Vote for the Big Frog of Monmouth Wrestler of the Week
Even though it was an abbreviated week with New Year's Day and the blizzard wiping out two days of action, there were still several standout performances from Shore Conference wrestlers.
Now it’s time to get your vote in for who had the top performance in the Shore to choose the Big Frog Wrestler of the Week. The winner will be announced on Wednesday right here on ShoreSportsNetwork.com. Voting will end Tuesday at midnight.
Scroll down to see the candidates and make your selection. If you'd like to vote more than once, just wait one hour and come back.
Wrestler of the Week nominees
*All records and results through Jan. 7*
Caleb Alvarado, Jr., 138, Brick Memorial
Alvarado was clutch in a 3-0 week that included a 7-5 win over Robbinsville's Brent Grocott, a two-time region qualifier. He also had a 54-second pin of Jackson Memorial's Carsten Digiantomasso and a 30-second pin over Bordentown's Austin Raynor to help the Mustangs to a 32-31 win.
Jacob Anderson, Jr., 195, Middletown North
Anderson remained undefeated with a 4-0 week that included pinning Hopewell Valley's Ben Markulec, a two-time region qualifier. Anderson has already surpassed his win total from last year with an 11-0 record.
Michael Conklin, Fr., 126, Toms River East
Conklin went 3-0 with a pair of pins and a major decision over a previously-undefeated wrestler to improve his season record to 12-2. He won by major decision over Barnegat's Sean Foley to hand Foley his first loss of the season, pinned three-time region qualifier Owen Kretschmer of Southern and also won by fall over Point Beach's Riley Simon.
Scott Dupont, Sr., 160, Holmdel
Dupont went 3-0, including a 6-3 win over returning state qualifier Lavinsky Collins of Ewing, to improve to 15-1. Dupont currently leads the Shore Conference with 11 pins.
Kyle Epperly, So., 170, Jackson Memorial
Epperly is beginning to emerge as a standout upperweight and went 2-0 during the week to run his season record to 11-2. He pinned Brick Memorial's Ean Mueller to help the Jaguars to 35-30 win over the rival Mustangs and also bumped up to 182 pounds and scored an 8-6 decision over Fair Lawn's Joe Covino, a Region 2 sixth-place finisher.
Rich Koehler, Sr., 120, CBA
Koehler made his season debut this week and went 3-0 with two pins and one forfeit to reach 100 career wins. He is the eighth wrestler in CBA program history to get to 100 wins.
Adam Manzo, Sr., 120, Ocean
Manzo went 4-0 with a pair of big wins, taking down Middletown North's Fred Luchs, a returning state qualifier, 6-4, and beating two-time region qualifier John Tesoriero of Roxbury, 6-2. Manzo is 11-3 on the season.
La'Qym Morris, Jr., 220, Long Branch
Morris made his season debut in Long Branch's 36-23 win over rival Ocean and contributed an important pin against Christian Wilson to help the Green Wave pull away. He added a win by fall against Woodstown's Hunter Batten and a 12-1 major decision of Timber Creek's Jockoel Wilson to start the season 3-0.
Tyler Pepe, So., 120, St. John Vianney
Pepe defeated Old Bridge's Jake Wiatroski, a two-time state qualifier, 3-1, to highlight a 4-0 week and run his season record to 11-1.
Shane Reitsma, So., 170, Howell
In a matchup of returning state qualifiers, Reitsma bumped up to 182 points and scored an impressive 20-11 major decision over Kittatinny's Zach Mafaro to help the Rebels rock the Cougars, 53-14, in a meeting of state-ranked teams. Reitsma is 10-0 this season.
Vincent Storino, Sr., 182, Point Beach
Storino handed Barnegat's Charlie Cotton his first loss with a 5-4 decision and also won by fall against Toms River East to improve to 9-3 on the season.
Ethan Wolf, Sr., 220, Raritan
Wolf scored a 3-1 victory in overtime over Wayne Valley state qualifier Nick Trani, had a key fall in the Rockets' 31-30 win over North Hunterdon and won by major decision in a win over West Essex to remain undefeated at 14-0.
Dyon Womack, Sr., 126, Colts Neck
A region qualifier last season (sixth in Region 6), Womack got off to a slow start with a 5-5 record through his first 10 bouts. He broke out of his slump in a big way on Saturday when he defeated Jackson Liberty state qualifier Josh Bollard, 2-1, and edged Manalapan region qualifier Paul Santomarco, 3-1 in double overtime, to help the Cougars to a big win over the Braves. Womack also won by fall in a win over Freehold.