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1956 World & Olympic Wrestling Champions & Medalists



WeightPlaceWrestlerTeam
521stMirian TsalkalamanidzeURS
571stMustafa DağıstanlıTUR
631stShozo SasaharaJPN
671stEmam-Ali HabibiIRI
731stMitsuo IkedaJPN
751stNikola StanchevBUL
871stHamit KaplanTUR
871stGholamreza TakhtiIRI

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Three True Freshmen, NJ Natives Win Princeton Open

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TOM Visits Lindenwood and Coach Rollins

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Newton Wrestler Ashley Iliff Hosts All-Girl Tournament in Sussex County

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West Deptford's Rollins Heads No. 6 Wrestling Program on the Mat and in Life

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Stanich Named Centennial Conference Wrestler of the Week for Second Time

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South Plainfield Tops St. Augustine in All-NJ Virginia Duals Final

An all-New Jersey final took place last night at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va.

South Plainfield topped St. Augustine 37-17 to win the...

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Rider Downs Drexel 21-13, Princeton Downs UNC 23-16

Rider won seven out of ten matches Friday night against Drexel in a 21-13 victory.

Five of the seven Rider wins were New Jersey natives - Jo...

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Rutgers Knocks off Top Ten Wisconsin

Rutgers split matches with Wisconsin on Friday night and won on criteria over top ten Wisconsin 17-16.

Nick Suriano won by major decision an...

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Wayne Valley Downs Wayne Hills After Third Annual Alumni Match

Wayne Hills jumped out to an early lead, but Wayne Valley proved to be too much winning the match 36-21.

Danny Murphy's 10-7 win at 195 poun...

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Weaver Returns Home to Lead Lyndhurst

Former Queen of Peace head wrestling coach Scot Weaver, who once spent 13 years of his life (1988 through 2001) as the head wrestling coach at Lyndhur...

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DePaul's O'Neill, Ocean's Poniros, Named Athlete and Wrestler of the Week

Returning region finalist Connor O'Neill won the 160-pound weight class at the Powerade tournament in Canonsburg, Pa., one of the top high school wres...

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Newton, Bernards Edge Rivals; Washington Township Pins Lenape

Newton bested its area rival Kittatiny on Tuesday night 37-28.

Newton's Ryan Fischer held off Kittatinny's Jacob Mafaro with a 5-0 decision ...

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Jersey Wrestling's 2019 NJSIAA Pick'em Contest Now Open

Jersey Wrestling's 2019 NJSIAA Pick'em Contest is now up-and-running!

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Pope John Wins Sam Cali Invitational, Epperly Earns MOW

Pope John was the overall team champion of the 2nd Annual Sam Cali Invitational with 161.5 points while St. Peter's Prep (140), Seton Hall Prep (136.5...

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Paulsboro, Brick Memorial Win Duals, Bergen Catholic Finishes 3rd at Doc Buchanan

Paulsboro downed South Plainfield in the finals of the Henry Boresch Duals 37-17.

Paulsboro won nine bouts and closed out the match with six...

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New Milford, Pt. Pleasant Boro Win Close Matches, West Deptford Dominant

New Milford edged Hasbrouck Heights on the 'first points' tiebreaker 39-39.

Hunter Freschi (132) and Ian Rinke (160) won by fall for the Avi...

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Pennsauken's Padua Off to Strong Start

Carlos Padua, a Junior at Pennsauken, is off to a strong start this season.

The Junior is ranked honorable mention at 106 pounds and is curr...

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TRN Upsets Jackson, Wilbert Earns 100th Coaching Victory

In a battle of two top-twenty teams, Toms River North edged Jackson 32-28 last night.

Jack Oleske's defensive pin at 182 pounds helped switc...

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Colella Named North Jersey Record Athlete of the Week

Reid Colella of Wayne Valley was named North Jersey Record Athlete of the Week after capturing the 170-pound title and leading the Indians to a team t...

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A Look Back at the 2018 NJ and NCAA Medalists

On the second day of 2019, we take a look back at last year's New Jersey state medalists and NCAA DI All-Americans.

Here are all 112 NJ stat...

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Sebahie, Paramus, NJ Wrestling Star Killed in Parkway Crash

Alex Sebahie, a two-time state medalist at Paramus, was killed early New Year's day in a single-vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway, accordin...

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Rivera Knocks Off Lee, Princeton Crowns Two Champs, Jersey Shines at Midlands

Sebastian Rivera, a New Jersey state champion at CBA and an NCAA All-American at Northwestern in 2018, had the biggest win of his career Sunday night ...

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Delbarton Downs Pope John in Top Ten Rematch

The two just wrestled a couple weeks ago at the Kingsway Duals, but the outcome was different this time around.

In an NJAC American Division...

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St. Joseph Takes BCCA Title, Paulsboro Wins Mustang Classic, Beyer and Rada Named OW

St. Joseph finished ahead of Emerson and Don Bosco Prep to win the BCCA Holiday Tournament.

Here is the boxscore of the finals.

16...

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Top Ten Teams Compete in Hunterdon Central Invitational, Southern Crowns Most Champions

There were no team scores kept at Thursday's Hunterdon Central Invitational, but it was Southern that ran off with most of the hardware.

The...

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DePaul's Carey Ranked Nationally at Navy

A New Jersey state medalist at DePaul in 2016, Spencer Carey is now making news on the college level.

Carey, a sophomore at the United State...

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Pitman's Coles Off to Strong Start

Junior state qualifier Zane Coles of Pitman is off to a strong start.

The junior began his 2018-19 season 5-0 heading into the holiday break...

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Blair Wins Beast, Bergen Finishes Third, Big Representation from Jersey

Blair's seven champions and two second place finishes were enough to win the Beast of the East.

Bergen Catholic had one winner and one seco...

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Fernandes Pins in Three Seconds

Returning state champion Lewis Fernandes of Voorhees may have set some state and national records last night with his three-second pin over Nick DiLeo...

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Racism Has No Place in Our Sport

In light of the recent news where a referee forced a Buena wrestler to cut off his dreadlocks mat-side or forfeit the match, Jersey Wrestling would li...

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Princeton Beats Rider for First Time Since 1981

The Princeton Tigers edged the Rider Broncs 23-21 on Thursday at Dillon Gymnasium.

The win snapped an 18-match losing streak against the Bro...

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Fernandez of Cranford and Alvarado of Don Bosco Both Win in Final Match

Two New Jersey duals ended with walk-off pins last night!

Rahway gave Cranford, a team with four state medalists in 2017, all they could han...

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22 New Jersey Teams to Compete This Weekend at Beast of the East

The University of Delaware will host the 26th annual Beast of the East wrestling tournament this weekend.

There will be twenty-two team from...

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Newton's Frey Brothers Pass Away

Two-time New Jersey state champion Doug Frey of Newton passed away on December 10th after battling Alzheimer's disease. He was 87 years old.

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Howell Bests Paulsboro, Pope John Blasts Depleted Delbarton, Jackson-Southern Rivalry Renewed Tomorrow

Some elite teams in New Jersey squared off over this weekend.

#4 Howell collected seven titles to the #2 Red Raiders' three at the Betty Vog...

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HS Teammates Meet, Rutgers Dominates Rider, Goodale Becomes Winningest Coach

Rutgers dominated Rider at the RAC yesterday winning 28-6.

125: Jonathon Tropea (RID) over Shane Metzler (RU) (Dec 5-3)
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Rider Versus Rutgers Today at 1PM

An all-New Jersey dual will take place today at 1PM as Rider takes on the Scarlet Knights at the Rutgers Athletics Center in Piscataway.

Tic...

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Top Two New Jersey Teams to Wrestle at the Palestra

#2 Paulsboro will take on #1 Bergen Catholic at the Palestra on February 2nd in between the Penn vs Brown dual at 1PM and the Penn vs Harvard dual at ...

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Top New Jersey Wrestler Fighting Suicide Stigma, Featured on CNN

Shane Reitsma, a junior at Howell, isn't just the #1 ranked wrestler in New Jersey at 170 pounds.

He's also now the owner of an initiative e...

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Manalapan to Host First All-Female Wrestling Match Tomorrow

For the first time in the Garden State, a dual meet will feature only female wrestlers, according to New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio.

Jackson will...

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21 New Jersey Wrestlers Ranked in Division I

Twenty-one wrestlers from New Jersey receive recognition in national rankings, according to Bill Evans of NJ Advance Media.

Here are those w...

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TCNJ Wrestling Climbs to No. 15

The National Wrestling Coaches Association released its third set of rankings for the 2018-19 season last week and The College of New Jersey moved up ...

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33 New Jersey Wrestlers Recognized Nationally

There are thirty-three wrestlers in New Jersey this year who are ranked in the national preseason rankings by InterMat and/or FloWrestling, according ...

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NJ.com Releases Preseason Wrestling Top 20

NJ.com released its Preseason Wrestling Top 20 today!

Here is how they rank the top teams along with each team's Jersey Wrestling profile. C...

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Nutley, Bloomfield, DePaul, Wayne Valley, and Glen Ridge Ready to Go

Check out NorthJersey.com's season previews of local teams Nutley, Bloomfield, DePaul, Wayne Valley, and Glen Ridge!

Nutley wrestling team s...

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Several Hundred Girls to Wrestle in New Jersey in 2019

Bill Evans of NJ Advance Media reports there are several hundreds of girls wrestling in New Jersey this season. The assistant director of the NJSIAA, ...

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Stanich Tops Division III National Rankings

Two-time New Jersey state medalist Troy Stanich of Roxbury had a big week this week wrestling for Stevens Institute of Technology.

Stanich k...

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A West Virginia College Adds Wrestling, Names NJ Medalist Boland Head Coach

Director of Athletics Jamie Joss has announced the addition of wrestling as the 24th varsity sport offering at Davis & Elkins College on last Monday, ...

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Green Wins Big in AWL I

The American Wrestling League (AWL) held their inaugural event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last Saturday. Before the matches started the crowd honored the ...

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51 Best Wrestlers in New Jersey Ordered by State Medals

Here are the 51 best wrestlers in New Jersey ordered by state medals!

http://www.jerseywrestling.com/pound_for_pound.php

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Five Jersey Guys Bring Home Gold at Cliff Keen Invitational

Six wrestlers from New Jersey made it to the finals of the 2018 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational, and five of them brought home ...

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Princeton Wins First Ever Road Dual Against Top Ten Lehigh

Princeton beat #8 Lehigh on the road for the first time since they first started wrestling in 1968.

The Tigers won the meet by a score of 21...

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St. Peter's Prep Medalist Named Hofstra Captain

Two-time New Jersey state medalist Ryan Burkert of St. Peter's Prep will be one of four captains of the Hostra wrestling team this season, according t...

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Five from New Jersey Named to ALL-USA Preseason Wrestling Team

The American Family Insurance All-USA Preseason Wrestling Team was announced yesterday.

In all, Earl Smith of OpenMat made thirty-three sele...

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Cerruti Lifts Long Branch Football to Finals

The #3 ranked heavyweight wrestler in New Jersey, Kevin Cerruti, helped lift Long Branch over Brick in the Central Group IV football final last weeken...

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Nisivoccia Inducted into National Hall of Fame

Joe Nisivoccia, the #2 wrestler in J.P. Stevens' history, was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, according to Andy Mendlowitz of the B...

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Starcevich Named Pennsville Wrestling Coach

John Starcevich, a region champion a decade ago at 171 pounds, has been named the new head wrestling coach at Pennsville Memorial High School, accordi...

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Five New Jersey Wrestlers to Compete in AWL I

The first American Wrestling League event AWL I: The Beginning will be held Friday November 30th at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an...

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Green to Take on Sorensen in AWL I

New Jersey's James Green (Team Taylor) will take on Brandon Sorensen (Team Taylor) this Friday night at 70kg at the first American Wrestling League Dr...

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Pope John's Garcia Commits to Oregon State

Oregon State head wrestling coach Jim Zalesky announced the signing of New Jersey state medalist Robbie Garcia of Pope John last Wednesday, according ...

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Becton's Forys Named NEWA Co-Wrestler of the Week

New Jersey state qualifier Roy Forys of Becton and Wesleyan University was named the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Co-Wrestler of the Week ...

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Belvidere's Melofchik Commits to Air Force

State medalist Quinn Melofchik of Belvidere committed to wrestle for Air Force over the weekend, according to Brad Wilson of LehighValleyLive.
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Cassar, Tropea Win Keystone Classic

Two New Jersey wrestlers won the Keystone Classic tournament this weekend.

State champion Anthony Cassar of Montgomery won a title at 285 po...

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2018-2019 NJSIAA Wrestling Season Begins

The 2018-2019 New Jersey high school wrestling season begins tomorrow with its first official practice.

Ten-month-old Charlotte, daughter of...

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LaFragola Wins Bearcat Open

A state finalist at St. Joseph - Hammonton and an NCAA qualifier last year at Brown, CJ LaFragola got off to a good start this weekend when he won th...

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Two Dozen NJ Wrestlers Commit by Fall Signing Day 2018

Fall Signing Day 2018 was yesterday, and New Jersey wrestling has not disappointed.

Twenty-four wrestlers from the class of 2019 have commit...

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Hahn to Make Debut Home Opener as Head Coach

Three-time New Jersey state champion and two-time NCAA champion Damion Hahn will make his debut home opener as head coach this weekend.

Hahn...

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Two Finalists from NJ at ESU Open

The 52nd Annual East Stroudsburg University Open took place over the weekend.

There were two finalists from New Jersey:

125 - Rich...

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Gloucester Catholic Drops Wrestling Program

Athletic Director Pat Murphy confirmed that Gloucester Catholic has dropped its wrestling program, according to Bill Evans of NJ Advance Media.
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LaForge Hired as Head Coach of Don Bosco

New Jersey state champion Rick LaForge of Indian Hills has been hired as the head wrestling coach at Don Bosco Prep.

LaForge, who grew up in...

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Glory Dominates in Debut Collegiate Tournament

Two-time New Jersey state champion and four-time finalist Patrick Glory of Delbarton won his first collegiate tournament in dominating fashion.
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Stevens' Stanich Places Third at Princeton Open

Returning All-American Troy Stanich was one of four wrestlers from Stevens Institute of Technology to place this weekend at the Princeton Open.
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Newton Alum, Penn State Wrestler and Coach Inducted into National HOF

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced on Monday that the Class of 2019 will include Newton's Rich Lorenzo.

Lorenzo was a state final...

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Bergen Catholic State Champion Wins Super 32

Jacob Cardenas, a state champion at Bergen Catholic last season, won the Super 32 wrestling tournament over the weekend.

Also winning a tit...

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Correnti Remains at 197lbs for Redshirt-Sophomore Season at Rutgers

State-champion Matt Correnti of Holy Cross was an NCAA qualifier and placed sixth at the Big Ten tournament as a true freshman.

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Taylor, Dake, Cox Win, USA Finishes Second Behind Russia

The United States produced three gold medals and seven medals overall to finish second in the world championships, behind Russia.

Two-time N...

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Bronze for Burroughs, USA in First after Day Two of World Championships

The United States produced four medals, including one first place, taking the lead in the team race after two days of wrestling.

Burroughs b...

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State Champion and State Finalist to be Inducted into Randolph HOF

Two wrestlers will be honored tonight at Randolph's Athletic Hall of Fame's 5th annual induction banquet.

State champion Bill Cuff and state...

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Richie Lewis To Make Amateur MMA Debut

A three-time NJ state medalist at Toms River East, a two-time NCAA qualifier at Rutgers, and a U23 World Champion, Richie Lewis will make his amateur ...

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Jersey Legend Jordan Burroughs Goes for Record-Setting Sixth World Title

Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs is aiming for his sixth world or Olympic title this weekend, which would tie him for most all-time among Americ...

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More Jersey Wrestlers Commit to Colleges

Another five New Jersey wrestlers have been added to Jersey Wrestling's College Commitments:

Nick Addison from Rumson Fair Haven to Stanford...

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Howard Wins Gold at the Summer Youth Olympic Games

New Jersey state champion Robert Howard of Bergen Catholic is now a Summer Youth Olympics champion after he outlasted Hernan David Almendra, a host-co...

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New Jersey is Twelfth State to Add Girls Wrestling

New Jersey will be the 12th state and the first in the northeast to have a girls state wrestling tournament!

The girls state tournament, whi...

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