For the second year in a row, Holmdel made the “B” division playoffs and finished 3rd overall. In the first round we tied Red Bank, but lost the match on the fourth criteria tie breaker. ( More individual matches won/lost 10 to 9) . In the consolation match we beat Berkeley to avenge an earlier season loss as both Scott Dupont and Zach Bair beat opponents that beat them earlier in the season.
For the season the boys finished 8-8, with outstanding performances against Matawan and Hazlet, beating both programs for the first time.
In our end of the season individual tournament we had numerous remarkable performances. Troy Gallo finished in first place in the 80 pound weight class, Al Lamberti and Scott Dupont finished in 3rd place. Dean Gallo, Zach Bair, Parker Aldredge and Garrett Hilsheimer finished in fourth place, while Luke Braga finished in sixth place.
With 8 place winners in the tournament this marks our best finish EVER.
A smaller team this year of 35 wrestlers enabled coaches to spend more time individually with the boys. Wrestlers practiced every Tuesday and Thursday night, with an occasional Friday night practice, from November 15th thru February 20th.
HYAA will be conducting a wrestling clinic beginning April 4th and ending the first week of June. With a larger coaching staff and more volunteers, we want to increase enrollment in our wrestling program. The clinic is for boys age 7 to 17 and will include wrestling technique as well as physical fitness and weight training for age appropriate boys.
Bottom Row (left to right) Tyler Lambert, Brian Frothingham, Nick D’ Ambrosi, Thomas Ilvento, Luke Dupont, Danny Vesely, Matteo Pinnero, Dean Gallo Middle Row (left to right) Zander Fahs, Jaden Gallo, Ahmed Meky, Vincent Condito, Zach Bair, Scott Dupont, Troy Gallo, Conner Aldredge, Nick Vesely Back Row (left to right) Asst. Coach Scott Dupont, Garret Hillsheimer, Luke Braga, Tyler Marchiano, Parker Aldredge, Saemus Wood Pedro Braga, Asst. Coach Andrew Pinnero, Alexander Lamberti, Head Coach James Ilvento.