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The Shore Sports Network is back with our Wrestler of the Week feature for the 2023-2024 season, presented by Thrive Spine & Sports Rehab.

Each week, we will post the nominees for fans to vote and select one overall Shore Conference Wrestler of the Week. The nominees can include both boys and girls wrestlers. The poll will close Thursday at noon.

The Shore Sports Network will also make its own selections for overall conference wrestler of the week along with county selections from Monmouth County and Ocean County, which will be announced early in the week.

Here are the nominees for the Week of Jan. 8 through Jan. 15.

 

Weeks 4 Shore Conference Wrestler of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)

Ava Bonilla, So., Jackson Memorial

Bonilla pinned her way to the 100-pound title at the girls Shore Conference Tournament to repeat as champion and help lead the Jaguars to their fourth straight SCT team title.

 

Killian Coluccio, Fr., CBA

Coluccio won the 107-pound championship at the prestigious Escape the Rock Tournament to headline a week where he also earned a 4-2 decision over Southern's Anthony Mason in a key bout during the top-ranked Colts' 30-28 victory over the No. 2 Rams.

 

Danielle Forlenza, Jr., Freehold Township

Seeded fourth at 152 pounds, Forlenza pinned her way to her second SCT title and avenged a loss by pinning Middletown South's Natalia Rusin in the championship bout. Rusin had previously pinned Forlenza at the Lady Patriots Tournament.

 

Matt Gauthier, Sr., Lacey

The Lions had a huge week with two wins over ranked teams and Gauthier played a major role, including a pin when Lacey edged No. 12 Colts Neck, 37-36, on Saturday. The night before, Gauthier won by forfeit in Lacey's 36-35 win over No. 10 Point Boro that kept the Lions in the hunt for the Class B South division title. He went 4-0 with three first-period pins and one forfeit during the week.

 

Kylie Gudewitz, So., Howell

Gudewitz defended her 114-pound Shore Conference Tournament title with a 7-0 decision over Colts Neck's Alexandra Tchekounova, who was also a returning SCT champion. Gudewitz won by fall in the first period in her first two bouts.

 

Jade Hahn, So., Donovan Catholic

Hahn scored a takedown with 15 seconds left in sudden victory to defeat Central's Liliana Alicea, 7-5, and win the 185-pound Shore Conference Tournament championship for her second straight SCT title.

 

Matt Henrich, Sr., Southern

Henrich, last season's 150-pound NJSIAA state champion, earned his 100th career victory and advanced to the finals at the Escape the Rock Tournament.

 

Jason Huss, So., Red Bank

Huss won the 144-pound title at the Buc Classic to help lead Red Bank to the team title. He was the No. 2 seed and won by 16-3 major decision over No. 1 seed Michael McNulty of Manasquan in the final.

 

Caitlin O'Reilly, Jr., Middletown South

O'Reilly won her second SCT championship by pinning returning champion Briana Dugo of Jackson Memorial to win the 120-pound title. O'Reilly is a three-time SCT finalist who also won a title as a freshman in 2022.

 

Zach Reilley, Sr., Raritan

A returning NJSIAA fifth-place finisher at 138 pounds, Reilly had five first-period pins and earned his 100th career victory in the process to become the 11th wrestler in program history with 100 wins.

 

Hudson Skove, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

The reigning NJSIAA 215-pound state champion had three wins by fall in the first period and earned his 100th career win, becoming the seventh wrestler in program history to reach the 100-win mark.

 

Dominic Terraciano, Sr., Keansburg

Terraciano became Keansburg's first SCT medalist by placing third at 132 pounds and then won the Buc Classic with two pins and one technical fall.

 

Michael Volek, Jr., Ocean

A returning Region 6 fifth-place medalist, Volek went 5-0 with four pins to help the Spartans also go 5-0 with wins over Manalapan, Raritan, Freehold Township, DePaul, and No. 9 Jackson Memorial.

 

Jake Zaltsman, Jr., St. John Vianney

The Lancers went up to Oradell and returned with a massive 33-28 win over Bergen Catholic in which Zaltsman, a two-time state qualifier, delivered a crucial 8-6 victory over returning state qualifier Noah Kochman.

 

 

 

 

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