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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.

Scroll down to see the candidates and make your selection.

Week 3 Wrestler of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)

 

Sebastian Andujar, So., 150, Freehold Township

Andujar scored a 6-2 victory in the final bout to give Freehold Township a 38-36 walk-off win over district rival Freehold Boro.

 

Tyler Barrett, Jr., 150, CBA

Barrett went 5-0 for the week, highlighted by a 3-2 victory over Brick Memorial two-time state qualifier Ryan Smith to help the Colts beat the Mustangs to win the Williamstown Duals. He is ranked No. 1 in the SSN rankings. 

 

Conor Collins, Jr., 120, Southern

In a rematch of last season's 113-pound state finals, Collins defeated Brick Memorial's Evan Tallmadge, 3-2, to lead the top-ranked Rams to a 33-22 victory. Collins scored a reversal with under a minute left in the third period to avenge his double-overtime loss to Tallmadge in the state final. Collins is ranked No. 1 in the Shore in the first SSN rankings.

 

Robert Connelley, Fr., 138, St. Rose

The St. Rose freshman is off to a 7-1 start after taking down the top two seeds on his way to winning the Buc Classic Tournament

 

Luke DuPont, Sr., 190, Holmdel

DuPont rolled to the `190-pound title at the Buc Classic with three wins by fall, including a first-period pin of Middle Township's David Giulian, who is a two-time Region 8 medalist. DuPont is now 11-1 on the season and ranked No. 4 in the SSN rankings.

 

Matt Jannucci, Sr., 285, Colts Neck

The top-ranked heavyweight in the Shore went 4-0 to improve to 13-0 on the season. He had two pins plus a 1-0 win over two-time Northern Burlington region qualifier Jule Dolci.

 

Mike Malucelli, Sr., 190, Marlboro

It was another dominant week for Malucelli, who went 4-0 with all four wins coming by fall, including a 43-second pin of Middletown South region qualifier Jack Willi. In fact, Malucelli is 8-0 with eight pins this season and is ranked No. 3 in the SSN rankings.

 

Jay Morris, Sr., 113, Monmouth

Morris won the Buc Classic at 113 pounds by defeating both the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds to improve to 6-0 and become the Falcons' first tournament champion since 2018.

 

Alberto Pantoja, Sr., 215, Freehold

Pantoja is off to an 8-1 start this season and had a dominant week with five pins in five bouts. He was the No. 3 seed at the Buc Classic and pinned his way to the title. Pantoja is ranked No. 8 in the SSN Rankings.

 

Mike Rauch, Sr., 190, Jackson Memorial

The Jaguars' senior improved to 7-1 on the season last week and came through with a clutch 8-7 victory over Lacey's James Circle to help Jackson to a 35-32 win over the Lions.

 

Giovanni Scafidi, So., 138, Howell

Scafidi had one heck of a 'Welcome to Howell' moment last Wednesday when he bumped up to 144 pounds and won 5-3 over CBA's Nicholas Punzi in the final bout to give the Rebels a wild 32-31 victory over CBA. Scafidi is in his first year at Howell after attending Freehold Township last season when he was a region finalist. He is ranked No. 4 in the SSN rankings.

 

Gabe Scalisi, Sr., 132, Shore

Scalise is off to a blistering 13-0 start this year and that continued with a 3-2 win over Red Bank's Phil Stolfa, a returning state qualifier, in the finals of the Buc Classic. Scalisi is ranked No. 3 in the SSN rankings. 

 

 

 

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