Vote for the Week 4 Shore Conference Wrestler of the Week
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Week 4 Wrestler of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)
Billy Borowsky, Sr., 220, Point Boro
Borowsky came through with a clutch pin over district champ Vinny Ceglie in the third-to-last bout to help Point Boro to a 33-29 win over Lacey that cleared a major hurdle toward winning a third straight Class B South title. The next day, Borowsky took the 220-pound title at the Elizabeth Minutemen Invitational.
Syrus Colon, Sr., 152, Manchester
Colon went 4-0 during the week with two pins and two major decisions, including avenging his only loss of the season. Colon pinned Rumson’s Michael Ponenti in 5:26 to get payback for a 6-2 loss during the Holmdel Holiday Tournament. He also pinned Lacey’s Logan Carter in 40 seconds, won by 15-2 major decision over Barnegat’s James Circle and won by 8-0 major decision over Jackson Liberty’s Ian Boyce.
Kyle Epperly, Jr., 195, Jackson Memorial
Epperly remained undefeated on the season with a win over Toms River North’s John O’Donnell and then claiming the 195-pound title at the Sam Cali Memorial Battle for the Belt. Epperly was the No. 6 seed and took down the No. 3, No. 2 and No. 1 seeds en route to being selected as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. He won by fall over top-seeded Tyler Riggs from Ponagansett (RI) in the championship bout.
Tyler Ferris, Jr., 113, Wall
Ferris won by fall in all three of his bouts to win the 113-pound title at the Elizabeth Minutemen Invitational, ultimately pinning the No. 1 seed, Bishop Ahr’s Christian Diaz, in the final.
Kareem Ghaida, Sr., 132, Manalapan
Ghiada had just two bouts during the week but was impressive in both. He won by 11-3 major decision over CBA’s Sam LaCorte in a matchup of region qualifiers and then won by fall over Freehold region qualifier Michael Gagliardo.
Jack McCrae, Sr., 160, Shore
McCrae’s win by fall at 160 pounds with three bouts left clinched Shore’s 40-27 win over Point Beach that put the Blue Devils in the driver’s seat to claim the Class B Central title. McCrae was 3-0 for the week with three pins.
Nicholas Moldaver, So., 126, Colts Neck
Moldaver’s pin over Region 6 six-place finisher Will Tisony at 126 points provided six huge points that helped the Cougars defeat Ocean, 40-26, and get a leg up in the race for the Class B North title. Moldaver was 3-1 for the week with two pins and a major decision.
Jack Oleske, Jr., 170, Toms River North
Oleske had a flair for the dramatic this past week with two clutch pins and four total wins by fall. In a 32-28 win over Jackson Memorial, Oleske had a defensive pin against Leo Shimonovich at 182 pounds to all but clinch the match for the Mariners. Oleske then came through with a walk-off pin over Matt Somers to give Toms River North a 36-29 win over Newton at the Henry Boresch Duals. He also had wins by fall over Hanover Park’s Pasquale Dimaiolo and Caldwell’s Matt Ruiz.
Dean Peterson, So., 113, St. John Vianney
Peterson improved to 13-0 on the season by winning the 113-pound title at the Sam Cali Memorial Battle for the Belt. Peterson was the No. 1 seed and won by technical fall and fall in his first two bouts. He then defeated Don Bosco Prep’s Mike Tandurella, 9-2, in the semifinals before topping Blair Academy’s Ryan Miller, 3-1, in the championship bout.
Dino Poniros, Sr., 220, Ocean
Poniros had a pair of big wins for the Spartans at 220 pounds, pinning Middletown North’s Andrew Kanski to clinch a 40-37 win over the Lions that shook up the Class B North race and winning by 9-4 decision over Hopewell Valley’s Christian Cacciabaudo to help the Spartans defeat the Bulldogs, 38-28, and take a step toward securing the No. 1 seed in Central Jersey Group 3.
Michael Richardson, Jr., 126, Brick Memorial
Richardson went 5-0 during the week with all five wins coming over region qualifiers as the Mustangs also went 5-0 and won the Williamstown Duals. Richardson started his week with a 4-3 decision over Central’s Curtis Lively. During the Williamstown Duals, Richardson beat West Deptford’s Jake McConville, 5-0, defeated Delsea’s Justin Dougherty (Region 8 sixth-place finisher), 6-1, pinned Oakcrest’s Frank Gabriel in 36 seconds and edged Williamstown’s Taylor Robinson, 1-0.