Vote for the Week 1 Shore Conference Wrestler of the Week
The opening weekend of the high school wrestling season featured some great performances in various tournaments across New Jersey.
Now it’s time to get your vote in for who had the top performance in the Shore this weekend to choose the Shore Sports Network Wrestler of the Week. The winner will be announced on Wednesday right here on ShoreSportsNetwork.com. Voting will end Tuesday at midnight.
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Week 1 Wrestler of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)
Nick Addison, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven
Addison recorded two pins and a technical fall to cruise to the 182-pound title at the Caldwell Tournament. The Stanford recruit, who was fourth in New Jersey at 170 pounds last season, won by 15-0 technical fall over Raritan’s George Burdick, a returning state qualifier, in the final to record his 100th career win and earn Most Outstanding Wrestler honors.
Brady Carter, Fr., Lacey
Carter began his high school career in sterling fashion with three pins and a win by technical fall to take the 106-pound title at the Garden State Classic. Carter did not give up a point in the entire tournament.
Kevin Cerruti, Sr., Long Branch
The quick turnaround from football to wrestling did not affect the All-State offensive lineman and returning state medalist. Cerruti dominated the Neptune Classic heavyweight bracket with three pins in a total of just 1:58 to start his season with a tournament title.
Avery Clarke, So., Freehold Township
Clarke won by fall in his first two bouts before taking down the top seed, Gov. Livingston’s David Vill, to win the 132-pound championship at the Old Bridge Icebreaker Tournament. Both Clarke and Vill were fifth in their respective region tournaments last season.
Michael Conklin, So., Toms River East
Conklin was very impressive en route to winning the 126-pound title at the Neptune Classic with three pins, including a win by fall over Long Branch’s Ryan Zimmerman in a matchup of returning state qualifiers. Conklin also won by technical fall over Southern’s Matt Brielmeier during a dual match.
Charlie Cotton, Sr., Barnegat
Cotton pinned all three of his opponents, including two first-period pins, to take home the 195-pound title at the Garden State Classic.
Darby Diedrich, Sr., Howell
Howell had seven champions and won the unofficial team title over host Paulsboro at the John and Betty Vogeding Tournament. Diedrich played a big part with two first-period pins followed by a 3-2 ultimate-tiebreaker win over Paulsboro’s Jacob Perez, who is a two-time state qualifier, to win the 138-pound bracket.
Michael Jannucci, Sr., Colts Neck
Jannucci won the Ewing Blue Devils Classic 182-pound title as the No. 3 seed and defeated a pair of region top-six finishers, Pennsville’s Wyatt Wood and Jefferson’s Justin Randzio, in the process.
Shane Learn, Jr., Monmouth
Learn broke the school record for the fasted fall with a 10-second pin during the Falcons’ win over St. Rose.
Travis Tuminelli, Fr., Middletown South
Tuminelli authored an impressive high school debut to win the TCNJ Pride Tournament at 106-pound title inside his home gymnasium with two pins and a major decision.
Robert Woodcock, Jr., Southern
Woodcock was the No. 3 seed at the Rams’ Robin Leff Invitational but took down two returning state qualifiers to come away with the 138-pound title. Woodcock won by 9-1 major decision over Camden Catholic’s Dante Monaco, 9-1, in the semifinals before defeating Camden Catholic’s Anthony Croce, 6-4, in the championship bout.