Tom Poklikuha

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...
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...
Ending the Drought
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for results and news from around the Shore.   Click here for complete wrestleback results   TOMS RIVER — A pair of extended state tournament droughts came to an end on Saturday at Pine Belt Arena. Red B...
Survival of the Fittest
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for results and news from around the Shore. Click here for complete quarterfinals results TOMS RIVER — In a wild, back-and-forth, scramble-filled bout with Christian Brothers Academy’s Erik Beshada, Pinelands junior Tom Poklikuha could rely on the fact that he’d been in the same position many times in the practice room...