125 North Chapel Rd.
Jackson, NJ 08527
732-833-4700
(Ocean County)

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Program Est.
2005

Mascot
Lions

Colors
Red, Silver, & Black

Athletic Director
Rob Paneque

Head Coach
Mike Eddy
(11th Season in 2016)

Assistants
Steve McCarthy
Brandon Kosheff
Nick Keshecki

Section
CJ Group 4

Division

B-South


District
21



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Liberty Lions

5 - State Placers
Mike Russo  - 2015

6 - Region Champs
Mike & Matt Russo - 2015

12 District Champs
Mike & Matt Russo - 2015

Career Wins - 157
Mike Russo (2012-2015)

Season Wins - 41
Matt Russo - 2015

100 Win Club

Mike Russo - 157
Matt Russo - 128
Nick Zak - 127
Chris Zak - 118
TJ Liquori - 117
Brandon Kosheff - 101





Shore Conference Wrestling



Current Record: 14-9  /  Division Record: 7-0


2/6: TR South  46  -  Jackson Liberty  27
160: Vinny Merlo (TRS) p. Jacob Alber  1:04
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) by forfeit
182: Marques Alexander (TRS) d. Chavis Coleman  7-3
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) p. Josh Mendez  1:17
220: Christopher Pondish (JL) p. Haniel Morales  0:56
285: Jonathan Kobus (TRS) by forfeit
106: Josh Bollard (JL) p. Timothy Yuro  0:29
113: Joseph Coyle (TRS) md. Peter Colon  16-6
120: Zach Martin (TRS) d. Nicholas Pellegrino  2-1
126: Nicholas Gallicchio (TRS) p. Shaun Plaza  2:50
132: David Maldonado (TRS) by forfeit
138: Owen McClave (TRS) by forfeit
145: Cole Corrigan (TRS) by forfeit
152: Marc Palmieri (JL) d. Dylan Parks  1-0

2/6: Jackson Liberty  45  -  Marlboro  33
152: Mike DeFaria (M) by forfeit
160: Marc Palmieri (JL) p. Edin Mollakuge  2:33
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Demetrius Soto  0:13
182: Brian Fardman (M) p. Shain Coluccio  0:50
195: Chavis Coleman (JL) p. Christian Pittari  1:11
220: Jerald Goodman (JL) p. Elijah Azarev  0:50
HWT: Christopher Pondish (JL) p. Max Wolfson  0:23
106: Josh Bollard (JL) p. Thomas Vasti  1:38
113: Christian Rial (M) d. Jair Hatch  9-4
120: Nick Pellegrino (JL) d. Alan Lipovetsky  5-0
126: Shaun Plaza (JL) p. Jarefd Sheinwald  2:28
132: Shane Mullan (M) p. Eric Heitmann  0:23
138: Mike Doukas (M) by forfeit
145: Zach Sperling (M) p. Gurpreet Singh  3:09

2/6: Jackson Liberty  45  -  Matawan  25
145: Salvatore Castelli (M) d. Gurpreet Singh 11-8
152: Marc Palmieri (JL) p. Kyle Steele 1:38
160: Derrick Wiley (M) p. Jacob Alber 1:49
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Alex Pierce 1:49
182: Chavis Coleman (JL) p. Michael Cincis 3:11
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) d. Andrew Conzo 9-3
220: Alejandro Platero (M) p. Christopher Pondish 3:58
HWT: No Match
106: Josh Bollard (JL) p. Mike Porcelli  1:38
113: Peter Cohen (JL) by forfeit
120: Jaleel Gopaul (M) p. Jair Hatch 1:45
126: Nick Pellegrino (JL) p. Daniel Grinberg 1:55
132: Shaun Plaza (JL) p. Anthony Ferrara 1:59
138: E'Unique Gittens Russell (M) md. Eric Heitman 14-4



2/5: Monroe  55  -  Jackson Liberty  17
138: Stephen Piszar (M) p. Gurpreet Singh  1:16
145: Donald Albach (M) by forfeit
152: Marc Palmieri (JL) d. Stephen McCann  4-2
160: Jared Parisen (M) p. Jacob Alber  1:25
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) by forfeit
182: Kaylon Bradley (M) p. Chavis Coleman  1:39
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) d. Matthew Devito  8-2
220: Nicholas Goff (M) p. Christopher Pondish  1:53
285: Lou Ceras (M) by forfeit
106: Nicholas DePalma (M) d. Josh Bollard  9-2
113: Michael Bilardo (M) md. Jair Hatch  11-3
120: Nicholas Pellegrino (JL) tf. Sahil Parikh  16-0 3:40
126: Ryan Craver (M) p. Shaun Plaza
132: Nicholas Lombard (M) p. Eric Heitmann  4:19



2/3: Howell  59  -  Jackson Liberty  9
182: Zack Barnes (H) d. Chavis Coleman  3-1
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) d. Ryan Marter  3-1
220: Eric Keosseian (H) d. Christopher Pondish  8-1
285: Matt Picone (H) by forfeit
106: Jesse Liptzin (H) d. Josh Bollard  UTB 2-0
113: Darby Diedrich (H) tf Jair Hatch  15-0 5:17
120: Kyle Slendorn (H) p. Nicholas Pellegrino  4:42
126: Nick Ciaccia (H) p. Shaun Plaza  1:25
132: Daniel Esposito (H) via injury default over Niles Jackson
138: Anthony Gagliano (H) p. Eric Heitmann  0:39
145: Peter Dee (H) p. Gurpreet Singh  0:26
152: Kris Lindemann (H) by forfeit
160: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Brandon Maurice  2:14
170: Frank Leonardis (H) d. Marc Palmieri  3-1






1/30: Kingsway  44  -  Jackson Liberty  30
132: Quinn Kinner (K) p. Niles Jackson  0:54
138: Trent Tutko (K) p. Eric Heitmann  1:19
145: Kyle Crawford (K) p. Gurpreet Singh  2:19
152: Colin Wexler (K) d. Marc Palmieri  8-1
160: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) by forfeit
170: Tyler Solomon (K) p. Jacob Alber  1:17
182: Chavis Coleman (JL) by forfeit
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) d. Nick Cressman  2-1 TB
220: Christopher Pondish (JL) p. Shane Lore  0:32
285: Darius Scott (K) by forfeit
106: Josh Bollard (JL) d.Matthew Klaiss  9-6
113: Nicholas Pellegrino (JL) by forfeit
120: Trace Kinner (K) tf. Jair Hatch  16-1 5:20
126: Atlee Cullison (K) p. Shaun Plaza  2:16


1/30: Hunterdon Central  60  -  Jackson Liberty  9
120: Peter Nace (HC) p. Jair Hatch  3:55
126: Bryce Hall (HC) p. Shaun Plaza  1:41
132: Vincent Romaniello (HC) d. Niles Jackson  11-5
138: Mark Dellavalle (HC) d. Eric Heitmann  10-4
145: Brian Gartland (HC) p. Gurpreet Singh  1:24
152: Kevin Ciresa (HC) p. Marc Palmieri  1:57
160: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Will Heidersberger  1:39
170: Reese Young (HC) p. Jacob Alber  2:33
182: Michael Iodice (HC) p. Shain Coluccio  2:27
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) d. Gavin Hoff  7-5
220: Victor Lacombe (HC) p. Christopher Pondish  3:57
285: Angelo Crespo (HC) by forfeit
106: Jack bauer (HC) d. Josh Bollard  6-0
113: Hunter Graf (HC) d. Nicholas Pellegrino  6-1



1/28 - SCT PQ: Raritan  61 -  Jackson Liberty  6
220: Ethan Wolf (R) by forfeit
Hwt: Aaron Daniels (R) by forfeit
106: Charles Barrale (R) d. Josh Bollard  4-3
113: Nicholas Pellegrino (JL) d. Robert Taddeo  7-3
120: Christian Sookdeo (R) d. Shaun Plaza  12-7
126: AJ Erven (R) p. Jair Hatch  3:59
132: Russell Benson (R) md. Eric Heitmann  12-3
138: Anthony Aquilano (R) p. Niles Jackson  2:15
145: Andrew Bohal (R) by forfeit
152: Marc Palmieri (JL) d Vito Aleo  5-0
160: Nicholas Bohal (R) d. Tyler Kalmowitz  4-2 TB
170: Adam Bryant (R) p. Chavis Coleman  2:51
182: Joe Stabile (R) p. Shane Coluccio  1:02
195: Ryan Dickens (R) by forfeit



1/20: Jackson Liberty  53  -  Central  15
145: Mike Drake (C) p. Gurpreet Singh  1:36
152: Marc Palmieri (JL) p. Anthony Clavijo  4:58
160: Jacob Alber (JL) by forfeit
170: Chavis Coleman (JL) d. Michael Miserendino  3-2
182: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Mike Bichford  1:35
195: Michael Coelho (C) p. Shain Coluccio  5:23
220: Nelson Hallenback (JL) p. Jon Ramirez  2:28
285: Darius Marrow (C) d. Jared DiZenzo  4-2
106: Josh Bollard (JL) md. Nicholas Rivera  10-0
113: Jair Hatch (JL) md. Robert Shea  9-0
120: Nick Pellegrino (JL) p. Jeff Emmets
126: Shaun Plaza (JL) d. Mike Cambra  6-4
132: Niles Jackson (JL) d. Curtis Lively  5-2
138: Eric Heitmann (JL) by forfeit





1/16: Jackson Liberty  61  -  Manasquan  12
170: Chavis Coleman (JL) p. Phillip Vorbach  4:13
182: Shain Coluccio (JL) p. Rory O'Connell  3:02
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) p. Charles Barreda  0:49
220: Christopher Pondish (JL) p. Jordy Martinez  0:42
285: Jared DiZenzo (JL) p. Alexander Bossone  0:31
106: Josh Bollard (JL) p. Bella Serrano  3:28
113: Nicholas Pellegrino (JL) by forfeit
120: Jair Hatch (JL) by forfeit
126: Shaun Plaza (JL) p. Ethan Dzenis  1:26
132: Eric Heitmann (JL) d. Griffin Core  3-0
138: Niles Jackson (JL) md. Saul Paz-Garnica  9-0
145: Kevin Pompilio (M) over (JALI) (For.
152: No Match
160: Francis Faasen (M) p. Jacob Alber  1:32

1/16: Jackson Liberty  51  -  RBC  24
160: Steven Cimelewski (RBC) d. Jacob Alber  6-0
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Rocco Borghetti  0:34
182: Michael Pasterchik (RBC) p. Shain Coluccio  3:23
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) d. Dylan Murphy  3-1
220: Christopher Pondish (JL) p. Zach Bettigole  2:40
285: Jared DiZenzo (JL) p. Alex Sargiss  1:27
106: Josh Bollard (JL) p. Christopher Durnien  0:40
113: Nicholas Pellegrino (JL) p. Andrew Lennert  0:52
120: Jair Hatch (JL) p. Leonard Meer  1:43
126: Ethan Byrne (RBC) p. Shaun Plaza  2:58
132: Eric Heitmann (JL) p. Brandon Bennett  3:46
138: Niles Jackson (JL) by forfeit
145: Jace Fanelli (RBC) p. Gurpreet Singh  1:37
152: Chris Lamb (RBH) d. Marc Palmieri  6-2

1/16: Jackson Liberty  56  -  Barnegat  17
152: Marc Palmieri (JL) p. Tristan Porcelli  0:41
160: Jacob Alber (JL) p. Noah Mattiello  1:42
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) by forfeit
182: Austin Walker (B) d. Chavis Coleman  3-0
195: Shain Coluccio (JL) p. Zachary Jerden  3:54
220: Jerald Goodman (JL) p. Peter Jennings  1:25
285: Jared DiZenzo (JL) p. Joseph Lauer  1:16
106: Sean Foley (B) d. Josh Bollard  2-0
113: Nicholas Pellegrino (JL) tf. Ethan Fox  16-1 5:25
120: Jair Hatch (JL) by forfeit
126: Charles Peterson (B) tf. Shaun Plaza  16-0 4:15
132: Eric Heitmann (JL) by forfeit
138: Niles Jackson (JL) d. Charles Cotton  3-2
145: Christian Cammarota (B) p. Gurpreet Singh  5:07




1/14: Jackson Memorial  40  -  Jackson Liberty  21
145: Nicholas Tomasiello (JM) p. Gurpreet Singh  3:11
152: Tim Hamann (JM) d. Marc Palmieri  5-1
160:
Jay Epperly (JM) md. Jacob Alber  11-3
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) d. Tanner Kelly  2-1 UTB
182: Chavis Coleman (JL) d. Justin Martin-Culet  2-1
195: Adante Davis (JM) d. Jerald Goodman  2-1 TB
220: Christopher Mondello (JM) p. Christopher Pondish  4:11
285: Jared DiZenzo (JL) d. Austin Ostrander  3-2
106: Josh Bollard (JL) d. Cartsen Digiantomasso  2-1
113: Nicholas Pellegrino (JL) p. Kevin Hogan  2:00
120: Michael Spino (JM) p. Jair Hatch  1:35
126: Matt McGowen (JM) p. Shaun Plaza  0:48
132: Niles Jackson (JL) d. Ryan Bonringer  4-3
138: Michael Christie (JM) p. Eric Heitmann  1:47



1/13: Jackson Liberty  30  -  Pt Boro  29
113: Tyler Tweedie (PB) tf. Peter Colon  15-0
120: Nicholas Pellegrino (JL) d. Blake Dale  1-0
126: Spencer Robinson (PB) md. Shaun Plaza  14-6
132: Niles Jackson (JL) d. John McTaggart  8-6
138: Dylan Davies (PB) d. Eric Heitmann  9-0
145: Matt Youmans (PB) md. Gurpreet Singh  10-2
152: Courtland Hackel (PB) d. Marc Palmieri  3-2
160: Jeremy Bollard (JL) d. Brandon Defeo  3-1
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Gene Fransceschini  1:18
182: Billy Borowsky (PB) p. Chavis Coleman  3:42
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) d. Ryan Sansone  10-4
220: Christopher Pondish (JL) p. Dominic Infante  1:58
285: Jared DiZenzo (JL) p. Anthony Bonavito  3:32
106: Ben Sabo (PB) d. Josh Bollard  7-2



1/9: Jackson Liberty  57  -  Audobon  18
220: Christopher Pondish (JL) p. Lucas Greenwood  0:50
285: Jared DiZenzo (JL) tf. Justin Snyder  18-2 5:28
106: Josh Bollard (JL) d. Tommy Monterferrante  4-2
113: Issac Vogel (A) p. Jair Hatch  1:10
120: Nick Pellegrino (JL) md. Shawn McLernon  10-2
126: Shaun Plaza (JL) p. Michael Jost  3:11
132: Niles Jackson (JL) p. Timothy Gale  1:24
138: Mike Noce (A) p. Eric Heitmann  1:15
145: Shane Snyder (A) p. Gurpreet Singh  0:27
152: Jeremy Bollard (JL) p. Tony Dustman  0:37
160: Marc Palmieri (JL) p. Alex Hart  0:34
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) by forfeit
182: Chavis Coleman (JL) p. Shawn Brennan  2:51
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) d. Michael Arechavala  19-16

1/9: Raritan  39  -  Jackson Liberty  25
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) d. Ryan Dickens  5-1
220: Chris Pondish (JL) p. Evan Wolf  0:31
Hwt: Jared DiZenzo (JL) d. Aaron Daniels  1-0
106: Charles Barrale (R) d. Josh Bollard  4-2
113: Christian Sookdeo (R) tf. Jair Hatch  19-4 6:00
120: AJ Erven (R) d. Nicholas Pellegrino  2-0
126: Russell Benson (R) p. Shaun Plaza  1:45
132: Niles Jackson (JL) d. James VanFechtmann  7-2
138: Anthony Aquilano (R) p. Eric Heitmann  2:23
145: Andrew Bohal (R) p. Gurpreet Singh  2:53
152: Jeremy Bollard (JL) md. Jared Lonnay  8-0
160: Nick Bohal (R) md, Marc Palmieri  13-1
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Adam Bryant  0:59
182: Joseph Stabile (R) p. Shain Coluccio  3:29

1/9: Jackson Liberty  52  -  Freehold Twp  21
182: Chavis Coleman (JL) d. Michael Carlucci  6-3
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) p. Eric Quartey  4:47
220: Christopher Pondish (JL) p. Taylor Larkin  1:49
285: Jared DiZenzo (JL) p. Austin Cooper  5:00
106: Josh Bollard (JL) p. Alex Salkin  2:09
113: Brian Lee (FT) p. Jair Hatch  3:37
120: Nick Pellegrino (JL) p. Brandon Pagano  5:10
126: Mike Plaska (FT) p. Shaun Plaza  3:52
132: Niles Jackson (JL) md. Mark Daniels  9-1
138: Michael Cenname (FT) d. Eric Heitmann  9-2
145: Kyle Hillermeier (FT) p. Gurpreet Singh  1:15
152: Jeremy Bollard (JL) p. Thomas Hall  1:46
160: Marc Palmieri (JL) d. Larson Johnson  8-1
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Ryan Fiolek  0:57



1/8: Jackson Liberty  51  -  Donovan Catholic  24
106: Josh Bollard (JL) p. Fausto Garcia  0:26
113: Peter Colon (JL) by forfeit
120: Jair Hatch (JL) by forfeit
126: Shaun Plaza (JL) p. Tommy Glawson  0:25
132: Niles Jackson (JL) by forfeit
138: Cristiann Dailey (DC) p. Eric Heitmann  3:09
145: Ryan Acosta (DC) p. Gurpreet Singh  1:11
152: Jeremy Bollard (JL) p. Shane Harrigfeld  1:05
160: Marc Palmieri (JL) by forfeit
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Charles Scheideler  0:08
182: Alex Palacio (DC) p. Shain Coluccio  3:39
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) d. Sal DiSalvo  9-3
220: Brandon Gonzalez (DC) by forfeit
285: No Match






1/6: Jackson Liberty  60  -  Pinelands  15

106: Josh Bollard (JL) p. Samuel Cardillo  3:56
113: Jair Hatch (JL) d. Riley Stephenson  6-2
120: Nicholas Pellegrino (JL) p. Danny Diaz Jr.  4:36
126: Shaun Plaza (JL) p. Ronnie Pavia  1:30
132: Niles Jackson (JL) p. Sean O'Rourke  1:45
138: Brennan Richardson (P) p. Eric Heitmann  4:29
145: Kyle Byrne (P) d. Gurpreet Singh  6-2
152: Jeremy Bollard (JL) p. Kyle Mattina  3:51
160: Marc Palmieri (JL) by forfeit
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Christopher Nielson  1:45
182: Andrew Albanese (P) p. Chavis Coleman  3:17
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) p. Jacob Mena  3:12
220: Christopher Pondish (JL) by forfeit
285: Jared DiZenzo (JL) d. Michael Frezza  4-3



12/30: Jackson Liberty  40  -  TR North  28
113: Nick Reilly (TRN) by forfeit
120: Nicholas Pellegrino (JL) p. Jack Oleski  1:27
126: Shaun Plaza (JL) p. Jacob Matus  4:20
132: Omar Farouk (TRN) d. Niles Jackson  6-5
138: Michael Johns (TRN) p. Eric Heitmann  0:39
145: Juan Nakano (TRN) over (JALI) (For.
152: Patrick O'Donnell (TRN) d. Jeremy Bollard  3-2
160: Marc Palmieri (JL) d. James Cauldwell  5-3
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Erik Gorsak  0:14
182: Michael DeGennaro (TRN) md. Chavis Coleman  8-0
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) md. Brock Burkle  11-2
220: Christopher Pondish (JL) p. Franco Galasso  0:32
285: Jared DiZenzo (JL) d. Chris Renda  2-1 TB
106: Josh Bollard (JL) p. Luke Franklin  2:31

12/30: Colts Neck  36  -  Jackson Liberty  26
106: Xhelal Lleshi (CN) d. Josh Bollard  3-2
113: Joseph King (CN) by forfeit
120: Nicholas Pellegrino (JL) d. Dyon Womack  3-1
126: Dominick Esposito (CN) p. Shaun Plaza  1:28
132: Benjamin Sammarco (CN) d. Niles Jackson  5-0
138: Steven Kramer (CN) p. Eric Heitmann  1:12
145: Nicholas Cilea (CN) by forfeit
152: Jeremy Bollard (JL) d. Liam Hoagland  2-0 DV
160: Marc Palmieri (JL) d. Garrett Thesing  4-3
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) by forfeit
182: Michael Jannucci (CN) d. Chavis Coleman  4:50
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) d. Steven Barsky  4-2
220: Christopher Pondish (JL) tf. TJ DiMario  15-0 3:30
285: Jared DiZenzo (JL) d. Vincent Garguilo  6-2

12/30: Jackson Liberty  46  -  Lakewood  28
285: Jared DiZenzo (JL) by forfeit
106: Josh Bollard (JL) p. Elias Guzman  3:01
113: Alex Martinez (L) by forfeit
120: Nicholas Pellegrino (JL) md. Jack Aquino  9-0
126: Shaun Plaza (JL) p. Deion Crooks  1:20
132: Jaquan Jaquez (L) p. Niles Jackson  2:51
138: Benito Ramirez-Limon (L) md. Eric Heitmann  12-4
145: Matthew Salinas (L) by forfeit
152: Jeremy Bollard (JL) p. Kemar Chambers  1:41
160: Marco Quintero (L) d. Marc Palmieri  4-2
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Uriel Bohorquez  0:43
182: Isaiah Francis (L) d. Chavis Coleman  2-0
195: Jerald Goodman (JL) p. Marco Avila  4:07
220: Christopher Pondish (JL) by forfeit




12/28: Liberty Finishes 4th at Walter Woods Tournament

MEDAL WINNERS

1st Place

170: Tyler Kalmowitz
Hwt: Jared DiZenzo

2nd Place
113: Nick Pellegrino
152: Jeremy Bollard

3rd Place
220: Chris Pondish



12/23: Jackson Liberty  50  -  Manchester  18
160: Marc Palmieri (JL) d. Matthew Migliaccio  7-2
170: Tyler Kalmowitz (JL) p. Quint Kearns  0:23
182: Patrick Carney (M) d. Chavis Coleman  13-10
195: William Farparan (M) p. Jerald Goodman  1:06
220: Christopher Pondish (JL) d. Phillip Pender  4-1
285: Jared DiZenzo (JL) p. Michael Brennan  1:17
106: Josh Bollard (JL) by forfeit
113: Julio Aparicio (JL) by DQ over Jonathan Salvemini
120: Nicholas Pellegrino (JL) p. Ja'imeer Gaines  0:40
126: Shaun Plaza (JL) by forfeit
132: Chris Rodriguez (M) by DQ over Eric Heitmann
138: Niles Jackson (JL) d. Bradley Huston 9-5
145: Christian Carney (M) d. Kevin Devenney  8-2
152: Jeremy Bollard (JL) by forfeit
*JL deducted 1-team point at 195



12/19: Lions Finish 2nd at Icebreaker Tournament

MEDAL WINNERS

1st Place

113: Nick Pellegrino
Hwt: Jared DiZenzo

2nd Place

132: Niles Jackson
152: Jeremy Bollard
170: Tyler Kalmowitz
195: Jerald Goodman

3rd Place
220: Chris Pondish





2015-2016 Season Preview

Head Coach: Mike Eddy (9th Varsity Season / 113-71)
2015 Final Record: 21-7
#10 in Shore Conference
4th Place District 21
State Sectional CJG4 Semifinalists
B-South Champions
4th Place Walter Woods Tournament
4th Place Neptune Classic


I'll start by saying, it will be weird typing in Liberty box scores this season without having the names Russo or Zak in there for the first time since the program went varsity in 2007-2008. Yes, the Russo brothers are gone, and graduation took three other 20+ winners as well, but the Lions will be looking to reload in 2016, as opposed to rebuilding.

There is a talented and experienced group returning for Liberty in the upper half of the lineup, with six previous letter winners in the fold. The senior foursome of Jeremy Bollard (3rd D21), Tyler Kalmowitz, Jerald Goodman, and Jared Dizenzo combined for 102 wins in 2015, and all are capable of hitting the 30+ win mark this season. Another senior, Chris Pondish, missed all of 2015 with an injury. He was a 13-bout winner in 2014 and provides even more strength for Liberty in the uppers. Keep an eye on sophomore Marc Palmieri at 160, who won 12 bouts as frosh at 170 despite weighing 155.

The Russo brothers will be tough to replace in the lower half of the lineup, but there is strong confidence in the group that is returning. Nick Pellegrino, a 23-match winner, and Niles Jackson, 16 wins, will provide the senior leadership. Sophomore Josh Bollard will be looking to have a breakthrough year at 106 after wrestling at an undersized 91-pounds at the weight as a freshman.

With a strong group returning, Liberty will be looking to make a successful defense of their B-South Championship. They have a key early season divisional date at home against Manchester on December 23rd, and then the B-South showdown at Pt. Boro on January 13th. Other interesting dates on the schedule include their annual battle with crosstown rival Jackson Memorial on January 15th, and a meeting with Raritan on January 9th whom they split a pair of duals with last season. The road through the Sectionals is BRUTAL as a CJG4 that already included Jackson Memorial and Brick Twp, adds Brick Memorial and Long Branch for 2016.

Possible Lineup in 2016
Wgt
 Wrestler
2015
Notes
106
 (So) Josh Bollard
7-5

106/113
 (Fr) Julio Aparicio


113/120
 (Sr) Nick Pellegrino
23-12

113/120
 (Jr) Jair Hatch
3-11

126
 (So) Shaun Plaza
0-2

132
 (Sr) Niles Jackson
16-12

132
 (Jr) Gurpreet Singh


138
 (So) Eric Heitmann
0-4

145
 (Fr) Kevin Devenney


152
 (Sr) Jeremy Bollard
24-8
3rd D21
160
 (So) Marc Palmieri
12-12

170
 (Sr) Tyler Kalmowitz
25-6

170/182
 (So) Chavis Coleman
0-1

182
 (Sr) Shain Coluccio


195
 (Sr) Jerald Goodman
25-12

220
 (Sr) Chris Pondish

13-9 in 2014
Hwt
 (Sr) Jared Dizenzo
28-7

               
                                              
               
                                                      



Graduated in 2015
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Post-Season
120
 Nick McConnel
23-13

126
 Mike Russo
40-5
1st D21, 1st R6, 6th NJ
126
 Charles Davis
0-1

138
 Matt Russo
41-2
1st D21, 1st R6
145
 Mike Haviland
2-12

160
 Brian Mathieu
21-13

195
 Brenden Busacca
21-14

Hwt
 Josh Morton
11-9

            
                                      
               
                                                       

































































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