The best wrestlers of the 1980s are lead by two, three-time state champions - Joe Melchiore of Highland and John Barna of Phillipsburg.
Three, two-time state champions and three-time finalists - Monaco, Jacoutot, and Oberly - round out the top five.
Check out the best wrestlers from 1980 to 1989 ranked by NJ state medals!
Here are the top eleven!
Rank - Name - Score - Medals
#1 - Joe Melchiore - Highland - 48 - 1,1,1
#1 - John Barna - Phillipsburg - 48 - 1,1,1
#3 - Dave Boncher - Phillipsburg - 44 - 1,1,2
#3 - Karl Monaco - Clifton - 44 - 2,1,1
#3 - Kevin Jacoutot - Madison Central - 44 - 1,1,2
#6 - Ben Oberly - Warren Hills - 42 - 3,1,1
#7 - Jason Suter - Paulsboro - 40 - 2,2,1
#7 - Sam Cole - Long Branch - 40 - 1,2,2
#9 - Doug Taylor - Millville - 38 - 3,2,1
#9 - Joe Hollywood - Deptford - 38 - 2,1,3
#9 - Tim Jacoutot - Madison Central - 38 - 2,3,1
Over 200 New Jersey wrestlers made the list!
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