20 Church Lane
Englishtown, NJ 07726
(732) 792-7200
(Monmouth County)

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Program Est.
1973

Mascot
Braves

Colors
Scarlet, Navy, & White

Athletic Director
Rodney Taylor

Head Coach
Scott Pressman
(11th Season in 2018)

Assistants
Frank O'Shea
Ed Redmond
Joe Santomarco
James Somma
Pat Trabucci

Section
CJ Group 5

Division
A-North

District
21

Region
6





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TEAM TITLES

3-Time SCT Champs

3-Time State Sectional Champs

8-Time District Champs

9-Time A-North Champs

INDIVIDUALS

4 State Champions
(Last: Sulijoadikisumo - 92)

28 State Place Winners
(Last: Kaminsky - 2015)

26 Region Champions
(Last: Appice - 2013)

94 District Champions
(Last: 5 in 2017)

RECORDS

Career Wins - 120
John Appice
(2010-2013)

Season Wins - 39
John Appice
(2013)

100 WIN CLUB

John Appice - 120
Mike Aronson - 105
Mike Gaeta - 102
Nick Manochio - 101
Joe Santamarco - 100




Shore Conference Wrestling




Overall Record:  12-2  /  Shore Conference:  7-2  /  A-North:  5-2


1/17: Manalapan  61  -  Marlboro  6
120: AJ Sortino (Man) p. Andre DiLiberto  0:38
126: Hunter Konstantoulas (Man) by forfeit
132: James Grande (Man) md. Nick Biller  12-4
138: Ryan McCoy (Man) md. Matthew Weinstock  17-7
145: Anthony Coposky (Man) tf. Edward Jang  15-0
152: Zachary Sperling (Marl) d. Andrew Keller  7-4
160: Matt Benedetti (Man) p. Evan Brown  3:40
170: Andrew Burstyn (Man) d. Jon Catania  8-6
182: Anthony Jomo (Man) p. Matthew Connolly  1:30
195: Chadd Jinks (Man) p. Christian Pittari  1:10
220: Peter Benedetti (Man) by forfeit
Hwt: Adam Mirza (Mar) d. Ahmed Munzer  2-0
106: Calvin Burke (Man) d. Harrison Gordon  3-1
113: Colby Glushko (Man) p. Zach Vasile  0:46





1/13: Manalapan  62  -  Old Tappan  13
120: AJ Sortino (M) d. Matthew Murawski  3-2
126: Paul Santomarco (M) p. Ryan Brackenbury  2:18
132: Kareem Ghiada (M) tf. James Connolly  19-4
138: Alex Baran (M) p. RJ Tracy  1:44
145: Anthony Coposky (M) p. Aidan McMullen  1:44
152: Jack Bernik (OT) d. Dylan Waller  8-3
160: Matt Benedetti (M) p. Alexander Bedoya  0:23
170: Andrew Burstyn (M) by forfeit
182: Anthony Jomo (M) by injury default over Ryan Jordan
195: Jackson Downey (OT) p. Jordan Adelson  0:31
220: Matt Kovacs (M) p. Simon Yung  0:21
285: Peter Benedetti (M) by forfeit
106: Calvin Burke (M) p. Gabe Hoffman  1:23
113: Antonio Abate (OT) md. Colby Glushko  12-1

1/13: Manalapan  35  -  Westwood  30
113: Ty Pfeufer (W) p. Colby Glushko  2:39
120: AJ Sortino (M) d. Cole Pfeufer  9-4
126: Trent Furman (W) d. Paul Santomarco  4-0
132: Kareem Ghiada (M) d. Zach Harris  6-5
138: Alex Baran (M) md. Julian Robles  10-2
145: Christopher Dugan (W) d. Josh Goldfarb  5-3
152: Anthony Coposky (M) d. Matt Tumminell  4-2
160: Matt Benedetti (M) p. Andrew Sklavounos  1:59
170: Aidan Fernandez (W) p. Gavin Claro  1:14
182: Andrew Burstyn (M) tf. Tyler Myack  19-4
195: Anthony Jomo (M) tf. Kedar Jackson  15-0
220: Benny Dahdah (W) p. Matt Kovacs  0:47
285: Peter Benedetti (M) p. Oladipo Amusan  1:09
106: Ethan Fernandez (W) p. Calvin Burke  3:02

1/13: Manalapan  70  -  Dumont  3
106: Calvin Burke (M) p. Mark Peter  2:00
113: Colby Glushko (M) by forfeit
120: AJ Sortino (M) tf. James Sgarella  15-0
126: Gianni Manginelli (D) d. Paul Santomarco  7-3
132: Kareem Ghiada (M) d. Jarred Tolotti  3-1
138: Alex Baran (M) tf. Matt Devito  19-3
145: Anthony Coposky (M) d. Nickolas Chalarca  5-0
152: Dylan Waller (M) p. Joe Carabillo  1:31
160: Matt Benedetti (M) p. Alex Castillo  0:35
170: Gavin Claro (M) p. Liam Giannantonio  3:27
182: Andrew Burstyn (M) p. JoFrank Torres  0:20
195: Anthony Jomo (M) p. Alex Gluckman  1:15
220: Peter Benedetti (M) p. Juan Vera  1:30
285: Matt Kovacs (M) by forfeit



1/9: Howell  55  -  Manalapan  6
182: Shane Reitsma (H) p. Jordan Adelson  1:34
195: Christian Murphy (H) tf. Anthony Jomo  17-2 2:56
220: Peter Benedetti (M) d. Mike Venetos  4-3
285: Scott Prendergast (H) p. Matt Kovacs  1:33
106: Jesse Liptzin (H) p. Calvin Burke  5:47
113: Ethan Liptzin (H) p. Angelina Vitola  0:13
120: Jerry Lleshi (H) d. AJ Sortino  7-2
126: Darby Diedrich (H) d. Paul Santomarco  7-2
132: Luke Rada (H) md. Kareem Ghiada  12-2
138: Daniel Esposito (H)d. Alex Baran  4-3 UTB
145: Kyle Slendorn (H) p. Anthony Coposky  3:24
152: Xavier Kelly (H) md. Dylan Waller  11-2
160: Paul Jakub (H) d. Matt Benedetti  6-4 SV
170: Andrew Burstyn (M) d. Patrick Anderson  5-2



1/6: Manalapan  58  -  Freehold Boro  9
220: Matt Kovacs (M) by forfeit
285: Peter Benedetti (M) p. Joe Petronelli  3:13
106: Calvin Burke (M) p. Isaiah Sweeny  1:58
113: Colby Glushko (M) p. Raymond Whitley  1:58
120: Nico Messina (FB) p. Zach Simmons  0:36
126: Paul Santomarco (M) d. Dylan Ryan  3-1
132: Kareem Ghiada (M) d. Tony Dushku  8-3
138: Hunter Konstantoulas (M) d. Jake Mostowsky  6-4
145: Josh Goldfarb (M) d. Keegan Roche  7-0
152: Andrew Keller (M) by forfeit
160: Dylan Waller (M) tf. Logan Goldstein  18-2 3:30
170: Andrew Burstyn (M) by forfeit
182: Anthony Jomo (M) tf. Max Murphy  17-2 3:40
195: David Leon-Rosas (FB) d. Chadd Jinks  5-4

1/6: Colts Neck  33  -  Manalapan  25
195: AJ Royle (CN) p. Anthony Jomo   3:25
220: Peter Benedetti (M) p. Thomas Lidondici  4:26
285: Jovani Velazquez-Ruiz (CN) p. Matt Kovacs  1:43
106: Logan Waller (CN) d. Calvin Burke  9-3
113: Nicholas Moldaver (CN) d. Colby Glushko  9-8
120: Joseph King (CN) d. AJ Sortino  1-0
126: Dyon Womack (CN) d. Paul Santomarco  3-1 TB
132: Kareem Ghiada (M) p. (CN) (For.
138: Alex Baran (M) md. Justin Pierre-Louise  16-5
145: Anthony Lombardo (CN) d. Josh Goldfarb  12-10 SV
152: Anthony Coposky (M) d. Joseph Barsky  9-3
160: Andrew Keller (M) p. Daniel Moldaver  2:35
170: Kenneth Koenig (CN) d. Matt Benedetti  7-5
182: Michael Jannucci (CN) d. Andrew Burstyn  7-0

1/6: Manalapan  58  -  Jackson Liberty  12
182: Anthony Jomo (M) p. Mason Kruse  1:53
195: Chavis Coleman (JL) p. Jordan Adelson  2:37
220: Peter Benedetti (M) p. Massimo Bottino  3:00
285: Matt Kovacs (M) by forfeit
106: Calvin Burke (M) d. Romeo Willis  3-2
113: Colby Glushko (M) d. Dorian Hall  6-4
120: AJ Sortino (M) tf. Dylan Feehan  15-0 1:12
126: Joshua Bollard (JL) d. Paul Santomarco  3-2 TB
132: Kareem Ghiada (M) tf. Jonathon Recio  17-2 5:21
138: Alex Baran (M) p. Peter Colon  1:33
145: Anthony Coposky (M) p. Ian Boyce  1:21
152: Andrew Keller (M) p. Anthony Capasso  0:23
160: Matt Benedetti (M) p. Eric Heitmann  1:19
170: Tristan Terranova (JL) d. Gavin Claro  8-1



1/3: Manalapan  50  -  Freehold Twp  21
120: AJ Sortino (M) md. Avery Clarke  13-5
126: Paul Santomarco (M) tf. Alex Salkin  19-4
132: Kareem Ghiada (M) md. Alexander Foglia  16-5
138: Alex Baran (M) md. Christian Mangini  16-5
145: Anthony Coposky (M) p. Kyle Cleary  3:34
152: Andrew Keller (M) p. Nicholas Ernst  1:33
160: Matt Benedetti (M) p. Ryan Fiolek  3:38
170: Kyle Hillermeier (FT) p. Andrew Burstyn  4:50
182: Thomas Hall (FT) p. Anthony Jomo  3:54
195: Jarrid Markowitz (FT) d. Chadd Jinks  9-5
220: Peter Benedetti (M) p. Robert Walicky  4:04
285: Austin Colbert (FT) p. Matt Kovacs  3:27
106: Calvin Burke (M) p. Ryan Bonito  5:23
113: Colby Glushko (M) p. Hector Santiago  7-5



12/30: Manalapan  59  -  Allentown  12
160: Matt Benedetti (M) p. Paskal Miga  3:14
170: Andrew Burstyn (M) by forfeit
182: John Kuchar (A) p. John Montgomeie  0:35
195: Anthony Jomo (M) md. Samuel Togna  11-0
220: Matt Kovacs (M) p. Daniel Schweitzer  0:35
285: Peter Benedetti (M) md. Parker Flanagan  9-1
106: Calvin Burke (M) by forfeit
113: Colby Glushko (M) by forfeit
120: AJ Sortino (M) by forfeit
126: Paul Santomarco (M) d. Gino Giacolona  6-2
132: Kareem Ghiada (M) d. Nicholas Golden  5-1
138: Alex Baran (M) by forfeit
145: Anthony Coposky (M) d. Drew Romein  8-2
152: Nolan Pecci (A) p. Andrew Keller  3:53

12/30: Manalapan  66  -  Nottingham  3
152: Andrew Keller (M) tf. Patrick Lenard  15-0
160: Matt Benedetti (M) md. Jerry Andaluz  10-2
170: Andrew Burstyn (M) by forfeit
182: Anthony Jomo (M) p. Franklin Hytegha  5:01
195: Chadd Jinks (M) p. Manuel Roman  1:40
220: Marc Jordine (N) d. Peter Benedetti  11-7
285: No Match
106: Calvin Burke (M) p. Joe Wilson  1:50
113: Colby Glushko (M) p. Jeffrey Isaac  0:59
120: AJ Sortino (M) p. Sudesh Gurung   3:32
126: Paul Santomarco (M) p. Wild Jeff Fileus  3:33
132: Hunter Konstantoulas (M) p. Tyron Williams  2:31
138: Alex Baran (M) p. Marko Guaman  0:18
145: Anthony Coposky (M) d. Daniel Dempsey  9-3

12/30: Manalapan  67  -  Holmdel  11
145: Ryan McCoy (M) p. Manar Elsakr  1:57
152: Dylan Waller (M) p. Chris Bell  1:13
160: Andrew Keller (M) by forfeit
170: John O`Beirne (H) md. John Montgomeie  17-6
182: Anthony Jomo (M) p. Victor Wladica  1:45
195: Chadd Jinks (M) p. Dean Kaplan  2:37
220: Peter Benedetti (M) p. Jake Leroux  0:27
285: Matt Kovacs (M) p. Victor Kizenko  2:50
106: Nicholas Ammirati (H) p. Calvin Burke  5:19
113: Colby Glushko (M) p. Brandon Ericksen  1:11
120: AJ Sortino (M) by forfeit
126: Nicholas Fionda (M) d. Ian Flanagan  7-4
132: Kareem Ghiada (M) p. Tom Ammirati  3:34
138: Josh Goldfarb (M) md. Zack Wolf  15-5
Holmdel deducted 1 team point



12/27: Braves Finish 2nd at Walter Woods Tournament

1st Place
120: AJ Sortino

2nd Place
145: Anthony Coposky

3rd Place
126: Paul Santomarco
132: Kareem Ghaida






12/20: Manalapan  63  -  Neptune  6
126: Paul Santomarco (M) tf. Zimeir Tutt  21-2
132: Kareem Ghiada (M) p. Robert Roberson  2:13
138: Josh Goldfarb (M) md. German Ponce   11-0
145: Anthony Coposky (M) md. Cairo Henderson-Stewart  13-4
152: Dylan Waller (M) d. Mickenna Church  5-2
160: Andrew Keller (M) tf. David Kusinow  18-2
170: Andrew Burstyn (M) p. Kevin Clohosey  4:12
182: Saint Phard Bellamy (N) p. Anthony Jomo  3:23
195: Chadd Jinks (M) p. Joshua Patterson  3:17
220: Peter Benedetti (M) p. Christopher DeSopo  3:04
285: Matt Kovacs (M) p. Isaias Thomas-Palafox  2:23
106: No Match
113: No Match
120: Mekhi Mercado (M) p. Thomas Lowe  0:22




12/19: Manalapan  53  -  CBA  12
285: Peter Benedetti (M) by forfeit
106: Calvin Burke (M) by forfeit
113: Colby Glushko (M) by forfeit
120: AJ Sortino (M) tf. Max Bean  15-0 4:45
126: Paul Santomarco (M) by forfeit
132: Kareem Ghiada (M) d. Sam LaCorte  7-4
138: Josh Goldfarb (M) d. Chris Gallegos  6-3
145: Anthony Coposky (M) tf. Christopher Ruggeri  16-1 3:33
152: Dylan Waller (M) d. Matt Meyer  2-1 TB
160: Matt Benedetti (M) md. Christian Recantini  9-1
170: Derek Smith (CBA) d. Andrew Burstyn  7-0
182: Sam Houston (CBA) d. John Montgomeie  5-0
195: Chadd Jinks (M) by forfeit
220: Cameron DiGiorgio (CBA) by forfeit





12/16: Braves Finish 3rd at Nottingham Invitational

1st Place
160: Matt Benedetti

2nd Place
120: AJ Sortino
126: Paul Santomarco

3rd Place
145: Anthony Coposky






2017 Record: 27-5
(Program Record for Wins in a Season)
District 21 Champions
CJG5 Sectional Semifinalists
Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinalists
3rd Place A-North
2nd Place Walter Woods Tournament
Nottingham Invitational Champions



The Braves took a decent hit to graduation losing five starters from 145-195. That group combined for 145 wins, 4 District medals, including 3 champs, and 2 State qualifiers. Still, there is a very strong group returning, including 7 District medal winners, and there is a deep and talented group in the room ready to make an immediate impact in the lineup.

The strength of the lineup appears to be the run from 120-152, where Manalapan has the ability to put out a returning Region qualifier at each weight class. In this stretch, is the solid junior trio of Paul Santomarco, Kareem Ghaida, and Alex Baran. Both Santomarco and Ghaida won District Titles last season, while Baran punched a ticket to Atlantic City after placing 3rd in the Region at 132. Joining them are seniors AJ Sortino and Anthony Coposky, who both placed 3rd in the District, and Matt Benedetti, who is back after a strong freshman season that saw him win 27 bouts on his way to qualifying for the Regions while wrestling up at 160. With a full freshman year experience under his belt, and wrestling back down at 152, he's capable of having a very big season.

Down low, sophomore Colby Glushko had a strong 2017 for the Braves, winning 16 matches. He may have got overlooked behind Santomarco, Sortino, and Ghaida last season, but could break out and make a name of his own in 2018 at 113, while promising frosh Calvin Burke looks to make an impact down at 106.

Up top, there will be an even mix of returners and new faces. Anthony Jomo made the most of his post-season opportunity and qualified for the Regions with a 3rd place finish in the District last season. As part of a deep group last season, senior Andrew Burstyn managed to pick up 10 wins in the action he saw, and will be looking to make a name for himself as a starter this season. The upperweights also get a boost with the return of Peter Benedetti, who missed most of last season with an injury. Matt Kovacs also returns and will look to make a strong contribution after getting valuable experience in the upperweights as a frosh in 2017.

While Manalapan did take a tough hit to graduation, the program has great numbers and there are newcomers that have put in the work to try and make sure the team continues to rack up the wins. There's a great divisional test early on as they host CBA on December 19th. They then have a couple of weeks to get ready for two more key A-North bouts against Colts Neck and defending champion Howell. A couple of non-divisional dates of interest on the schedule road trips to Ocean Township on January 22nd, and Raritan on January 31st. The Braves will also look to make a strong run in a loaded sectional that includes Howell, Hunterdon Central, and Monroe. Individually, the Braves will look for strong post-season runs from a large group, as they attempt to successfully defend their District 21 Team Title, and make a push to get multiple State qualifiers for the 2nd year in a row.


Possible Lineup in 2018
Wgt
 Wrestler
2017
Notes
106
 (Fr) Calvin Burke


113
 (So) Colby Glushko
16-3

120
 (Sr) AJ Sortino
22-10 / R6-PQ / 3rd D21
57 career wins
120
 (Jr) Nicholas Fionda


126
 (Jr) Paul Santomarco
35-5 / 5th R6 / 1st D21
53 career wins
126
 (So) Zach Simmons
5-2

126
 (So) Hunter Konstantoulas
0-1

132
 (Jr) Kareem Ghaida
28-14 / 6th R6 / 1st D21

132
 (Jr) Ryan McCoy
0-1

138
 (Jr) Alex Baran
34-9 / NJ-WB1 / 3rd R6 / 2nd D21
52 career wins
138
 (Sr) Josh Goldfarb
15-6

145
 (Sr) Anthony Coposky
25-15 / R6-WB1 / 3rd D21
55 career wins
145
 (So) Dylan Waller
0-1

145
 (Sr) Dan Fayad


152
 (So) Matt Benedetti
27-12 / R6-PQ / 3rd D21

152
 (Jr) Drew Keller


160
 (Sr) Steve Baldwin
0-1

170
 (Sr) Andrew Burstyn
10-3

170
 (Jr) John Montgomerie
1-0

182
 (Sr) Anthony Jomo
5-11 / R6-PQ / 3rd D21

182
 (Fr) Gavin Claro


195
 (Sr) Chadd Jinks
0-1

195
 (Jr) Jordan Adelson


220
 (Sr) Peter Benedetti
6-9

220
 (So) Matthew Kovacs
4-6

Hwt
 (Jr) Munzer Ahmed


           
                                             
                                                
                                                         




Graduated in 2017
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Post Season
126
 Michael Goebel
6-8

145
 Matt Mustillo
25-13
R6-WB1 / 1st D21
152
 Ronny Ghaida
35-6 NJ-WB4 / 2nd R6 / 1st D21
170
 Jake Staklinski
35-8
NJ-WB3 / 2nd R6 / 1st D21
182
 Justin Obermeyer
28-5
R6-WB1 / 2nd D21
195
 Steve Byrne
22-11

           
                                   
                
                                                         




































































































































































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