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Week 7 (SCT week) Wrestler of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)

Nick Addison, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven 

Addison was outstanding from start to finish in capturing the 182-pound Shore Conference Tournament title with three first-period pins and an overwhelming 11-4 decision over Howell’s Christian Murphy in the championship bout. On his way to the final, he pinned Pinelands’ John Morrin in the pre-quarterfinals, pinned Middletown North’s Nico Cerbo in the quarterfinals and pinned Brick Memorial’s David Szbua in the semifinals. Addison, who is signed to Stanford University, is a perfect 28-0 this season.

 

Nick Boggiano, Jr., Toms River North 

Boggiano defeated previously-unbeaten Colts Neck junior Luke Rada, 5-1, to win the 145-pound Shore Conference Tournament title. He won by fall over Long Branch’s Ryan Carey in the semifinals, edged Wall’s Nico Vargas, 7-5, in the quarterfinals and pinned Manalapan’s Andrew Keller in the pre-quarterfinals.

 

Billy Borowsky, Sr., Point Boro

The Shore’s top-ranked 220-pounder held serve at the Shore Conference Tournament, ending the Cinderella run of 11th-seeded John O’Donnell (Toms River North) with a 2-0 victory in the championship bout. In the semifinals, Borowsky defeated Red Bank Catholic’s Steve Cmielewski, 3-2. He won 4-2 over Jackson Liberty’s Jaden Lowe in the quarterfinals and pinned Jackson Memorial’s Mike Fiore in the pre-quarterfinals. Borowsky is 25-0 this season.

 

Rob Kanniard, Sr., Wall 

The Rutgers signee and top-ranked 160-pounder in New Jersey cruised to his second straight SCT title with two pins and a technical fall before receiving a forfeit in the championship bout. Kanniard remained unbeaten on the season and is ranked No. 5 in the nation by InterMat and No. 10 by FloWrestling.

 

Tyler Klinsky, Jr., Middletown North 

Klinsky was untouchable on his way to winning a deep 106-pound bracket at the Shore Conference Tournament with two major decisions, a technical fall and finally a win by fall over nationally-ranked Shore Regional sophomore Jack Maida in the championship bout. Klinsky, who has not been scored on this season, won by 15-5 major decision over Brick’s Evan Tallmadge for his 100th career win in the pre-quarterfinals. He followed that with a 16-6 major decision over Jackson Memorial’s Brett Blaess in the quarterfinals and won by 22-7 technical fall in just 2:35 in the semifinals. In the final, he was up 10-2 on Maida before pinning him in the second period. Klinsky

 

Nieko Malone, So., Howell

As the No. 5 seed, Malone beat the No. 4, No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, all of whom were returning state qualifiers, to capture the 126-pound Shore Conference Tournament title and win Outstanding Wrestler honors. Malone won 8-6 in sudden victory over Central’s Tyler Pepe in the quarterfinals, pinned Freehold’s Nico Messina in the semifinals and defeated Toms River East’s Michael Conklin, 13-11, in the championship bout. His win also helped Howell capture the SCT team title.

 

Nick O’Connell, Sr., Southern

The Rams did not enter the Shore Conference Tournament, but that didn’t stop them from making waves of their own. Southern rocked Phillipsburg, 32-16, in a matchup of state-ranked teams and O’Connell had the biggest win of all when he won by 11-3 major decision over Cody Harrison, a two-time state medalist who entered as the top-ranked 152-pounder in the state. O’Connell is 21-0 this season. The victory helped  Southern lock up the No. 1 seed in the South Jersey Group 5 section.

 

Dean Peterson, So., St. John Vianney

Peterson remained undefeated (24-0) when he defeated previously-undefeated Brick Memorial sophomore Vincent Santaniello, 5-2, in the 113-pound final to win his second straight Shore Conference Tournament title. He also won by fall over Shore’s Matt Klemser and Rumson-Fair Haven’s Aidan Shaughnessy and by technical fall over Point Boro’s Nick Torre. Peterson, who is 60-2 for his career, is undefeated against Shore Conference opponents

 

Vin Scollo, Sr., Jackson Memorial 

Scollo was dominant in his run to the 120-pound Shore Conference Tournament title, allowing only one point during the entire tournament. He defeated Red Bank’s Phil Stolfa, 5-0, in the pre-quarterfinals, won by 15-0 technical fall over Point Beach’s Kip Lovgren in the quarterfinals, earned an 8-0 major decision over St. John Vianney’s Joey Butler in the semifinals and won 5-1 over Colts Neck’s Logan Waller in the final. He helped the Jaguars finish second in the team standings.

 

 

 

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