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
John Hein

Head Coach
Scott Pressman
(10th Season in 2017)

Assistants
Frank O'Shea
Ed Redmond
Jim Somma

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

7-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)

89 District Champions
(Last: Ghaida - 2016)

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





Current Record: 0-0  /  Division Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Scott Pressman (10th Season / 211-118)

2016 Record: 18-9
4th Place District 21
State Sectional Qualifiers
Shore Conference Tournament Pre-Quarters
4th Place A-North
6th Place Walter Woods Tournament
8th Place Nottingham Invitational


2017 Season Preview

With eleven starters back from last year's 18-win team, and some strong depth, the Braves are looking towards big things in 2017.

The big name back for Manalapan is senior 152-pounder, Ronny Ghaida. Ghaida, who led the team in wins in 2016, is a returning District champion and was an overtime loss away from reaching the Region finals a year ago. He anchors what should be a very strong stretch run from 126-152 that also includes returning starters Michael Goebel, Alex Baran, Matt Mustillo, and Anthony Coposky. Keep an eye on Baran this season as he is coming off a strong freshman year that saw him record 18 wins.

Up top, Manalapan has returning vets Justin Obermeyer (3rd D21), and Jake Staklinski (24 wins in 2016), both seniors, and junior Peter Benedetti, who is coming off a nice 16-win sophomore campaign where he split time at 220/Hwt. He's another that could be in line for a breakthrough year. Junior Trevor Radosevich got extensive experience in 2016, which should pay dividends as he mans the heavyweight slot.

Sophomore Paul Santomarco and Junior AJ Sortino combined for 37 wins last season. They're both back at the 106/113 positions which will give the Braves one of the better 1-2 combos at those weights in the Shore.

There's a lot to like in this lineup. It's experienced, it's balanced, and it has depth, which gives head coach Scott Pressman a lot of lineup options. This team is going to rack up wins, is a Top 10 contender in the Shore, and will be a tough out for anyone. The A-North division is tough, and the Braves will find out where they stand in it within the span of two days as they take on Colts Neck on 1/7 and Howell on 1/9. With Howell moving out of the CJG5 Section it opens the door for a new champ. The field, which includes Monroe, Hunterdon Central, and Old Bridge, among others, will all be in the hunt along with the Braves.


Possible Lineup in 2017
Wgt
 Wrestler
2016
Notes
106
 (So) Paul Santomarco
18-13

106
 (Fr) Colby Glushko


113
 (Jr) AJ Sortino
19-14
35 Career Wins
113
 (So) Noah Rojas


120
 (Jr) Thomas Schneider


120
 (So) Kareem Ghaida
1-3

120
 (So) Matt Miello
1-3

126
 (Sr) Michael Goebel
18-15
41 Career Wins
126
 (Jr) Josh Goldfarb
0-2

132
 (So) Alex Baran
18-12

132
 (So) Ryan McCoy
0-1

138
 (Sr) Matt Mustillo
10-21

138
 (Jr) Aaron Colon
1-2

145
 (Jr) Anthony Coposky
16-18
30 Career Wins
145
 (Jr) Steve Baldwin


152
 (Sr) Ronny Ghaida
33-5
1st D21 / 53 Career Wins
152
 (So) Drew Keller


160
 (Jr) Andrew Burstyn
1-10

160
 (Fr) Matt Benedetti


170
 (Sr) Stephen Byrne
3-7

170
 (Jr) Chadd Jinks


170
 (So) John Montgomerie
1-0

182
 (Sr) Jake Staklinski
24-10
42 Career Wins
182
 (So) Jordan Adelson


195
 (Sr) Justin Obermeyer
14-14
3rd D21
195
 (Fr) Matt Kovacs


220
 (Jr) Peter Benedetti
16-9

220
 (Sr) Christian Isabella


220
 (So) Sam Vayntraub


Hwt
 (Jr) Trevor Radosevich
4-11

Hwt
 (So) Christian Carta


               
                                             
                
                                                         


Graduated in 2016
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Post Season
145
 (Sr) Nick Coposky
9-23

160
 (Sr) Joe Thompson
31-6
3rd D21
220
 (Sr) Joe Marano
32-8
2nd D21 / 4th R6
           
                                   
                
                                                     









































































































































Manalapan Braves Wrestling