Thrive Spine & Sports Rehab Wrestler of the Week: Howell’s Kyle Nase
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 6 Shore Conference Wrestler of the Week is Howell junior Kyle Nase, whose undefeated week included a win over a state qualifier who had defeated him by major decision last season.
During Howell’s 43-20 win over South Plainfield, Nase scored a 7-3 decision over Tigers sophomore Jacob DelVecchio as the Rebels took nine bouts from the defending Group 3 champions. When the two teams met last season, DelVecchio won by 13-5 major decision over Nase at 113 pounds. DelVecchio then went on to reach the state tournament where he reached the second round of wrestlebacks.
Nase also won by 5-3 decision over Middletown South’s David Hussey during Howell’s 59-10 win over the Eagles and received a forfeit during a 47-23 victory over Long Branch. He added a win by fall over Watchung Hills’ Teagan Wittmaack on Tuesday to improve to 18-5 on the season for the No. 1-ranked Rebels.
Nase received the No. 10 seed at 120 pounds for this weekend’s Shore Conference Tournament. He will square off with Wall’s Nick Vetrano in Friday night’s opening round with the winner set to face off against Matawan’s Lee Rubin. Howell is the defending SCT team champion.
It was a very close vote this week with Nase securing 25.68 percent of the votes to finish just ahead of Point Beach’s Jesse Bowers, who had a clutch win that helped the Garnet Gulls defeat rival Point Boro for the first time in 22 years. Toms River North’s Nick Boggiano, who became the program’s all-time wins leader, finished third.
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