Jake Benner

All-Star Duals
All-Star Duals
Four current Shore Conference high school wrestlers and one eighth grade standout from Ocean County will wrestle for team New Jersey at the Pinning Down Autism All-Star Duals on Saturday at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale. The event will feature all-star teams from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania competing in three duals scheduled for 9 a...
All-Shore Wrestling
All-Shore Wrestling
Shore Sports Network is proud to unveil its 2017 All-Shore teams and season-ending award winners featuring the top performers from the 2017 Shore Conference wrestling season. The All-Shore teams, along with the wrestler and coach of the year, were selected by Managing Editor Bob Badders...
Wrestler of the Year
Wrestler of the Year
During December's Mustang Classic when Jake Benner was mowing through the 138-pound bracket like a buzzsaw, Ocean head coach Cippy Apicelli tried to convey how special of a year this could be for his standout junior. "Tell me why he can't win it all (a state title)...
Showstopper
Showstopper
*Photo gallery by Ray Richardson* ATLANTIC CITY — Through two periods Jake Benner couldn’t get anything going against Bergen Catholic’s Gerard Angelo in the 138-pound NJSIAA state final on Sunday night. Angelo had shut down the Ocean junior’s offense, taken him down twice and even turned him with a tilt for two near-fall points...
Among the Elite
Among the Elite
ATLANTIC CITY —  In a sport where the knowledge of tendencies is a closely-guarded secret, knowing what an opponent is trying to do can often be the difference between winning and losing. Bucking the trend, Ocean’s Jake Benner prefers to know as little as possible about his opponents...
Almost Famous
Almost Famous
ATLANTIC CITY -- Five Shore Conference wrestlers advanced to the semifinals of the NJSIAA Individual Championships on Saturday afternoon at Boardwalk Hall. Howell junior Kyle Slendorn at 126 pounds, Brick Memorial senior Gianni Ghione at 132, Ocean junior Jake Benner at 138, Wall sophomore Rob Kanniard at 152 and Howell senior Eric Keosseian at 220 each won their quarterfinal bouts and will wrestl
Gianni The Great
Gianni The Great
BRICK TOWNSHIP — In his final day of wrestling inside his home gym, Gianni Ghione entered the pantheon of Brick Memorial wrestling with a dominant NJSIAA Region 6 Tournament. On paper it was Ghione, then everybody else, and on the mat his opponents barely stood a chance...
Cloud Nine
Cloud Nine
BRICK TOWNSHIP -- The greatest season in the history of Howell wrestling isn't slowing down now that the individual portion of the state tournament has arrived. The Rebels are still going full steam ahead. Howell advanced nine of its 11 wrestlers to Saturday morning's semifinals at the NJSIAA Region 6 Tournament, putting each one win away from qualifying for the state tournament...

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