VOTE for the Elite Sports Physical Therapy Shore Conference Wrestler of the Week
It's wrestling season and the Shore Sports Network has once again partnered with Elite Sports Physical Therapy to present our weekly Wrestler of the Week feature.
Each Monday, a poll will go up with nominees for the SSN Wrestler of the Week and the poll will run through Thursday at 10 a.m. The winner will be announced on Thursday afternoon.
As usual, our first poll will be based on results from opening day through the end of December because of the disjointed holiday schedules for many teams.
Scroll down to see the candidates and make your selection.
Weeks 1 and 2 Wrestler of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)
Shay Addison, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven
Addison pinned his way to the 175-pound title at the Hunterdon Central Invitational and placed second at the season-opening Robin Leff Invitational. He is 6-1 so far this season.
Nick Burns, Sr., Raritan
Burns won the TCNJ Pride Tournament at 215 pounds to start his season and then came up with a huge victory when he won 5-3 over Warren Hills' Jarett Pantuso, who was eighth in the state last season. Burns is 6-1 on the season with his lone loss coming when he bumped up to heavyweight for a bout.
Robert Generelli, Sr., Middletown South
Generelli won the Walter Woods Tournament title at 138 pounds, finished second at the stacked Sam Cali Invitational, and went 3-2 at the prestigious Beast of the East Tournament to begin his season with a 10-3 record.
Brady Klinsky, So., Middletown North
Klinsky won the Mustang Classic 106-pound championship and placed third at the season-opening Colt Classic. He is 6-1 so far this season.
Anthony Knox, Fr., St. John Vianney
The highly-touted Lancers freshman made his season debut at the Sam Cali Invitational and rolled to the 113-pound title. Knox, who is ranked No. 1 in the nation at 113 pounds, won 12-5 in the championship bout over St. Peter's Prep's Adrian Dejesus, who is ranked No. 4 in the nation.
Mike Malucelli, Sr., Marlboro
Malucelli had just four bouts in December but they were all big ones. He delivered a walk-off pin to give Marlboro a 34-33 win over Middletown North, its first over the Lions since 2011, and then pinned his way to the 190-pound title at the Rahway Holiday Tournament.
Anthony Santaniello, Jr., Brick Memorial
Santaniello finished second at 132 pounds at the Beast of the East Tournament and then dominated his way to a Mustang Classic title where he was named the lowerweights Outstanding Wrestler. Santaniello recently announced that he has committed to Oklahoma.
Phil Stolfa, Sr., Red Bank
The senior returning state qualifier is out to a 6-0 record this season, placing first at 132 pounds at both the Gateway Tournament and the Walter Woods Tournament. He had two pins and a major decision en route to the championship at the Walter Woods.
Wyatt Stout, Fr., Southern
Stout has burst onto the scene with a 9-0 record and a pair of tournament titles. He started off his high school career by winning the Robin Leff Invitational at 126 pounds, which included a 7-3 win in the finals over Mount Olive's Jack Bastarrika, who was sixth in the state at 106 pounds last season. He then came from the No. 4 seed to win the Hunterdon Central Red Devils Invitational, scoring a major decision over the top seed in the semifinals en route to the title.
Cosmo Zaccaro, Jr., Central
The Golden Eagles junior has raced out to a 9-0 start and is coming off a huge title at the Egg Harbor Tournament. In the 215-pound final, Zaccaro upended the No. 1 seed, Lower Cape May's Marcus Hebron, 6-5, to claim the championship. Hebron is a two-time state qualifier. Zaccaro also defeated the No. 3 and No. 2 seeds.