Class A North

No. 2 Howell 57, Freehold 18

Seniors Anthony Pozsonyi (160) and Ryan Demian (Hwt) and junior Frank Leonardis (170) each recorded pins as the Rebels (1-0, 1-0) began their quest for a 10th straight division title by routing the Colonials (0-1, 0-1).


Class A South

No. 3 Brick Memorial 45, No. 10 Toms River North 22

Senior Cliff Ruggiero's pin of Dylan DaSilva at 170 pounds capped a five-bout winning streak that included three straight wins by fall as the Mustangs dominated the middle weights in a season-opening win over the Mariners. Sophomores Gianni Ghione (120) and Nick Rivera (Hwt), and seniors Luis Bocalman (126), Alec Donovan (152) and Rob Ruggiero (160) also recorded pins.

120: Gianni Ghione (BM) p. Carlos Roche 1:21

126: Luis Bocalman (BM) p. Mike Johns 3:30

132: Pat O'Donnell (TRN) d. Jose Bocalman 5-4

138: Luke Vescovi (BM) d. Vinny Fichera 5-1

145: Anthony Mitchell (BM) d. Ryan O'Donnell 6-0

152: Alec Donovan (BM) p. Mike DeGennaro 4:29

160: Rob Ruggiero (BM) p. Anthony Conception 1:26

170: Cliff Ruggiero (BM) p. Dylan DaSilva 1:25

182: Tyler MacLaine (TRN) md. Joe Stowers 10-1

195: Bob Mitler (BM) d. Alex Scherer 1-0

220: Mike Siwiec (TRN) d. Connor Owen 3-1

Hwt: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Andres Espinosa 2:40

106: Shawn Kurinzi (TRN) p. Chris Lawrence 1:23

113: Ricky Diaz (TRN) by forfeit

Records: at Brick Memorial (1-0, 1-0); Toms River North (0-1, 0-1).


Class B Central

Shore 57, Asbury Park 12

Junior Alex Johnson by fall at 152 pounds to begin the season 4-0 with four pins as the Blue Devils (1-0, 1-0) topped the Blue Bishops (0-1, 0-1).


Class B South

Point Boro 57, Pinelands 18

The Panthers (1-0, 1-0) won nine of 12 contested bouts, including five pins, to open their division schedule with a victory over the Wildcats (0-1, 0-1). Senior 132 Dan Nobbs improved to 4-1 with a pin and junior Gene Franceschini moved to 3-1 with a fall at 170. Pinelands seniors Tom Poklikuha (152) and Mike Heck (113) each improved to 3-1 with wins by fall.



Colts Neck 69, Keansburg 12

The Cougars (1-0) won by fall in seven of their eight victories in contested bouts to cruise to a nonconference win over the Titans (0-1). Five of the pins came in the first period, including a fall in 18 seconds by sophomore Ben Sammarco at 120 pounds. Keansburg Senior Tyree Sutton, the sixth-place finisher at 195 pounds in last season's state tournament, improved to 4-0 with a pin at 220 pounds. Dan Bauman also won by fall at heavyweight for the Titans.



No. 5 Brick 58, Cherry Hill West 13

The Dragons (1-0) won 10 of 13 contested bouts and recorded seven pins to open the season with authority against the visiting Lions (0-1). Seniors Will Scott (160), Kyle Wojtaszek (170) and Dean Sherry (195) all won by fall to improved to 4-0.


Point Beach 62, J.P. Stevens 15

The Garnet Gulls (1-0) won eight of 11 contested bouts to dominate the visiting Hawks (0-1). Point Beach had six wrestlers win by fall, including first-period pins by senior Jake Fioretti at 182 pounds, freshman Aiden Kelly at 113 and junior John FInnerty at 132.