We break down the toughest years at the New Jersey state wrestling tournament since 1990.
Each year is scored by adding up the career scores of all the state medalists.
Scores for last few years (2019-2022) should include an asterisk as they will continue to increase with active wrestler accomplishments.
The early 2000s steal the show with the top two toughest years.
Twenty-five tournaments from three different venues made the ranking.
Check out the best years from 1990 to 2022 ranked by NJ state medals!
Here are the top five!
Rank - Year - Score - Champions
#1 - 2001 - 2316 - Patrick Dattalo, Randolph; Matt Valenti, Kittatinny; Joe Dubuque, Glen Ridge; Ricky LaForge, Indian Hills; Ed Gutnik, JFK-Iselin; Mark Manchio, Sterling; Doug Withstandley, Jackson Memorial; Dave Miller Jr., Lenape; Ryan Cunningham, Cherry Hill West; Nick Roy, Wall; Mike Massenzio, St. Joseph Regional - Montvale; Morgan Horner, Hasbrouck Heights; Dan Garay, Rahway; Tom Curl, Paulsboro;
#2 - 2000 - 2285 - Matt Anderson, South Plainfield; Joe Dubuque, Glen Ridge; Clinton Hicks, Eastern; Billy Gibbs, Clearview; Mark Manchio, Sterling; Mike Booth, Camden Catholic; Dave Miller Jr., Lenape; Erik Norgaard, St. Joseph Regional - Montvale; Labe Black, Absegami; Mike Massenzio, St. Joseph Regional - Montvale; Chris Skretkowicz, Wallkill Valley; Austin Wall, Indian Hills; Mike Carr, Hunterdon Central; Ali Hakim, Randolph;
#3 - 2003 - 2228 - Mike Grey, Delbarton; Dave Tomasette, Washington Township; Steve Adamscik, West Morris Mendham; Ed Giosa, Camden Catholic; Ryan Bridge, Absegami; Don Fisch, Delsea; Antonio Mangione, Delbarton; Keros Cooper, Pitman; Ricky Frondorf, North Hunterdon; Vinnie Salek, Toms River East; Ryan Goodman, Absegami; Jerry Rinaldi, Lodi; Isaac Redman, Paulsboro; Adam Cooney, Holy Cross;
#4 - 1998 - 2221 - Tom Noto, South River; Joe Alexander, Delsea; Oliver Ruiz, Cliffside Park; Micah Khan, Eastern; John Brienza, Voorhees; James LaValle, Hanover Park; Mark Worthy, Central Regional; Larry Smashey, Delsea; Jake Cairns, Point Pleasant Beach; Justin Colaluce, Warren Hills; Rich Gildner, Southern; Damion Hahn, Lakewood; Nick Lopez, Washington Township; Antonio Garay, Rahway;
#5 - 2013 - 2201 - Nick Suriano, Bergen Catholic; Luis Gonzalez, Don Bosco Prep; Craig De La Cruz, Bound Brook; Anthony Giraldo, North Bergen; Scott DelVecchio, South Plainfield; Anthony Ashnault, South Plainfield; BJ Clagon, Toms River South; Wayne Stinson Jr., Northern Burlington; Dillon Artigliere, Roxbury; Ethan Ramos, Hawthorne; Johnny Sebastian, Bergen Catholic; Razohnn Gross, Don Bosco Prep; Bryan Dobzanski, Delsea; Alex Thompson, Haddon Heights;
Over 20 years made the list!
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