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Mascot
Blue Devils

Colors
Blue & White

Athletic Director
Harry Chebookjian

Head Coach
Dave Porta
(8th Season in 2017)

Assistants
Rich Santangelo

Section
CJ Group 1

Division
B-Central

District
24

Region
6





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TEAM TITLES

7 Division Titles

INDIVIDUALS

1 State Medalist
(Gornick - 2002)

2 Region Champs
(Last: Gornick - 2002)

19 District Champs
(Last: Derek Arnette & Luke Bush - 2011)

RECORDS

Career Wins - 132
Luke Bush
2008-2011

Season Wins - 42
Luke Bush
2011

100 WIN CLUB

Luke Bush - 132
Alex Johnson - 117
Sam Koenig - 114
Tim Klemser - 110
Garrett Sperling - 106
Derek Arnette - 102





Shore Conference Wrestling

Current Record: 0-0  /  Division Record: 0-0

Head Coach: Dave Porta (8th Season / 102-85)

2016 Record: 22-7
Season Record for Wins
6th Place District 23
State Sectional Semifinalists
Shore Conference Tournament Qualifiers
B-Central Champions
11th Place Buc Classic
Holmdel Holiday Tournament Champions


2017 Season Preview

The graduation gremlin hit the Blue Devils hard in 2016, with 6 wrestlers with 20+ wins departed. Still, Shore, who has been one of the traditionally strong schools in the Shore Conference, has a nice nucleus returning to build around as they break in several new starters and look to continue their winning ways.

The good news on the partial rebuild of the lineup is that Shore's returning starters are spread out throughout the lineup. Down low is a pair of returning 20+ match winners in junior Brad Smuro, who placed 3rd in the Districts, and Matt Klemser, a 24-bout winner as a frosh. They'll provide experience in the lower portion of the lineup for the newcomers that include promising freshmen Al DeSantis and Tanner Smuro.

In the middle, Shore has Jack McRae, a sophomore that won 16 matches in his rookie season, and junior Jarret Weir returning.

There will be several fresh faces in the upper portion of the lineup, but head coach Dave Porta has a strong core to break them in around with the returning Austin Cannon, Mike Rosati, and Joe Aria, a very solid trio. Cannon, who did not wrestle in the post-season, was undefeated last season and has all the potential to be a guy who can reach the podium in AC. Aria picked up 16 wins as a frosh wrestling at 220/Hwt, which is no easy task. He can be a 20+ winner and a guy who can also make some noise in the post-season.

With the losses to graduation, there is some lineup work to be done. The good news is that the schedule is set up pretty well for them as they try and defend their B-Central title. Pt Beach figures to be the team to beat for that crown, but Shore won't have to face them until mid-January. In the meantime, the newcomers will get in their varsity experience in both manageable matchups, and some stiff tests against Pt. Boro and Ocean Township, among others.

Individually, there are several grapplers here capable making strong runs in the post-season. I mentioned Cannon and Aria, but add Klemser, Smuro, and McCrae into that mix, as well. The Districts will be interesting as Shore benefits from getting away from the Bricks, Wall, and Beach, and joins a District where the two traditionally tough programs, Ocean & CBA, are both rebuilding. If things break right, there could be several Blue Devils wrestling deep into February, and possibly into March.






Possible Lineup in 2017
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Notes
106
 TBD


113
 (So) Matt Klemser
24-8

113
 (Fr) Tanner Smuro


120
 (Jr) Brad Smuro
27-9
3rd D23
126
 (Fr) Al DeSantis


126
 (So) Cody Joyce


126
 (So) Sterling Finch
4-6

132
 (Fr) Gabe Pesh


132
 (So) Ian Smith
2-2

138
 (Jr) Jarrett Weir
10-16

138
 (So) Lou Valerio


145
 (Fr) Bassel Ibrahim


145/152
 (Sr) Dean Smolokoff
2-7

145/152
 (So) Jack McRae
16-9

160
 (Sr) Cooper Walters
0-4

160
 (So) Garrett Shaffery


170
 (Jr) Alexis Garcia
2-7

170
 (Jr) Antonis Krousos


170
 (Fr) Jake Foggia


170
 (Sr) Kyre Dowell


182/195
 (Sr) Austin Cannon
18-0

182/195
 (Jr) Mike Rosati
15-17

220
 (So) Joe Aria
16-13

Hwt
 (Sr) Namir Stevens


              
                                                   
               
                                                  



Graduated in 2016
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Post Season
120
 Tim Klemser
36-4
3rd D23
138
 Justin Valerio
23-10

145
 Alex Johnson
31-5
3rd D23
145
 Rob Squillari
5-7

152
 John Biagi
24-11

170
 Paul Tietjen
23-6
3rd D23
195
 Darius Gevas
23-5