TOMS RIVER - The Southern Regional Wrestling team captured the NJSIAA Group V championship on Sunday by defeating fourth seeded Passaic Tech in the 2 p.m. semifinal contest 48-12.
The Rams advanced to the 7 p.m. championship against Hunterdon Central and they were victorious by a score of 34-27.
This is Southern's third overall NJSIAA state championship. The Rams won this prestigious honor in 2005, 2016 and now 2019.
John Stout, Ben Loparo, and JT Cornelius recorded pins for the Rams in the championship.
Congratulation to Coach John Stout, his tremendous assistant coaches and athletes.
FINAL - GROUP 5 CHAMPIONSHIP
Southern 34 - Hunterdon Central 27
113: Jayson Scerbo (S) d. Nick Canonica 7-1
120: Colton Washleski (HC) d. Matt Brielmeier 5-1
126: Jack Bauer (HC) p. Christian Rivera 0:32
132: Sebastian Delligatti (S) d. Tanner Peake 5-2
138: Robert Woodcock (S) d. Anthony Romaniello 11-5
145: Pasquale Vizzoni (HC) d. Nick Pepe 7-2
152: Nick O'Connell (S) md. Vincent Romaniello 14-4
160: Norman Cella (HC) d. Luke Galan 3-0
170: John Stout (S) p. Dan Furmato 3:59
182: Haven Tatarek (S) d. Kyle Barrett 4-3
195: Ben LoParo (S) p. Brandon Donaghue 3:59
220: JT Cornelius (S) p. Salvatore Brito
Hwt: Ryan Joyce (HC) by forfeit
106: Brett Ungar (HC) by forfeit