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

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Program Est.
2005

Mascot
Lions

Colors
Red, Silver, & Blue

Athletic Director
Rob Paneque

Head Coach
Mike Eddy
(14th Season in 2019)

Assistants
Brandon Kosheff
Keith Smicklo

Section
SJ Group 3 

Division

B-South


District
24

Region
6



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Liberty Lions

5 State Placers
Mike Russo  - 2015

6 Region Champs
Mike & Matt Russo - 2015

15 District Champs
Jaden Lowe - 2019

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



Overall Record:  9-13  /  Shore Conference:  6-12  /  B-South:  4-3


ShoreConferenceWrestling.com Wrestler of the Year

(Jr) Jaden Lowe - Jackson Liberty
Weight: 220  /  Record: 19-6 (8 Pins)
District 24 Champion (2-time Medal Winner)
4th Place Shore Conference Tournament
2nd Place Buc Classic
4th on Team in Wins








2/23: Season Ends For Liberty at Regions

REGION 6 AGATES

(Jr) Romeo Willis / R6-6th (113)
PRELIM: #11 Romeo Willis (Jackson Liberty) tf. #6 Tyler Ferris (Wall)  17-2
QF: #3 Thomas O'Keefe (Middletown North) tf. #11 Romeo Willis (Jackson Liberty)  2:23 18-1
WB1: #11 Romeo Willis (Jackson Liberty) d. #7 Joseph Conlon (Long Branch)  6-4
WB2: #5 Demetri Poniros (Ocean Twp) p. #11 Romeo Willis (Jackson Liberty)  
5TH: #4 Nick Torre (Pt Boro) p. #11 Romeo Willis (Jackson Liberty)  4:23

(So) Jonathan Recio / R6-WB1 (145)
PRELIM: #8 Jonathan Recio (Jackson Liberty) d. #9 Vin Mangano (Raritan)  5-1
QF: #1 Luke Rada (Colts Neck) p. #8 Jonathan Recio (Jackson Liberty)  0:29
WB1: #5 Matt Paglia (Allentown) d. #8 Jonathan Recio (Jackson Liberty)  6-2

(Jr) Jaden Lowe / R6-WB1 (220)
QF: #5 Tracey Taylor (Long Branch) d. #4 Jaden Lowe (Jackson Liberty)  7-2
WB1: #9 Sean Theis (Delran) p. #4 Jaden Lowe (Jackson Liberty)  4:41

(Jr) Dorian Hall / R6-PQ (120)
PRELIM: #8 Kip Lovgren (Pt Beach) d. #9 Dorian Hall (Jackson Liberty)  8-3

(Sr) Jordan Gomes / R6-PQ (182)
PRELIM: #2 Dante Morris (Lakewood) p. #15 Jordan Gomes (Jackson Liberty)  1:37



2/16: Lions Finish 4th at District 24

1st Place
220: Jaden Lowe

2nd Place
113: Romeo Willis
145: Jonathan Recio

3rd Place
120: Dorian Hall


Jaden Lowe won the D24 220-pound championship, becoming Liberty's 15th District Champion in their history.


2/9: JACKSON LIBERTY QUAD
Raritan  56  -  Jackson Liberty  17  (BOX SCORE)
Jackson Liberty  60  -  Colonia  15  (BOX SCORE)
Jackson Liberty  40  -  Pingry  28  (BOX SCORE)


2/6: B-SOUTH
Jackson Liberty  35  -  Barnegat  30  (BOX SCORE)


2/2: TR EAST QUAD
Central  43  -  Jackson Liberty  33  (BOX SCORE)
Jackson Liberty  39  -  TR East  30  (BOX SCORE)


1/31: NON-DIVISION
Shore  57  -  Jackson Liberty  13  (BOX SCORE)
JL: Colon wins by major


1/30: B-SOUTH
Lakewood  39  -  Jackson Liberty  30  (BOX SCORE)
JL: Hall (17-7); Willis (15-7)



1/26: Lions Finish 28th Place at 2019 Shore Conference Tournament

4th Place
220: Jaden Lowe



1/23: NON-DIVISION
Wall  39  -  Jackson Liberty  29  (BOX SCORE)
JL: Hall (16-6); Lowe (6-2); Wishengrad (12-7)


1/19: NON-DIVISION
Jackson Memorial  59  -  Jackson Liberty  6  (BOX SCORE)


1/16: B-SOUTH
Jackson Liberty  44  -  Pinelands  24  (BOX SCORE)
JL: Hall (15-6); Lowe (5-1); Recio (13-7)


1/14: HOLMDEL TRI
Jackson Liberty  42  -  St Rose  0  (BOX SCORE)
JL: Mark, Schmitz, Capasso, Cetin, Lowe, Castro, Costa win by fall
Holmdel  44  -  Jackson Liberty  30  (BOX SCORE)
JL: Willis (12-5); Hall (14-6); Lowe (4-1)


1/12: Liberty Finieshes 3rd at Buc Classic

1st Place
113: Romeo Willis

2nd Place
120: Dorian Hall
220: Jaden Lowe

3rd Place
126: Mike Wishengrad
145: Jon Recio
152: Ian Boyce



1/9: B-SOUTH
Pt Boro  55  -  Jackson Liberty  21  (BOX SCORE)
JL: Hall (11-5); Wishengrad (8-4); Recio (9-6)


1/5: LACEY QUAD
Lacey  69  -  Jackson Liberty  9  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson  50  -  Jackson Liberty  18  (BOX SCORE)
Jackson Liberty  40  -  Manchester  34  (BOX SCORE)
JL: Willis goes 3-0 on the day



1/4: B-SOUTH
Jackson Liberty  44  -  Donovan Catholic  24  (BOX SCORE)
JL: Costa, Colon, Recio, Gomes, Bottino win by pin


12/29: JACKSON LIBERTY QUAD
Pt Beach  39  -  Jackson Liberty  27  (BOX SCORE)
Jackson Liberty  60  -  Princeton  19  (BOX SCORE)
Hopewell Valley  57  -  Jackson Liberty  15  (BOX SCORE)
JL: Hall & Wishengrad go 3-0 on the day.


12/27: Lions Finish 12th at Walter Woods Tournament

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12/21: NON-DIVISION
Freehold Twp  45  -  Jackson Liberty  27  (BOX SCORE)
JL: Hall, Mark, Gomes, Bottino win by pin



12/15: Liberty Finishes 8th at Nottingham Invitational

3rd Place
132: Mike Wishengrad

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2019 Season Preview


Head Coach: Mike Eddy (14th Season / 152-113)

Returning Wins Leader From 2018
Romeo Willis (21-14)

Returning Career Wins Leader in 2019
Romeo Willis (27 wins)

Fun Fact
Former Liberty standouts Mike and Matt Russo, the program's two winningest wrestlers, are currently wrestling for Division 1 power Cornell University.

Where They Open
12/15: @ Nottingham Invitational

Circle The Date
1/19: vs. Jackson Memorial  -  Liberty is still looking for their first ever win against the crosstown rival Jags. They give it another go at home on the 19th.

The Lions lost five starters to graduation, but with the youngsters they had in the lineup last year aiming towards big things, and some new additions to the lineup to go with some frosh looking to make an impact in the lineup, they look to field a solid, balanced lineup in 2019.

Down low, juniors Romeo Willis and Dorian Hall enter their 3rd season in the varsity lineup. Both showed huge improvement from their freshman to sophomore seasons and are looking to take an even bigger step this year. Sophomore Dylan Feehan will look to follow the path of Willis and Hall after starting as a freshman last year. Those three returning starters will be surrounded by newcomers Mike Wishengrad, a transfer from Jackson Memorial, as well as sophomore Patrick Borkowski, and freshmen Matt Castro, Sergio Costa, and Ty Hall, among others. 

Three starters return in the middle of the lineup, with senior Peter Colon, junior Ian Boyce, and sophomore Jon Recio back. Keep an eye on Recio, who is coming off a 15-win rookie campaign and should benefit greatly with the year experience to his credit. Underclassmen expected to see time in the lineup include sophomores Steven Schmitez, who saw action last season, and Devin Mark, as well as freshman Mike Villante.

The upperweights have the potential to be a strength for Liberty, as there is a lot of experience in the mix here. Junior Jaden Lowe, who wrestled at St John Vianney last season, is a returning District placer and is a huge addition to the top portion of the lineup, where the numbers are a little thin. Returning starters Anthony Copasso, Jordan Gomes, and Massimo Bottino have all put the work in and are looking to have big seasons.

Overall, this is a pretty young team with just a few seniors. Still, there is a nice mix of experience and promising newcomers here that gives Liberty the look of a nice, balanced lineup. There was a lot of youth in the lineup last year, and with their improvement, the Lions have the ability to top their win total from a season ago.




Possible Lineup in 2019
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Tournaments
106
 (Fr) Matt Castro


106/113
 (So) Patrick Borkowski


113
 (Jr) Romeo Willis
21-14

113
 (Fr) Sergio Costa


120
 (Jr) Dorian Hall
18-12

120/126
 (Fr) Ty Hall


126
 (So) Dylan Feehan
5-16

132
 (Jr) Mike Wishengrad


138
 (Sr) Peter Colon
6-17

138/145
 (So) Devin Mark


145
 (So) Jon Recio
15-17

145/152
 (Jr) Ian Boyce
7-12

152/160
 (So) Steven Schmitez
3-3

160
 (Fr) Mike Villante


170
 (Sr) Anthony Copasso
6-19

182
 (Sr) Jordan Gomes
12-12

195
 (Jr) Massimo Bottino
11-18

195
 (Sr) John Cetin


195/220
 (Jr) Jaden Lowe
 17-9 3rd D19
220
 (So) Masen Kruse
3-3

               
                                                     
                 
                                                                  



Graduated in 2018
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
2018
126
 Josh Bollard 36-7 3rd SCT / 2nd D22 / 5th R6
138
 Shaun Plaza 19-8
160
 Eric Heitmann 10-15
170
 Tristan Terranova 14-17
195
 Chavis Coleman 30-9 1st D22
             
                                 
                 
                                                                             



























































































































































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