Alec Donovan

State Champ Comes out as Gay
State Champ Comes out as Gay
When visiting colleges, Brick Memorial senior wrestler Alec Donovan wanted schools to know the full person they were recruiting, not just the state champion on the mat. On Monday, Donovan revealed publicly for the first time that he is gay in a story by OutSports, speaking about the depression and despair that nearly led him to commit suicide as a freshman and talking about his hope that his story
All-Shore Wrestling Teams
All-Shore Wrestling Teams
Shore Sports Network is proud to unveil its 2015 All-Shore teams and season-ending award winners featuring the top performers from the 2014-2015 Shore Conference wrestling season. The teams were selected by SSN's Bob Badders after careful analysis of this season's results, with a heavier emphasis on head-to-head wins and postseason performance...
Champion Thoroughbred
Champion Thoroughbred
ATLANTIC CITY — The countless hours spent in the wrestling room honing his craft, the late-night and early-morning runs to stay on weight, and every other sacrifice Alec Donovan has made over the course of his wrestling career paid off in the biggest of ways on Sunday night at Boardwalk Hall...
Memorial Day
Memorial Day
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for updates of the state tournament. Semifinals Results Brackets ATLANTIC CITY — For a program as storied as Brick Memorial, it’s not every day the Mustangs do something unprecedented. Yet on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall, four Brick Memorial wrestlers combined to turn in a day for the ages and move within one victory of being crowned a state champion...
NJSIAA Semifinals
NJSIAA Semifinals
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for updates from the state tournament.    Tweets by @Bob_Badders   NJSIAA Tournament At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City CLICK HERE FOR BRACKETS Semifinals   106 Pat Glory (Delbarton) d. Rich Koehler ...
Sweet 16
Sweet 16
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for updates from the state tournament. CLICK HERE FOR BRACKETS  ATLANTIC CITY — When Matt Wilhelm was getting ready for the state tournament this time last season, he saw his seed and let it psych him out...
Friendly Fire
Friendly Fire
TOMS RIVER - The NJSIAA Region VI Tournament is already a cutthroat affair, so things can get complicated when the wrestler standing across from you is a good friend. That was the case on Saturday afternoon in front of a capacity crowd at Pine Belt Arena when Brick Memorial senior Alec Donovan and Pinelands senior Tom Poklikuha took the mat in the 145-pound championship bout...
A Day to Remember
A Day to Remember
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for scores and news from around the Shore.  VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS BRICK TOWNSHIP — The best-case scenario according to Matt Wardlaw was to somehow make it through the NJSIAA District 23 Tournament, which was not exactly a given for a wrestler who entered the individual postseason as the No...
Owen-ing the Moment
Owen-ing the Moment
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for scores and news from around the Shore. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS BRICK TOWNSHIP — The mantra all year for Brick Memorial has been 14 wrestlers simply “doing their jobs.” Senior Connor Owen says he was just doing his part Friday night, but his latest task was no simple request...
Horsepower
Horsepower
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for scores and news from around the Shore.  *Click here for video highlights* BRICK — When gauging his team’s performances on a match-to-match basis, Brick Memorial head coach Mike Denver has a pretty simple format...

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