wrestling tournament story

Rewriting the Script
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for scores and news from around the Shore. Click here for video highlights TOMS RIVER — Since the start of the NJSIAA Team Tournament, Brick Memorial’s Cliff Ruggiero has been wrestling on a different level...
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...
Expect the Unexpected
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for results and news from around the Shore. Click here for finals results Click here for semifinals results Click here for complete wrestleback results   *Scroll to the bottom for more video highlights*   TOMS RIVER — After an unpredictable quarterfinal round, seven wrestlers seeded sixth or lower had found their way into the NJSIAA Region VI semifinals. When the... R
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...
The Start of Something Special
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for scores and news from around the Shore. *Check back for more video highlights* Click here for brackets BRICK — For Wall sophomore Brett Donner and Brick Memorial junior Alec Donovan, last season’s trips to the state tournament were a great experience, but in the end left them unsatisfied...
Making a Statement
MIDDLETOWN — Owen McClave had just put Nick DePierro down to the mat with a double-leg to tie their Walter Woods Tournament 113-pound final at five in the third period, and he knew the only way he was going to close out a victory was to give the lead immediately back...
Home Sweet Home
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for scores and news from around the Shore. BRICK — Alec Donovan had a very specific set of plans for Saturday’s Mustang Classic. The Brick Memorial junior wanted a chance at Ocean’s two-time state medalist Zach Hertling in the 152-pound bracket...
Starting Strong
Follow Bob Badders on Twitter for scores and news from around the Shore. NEPTUNE — Manalapan junior Jake Kaminsky has progressed at a pace every coach envisions for their wrestlers, going from a spot starter with a sub-.500 record as a freshman to a break-out 25-win sophomore season complete with a trip to the Region VI Tournament...