2017-2018 All-Shore Wrestling Teams

SECOND TEAM

106 – Vincent Santaniello, Fr., Brick Memorial

The Mustangs’ team leader in wins with a 39-6 record, Santaniello navigated a loaded 106-pound weight class in Atlantic City to finish eighth in the state. He also won the District 23 title, finished second in the Region 6 Tournament and was the Shore Conference Tournament runner-up. After losing in the pre-quarterfinal round of the state tournament, Santaniello won three straight wrestleback bouts, ultimately defeating Emerson-Park Ridge’s Nick Babin, 3-0, to clinch a state medal.

 

113 – Hunter Gutierrez, Jr., Lacey 

Gutierrez won the Shore Conference Tournament, a District 27 title and a Region 7 title in finishing 27-5 and helping Lacey reach the South Jersey Group III sectional final. He finished two wins short of his second state medal, reaching the third round of wrestlebacks in Atlantic City. Gutierrez will enter his senior season with 102 career victories and is in line to become the program’s all-time wins leader.

 

120 – Richie Koehler, Sr., CBA 

Koehler concluded a phenomenal career by winning conference, district and region titles while finishing sixth in the state tournament. The team leader in wins with a 33-4 record, Koehler won the Shore Conference Tournament before winning District 24 for his third district title and claiming his third Region 6 title with a thrilling win over Colts Neck’s Joey King. Koehler finished with 131 wins, which is second all-time at CBA. He is the program’s second four-time state qualifier and three-time region champion. He will continue his career at Rider University.

 

126 – Al Desantis, So., Shore

Desantis became the Blue Devils’ first two-time state qualifier and reached the second round of wrestlebacks in Atlantic City. He finished the season with a 38-8 record, won his first District 24 title, took third in Region 6 and placed fourth at the Shore Conference Tournament. He will enter his junior season with 77 career wins.

 

132 – Alex Poniros, So., Ocean

Poniros put together a fantastic state tournament to finish seventh in the state. Entering as the No. 25 seed, Poniros defeated Seton Hall Prep’s Charlies Cunningham and Raritan’s Russell Benson on the first night to reach the quarterfinals. He fell to Hanover Park’s Nick Raimo but bounced back with a dramatic 8-5 win over Bergen Catholic’s Carmen Ferrante to clinch a state medal. Poniros won the District 22 championship for his second district title and finished fourth at the Region 6 Tournament. Poniros finished the season 33-10 and will enter his junior season with 69 career victories.

 

138 – Cristiaan Dailey, Sr., Donovan Catholic

Dailey finished the season 40-4 and became the Griffins’ all-time wins leader with 115 victories. He reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament, won a District 26 title, was second in Region 7 and third at the Shore Conference Tournament. He reached 100 wins during the SCT to become the Griffins’ first 100-match winner. He will continue his career at Franklin and Marshall University.

 

145 – Jack Kelly, Sr., Wall

Kelly went 41-4 and won the District 23 title for his second district crown and also claimed his first region title by taking the Region 6 championship. He finished second in the Shore Conference Tournament and reached the second round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. Kelly finished his career with 123 wins and was a two-time state qualifier.

 

152 – Scott Dupont, Sr., Holmdel 

Dupont’s program-defining career saw him place sixth at the state tournament, higher than any other Hornets wrestler in program history. Along the way he won the District 20 title for his second district championship, placed second in the Region 5 Tournament and finished third at the Shore Conference Tournament. He finished the year 42-4 to set the program’s single-season wins record and his 146 career wins are the most in program history and tied for 12th in Shore Conference history. He will continue his career at New York University.

 

160 – Conor Panzarella, Sr., Donovan Catholic 

Panzarella reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament following second-place finishes at the Region 7 and District 26 Tournaments. He went 33-4 for the season and concluded his career with 94 wins. He will continue his career at Rider University.

 

170 – Nick Addison, Jr., Rumson-Fair Haven 

Addison put together one of the best seasons in program history by finishing fourth in the state to match the program’s best finish and setting a single-season record for wins with 42. Addison reached the state semifinals before falling to state champion Michael O’Malley. Along the way he defeated Howell’s Shane Reitsma, 5-3 in overtime, in the quarterfinals. He had a memorable four-bout series with St. John Vianney’s Nick Caracappa, which included a win in District 19 semifinals en route to his second district championship. He was second at the Region 5 Tournament and also second at the Shore Conference Tournament. He will enter his senior season with 97 career victories.

 

182 – Christian Murphy, Jr., Howell

Unheralded among Howell’s star-studded lineup, Murphy was nonetheless a key component for the Group V state champion Rebels and just missed out on a state medal in Atlantic City. Murphy went 39-4, won a District 22 title, claimed a Region 6 championship, finished second at the Shore Conference Tournament and reached the fourth round of wrestlebacks – one win short of an all-state finish – in Atlantic City. Murphy will enter next season with 91 career victories.

 

195 – Sam Williams, Sr., Brick Memorial

Williams won the District 21 title, finished second in Region 6 and reached the fourth round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. He finished the season with a 32-6 record and helped Brick Memorial reach the Central Jersey Group IV sectional final.

 

220 – Cameron DiGiorgio, Sr., CBA

DiGiorgio went 32-9 and finished eighth in the state to secure a second-team All-Shore spot. He finished the season with a 32-9 record and won a District 24 title, finished second in Region 6 and was fourth at the Shore Conference Tournament. After losing in the pre-quarterfinal round of the state tournament, DiGiorgio won three straight bouts to clinch a state medal.

 

HWT – Paul Liseno, Jr., St. John Vianney 

An injury in the Region 5 Tournament derailed what could have been an all-state finish for Liseno, who was dominant in helping the Lancers to a special season. Liseno had to injury default in the region wrestlebacks after suffering an ankle injury, ending his chance to advance to the state tournament. He finished the season with a 27-5 record that included a District 19 title and a Shore Conference Tournament championship. He also finished first at the Mustang Classic. Liseno won by fall in 19 of his 27 wins and did not lose to a Shore Conference wrestler this season. He figures to be among the top heavyweights in the Shore and the state next season.

 

THIRD TEAM

106 – Vin Scollo, Jr., Jackson Memorial

Scollo went 28-9 while wrestling much of the season up at 113 and even 120 pounds. He was third at the Shore Conference Tournament, first in District 25 and second in Region 7 before reaching the third round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. He will enter his senior season with 58 career victories.

 

113 – Tyler Klinsky, So., Middletown North 

Klinksy gets the nod for the third-team spot thanks to a head-to-head win over Freehold’s Nico Messina at the SCT and a head-to-head win over Long Branch’s Ryan Zimmerman during the state tournament (Zimmerman had won during the regular season). Klinsky finished the season with 40-6 record, won his second District 17 and Region 5 titles, finished third at the Shore Conference Tournament and reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. He will enter his junior year with 77 career wins.

 

120 – Tyler Pepe, So., St. John Vianney

Pepe went 32-9 and qualified for the state tournament where he reached the second round of wrestlebacks. Pepe was second at the Shore Conference Tournament, second in District 19 and fourth in Region 5. His only losses in the Shore came against Colts Neck’s Joey King and CBA’s Richie Koehler.

 

126 – Max Brignola, Fr., Rumson-Fair Haven­ 

Brignola’s debut season saw him go 37-8 and reach the second round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. He was third in the District 19 Tournament and third in the Region 5 Tournament.

 

132 – Russell Benson, Sr., Raritan 

Benson went 41-4 and reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament to cap a great career. He won District 20 for his third title and captured his second straight Region 5 title by pinning Hunterdon Central’s Hunter Graf. He was second to Howell’s Kyle Slendorn at the Shore Conference Tournament. Benson was a major reason why the Rockets were able to win the Central Jersey Group II sectional title. reach the Group II final and win the District 20 team title. His 140 career wins are second all-time in program history.

 

138 – Alex Baran, Jr., Manalapan 

Baran made his second trip to the state tournament where he reached the third round of wrestlebacks. He was 28-8 on the season with a District 21 title and a second-place finish at the Region 6 Tournament. He will enter his senior season with 78 career victories.

 

145 – Stanley Wojdylak, Sr., Middletown North

Wojdylak bounced between 145 and 152 pounds during the regular season and turned in a great season to finish with a 41-6 record and 133 career victories, the most in Middletown North history. Wojdylak finished second to Toms River South’s Cole Corrigan in the Shore Conference Tournament at 152 pounds. He went 145 for the individual postseason and claimed the District 17 title for his third district championship. He then won the Region 5 title for the first time and reached the fourth round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament, one win short of a state medal.

 

152 – Francis Marshall, Sr., Point Boro 

In just his second year of wrestling, Marshall won a District 21 title, a Region 6 championship and reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. Marshall went 37-7 with 11 technical falls and led the Panthers in wins. He also placed fourth at the Shore Conference Tournament. He was a big reason why Point Boro was able to win the Class B South division title, the South Jersey Group II sectional title and the District 21 team championship.

 

160 – Matt Benedetti, So., Manalapan

Benedetti led the Braves in wins with a 34-8 record and reached the second round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. He won his first District 21 championship and placed third in the Region 6 Tournament. He was also third at the Shore Conference Tournament. He will enter his junior season with 61 career wins.

 

170 – Shane Reitsma, So., Howell

Part of a loaded group of 170-pounders in the Shore, Reitsma improved on a tremendous freshman season by finishing sixth in the state and helping Howell repeat as NJSIAA Group V champions. Reitsma went 40-6 and won his second District 22 title while finishing second in Region 6 and third at the Shore Conference Tournament. He will enter his junior season with 81 career wins.

 

182 – George Burdick, Jr., Raritan

Burdick went 42-7 and reached the fourth round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. He was third at the Shore Conference Tournament, third in District 20 and third in Region 5. He was a bonus-point machine with a Shore Conference-high 30 pins. His performances helped Raritan win the Central Jersey Group II sectional title, reach the Group II final and win the District 20 team title. He will enter his senior season with 100 career victories. 

 

195 – Jacob Anderson, Jr., Middletown North

Anderson went 33-3 with a district championship and a third-place region finish before coming one win short of a state medal. Anderson did not participate in any tournaments prior to districts and entered the individual postseason undefeated. He won the District 17 title and placed third in Region 5. He then reached the fourth round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament.

 

220 – Ethan Wolf, Sr., Raritan 

Wolf finished the season with a 41-4 record and reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. He won the Region 5 title by beating St. John Vianney’s Steven Giannios, placed first in District 20 and was third in the Shore Conference Tournament. Wolf’s wrestling helping the Rockets win the Central Jersey Group II title, reach the Group II final and win the District 20 team title.

 

220 – Sal DiSalvo, Sr., Donovan Catholic

DiSalvo went 39-6 and was a District 26 and Region 7 champion who reached the fourth round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament, finishing one win short of a state medal. He was also second at the Shore Conference Tournament. He is Donovan Catholic’s third region champ in program history and his 104 career wins are second in program history.

 

HWT – Jaylen Paige, Sr., Asbury Park 

Paige turned in a historic season for the Blue Bishops by becoming the program’s first state qualifier since the program was resurrected in 2007 and likely program’s first state qualifier in the NJSIAA era. He won his second District 24 title, finished second in Region 6 and reached the second round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. He was also fourth in the Shore Conference Tournament. He finished the season with a 30-6 record and posted 52 wins during his career.

 

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