VOTE for the Week 7 Thrive Spine & Sports Rehab Wrestler of the Week
It’s time to get your vote in for who had the top performance in the Shore Conference this week to choose the Thrive Spine & Sports Rehab Wrestler of the Week. The winner will be announced on Friday right here on ShoreSportsNetwork.com. Voting will end Thursday at midnight.
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Note: We only nominate one wrestler per team, which is why Howell’s Justin Wright and Brick Memorial’s Joe Colon are not listed below. Wright won the Shore Conference Tournament heavyweight title and Colon won the 182-pound SCT crown from the No. 3 seed, avenging a loss to Point Beach’s Jason Sherlock in the semifinals and defeating Colts Neck’s Luke Rada, 9-6 in the final. Read more about their championship runs in this story.
Week 7 (SCT) Wrestler of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)
Matt Benedetti, Sr., 160, Manalapan
Benedetti became the Braves’ all-time wins leader and then won a Shore Conference Tournament title. He now has 128 career victories and is 25-0 on the season.
Nick Boggiano, Sr., 152, Toms River North
Boggiano remained undefeated in winning his second straight Shore Conference Tournament title. He won by 10-0 major decision over Shore’s Mike McGhee in the final, scored 44 points in four bouts and allowed just two escape points the entire tournament. He is 25-0 on the season.
Max Brignola, Jr., 145, Rumson-Fair Haven
Brignola cruised to the Shore Conference Tournament title with two pins and two major decisions and also recorded his 100th career win. He is 25-0 this season.
Vin Ceglie, Jr., 220, Lacey
Ceglie came from the No. 3 seed to win the Shore Conference Tournament, defeating the No. 2 and No. 1 seeds in the process. He took down Middletown North’s Nico Cerbo with one second left to win 5-4 in the semifinals and used two third-period takedowns to defeat Toms River North’s Mike Nakano, 6-5, in the championship bout.
Kyle Epperly, Sr., 195, Jackson Memorial
Epperly defended his Shore Conference Tournament title with an impressive 10-3 decision over Brick Memorial’s David Szuba, who was previously undefeated. The Rutgers recruit had two first-period pins and a win by major decision in the first three rounds.
Tyler Klinsky, Sr., 113, Middletown North
Klinsky was untouchable during his run to a second consecutive Shore Conference Tournament crown with one pin, two technical falls and a 10-3 decision over Toms River North’s Ryan Rosenthal, who was previously undefeated, in the final. Klinsky scored a ridiculous 71 points in four bouts during the tournament.
Nico Messina, Sr., 126, Freehold
Messina captured the Shore Conference Tournament title in one of the SCT’s toughest weights with a 6-4 decision over Middletown North’s Thomas O’Keefe. In the semifinals, Messina avenged a loss to Christian Brothers Academy freshman Julian George by winning by fall in the semifinals.
Jack Nies, Sr., 132, Ocean
As the No. 3 seed, Nies pinned Central’s Tyler Pepe in the semifinals and then rallied past Toms River East’s Michael Conklin, 6-4 in sudden victory, to win the Shore Conference Tournament title.
Dean Peterson, Jr., 120, St. John Vianney
Peterson rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Brick Memorial’s Vincent Santaniello, 5-3, and claim his third straight Shore Conference Tournament championship. The returning state champion is undefeated against Shore Conference competition in his career.
Shane Reitsma, Sr., 170, Howell
Reitsma defended his Shore Conference Tournament title and recorded his 150th career victory in the process. His victory also helped Howell repeat as SCT team champion. Reitsma is the ninth Shore Conference wrestler to reach 150 wins.
Anthony Santaniello, Fr., 106, Brick Memorial
Santaniello defeated Brick’s Evan Tallmadge, 1-0 in a marquee championship bout, to win the Shore Conference Tournament title in a loaded 106-pound field. Both wrestlers were undefeated and Tallmadge was ranked No. 3 in the country by InterMat.
Logan Waller, Jr., 138, Colts Neck
Waller had a memorable weekend in becoming Colts Neck’s first Shore Conference Tournament champion. He defeated Shore senior Al DeSantis, 7-5, in the semifinals before a dominant showing in the championship match where he built a 12-1 lead before pinning Long Branch’s Ryan Zimmerman, who was undefeated and ranked No. 2 in the state. Waller was selected as the SCT’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.