281 Elton-Adelphia Rd.

Freehold, NJ 07728

(732) 431-8460

(Monmouth County)

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Program Est.
1972

Mascot
Patriots

Colors
Columbia Blue, Navy, and White

Athletic Director

Patrick McEvoy

Head Coach
Mike Gaeta
(2nd Season in 2015)

Assistants
Walter Bayne
George Herbert
Joe Benedict

Section
CJ Group 5

Division
A-North

District
21



6 State Place Winners
(Last: DePierro - 2014)

4 Region Champions
(Last: Morello - 2001)

37 District Champions (Last: DePierro - 2014)


Career Wins Leader
Nick DePierro - 127
(2011-2014)

Season Wins Leader
Ken Brophy - 39
(2010)
Nick DePierro - 39
(2013 & 2014)




Shore Conference Wrestling






Head Coach:
Mike Gaeta (2nd Season / 12-14)

2014 Final Record: 12-14
7th Place District 21
13th Place Walter Woods Tournament
3rd Place TCNJ Pride Tournament





Lower Half (106-145): The Patriots have a nice group of experience returning in the lower half that will help as they break a few new freshmen into the lineup. Among the returners are junior Mike Plaska, a 20-bout winner as a sophomore, and senior Vinny Fontana, 22 wins in 2014, who should be very tough at 113 this year.

Upper Half (152-Hwt): There is a strong upperclass presence in the upper half of the lineup, led by returning District 21 runner-up Nino Gagliano at 160. Among the other seniors returning are 16-bout winner Jake Elias at 195, and Michael Romano, who returns to the lineup after posting 24 wins as a sophomore in 2013. Senior Romeo Valentin and junior Taylor Larkin will be looking to make strong contributions in 2015 after getting good experience in last year.

Outlook: With so many upperclassmen in the lineup, the sting of losing eight regulars from last year to graduation shouldn't be that bad. There's a couple potential nice 1-2 punches with Fontana and Plaska at 113-120 and Gagliano and Romano at 160-170. Those four should continue to rack up the wins, as well as provide leadership to their respective areas of the lineup.  The top of the A-North division is tough, but with this many upperclassmen in the lineup, you'd expect the Patriots to be thinking about winning now, and setting themselves up for strong postseason runs.  Could be a surprising team here considering the age factor.


Possible Lineup
Wt.
 Wrestler
Record
106
 (Fr) Kyle Cleary

113
 (Sr) Vinny Fontana
22-13
120
 (Jr) Mike Plaska
20-8
126
 (Fr) Mike Cenname

126
 (Fr) Kyle Hillermeier

132
 (So) Josh Nastarowicz
6-12
138
 (Jr) Nick Mangini
11-20
145
 (Sr) Brian English
1-6
145
 (Sr) Alec Archinaco
1-10
152
 (Jr) Joe Bucciero

152
 (Jr) Mike Crawford
0-2
160
 (Sr) Nino Gagliano
18-5 / 2nd D21
160
 (Sr) Kevin Patten
5-9
170
 (Sr) Michael Romano
24-9 in 2013
182
 (Sr) Romano Valentin
9-7
182
 (Jr) Alex Katyal
2-3
195
 (Sr) Jake Elias
16-13
220
 (Jr) Taylor Larkin
8-5
Hwt
 (Sr) Jimmy Purcell

Hwt
 (Jr) Gianni Mazzone
0-1
              
                                              
                                

Graduated in 2014
Wt.
 Wrestler
Record
113
 Nick DePierro
39-7 / 1st D21, 2nd R6, 6th NJ
138
 Ken Carrier
2-14
145
 Connor Heinzman
5-5
152
 Teddy Hadjimarkos
11-21
160
 Benny Lavariga
2-11
170
 Roberto Beltrami
11-13
182
 Justin Archinaco
3-14
220
 Ray Tobia
15-15
              
                                              
                                                 






















































































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