Mike Russo

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 em…
Running the Gauntlet
ATLANTIC CITY — When the dream of winning a state title is over and a wrestler falls into the consolation bracket one of two things can happen.
A lot of times the loss crushes a wrestlers' confidence and the wrestleback rounds eat them alive...
NJSIAA Semifinals
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NJSIAA Tournament
At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City
Pat Glory (Delbarton) d. Rich Koehler ...
Sweet 16
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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...
State Tournament Preview
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Last season was the first time since 1970 the Shore Conference did not have a state finalist, and the first time since 2003 the Shore didn’t have a team or individual state championship..…
Twin Titles
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TOMS RIVER — For Mike and Matt Russo, the only thing stronger than their desire to become state champions is the bond they’ve shared since before they entered the world.
Rewriting the Script
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TOMS RIVER — Since the start of the NJSIAA Team Tournament, Brick Memorial’s Cliff Ruggiero has been wrestling on a different level...
Depth Over Dominance
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ATLANTIC CITY — For the first time in 44 years, the Shore Conference did not have a wrestler in the NJSIAA Individual Tournament state finals.
Initially, calling this season a ‘down year’ made sense...
Wrestlers of the Week
Shore Sports Network Wrestler of the Week
Jesse Bauta, Sr., 220, Southern
Bauta bumped up to heavyweight and defeated Brick Memorial standout freshman Nick Rivera, 10-7, to help give Southern, ranked No. 2 at the time, a 25-22 win over the No. 1 M...