Southern Wrestlers Claim South Jersey Group V Crown

Joe Miele Credits: TAPinto staff photo
Matt Barnett Credits: TAPinto staff photo
Gianni Bennett Credits: TAPinto staff photo
Seon Bowker Credits: TAPinto staff photo
Teddy Caporino Credits: TAPinto staff photo
Joe Miele Credits: TAPinto staff photo
Matt Barnett Credits: TAPinto staff photo
Mooney Southern Credits: TAPinto staff photo
Pat Mooney Credits: TAPinto staff photo
Dan Quinn Credits: TAPinto staff photo
Mike Racanielli Credits: TAPinto staff photo
Joe Toci Credits: TAPinto staff photo

STAFFORD, NJ - Coach John Stout's powerful wrestling program won another South Jersey team championship by defeating Kingsway Regional 56-13. Southern won the last seven bouts to secure the championship.    

Michael Racanelli, Pat Mooney and Joe Toci each recorded pins to lead Southern, Southern is now rated the No. 4 team in NJ in the Top 20.  

Dylan Cardell, Matthew Barnett, Teddy Caporrino each won by decision for Southern.

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Trace Kinner won by pin in the 120-pound class for Kingsway.

Southern advanced to the Group 5 semifinal tomorrow (Sunday) at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River.  They are scheduled to take on Clifton at 2 p.m..  If the Rams win they will advance to NJ state final match at 7:30 PM.  

220: Joe Miele (S) by injury default over Shane Lore
Hwt: Darius Scott (K) d. Dan Lynch  5-2
106: Owen Kretschmer (S) by forfeit
113: Dylan Cardell (S) d. Matthew Klaiss  4-0
120: Trace Kinner (K) p. Nicholas Pepe  1:26
126: Matthew Barnett (S) d. Atlee Cullison  7-3
132: Quinn Kinner (K) md. Gianni Bennett  10-0
138: Mike Racanelli (S) p. Kyle Crawford  5:23
145: Teddy Caporrino (S) d. Trent Tutko  8-2
152: Pat Mooney (S) p. Colin Wexler  4:55
160: Seon Bowker (S) by injury default over Rory Bushby
170: Peyton Blauvelt (S) tf. Joshua Ritchie  15-0 4:28
182: Joe Toci (S) p. Jaylen Shanklin  1:39
195: Nick Suriano (S) by forfeit


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