550 West Park Ave.
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
732-531-5650

Head Coach
Cippy Apicelli
(7th Season in 2018)

Assistants
Andrew Van Dyk
Derek Tranchina
Dave Illaria


Volunteers
Joe Falco
Garry Falco
Danny Lopes


Intermediate
Ken Hoff

Athletic Director
H. Rusty Todd

Athletic Trainer
Katelyn Zimmerman

Section
CJ Group 3

Division
B-North


District
24

Region
6


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      TEAM TITLES     


6 Sectional Titles

16 District Titles

12 Division Titles


       INDIVIDUALS     

3 State Champs
(Benner - 2017)

21 Region Champs
(Benner - 2018)

107 District Champs
(D Poniros,  A Poniros,  Benner,  Esposito  -  2018)

         RECORDS        

Career Wins - 146
Jake Benner (2015-2018)

Season Wins - 42
Jake Benner
(2017)

     100 WIN CLUB     


Jake Benner - 146
Kyle Kiss - 139
Andrew Van Dyk - 138
Zac Coulas - 130
Danny Lopes - 125
Joey Falco - 118
Nick Menditto - 116
Zack Hertling - 113
Max Rallo - 107
Colton Bigelow - 102





Overall Record:  17-8  /  Shore Conference:  8-4  /  B-North:  4-2


ShoreConferenceWrestling.com Wrestler Of The Year

(Sr) Jake Benner  -  Ocean Township
Weight: 138  /  2018 Record: 39-3
2nd Place NJSIAA Tournament  (1-time Champion  /  2-time Medal Winner)
1st Place Region 6  (2-time Champion  /  3-time Medal Winner)
1st Place District 24  (4-time Champion)
1st Place Shore Conference Tournament
1st Place Delaware Valley Tournament
Set Program Record for career wins with 146. First 4-time District Champion in program history







3/4: Benner Finishes 2nd; Poniros Takes 7th in Atlantic City

Jake Benner advanced to the State Finals for the 2nd straight season, finishing as the runner-up at 138 pounds, while sophomore Alex Poniros finished in 7th Place at 132 pounds, giving the Spartans multiple State Medal Winners for the first time since 2012.

For Benner, it brings an end to an outstanding career that saw him break the school record for career wins as he finishes with 146 total victories. He was a State Champion in 2017, a 2-time State Finalist, a 2-time Region Champion, a 3-time Region Finalist, and the program's first ever 4-time District Champion.

Poniros became the Spartans' first sophomore to place in States since 2013. He has 69 total wins through his first two seasons and will be one of several key returners for Ocean in 2019.


STATE AGATES

120: Sr - Adam Manzo - (NJ-WB1)
PRELIM: Antonio Mininno (Gateway) p. Adam Manzo (Ocean Twp)  2:33
WB1: David Loniewski (South Plainfield) d. Adam Manzo (Ocean Twp)  4-2

132: So - Alex Poniros - (NJ-7th)
PRELIM: Alex Poniros (Ocean Twp) d. Charles Cunningham (Seton Hall)  5-4
PQ: Alex Poniros (Ocean Twp) d. Russell Benson (Raritan)  7-4
QF: Nicholas Raimo (Hanover Park) md. Alex Poniros (Ocean Twp)  13-5
WB4: Alex Poniros (Ocean Twp) d. Carmen Ferrante (Bergen Catholic)  8-5
WB5: Jake Rotunda (Pope John) p. Alex Poniros (Ocean Twp)  0:54
7TH/8TH: Alex Poniros (Ocean Twp) won by forfeit over Joshua Ferreira (Garfield)

138: Sr - Jake Benner - (NJ-2nd)
PRELIM: Jake Benner (Ocean Twp) d. Craig Manno (St. Joseph's Montvale)  7-0
PQ: Jake Benner (Ocean Twp) d. Nick Boggiano (Toms River North)  4-1
QF: Jake Benner (Ocean Twp) p. Anthony Croce (Camden Catholic)  0:34
SF: Jake Benner (Ocean Twp) d. Joseph Aragona (Pope John)  4-1
FINAL: Quinn Kinner (Kingsway) md. Jake Benner (Ocean Twp)  11-2




2/24: Benner Wins 2nd Region Title; Spartans Advance Three To Atlantic City

It was a big day for Jake Benner, as he won his 2nd Region 6 Championship, and broke the program record for career wins. Benner now moves on to the State Tournament in Atlantic City, where he will attempt to win his 2nd State Title. It will be the 3rd trip to Boardwalk Hall for Benner, who will be joined Alex Poniros, who is making his 2nd trip, and Adam Manzo, who will be making his first appearance.

REGION 6 AGATES

106: Fr - Demetri Poniros - (R6-5th)
QF: #4 Travis Kotelnicki (Northern Burlington) d. #5 Demetri Poniros (Ocean Twp)  5-1
WB1: #5 Demetri Poniros (Ocean Twp) p. #8 Cole Meyer (Wall)  3:15
WB2: #6 Jack Maida (Shore) d. #5 Demetri Poniros (Ocean Twp)  6-3
5TH: #5 Demetri Poniros (Ocean Twp) p. #3 Logan Waller (Colts Neck)  4:55


113: Jr - Will Tisony - (R6-6th)
PQ: #6 William Tisony (Ocean Twp) md. #11 Max Bean (CBA)  12-2
QF: #3 Ben Sabo (Pt Boro) d. #6 William Tisony (Ocean Twp)  4-1
WB1: #6 William Tisony (Ocean Twp) md. #7 Drake Torrington (Robbinsville)  10-0
WB2: #4 Jerry Lleshi (Howell) md. #6 William Tisony (Ocean Twp)  22-8
5TH: #5 Avery Clarke (Freehold Twp) d. #6 William Tisony (Ocean Twp)  7-0

120: Sr - Adam Manzo - (R6-4th)
PQ: #4 Adam Manzo (Ocean Twp) p. #13 Reece Schenck (Lawrence)  0:43
QF: #5 AJ Sortino (Manalapan) d. #4 Adam Manzo (Ocean Twp)  5-3
WB1: #4 Adam Manzo (Ocean Twp) md. #8 Riley Simon (Pt Beach)  14-6
WB2: #4 Adam Manzo (Ocean Twp) md. #3 Christian Charache (Hightstown)  11-0
3RD: #5 AJ Sortino (Manalapan) d. #4 Adam Manzo (Ocean Twp)  11-6

126: So - Jack Nies - (R6-WB1)
PQ: #8 Jack Nies (Ocean Twp) d. #9 Michael Gagliardo (Freehold Boro)  8-2
QF: #1 Darby Diedrich (Howell) tf. #8 Jack Nies (Ocean Twp)  15-0 3:52
WB1: #4 Al DeSantis (Shore) d. #8 Jack Nies (Ocean Twp)  5-1

132: So - Alex Poniros - (R6-4th)
QF: #2 Alex Poniros (Ocean Twp) p. #7 Sam LaCorte (CBA)  5:56
SF: #3 Bryan Miraglia (Delran) d. #2 Alex Poniros (Ocean Twp)  4-2 
WB2: #2 Alex Poniros (Ocean Twp) d. #5 Kareem Ghaida (Manalapan)  7-5
3RD: #4 Craig Cook (Burlington Twp) d. #2 Alex Poniros (Ocean Twp)  7-3

138: Sr - Jake Benner - (R6-1st)
QF: #1 Jake Benner (Ocean Twp) p. #8 Ethan Dzenis (Manasquan)  0:56
SF: #1 Jake Benner (Ocean Twp) tf. #5 Ty Bailey (Pt Boro)  17-0 3:20
F: #1 Jake Benner (Ocean Township) p. #3 Alex Baran (Manalapan)  1:24

145: Sr - Saif Ali - (R6-WB1)
PQ: #8 Saif Ali (Ocean Twp) d. #9 Isaac Shohet (Long Branch)  8-6
QF: #1 Jack Kelly (Wall) d. #8 Saif Ali (Ocean Twp)  7-3
WB1: #4 Ryan Feig (Northern Burlington) md. #8 Saif Ali (Ocean Twp)  13-4

152: Jr - Emerson DeRose - (R6-PQ)
PQ: #3 Xavier Kelly (Howell) p. #14 Emerson Derose  0:18

160: Jr - Anthony Esposito - (R6-6th)
QF: #1 Robert Kanniard (Wall) tf. #8 Anthony Esposito (Ocean Twp)  17-2 3:11
WB1: #8 Anthony Esposito (Ocean Twp) d. #4 Nolan Pecci (Allentown)  6-5
WB2: #3 Matt Benedetti (Manalapan) p. #8 Anthony Esposito (Ocean Twp)  3:12
5TH: #5 John McTaggart (Pt Boro) d. 8 Anthony Esposito (Ocean Twp)  9-8

Hwt: Fr - Joseph Teresi - (R6-WB1)
PQ: #9 Joseph Teresi (Ocean Twp) p. #8 Thomas Wasylenko (Steinert)  5:31
QF: #1 Jaylen Paige (Asbury Park) p. #9 Joseph Teresi (Ocean Twp)  1:01
#5 William Nolan (Northern Burlington) d. #9 Joseph Teresi (Ocean Twp)  4-2 SV



2/17: Spartans Win District 24 Team Title

1st Place
106: Demetri Poniros
132: Alex Poniros
138: Jake Benner
160: Anthony Esposito

2nd Place
113: Will Tisony
120: Adam Manzo
126: Jack Nies
145: Saif Ali

3rd Place
152: Emerson DeRose
Hwt: Joseph Teresi



2/10: Ocean Township  66  -  Robbinsville  6
132: Alex Poniros (OT) p. Vincent Truong  3:45
138: Dereck Benitez (OT) p. Cameron Witt  1:49
145: Saif Ali (OT) by forfeit
152: Jake Benner (OT) md. Jack Milazzo  11-2
160: Emerson Derose (OT) d. John (Jack) Shea  12-5
170: Garrett Bilgrav (R) p. Tah-Jay Phillips  1:40
182: Ryan Moran (OT) by forfeit
195: Evan Romein (OT) p. Eric Hill  0:34
220: Dino Poniros (OT) by forfeit
285: Gabriel Bayari (OT) p. Mateo Cruz  0:19
106: Blake Tarnowski (OT) tf. Shailen Savur  16-0 1:59
113: Demetri Poniros (OT) p. Jeremy Murray  0:54
120: William Tisony (OT) d. Drake Torrington  8-5
126: Jack Nies (OT) d. Ryan Kanner  7-0

2/10: Ocean Township  43  -  Nottingham  27
126: Jack Nies (OT) p. Sudesh Gurung  1:28
132: Alex Poniros (OT) tf. Wild Jeff Fileus  16-1 3:15
138: Saif Ali (OT) md. Daniel Dempsey  21-9
145: Ahmed Elnagger (N) p. Jaron Gordon  1:52
152: Jake Benner (OT) md. Jerry Andaluz  10-1
160: Daniel Cortez (N) p. Emerson Derose  3:15
170: Joshua Almanzar (N) d. Ryan Moran  12-5
182: Franklin Hytegha (N) d. Brandon Tracey  10-3
195: Dino Poniros (OT) p. Geordany Alexis  1:02
220: Marc Jordine (N) p. Anthony Perez  4:47
285: Sylvester Freeman (N) d. Gabriel Bayari  5-0
106: Blake Tarnowski (OT) by forfeit
113: Demetri Poniros (OT) p. Jeffrey Isaac  2:21
120: Alex Taylor (OT) by forfeit



2/9 - CJG3F: South Plainfield  54  -  Ocean Township  6
220: Julian Medina (SP) d. Christian Wilson  6-2
Hwt: Zach DelVecchio (SP) by injury default over Joseph Teresi
106: Anthony White (SP) p. Demetri Poniros  2:49
113: William Tisony (OT) p. Frank Mannino  3:15
120: David Loniewski (SP) p. Adam Manzo  2:37
126: Thomas Fierro (SP) d. Jack Nies  3-2
132: Joe Heilmann (SP) d. Alex Poniros  15-8
138: Alex Amato (SP) d. Saif Ali  6-1
145: Joe Sacco (SP) d. Jake Benner  6-2 TB
152: Mike Marrero (SP) d. Emerson Derose  4-3
160: Marc Giordano (SP) d. Anthony Esposito  2-0
170: Thomas Renna (SP) p. Ryan Moran  1:34
182: Brenden Hedden (SP) p. Brandon Tracey  1:28
195: Luke Niemeyer (SP) d. Dino Poniros  8-2



2/7 - CJG3SF: Ocean Township  33  -  Rahway  28
120: Chris Dalmau (R) d. Adam Manzo  7-3
126: Jack Nies (OT) p. Corey Boss  5:14
132: Alex Poniros (OT) p. Antonio Dalmau  2:21
138: Saif Ali (OT) d. Antonio Santoni  6-2
145: Jake Benner (OT) p. Ecclesiaste Saint Fleur  0:23
152: Rhis Royster (R) p. Jaron Gordon  1:04
160: Jason Winters (R) p. Emerson Derose  3:15
170: Anthony Epsosito (OT) d. Sam Dorielan  8-6 SV
182: Emilio Cordova (R) md. Ryan Moran  14-3
195: Shimei Page (R) d. Dino Poniros  10-3
220: Joshua Darisme (R) d. Christian Wilson  7-1
Hwt: Vladamir Lee (R) d. Joseph Teresi  5-3 SV
106: Demetri Poniros (OT) md. Manongsong Randolph  8-0
113: William Tisony (OT) tf. Kaelan Francois  15-0 5:05



2/5 - CJG3QF: Ocean Township  45  -  Somerville  21
138: Saif Ali (OT) d. Gian Mena  6-5
145: Dereck Benitez (OT) p. Christian Neves  2:30
152: Jake Benner (OT) tf. Brendan Aldrich  15-0 4:09
160: Anthony Esposito (OT) tf. Will McIntyre  16-1 5:55
170: Jordan Malanga (S) d. Ryan Moran  10-5
182: Andrew Diodato (S) p. Brandon Tracey  2:09
195: Hamza Akel (S) d. Dino Poniros  14-9
220: Christian Wilson (OT) p. Jacob Dabrowski  4:42
285: Jacob Pidgeon (S) p. Joseph Teresi  2:42
106: Demetri Poniros (OT) md. Tanner Donato  12-2
113: William Tisony (OT) md. Nick Chabrak  8-0
120: Brock Laggini (S) d. Adam Manzo  3-1
126: Jack Nies (OT) p. Jayson Rosales  1:25
132: Alex Poniros (OT) p. Matthew Patella  3:30



2/3: Phillipsburg  50  -  Ocean Township  21
132: Alex Poniros (OT) d. Kyle Tino  6-4
138: Cody Harrison (P) md. Saif Ali  13-4
145: Jake Benner (OT) p. Ryan Mitzak  0:55
152: Josh Ramos (P) p. Emerson Derose  3:11
160: Brian Meyer (P) p. Anthony Esposito  3:55
170: Lance Wissing (P) p. Brandon Tracey  0:46
182: Austin Roth (P) d. Ruan Faria  7-0
195: Shamyr Brodders (P) p. Evan Romein  1:41
220: Cody Cruts (P) md. Dino Poniros  12-0
285: Patrick Sharpe (P) d. Gabriel Bayari  6-0
106: Demetri Poniros (OT) p. Jacob Carlson  2:17
113: Cullen Day (P) p. William Tisony  4:46
120: Travis Jones (P) p. Adam Manzo  3:55
126: Jack Nies (OT) by injury default over Brenden Fox



1/31: Ocean Township  61  -  Rumson  12
145: Jake Benner (OT) p. Jack Kelly  1:42
152: Emerson Derose (OT) tf Joseph Sestito  24-9 5:50
160: Anthony Esposito (OT) by forfeit
170: Brandon Tracey (OT) p. Michael Taylor  2:27
182: Nick Addison (R) p. Ruan Faria  0:21
195: Liam Horan (R) d. Dino Poniros  4-2
220: Christian Wilson (OT) by forfeit
285: Joseph Teresi (OT) by forfeit
106: Demetri Poniros (OT) by forfeit
113: William Tisony (OT) by forfeit
120: Adam Manzo (OT) by forfeit
126: Max Brignola (R) d. Jack Nies  5-0
132: Alex Poniros (OT) tf. Tyler Brignola  15-0 4:42
138: Saif Ali (OT) d. Michael Ponenti  8-6



1/27: Spartans Finish 7th at Shore Conference Tournament

TOP 4 FINISHERS

1st Place
138: Jake Benner 



1/24: Pt Boro  30  -  Ocean Township  27
170: Anthony Esposito (OT) d. Ryan Sansone  4-2
182: Dylan Ippolito (PB) d. Ryan Moran  3-2
195: Billy Borowsky (PB) p. Dino Poniros  3:18
220: Gabe Fattizzi (PB) d. Christian Wilson  3-2
Hwt: Anthony Bonavito (PB) d. Joseph Teresi  11-4
106: Demetri Poniros (OT) md. James Latendorf  9-0
113: Ben Sabo (PB) d. William Tisony  4-1
120: Adam Manzo (OT) d. Jack Bailey  6-0
126: Jack Nies (OT) p. Jake Magley  5:59
132: Alex Poniros (OT) tf. Luke Schumatti  20-5 5:00
138: Ty Bailey (PB) d. Saif Ali  5-1
145: Jake Benner (OT) by forfeit
152: Spencer Robinson (PB) d. Emerson Derose  3-0
160: Francis Marshall (PB) p. Shawn Francois  2:05



1/22: Manalapan  37  -  Ocean Township  23
220: Matt Kovacs (M) d. Christian Wilson  8-3
Hwt: Joseph Teresi (OT) p. Peter Benedetti  1:29
106: Demetri Poniros (OT) d. Calvin Burke  8-2
113: William Tisony (OT) p. Colby Glushko  3:18
120: AJ Sortino (M) d. Adam Manzo  3-1
126: Paul Santomarco (M) d. Jack Nies  5-4 TB
132: Alex Poniros (OT) d. Kareem Ghaida  11-10 TB
138: Alex Baran (M) d. Saif Ali  3-2
145: Josh Goldfarb (M) md. Dereck Benitez  11-1
152: Jake Benner (OT) tf. Anthony Coposky  16-0 5:00
160: Andrew Keller (M) p. Emerson Derose  0:47
170: Matt Benedetti (M) p. Anthony Esposito  5:51
182: Andrew Burstyn (M) d. Ryan Moran  3-1 SV
195: Anthony Jomo (M) p. Dino Poniros  1:27



1/20: Ocean Township  55  -  Parsippany  15
160: Anthony Esposito (OT) by forfeit
170: Ryan Moran (OT) by forfeit
182: Kevin Zheng (P) d. Ruan Faria  4-2
195: Dino Poniros (OT) by forfeit
220: Ahmed Homsi (P) p. Christian Wilson  3:06
285: Joseph Teresi (OT) by forfeit
106: Demetri Poniros (OT) by forfeit
113: Richie Demary (P) d. William Tisony  6-1
120: Adam Manzo (OT) p. Cameron Weissberg  5:59
126: Jack Nies (OT) md. Anas Sawalhi  9-0
132: Alex Poniros (OT) d. Sean Gentile  6-2
138: Saif Ali (OT) by forfeit
145: Jake Benner (OT) p. Dominick DeIntinis  3:24
152: Naseem Sawalhi (P) d. Emerson Derose  3-2

1/20: Ocean Township  47  -  Bridgewater-Raritan  15
152: Emerson Derose (OT) d. Chris Mann  8-1
160: Anthony Esposito (OT) p. William Maxton  0:54
170: Brett MacMath (BR) p. Brandon Tracey  5:27
182: Nick Cordero (BR) d. Evan Romein  4-3
195: Dino Poniros (OT) d. Xavier Garay  3-1
220: Dylan Glassberg (BR) d. Christian Wilson  4-2
285: Joseph Teresi (OT) p. Elijah Staats  0:18
106: Demetri Poniros (OT) by forfeit
113: Nicholas Sacco (BR) d. William Tisony  4-0
120: Adam Manzo (OT) p. Tiimothy Turse  3:34
126: Jack Nies (OT) md. Keith Bowden  10-0
132: Alex Poniros (OT) p. Michael Shimko  1:31
138: Dereck Benitez (OT) d. Josh Molinilla  5-4
145: Jake Benner (OT) md. Matt Sacco  10-2



1/17: Ocean Township  50  -  TR East  13
152: Emerson Derose (OT) d. James Racanelli  9-7
160: Anthony Esposito (OT) p. Stephan Cruz  3:19
170: Michael Leduc (TRE) d. Brandon Tracey  3-0
182: Ryan Moran (OT) md. Oscar Serrano  9-0
195: Dino Poniros (OT) d. Cesar Serrano  2-1
220: Christian Wilson (OT) d. Diego Leoner  4-3 UTB
Hwt: Brandon Austin (TRE) md. Gabriel Bayari  10-0
106: Blake Tarnowski (OT) by forfeit
113: William Tisony (OT) p. Jake Shuster  1:44
120: Michael Conklin (TRE) p. Adam Manzo  0:32
126: Jack Nies (OT) md. Alexander Gorlin  12-0
132: Alex Poniros (OT) p. Dominic Tangredi  1:40
138: Saif Ali (OT) d. Joseph Gamboa  6-3
145: Jake Benner (OT) by forfeit



1/11: Ocean Township  51  -  Shore  12
126: Jack Nies (OT) d. Al DeSantis  3-2
132: Alex Poniros (OT) by forfeit
138: Michael McGhee (S) d. Saif Ali  5-1
145: Jake Benner (OT) p. Gabe Pesh  1:01
152: Emerson Derose (OT) d. Jarrret Weir  7-5
160: Anthony Esposito (OT) d. Ian Smith  6-0
170: Ryan Moran (OT) p. Cade Torres  3:38
182: Brandon Tracey (OT) p. Antonis Krousos  5:32
195: Taylor Sousa (S) d. Dino Poniros  3-0
220: Mike Rosati (S) d. Christian Wilson  11-6
Hwt: Joseph Teresi (OT) p. Balint Bognar  1:33
106: Jack Maida (S) d. Demetri Poniros  8-4
113: William Tisony (OT) by forfeit
120: Adam Manzo (OT) p. Brad Smuro  0:59



1/10: Ocean Township  57  -  Wall  14
170: Ryan Moran (OT) by forfeit
182: Evan Romein (OT) by forfeit
195: Dino Poniros (OT) by forfeit
220: Christian Wilson (OT) by forfeit
Hwt: Joseph Teresi (OT) by forfeit
106: Demetri Poniros (OT) d. Cole Meyer  7-1
113: Tyler Ferris (W) d. Blake Tarnowski  6-2
120: William Tisony (OT) p. Mike Bruno  2:18
126: Jack Nies (OT) by forfeit
132: Alex Poniros (OT) by forfeit
138: Saif Ali (OT) d. Shane Golomb  10-5
145: Jake Benner (OT) d. Jack Kelly  4-2
152: Jacob Whitworth (W) p. Emerson Derose  5:55
160: Robert Kanniard (W) tf. Anthony Esposito  21-6 5:40




1/6: Ocean Township  33  -  Roxbury  24
120: Adam Manzo (OT) d. John Tesoriero  6-2
126: Jack Nies (OT) tf. Josh Rosado  17-1 4:28
132: Alex Poniros (OT) md. Lawrence Hopkins  9-0
138: Scott Jarosz (R) md. Saif Ali  11-0
145: Jake Benner (OT) d. Dominick LaRusso  5-1
152: Evan Vasquez (R) md. Emerson Derose  10-1
160: Anthony Esposito (OT) d. Anthony Rallo  9-5
170: Michael Corrente (R) md. Ryan Moran  11-0
182: Talha Khan (R) p. Brandon Tracey  5:10
195: Stephen Fowler (R) d. Dino Poniros  4-0
220: Jose Diaz (R) d. Christian Wilson  5-3 SV
Hwt: Joseph Teresi (OT) d. Joseph Hills  6-2
106: Demetri Poniros (OT) p. Franco Mazza  3:00
113: William Tisony (OT) p. Thomas Conselyea  1:42

1/6: Ocean Township  40  -  Hopewell Valley  29
113: William Tisony (OT) p. Jacob Venezia  4:38
120: Chris Lanciano (HV) by forfeit
126: Adam Manzo (OT) p. Daniel Amon  0:45
132: Jack Nies (OT) p. Heath Trainor 3:30
138: Alex Poniros (OT) md. Aaron Longo  13-5
145: Justin Venezia (HV) d. Saif Ali  4-3
152: Jake Benner (OT) p. Amos Barnes  2:27
160: Ray Lauricella (HV) p. Emerson Derose  3:47
170: Tyler Sobel (HV) d. Anthony Esposito  6-4 SV
182: Maxwell Ronollo (HV) md. Ryan Moran  14-3
195: Ben Markulec (HV) md. Dino Poniros  13-1
220: Tim Coleman (HV) p. Christian Wilson  2-1 TB
285: Joseph Teresi (OT) p. John Snyder (HV) (Fall 1:00
106: Demetri Poniros (OT) p. Christian Micikas  3:00

1/6: Middletown North  44  -  Ocean Township  23
106: Thomas O`Keefe (MN) d. Demetri Poniros  4-2
113: Tyler Klinsky (MN) md. William Tisony  16-4
120: Adam Manzo (OT) d. Freddy Luchs  6-4
126: Jack Nies (OT) p. Nate Pujols  3:59
132: Chris McCarthy (MN) md. Nicholas Schneider  13-4
138: Alex Poniros (OT) md. Kyle Puzo  14-3
145: Saif Ali (OT) tf. Mike Puzo  16-0 0:00
152: Jake Benner (OT) by forfeit
160: Stanley Wojdylak (MN) by forfeit
170: Nico Cerbo (MN) d. Anthony Esposito   4-3
182: Kevin McCarthney (MN) p. Ryan Moran   3:03
195: Nicholas Cofone (MN) p. Dino Poniros  1:20
220: Jacob Anderson (MN) p. Christian Wilson  3:47
285: Austin Dewise (MN) p. Gabriel Bayari  1:44
OT deducted 1 team point



1/3: Long Branch  36  -  Ocean Township  23
138: Saif Ali (OT) d. Ryan Carey  7-1
145: Jake Benner (OT) md. Isaac Shohet  12-0
152: Louie Saez (LB) d. Emerson Derose  7-2
160: Luke Arnold (LB) by forfeit
170: Anthony Esposito (OT) d. Edgar Padilla  5-2
182: Dan Santos-Silva (LB) d. Ryan Moran  3-0 
195: Peter Wersinger (LB) p. Ruan Faria  4:34
220: La'Qym Morris (LB) p. Christian Wilson  4:45
Hwt: Kevin Cerruti (LB) p. Joe Teresi  3:20
106: Blake Tarnowski (OT) d. Joseph Conlon
113: Ryan Zimmerman (LB) d. Will Tisony  3-0
120: Adam Manzo (OT) by forfeit
126: Chris Dean (LB) d. Jack Nies  7-2
132: Alex Poniros (OT) md. Stave Pabone  17-4




12/30: Ocean Township  67  -  Monmouth  12
195: Evan Romein (OT) p. james Camilleri  0:57
220: Ricky Voss (MR) p. Anthony Perez  2:33
285: Gabriel Bayari (OT) p. Evan Scarpino  1:30
106: Shane Learn (MR) p. Blake Tarnowski  1:33
113: William Tisony (OT) p. Devon Pham  4:58
120: Adam Manzo (OT) p. Jaden Nolasco  1:24
126: Jack Nies (OT) by forfeit
132: Nicholas Schneider (OT) by forfeit
138: Alex Poniros (OT) by forfeit
145: Jake Benner (OT) p. Dylan Pham  1:00
152: Emerson Derose (OT) md. Jean-Carlos Gratacos  11-3
160: Anthony Esposito (OT) tf. Adam Varela  15-0
170: Ryan Moran (OT) md. Jake Hollander  10-1
182: Brandon Tracey (OT) p. Nick Lavalle  0:59

12/30: Ocean Township  63  -  RBC  15
182: Brandon Tracey (OT) by forfeit
195: John Columbia (RBC) p. Evan Romein  1:57
220: Christian Pritzlaff (RBC) d. Dino Poniros  9-3
Hwt: Michael Griggs (RBC) p. Gabriel Bayari  3:50
106: Blake Tarmowski (OT) by forfeit
113: William Tisony (OT) p. Nicholas Mullaney  3:57
120: Adam Manzo (OT) p. Andrew Lennert  0:53
126: Jack Nies (OT) p. Michael DeFelice  0:49
132: Dereck Benitez (OT) d. Daniel Brewton  6-1
138: Alex Poniros (OT) p. Leonard Meer  3:10
145: Saif Ali (OT) p. Luke Bane  1:15
152: Jake Benner (OT) p. Thomas DiStefano  0:26
160: Anthony Esposito (OT) p. David Thomas  0:52
170: Ryan Moran (OT) by forfeit

12/30: Ocean Township  47  -  Middletown South  16
170: Justin Weimer (MS) d. Anthony Esposito  6-0
182: Ryan Moran (OT) d. Kyler Lebetz  9-5
195: Jack Hardzewicz (MS) md. Brandon Tracey  15-1
220: Brady Smith (MS) d. Dino Poniros  1-0
Hwt: Adam Markman (MS) p. Gabriel Bayari  0:15
106: Blake Tarnowski (OT) tf. Stephen <cGrouther  15-0 4:16
113: William Tisony (OT) d. Michael Holland  7-2
120: Adam Manzo (OT) p. James Piehler  3:28
126: Jack Nies (OT) by forfeit
132: Nicholas Schneider (OT) d. Devon Slavin  10-5
138: Alex Poniros (OT) p. AJ Vega  3:20
145: Saif Ali (OT) by forfeit
152: Jake Benner (OT) p. Danny Ward  0:44
160: Emerson Derose (OT) d. Blake Zarzycki  7-4



12/23: Ocean Township  36  -  Northern Burlington  33
182: Tommy Hill (NB) p. Brandon Tracey  1:29
195: Sam Gephart (NB) p. Evan Romein  1:49
220: Dino Poniros (OT) d. Robert Breese  3-0
285: William Nolan (NB) by forfeit
106: Travis Kotelnicki (NB) d. Demetri Poniros  5-3
113: Ellery Perfect (NB) d. William Tisony  5-2 TB1
120: Adam Manzo (OT) tf. Thomas Breslin  16-0 5:00
126: Jack Nies (OT) p. Mason Cliver  0:54
132: Nick Sytnik (NB) by forfeit
138: Alex Poniros (OT) p. Alexander Reyes  3:19
145: Saif Ali (OT) p. Jahmell Lane  3:42
152: Jake Benner (OT) by forfeit
160: Anthony Esposito (OT) md. Carlos Jacuinde  15-5
170: Corey Gill (NB) d. Ryan Moran  4-2 SV

12/23: Pope John  54  -  Ocean Township  10
160: Anthony Esposito (OT) md. Joseph Arbolino  13-1
170: James Swentzel (PJ) p. Ryan Moran  1:49
182: Reece Mulduun (PJ) p. Evan Romein  0:29
195: Christopher Jhong (PJ) md. Brandon Tracey  9-1
220: Cole Zydel (PJ) d. Dino Poniros  4-2
285: Jake Morelli (PJ) d. Joseph Teresi  1-0
106: Shane Percelay (PJ) d. Demetri Poniros  6-5
113: Eddie Ventresca (PJ) tf. Blake Tarnowski  1:50 16-0
120: Kia Sement (PJ) p. Adam Manzo  3:32
126: Jack Nies (OT) p. Matthew Garcia  5:20
132: Jake Rotuna (PJ) p. Nicholas Schneider  0:28
138: Joseph Aragona (PJ) d. Alex Poniros  8-2
145: Robert Garcia (PJ) d. Jake Benner  9-5
152: Connor Fritsch (PJ) by forfeit

12/23: Camden Catholic  54  -  Ocean Township  14
170: Anthony Blattenberger (CC) d. Ryan Moran  6-2
182: Ronald Crane (CC) p. Evan Romein  0:59
195: Jalen Egan (CC) p. Brandon Tracey  1:28
220: Jeremy Nutt (CC) p. Dino Poniros  0:55
285: Mark Loveland (CC) by forfeit
106: Demetri Poniros (OT) md. Michael Palait  14-1
113: Dante Monaco (CC) d. William Tisony  6-2
120: Cody Walsh (CC) p. Adam Manzo  5:05
126: Jack Nies (OT) md. Harrison Hinojosa  10-2
132: Jack Janda (CC) tf. Nicholas Schneider  4:40 15-0
138: Anthony Croce (CC) p. Alex Poniros  3:24
145: Brandon Mooney (CC) d. Saif Ali  3-1
152: Sean Dolan (CC) md. Emerson Derose  11-1
160: Anthony Esposito (OT) p. Colin Cummiins  0:38 




12/20: Ocean Township  62  -  Manasquan  16
152: Jake Benner (OT) p. Charles Barreda  0:34
160: Shawn Francios (OT) d. Peter Pastelak  16-10
170: Ryan Moran (OT) p. Anthony Whille  4:15
182: Anthony Esposito (OT) p. Evan Meloro  1:13
195: Luke Hessinger (M) p. Evan Romein  1:54
220: Shane Ownes (M) p. Dino Poniros  5:01
285: Joseph Teresi (OT) p. Daniel Cutillo  3:18
106: Demetri Poniros (OT) p. Peter Berlin  2:34
113: Blake Tarnowski (OT) by forfeit
120: William Tisony (OT) tf. Jackson Jannarone  16-0
126: Adam Manzo (OT) p. Curran Magnusson  1:07
132: Jack Nies (OT) p. William Bruno  1:20
138: Ethan Dzenis (M) md. Nicholas Schneider  17-7
145: Saif Ali (OT) p. Quinn Burns  2:39



12/16: Spartans Finish 2nd at Wendy Pandy-Ley Tournament

1st Place
106: Demetri Poniros
145: Jake Benner

2nd Place
138: Saif Ali

3rd Place
113: Will Tisony
120: Adam Manzo
126: Jack Nies
152: Emerson DeRose
220: Dino Poniros





2017 Record: 19-7
District 24 Champions
CJG3 Sectional Semifinalists
Shore Conference Tournament Qualifiers
3rd Place B-North
Kearny Tournament Champions



A nice mix of proven veterans, promising newcomers, and returning starters ready to ascend to the next level comprise the lineup for the 2018 Spartans.

The big name returning is Jake Benner, the State Champion at 138 last season. He's joined by Alex Poniros, who finished 2nd in the Region to advance to Atlantic City in his rookie season, District runner-up, Saif Ali, and junior Emerson Derose, to give Ocean a solid stretch from 138-160.

There's potential for a very strong group of lowerweights here, highlighted by Region qualifiers Jack Nies and Adam Manzo. Will Tisony will be looking to make a name for himself in 2018 after seeing limited action last season behind Manzo, Poniros, and John Santos. He could surprise this season. There's some strong depth down here too with a talented freshmen class that includes Demetri Poniros and AJ Benner, who are coming off very successful grade school careers.

The level of success the Spartans can have as a dual team may be determined by the upperweight stretch from 170-up. The four starters returning in this group, Christian Wilson, Anthony Esposito, Evan Romein, and Ruan Faria have all put in the work in the off-season with an eye on having big years this season. The heavyweight slot will have a slew of youngsters looking to take the spot. Keep an eye on the tough frosh, Joe Leteri, to possibly see a lot of time up there, as well as Wilson, Dino Poniros, and Anthony Perez to come up from 220.

There's a pretty good mix here, with some very nice depth that will give coach Cippy Apicelli the ability to make a lot of lineup moves. The strength looks to be that group in the middle, but if the newcomers down low wrestle to their potential, and the returners up top take the next step forward, this should be a very tough, and balanced lineup. It won't take long for Ocean to figure their place in B-North as they travel to Long Branch on January 3rd, host Middletown North in a quad on the 6th, and face Wall on the 10th. Another date to circle is February 3rd as the Spartans travel to Phillipsburg for the first ever meeting between the two programs. Individually, we obviously keep an eye on Benner to see if he can successfully repeat as State Champion, and the Spartans will look for a strong performance as a team to defend their District 24 Team Championship. 



Possible Lineup in 2018
Wgt
 Wrestler
2017
Notes
106
 (Fr) Demetri Poniros


106
 (Fr) Blake Tarnowski


113/120
 (Jr) Will Tisony
8-3

113/120
 (Fr) AJ Benner


113/120
 (Fr) Chris Loyola


113/120
 (So) Alex Taylor


120/126
 (So) Jack Nies
30-7 / R6-PQ / 2nd D24

120/126
 (Sr) Adam Manzo
25-11 / R6-WB1 / 3rd D24
51 wins, 2x Dst placer
126/132
 (So) Nick Schneider
1-0

132/138
 (So) Alex Poniros
36-4 / NJ-WB2 / 2nd R6 / 1st D24

138
 (Jr) Dereck Benitez
0-7

145/152
 (Sr) Jake Benner
42-1 / 1st NJ / 1st R6 / 1st D24
107 wins, 3x Dst champ, 2x NJ qualifier
145/152
 (Sr) Saif Ali
23-9 / R6-PQ / 2nd D24

145/152
 (Sr) Forrest Kelly


145/152
 (Fr) Tah-Jay Phillips


152
 (So) Jaron Gordon


152/160
 (Jr) Emerson Derose
14-19

152/160
 (Jr) Shawn Francois
1-9

152/160
 (Jr) Steve Hagerman


152/160
 (Fr) Mateo Chiavaragga


170/182
 (Jr) Anthony Esposito
11-17

170/182
 (Jr) Ryan Moran


170/182
 (Jr) Christian Petit


182/195
 (Jr) Evan Romein
7-20

182/195
 (So) Ruan Faria
2-14

182/195
 (Jr) Chris Martins


220
 (Sr) Christian Wilson
11-11

220
 (Jr) Dino Poniros


220
 (Jr) Anthony Perez


220
 (Jr) Hugo Delcarpio


Hwt
 (Fr) Joe Teresi


Hwt
 (Jr) Gabe Bayari


Hwt
 (So) Savion Mendez


Hwt
 (So) Nick Aldarelli


Hwt
 (So) Alejandro Villaraga


Hwt
 (Fr) Darron Jean-Beauvis


                 
                                                
                                                  
                                                     





Graduated in 2017
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Post Season
113
 John Santos
23-12
R6-WB1 / 3rd D24
132
 Nick Villapiano
27-5
R6-WB1 / 1st D24
145
 Lorenzo Smith
0-1

170
 Muhammad Ali
6-15

195
 Esteban Bernard 7-1 .
220
 Clayton Oates
23-9
R6-PQ / 2nd D24
Hwt
 Will Pintro
4-9

              
                                          
                  
                                                           





















































































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