Friday Wrestling Scoreboard, 12/22/17
CLASS A SOUTH
The Mustangs won 10 of 14 bouts and received bonus points from David Szuba, Sam Williams, Vincent Santaniello and Michael Richardson to defeat the Mariners
CLASS B NORTH
Ryan Zimmerman defeated Tyler Klinsky, 7-4 at 113 pounds, with a reversal and back points in the closing seconds deliver a huge victory that propelled the Green Wave to a critical early-season division victory over the Lions.
Long Branch also received an important win at heavyweight where Kevin Cerruti defeated Austin Dewise, 3-1, with a takedown with eight seconds left. At 132 pounds, Stiviny Silva delivered a 4-2 decision over Nate Pujols.Louie Saez opened the match with a technical fall over Nico Scerbo at 160 pounds.
For Middletown North, Nicko Cofone defeated Pete Wersinger, 6-3 at 195 pounds, to start a string where the Lions won four of six bouts to take the lead. Jacob Anderson won by fall at 220 pounds, Thomas O'Keefe won by fall at 106 pounds and Fred Luchs pinned Rey Guzman at 120 to give Middletown North a 21-18 lead.
Long Branch won the next three bouts, however, with Chris Dean winning by fall at 126, Silva winning at 132 and Ryan Carey taking a major decision at 138 pounds. Middletown North's Mike Puzo defeated Nick Luhn, 4-1 at 145 pounds, but by Luhn not getting pinned it clinched the match for the Green Wave and moved the one step closer to a division title.
CLASS B CENTRAL
Ben Sabo defeated Vinnie Scollo, 5-2 at 120 pounds, to kick-start the Panthers winning six of the first seven bouts to win in impressive fashion over the Jaguars. Point Boro won nine of 14 bouts.
Jake Magley at 132 and Anthony Bonavito at heavyweight each won by fall while Spencer Robinson produced a technical fall at 145 pounds. Francis Marshall defeated Ryan Bohringer, 11-7 at 160 pounds in another key bout.
Carsten DiGiantomasso defeated Ty Bailey, 5-3, at 138 pounds and Dave Lemay topped Gabe Fattizzi, 7-1 at 220 pounds, to highlight Jackson's wins.
Justin Schifter defeated Romeo Willis, 5-4 at 106 pounds, in the final bout of the match to give the Patriots a victory over the Lions.
Avery Clarke, Mike Cenname and Kyle Hillermeier each won by fall for Freehold Township to help forge the decisive edge in a 7-7 split on bouts won.
Josh Bollard and Mason Kruse each won by fall for Jackson Liberty while Chavis Coleman won by technical fall.
The Rebels wrestled several backups and still won 13 of 14 bouts with wins by fall in eight of them to overpower the Trojans.
The Blue Devils won nine of 14 bouts and received pins from Ian Smith, Jarrett Weir, Jack Maida, Matt Klemser and Brad Smuro to take down the Irish. Michael McGee won by major decision.
Jonathan Mora, Richie Cosgrove, Anthony Firneno, Sean DeCoursey, Jacob Konstantoulas and Christian Malta each won by fall as the Dragons took 11 of 14 bouts and dispatched of the Mustangs.
St. Peter's Prep's Micahel Kelly, the state eighth-place finisher at 120 pounds last season, defeated Joey King, 1-0 at 126 pounds, in the feature bout of the night. King was a state qualifier and reached the fourth round of wrestlebacks last season.