With the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association announcing on Monday that it will sponsor an individual wrestling state tournament in 2021, it's time to take a look at the returning state qualifiers for the 2021 season.

The Shore Conference is a wrestling powerhouse in one of the best states for wrestling in the entire country, and should once again have several championship contenders.

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Brick Memorial

Vincent Santaniello, Sr. (NJ-2nd at 120; NJ-3rd at 113 in 2019; NJ-8th at 106 in 2018)

David Szuba, Sr. (NJ-2nd at 195; three-time qualifier)

Anthony Santaniello, So., (NJ-2nd at 106)

Evan Tallmadge, Jr. (NJ-4th at 106; two-time qualifier at Brick Township)

Ryan Smith, Jr. (NJ-WB2 at 132)

Lucas Torre (NJ-WB1 at Point Boro at 106)

 

Christian Brothers Academy

Garrett Totten, Jr. (NJ-7th at 113; two-time qualifier at Northern Burlington)

Julian George, So. (NJ-WB4 at 126)

Tyler Barrett (NJ-WB3 at 145)

Sebastiano Nini, Sr. (NJ-WB1 at 120)

Zander Silva, So. (NJ-WB1 at 132)

 

Colts Neck

Logan Waller, Sr., (NJ-WB2 at 138; two-time qualifier)

Joe Barsky, Sr. (NJ-WB1 at 160)

 

Freehold

Angelo Messina, So. (NJ-WB3 at 106)

 

Howell

Neiko Malone, Sr., (NJ-WB2 at 126; two-time qualifier)

Paul Jakub, Sr., (Did not participate in 2020 postseason; NJ-WB2 at 152 in 2019; two-time qualifier)

Colin Bradshaw, So., (NJ-WB1 at 113)

 

Jackson Memorial

Luke Temple, Jr. (NJ-WB1 at 120)

 

Lacey

Brady Carter, Jr. (NJ-WB2 at 106 in 2019; Injured in 2020)

Vincent Ceglie, Sr. (NJ-WB1 at 220 in 2019; DNQ in 2020)

 

Manalapan

Gavin Claro, Sr. (NJ-WB4 at 195; two-time qualifier)

 

Marlboro

Zach Vasile, Sr. (NJ-WB2 at 132)

 

Matawan

Kamrin O'Neill, Sr. (NJ-WB3 at 126)

David Rubin, Sr. (NJ-WB2 at 113)

 

Middletown South

Jack Zaleski, So. (NJ-5th at 106)

David Hussey, So. (NJ-WB1 at 120)

 

Ocean

Joe Teresi, Sr. (NJ-WB2 at 285; two-time qualifier)

Demetri Poniros, Sr. (NJ-WB2 at 113)

Blake Tarnowski, Sr. (NJ-WB1 at 106)

Jared Tracey, Jr. (NJ-WB1 at 160)

 

Point Beach

Riley Simon, Sr. (NJ-WB1 at 132)

 

Red Bank Catholic

Sabino Portella, So. (NJ-WB4 at 160)

 

Rumson-Fair Haven

Jack Kelly, Sr. (NJ-5th at 170)

Shay Addison, Jr. (NJ-5th at 160)

Max Brignola, Sr. (NJ-8th at 145)

Tyler Brignola, Sr. (NJ-WB1 at 152)

Aidan Shaughnessy, Jr. (NJ-WB2 at 113)

 

St. John Vianney

Dean Peterson, Sr. (NJ-1st at 120; NJ-1st at 113 in 2019; NJ-2nd at 106 in 2018)

Blake Clayton, Sr. (NJ-3rd at 182; two-time qualifier)

Harrison Gordon, Sr. (NJ-WB3 at 106 at Marlboro)

Nico Diaz, Jr. (NJ-WB2 at 126; two-time qualifier)

Joseph Giordano, So. (NJ-WB2 at 106)

 

Shore

Jack Maida, Sr. (NJ-WB3; NJ-6th at 106 in 2019; three-time qualifier)

Mike McGhee, Sr. (NJ-WB2 at 145; two-time qualifier)

 

Southern

Eddie Hummel, Sr. (NJ-3rd at 138; NJ-6th at 126 in 2019 at Roselle Park)

Conor Collins, So. (NJ-WB4 at 106)

Matt Brielmeier, Sr. (NJ-WB2 at 126)

Cole Velardi, So. (NJ-WB2 at 152)

 

Toms River East

Michael Conklin, Sr. (NJ-WB4 at 132; three-time qualifier)

Joe McCullough, Jr. (NJ-WB1 at 126)

 

Toms River North

John O'Donnell, Sr. (NJ-WB3 at 285)

 

Wall

Jacob Whitworth, Sr. (NJ-6th at 182; two-time qualifier)

Nick Zamaloff, Sr. (NJ-WB1 at 145)

Brendan Newbury, Sr. (NJ-WB1 at 170)

 

 

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