank)
#14 Noah Mammeri (Manasquan)
#15 Carter Stokes (Freehold Boro)
#16 Iquann Crawford (Asbury Park)

215: The top-seeded Skove rolls into the SCT at 22-1, and ranked #2 in NJ at 215. He was the 215-pound champ at the Sam Cali Memorial, and placed 2nd at the Beast of the East, where he took his only loss of the season in the ultimate tiebreaker round. Skove defeated #2 Canterino, 4-2, in the Sam Cali semis, and #6 Foley, 7-2, on Wednesday night.

Canterino is currently ranked #5 in NJ, and recently defeated the previous #1 AJ Fricchione. Canterino finished 5th at the Sam Cali Memorial, and 4th at the Escape the Rock. In the Shore, he holds wins over #4 Ainbinder and #8 Benjamino, among others.

#3 Klein has split the season at 190 & 215, but will go 215 for the SCT. A returning State-qualifier, Klein won the Buc Classic, and was 2nd at the Mustang Classic.

At 22-3, Ainbinder is having a breakout year for the Lions. He defeated #5 Zaccaro on opening weekend, and also has pinfall wins over #11 Aguilar and #14 Eckerstrom. Zaccaro is a returning State qualifier, who has won 13 of his 14 contested victories by fall/

Foley, who was 5th in the Region last year, was a 4th-place finisher at the Escape The Rock Tournament.

#7 Lynch is 16-0 on the season, with 13 of his wins coming via pin.

The 8/9 matchup between Benjamino & Perlow is a rematch of a bout won by Benjamino by pin on 1/11. Perlow split a pair of bouts with #10 Ismail this year. Ismail pinned Perlow in the semis of the East Brunswick Invitational, while Perlow took the rematch, 3-1, in a dual 10 days later.


#1 Kei'sun Sanders (Wall)
#2 Ryan Fischer (Jackson Memorial)
#3 Donovan Wilkinson (TR South)
#4 Thomas Whyte (Middletown South)
#5 Thomas Richards (Howell

#6 Sam Rock (Donovan Catholic)
#7 Michael Justo-Batista (Manchester)
#8 Luis Valente (Jackson Liberty)
#9 Brody Sager (Lacey)
#10 Jordan Lizardi (Brick Memorial)
#11 Mark Godsil (Long Branch)
#12 Ryan Buchanan (St John Vianney)
#13 Matt Smith (Rumson)
#14 Marvin Hill (Ocean Township)
#15 Michael Menture (Keansburg)
#16 Yazzir Johnson (Asbury Park)

Hwt: The expected top-seed Lorenzo Portella of RBC, did not enter the SCT, leaving the #1 seed to go to Sanders. After not wrestling last season, Sanders is off to a 16-2 start with championships won at the Delaware Valley Tournament and the Mustang Classic. He has wins over #6 Reinikov-Jouk, #9 Valente, & #11 Lizardi, with his only losses coming to Portella, and a bumped up Hudson Skove.

#2 Fischer has been a force up top for the Jags this season. He has wins over #3 Wilkinson, #5 Richards, #7 Rock, #9 Valente, #10 Sager, #11 Lizardi, & #12 Godsil this season, and enters the SCT at a clean 20-0.

Wilkinson, just a sophomore, is 16-5 this year with wins over Lizardi, Godsil, and #14 Smith.

Whyte is at #4 on the strength of his 4-3 back on opening night over Richards. Whyte also has wins over Godsil & Valente.

Reinikov-Jouk, a senior, has had a big season in his first year in the lineup for the Braves. He had a 10-5 win over Whyte back on 1/11.

Rock has wins over Justo-Bautista and Valente, who will meet in the 8/9 match. Those two met on Janury 11th, with Valente taking a 5-3 win.


Asbury Park Blue Bishops (SCT HISTORY)

1 Qualifiers: Johnson (Hwt)

Barnegat Bengals  (SCT HISTORY)

1 Qualifiers: O'Cone (175)

Brick Memorial Mustangs  (SCT HISTORY)

10 Qualifiers: Napolitano (106) / Martin (113) / Santaniello (132) / Elk (138) / Pirnik (150) / Wright (157) / Tallmadge (165) / Ludington (175) / Szuba (190) / Lizardi (Hwt)

Brick Twp Green Dragons  (SCT HISTORY)

4 Qualifiers: Sherry (138) / Mallon (157) / Candelaria (165) / Trempy (175)


10 Qualifiers: Duffy (113) / Venet (120) / Falcone (126) / George (144) / Barrett (150) / Silva (157) / Lawrence (165) / Stump (175) / Grippo (190) / Canterino (215)

Central Regional Gold Eagles  (SCT HISTORY)

1 Qualifier: Zaccaro (215) 

Colts Neck Cougars  (SCT HISTORY)

4 Qualifiers: Michaels (106) / Kaplan (157) / Shakhnavazov (190) / Aguilar (215)

Donovan Catholic Griffins  (SCT HISTORY)

5 Qualifiers: Lenaghan (120) / Ostroff (126) / Davis (138) / Gutierrez (165) / Rock (Hwt)

Freehold Boro Colonials  (SCT HISTORY)

7 Qualifiers: Sweeney (106) / Sheridan (113) / Messina (138) / Connelly (144) / Fata (157) / Berryman (165) / Stokes (215)

Freehold Twp Patriots  (SCT HISTORY)

3 Qualifiers: Flanigan (144) / Harrington (190) / Banjamino (215)

Holmdel Hornets  (SCT HISTORY)

5 Qualifiers: Blackmore (106) / Todisco (150) / Cleary (157) / Reyes (175) / Steele (190)

Howell Rebels  (SCT HISTORY)

8 Qualifiers: X Ortega (120) / S Ortega (126) / Scafidi (132) / Machnik (138) / Bruen (144) / Merkel (157) / Henry (190) / Richards (Hwt)

Jackson Liberty Lions  (SCT HISTORY)

5 Qualifiers: McCann (106) / Ayyash (144) / Fayed (175) / Klein (215) / Valente (Hwt)

Jackson Memorial Jags  (SCT HISTORY)

8 Qualifiers: Weikel (106) / Seda (113) / L Espinosa (120) / J Espinosa (126) / Lipari (132) / Rucci (138) / Hamann (165) / Fischer (Hwt)

Keansburg Titans  (SCT HISTORY)

4 Qualifiers: Terracciano (132) / Mendez (144) / Jankowski (175) / Menture (Hwt) 

Keyport Red Raiders  (SCT HISTORY)

2 Qualifiers: Breen (138) / Metrick (190)

Lacey Lions  (SCT HISTORY)

9 Qualifiers: Schuler (106) / Downs (126) / Ott (132) / French (138) / Gauthier (144) / Martins (165) / Ferranti (175) / Coon (190) / Sager (Hwt)

Lakewood Piners  (SCT HISTORY)

Not Entered

Long Branch Green Wave  (SCT HISTORY)

11 Qualifiers: 

Manalapan Braves  (SCT HISTORY)

6 Qualifiers:  Mucciolo (113) / Vitola (120) / Grant (126) / DePierro (132) / Orsen (150) / Wines (190) 

Manasquan Warriors  (SCT HISTORY)

4 Qualifiers: O'Connor (126) / Falkinburg (132) / Lee (175) / Mammeri (215)

Manchester Hawks  (SCT HISTORY)

5 Qualifiers: Bryant (106) / Perez (113) / Mitrosky (132) / Mortellite (175) / Justo Bautista (Hwt)

Marlboro Mustangs  (SCT HISTORY)

3 Qualifiers: Silvia (138) / Jang (150) / Perlow (215)

Matawan Huskies  (SCT HISTORY)

5 Qualifiers: Gomez (113) / L Liss (120) / A Liss (126) / Palumbo (150) / Santos (175)

Middletown North Lions  (SCT HISTORY)

9 Qualifiers: Klinsky (106) / Astorino (113) / Portman (120) / Wall (126) / Fearon (132) / Oden (138) / Brown (144) / Castelli (157) / Ainbinder (215) 

Middletown South Eagles  (SCT HISTORY)

7 Qualifiers: Veniskey (113) / Zaleski (126) / Willi (138) / Holland (144) / Hussey (157) / Taddeo (190) / Whyte (Hwt)

Monmouth Regional Falcons  (SCT HISTORY)

3 Qualifiers:  Walsh (120) / Ramsey (165) / Camilleri (190)

Neptune Scarlet Fliers  (SCT HISTORY)

2 Qualifiers: Drea (132) / Esannason (150)

Ocean Township Spartans  (SCT HISTORY)

6 Qualifiers: Fazio (113) / Volek (132) / Farina (150) / Calixte (157) / Poniros (165) / Hill (Hwt) 

Pinelands Wildcats  (SCT HISTORY)

4 Qualifiers:  Pharo (106) / Hart (126) / Livio (132) / Wagner (175)

Point Beach Garnet Gulls  (SCT HISTORY)

3 Qualifiers: DeBenedett (120) / Niethe (126) / Schulter (190)

Point Boro Panthers  (SCT HISTORY)

7 Qualifiers: DeAngelo (106) / Burgio (113) / Fletcher (138) / Scaturro (144) / Acquisto (150) / Thompson (157) / Criscuolo (165)

Raritan Rockets  (SCT HISTORY)

11 Qualifiers: Sheldrick (106) / Davis (113) / Erven (120) / Mansueto (126) / Delaurier (132) / Reilley (138) / Kmak (144) / Acevedo (150) / Devaney (157) / Mulligan (165) / Falzon (190)

Red Bank Catholic Caseys  (SCT HISTORY)

6 Qualifiers: Michaels (120) / Connelley (138) / Conroy (144) / Stolfa (150) / Romeo (165) / Palmieri (190)

Red Bank Regional Bucs  (SCT HISTORY)

5 Qualifiers: Ruland (113) / Sena (120) / Cohen (157) / Palumbo (175) / Eckerstrom (215)

Rumson Bulldogs  (SCT HISTORY)

7 Qualifiers: Fry (106) / W Skove (132) / Pangborn (138) / Ridgway (144) / Delaney (190) / H Skove (215) / Smith (Hwt)

St John Vianney Lancers  (SCT HISTORY)

11 Qualifiers: Gould (106) / O'Keefe (113) / Knox (120) / Zaltsman (126) / Saraiva (144) / Stangle (150) / McBride (157) / Queen (165) / Cleary (175) / Foley (215) / Buchanan (Hwt)

St Rose Purple Roses  (SCT HISTORY)

No Qualifiers

Shore Regional Blue Devils  (SCT HISTORY)

4 Qualifiers: Demarzo (120) / Koch (150) / White (165) / Ismail (215)

Southern Regional Rams

Not Entered

Toms River East Raiders  (SCT HISTORY)

5 Qualifiers: Wellington (126) / DeLorenzo (157) / Carpinteyro (165) / Milian (175) / Lynch (215)

Toms River North Mariners  (SCT HISTORY)

2 Qualifiers: Dolci (132) / Pedre (144)

Toms River South Indians  (SCT HISTORY)

4 Qualifiers: Beneciuk (113) / Cheong (120 / Langan (150) / Wilkinson (Hwt)

Wall Crimson Knights  (SCT HISTORY)

5 Qualifiers: DiBiase (106) / Interrante (132) / DiStefano (150) / Kinsella (157) / Sanders (Hwt)