Phillipsburg has the third most individual state medals in New Jersey history.
Five ranked Stateliner wrestlers look to add medals to the list in 2023, including junior John Wargo who claims the #7 spot at 285 pounds.
Jewel Gonzalez added a second state titles to the list in 2020.
Cody Harrison added a medal to the list in 2019 with his third place finish at 152 pounds.
John Barna won his third state title for Phillipsburg in 1982.
Boncher, Thompson, Poretta, Troxell, Zaro, and Fowler all were two-time state champions.
The top ten wrestlers in Stateliners history produced twenty-six medals and nineteen NJ titles.
They include a three-time state champion, seven two-time state champions, and six three-time state medalists!
Check out the best Phillipsburg wrestlers of all-time ranked by state medals!
Here are the top ten!
Rank - Name - Year - Score - Medals
#1 - John Barna - 1982 - 48 - 1,1,1
#2 - Dave Boncher - 1986 - 44 - 1,1,2
#3 - Rick Thompson - 1973 - 41 - 4,1,1
#4 - Mike Coyle - 1995 - 37 - 4,1,2
#5 - Pete Poretta - 1994 - 36 - 7,1,1
#6 - Mark DeFrancesco - 1996 - 33 - 5,3,1
#7 - Jewel Gonzalez - 2020 - 32 - 1,1
#7 - Greg Troxell - 1990 - 32 - 1,1
#7 - Robert Zaro - 1969 - 32 - 1,1
#7 - Sid Fowler - 1952 - 32 - 1,1
There have been 100 wrestlers who have won 147 medals in Phillipsburg's history!
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