VOTE for the Shore Sports Network Week 6 Wrestler of the Week (Jan. 16 – Jan. 22)
Shore Sports Network is back with our weekly Wrestler of the Week feature.
Each week, a poll will go up with nominees for the SSN Wrestler of the Week and will run through Thursday at midnight. This winner will be announced on Friday.
Scroll down to see the candidates and make your selection.
Wrestler of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)
Jordan Aayash, So., Jackson Liberty
Aayash put together a 3-0 week that was highlighted by an 11-9 victory over Manalapan's Vincent Kain in the final bout of the Lions' 31-29 victory over the Braves, who were ranked No. 8 in the Shore at the time.
Lucas Ainbinder, Sr., Middletown North
Ainbinder continued his great season by going 3-0 with two falls, headlined by an overtime victory over returning state qualifier Matt Jones of Hillsborough. That win propelled Middletown North to a 35-29 win over the Raiders.
Robert Canterino, Sr., CBA
During CBA's matchup with Bergen Catholic, Canterino delivered a massive victory by upending NJ's top-ranked 215-pounder, AJ Fricchione, 9-6. Canterino put Fricchione to his back in the first period to open a big lead and added a takedown in the third to seal the victory.
Marlen Castillo, Sr., Lakewood
Castillo won by fall in the final bout to give the Piners a dramatic 40-28 victory over Brick. She is believed to be the first female to record a final-bout pin to clinch a match in Shore Conference history, according to Frank D'Esposito at ShoreConferenceWrestling.com.
Michael Foley, Sr., St. John Vianney
The Lancers defended their championship at the Patriot Duals and Foley was a major reason why, pinning returning state medalist Brendan Raley during SJV's 46-27 victory over North Hunterdon in the championship match. Foley won all three of his bouts during the dual-meet tournament.
Kylie Gudewitz, Fr., Howell
Gudewitz was dominant en route to winning the 114-pound title at the girls Shore Conference Tournament. She recorded two falls and then a 14-0 major decision over returning champion Caitlin O'Reilly of Middletown South. Additionally, Gudewitz came through during Howell's 38-37 victory over Middletown North by holding her male opponent to a major decision, saving crucial bonus points.
Jayla Hahn, Sr., Southern
Different singlet, same result. Now at Southern for her senior year, Hahn rolled to the 138-pound at the girls Shore Conference Tournament with three wins by fall to capture her second SCT crown and be named Most Outstanding Wrestler. Hahn won the 2021 143-pound NJSIAA state championship and is a three-time state top-three finisher.
Jade Huerta, Sr., Brick
Huerta repeated as a Shore Conference Tournament champion by pinning her way to the 165-pound title. It is her second SCT title and third medal.
Jason Seda, Jr., Jackson Memorial
With the Jaguars trailing Camden Catholic by four points heading into the final bout, Seda earned redemption and delivered Jackson a thrilling victory by pinning Dom Digiacomo in 4:50, giving the Jags a 35-33 win. During last season's state tournament, Digiacomo defeated Seda, 4-1, in the first round.