VOTE for the Elite Sports PT Shore Conference Wrestler of the Week in the Super Regions
The NJSIAA Super Region Tournaments were contested this past weekend and several Shore Conference wrestlers brought home championships, picked up marquee wins and made cinderella runs to qualify for the state tournament.
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 Physical Therapy 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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Wrestler of the Week nominees for the Super Regions (listed in alphabetical order)
Max Brignola, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven
Brignola came out on top in a loaded 152-pound bracket in the Central Region to secure his first region title. He won by fall over Howell's Paul Jakub in the semifinals and then scored a 5-0 decision over Shore's Mike McGhee in the championship bout.
Blake Clayton, Sr., St. John Vianney
Clayton won by fall in his first three bouts and then shut out Rumson-Fair Haven freshman Hudson Skove, 3-0, to win the Central Region 195-pound title. He became the third SJV wrestler to win two region championships, joining Dean Peterson and Nick Caracappa.
Adam Coleman, Sr., Matawan
Coleman was the No. 12 seed in the 160-pound bracket but busted the bracket open to finish third and qualify for the NJSIAA Championships for the first time. Coleman defeated the No. 5, No. 4, No. 7 and No. 9 seeds along the way. He won 7-6 over Rumson's Tyler Brignola in the pre-quarterfinals, pinned Freehold Township's Avery Clarke in the quarterfinals, pinned Ocean's Shane Cartagena-Walsh in the wrestleback semifinals to clinch a qualifying spot and then pinned CBA's Zander Silva to place third.
Conor Collins, So., Southern Regional
Collins won his second region title by taking the South Region 113-pound championship. He defeated Eastern's Jared Brunner, 1-0, in the championship bout. Brunner was the state eighth-place finisher at least season's NJSIAA Championships. Collins won by fall in his first two bouts and shut out Shawnee's Nick Cottone, 4-0, in the semifinals.
Julian George, So., Christian Brothers Academy
George won his first region title by defeating Shore Regional senior Jack Maida, 4-2, in the Central Region 132-pound final. George recorded first-period falls in his first two bouts before beating Robbinsivlle's Drake Torrington, 5-1, in the semifinals.
Hunter Mays, Jr., Howell
Competing In New Jersey for the first season after moving from Pennsylvania, Mays was one of the stars of the Central Region with an overpowering run to the 160-pound championship. The Rebels junior won by fall in his first two bouts, recorded a technical fall in 1:56 in the semifinals and then opened eyes in the Hunterdon Central Field House with a 14-3 major decision over Hunterdon Central's Colton Washleski, who was 6th in NJ last season, in the championship bout.
John O'Donnell, Sr., Toms River North
It was the score heard around New Jersey. In the Central Region heavyweight final, O'Donnell avenged a loss earlier this season with a 5-1 victory over Brick Memorial's David Szuba. O'Donnell turned Szuba for two near-fall points in the second period and had a takedown in the third to defeat Szuba, who was the state runner-up at 195 pounds last season and is a consensus top-10 heavyweight in the country.
Sabino Portella, So., Red Bank Catholic
Portella scored a takedown with 10 seconds left in the third period to defeat Rumson-Fair Haven junior Shay Addison, 3-1, and claim the Central Region 170-pound championship. Addison was fifth in the state at 160 pounds last season and defeated Portella, 8-7, early last season. It was a matchup of returning region champions and with the victory Portella became just the second RBC wrestler to win two region titles, joining Tom Seitz (1973-74).
Anthony Santaniello, So., Brick Memorial
Santaniello was dominant in claiming his second region championship, winning by fall in the quarterfinals, technical fall in the semifinals and by fall in the final to capture the Central Region 120-pound title. Santaniello, who was the state runner-up at 106 pounds last season, built a 9-2 lead before pinning Middletown South's Jack Zaleski in 3:08. Zaleski was the state fifth-place finisher at 106 pounds last season.
Logan Waller, Sr., Colts Neck
Waller recorded his first region title by defeating Matawan's Kamrin O'Neill, 6-4, in the Central Region 145-pound final. The match was tied 3-3 in the third period and Waller recovered from an injury to rally for the win. He also recorded his 100th career victory during the tournament.
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