2/14: Anthony Vitola (Manalapan) / Joe Colon (Brick Memorial) / AJ Benner (Ocean Township) / Jesse Bowers (Pt Beach) / Cole Velardi (Southern)
Despo's Wrestlers of the Match for their teams in the State Sectional Title wins!
2/12: Tyler Brignola (Rumson)
Brignola's clutch 2-1 win in the tiebreaker round over Pt Boro's Jack Bailey was a huge factor in the Bulldogs win over the Panthers, as the Bulldogs advance to the Sectional Finals for the first time in program history.
2/10: Jacob Spirko (Raritan)
Trailing late in the 3rd, Spirko scored a defensive pin in a bout that played a huge part in helping the Rockets avenge an earlier season to the Hornets, and move on to the Sectional Semis
2/7: Lucas Santos (Middletown North)
Santos delivered a walk-off pin to give Middletown North a 39-33 win over Colts Neck, and securing the B-North Title; The 17th Division Title for the Lions
2/6: Demetri Ponrios (Ocean Township)
Poniros returned to the lineup after suffering an opening weekend injury and recorded a tech fall in the Spartans 35-27 win over CBA.
2/5: Brandon Bayer (Marlboro)
His 8-7 win in TB1 over CBA's Vin Principe in the final bout, helped give the Mustangs a 36-31 win over the Colts.
2/3: Mike McGhee (Shore Regional)
With his win on Monday night, McGhee reached career win #100.
2/1: Logan Waller (Colts Neck)
Won the 138-pound championship at the Shore Conference Tournament, and was voted as the Most Outstanding Wrestler.
1/29: Matt Benedetti (Manalapan)
With his win on Wednesday night, Benedetti broke the school record for career wins. He's now at 124 and counting...
1/28: Joe McCullough (TR East)
McCullough bumped up from his usual slot at 126 and recorded a 12-4 major win over #8 Kip Lovgren at 138.
1/27: Vin Santaniello (Brick Memorial)
Santaniello's win on Monday night was career victory #100
1/24: Jesse Bowers (Pt Beach)
In a pivotal matchup, Bowers bumped up to 152 and defeated Pt Boro's #8 Jack Bailey, providing a key win in Beach's 28-27 criteria win over the rival Panthers. It was also the 100th career victory for Bowers.
1/23: Thomas O'Keefe (Middletown North)
O'Keefe's 11-5 win over Middletown South's over Michael Holland in the Lions win over the Eagles gave him his 100th career victory.
1/22: Jack Zaleski (Middletown South) & Julian George (CBA)
At 126, Julian George knocked off #1 Nico Messina of Freehold Boro, 7-6. At 106, Middletown South's #9 Jack Zaleski pinned #4 Ethan Liptzin of Howell in 0:39. Both Messina and Liptzin are returning senior State Qualifiers.
1/21: Kei'sun Sanders (Wall)
With one bout to go, the freshman delivered a 10-2 major decision to help the Knights clinch a 33-32 win over Ocean Township.
1/16: Eddie Farrell (Middletown North)
The senior bumped up to 170, and delivered a clutch win, 3-1, over #10 Gavin O'Connor, to clinch the win for the #6 Lions over the #7 Panthers.
1/15: Dom Brogna (Donovan Catholic)
In a pivotal bout at heavyweight, the 7th-ranked Brogna topped #3 Joe Teresi of Ocean, to help the Griffins pull off a 37-34 win over the Spartans.
1/14: Ryan Rosenthal (TR North)
Rosenthal won a pivotal matchup at 120 against fellow returning State Qualifier, Jayson Scerbo, to set the table for brother Jake to close it out for the Mariners in the final bout of their 28-26 win over #1 Southern.
1/13: Al DeSantis (Shore Regional)
Picked up a big win by defeating Ocean's Alex Poniros, a State Medalist in 2018, 7-3.
1/10: Charlie Latendorf & Gavin O'Connor (Pt Boro)
Latendorf's sudden victory win, and O'Connor's takedown with 2 seconds left to win his match, were key toss-up wins in the Panthers' favor as they topped Lacey, 32-25, to take control of the B-South Title chase.
1/9: Tyler Pepe (Central)
With his pin against Shore Regional, Pepe recorded career victory #100!
1/8: Zander Silva (CBA)
Silva's decision in the final bout helped lead the youngvColts to a thrilling 34-32 upset over #5 Manalapan.
1/7: Kyle Nase (Howell)
In a key tossup bout, Nase's 6-2 decision win at 120 led into Neiko Malone's pin at 126, which ultimately clinched the 37-36 criteria win over High Point for the Rebels.
1/6: Owen Fitzgerald (Middletown South)
Fitzgerald's major decision victory in the final bout helped the Eagles rally from 17 down, with 4 bouts to go, to beat Marlboro, 35-33.
1/4: Nico Messina (Freehold Boro)
With his pin against Long Branch, Messina reached career win #111, to set a new program record for the Colonials. He added #112 with a pin in the closing bout of the quad.
1/2: Neiko Malone (Howell)
With the Rebels trailing by four in the final bout, Malone scored a walk-off pin to give Howell a 32-30 win over TR North.
12/30: Edgar Silva (Lakewood) & Shane Zimmerman (Keyport)
Both wrestlers went 4-0, with 4 pins, to win their respective weight classes at the Rumble In The Pines Tournament.
12/28: Shane Reitsma (Howell)
Placed 2nd at the prestigious PowerAde Tournament, picking up a win over the top-seed, and 6th-ranked 170-pounder in the country, Connor O'Neill of DePaul Catholic, a State runner-up last year, in the semis.
12/27: Ryan Zimmerman (Long Branch)
Voted Most Outstanding Wrestler for winning 138-pound title at the Mustang Classic, pinning returning State runner-up Jacob Perez of Paulsboro in the finals.
12/22: Dean Peterson (St John Vianney)
2019 Beast of the East Champion
12/21: Cael Rankin (Donovan Catholic)
Welcome back to Cael, who missed almost all of last season with an injury. The senior returned on Saturday and won the 126-pound Title at the Colt Classic
12/20: Conor Collins & Cole Velardi (Southern)
Freshmen both record pins in their debuts for Southern in a 55-15 win over TR East
12/19: Fred Luchs (Middletown North) & Jack Kinsella (Wall)
Luchs Records Career Win #100 / Kinsella wins 3-0 decision in final bout to give Wall 34-33 win over Cranford