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Green & White

Athletic Director
Jason Corley

Head Coach
Danny George
(28th Season as a Head Coach in 2018)

Assistants
Doug Cornell
Shawn Brown
Andrew Balina
Nick Visicaro

Section
CJ Group 4

Division
B-North

District
23

Region
6


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      TEAM TITLES     

2009 #1 Team In NJ

Group 2 Champs - 2
(Last: 2010)

CJG2 Champs - 5
(Last: 2013)

District Champs - 11
(Last: 2017)

      INDIVIDUALS     

9 State Champions
(Last:  Festejo & Visicaro - 2010)

35 State Placers
(Last: S Festejo, D Cornell, Visicaro, & B George - 2010)

34 Region Champions
(Last: Filipe - 2011)

134 District Champions
(Last: Irizarry - 2017)

        RECORDS       

Career Wins Record
Nick Visicaro - 153
(2007-2010)

Single Season Wins
Billy George - 43
(2009)

      100 WIN CLUB    

Nick Visicaro - 153
Scott Festejo - 141
Billy George - 137
Sam Cole - 126
Luke Skove - 119
Omar Akel - 118
Jon Robertson - 118
Jake George - 115
Andrew Skove - 103
Jude Skove - 101
Andrew Cornell - 100
Nick George - 100




Overall Record:  0-0  /  Shore Conference:  0-0  /  B-North:  0-0

2017 Record: 20-7
District 23 Champions
CJG4 State Sectional Semifinalists
Shore Conference Tournament Final Four
2nd Place B-North
2nd Place Hawk Classic
2nd Place Neptune Classic




Eleven starters, including 8 Region qualifiers and 3 State qualifiers, return from last season's 20-win, District 23 championship team, setting the Green Wave up, once again, for the potential for a big season.

With the eight returning Region participants spread all throughout the lineup, the strength of the lineup is its balance. LB has a great stretch down low with returning State qualifier Ryan Zimmerman, who will be one of the top 106-pounders in the Shore, 3-time District medalist Chris Dean, and District medalist Rey Guzmon. That trio will be complimented by a healthy amount of newcomers with solid potential, giving the Wave great depth and flexibility.

Isaac Shohet, a D23 runner-up in 2017, enters his 3rd season as a starter and is joined by Nick Luhn, Louie Saiez, and Christian Gonzalez to provide a strong senior presence in the middle of the lineup. Among the group joining them are Ryan Carey and Stivini Silva, who have gotten plenty of valuable experience as underclassmen, and another of LB's frosh with lots of potential in Jack Friedman.

From 160-up, the Wave are going to be tough. Long Branch has always been able to produce strong upperweights from seemingly out of nowhere. If that trend continues this year, in addition to all the talent they have coming back up top, this is going to an extremely tough and deep group. Two State qualifiers are back in senior Pete Wersinger at 195, and junior Kevin Cerruti at heavyweight. They're joined by Luke Arnold and Dan Santos-Silva, who both finished 2nd in District 23 in 2017. We'll keep an eye on those sophomores expected to see time in the lineup as well, as we look to see if LB pulls more magic with the big bodies.

This is a very balanced, very deep, and very talented team. The amount of the experience they have is very beneficial as there is a big test early in the season as the Wave travel to Middletown North on Friday, December 22nd for a big B-North showdown against the defending division champs. In addition to the other B-North dates, circle January 10th on the calendar as Long Branch hosts Raritan in what is always a great atmosphere. This has the makings of a very strong dual team that will be in the hunt for both B-North and the Sectional Titles. Individually, there should be plenty of LB green qualifying for the Shore Conference Tournament, and they're a safe bet to have another strong individual campaign come the post-season. All said, it should be another big year for head coach Danny George and his Green Wave.







Possible Lineup in 2018
Wgt
 Wrestler
2017
Notes
106
 (So) Ryan Zimmerman
33-10 / NJ-WB2 / 4th R6 / 2nd D23

106
 (Fr) Dylan Kellerhurst


106
 (Fr) Joe Conlon


113
 (Jr) Rey Guzmon
18-13 / R6-PQ / 3rd D23

113
 (So) Jefferin Rivera


120
 (Sr) Joel Astacio
3-4

120
 (So) Anthony Bonnano


126
 (Sr) Chris Dean
27-9 / R6-WB1 / 2nd D23
81 wins / 3x Dst Placer
132
 (Sr) Christian Gonzalez


132
 (So) Ryan Carey
8-10

138
 (Jr) Stivini Silva
9-11

138
 (Jr) Steve Pabone
2-1

138
 (Sr) Nick Luhn
5-8

145
 (Sr) Isaac Shohet
19-14 / R6-PQ / 2nd D23

145
 (So) Isaiah Gonzalez


152
 (Sr) Louie Saiez
8-13

152
 (Fr) Jack Friedman


160
 (Jr) Luke Arnold
25-13 / 5th R6 / 2nd D23

170
 (Sr) Dan Santos-Silva
25-12 / R6-WB1 / 2nd D23

182
 (So) Edgar Padilla
2-5

182
 (So) Patrick O'Dwyer
4-14

195
 (Sr) Pete Wersinger
35-8 / NJ-WB2 / 3rd R6 / 3rd D23
67 wins / 2x Dst Placer
195
 (So) Tracey Taylor
0-1

220
 (Sr) Jael Cordero
5-5

220
 (Jr) Hunter Metzler


Hwt
 (Jr) Kevin Cerruti
20-18 / NJ-WB1 / 3rd R6 / 4th D23

          
                                          
                                                     
                                  





Graduated in 2017
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Post Season
120
 Carlos Irizzary
29-11
R6-WB1 / 1st D23
170
 Israel Garcia
3-11

195
 Justin Navarro 12-7

220
 Hunter Marhan
28-7
NJ-WB1 / 3rd R6 / 2nd D23
220
 Cole Arnold
1-1

Hwt
 Frankie Gonzalez
1-0