The Freehold Warriors Wrestling Club has exceed expectations in the very competitive Jersey Shore Junior Wrestling League again.
The second-year program made its second straight appearance in the league’s team tournament and enjoyed a commanding team win in the individual tournament. The Warriors will move up to the A Division next season.
“Freehold has lots of great wrestlers, and we’re glad to have the opportunity to show it,” team director Jason Dubnik said. “Joining this league was a long time coming, and we couldn’t be happier with how these first two seasons turned out.
“This is only the beginning for Freehold wrestling, and we expect to compete every year and be a valuable member of the league. With great coaching and devoted families supporting our team, we look forward to continued success even as we face tougher competition in the years ahead. We are lucky to have coaches Paul Saraiva and Anthony Knox leading the team.”
Freehold wrestlers who medaled in the individual tournament include Christian Borromeo, first place, 52 pounds; Michael Hynes, fifth place, 56pounds; Ryan Dubnik, first place, 60 pounds; Anthony Knox, first place, 64 pounds; Michael Borromeo, third place, 68 pounds; Angelo Messina, second place, 72 pounds; Chris Hall, first place, 85 pounds; Joey Butler, first place, 95 pounds; team captain Nico Messina, second place, 100 pounds; Hector Santiago, second place, 107 pounds; Mike Gagliardo, first place, 114 pounds; Joe Fessler, sixth place, 122 pounds; Jayson Nami, second place, 130 pounds; Kenny Koenig, first place, 150 pounds; and Connor Petrula, first place, Super Heavyweight.