Wrestling: Point Beach uses late surge to beat SJ Vianney

Wrestling: Point Beach uses late surge to beat SJ Vianney


Wrestling: Point Beach uses late surge to beat SJ Vianney


A pin by James Finnerty in the 138-pound bout followed by a decision by Tore Capriglione at 145 gave the visiting Point Pleasant Beach wrestling team the cushion it needed to record a 30-29 win over St. John Vianney on Monday night in a nondivisional match.

The nine points at 138 and 145 gave the Garnet Gulls (11-1) a 30-17 lead with two bouts left and clinched the match.

St. John Vianney (4-2) then received a pin from Kevin Grady (152) and a win by forfeit from Terrence Davis in the final two bouts.

In a match where the two teams split the four bouts that were decided by two points or less, Point Beach received an overtime win from Cory Gross in the first bout and a 3-2 win from Giancarlo Crivelli at 126.

The Garnet Gulls also received pins from unbeaten Thomas D’Amore (heavyweight), the District 23 third-place finisher at heavyweight last year, and John Finnerty (120), the District 23 runner-up at 106 last year.

St. John Vianney received a one-point win from Jacob White (220) and an overtime win from Nick Landi (132).

JACKSON MEMORIAL 43, JACKSON LIBERTY 19: A two-point win by freshman Tim Hamman (145) followed by a win by major decision by Sean Leahey (152) sent the Jaguars (6-0), ranked No. 5 in the Asbury Park Press Top 10 Poll, on their way to the win over the Lions (5-3) in a nondivisional match.

Jackson Memorial improved its all-time record against its sister school to 6-0. The average margin of those six wins is 34.7 points.

Jaguars junior Broderick Graham (heavyweight) had a pin of Mike McKenzie, the District 21 runner-up at 220. It was the second time in 15 days Graham defeated McKenzie. He recorded a 6-0 win in a Walter Woods Tournament 220-pound semifinal on Dec. 30.

Jackson Memorial also received pins from Jarret DiGiantomaso (170), unbeaten Connor Bohringer (182), the District 21 champion at 170 last year, and Hunter Reese (138).

Matt Russo (132), a two-time Region VI third-place finisher, pinned for Jackson Liberty.

HOLMDEL 39, MANASQUAN 37: Pins in four consecutive bouts from 106-126 wiped out a 33-15 deficit and enabled the Hornets (1-4, 1-0) to defeat the Warriors (1-4, 0-2) in a Class A Central match.

Chris Ammirati’s pin at 126 gave Holmdel a 39-33 lead and then the Hornets’ Tyler Marchiano (132) held Benjamin Meseroll to a major decision in the final bout to clinch the win for Holmdel.

COLTS NECK 45, MARLBORO 30: The Cougars (6-4, 1-1) scored the maximum 30 points in the last five bouts to rally from a 30-15 deficit and defeat the Mustangs (0-6, 0-5) in a Class A North match.

Dylan Campbell (160), Steven Barsky (170) and William Hoffbauer (182) had consecutive pins to give Colts Neck the lead for good at 33-30.

LONG BRANCH 58, FREEHOLD 7: Jason Hernandez’s 4-3 win over Colin Monahan in the 113-pound bout, the next-to-last bout, highlighted the No. 10 Green Wave’s win over the Colonials in a Class B North match.

Hernandez (7-2) finished second at 113 in the Hawk Classic on Dec. 28. Monahan (11-3) won the Buc Classic this past Saturday.

CBA 58, FREEHOLD TWP. 12: The Colts (7-1, 4-0), ranked No. 9 in the APP Top 10, won the first eight contested bouts, with five of those wins coming by pin, as they defeated the Patriots (2-6, 1-3) in a Class A North match.

CBA 54, MONMOUTH 17: A pin by Mike Oxley (195), the Region VI champion at 195 last year, started a 36-point run over the final seven bouts as the Colts (8-1) pulled away for the win over the Falcons (0-3) in a nondivisional match.


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