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This wrestling season, the Shore Sports Network has once again partnered with Elite Sports Physical Therapy to present our weekly Wrestler of the Week feature.

Each week, a poll will go up with nominees for the SSN Wrestler of the Week and this week's poll will run through Sunday at midnight. This week's winner will be announced on Monday.

Week 8 ran from February 7 through Feb. 13 and included the NJSIAA Team Tournament, the girls region tournaments, and the final regular-season matches.

Scroll down to see the candidates and make your selection.

Week 8 (Feb. 7-Feb. 13) Wrestler of the Week nominees (listed in alphabetical order)

Shay Addison, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Addison recorded his 100th career victory during the Bulldogs' Central Jersey Group 2 semifinal victory over Point Boro, becoming the seventh wrestler in program history to reach the milestone.

 

Kamila Bieszczad, Jr., Jackson Memorial

Bieszczad captured the NJSIAA South Region 132-pound title with a 15-10 victory over Timber Creek's Olivia Palmer. After falling behind early in the bout, Bieszcad ramped up her offense, including scoring seven points in the second period and a total of four reversals in the bout. Bieszczad, who was the No. 1 seed, won by fall in the quarterfinals and semifinals.

 

Julian George, Jr., Christian Brothers Academy

George won all three of hits bouts during the Colts' run to reaching the Non-Public A state final, headlined by a thrilling 5-4 victory over Bergen Catholic three-time state top-three finisher Joe Cangro. Cangro, who was the state runner-up to Brick Memorial's Vincent Santaniello at 126 pounds last season, had defeated George, 5-3 in sudden victory, during the regular season.

 

Jayla Hahn, Jr., Central Regional

Hahn ran the gauntlet to win the 138-pound NJSIAA South Region championship. A two-time state champion, Hahn first defeated Delran's two-time state champion, Emma Matera, in an exciting 7-5 double-overtime bout in the semifinals. A late escape by Hahn sent the bout to overtime and she won with a reversal in the second tiebreaker period. Hahn then captured the title by defeating Jackson Memorial's Skyelar Smith, 3-1, on the strength of a takedown late in the first period. The victory over Smith avenged one of Hahn's losses from earlier in the season. She was selected as the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler.

 

Matt Henrich, So., Southern Regional

Henrich had an excellent week to help Southern win another state sectional title. He was 4-0 altogether which included an impressive 8-2 win over Kingsway's Joey Miranda, a 2020 state tournament qualifier, and a 19-4 technical fall against Phillipsburg's Joe Innamorato, who is a two-time region fifth-place finisher.

 

Hunter Mays, Sr., Howell

The returning state champion concluded the team portion of the season in dominant fashion to help Howell win a sectional title and reach the Group 5 final. Mays was 5-0 with four wins coming by fall and a 16-4 major decision over Phillipsburg's Nate Zastowny, who was a 2020 state qualifier.

 

Bobby Mulligan, Jr., Raritan

Mulligan was 4-1 during the week and played a big role as the Rockets went all the way and won the NJSIAA Group 2 title for the second time in program history. Mulligan's lone loss saved bonus points, as well, holding Rumson-Fair Haven standout Ryan Boyer to a decision during the Central Jersey Group 2 sectional final. He won by fall in three of his wins, none more memorable than his match-clinching pin at 165 pounds to secure Raritan's eventual 37-27 win over High Point in the Group 2 state finals.

 

Vincent Joseph Muscillo, So., Red Bank Catholic

Muscillo delivered three important victories, including a clutch win by fall against Holy Spirit in the Non-Public South B state sectional championship match, as the Caseys won their first sectional title in program history.

 

Gabe Scalise, Sr., Shore Regional

Scalise recorded his 100th career victory during a win over Jackson Liberty to become the 100th wrestler in program history with 100 wins.

 

Phil Stolfa, Sr., Red Bank

Stolfa moved into the Bucs' history books last week when he became just the second wrestler in program history to reach 100 career wins. As a returning state qualifier, Stolfa has a great chance to become the program's all-time wins leader as Dillon Stambaugh sits at the top with 102 wins.

 

Evan Tallmadge, Sr., Brick Memorial

The returning state champion was 5-0 during the week and won a pair of key bouts against returning state medalists to help Brick Memorial win a sectional title and reach the Group 4 final. In the Mustangs' 26-25 win over Middletown South to give them their 17th state sectional crown, Tallmadge bumped up to 126 pounds and scored a 3-1 decision over Middletown South two-time state medalist Jack Zaleski. In the Group 4 championship match vs. Mount Olive, Tallmadge bumped up again and worked a 9-3 decision over state place-winner Jack Bastarrika.

 

 

 

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