Bruce Baumgartner and Jordan Burroughs only won one NJ state title between the two of them, but they went on to become two of the best wrestlers in USA history.
Don Pritzlaff won three NJ titles, two NCAA titles, and a bronze world medal.
Mike Grey, Andrew Campolattano, Anthony Ashnault, and Nick Suriano are the only four four-time state champions since 1934.
Suriano went on to two NCAA titles.
Check out the best NJ medalists of all-time ranked by NJ, NCAA, and World and Olympic medals!
Here are the top ten!
Rank - Wrestler - Team - Year - Score - Medals
#1 - Bruce Baumgartner
- Indiana State Manchester Regional USA - 1996 - 218 - 3,2,2,1,3,1,3,1,3,2,2,2,1,1,2,1,3
#2 - Jordan Burroughs
- Nebraska USA Winslow - 2022 - 212 - 2,1,3,1,1,1,1,1,3,1,1,3,3,1,1
#3 - Don Pritzlaff
- Lyndhurst USA Wisconsin - 2006 - 110 - 5,1,1,1,6,5,1,1,3
#4 - Nick Suriano
- Bergen Catholic Michigan Rutgers - 2022 - 108 - 1,1,1,1,2,1,1
#5 - Damion Hahn
- Lakewood Minnesota - 2004 - 106 - 2,1,1,1,5,5,1,1
#6 - Mike Frick
- Lehigh Pope John - 1976 - 101 - 1,2,1,1,4,1,1
#7 - Chris Campbell
- Iowa USA Westfield - 1992 - 98 - 1,2,1,1,1,2,3
#7 - Anthony Ashnault
- Rutgers South Plainfield - 2019 - 98 - 1,1,1,1,8,4,6,1
#9 - Matt Valenti
- Kittatinny Pennsylvania - 2007 - 89 - 4,4,1,1,5,1,1
#10 - Shane Griffith
- Bergen Catholic Stanford - 2022 - 88 - 1,1,2,1,1,2
Over 500 wrestlers made the list!
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