Asbury Park Blue Bishops
0 Region Champs / Last State Qualifiers: Jaylen Paige in 2018
(Sr) Daniel Simmons (132 / 16-8)
For the first time since the program was resurrected in 2007, the Blue Bishops have a Region qualifier for three consecutive seasons.
Brick Twp Green Dragons
15 Region Champs / Last: Dean Helstowski in 2017 / Last State Qualifier: Dean Helstowski in 2017
Entrants (2): (Fr) Evan Tallmadge (106 / 29-2) / (So) John Trainor (113 / 15-16)
Evan Tallmadge is Brick's first freshman to win a District Title since Nick Melon in 2010.
21 Region Champs / Last: Richie Koehler in 2018 / Last State Qualifier: Richie Koehler, Sam Houston, Cameron DiGiorgio in 2018
Entrants (3): (Jr) Max Bean (120 / 12-18) / (Sr) Sam LaCorte (132 / 23-8) / (Sr) Derek Smith (170 / 26-5)
This is the 3rd Region appearance for both Sam LaCorte and Derek Smith, who both won District Titles last weekend, giving the Colts a streak of 9 seasons with multiple District Champs, a program best. Also qualifying is Max Bean, who is making his 2nd appearance.
Colts Neck Cougars
2 Region Champs / Last: Tyler Fraley in 2010 / Last State Qualifiers: Joey King, Dyon Womack in 2018
Entrants (7): (Fr) Michael Lyristis (106 / 14-12) / (So) Logan Waller (120 / 29-5) / (So) Nick Moldaver (126 / 20-10) / (Jr) Luke Rada (145 / 33-1) / (Jr) Kenneth Koenig (170 / 25-9) / (Sr) Michael Jannucci (182 / 23-4) / (Jr) Thomas Lidondici (220 / 24-7)
The Cougars come off a weekend where they crowned a program record 4 District Champs, highlighted by Michael Jannucci becoming the Cougars' first 3-time Champ. This is the 2nd Region appearance for Logan Waller, Kenneth Koenig, and Luke Rada, who finished 4th in 2017 while at Howell.
Freehold Boro Colonials
4 Region Champs / Last: Nico Messina in 2018 / Last State Qualifiers: Nico Messina in 2018
Entrants (4): (Jr) Isaiah Sweeny (106 / 19-11) / (Jr) Nico Messina (120 / 29-4) / (Jr) Keegan Roche (132 / 10-9) / (Sr) Tony Dushku (145 / 24-7)
Nico Messina, who enters with 97 career wins, is making his 3rd Region appearance in as many seasons. He's attempting to become the Colonials' 2nd 2-time Champion, joining Hall of Famer Carlos Fontanez, who did it in 1963 and 1964.
Freehold Twp Patriots
4 Region Champs / Last: Rob Morello in 2001 / Last State Qualifiers: Kyle Hillermeier in 2018
Entrants (5): (Jr) Justin Schifter (120 / 15-5) / (So) Avery Clarke (126 / 26-9) / (Jr) Jason Schifter (132 / 23-5) / (Sr) Christian Mangini (138 / 23-10) / (Jr) Jarrid Markowitz (195 / 17-11)
Justin Schifter and Avery Clarke, who placed 5th last year, are making their 2nd Region appearances. Christian Mangini enters the tournament coming off of winning a District Title out of the 5-seed.
Jackson Liberty Lions
6 Region Champs / Last: Mike Russo and Matt Russo in 2015 / Last State Qualifier: Josh Bollard in 2017
Entrants (5): (Jr) Romeo Willis (113 / 21-10) / (Jr) Dorian Hall (120 / 23-11) / (So) Jon Recio (145 / 22-12) / (Sr) Jordan Gomes (182 / 10-18) / (Jr) Jaden Lowe (220 / 19-4)
With Jordan Gomes coming in as an injury replacement, it gives the Lions 5 Region participants, their most since 2013. District Champ, Jaden Lowe is the only Lion with previous Region experience, qualifying last season while at St John Vianney.
15 Region Champs / Last: Matt Rizzo in 2005 / Last State Qualifier: Dante Morris in 2018
Entrants (2): (Sr) Dymtro Lakusta (152 / 25-6) / (Sr) Dante Morris (182 / 31-8)
Seniors, Dante Morris, who placed 4th last season, and Dymtro Lakusta, give the Piners multiple Region participants for the first time since 2015.
Long Branch Green Wave
36 Region Champs / Last: Peter Wersinger, Kevin Cerruti in 2018 / Last State Qualifiers: Ryan Zimmerman, Peter Wersinger, Kevin Cerruti in 2018
Entrants (9): (Jr) Dylan Kelleher (106 / 15-17) / (So) Joseph Conlon (113 / 17-13) / (Sr) Rey Guzman (120 / 15-11) / (Jr) Ryan Zimmerman (126 / 31-3) / (Sr) Steve Pabone (138 / 22-10) / (Jr) Ryan Carey (145 / 17-8) / (So) Jack Friedman (160 / 20-11) / (Sr) La'Qym Morris (195 / 21-8) / (Jr) Tracey Taylor (220 / 25-4) / (Sr) Kevin Cerruti (Hwt / 30-1)
The Green Wave matched their highest number of Region qualifiers since 2013, with 10 representatives. Among them are returning champ, Kevin Cerruti, and 2-time medal winner, Ryan Zimmerman, who recorded his 100th career victory at the Districts.
6 Region Champs / Last: Scott Simek & Dave Crabtree in 2018 / Last State Qualifiers: Francis Marshall in 2017
Entrants (1): (Sr) Ethan Dzenis (138 / 24-9)
For the 2nd straight season, Ethan Dzenis will be the lone representative for the Warriors at the Regions.
Middletown North Lions
18 Region Champs / Last: Tyler Klinsky, Stanley Wojdylak, Nicko Cofone in 2018 / Last State Qualifiers: Tyler Klinsky, Stanley Wojdylak, Nicko Cofone, Jacob Anderson in 2018
Entrants (9): (Jr) Tyler Klinsky (106 / 36-0) / (Jr) Thomas O'Keefe (113 / 30-5) / (Jr) Fred Luchs (120 / 30-7) / (So) Jack Butler (126 / 9-6) / (Sr) Nate Pujols (132 / 20-9) / (Jr) Chris McCarthy (138 / 24-12) / (Jr) Eddie Farrell (152 / 12-11) / (So) Nico Cerbo (182 / 23-11) / (Sr) Jacob Anderson (195 / 27-3)
The Lions will have a strong contingent at the Regions, led by returning champ, Tyler Klinsky, a 2-time State Qualifier, and Fred Luchs, a State Qualifier in 2017, who are both making their 3rd Region appearances. Participating in their 2nd Regions will be Thomas O'Keefe, Nate Pujols, Nico Cerbo, and Jacob Anderson, who placed 3rd in Region 5 last season.
Neptune Scarlet Fliers
13 Region Champs / Last: Dae'Sean Brown, John Seidle in 2013 / Last State Qualifiers: Nick Faber in 2017
Entrants (3): (Fr) Nate Levie (126 / 18-12) / (Sr) Felipe Garcia (170 / 13-6) / (Sr) Naijere Hutchinson (182 / 22-6)
Region first-timers Nate Levie, Felipe Garcia, and Naijere Hutchinson give the Scarlet Fliers multiple Region participants for the 4th straight season.
Ocean Township Spartans
21 Region Champs / Last: Jake Benner in 2018 / Last State Qualifiers: Adam Manzo, Alex Poniros, Jake Benner in 2018
Entrants (11): (Fr) Gio Poniros (106 / 10-10) / (So) Demetri Poniros (113 / 26-10) / (Sr) Will Tisony (120 / 25-11) / (So) AJ Benner (126 / 3-4) / (Jr) Jack Nies (132 / 32-5) / Jr) Alex Poniros (138 / 5-4) / (Fr) Nick Benner (145 / 20-12) / (Fr) Jared Tracey (152 / 15-12) / (Sr) Anthony Esposito (160 / 30-6) / (Sr) Dino Poniros (195 / 14-17) / (So) Joe Teresi (Hwt / 28-7)
The Spartans advanced a program record 12 wrestlers to the Regions, but are down to 11 after Ryan Moran withdrew at 182. This will be the 3rd Region appearance for juniors Jack Nies and Alex Poniros, who finished 7th in NJ last season. Demetri Poniros, Will Tisony, Anthony Esposito, and Joe Teresi are all making their 2nd appearance.
Pt Beach Gulls
10 Region Champs / Last: Jack Baker in 2018 / Last State Qualifiers: Jack Baker, Cade Watkins in 2017
Entrants (8): (Fr) Jonah Bowers (113 / 13-10) / (So) Kip Lovgren (120 / 24-11) / (So) Riley Simon (126 / 25-8) / (Jr) Jesse Bowers (132 / 30-6) / (So) Jason Schulz (145 / 16-16) / (Jr) George Kaiafas (170 / 22-6) / (Jr) Jason Sherlock (182 / 33-1) / (Jr) Liam Buday (195 / 31-5)
Jesse Bowers is making is 3rd Region appearance, while Kip Lovgren, Riley Simon, Jason Sherlock, and Liam Buday are making their 2nd, as the Gulls send 8 wrestlers to the Regions for the 2nd consecutive year.
Pt Boro Panthers
21 Region Champs / Last: Francis Marshall in 2018 / Last State Qualfiers: Ben Sabo, Ty Bailey, Spencer Robinson, Francis Marshall, Billy Borowsky, Anthony Bonavito in 2018
Entrants (6): (So) Nick Torre (113 / 25-6) / (So) Jack Bailey (138 / 24-7) / (Jr) Ty Bailey (145 / 31-5) / (Sr) Spencer Robinson (152 / 23-5) / (Sr) Scott Franceschini (195 / 17-10) / (Sr) Billy Borowsky (220 / 34-0)
Spencer Robinson, who enters with 97 career wins, and Billy Borowski, are making their 4th Region appearances, and looking for return trips to AC. Also looking for a return trip to the boardwalk is Ty Bailey who, along with Jack Bailey and Nick Torre, is making his 2nd Region appearance.
9 Region Champs / Last: Russell Benson, Ethan Wolf in 2018 / Last State Qualifiers: Russell Benson, AJ Erven, Anthony Aquilano, George Burdick, Justin Acevedo, Ethan Wolf in 2018
Entrants (8): (Jr) Michael Lonnay (126 / 19-9) / (Jr) Vin Mangano (145 / 19-15) / (Sr) James Ecklyn (152 / 25-10) / (Sr) Anthony Aquilano (160 / 31-5) / (Sr) George Burdick (170 / 32-5) / (Jr) Anthony Bailey (182 / 24-12) / (Sr) Justin Acevedo (195 / 33-5) / (Sr) Matt Spirko (Hwt / 24-6)
Led by 3-time qualifiers Anthony Aquilano, George Burdick, and Justin Acevedo, and 2-timers Michael Lonnay, James Ecklyn, and Matt Spirko, the Rockets will be looking to send multiple wrestlers through to AC again, and also try and make it three years in a row with a Region Champ.
Red Bank Catholic Caseys
3 Region Champs / Last: Mike Conte in 1983 / Last State Qualifiers: Shawn McCord in 2014
Entrants (3): (Jr) Aidan Meyler-McAuliffe (160 / 25-9) / (Sr) John Columbia (195 / 24-6) / (Sr) Steven Cmielewski (220 / 35-2)
Steven Cmielewski makes his 3rd Region appearance. He finished 6th last season. He'll be joined by Aidan Meyler-McAuliffe, the Caseys' first District Champ since 2014, and senior John Coumbia, who are making their 2nd trip to the Regions.
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