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Wall's Matt McKenzie is a three-time state medalist and the Crimson Knights' all-time wins leader with a 145-14 career record. (Photo by Ray Richardson).
Wall's Matt McKenzie is a three-time state medalist and the Crimson Knights' all-time wins leader with a 145-14 career record. (Photo by Ray Richardson).
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Wrestling: Matt McKenzie Will Go Down As One of Wall’s All-Time Greats

ATLANTIC CITY — Matt McKenzie's career did not end as he had planned. The top of the medal stand in Boardwalk Hall was his goal, and in the end, it was not to be...

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Wrestling – Coaches All-Division Teams

Here are the 2017 Shore Conference coaches all-division teams as selected by the Jersey Shore Interscholastic Wrestling Association.

 

CLASS A NORTH

Wrestler of the Year: Eric Keosseian, Sr., Ho...

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Brick Memorial's Gianni Ghione placed third in the state at 132 pounds to finish his career as a three-time state medalist. (Photo by Ray Richardson).
Brick Memorial's Gianni Ghione placed third in the state at 132 pounds to finish his career as a three-time state medalist. (Photo by Ray Richardson).
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Brick Memorial’s Gianni Ghione Ends Stellar Career with Third-Place Finish at NJSIAA Tournament

*Photo gallery by Ray Richardson*

ATLANTIC CITY — The disappointment was obvious, and how could it not be? Brick Memorial’s Gianni Ghione was the No...

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Ocean's Jake Benner has his hand raised after winning the 138-pound NJSIAA state title. (Photo by Ray Richardson).
Ocean's Jake Benner has his hand raised after winning the 138-pound NJSIAA state title. (Photo by Ray Richardson).
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Ocean’s Jake Benner Stuns Bergen Catholic’s Gerard Angelo to Win 138-Pound NJ State Title

*Photo gallery by Ray Richardson*

ATLANTIC CITY — Through two periods Jake Benner couldn’t get anything going against Bergen Catholic’s Gerard Angelo in the 138-pound NJSIAA state final on Sunday night...

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Howell senior Eric Keosseian has his hand raised after winning the 2017 NJSIAA 220-pound state championship. (Photo by Ray Richardson).
Howell senior Eric Keosseian has his hand raised after winning the 2017 NJSIAA 220-pound state championship. (Photo by Ray Richardson).
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Howell’s Eric Keosseian Wins By Fall Over Don Bosco Prep’s Peter Acciardi to Win 220-Pound NJ State Title

*Photo gallery by Ray Richardson*

ATLANTIC CITY — Early in Eric Keosseian’s high school career he and the Howell coaching staff formulated a plan to ultimately get him on top of the medal stand in Atlantic City: get to the state tournament as a sophomore, place in the top eight as a junior and win a state championship as a senior...

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Howell's Eric Keosseian takes down South Plainfield's Zach DelVecchio in overtime to reach the 220-pound state final. (Photo by Robert Badders).
Howell's Eric Keosseian takes down South Plainfield's Zach DelVecchio in overtime to reach the 220-pound state final. (Photo by Robert Badders).
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Last-Second Takedown Sends Howell’s Eric Keosseian to 220-Pound State Final

ATLANTIC CITY — With time winding down in double overtime of the NJSIAA 220-pound semifinals and Zack DelVecchio about to have his choice of position in ultimate tiebreaker, Eric Keosseian knew it was now or never...

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Ocean junior Jake Benner is the Spartans' first state finalist since 2008. (Photo by Ray Richardson).
Ocean junior Jake Benner is the Spartans' first state finalist since 2008. (Photo by Ray Richardson).
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Ocean’s Jake Benner Storms His Way Into the 138-Pound State Final

ATLANTIC CITY —  In a sport where the knowledge of tendencies is a closely-guarded secret, knowing what an opponent is trying to do can often be the difference between winning and losing...

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Wrestling: State Semifinal and Wrestleback (Blood Round) Results

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NJSIAA Semifinals

126: 7-Kyle Slendorn (Howell) vs. 6-Anthony Duca (Paulsboro) 7-2

132: 4-John Burger (New Milford) d...

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Howell junior Kyle Slendorn reacts after defeating Wet Morris's Shane Metzler, 5-4, to reach the NJSIAA state semifinals. (Photo by Robert Badders).
Howell junior Kyle Slendorn reacts after defeating Wet Morris's Shane Metzler, 5-4, to reach the NJSIAA state semifinals. (Photo by Robert Badders).
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Wrestling: Howell’s Kyle Slendorn Upsets No. 2 Seed to Lead Shore Contingent of Five into State Semifinals

ATLANTIC CITY -- Five Shore Conference wrestlers advanced to the semifinals of the NJSIAA Individual Championships on Saturday afternoon at Boardwalk Hall...

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Raritan's Russell Benson won two bouts at the buzzer Friday night at Boardwalk Hall to reach the NJSIAA quarterfinals. (Photo by Scott Stump).
Raritan's Russell Benson won two bouts at the buzzer Friday night at Boardwalk Hall to reach the NJSIAA quarterfinals. (Photo by Scott Stump).
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Wrestling: Raritan’s Russell Benson Wins a Pair of Thrillers to Reach State Quarterfinals; Total of 14 Shore Conference Wrestlers Advance

ATLANTIC CITY — Russell Benson unequivocally believes he’ll be standing on top of the medal stand on Sunday as a state champion, and he’s not afraid to say so...

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Junior Francis Marshall has made the deepest state tournament run of any Manasquan wrestler since 1998. (Photo courtesy of Matt Voskian)
Junior Francis Marshall has made the deepest state tournament run of any Manasquan wrestler since 1998. (Photo courtesy of Matt Voskian)
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From the Octagon to Boardwalk Hall: Manasquan’s Francis Marshall Makes Successful Transition from MMA to Wrestling

Usually the natural progression is for wrestlers to switch to mixed martial arts after their careers on the mat have come to an end.

Manasquan junior Francis Marshall is part of a new generation showing that athletes can start in the octagon and transition to having their hands raised in victory on a wrestling mat...

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Photo by Steve Meyer/Townsquare Media
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Wrestling: Brick Memorial’s Nick Rivera Injured, Withdraws from State Tournament

Brick Memorial senior Nick Rivera, the No. 2 seed at heavyweight in the NJSIAA Individual Tournament, has withdrawn from the tournament because of a concussion sustained in practice on Monday...

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