VOTE for the Elite Sports Performance Shore Conference (NJ) Wrestler of the Week
Wrestling is back, and so is the Shore Sports Network Wrestler of the Week poll.
It’s time to get your vote in for who had the best showing in the Shore Conference this week to choose the Elite Sports Performance Wrestler of the Week. The winner will be announced on Thursday right here on ShoreSportsNetwork.com. Voting will end Wednesday at midnight.
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Week 1 Wrestler of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)
Nate Bischoff, Jr., 152, Southern Regional
After winning 11 bouts as a sophomore, Bischoff is off to a strong start this season with a 3-0 record. His big wins of the week were a 4-0 decision over Seneca’s Kory Seidle, who is a two-time district medalist, and a 13-0 major decision over Central’s Chris Siller, who is a returning district medalist.
Matt Bryant, Jr., 195, Manchester
In his only bout of the week, Bryant, who was a district runner-up last season, scored a 6-2 decision over Jackson Liberty’s Chimdindu Molokwu, who was a district champion and a regional medalist last season.
Shane Cartagena-Walsh, Jr., 160, Ocean
Cartagena-Walsh delivered a signature victory when he pinned Wall state qualifier Nicolas Zamaloff during the Spartans’ victory over the Crimson Knights. Overall, the Monmouth Regional transfer was 3-0 with three pins during the opening week.
Julian George, So., 132, CBA
George was one win away from a state medal last season and has picked up right where he left off. He went 4-0 during the week and beat two state qualifiers, pinning Kingsway’s Josh Palmucci and winning 6-0 over North Hunterdon’s Connor Quinn.
Macky Liotta, Sr., 182, Point Beach
Liotta’s final-bout pin delivered the Garnet Gulls a 42-36 victory over Shore Regional in their annual division rivalry match to all but assure Point Beach the division championship. He was 2-0 with two pins.
Mike Malucelli, Jr., 170/182, Marlboro
A returning district runner-up, Malucelli won by fall in under a minute against Freehold Township and then bumped up to 182 and secured a 1-0 victory over Long Branch’s Jack Friedman, who was a Region 6 fifth-place finisher last year.
Zach Reilley, Fr., 126, Raritan
Raritan has one of its youngest teams in years, but that doesn’t mean it lacks talent. Reilley announced himself with a great debut week that featured a 3-0 mark complete with two technical falls and a 13-9 win over Ocean’s Gio Poniros, who is a two-time district medalist.
Giovanni Scafidi, Fr., 138, Freehold Township
Scafidi delivered an eye-opening result in his first high school bout when he won 7-1 over CBA state qualifier Sam Nini.
Dominic Terracciano, Fr., St. John Vianney
Terracciano came through with a statement-making victory in his second high school bout when he rallied from a 6-0 deficit to win 7-6 over Howell senior two-time state qualifier Nieko Malone. Terracciano also won by fall in a win over Colonia.
Logan Waller, Sr., 145, Colts Neck
Waller, a returning Shore Conference champion and state qualifier, won by fall in all three of his bouts, including a pin of Old Bridge state qualifier Tyler Sagi.