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RUMSON -- The Rumson-Fair Haven wrestling program has never won an NJSIAA state sectional championship. The Bulldogs will get another chance at history thanks to their performance on Monday night.

Rumson, the No. 2 seed in the Central Jersey Group 2 section, wrestled its way back to the championship bout by defeating No. 7 seed Delran in the quarterfinals and No. 3 seed Point Boro in the semifinals to advance to its second straight sectional final. The Bulldogs will travel to face top-seeded Raritan on Wednesday in the Central Jersey Group 2 sectional championship match.

In its 44-30 victory over Point Boro in the semifinals, Rumson received pins from Julian Duque, Cole Pangborn, Evan Ridgeway, Aidan Shaughnessy, Shay Addison, Conor Delany, and Hudson Skove to win eight of the 14 bouts. Ryan Boyer won by decision at 165 pounds.

For Addison, his win by fall over Tyler Criscuolo in the first period served as his 100th career victory. The Arizona State signee is the seventh wrestler in program history to reach 100 career wins and also joins his brother, Nick, in the 100-win club. Nick Addison is RFH's all-time wins leader with 139 and is currently a junior at Stanford University. Their older brother, Theo, was also a standout wrestler for the Bulldogs.

Point Boro jumped out to a 9-0 lead when freshman Joey DeAngelo won by 4-2 decision over fellow freshman Walker Skove at 106 pounds DeAngelo had a cradle locked in three times but could never get Skove completely over for back points. Skove actually scored a reversal when he freed his arm from the cradle hold late in the second period. At 113 pounds, Point Boro freshman Frankie Burgio pinned Alexander West in 42 seconds.

The early deficit was quickly erased by Rumson thanks to four consecutive pins by Duque at 120, Pangborn at 126, Ridgway at 132, and Shaughnessy at 138, giving the Bulldogs. 24-9 lead through six bouts.

Point Boro received six points at 144 pounds via a forfeit/disqualification. Rumson sent out Shane Sullivan to face Ryan Acquisto but because Sullivan weighed in at 132 pounds he was ineligible to wrestle at any weight above 138.

At 150, Jacob Messano delivered a quick pin to cut Rumson's lead to 24-21. Then, at 157, Jack Thompson won by 8-4 decision over Nick Costello in a matchup of ranked wrestlers (Thompson No. 7 at 150, Costello No. 7 at 157). Rumson was also deducted one team point for unsportsmanlike conduct levied against Costello at the conclusion of the bout, which gave Point Boro a 24-23 lead with five bouts left.

Rumson, however, was still in the driver's seat with three of its standouts yet to wrestle. Boyer lost out on a major decision when a penalty point was given to his opponent in the final seconds, but his 12-6 decision put Rumson ahead for good, 26-24. Addison followed with a pin at 175 and Delaney clinched the match with a pin early in the second period.

Skove put the finishing touches on the victory with a pin at 215 pounds before Rumson forfeited the final bout at heavyweight.

 

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Rumson-Fair Haven vs. Point Boro Wrestling (CJ-2 Semifinals)

 

Box Scores

Semifinal

2-Rumson-Fair Haven 44, 3-Point Boro 30

106
Joseph DeAngelo (Point Boro) over Walker Skove (Rumson-Fair Haven) (Dec 4-2)
113
Frankie Burgio (Point Boro) over Alexander West (Rumson-Fair Haven) (Fall 0:42)
120
Julian Duque (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Jared Drewes (Point Boro) (Fall 0:39)
126
Cole Pangborn (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Matt Modrezcki (Point Boro) (Fall 1:32)
132
Evan Ridgway (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Ryan Aurin (Point Boro) (Fall 3:24)
138
Aidan Shaughnessy (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Sam Scaturro (Point Boro) (Fall 1:31)
144
Ryan Acquisto (Point Boro) over Shane Sullivan (Rumson-Fair Haven) (DQ)
150
Jacob Messano (Point Boro) over William Grossarth (Rumson-Fair Haven) (Fall 0:47)
157
Jack Thompson (Point Boro) over Nick Costello (Rumson-Fair Haven) (Dec 8-4)
165
Ryan Boyer (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Sean Ennas (Point Boro) (Dec 12-6)
175
Shay Addison (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Tyler Criscuolo (Point Boro) (Fall 1:09)
190
Conor Delaney (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Brett Leschinski (Point Boro) (Fall 2:17)
215
Hudson Skove (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Justin Krosnicki (Point Boro) (Fall 1:41)
285
Luke Wilson (Point Boro) over Unknown (For.)

 

 

Quarterfinals

2-Rumson-Fair Haven 57, 7-Delran 21

285
Nicholas Dugan (Delran) over Matthew Smith (Rumson-Fair Haven) (Fall 4:39)
106
Walker Skove (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Unknown (For.)
113
Justin Scotton (Delran) over Alexander West (Rumson-Fair Haven) (SV-1 9-7)
120
Julian Duque (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Paul Pereira (Delran) (Fall 2:59)
126
Cole Pangborn (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Sean Meldrum (Delran) (Fall 1:44)
132
Evan Ridgway (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Andrew Siemien (Delran) (Fall 0:47)
138
Aidan Shaughnessy (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Ayden Conard (Delran) (Fall 1:54)
144
Drew Roskos (Delran) over Unknown (For.)
150
Jared Scotton (Delran) over Orson deCarvalho (Rumson-Fair Haven) (Fall 1:10)
157
Nick Costello (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Luke Theis (Delran) (Dec 5-1)
165
Ryan Boyer (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Unknown (For.)
175
Shay Addison (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Unknown (For.)
190
Hudson Skove (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Unknown (For.)
215
Conor Delaney (Rumson-Fair Haven) over Unknown (For.)

 

3-Point Boro 54, 6-Middlesex 15

285
Luke Wilson (Point Boro) over Jason Scott (Middlesex) (Fall 1:05)
106
Kevin Beck (Middlesex) over Joseph DeAngelo (Point Boro) (Dec 7-5)
113
Jared Drewes (Point Boro) over Steve Limaymanta Perez (Middlesex) (Fall 3:32)
120
Frankie Burgio (Point Boro) over Unknown (For.)
126
Matt Modrezcki (Point Boro) over Sam Kleiber (Middlesex) (Dec 10-4)
132
Ryan Aurin (Point Boro) over Jacob Platten (Middlesex) (Fall 0:45)
138
Sam Scaturro (Point Boro) over Luke Shealy (Middlesex) (Fall 0:56)
144
Ryan Acquisto (Point Boro) over Alfred Platten (Middlesex) (Dec 7-4)
150
Jack Thompson (Point Boro) over RJ Stradling (Middlesex) (Dec 4-0)
157
Nick D`Alessio (Middlesex) over Braden Pratt (Point Boro) (Fall 1:00)
165
Yanni Mitossis (Middlesex) over Sean Ennas (Point Boro) (Fall 3:41)
175
Tyler Criscuolo (Point Boro) over Dakota Clark (Middlesex) (Fall 1:13)
190
Brett Leschinski (Point Boro) over Brandon Cepeda (Middlesex) (Dec 8-4)
215
Justin Krosnicki (Point Boro) over Luka Geneo (Middlesex) (Fall 1:47)

 

 

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