TOMS RIVER - The Southern Regional Rams Wrestling team after winning in dramatic fashion on Friday  to claim the SJ Group V championship.  That championship set up the Rams competing on Sunday in a four team tournament against the North Jersey Section 1, North Jersey Section 2 and Central Jersey Group V champs.

Who would be the best of the best?  The Rams of Southern and Coach Dan Roy proved that they are the best of the best in the large school Group V.  

They competed in the semifinals against Passaic Tech and they wiped them out 53-6.  The afternoon victory propelled the Rams to the Championship at 7 p.m. against Manalapan.

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The Rams defeated Manalapan by a score of 38-24. 

Championship Match:  Southern Regional  38  -  Manalapan  24

  • 220: JT Cornelius (S) md. George Zavalnik  9-1
  • Hwt: Matt Kovacs (M) d. Jayden Smith  1-0
  • 106: Conor Collins (S) p. Anthony Vitola  1:08
  • 113: Justin Schifter (M) d. Pat Iacoves  8-1
  • 120: Jayson Scerbo (S) d. Chris Balzano  4-2
  • 126: Nick Bennet (S) d. Calvin Burke   4-2 SV
  • 132: Matt Brielmeier (S) p. Vincent DePierro  1:55
  • 138: Eddie Hummel (S) p. Jason Porcaro  0:52
  • 145: Hunter Konstantoulas (M) md. Leighton Fessman  10-1
  • 152: Cole Velardi (S) md. James Grande  12-3
  • 160: Matt Benedetti (M) tf. Colin Boero  15-0
  • 170: Robert Woodcock (S) p. John Castro  1:28
  • 182: Dylan Waller (M) d. Ben LoParo  3-2
  • 195: Gavin Claro (M) p. Stephen Jennings  3:08

 

Semifinal Match:  Southern  63  -  Passaic Tech  6

  • 195: Stephen Jennings (S) d. Amir Higazy  4-2
  • 220: JT Cornelius (S) d. Josue Gomez   7-2
  • Hwt: Jayden Smith (S) by forfeit
  • 106: Conor Collins (S) p. Ricardo Balanzategui  0:34
  • 113: Pat Iacoves (S) d. Steve Khunthanom-Perez  8-4
  • 120: Jayson Scerbo (S) d. Alex Vertedor  8-6
  • 126: Laith Hamdeh (PT) p. Nick Bennet  0:26
  • 132: Matt Brielmeier (S) md. Rocco Panierio  13-3
  • 138: Eddie Hummel (S) tf. Dylan Toy  5:51
  • 145: Leighton Fessman (S) p. Marcus Rivera  1:59 
  • 152: Cole Velardi (S) p. Anibal Sierra  1:06
  • 160: Nolan Anderson (S) p. Lascelles Morrison  3:03
  • 170: Robert Woodcock (S) p. Jamal Allen  4:11
  • 182: Ben LoParo (S) p. Yousef Khalil  1:46