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Week 6 Wrestler of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)

Anthony Aquilano, Sr., Raritan

With the Rockets trailing 31-19 with three bouts left, Aquilano pinned returning district medalist Nico Cerbo late in the second period to help Raritan rally for a 37-31 victory. Aquilano was 3-0 for the week and is 16-3 on the season.


Alex Baran, Sr., Manalapan 

Baran went 3-0 for the week to remain undefeated and become the sixth Manalapan wrestler in program history to reach 100 career wins. He won all three of his bouts by major decision or better to improve to 21-0 on the season.


Dylan Kelleher, Jr., Long Branch 

Kelleher’s 5-4 decision over Manalapan’s Chris Balzano in the penultimate bout enabled the Green Wave to knock off the Braves, 36-29, in a key Class A North match between ranked teams. Long Branch was down 29-12 with five bouts left before Kelleher’s win gave it a 33-29 lead heading into the final bout. Kelleher went 5-1 during the week to improve to 11-10 this season.


Nico Messina, Jr., Freehold 

Messina had not wrestled since the Mustang Classic in late December before returning this week with four wins, including a walk-off pin that gave the Colonials a 32-31 win over CBA. The returning Region 6 champion is 13-2 this season.


Jake Nase, Sr., Howell

Nase scored a reversal with 30 seconds left in the third period for a dramatic 4-3 win over Divon Pender that provided a critical victory in the Rebels’ thrilling 30-28 win over South Plainfield. Nase is 17-5 this season.


Nick Reilly, Sr., Toms River North

Reilly went 3-0 during the week, including a 6-5 decision over High Point’s Josh Gervey that gave him 100 career wins. Reilly won by fall in the Mariners’ 30-26 win over Southern and also won by fall in a win over Delsea.


Liam Riecks, Sr., Keansburg 

Riecks had a monster week with three huge wins to improve to 14-0. Riecks won by fall over Lakewood state qualifier Dante Morris, pinned Wall’s Jake Whitworth, a returning district champion, and won by decision over Pinelands’ Evan Burton, a returning district medalist.


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