Wrestling: Former Hunterdon Central coach Gibble to be honored

Wrestling: Former Hunterdon Central coach Gibble to be honored

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Wrestling: Former Hunterdon Central coach Gibble to be honored

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Former Hunterdon Central High wrestling coach Steve Gibble will be feated with a special night June 6 from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m. at the Flemington Elks Lodge.

Gibble was the Red Devils’ coach from 1992-93 season when legendary coach Russ Riegel through the 2013-14 season.

Gibble’s teams had a 348-119 overall record, capturing four Skyland Conference titles, in addition to winning 11 of the program’s 19 sectional championships. Central also reached the Group 4 final seven times (1993, ’94, ’95, ’99, 2000, 2003 and 2010) for him. Central was ranked in the Coaches Top 25 Poll in 16 of Gibble’s 22 seasons, missing only in 1995-96, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2011-12 and 2013-14. They finished in the top 10 in eight seasons, peaking at No. 4 in 1999-2000. The Red Devils were ranked No. 17 in the New Jersey Wrestling Writers Top 20 in his fianl season.

Central went 19-6 in Gibble’s last season, losing to Phillipsburg in the North 2, Group 4 final. Speaking of P’burg, Gibble’s teams had five wins over the Stateliners in 26 matches, including postseason victories in 2010 and the North 2 IV final in ‘13.

Gibble, who wrestled under Riegel, won Region V title in 1980 at 188 pounds.

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