NJSIAA Individual Championships

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...
Mission Accomplished
Mission Accomplished
*Photo gallery by Ray Richardson* ATLANTIC CITY — Early in Eric Keosseian’s high school career he and the Howell coaching staff formulated a plan to ultimately get him on top of the medal stand in Atlantic City: get to the state tournament as a sophomore, place in the top eight as a junior and win a state championship as a senior...
Down to the Wire
Down to the Wire
ATLANTIC CITY — With time winding down in double overtime of the NJSIAA 220-pound semifinals and Zack DelVecchio about to have his choice of position in ultimate tiebreaker, Eric Keosseian knew it was now or never. “Once it got to double overtime I knew I had to get the takedown,” Keosseian said...
State Semifinals Scoreboard
Tweets by @Bob_Badders // NJSIAA Semifinals 126: 7-Kyle Slendorn (Howell) vs. 6-Anthony Duca (Paulsboro) 7-2 132: 4-John Burger (New Milford) d. 1-Gianni Ghione (Brick Memorial) 4-3 138: 3-Jake Benner (Ocean) p. 10-Tom Digiovanni (Cranford) 1:08 152: 1-Stephan Glasgow (Bound Brook) d...
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
The Gambler
The Gambler
ATLANTIC CITY — Russell Benson unequivocally believes he’ll be standing on top of the medal stand on Sunday as a state champion, and he’s not afraid to say so. There’s plenty of heavy lifting still to do, but on Friday night on the first day of the NJSIAA Individual Championships the Raritan junior showed how hard of an out he’s going to be...
State Tourn. Preview
State Tourn. Preview
The Shore Conference will descend on Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this weekend as 42 wrestlers will go for high school wrestling immortality in the NJSIAA Individual Tournament. New Jersey's state wrestling tournament is one of the most prestigious in the nation as one of just three states to wrestle in a one-class state tournament (California and Indiana are the others)...
Sutton Makes History
Sutton Makes History
ATLANTIC CITY - With his life at a crossroads as a sophomore, Keansburg's Tyree Sutton nearly gave up wrestling for good. "It was definitely rough because I flunked in school my sophomore year and didn't really take school seriously because I wasn't competing in any athletics,'' he said...
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...
Sutton Impact
Sutton Impact
ATLANTIC CITY - When Keansburg wrestling assistant Dave Alsieux initially met Tyree Sutton, he was disappointed that he wouldn't get a chance to work with him. "When I first saw him, he looked like a great athlete, but he told me graduated,'' Alsieux said...
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 ...

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