Warren Hills has a new coach and lost a lot of experience to graduation. The new coach is K.C. Wanamaker. He has been an assistant on the Warren Hills staff uninterrupted since the 2018 season.
Warren Hills returns three state qualifiers Charlie Piccione (Consolation round 3), Tyler Redfield (Consolation round 1) and Josh Lee (Consolation Round 3) to lead a solid group of lightweights but the team has little or no experience in the upper weights. It will be interesting to see how the young wrestlers respond to the new head coach. We think this will be a season of ups and downs for the Blue Streaks especially after the stellar teams they have had for the last couple of years.
106 – Augie Szamreta 113 – Davey Rhinehart 120 – Charlie Piccione 126 – Tyler Redfield 132 – Josh Lee 138 – Jasper Brown 144 – Dominic Dorsch 150 – Tyler O’neill 157 – Ethan Drazek 165 – Cole Friedman 175 – Ryan Hisko 190 – David Kocsor 215 – Connor Klardie 285 – Paul Hamas
Delsea has won back to back Group 3 championships and is looking to make it three in a row.
The Crusaders return two state placers, Jamar Dixon (7th place) and Rocco Bennett (7th place) along with state qualifiers Gage Summers (Consolation round 3), Blaise Verdino (Consolation round 1) and Riley Boos (Consolation round 1). with more than a third of the lineup having state tournament experience it is hard to imagine they won’t be in the Group 3 finals again.
106 – Greyson Petit 113 – Blaise Verdino 120 – Gage Summers 126 – Amari Vann 132 – Ramon Alfonso 138 – Zavier Stokes 144 – Michael Stokes 150 – Jamar Dixon 157 – Riley Boos 165 – Salvatore Marchese 175 – Charles Six 190 – Greg Sawyer 215 – Joel Anderson 285 – Rocco Bennett
Paulsboro comes into the 23-24 season as the runner up and a two year drought without winning group 1. That has only happened twice for Paulsboro in the history of the group 1 championships.
The Red Raiders return a state place winner Roman Onorato (8th place) and three state qualifiers Hayden Holmes (Consolation round 1), Logan Sichelstiel (Consolation round 1) and Chase Bish (Consolation round 2) to lead a team with lots of experience and depth.
History tells us that Paulsboro won’t be runner for a third year in row.
106 – William Cruz 113 – Hayden Holmes 120 – Aundre Hill 126 – Angelo Dipol 132 – Logan Sichelstiel 138 – Chase Bish 144 – Kyle Harvey 150 – Keros Cooper 157 – Roman Onorato 165 – Sawyer Cabanas 175 – Luke Metz 190 – Austin Willetts 215 – Frank Damminger 285 – Jared Hazel
Del Val enters the 23-24 wrestling season trying to pull off the Group 1 Three-peat. They beat NJ powerhouse Paulsboro the last two year in the finals.
The team returns state placer Matt Roche (8th place) and three other state qualifiers Jake Taylor (Consolation round 2), Jackson Bush (Consolation round 2) and Anderson Olcott (Consolation round 1). Add in a plethora of returning varsity experience and it seems that the probability is high that the Terriers repeat.
Del Val is one of the few Northwest NJ powerhouse teams that did not have/possibly have a coaching change this offseason or the end of this year.
106 – Tristan Fawthrop 113 – Lucas Beyers 120 – Jake Taylor 126 – Jaden Perez 132 – Marcus Gary 138 – Matt Roche 144 – Jackson Bush 150 – Ben Levy 157 – Sebastion Dabak 165 – Mitchell Sutter 175 – Kevin Roman 190 – August Savacool 215 – Andeson Olcott 285 – Kyle Cooke
Hunterdon Central returns all their state qualifiers, Ryan Sherlock (Consolation round 2), Anthony Rossi (Consolation round 3), William Cella (Consolation round 2) and Rhett Washleski (Consolation round 3) from last year. They also return Region 5 place winners Evan Thompson (6th), Jacob Saus (6th) and Thomas Brunetti (5th) to solidify a solid lineup that will cause problems for most teams in the state.
The one unknown as of the posting of this preview is the status of Head Coach Jon Cantagallo-Rohm who has allegedly applied for the Phillipsburg job and is considered a front runner for the job. Stay tuned to find out more.
106 – Michael DeGloma 113 – Ryan Sherlock 120 – Anthony Rossi 126 – Michael Bet 132 – Ahmed Hussain 138 – Evan Thompson 144 – William Cella 150 – Rhett Washleski 157 – Jakob Saus 165 – Jackson Call 175 – Thomas Brunetti 190 – Danny Internoscia 215 – Ryan Seemon 285 – Tyler Suk
Paul Kenny is the NJWrestle.com August Wrestler of the Month after winning a U17 World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey earlier in August.
Paul is know as the Iceman here at NJWrestle.com Headquarters. In his semifinal match against Sam Sayer of Iran he scored an exposure in the closing seconds of the match to earn the win and then in finals used incredible defense and positioning to fight off a flurry of attempts by Japan’s Yamato Furusawa to secure the gold medal.
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