Thrive Spine & Sports Rehab Wrestler of the Week: Howell’s Justin Wright
Every week this season, Shore Conference wrestling fans will have their chance to vote for the Thrive Spine & Sports Rehab Shore Conference Wrestler of the Week on our website.
The Week 8 Shore Conference Wrestler of the Week is Howell senior heavyweight Justin Wright, who continued his great season with a win over another of New Jersey’s top big men.
Wright won by 3-2 decision over Garfield’s Michael Alfonso in a matchup of two wrestlers ranked in the top eight in the state by NJ.com. Wright was ranked sixth and Alfonso fourth at the time and the two have since swapped places in the most recent rankings.
Wright is 28-3 on the season and won the Shore Conference Tournament heavyweight title 10 days ago. He also placed sixth at the prestigious Powerade Tournament earlier this season.
He and the Rebels will look to bring home the NJSIAA Group 5 title and the next step comes tonight when they host fourth-seeded Williamstown in the South Jersey Group 5 sectional semifinals. The winner awaits the winner of the other semifinal between Southern and Toms River North.
Wright was the runaway winner with nearly 64 percent of the votes to win over Lacey sophomore Scott Stevens.
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