Four teams and 10 individuals are ranked in the state in New Jersey Advance Media's latest set of polls.

In the New Jersey Top 20, Southern, Christian Brothers Academy, Wall and Howell are ranked with the Rams at No. 12, CBA at No. 13, the Crimson Knights at No. 15 and the Rebels at No. 17. Shore Sports Network has Southern ranked first in the Shore Conference with CBA second, Howell third and Wall fourth.

Wall senior Brett Donner. (Photo by Ray Richardson).

On the individual front, Wall senior Brett Donner and Brick Memorial junior Nick Rivera are highest ranked wrestlers. Donner is second at 170 pounds and also No. 18 in the nation by InterMat. Rivera is second at heavyweight.

Ranked third in their respective weight classes are Brick Memorial junior Gianni Ghione at 120 and CBA senior Jack LaCorte at 195. CBA's Sebastian Rivera at 120 and Wall's Matt McKenzie at 195 are each ranked fourth. Rivera is ranked No. 5 in the nation by InterMat.

CBA senior Sebastian Rivera. (Photo by Robert Samuels).

Howell senior Anthony Gagliano is fifth at 138 pounds, Middletown North senior Chad Freshnock is sixth at 220, Toms River South's Owen McClave is seventh at 132 and CBA's William Oxley is eighth at 220.

In NJ Advance Media's pound-for-pound rankings, Donner is 17th and Ghione is 20th.


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