STAFFORD, NJ - One of Southern Regional's top wrestlers, Seon Bowker has transferred from Southern to attend Rancocas Valley Regional High School. Bowker's uncle, Anthony Bowker, is the wrestling coach at Rancocas Valley. Bowker’s dad, Brian, is a former wrestling coach there as well. Bowker is ranked the fourth best wrestler in the 182 pound level in New Jersey.
According to the Courier-Post, headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) assistant director Larry White said Bowker will be eligible immediately because Bowker’s move is related to a Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (H.I.B.) allegation at Southern. White said Southern sent him a letter stating the best solution was for the mandatory 30 days to be waived.
“I can confirm the letter we received (states Southern is) in the middle of their investigation and through what they have investigated, this is the best remedial solution,” White told the Courier-Post.
Meanwhile, the Rams won two matches on Saturday. Southern defeated Buena 42-14 and Timber Creek 38-19.
Ironically, Southern will host a quarterfinal South Jersey Group V contest against Rancocas Valley. Seon Bowker is illegible to compete Monday night for Rancocas Valley. According to sources, Bowker will not compete at Southern in this contest on Monday evening.
Meanwhile, the Southern program is plenty deep and talented. They will miss Bowker, but they are ready to move on and compete for team and individual honors.
Southern 42 - Buena 14
132: Matthew Barnett (S) d. Ryan Clark 7-2
138: Chris LaPortez (B) md. Ryan Hill 8-0
145: Dan Gorman (S) d. Jaden Roberts 3-0
152: Nicholas O`Connell (S) md. Ricky King 15-7
160: Jake Maxwell (B) md. John Stout 17-6
170: Crew Truex (S) d. Aaron White 5-4
182: Luigi Beni (B) d. Vin Miele 4-3
195: Matt Mackanic (S) d. Casey Tomasello 4-1
220: Dan Lynch (S) p. Daniel Dormanen 3:32
285: Amir Walker (B) d. Evan Giberson 3-2
106: Jayson Scerbo (S) by injury default over Bobby Leek
113: Owen Kretschmer (S) p. Dan Wooton 2:46
120: Sebastian Delligatti (S) d. Junior LaPortez 7-2
126: Nicholas Pepe (S) tf. Andrew Johnson 15-0 4:00
Southern 39 - Timber Creek 19
120: Sebastian Delligatti (S) d. Nathan Pasquarello 8-1
126: Domenic Augello (TC) d. Ryan Thorn 6-0
132: Matt Barnett (S) d. Christian Bobe 5-3
138: Ryan Hill (S) d. Malachi McCormick 5-1
145: Nicholas O'Connell (S) p. Tirik Shackelford 0:28
152: Dan Gorman (S) d. Peyton Jones 8-6
160: Blaine Shade (TC) md. John Stout 11-2
170: Crew Truex (S) p. Ray French 3:18
182: Vin Miele (S) p. Christian Wells 2:39
195: Justin Perez (TC) d. Nick Roman 7-3
220: Andres Camacho (TC) p. Mike Conforti 4:18
Hwt: Evan Giberson (S) by forfeit
106: Nicholas Digiacomo (TC) d. Jayson Scerbo 8-2
113: Owen Kretschmer (S) d. Kameron Jenkins 6-4