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CLASS A NORTH

No. 1 Howell 60, Marlboro 11

The top-ranked Rebels (10-0, 2-0) sat most of their starters but still won the first 10 bouts and 11 overall to defeat the Mustangs (0-3, 0-2).

Senior Jesse Liptzin made his season debut and won by fall at 106 pounds and was one of five Rebels to record pins in the match. Xavier Kelly (152), Chris DeMarco (182),  Jerry Lleshi (120) and Pierce Gomez (145) also won by fall. Kelly imporoved to 8-1 with his victory.

 

CBA 49, Neptune 24

Christian Recantini, Matt Meyer and Max Bean each won by fall as the Colts (2-2, 2-1) won nine bouts and defeated the Scarlet Fliers (0-2, 0-2).

Senior Cameron DiGiorgio received a forfeit at 220 pounds to improve to 8-2 and senior Sam Houston won by 11-2 major decision over Saint Phard Bellamy at 195 pounds to improve to 8-3. Senior Rich Koehler, a two-time region champion, three-time state qualifier and 2015 state medalist, made his season debut and received a forfeit at 120 pounds for his 99th career win.

Cairo Henderson-Stewart, Felipe Garcia and Zimeir Tutt each won by fall for Neptune.

 

Manalapan 50, Freehold Township 21 

The Braves (6-0, 3-0) won the first seven bouts and took 10 of 14 contests overall to down the Patriots (1-2, 0-2) and remain undefeated in dual meets.

Anthony Coposky, Andre Keller and Matt Benedetti each won by fall in a stretch from 145 to 160 pounds that gave Manalapan a 35-0 lead halfway through the match. Peter Benedetti (220) and Calvin Burke (106) also won by fall while Paul Santomarco had a technical fall and A.J. Sortino, Kareem Ghaida ad Alex Baran each won by major decision.

Sortino improved to a team-best 11-1 while Matt Benedetti moved to 9-1 on the season. Ghaida is now 8-1 and Santomarco and Coposky are 9-2.

Kyle Hillermeier (170), Thomas Hall (182) and Austin Colbert (Hwt) each won by fall for Freehold Township. Hillermeier improved his season record to 8-2. State qualifier Eric Quartey (195) did not wrestle for Freehold Township.

 

CLASS A CENTRAL

No. 4 St. John Vianney 69, Red Bank 6

Senior Josiah Walker made his season debut and won by technical fall at 220 pounds as the Lancers (3-0, 2-0) won 13 of 14 bouts to overpower the Bucs (2-4, 1-3).

Walker, a state qualifier last season, defeated Edison Queseda, 20-4. Freshman Blake Clayton handed Red Bank senior Sam Goldzweig his first loss of the season with an 11-2 major decision at 152 pounds. Freshman Dean Peterson won by technical fall at 120 pounds to improve to 10-0 and junior Paul Liseno had another first-period fall at heavyweight to improve to 5-0.

 

CLASS A SOUTH

No. 9 Jackson Memorial 35, No. 8 Brick Memorial 30 

Senior Ryan Bohringer won by 7-1 decision over Bryan Wilson at 152 pounds in the final bout to give the Jaguars (4-2, 2-0) a thrilling victory over the rival Mustangs (4-2, 1-2).

The Jaguars had a pair of wrestlers make their season debuts and both came through with crucial victories that spearheaded the win. Junior Brandon Burkert defeated Ryan Andrus, 9-7 in sudden victory overtime at 132 pounds, to give Jackson a 28-24 lead with three bouts left and senior Nick Tomasiello won by 14-0 major decision over Brian Alexander at 145 pounds to set up Bohringer for the match-clinching win.

Kyle Epperly, Brad Galassi and Dave Lemay each won by fall for the Jaguars, who won eight of the 14 bouts. Epperly pinned Ean Mueller in 4:22 at 170 pounds, Galassi pinned Willie Garner in 1:31 at 220 and Lemay pinned Chris Mitler in 3:30 at heavyweight.

Lemay's win gave Jackson a 21-12 lead as the lineups turned over, but Brick Memorial standout freshman Vincent Santaniello pinned Luke Temple in 58 seconds to pull the Mustangs within 21-18. Brick Memorial had four pins in the match as freshman Dave Szuba (160), senior Sam Williams (195) and sophomore Caleb Alvarado (138) also won by fall.

Following Santaniello's win, Vinnie Scollo put the Jags up 25-18 with a 9-0 major decision over Joe Rotondo at 113 pounds. Brick Memorial would win the next two bouts to make it 25-24 as Liam Rivera edged Chris McDonald in overtime, 7-6 at 120, and Michael Richardson defeated Kevin Hogan, 7-1, at 126 pounds. Burkert's win at 132 gave Jackson a 28-24 lead, but Alvarado's 54-second pin of Carsten DiGiantomasso at 138 pounds gave Brick Memorial a 30-28 lead with two bouts left.

But with Tomasiello back in the lineup, it gave Jackson the edge it needed to win a tight match. His major decision put Jackson up 32-20 and Bohringer finished off the match with his victory.

Epperly improved to a team-best 10-2, Bohringer's win made him 8-3 and Scollo and Lemay each moved their records to 7-2.

Santaniello continued his great season and improved to 13-1 for Brick Memorial while Williams upped his record to 9-2.

 

No. 3 Southern 43, Toms River East 17

Matt Mackanic won by fall at 220 pounds and Jayson Scerbo won by technical fall at 113 pounds as the Rams (5-1, 3-0) won 10 of 14 bouts in taking down the Raiders (2-2, 0-2).

Nick Pepe (138), Luke Galan (152), J.T. Cornelius (195), Sebastian Delligatti (126) and Robert Woodcock (132) each won by major decision for Southern. Delligatti and Cornelius along with freshman Matt Brielmeier (106) and seniors Dan Gorman (152) and Vin Miele (182) each picked up their 10th wins of the season. Mackanic improved to 9-2. Juniors Nick O'Connell (160) and John Stout (170) remain out of the lineup for Southern. O'Connell was the state eighth-place finisher at 145 pounds last season.

Toms River East freshman Michael Conklin pinned Owen Kretschmer in 2:26 at 120 pounds to improve to 9-2 and senior Brandon Austin received a forfeit at heavyweight to improve to 8-2.

 

Toms River South 51, Central 27

The Indians (1-1, 1-1) won nine bouts, including eight by fall, to put away the Golden Eagles (2-8, 0-2) and win their first dual of the season.

Senior Cole Corrigan and junior Riley Cheong each improved to 10-0 as Corrigan won by fall at 145 pounds and Cheong won by decision at 138 pounds. Chris Yuro (120), Joseph Coyle (126), Ryan Laycock (152), William Cox (160), Sam Akinlolu (182), Tom Spiwak (220) and Justin Murray (106) also won by fall for Toms River South.

Central sophomore Joe Zaccaro upset Nick Gallicchio, 9-7 at 132 pounds. Gallicchio is a two-time district champion and a three-time region qualifier. Isaiah Cooper won by fall at 195 pounds for the Eagles.

 

CLASS B NORTH

No. 6 Long Branch 36, No. 10 Ocean 23 

The Green Wave (5-1, 3-0) won four straight bouts from 182 to heavyweight, including three straight pins by Pete Wersinger, La'Qym Morris and Kevin Cerruti, to top the Spartans (5-3, 3-1) and put a stranglehold on the division title race.

A 3-0 decision by Dan Santos-Silva at 182 pounds gave Long Branch a 12-10 lead and Wersinger's third-period pin put the Wave up 18-10. It was Morris's pin over Christian Wilson in a wild 220-pound bout that turned the tide for good, however.

Both Morris and Wilson are football players who were making their season debuts and both came out aggressive looking to hit big moves. Morris got the better of the exchanges and put Wilson to his back twice in the first period for an 8-1 lead. He extended the advantage to 11-3 in the second period and finally pinned Wilson in the third period. Wilson threw Morris to his back and looked to be in position to get the pin, but Morris was able to roll through and instead put Wilson flat on the mat.

Junior heavyweight Kevin Cerruti followed with a second-period pin to give Long Branch a 30-10 lead. The win improved Cerruti's record to 10-0. Sophomore Ryan Zimmerman also improved to 10-0 with a 3-0 win over Will Tisony at 113 pounds. Senior Chris Dean improved to 8-3 with a 7-2 win over Jack Nies at 126 pounds.

Ocean senior Jake Benner, the returning 138-pound state champion, won by 12-0 major decision over Isaac Shohet at 145 pounds and sophomore Alex Poniros won by 17-4 major decision over Steve Pabon at 132 pounds to lead Ocean.

 

No. 7 Middletown North 60, Red Bank Catholic 12 

The Lions (5-3, 2-1) won the first eight bouts and 11 of 14 overall to defeat the Caseys (2-6, 0-3).

Tyler Klinsky, Jack Butler, Enrico Astornio, Kyle Puzo and Stanley Wojdylak each won by fall for Middletown North. Wojdylak improved to 12-1 on the season and Klinsky improved to 11-2. Junior Jacob Anderson won by decision at 195 pounds to remain undefeated at 8-0.

 

CLASS B SOUTH

Jackson Liberty 45, Barnegat 27

The Lions (3-3, 1-1) won 9 of 14 bouts and received pins from Ian Boyce, Eric Heitmann, Jordan Gomes, Romeo Willis and Josh Bollard to defeat the Bengals (2-2, 0-2).

Bollard improved to 10-2 with a first-period fall at 126 pounds while senior Chavis Coleman improved to 9-4 on the season with a win at 220 pounds.

Barnegat senior Sean Foley remained undefeated (9-0) with a pin at 120 pounds and junior Charlie Cotton also kept his unbeaten record intact by winning by fall at 182 pounds. Juan Abraham also won by fall at 195 pounds.

 

Donovan Catholic 48, Lakewood 28 

The Griffins (4-1, 2-0) took nine of 14 bouts and won by fall in six matchups to take down the Piners (2-7, 1-2).

Senior Cristiaan Dailey won by fall in 22 seconds at 145 pounds to improve to 8-0 and senior Conor Panzarella needed just 60 seconds to win by fall at 160 pounds and improve to 10-1. Senior Sal DiSalvo received a forfeit at 220 pounds to remain undefeated (11-0). Daniel Post (170), Dominick Nocero (182), Luke Bartlett (Hwt) and Jacob Maroukis (126) also won by fall for Donovan.

Lakewood junior Dante Morris won by fall at 195 pounds to improve to 10-2, senior Christian Ruiz won by fall at 132 to improve to 9-2 and junior Dmytro Lakusta won by major decsion at 152 pounds to send his record to 11-2.

 

Lacey 59, Manchester 15 

The Lions (3-2, 2-0) won the first six bouts to open a 32-0 lead en route to a blowout win over the Hawks (2-3, 1-2).

A 12-second pin by unbeaten senior Luke Gauthier (11-0) at 160 pounds highlighted a match where Manchester forfeited six weight classes. Sophomore Jackson Brandt won by decision at 170 pounds to improve to 10-3 and senior Luke Moynihan held off Syrus Colon, 8-7, at 138 pounds to improve to 9-2. Adam Krinic also won by fall and freshman 195-pounder Vincent Cegile won by technical fall for Lacey.

Tyler Hutson had Manchester's only win on the mat, outlasting Saul Mayorga, 7-3 in double overtime at 126 pounds, to improve to 7-3 on the season.

 

NONDIVISIONAL

Holmdel 53, Manasquan 13 

The Hornets (7-3) stormed the Warriors (0-7) by winning the first nine bouts to open a 47-0 lead. Tom Ammirati, Zack Wolf, Scott Dupont, Johnny O'Beirne, Victor Wladica and Michael Pavlinetz each won by fall to lead the way.

Dupont imporved to 13-1, Ammirati imporved to 13-2 and O'Beirne improved to 12-4. Junior Dean Gallo defeated Ethan Dzenis, 6-4 in sudden victory at 145 pounds, to improve to 11-1.

Junior Shane Owens won by fall for Manasquan at 220 pounds.

 

Freehold 44, Keansburg 21

A pin by sophomore standout Nico Messina at 120 pounds started a five-bout winning streak were the Colonials (2-3) scored 22 points to pull away from the Titans (0-4).

Messina, the Region 6 runner-up at 106 pounds last season, pinned Kobi Ferrer in 3:00 to improve to 10-0 on the season. Dylan Ryan followed with a decision at 126 and Michael Gagliardio was awarded a forfeit at 132 pounds. A 9-1 major decision by Tony Dushku and a 4-2 decision by Keegan Roche closed out the run and opened a 26-6 advantage. Joe Petronelli won by at heavyweight for Freehold.

Ryan improved to 8-3 on the season while Dushku moved to 7-3.

Liam Riecks and Traevon Stevens each won by fall at 195 and 220 pounds, respectively, to improve to 4-0. Jesse Berescky won by fall at 113 pounds.

 

NONCONFERENCE

Cranford 46, Wall 26

The Crimson Knights' three hammers in the middle of the lineup recorded bonus points while Cole Meyer and Jacob Glantzman also won during a nonconference loss to the Cougars.

Kelly continued his scoring tear with a 24-9 technical fall victory over Kyell Roper at 152 pounds, giving him six technical falls on the season and a perfect 13-0 record. Junior Rob Kanniard won by fall at 170 pounds to improve to 13-0 and freshman Jake Whitworth also won by fall at 160 pounds to improve to 12-2. Meyer won by fall at 106 pounds and Glantzman won by decision at 126.

 

TUESDAY'S RESULT

NONDIVISIONAL

Shore 68, Monmouth 3

The Blue Devils (5-2) won the first 13 bouts, including seven by fall, to overwhelm the Falcons (2-6) and pick up a nondivisional victory.

Freshman Jack Maida improved to 11-1 with a pin at 106 pounds and junior Matt Klemser won by fall at 113 pounds to up his record to 10-1. Balint Bognar, Gabe Pesh, Jarrett Weir, Cade Torres and Mike Rosati also won by fall for Shore.

Ricky Voss picked up Monmouth's lone with by outlasting Taylor Sousa, 3-2 in ultimate tiebreaker, at 220 pounds.

 

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