Shore Sports Network is proud to unveil its 2019 All-Shore teams and season-ending award winners featuring the top performers from the 2018-2019 Shore Conference wrestling season.

Scroll down for bios and pictures of the First Team All-Shore selections and write-ups on the second and third team selections.

*Final standings*

*Final Top 10*

*Wrestler of the Year*

*Coach of the Year*

SHORE SPORTS NETWORK 2019 ALL-SHORE WRESTLING TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

106 - Tyler Klinsky, Jr., Middletown North

Photo by Richard O'Donnell.

Klinsky went 43-1 with 15 pins and 16 technical falls and reached the NJSIAA 106-pound state final, becoming Middletown North’s first state finalist since 1974. Along the way, he won a Shore Conference Tournament title, captured the District 22 title for his third district championship and won the Region 6 Tournament for his third region championship. He also won the title at the prestigious Mustang Classic Tournament. Klinsky was dominant against Shore Conference competition and was unscored upon heading into the quarterfinals of the state tournament. He will enter his senior season with a 120-14 career record, giving him a chance to break the Shore Conference single-season wins record of 165 set this season by Wall’s Rob Kanniard. Klinsky is also set up to become the seventh four-time region champion in Shore Conference history. He finished the season ranked No. 19 in the nation by FloWrestling.

 

113 - Dean Peterson, So., St. John Vianney

Photo by Richard O'Donnell.

Peterson completed an undefeated sophomore season to win the NJSIAA 113-pound title and become St. John Vianney’s first state champion. Peterson went 35-0 with 17 pins and allowed just two offensive points all season. Along the way, he won his second Shore Conference Tournament and district (D17) titles and secured his first region title by winning Region 5. Peterson also won his second Mustang Classic title. Peterson defeated Delbarton’s Nico Nardone, 7-2, in the state semifinals before defeating Emerson/Park Ridge’s Nick Babin, 3-2, in the state championship match. Peterson is 71-2 for his career and is currently ranked fifth in the nation by InterMat and sixth by FloWrestling.

 

120 - Vincent Scollo, Sr., Jackson Memorial

Photo by Richard O'Donnell.

Scollo caught fire at the end of the season to win his first region title and place seventh at the NJSIAA Tournament. After losing to Eastern’s Dainon Kappes in the District 28 final, Scollo earned revenge with a 4-0 win in the Region 7 semifinals and then defeated Seneca’s Hunter Nixon, 5-1, to win the region title. Scollo reached the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Tournament before losing 3-0 to Delbarton two-time state champion Andrew Clark but came back with a 5-4 win over Timber Creek’s Nicholas Digiacomo to clinch a top-eight finish. In the seventh-place bout, Scollo defeated Sparta’s Spencer Stewart, 3-2. Scollo also won a Shore Conference Tournament title and helped the Jaguars win the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 4 team title. Scollo was 38-9 this season and finished his Jaguars tenure with a 96-23 record. He will continue his career at Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia.

 

126 - Michael Conklin, So., Toms River East

Photo by Richard O'Donnell.

Conklin won district and region titles, finished second at the Shore Conference Tournament and reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament. At the SCT, Conklin finished second to Howell’s Neiko Malone in a wild 13-11 bout but earned payback in the District 25 final when he pinned Malone on his way to winning his second district title. Conklin then won the Region 7 title for his first region title. He won two bouts at the state tournament before his bid for a state medal came to an end. Conklin finished the season with a 41-4 record, including 24 pins,  and will take a 76-13 record into his junior year.

 

132 - Hunter Gutierrez, Sr., Lacey

Photo by Richard O'Donnell.

Gutierrez finished 35-7 with 25 pins and reached the fourth round of wrestlebacks to finish in the top 12 at the NJSIAA Tournament. He was second at the Shore Conference Tournament, second in District 26 and third in Region 7. Gutierrez had a storied career at Lacey and finished as the program’s all-time wins leader with a 137-20 record. He was a four-time state qualifier, including finishing fifth at 106 pounds as a sophomore, and was a two-time region champion and four-time medalist and a three-time district champion and four-time medalist. Gutierrez also won an SCT title as a junior and was a two-time finalist. He will continue his career at Stevens Institute of Technology.

 

138 - Darby Diedrich, Sr., Howell

Photo by Richard O'Donnell.

Diedrich went 38-4 and won his second Shore Conference Tournament title, fourth district title and third region title before reaching the fourth round of wrestlebacks to finish in the top 12 at the NJSIAA Tournament. He defeated Lacey’s Hunter Gutierrez, 7-1, to repeat as SCT champion and then won the District 25 title to join Zac Cunliffe and Kyle Slendorn as four-time district champs in Howell program history. He also joined Cunliffe as a three-time region champion when he defeated Camden Catholic’s Anthony Croce, 4-3, in the Region 7 final. HIs bid for a second career state medal came to an end when he was defeated by Delsea’s Tim Spatola, 5-3 in overtime, in the blood round of the NJSIAA Tournament. Diedrich finished his career with a 156-21 record to rank second all-time in wins at Howell and fifth all-time in Shore Conference history. He will head to the Ivy League and continue his career at Brown University.

 

145 - Nick Boggiano, Sr., Toms River North

(Photo by Richard O'Donnell).

Boggiano finished eighth at the NJSIAA Tournament and also won a Shore Conference Tournament title while finishing the season with a 41-7 record that included 23 wins by fall. He lost in the pre-quarterfinal round of the state tournament but won three consecutive bouts to clinch a top-eight finish. He beat Paulsboro’s Gabe Onorato for the third time this season, 3-0, in the blood round. He defeated Colts Neck’s Luke Rada, 9-4, in the third round of wrestlebacks. Boggiano also defeated Rada, 5-1, to win the 145-pound title at the Shore Conference Tournament. He finished second to Onorato in the District 26 Tournament but beat him twice in the Region 7 Tournament - once in the quarterfinals and again in the third-place bout. During the regular season, he helped the Mariners earn victories over Southern and Jackson Memorial to win the Class A South division title for the first time in program history. He will enter his senior season with 108 career victories.

 

152 - Nick O’Connell, Sr., Southern

Photo by Richard O'Donnell.

O’Connell was the 152-pound state runner-up at the NJSIAA Tournament and was 40-1 on the season. He was Southern’s first state finalist since 2011. Along the way he won his second district title and second region title and helped Southern win the NJSIAA Group 5 state title. After winning a District 29 title, O’Connell defeated St. Augustine’s Connor Kraus, 7-4, to win a Region 8 title. He defeated Phillipsburg’s Cody Harrison, 4-3, in the state semifinals for his second win over Harrison this season (11-3 during the regular season) before falling to Pope John’s Robert Garcia in the state final. O’Connell compiled a 104-15 record at Southern in three years as a starter and will continue his career in the Ivy League at Cornell University.

 

160 - Rob Kanniard, Sr., Wall

Photo by Richard O'Donnell.

The 2019 Shore Sports Network Wrestler of the Year, Kanniard turned in a flawless senior season that culminated with him winning the 160-pound NJSIAA title and becoming the Shore Conference’s all-time wins leader. In going 46-0 with 25 pins and 10 technical falls, Kanniard went unscored upon the entire season and won all but two bouts (state quarterfinals and state final) by major decision or better. He won by 9-4 decision over DePaul junior Connor O’Neil in the state final. He won the Region 6 title for the third time to join Nick Roy and Brett Donner as three-time region champs for Wall and won a District 21 championship to join Blaine Woszczak as Wall’s four-time district champions. Kanniard also repeated as Shore Conference Tournament champion. He was a four-time state qualifier, three-time medalist and two-time finalist. He finished his career with a 165-10 record. Six of those losses came during his freshman year. Kanniard finished the season ranked sixth in the nation by InterMat and 10th by FloWrestling. He will continue his career at Rutgers University.

 

170 - Shane Reitsma, Jr., Howell

Photo by Richard O'Donnell.

Reitsma went 42-2 and was the 170-pound state runner-up at the NJSIAA Tournament during a sensational junior season. He was undefeated against New Jersey opponents until falling to Paulsboro’s Brandon Green, 13-9, in the state final. Reitsma’s other loss came during the prestigious Powerade Tournament but he was able to avenge that defeat later in the tournament to take third. Reitsma won a Shore Conference Tournament title, captured his third district title and won his second region title by beating Green, 6-4, in the Region 7 final. He finished the season ranked No. 19 in the nation by FloWrestling. With a 123-10 career record entering his senior season, Reitsma has a chance to break the Shore Conference’s all-time wins record of 165 set this season by Wall’s Rob Kanniard. He is verbally committed to Rider University.

 

182 - Nick Addison, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Photo by Richard O'Donnell.

Arguably the greatest wrestler in program history, Addison went 42-2 with 25 pins and finished fourth at the NJSIAA Tournament for the second year in a row. He also won the District 18 title to join Patrick Berger as Rumson’s three-time district champions. He then won the Region 5 title to pick up his first region championship. Addison entered the state tournament undefeated but fell to Colonia’s John Poznanski, 5-2, in the semifinals. He defeated Kittatinny’s Zach Mafaro in the consolation semifinals before losing to Paulsboro’s Santino Morina in the third-place bout. Addison set the program’s single-season (42) and career (139) wins records and finished with a 139-21 overall mark. He will continue his career at Stanford University.

 

195 - Jacob Anderson, Sr., Middletown North

Photo by Richard O'Donnell.

Re-aggravating a shoulder injury during the Shore Conference Tournament had Anderson’s postseason status in doubt, but the Lions senior was able to get healthy and wrestle his way onto the podium in Atlantic City. Anderson won the District 22 title for his second district crown and then captured his first region title by winning Region 6. He reached the semifinals at the NJSIAA Tournament where he fell to Paramus’s Kyle Jacob and was then defeated by Delbarton’s Luke Chakonis in the consolation semifinals, but was able to regroup and win his final high school match with a 4-2 win over Rancocas Valley’s Drew Bowker to finish fifth. Anderson went 34-5 on the season with 22 pins and was also a runner-up at both the SCT and Mustang Classic. Anderson concluded his career with an 85-31 record.

 

220 - Billy Borowsky, Sr., Point Boro

Photo by Richard O'Donnell.

Borowsky went 38-3 with 21 pins, won Shore Conference and District 23 titles and reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament to close out a standout career with the Panthers. Borowsky defeated Red Bank Catholic’s Steve Cmielewski in the SCT semifinals and then beat Toms River North’s John O’Donnell in the final to become Point Boro’s first Shore Conference champion. After helping Point Boro clinch the Class B South division title, Borowsky remained undefeated through the District 23 Tournament where he came away with his second title. He was second to Bordentown/Florence’s Jajuan Hayes at the Region 6 Tournament and then won two bouts in Atlantic City before his season ended in the wrestle back round 3. Borowsky finished his career as a two-time state qualifier, two-time Region 6 medal-winner and a two-time district champion and four-time medal winner. His 112 career victories are fourth all-time at Point Boro. Borowsky will enter the United States Marine Corps upon high school graduation.

 

285 - Paul Liseno, Sr., St. John Vianney

Photo by Richard O'Donnell.

After an injury during the Region 5 Tournament prematurely ended his junior year, Liseno came back with a vengeance in 2019 to finish seventh in the state. Liseno began his season by placing seventh at the powerful Beast of the East Tournament and then winning his second Mustang Classic title. He was second at the Sam Cali Memorial Invitational before cruising to his second straight Shore Conference Tournament title. He won his third district title by defeating Franklin’s Marcus Estevez, 14-9, in the District 17 final. He finished second in the Region 5 Tournament to qualify for his first NJSIAA Tournament. In Atlantic City, Liseno won his first two bouts to reach the quarterfinals but was eliminated from the championship bracket via a 6-4 loss to Estevez. He rebounded to pin Don Bosco. Prep’s Jonathan Alvarado and clinch a state medal, and polished off his career by pinning Overbrook’s Deshon Alexander in the seventh-place match. Liseno was 37-5 this season with 26 pins and finished his career with 116 career victories. Liseno is also a standout football player and a two-time SSN First Team All-Shore selection along the offensive line. He will continue his football career at Illinois State University.

 

SECOND TEAM

106 - Jack Maida, So., Shore

Maida went 41-5 with 25 pins and placed sixth at the NJSIAA Tournament to become Shore’s second sate medalist in program history and first since 2002. He also won a District 20 title and was second in Region 5 to the eventual state champion, Hunterdon Central’s Brett Ungar. Maida helped Shore win the Central Jersey Group 1 state sectional title for the first time in program history. He will enter his junior season with 80 career victories.

 

113 - Vincent Santaniello, So., Brick Memorial

Santaniello had a tremendous season in going 38-2 with 23 pins and placing third at the NJSIAA Tournament. His only two losses came to both state finalists - St. John Vianney state champion Dean Peterson and Emerson/Park Ridge’s Nick Babin. Santaniello won the Mustang Classic in December and then placed second to Peterson at the Shore Conference Tournament. He won the District 27 title for his second district championship and then won the Region 7 title for his first region championship. After losing to Babin in the state semifinals he defeated Belvidere’s Quinn Melofchick, 3-1 in sudden victory, to reach the third-place bout where he won a 9-4 thriller over Bergen Catholic’s Nick Kayal with a late five-point move. He is a two-time state medalist and will enter his junior season with 77 career wins.

 

120 - Nico Messina, Jr., Freehold

Messina went 34-6 with 18 pins, won district and region titles and reached the fourth round of wrestlebacks to finish in the top 12 at the NJSIAA Tournament. Messina won a Mustang Classic title and placed fourth at the Shore Conference Tournament at 126 pounds. He won the District 21 title for his third district crown and won his second Region 6 title to qualify for the state tournament for the third straight season. He and Shore Conference Hall of Famer Carlos Fontanez are the only wrestlers in program history to win three district titles and two region titles. Messina will begin his senior season with 102 wins and is nine away from breaking the program’s all-time mark of 110 held by Thomas Nulty.

 

126 - Ryan Zimmerman, Jr., Long Branch

Zimmerman won his first District 23 title and his first Region 6 championship to reach the state tournament for the third year in a row. He reached the second round of wrestlebacks in Atlantic City and finished the season with a 35-5 record, which included 22 pins. He was also second at the Mustang Classic. Zimmerman will enter his senior season with 106 career victories.

 

132 - Al DeSantis, Jr., Shore

DeSantis went 36-7 with his second district title and third straight trip to the NJSIAA Tournament. He won a District 20 championship to become Shore’s second two-time district champ and then finished fourth in Region 5. He reached the second round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. DeSantis was also a runner-up at the Shore Conference Tournament. He will begin his senior season with 113 victories, 20 shy of breaking the program’s all-time record of 132 held by Luke Bush.

 

138 - Alex Baran, Sr., Manalapan

Baran went 43-3 to set a new program single-season wins record and also set the Manalapan career wins record with 123. He won the Shore Conference Tournament and then captured a District 20 title, his second district crown, to enter the Region 5 Tournament undefeated. He finished second at regions to qualify for the NJSIAA Tournament for the third straight season and reached the third round of wrestlebacks in Atlantic City.

 

145 - Luke Rada, Jr., Colts Neck

Rada’s first season at Colts Neck after transferring from Howell saw him get back to the state tournament, win his first region title and claim his second district championship. Rada announced his presence by winning the Mustang Classic and being voted Outstanding Wrestler in December. He was second at the Shore Conference Tournament and then won the District 22 title. He followed that by winning the Region 6 championship to become Colts Neck’s third region champion. He reached the third round of wrestlebacks in Atlantic City. Rada was 38-3 on the season and will bring a 93-19 record into his senior season.

 

152 - Paul Santomarco, Sr., Manalapan

Santomarco turned it on at the end of the season to win his third district title, finish third in Region 5 and reach the fourth round of wrestlebacks to finish in the top 12 at the NJSIAA Tournament. In winning a District 20 title Santomarco became Manalapan’s seventh three-time district champion. After finishing third at regions to clinch his first trip to the state tournament, Santomarco won three bouts at Boardwalk Hall, including a wild 10-9 win over Howell’s Paul Jakub in the second round of wrestlebacks. He concluded his career with 118 wins to rank third all-time at Manalapan.

 

160 - Matt Benedetti, Jr., Manalapan

Benedetti reached the semifinals at the NJSIAA Tournament and finished sixth in the state to cap an impressive junior season. Along the way, he won his second district title by taking the District 20 championship and finished second in the Region 5 Tournament. He was also second at the Shore Conference Tournament in the 170-pound weight class. He finished the season with a 41-7 record and will enter his senior year with 103 wins, 21 away from breaking the program record of 123 set by teammate Alex Baran this season.

 

170 - John Stout, Sr., Southern

Stout was an upperweight hammer for the Rams who helped them win the NJSIAA Group 5 title for the second time in three seasons. Individually, Stout went 42-4 to set a new program single-season wins record while winning district and region titles and finishing in the top 12 at the NJSIAA Tournament. He placed first at the District 29 Tournament to win his second district crown and then repeated as Region 8 champion. He reached the quarterfinals at the state tournament but was eliminated in the fourth round of wrestlebacks. Stout finished high school with an 81-26 record and will head to the Ivy League to continue his career at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

182 - Christian Murphy, Sr., Howell

Murphy finished his high school career on the podium in Atlantic City as he ripped off three wins in the wrestlebacks to place seventh at the NJSIAA Tournament. Murphy lost to St. Augustine’s Mike Misita in the state pre-quarterfinals but exacted revenge by beating Misita in the seventh-place bout. Murphy also won his third district title (District 25) and finished second in the Region 6 Tournament. He was second at the Shore Conference Tournament and fifth at the prestigious Powerade Tournament. He finished the season with a 37-9 record and posted a career record of 128-33.

 

195 - Kyle Epperly, Jr., Jackson Memorial

After hitting a rough patch in the Region 7 Tournament and early in the NJSIAA Tournament, Epperly found his groove again to win four straight bouts and clinch a state medal, ultimately winning by 12-4 major decision over Eastern’s Anthony Franden to finish seventh in the state. Epperly finished first at the Sam Cali Memorial Invitational, won a Shore Conference Tournament title and claimed his second district title to enter the Region 7 Tournament undefeated, but he lost in the quarterfinals and then again in the third-place bout to enter the state tournament as the No. 26 seed. His outlook was bleak after losing his first bout but he found a way to regain his form to earn a spot on the podium. Epperly finished with a 43-4 record with 22 pins, setting a new program record for wins in a season. He also helped Jackson win the Central Jersey Group 4 state sectional title. Epperly will enter his senior season with 84 career wins.

 

220 - Steve Cmielewski, Sr., Red Bank Catholic

Cmielewski went 41-5 with 25 pins and reached the fourth round of wrestlebacks to finish in the top 12 at the NJSIAA Tournament. His 41 wins are a new single-season record for the Caseys. Cmielewski finished third at the Shore Conference Tournament, second in District 22 and third in Region 6 to reach the state tournament for the first time. He finished his career with an 86-30 record. Cmielewski is also an outstanding football player and was an SSN First Team All-Shore selection at linebacker after helping the Caseys with the Non-Public Group 3 state title. He will continue his football career at Stonehill College in Massachusetts.

 

285 - Kevin Cerruti, Sr., Long Branch

Cerruti went 35-3 with 19 pins, won his second Region 6 title and reached the state tournament for the third year in a row. He is the sixth wrestler in Long Branch history to win multiple region titles, joining Luke Skove, Juke Skove, Andrew Skove, Thomas Skove and Sam Cole. Cerruti was a District 23 champion also finished second at the Mustang Classic. A standout offensive lineman who helped Long Branch’s football team win a second straight Central Jersey Group 4 title, Cerruti was also an SSN First Team All-Shore selection on the gridiron. He will continue his football career at the University of Rhode Island.

 

THIRD TEAM

106 - Louie Gagliardo, Sr., Toms River North

In his first and only season in New Jersey, Gagliardo went 35-8, won District 26 and Region 7 titles and finished eighth at the NJSIAA Tournament. He was also fourth at the Shore Conference Tournament and helped Toms River North win the Class A South division title for the first time in program history. Gagliardo was a three-time Florida 3A state medalist before his family moved back to New Jersey prior to his senior year and accumulated over 180 wins during his high school career. He will continue his wrestling career at Southeastern University in Florida.

 

113 - Ryan Rosenthal, Jr., Toms River North

Rosenthal finished the season with a 39-8 record while placing second in District 26, third in Region 7 and top 12 at the NJSIAA Tournament by advancing to the fourth round of wrestlebacks. He was also third at the Shore Conference Tournament. Rosenthal will bring an 83-36 record into his senior year.

 

120 - Logan Waller, So., Colts Neck

Waller went 32-8, won a District 22 title and placed third at the Region 6 Tournament. He was also second at the Shore Conference Tournament. He was 3-2 against Middletown North’s Fred Luchs but lost their fifth and final matchup in the first round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament.

 

120 - Fred Luchs, Jr., Middletown North

Luchs went 35-11, finished second in District 21, fourth in Region 6 and third at the Shore Conference Tournament. He reached the third round of wrestlebacks in Atlantic City. He was 2-3 against Colts Neck’s Logan Waller but defeated Wall by fall in the first round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament.

 

126 - Michael Richardson, Jr., Brick Memorial

Richardson went 31-9 and won a District 27 title before finishing third in Region 7 and advancing to the second round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament. He pinned both Central’s Tyler Pepe and Howell’s Neiko Malone during the Region 7 wrestlebacks to clinch his first trip to the state tournament. He’ll enter his senior season with 64 career victories.

 

132 - Jack Nies, Jr., Ocean

Nies finished the season with a 35-8 record and finished second in District 24 and second in Region 6. Nies was also third at the Shore Conference Tournament and won the Mustang Classic. He played a major role in helping the Spartans win the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 3 title.

 

138 - Robert Woodcock, Jr., Southern

Woodcock won District 29 and Region 8 titles for the first time and reached the second round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. He finished the season with a 33-6 record and helped Southern win the NJSIAA Group 5 state title for the second time in three years. He got the edge over Rumson-Fair Haven’s Max Brignola for the third team spot thanks to a 6-2 victory when the two met in the first round of the NJSIAA Tournament.

 

145 - Nick Pepe, Sr., Southern

Pepe went 34-9, won a District 29 title, placed third in Region 8 and reached the fourth round of wrestlebacks to finish in the top 12 at the NJSIAA Tournament. He also helped Southern win the NJSIAA Group 5 title for the second time in three years. He finished his career with 87 career wins. Pepe will wrestle collegiately at Stevens Institute of Technology.

 

145 - Mike McGhee, So., Shore

McGhee had a breakout season by going 41-4, winning a District 20 title, placing third in the Region 5 Tournament and reaching the third round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament. He was also fourth at the Shore Conference Tournament and helped the Blue Devils win the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 1 state sectional title for the first time in program history. He will enter his junior year with a 74-13 career record.

 

152 - Paul Jakub, So., Howell

Jakub went 32-8 and won a Shore Conference Tournament title and a District 25 championship He was second in the Region 7 Tournament and reached the second round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament. He split bouts with Manalapan’s Paul Santomarco but Santomarco won when the two wrestled in the state tournament. Jakub will enter his junior season with a 66-15 career record.

 

152 - Carsten DiGiantomasso, Sr., Jackson Memorial

DiGiantomasso went 32-11, won a District 28 title and also helped the Jaguars win the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 4 state sectional title. He finished fourth at the Region 7 Tournament and reached the third round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament. He also placed second at the Shore Conference Tournament. He finished his career with 80 wins.

 

160 - Anthony Aquilano, Sr., Raritan

Aquilano went 36-8 with 27 pins (tied for the Shore Conference high) and reached the NJSIAA Tournament for the second time. He was third at the Shore Conference Tournament, second in District 21 and Region 6 (both to Wall’s Rob Kanniard, the 160-pound state champion) and advanced to the third round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. His 109 career victories are fifth all-time at Raritan.

 

170 - Blake Clayton, So., St. John Vianney

Clayton went 29-12 and won a District 17 title before finishing fourth in Region 5 and reaching the third round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament. He was also third at the Shore Conference Tournament. He will enter his junior season with 50 career victories.

 

170 - George Burdick, Sr., Raritan

Burdick went 37-8 and for the second straight year finished top 12 in the state by advancing to the fourth round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA tournament. He also finished second in District 21 and second in Region 6. Burdick’s 26 pins were tied for second-most in the Shore Conference. He finished his career with 137 wins and 94 pins.

 

182 - David Szuba, So., Brick Memorial

Szuba finished 31-9 with a District 27 title, finished fourth in Region 7 and top 12 in the state by advancing to the fourth round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament. Szuba was also fourth at the Shore Conference Tournament. He and Jackson Memorial’s Brock Winston wrestled five times during the season with Winston holding a 3-2 edge, but Szuba won the final bout in the third round of wrestlebacks at the state tournament. Szuba will bring a 55-24 record into his junior year.

 

182 - Brock Winston, Sr., Jackson Memorial

Winston closed out his career by going 34-11, winning a District 28 title, placing third in Region 7 and reaching the third round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament. He also finished third at the Shore Conference Tournament. Winston held a 3-2 record in five meetings this season with Brick Memorial’s David Szuba, but Szuba won the final bout during the state tournament. Winston won during a dual meet and in the third-place bout at both the SCT and Region 7 Tournament. Winston had 56 wins in two years as a starter.

 

195 - Justin Acevedo, Sr., Raritan

Acevedo went 39-8, placed third at the Shore Conference Tournament, finished second in District 21, placed third in Region 6 and advanced to the third round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament. He finished his career with 91 victories.

 

220 - Joe Sardina, Sr., Howell

Sardina improved every year in a Howell singlet and culminated his career by going 29-12, winning District 25 and Region 7 titles and reaching the third round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament. Sardina pinned his way through both the district and region tournaments to earn his first titles in each. He split bouts with Southern’s J.T. Cornelius during the season, losing by decision in the South Jersey Group 5 final and winning by injury default in the first round of the state tournament. Sardina was 29-10 overall with 24 wins coming by fall and finished his career with 57 victories.

 

220 - J.T. Cornelius, Jr., Southern

Cornelius enjoyed a breakout season by going 38-6, winning a District 29 title, finishing second in Region 8 and reaching the third round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament. He was a major contributor for Southern on its way to winning the NJSIAA Group 5 state title, including delivering the championship-clinching fall in the state final versus Hunterdon Central. He will enter his senior season with 54 wins in two years as a starter.

 

285 - Joe Teresi, So., Ocean

Teresi went 33-10 with 25 pins, finished second at the Shore Conference Tournament, won a District 24 title, placed third in Region 6 and finished top 12 in the state by reaching the fourth round of wrestlebacks at the NJSIAA Tournament. Teresi pulled a pair of upsets on the opening night in Atlantic City to reach the state quarterfinals as a No. 24 seed. He also helped the Spartans win the Central Jersey Group 3 state sectional title. He will enter his junior season with 48 wins.

 

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