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 NJ.com Top 20.
Dylan Cardell, Matthew Barnett, Teddy Caporrino each won by decision for Southern.
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