BRICK MEMORIAL
HIGH SCHOOL

2001 Lanes Mill Rd.
Brick, NJ 08274
732 785 3090
(Ocean County)

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Program Est.
1981

Mascot
Mustangs

Colors
Green & Gold

Athletic Director
Ed Sarluca

Head Coach
Mike Kiley
(1st Season in 2017)

Assistants
Tim Brennan
Ryan Wilson
Justin Barwoski

Section
CJ Group 4

Division
A-South

District
21

Region
6



 
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TEAM TITLES

9-Time Group Champs

15 Sectional Titles

29 District Team Titles

15 SCT Titles

16 Division Titles

INDIVIDUALS

7 State Champs
(Alec Donovan - 2015)

63 State Place Winners
(Ghione - 2016)

60 Region Champs
(Ghione / Rivera - 2017)

169 District Champs
(Ghione / Rivera - 2017)

PROGRAM RECORDS

Career Wins - 149
(Steve Santos 2006-2009)

Season Wins - 43
(Steve Santos - 2009)

100 Win Club

Steve Santos - 149
Mike Morales - 141
Alec Donovan - 128
Marc Rosenfeld - 126
Nick Angen - 123
Joe Ghione - 119
Rob Jimenez - 115
DJ Santos - 110
Dave Rogers - 107
Vin Santaniello - 106
Billy Miller - 106
Jared Staub - 104
Cliff Ruggiero - 104
Nick Catone - 102
Don Miller - 102
Nick Costa - 102
Todd Palmisano - 100








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Current Record:  13-7  /  Division Record:  5-2

2/25: Ghione & Rivera Win Region Championships; Advance to Atlantic City

REGION 6 AGATES

106: Jr - #13 Joe Rotondo (R6 PQ)
PQ: #4 Craig Cook (Burlington Twp) d. #13 Joe Rotondo (Brick Memorial)  10-3

132: Sr - #1 Gianni Ghione (1st Place R6)
QF: #1 Gianni Ghione (Brick Memorial) p. #8 Shaun Plaza (Jackson Liberty)  0:44
SF: #1 Gianni Ghione (Brick Memorial) p. #4 Alex Baran (Manalapan)  0:51
FINALS: #1 Gianni Ghione (Brick Memorial) p. #2 Daniel Esposito (Howell)  0:49

152: Sr - #5 Chris Richardson (5th Place R6)
PQ: #5 Chris Richardson (Brick Memorial) d. #12 Michael Cenname (Freehold Twp)  8-4
QF: #5 Chris Richardson (Brick Memorial) d. #4 Jimmy Sherlock (Pt Beach)  4-2
SF: #1 Robert Kanniard (Wall) p. #5 Chris Richardson (Brick Memorial)  1:16
WB2: #7 Lavinsky Collins (Ewing) d. #5 Chris Richardson (Brick Memorial)  9-4
5TH: #5 Chris Richardson (Brick Memorial) p. #4 Jimmy Sherlock (Pt Beach)  5:03

Hwt: Sr - #1 Nick Rivera (1st Place R6)
QF: #1 Nick Rivera (Brick Memorial) by injury default over #8 Sylvester Freeman (Nottingham)
SF: #1 Nick Rivera (Brick Memorial) p. #4 Anthony Bonavito (Pt Boro)  1:16
FINALS: #1 Nick Rivera (Brick Memorial) md. #3 Vin Garguilo (Colts Neck)  8-0






2/18: Mustangs Finish 4th at District 21

1st Place
132: Gianni Ghione
Hwt: Nick Rivera

2nd Place
152: Chris Richardson

3rd Place
106: Joe Rotondo



2/10: CJG4-FINAL: Jackson Memorial  34  -  Brick Memorial  22
152: Tim Hamann (JM) p. Jaden Crippen  0:37
160: Kyle Epperly (JM) d. Chris Richardson  3-1
170: Sam Williams (BM) d. Leo Shimonovich  6-0
182: Dan Bergeron (JM) d. Jack Tango  8-2
195: Ron Hopping (BM) d. Frank Fowler-Umana  4-2
220: Dave Lemay (JM) p. Willie Garner  4:21
Hwt: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Naj'zir Humbert  0:41
106: Vin Scollo (JM) d. Mike Richardson  6-4
113: Chris McDonald (JM) d. Joe Rotondo  2-1 UTB
120: Jeremiah Nash (JM) d. Liam Rivera  9-4
126: Carsten Digiantomasso (JM) d. Ryan Andrus  3-2
132: Caleb Alvarado (BM) p. Justin Burkert  0:34
138: Gianni Ghione (BM) md. Ryan Bohringer  9-1
145: Matt McGowan (JM) md. Bryan Willson  11-0



2/8 - CJG4-SF:  Brick Memorial  31  -  Northern Burlington  26
138: Caleb Alvarado (BM) md. Jack Vinzant  19-9
145: Ryan Feig (NB) d. Bryan Willson  6-0
152: Chris Richardson (BM) d. Anthony Giampietro  8-4
160: Ashton Shea (NB) tf. Jaden Crippen  15-0
170: Tommy Hill (NB) d. Sam Williams  7-1
182: Ron Hopping (BM) d. Sam Gephart  6-3
195: Steve Truex (NB) p. Chris Mittler  3:30
220: Chris Ratti (NB) d. Willie Garner  1-0
Hwt: Nick Rivera (BM) p. William Nolan  1:50
106: Travis Kotelnicki (NB) d. Joe Rotondo  5-4
113: Mike Richardson (BM) d. Ellery Perfect  3-2
120: Liam Rivera (BM) p. Juan Solis  3:59
126: Dion Young (NB) d. Ryan Andrus  9-2
132: Gianni Ghione (BM) p. Devin Lipincott  0:55



2/6 - CJG4-QF: Brick Memorial  37  -  Brick Twp  21
145: Rich Cosgrove (BT) d. Bryan Willson  8-1
152: Chris Richardson (BM) p. Nicholas Malta  1:58
160: Nicholas Wojtaszek (BT) d. Jaden Crippen  5-1
170: Sam Williams (BM) d. Anthony Costanza  5-4
182: Ron Hopping (BM) d. Christian Malta  5-2
195: Dean Helstowski (BT) p. Roberto Herrera  1:40
220: Patrick Giesler (BT) d. Willie Garner  4-1 TB
Hwt: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Liam Poland  0:27
106: Joe Rotondo (BM) p. Mitchell Paton  4:18
113: Mike Richardson (BM) d. Joe Ferigne  10-8
120: Jonathan Mora (BT) p. Liam Rivera  3:53
126: Ryan Andrus (BM) d. Jacob Konstantoulas  5-2
132: Gianni Ghione (BM) md. Dave Santiago  12-1
138: Caleb Alvarado (BM) d. Anthony Firneno  9-2



2/2: Pt Beach  33  -  Brick Memorial  25
Hwt: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Cade Watkins  2:49
106: Joe Rotondo (BM) d. Will Jarvis  10-3
113: Mike Richardson (BM) md. Mike Duffy  12-2
120: Jesse Bowers (PB) d. Liam Rivera  6-3
126: Jude Lovgren (PB) d. Ryan Andrus  3-0
132: Gianni Ghione (BM) p. Noah Storch  0:17
138: Roddy Rupp (PB) d. Caleb Alvarado  6-5
145: Jason Sherlock (PB) d. Brian Willson  2-0
152: Jimmy Sherlock (PB) p. Chris Richardson  5:39
160: Jason Bowers (PB) d. Sam Williams  4-2
170: Sean Gould (PB) p. Jack Tango  0:46
182: Jack Baker (PB) p. Roberto Herrera  0:52
195: Ron Hopping (BM) d. Cody Liguori  4-0
220: Willie Garner (BM) d. Nick Kenmure  6-4




1/26 - SCT QF: Howell  38  -  Brick Memorial  22
Hwt: Nick Rivera (BM) d. Jake Nash  3-0
106: Jesse Liptzin (H) md. Joe Rotondo  11-1
113: Luke Rada (H) d. Mike Richardson  8-7
120: Darby Diedrich (H) p. Liam Rivera  1:26
126: Kyle Slendorn (H) tf. Ryan Andrus  22-7
132: Gianni Ghione (BM) md. Daniel Esposito  13-0
138: Evan Richard (H) d. Caleb Alvarado  9-2
145: Xavier Kelly (H) p. Bryan Willson  1:02
152: Chris Richardson (BM) p. Nick Sulkowski  2:42
160: Ean Mueller (BM) d. Christian Murphy  3-2
170: Shane Reitsma (H) tf. Jack Tango  18-3
182: Samuel Williams (BM) d. Chris DeMarco  4-0
195: Ronald Hopping (BM) d. Janai Crippen  10-5
220: Eric Keosseian (H) by forfeit

1/26 - SCT PQ: Brick Memorial  33  -  Ocean Township  32
220: Clayton Oates (OT) p. Willie Garner  5:30
Hwt: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Christian Wilson  0:43
106: Jack Nies (OT) md. Joe Rotondo  11-3
113: John Santos (OT) d. Mike Richardson  7-2
120: Adam Manzo (OT) md. Liam Rivera  10-1
126: Alex Poniros (OT) d. Ryan Andrus  10-4
132: Nick Villapiano (OT) d. Caleb Alvarado  5-3
138: Gianni Ghione (BM) by forfeit
145: Saif Ali (OT) d. Bryan Willson  10-4
152: Jake Benner (OT) p. Jaden Crippen  1:12
160: Chris Richardson (BM) d. Emerson Derose  4-1
170: Ean Mueller (BM) p. Ruan Faria  1:25
182: Samuel Williams (BM) p. Muhammad Ali  4:34
195: Ronald Hopping (BM) p. Evan Romein  2:28






1/21: Brick Memorial  34  -  West Deptford  30
170: Rich Brown (WD) md. Jack Tango  13-5
182: Samuel Williams (BM) d. Ty Thurston  7-3
195: Ronald Hopping (BM) d. Gio Gismondi  8-6
220: Willie Garner (BM) d. Max Finocchi  4-2
285: Nick Rivera (BM) p. John Maguire  1:50
106: Joe Rotondo (BM) md. Jake McConville  17-7
113: Nick Palese (WD) tf. Mike Richardson  22-7 5:45
120: Dom Scirrotto (WD) d. Liam Rivera  3:17
126: Gavin Gismondi (WD) d. Sean Monaghan  4:34
132: Caleb Alvarado (BM) d. Gavin Shields  11-9 SV
138: Giovanni Ghione (BM) by forfeit
145: Dylan Fischer (WD) p. Bryan Willson  1:08
152: Corey Fischer (WD) d. Chris Richardson  2-1
160: Ean Mueller (BM) p. Wyatt Winter  0:42

1/21: Brick Memorial  64  -  TR East  7
152: Chris Richardson (BM) tf Michael Leduc  15-0
160: Andrew Meyers (TRE) d.  Ean Mueller  5-1
170: Jack Tango (BM) d. Dylan Tortorelli  8-7
182: Samuel Williams (BM) p. Stephan Cruz  1:56
195: Ronald Hopping (BM) p. Diego Leoner  1:32
220: Willie Garner (BM) p. David Cummings  5:58
285: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Brandon Austin  0:30
106: Joe Rotondo (BM) p. Jake Shuster  3:41
113: Mike Richardson (BM) d. Alexander Gorlin  4-0
120: Liam Rivera (BM) op. Saul Monico  5:14
126: Dominic Tangredi (TRE) md. Ryan Andrus  10-2
132: Giovanni Ghione (BM) by forfeit
138: Caleb Alvarado (BM) tf Joseph Gamboa  18-2
145: Bryan Willson (BM) p. Deonna Joyner  1:00



1/20: Brick Memorial  69  -  TR South  6
106: Joe Rotondo (BM) by forfeit
113: Mike Richardson (BM) by forfeit
120: Liam Rivera (BM) d. Timothy Yuro  10-6
126: Nicholas Gallicchio (TRS) d. Ryan Andrus  13-6
132: Caleb Alvarado (BM) by forfeit
138: Giovanni Ghione (BM) by forfeit
145: Bryan Willson (BM) p. David Maldonado  4:59
152: Chris Richardson (BM) by forfeit
160: Ean Mueller (BM) p. William Cox  3:51
170: Samuel Williams (BM) by forfeit
182: Vinny Merlo (TRS) d. Jack Tango  10-4
195: Roberto Herrera (BM) by forfeit
220: Willie Garner (BM) by forfeit
285: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Jonathan Kobus  2:17



1/18: Garfield  38  -  Brick Memorial  30
285: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Kassem Elcheikhali  0:43
106: Joe Rotondo (BM) by forfeit
113: Joshua Ferreira (G) md. Mike Richardson  18-5
120: Matthew Spoto (G) p. Liam Rivera  3:19
126: Ronald Gonzales (G) md. Ryan Andrus  9-1
132: Gianni Ghione (BM) d. Jordan Robinson  4-1
138: Luis Gomez (G) d. Caleb Alvarado  10-6
145: Justin DeMeester (G) d. Bryan Willson  7-0
152: Chris Richardson (BM) p. Carlos Diaz  1:20
160: Ean Mueller (BM) p. Manuel Kllomollari  0:37
170: Samuel Williams (BM) d. Derek Abreu  6-1
182: Anthony LaDuca (G) p. Jack Tango  3:58
195: Michael Filieri (G) p. Ronald Hopping  3:23
220: Michael Alfonso (G) p. Willie Garner  5:44





1/14: Brick Memorial  59  -  Delran  16
195: Zach Bohn (D) d. Ronald Hopping  8-7
220: Willie Garner (BM) p. Mark Calhoun  2:13
285: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Steve Kaiafas  0:18
106: Joe Rotondo (BM) p. Mark Harrison  0:59
113: Mike Richardson (BM) p. Zach Zuckerman  2:32
120: Liam Rivera (BM) p. Burhan Kahraman  5:29
126: Bryan Miraglia (D) tf. Ryan Andrus  19-2
132: Giovanni Ghione (BM) p. Nick Dorisio  0:11
138: Caleb Alvarado (BM) p. Malachi McNeil-Ways  0:18
145: Bryan Willson (BM) p. Eren Ibas  0:38
152: Chris Richardson (BM) tf. Randy Savage  16-1
160: Ean Mueller (BM) p. Sean Theis  1:11
170: Phil Rogers (D) tf. Samuel Williams  15-0
182: Berkant Haliloglu (D) d. Roberto Herrera  8-5

1/14: Brick Memorial  35  -  Cedar Grove  24
182: Daniel Diprenda (CG) p. Jack Tango  0:36
195: Ronald Hopping (BM) md. Brian Greatorex  15-4
220: Willie Garner (BM) p. John Nardiello  1:05
285: Nick Rivera (BM) by forfeit
106: Anthony Fabrazzo (CG) d. Joe Rotondo  6-4 SV
113: Mike Richardson (BM) d. Dominic Tafuri  10-4
120: Liam Rivera (BM) p. Will Dye  0:25
126: Anthony Clarizio (CG) p. Sean Monaghan  0:35
132: Giovanni Ghione (BM) by forfeit
138: Shawn Rooney (CG) d. Caleb Alvarado  9-2
145: John Schultz (CG) d. Bryan Willson  11-4
152: Chris Richardson (BM) tf Matthew Lay  15-0 5:20
160: Ean Mueller (BM) d. Vasili Cook  5-3
170: Joseph McCarthy (CG) d. Samuel Williams  6-0

1/14: Middletown North  32  -  Brick Memorial  29
170: Nicholas Cofone (MN) md. Samuel Williams  15-3
182: Brian Winz (MN) p. Jack Tango  2:23
195: Ronald Hopping (BM) d. Kevin McCarthney  10-4
220: Willie Garner (BM) d. Jacob Fish  8-3
285: Nick Rivera (BM) tf. Ray Nelson  22-5 5:52
106: Tyler Klinsky (MN) md. Joe Rotondo  17-4
113: Freddy Luchs (MN) d. Mike Richardson  6-1
120: Andrew Lacey  d. Liam Rivera  8-2
126: Sean Deering (MN) p. Ryan Andrus  2:31
132: Caleb Alvarado (BM) d. Nate Pujols  11-7
138: Gianni Ghione (BM) by forfeit
145: Stanley Wojdylak (MN) p. Bryan Willson  1:59
152: Chris Richardson (BM) p. Joe Cavanagh  5:50
160: Ean Mueller (BM) d. Jacob Anderson  6-2



1/12: Brick Memorial  39  -  Old Bridge  23
220: Willie Garner (BM) d. Oscar Santiago  8-4
285: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Antonio Bejarano  1:40
106: Joe Rotondo (BM) md. Taofiq Price  16-4
113: Mike Richardson (BM) tf. Jake Savastano  18-2 5:21
120: Mike Botte (OB) tf. Liam Rivera  16-0 4:00
126: Alec Meyers (OB) p. Sean Monaghan  1:13
132: Dylan Ur (OB) p. Caleb Alvarado
138: Giovanni Ghione (BM) p. Justin Gonzalez  0:29
145: Bryan Willson (BM) d. Javi Espinosa  7-5
152: Chris Richardson (BM) p. Anthony Allegro  1:32
160: Ean Mueller (BM) d. TJ Angstadt  5-3 SV
170: Samuel Williams (BM) d. Artyom Grigoryans  5-1
182: Chancellor Cooper (OB) d. Jack Tango  7-3
195: Ata Tok (OB) d. Ronald Hopping  7-5 SV



1/11: Brick Memorial  34  -  Brick Twp  21
160: Anthony Costanza (BT) d. Ean Muller  4-3 OT
170: Samuel Williams (BM) d. Nick Wojtaszek  6-0
182: Jack Tango (BM) d. Rah'son McCall  5-1
195: Dean Helstowski (BT) tf. Roberto Herrera  19-4 5:15
220: Willie Garner (BM) d. Christian Malta  12-9
Hwt: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Liam Poland  0:31
106: Joe Rotondo (BM) p. Mitchell Paton  1:04
113: Joe Ferigne (BT) d. Mike Richardson  3-2
120: Liam Rivera (BM) md. Frank Savannah  12-4
126: Jonathan Mora (BT) md. Ryan Andrus  14-5
132: Jacob Konstantoulas (BT) d. Caleb Alvarado  6-4
138: Gianni Ghione (BM) p. Anthony Firneno  1:48
145: David Santiago (BT) d. Brian Willson  9-2
152: Chris Richardson (BM) d. Rich Cosgrove  5-0



1/5: Brick Memorial  40  -  Lacey  24
132: Caleb Alvarado (BM) p. Evan Cyphers  3:52
138: Gianni Ghione (BM) p. Steve McGauley  0:35
145: Luke Gauthier (L) d. Bryan Willson  4-2
152: Chris Richardson (BM) d. Riley D'Ornellas  3-1
160: Matthew Garrity (L) d. Ean Mueller  5-2
170: Jack Tango (BM) md. Vincent Cinardo  13-4
182: Samuel Williams (BM) by forfeit
195: Ron Hopping (BM) p. Derek Johnson  1:21
220: Willie Garner (BM) d. Joseph Dow  9-2
Hwt: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Jon Rioux  1:55
106: Hunter Gutierrez (L) p. Joe Rotondo  1:59
113: Timothy Downs (L) d. Mike Richardson  7-5
120: Adam Krinic (L) d. Jordan Bailey  12-5
126: Luke Moynihan (L) p. Sean Managhan  3:22



1/4: Jackson Memorial  33  -  Brick Memorial  21
132: Carsten DiGiantomasso (JM) d. Caleb Alvarado  8-3
138: Gianni Ghione (BM) p. Ryan Bohirnger  1:15
145: Matt McGowan (JM) md. Brian Willson  11-1
152: Chris Richardson (BM) d. Tim Hamann  6-5
160: Ean Mueller (BM) d. Kyle Epperly  3-1
170: Dan Bergeron (JM) d. Samuel Williams  5-1
182: Ron Hopping (BM) d. Freddy Michel  5-1
195: Larry Richardson (JM) md. Roberto Herrera  10-2
220: Dave Lemay (JM) md. Willie Garner  18-5
Hwt: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Naj'Zir Humbert  1:07
106: Vin Scollo (JM) d. Joe Rotondo  9-2
113: Chris McDonald (JM) d. Mike Richardson  2-0
120: Kevin Hogan (JM) d. Liam Rivera  4-0
126: Brandon Burkert (JM) p. Sean Monaghan  3:40



12/28: Mustang Classic Medal Winners

1st Place

132: Gianni Ghione
Hwt: Nick Rivera



12/23: Brick Memorial  49  -  TR North  20
126: Nick Boggiano (TRN) p. Ryan Andrus  2:00
132: Gianni Ghione (BM) p. Jack Oleske
138: Caleb Alvrado (BM) d. Ed Hernandez  5-3
145: Bryan Willson (BM) d. Michael Johns  9-4
152: Chris Richardson (BM) p. Juan Nakano  4:00
160: Ean Mueller (BM) md. Erik Gorsak  18-7
170: Samuel Williams (BM) p. James Couldwell  2:59
182: Michael DeGennaro (TRN) md. Jack Tango  9-1
195: Patrick O'Donnell (TRN) md. Ronald Hopping  9-0
220: Willie Garner (BM) p. James Elias
Hwt: Nick Rivera (BM) p. Erik Luna
106: Joe Rotondo (BM) p. Ryan Rosenthal
113: Mike Richardson (BM) d. Sergio Borda  3-0
120: Nick Reilly (TRN) p. Christopher Lawrence



12/19: Brick Memorial  36  -  Central  10
106: Joe Rotondo (BM) d. Nick Rivera  6-4
113: No Match
120: No Match
126: Ryan Andrus (BM) d. RJ Shea  6-1
132: Curtis Lively (C) md. Sean Monaghan  13-0
138: Gianni Ghione (BM) p. Jamal Barney
145: Caleb Alvarado (BM) p. Michael Kuch
152: Anthony Clavijo (C) d. Tay'Von Ford  6-2
160: No Match
170: Ean Mueller (BM) p. Sevon Lynn
182: No Match
195: Mike Bickford (C) d. Ron Hopping  12-5
220: Willie Garner (BM) p. Kason Freeman
Hwt: Nick Rivera (BM) by forfeit



12/17: TCNJ Pride Tournament Medal Winners

1st Place

132: Gianni Ghione
152: Chris Richardson
160: Ean Mueller
170: Sam Williams
220: Willie Garner
Hwt: Nick Rivera

2nd Place
145: Brian Willson

3rd Place
106: Joe Rotondo
182: Ron Hopping




12/16: Southern  35  -  Brick Memorial  21
170: Sam Williams (BM) d. Ryan Adams  4-3
182: Vin Miele (S) d. Jack Tango  6-2
195: Seon Bowker (S) md. Roberto Herrera  16-4
220: Dan Lynch (S) d. Willie Garner  5-1
Hwt: Nick Rivera (BM) md. Evan Giberson  9-1
106: Mike Richardson (BM) p. Jayson Scerbo  1:17
113: Owen Krestchmer (S) md. Joe Rotondo  12-2
120: Sebastian Delligatti (S) p. Christopher Lawrence  3:58
126: Nicholas Pepe (S) md. Ryan Andrus  13-4
132: Gianni Ghione (BM) md. Ryan Thorn  21-7
138: Matthew Barnett (S) md. Caleb Alvarado  15-4
145: Nicholas O'Connell (S) md. Bryan Willson  12-2
152: Dan Gorman (S) d. Chris Richardson  4-2 SV
160: Ean Mueller (BM) md. John Stout  19-10



2017 Season Preview


Head Coach: Mike Kiley (1st Season)

2016 Record: 10-8
4th Place District 23
State Sectional Quarterfinalists
Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinalists
3rd-Place A-South

A new era begins at Brick Memorial, as former Mustang standout Mike Kiley takes over the reins and guides the Stangs into their 35th Anniversary season. What coach Kiley inherits is a team that is a pretty even mix of experienced returners, promising newcomers, and a pair of flat out studs.

The upper half (152-Hwt) of the lineup is where Memorial returns the bulk of their experience. Of course, you have to start with the big gun at heavyweight in Nick Rivera. The accolades are long, a State runner-up in 2015, a 2x Region champ, 3x District champ. No doubt that when you talk favorites for the State title at heavyweight this season, Rivera's name immediately comes into the conversation. More importantly for the Stangs, he gives them a huge presence at the top of lineup, and can hopefully help guide the newcomers coming into the lineup up top. The Mustangs also return experience in the upper half in senior Chris Richardson, junior Ron Hopping, and sophomore Ean Mueller. Each won 11 bouts in 2016, but when you take the level of competition into consideration, these were probably 20-match winners at a lot of other programs. That said, with the year of experience, and the work put in during the off-season, 20+ wins is more than reasonable to expect out of this talented trio.

The lower half of the lineup is anchored by the UPenn-bound Gianni Ghione. A 2-time Top 4 finisher in the State, he will have his eyes for the spot on the very top of the Boardwalk Hall podium in March. In the meantime, he leads a group that is projected to be made up of juniors and below, giving the Stangs a pretty youthful bunch. Junior Matt Wardlaw, a 2-time District champ, gives Memorial another solid, dependable presence down low. At 106-113, Joe Rotundo missed most of last season to injury and it thrust Liam Rivera into the lineup. With Rotundo back at 106, Rivera getting valuable experience, and the presence of talented frosh Mike Richardson who is expected to see time in the lineup, it gives coach Kiley options down low.

Memorial will be an interesting team to watch. Where they're good, they are very good, and you know what to expect. The question on dual success will depend heavily on how fast the inexperienced, but talented group of new faces come along. This is definitely a team you'd probably prefer to face in December/early January rather than later on, when you know they'll get things rolling on as usual. The schedule is brutal early on. There's the season opening tilt against Southern on 12/16, the Mustang Classic on 12/28, the Jags come into town on 1/4, and a trip to a rising Lacey team on 1/5. The early tests should pay off as the season rolls on, and as long as they stay healthy, they won't be a team anyone wants to face when Sectionals roll around.


Possible 2017 Lineup
Wgt
 Wrestler
2016
Notes
106
 (Jr) Joe Rotundo
3-7

106
 (Fr) Mike Richardson


113
 (Jr) Liam Rivera
1-11

120
 (Jr) Matt Wardlaw
15-11
2x D23 Champ
126
 (Jr) Ryan Andrus
0-10

126
 (Fr) Justin DiRosa


132
 (Sr) Gianni Ghione
34-3
96 Wins / 2x NJ Top 4 / 2x R6 Champ / 2x D23 Champ
138
 (So) Caleb Alvarado


145
 (Jr) Bryan Willson


145
 (Jr) Bob Kmit


152
 (Sr) Chris Richardson
11-12

160
 (So) Ean Mueller
11-12

170
 (Jr) Sam Williams


182
 (Jr) Ron Hopping
11-10

195
 (So) Roberto Herrera


220
 (Jr) Will Garnier


220
 (So) Andrew Zahlmann
1-0

Hwt
 (Sr) Nick Rivera
28-2
79 Career Wins / 2x R6 Champ / 3x D23 Champ
              
                                                   
                
                                                                                                



Graduated in 2016
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Postseason
132
 Justin Intile
7-15

138
 Luke Vescovi
27-6
1st D23 / 3rd R6
138
 Jake Geoffroy
2-7

152
 Casey Wines
11-15

170
 Anthony Mitchell
18-3

220
 Chris Hayes
29-6
2nd D23 / 3rd R6
Hwt
 Matt Dyas
0-2