2020 All-Shore Wrestling Final Vote Winners
The All-Shore Final Vote is complete and after over 16,000 votes cast, we now have our last 15 members of the 2020 Shore Sports Network All-Shore Wrestling Team. Below are the wrestlers voted to be named to the All-Shore teams along with one staff selection.
Blake Tarnowski, Jr., Ocean
Tarnowski went 26-9 and was the runner-up at both the District 24 and Region 6 Tournaments to qualify for the NJSIAA Championships. He also helped Ocean repeat as Central Jersey Group 3 state sectional champions and claim the District 24 team title for the fourth straight season.
David Rubin, Jr., Matawan
Rubin set a single-season program record for wins by going 37-9 and reaching the second round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Championships. Rubin was fourth at the Region 5 Tournament, second at District 19 and third at the Shore Conference Tournament. He will enter his season year with 87 career victories.
Jack Maida, Jr., Shore
Maida was a district champ, region runner-up and Shore Conference Tournament medalist during a junior year where he went 40-5. Maida repeated as District 20 champion and was then runner-up at Region 5 to eventual state champion Dean Peterson of St. John Vianney. Maida was third at the Shore Conference Tournament behind state finalists Peterson and Brick Memorial’s Vincent Santaniello. He reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. Maida will enter his season year with 120 career wins, which is third on Shore’s all-time wins list.
Kamrin O’Neil, Jr., Matawan
O’Neil posted a 36-7 record and reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Championships. He was also the District 19 runner-up and the Region 5 runner-up, reaching the region final as the No. 8 seed.
Zach Vasile, Jr., Marlboro
Vasile went 34-10, was a district and region runner-up and reached the second round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Championships. He finished second at the District 19 Tournament and then placed second at the Region 5 Tournament. Vasile will enter his senior season with 73 career victories.
Logan Waller, Jr., Colts Neck
Waller was a Shore Conference Tournament champion, a District 22 champion and a Region 6 runner-up in a junior season where he went 38-4. Waller became the first SCT champion in program history and then won his second district title to help Colts Neck claim its first district team title. He reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Championships. All four of Waller’s losses came to state medalists: two to Long Branch’s Ryan Zimmerman (4th in the state), one to Southern’s Eddie Hummel (3rd in the state) and once to Paulsboro’s Jacob-Eli Perez (5th in the state). The three All-Shore 138-pounders ahead of Waller were each state medalists (Hummel, Zimmerman and Shore’s Al DeSantis [7th]). Waller will enter his season year with 90 career wins.
Jesse Bowers, Sr., Point Beach
Bowers went 33-4, won a District 23 title and placed fifth at the Region 6 Tournament. Along the way he helped Point Beach win the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 1 state sectional title and the Class B Central division title. Bowers had 113 wins during his career to finish fourth on Point Beach’s all-time wins list.
Ryan Carey, Sr., Long Branch
Carey finished with a 34-7 record and qualified for the NJSIAA Championships where he reached the second round of wrestlebacks. Carey was second at the District 23 Tournament where he helped the Green Wave capture the team title and was third at the Region 6 Tournament. Carey finished his career with 82 wins.
Sabino Portella, Fr., Red Bank Catholic
Portella was one of the top freshmen in the Shore Conference and finished one win short of a state medal to cap a great postseason. Portella went 35-6 and won the Region 6 title as the No. 8 seed to become RBC’s first region champion since 1983. He was second at the District 22 Tournament. At the NJSIAA Championships, Portella reached the fourth round of wrestlebacks to finish top 12 in New Jersey.
Anthony Bailey, Sr., Raritan
Bailey went 20-9, was a District 21 runner-up and placed fourth in Region 6 to qualify for the NJSIAA Championships. Bailey won 45 career bouts as a two-year starter and was a two-time district runner-up
Jake Whitworth, Jr., Wall
Despite missing the first month of the season with an injury, Whitworth went 30-5 and finished sixth at the NJSIAA Championships. Whitworth medaled in all four major tournaments this season, placing third at the Shore Conference Tournament, winning a District 21 title, finishing third at the Region 6 Tournament and then climbing the podium in Atlantic City. The district title was the third of his career. Whitworth will enter his season year with 93 career wins.
182 (Staff pick)
Jason Sherlock, Sr., Point Beach
Sherlock placed seventh at the NJSIAA Championships in a deep 182-pound weight class that featured five state medalists from the Shore Conference. Sherlock set a single-season program wins record with a 39-6 mark and won his second district title as the District 23 champion. Sherlock also finished second at the Region 6 Tournament and was fourth at the Shore Conference Tournament. His win by fall in the penultimate bout sent Point Beach to its first win over rival Point Boro since 1998. He also helped the Garnet Gulls win the Central Jersey Group 1 sectional title and the Class B Central division title. Sherlock concluded his career with 108 wins.
Ken Koenig, Sr., Colts Neck
Koenig went 34-10, won district and region titles, finished third at the Shore Conference Tournament and reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Championships. Koenig won his first district title to help the Cougars claim the District 22 team title, the first for the program. He then won his first Region 6 title to become the fifth region champ in program history. Koenig finished his career with 98 wins.
Kevin Lind, Sr., Raritan
Lind was a District 21 champion and finished third in Region 6 as the No. 7 seed to qualify for the NJSIAA Championships. He finished the season with a 28-11 record and won 43 bouts as a two-year starter.
Joe Teresi, Jr., Ocean
Teresi finished the season with a 39-5 record and was a District 24 champion and a Region 6 champion. The district title was his second and the region title was his first. Teresi reached the second round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Championships. His efforts helped the Spartans repeat as Central Jersey Group 3 state sectional champions and win their fourth straight District 24 team title. Teresi will enter his senior year with 87 wins.
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