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Manalapan senior Jessi Johnson will look to end her illustrious career on top and claim her third state championship as she leads the way for a Shore Conference contingent making its way to Phillipsburg High School for the 2021 NJSIAA Girls Wrestling Championships on Saturday.

Johnson is the top seed in the bottom bracket at 161 pounds and enters as the favorite. She is 40-1 with 36 wins by fall for her career and will continue her career at Lock Haven University.

Johnson is among 15  Shore Conference girls who will try to make history on Saturday.

Manalapan senior Julian Manolas is the top seed in the bottom bracket at 100, Lakewood sophomore Jayla Hahn is the top seed in the bottom bracket at 143 pounds, Jackson Memorial junior Abigail Stanberry is the No.1 seed in the top bracket at 151 pounds and Raritan senior Mia Lazaurs is the top seed in the bottom bracket at 215 pounds.

Here are the first-round pairings and links to the brackets on TrackWrestling.com. Shore Conference wrestlers are in bold font.

Brackets

101

Olivia Klein (Paramus) vs. Rosemary Santiago (Paulsboro)

Aaliyah Payne-Parris (Newton) vs. Jaclyn McDowell (Gloucester City)

Isabela Santos (Elizabeth) vs. Sheila Cortez (Lakewood)

Julianna Van Ness (St. Thomas Aquinas) vs. Julia Manolas (Manalapan)

 

107

Ava Rose (Princeton) vs. Liliana Zaku-Ramos (Kittatinny)

Marissa Plumeri (Steinert) vs. Alisa Safforld (Belleville)

Jennifer Estrada (Trenton Central) vs. Valarie Maldonado (Somerville)

Cloe Wong (Raritan) vs. Izabella Frezzo (Becton)

 

114

Lennix Horsburgh (Bound Brook) vs. Sophia Hibbs (Kingsway)

Ahlexa Montalvo (Bloomfield) vs. Riley Lerner (Cedar Creek)

Soraya Safforld (Belleville) vs. Gianna DeDreux (Brick)

Emily Popek (Kittatinny) vs. Chloe Ayres (Princeton)

 

121

Kalli Roskos (Delran) vs. Theresa Zeppetelli (Ridgefield Park)

Maya Hemo (Cherry Hill East) vs. Katrina King (Warren Hills)

Madison Trotman (Rancocas Valley) vs. Kayla Vazquez (Kinnelon)

Angelina Leone (Egg Harbor) vs, Kira Pipkins (Bloomfield)

 

128

Emily Klein (Paramus) vs. Skyy Hills (Cherry Hill West)

Amanda Connors (Northern Highlands) vs. Karielys Reyes (Trenton)

Kyara Montoya (Morris Hills) vs. Chloe Lawler (Jackson Memorial)

Jillian Degunio (Somerville) vs,. Gabriella Miller (Old Bridge)

 

135

Emma Matera (Delran) vs. Grace Kaczanowski (Bridgewater-Raritan)

Dakota Morrissy (Pemberton) vs. Maura White (Jefferson)

Lexi Mazzella (Bordentown) vs. Isabella Martin (Ridgewood)

Iwalani Arguedas (Trenton Central) vs. Carley Anderson (Mt. Olive)

 

143

Jodi Holder (North Hunterdon) vs. Kamila Bieszczad (Jackson Memorial)

Paisley Fox (Hunterdon Central) vs. Alexa Firestone (Kingsway)

Sophia Lombardo (High Point) vs. Alexis Rosano (Eastern)

Jenna Filieri (Lodi/Immaculate Conception) vs. Jayla Hahn (Lakewood)

 

151

Abigail Stanberry (Jackson Memorial) vs. Gabby Shevlin (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Rachel Forsman (Eatern) vs, Lydia Attanasio (North Hunterdon)

Katherine Bott (Kingsway) vs MacKenzie Finn (Bayonne)

Savanna Marlin (Rancocas Valley) vs,. Kayla Zeppetelli (Ridgefield Park)

 

161

Kierra Hubmaster (Kittatinny) vs. Olivia Palmer (Timber Creek)

Jordyn Brannick (Newton) vs. Jordyn Katz (Jackson Memorial)

Donna Walker (New Brunswick) vs. Peyton Rieger (Kingsway)

Noelle Gaffney (High Point) vs. Jessi Johnson (Manalapan)

 

180

Hannah Dahl (Pennsauken) vs. Esther Gratia (West Orange)

Ella Yanuzzelli (Southern) vs. Maria Taseva (Elmwood Park)

Ana Gonzalez (Lakewood) vs. Kerly Borbor (New Brunswick)

Gina Novello (Jackson Memorial) vs. Amanda Pace (North Bergen)

 

215

Gianna Faura (Bloomfield), bye

Lacey Hums (High Point) vs. Alexsandra Bieszczad (Jackson Memorial)

Marisa Di Paolo (West Morris Central) vs. Evelyn Santana (Cherry Hill West)

Brithney Lachira (West Orange) vs. Mia Lazaurs (Raritan)

 

 

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