Friday, December 15th
Southern @ Brick Memorial
Rams & Stangs launch the season on opening night for the 2nd straight year.
Tuesday, December 19th
CBA @ Manalapan
Who is the top contender to Howell in A-North? We get a good look early as the Colts visit the Braves.
Wednesday, December 20th
Middletown North @ Wall
The Crimson Knights, who took a hit to graduation in the upperweights, have a big test early on as they take their shot at the defending B-North Champs.
Friday. December 22nd
Jackson Memorial @ Pt Boro
Great opportunity for one of these teams to make a big early statement, and it's on a Friday night!
Long Branch @ Middletown North
Huge B-North showdown as the defending champion Lions host a loaded Green Wave.
Brick Memorial @ TR North
I'm pretty sure North has beaten Brick Memorial before, but if it did, it was before the "Website Era". North returns a bit more experience this season, giving them a bit of an edge early on.
Saturday, December 23rd
Pt Beach @ Lacey
Beach has beefed up their non-Conference slate a bit this year. Great early test for both teams with their eyes on the Top
RBC @ Red Bank Regional
I love my crosstown rivalry matches. Red Bank has taken the last three in the series, but RBC returns as balanced a lineup as they've had in several years as they look to end the snide.
Middletown North @ Hunterdon Central
Lions travel to Flemington to battle the Group 5 Finalist Red Devils as part of a tri with Bishop Ahr.
High Point @ Southern
The Rams host the defending NJ1G2 Champions as part of a home quad with Atlantic City and Woodstown.
Thursday, December 28th
NJUWL Rumble In The Pines @ Lakewood
This 8-team tourney, that also features locals Asbury Park & Neptune, will have a lot of enthusiasm from the programs involved. That it will be held at Lakewood, whose program was almost eliminated, makes it that much better.
Saturday, December 30th
CBA @ TR North
Interesting matchup as both teams return a strong group and could be Top
10 11 contenders.
Wednesday, January 3rd
Ocean Township @ Long Branch
Spartans look to snap a 4-match slide to their rivals.
Thursday, January 4th
Raritan @ Phillipsburg
Rockets travel to PBurg to take their shot at knocking off the powerful Stateliners.
Saturday, January 6th
Hunterdon Central, Kittatinny, & West Deptford @ Howell
Howell takes on Hunterdon Central in rematch of last year's Group 5 final, as part of a quad with Group 1 runner-up Kittatinny, and West Deptford.
Colts Neck vs. Manalapan
Part of a quad at Jackson Liberty that goes a long way to help deciding the top challenger to Howell in A-North.
Monday, January 8th
Howell @ Manalapan
Braves get their crack at knocking off the champs, as they host the Rebels in a big A-North matchup.
Tuesday, January 9th
Southern @ Jackson Memorial
Latest installment of one of the Rams/Jags rivalry.
Wednesday, January 10th
Raritan @ Long Branch
Another big matchup between two of the Shore's top teams. LB hosts the Rockets in what is a match that always has a great atmosphere.
Friday, January 12th
Brick Twp @ Brick Memorial
Dragons have not beaten their cross-town rivals since 2010.
Pt Boro @ Lacey
The top two contenders for B-South meet on a Friday night in Lanoka Harbor.
Wednesday, January 17th
St John Vianney @ Raritan
Lanced or Launched? A-Central Title expected to be on the line as SJV travels to the Launch Pad.
Shore @ Pt Beach
Another Divisional Title could be on the line as the Blue Devils visit the Garnet Gulls.
Thursday, January 18th
South Plainfield @ Howell
Rebels host Tigers, winners of the last two Group 3 Titles.
Friday, January 19th
Pt Boro @ Pt Beach
I know some people don't like when I say this but, "The Best Rivalry In The Shore!" The atmosphere will be insane, and the gym will be sold out, for the "Battle For Pt. Pleasant".
Middletown South @ Middletown North
Got to like the increase of Friday night matches this season, especially the rivalry matches. South gets their shot at North.
Jackson Memorial @ Howell
Another big Friday night match at the Shore as the former kings of the Shore take on the current kings.
Saturday, January 20th
Southern @ South Plainfield
Rams visit the Group 3 Champs in a big non-conference showdown.
Monday, January 22nd
Manalapan @ Ocean Township
Former A-North rivals haven't met since 2013. Could be an interesting matchup between two Top
10 11 teams depending how things go down between now and then.
Pt Boro @ Southern
The Rams have not lost to a fellow Ocean County team since 2013. If that streak carries to this date, Boro gets their crack at it.
Wednesday, January 24th
Pt Boro @ Ocean Township
This has been a great matchup since the teams added each other to the schedule three years ago. All three of those matches were decided by 3 points or less.
Friday, January 26th & Satruday, January 27th
Shore Conference Tournament
Saturday, January 27th
Southern @ Phillipsburg
Another Shore Conference team makes the trip up north to face the 21-time Group Champions.
Wednesday, January 31st
Manalapan @ Raritan
Potential is here for some very interesting individual bouts as the Braves travel to Hazlet.
Saturday, February 3rd
Ocean Township @ Phillipsburg
Spartans make the trek up north for their first ever meeting with the Stateliners.
College notes from yesterday's busy day on the mats.
CLIFF KEEN INVITATIONAL
Mike Russo (Jackson Liberty) went 2-2 for Cornell at 125. Matt Wilhelm (Southern) was 2-2 at 174 for Cal Poly.
TED REESE INVITATIONAL
Matt McGowan (Jackson Memorial) and Owen McClave (TR South) both won titles for the Coast Guard Academy with McGowan going 5-0 with 2 pins and 2 techs at 141, while McClave was 5-0 with 3 majors and pin to win 133. Dylan DaSilva (TR North) also won gold, going 4-0 to win the 184-pound bracket for Plymouth State. bOOOm!
Connor Sheehan (Raritan) went 4-2, with 2 pins and a tech, to place 7th at 184 for Springfield. Also in action from the Shore were Jarrett Digiantamasso (Jackson Memorial) and Patrick Ammirati (Holmdel) for Ursinus.
Wrestling for Scranton, Nick Ciacci (Howell) went 4-1 to place 3rd at 141, Nick DePierro (Freehold Twp) went 3-2 to place 4th at 133, TJ Conlon (Long Branch) went 2-2 at 149, Will Oxley (CBA) went 4-2 at heavyweight, and Liam Gallagher (CBA) was at 165 for the Royals. John Downey (Freehold Boro) was 1-2 wrestling for Lycoming at heavyewight.
NEW STANDARD CORPORATE INVITATIONAL
Zach Wilhelm (Southern) went 5-0 to claim the 157-pound title for Stevens Tech. Also repping Stevens were Dylan VanSickell (CBA) who finished Top 5 at 149 after going 4-2, Yospeh Borai (TR East) who went 2-2 at 125, James Jachim (Brick Twp) at 165, and Ryan Jachim (Brick Twp) at 174. TCNJ was also on the mat at the New Standard. Leading the way for the Lions was Anthony Gagliano (Howell) who went 4-2 to finish 5th at 157. Gagliano did meet up with Wilhelm in the championship bracket, with Wilhelm taking a 6-3 decision. Also on the mats for TCNJ from the Shore were David Santiago (Brick Twp) who went 1-2 at 149, Ryan Budzek (Pt Boro) also at 149, Tom Anderson (Middletown North) went 1-2 at 184, and Kyle Cocozza (Howell) was 2-2 at 285. Josh Glantzman (Wall) went 5-2 for USMMA at 174. Also representing USMMA were Roddy Rupp (Pt Beach) and Erik Beshada (CBA). Wrestling for Elizabethtown, Joe Ghione (Brick Memorial) went 2-2 at 149, with a tech and a major. Wrestling for Delaware Valley were Chris Richardson (Brick Memorial) who went 3-2 at 157, and Anthony Costanza (Brick Twp)at 174. Wrestling for Roger Williams was Nick Wagner (Wall) who went 2-2 at 141.