Rumson
Fair Haven

Regional
High School

74 Ridge Rd.
Rumson, NJ 07760
732-842-1597
(Monmouth County)

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Program Est.
1961

Mascot
Bulldogs

Colors
Purple & White

Athletic Director

Chris Lanzalotto

Head Coach
Bryan Heller
(6th Season in 2019)

Assistants
Billy George
Tom Colella


Section
CJ Group 2

Division
A-Central

District
18

Region
5



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Shore Conference Wrestling

Overall Record:  12-7  /  Shore Conference:  10-6  /  A-Central:  5-1


ShoreConferenceWrestling.com Wrestler of the Year

(Sr) Nick Addison - Rumson
Weight: 182  /  Record: 42-2 (25 Pins)
4th Place NJSIAA State Tournament
Region 5 Champion
District 18 Champion
Shore Conference Tournament Champion
Buc Classic Champion
Holmdel Holiday Tournament Champion
Caldwell Tournament Champion
Team Leader in Wins, Tying Single Season Record
Finishes Career as Program's All-Time Wins Leader With 139
Will Continue Career at Stanford










Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Post-Season
106
 (Fr) Will Gorssarth0-5
106
   
113
 (Fr) Aidan Shaughnessy17-14 
113



120
 (Jr) Tristan Izzo15-15 
120



126
 (Fr) Logan McGinn
5-12

126
 (Fr) Gabrielle Winters0-3
132
 (Fr) Shay Addison27-8 
132
 (Fr) Alex Simpson7-4
138
 (So) Max Brignola39-6D18-1st / R5-3rd / NJ-WB4
138



145
 (So) Tyler Brignola22-14D18-3rd / R5-WB1
145
  
152
 (Jr) Mike Ponenti23-9 
152
 (So) Jack Nolan6-5
160
 (So) Jack Kelly27-14D18-1st / R5-6th
160
  
 
170
 (Sr) Curtis Factor3-9
170
 (Fr) Kevin Hughes0-2
170
 (Fr) Charles Newbury0-2 
182
 (Sr) Nick Addison42-2D18-1st / R5-1st / NJ-4th
195
 (Jr) Liam Horan
28-10
D18-2nd / R5-6th
195



220
 (Jr) James Greely
2-9

220
 (So) Von Factor13-6D18-2nd / R5-PQ
220
 (So) Luke Karagjozi1-2
Hwt
 (Sr) Evan Davis
15-6
 
Hwt
 (Sr) Kevin Ranney0-4
               
                                                        
                   
                                                                 



Date  Opponent
Result
12/15 Caldwell Tournament8th Place
12/19
 at RBC
W 61-12
12/22 at RaritanL 31-36

     HolmdelW 45-21
12/27 Holmdel Holiday Tournament2nd Place
12/29 at Seton Hall PrepL 25-40

     KittatinnyW 36-30

     PiscatawayW 41-33
1/3 vs St John VianneyW 44-27
1/5 at LaceyL 28-39

     ManchesterW 57-15

     Jackson LibertyW 50-18
1/9 vs Middletown SouthW 56-13
1/11 at Middletown NorthL 29-33
1/12 Buc Classic1st Place
1/14 at MatawanW 53-18
1/16 vs Monmouth RegionalW 66-18
1/19 at Pingry Round Robin----------
1/21 at ManasquanW 54-21
1/23 at Ocean TownshipL 36-38
1/26 Shore Conference Tournament6th Place
2/4 CJG2-QF: vs HolmdelW 33-30
2/6 CJG2-SF: at RaritanL 27-45
2/9 at TR NorthL 21-50

     Pt BoroL 25-48
2/16 District 183rd Place




































               
                                                              
                     




3/2: Addison Takes 4th in AC

STATE AGATES

(Sr) Nick Addison / NJ-4th (182)
PRELIM: Nick Addison (Rumson) p. Zachary Andruchowitz (Bloomfield)  1:02
PQ: Nick Addison (Rumson) md. Brock Winston (Jackson Memorial)  13-3
QF: Nick Addison (Rumson) p. Alex Garcia (Montville)  3:43
SF: John Poznanski (Colonia) d. Nick Addison (Rumson)  5-2
WBSF: Nick Addison (Rumson) d. Zach Mafaro (Kittatinny)  13-8
3RD: Santino Morina (Paulsboro) d. Nick Addison (Rumson)  6-2

(So) Max Brignola / NJ-WB4 (138)
PRELIM: Robert Woodcock (Southern Regional) d. Max Brignola (Rumson)  6-2
WB1: Max Brignola (Rumson) d. Jonathan Bartley (West Essex)  9-7
WB2: Max Brignola (Rumson) p. Craig Cook (Burlington Twp)  1:45
WB3: Max Brignola (Rumson) p. John Howe (Cherry Hill West)  5:28
WB4: Dylan Weaver (Lyndhurst) p. Max Brignola (Rumson)  4:00



2/23: Addison Wins Title, Brignola 3rd; Advance to AC!

REGION 5 AGATES

(Sr) Nick Addison / R5-1st (182)
QF: #1 Nick Addison (Rumson) p. #8 Nnamdi James (Franklin)  2:23
SF: #1 Nick Addison (Rumson) p. #4 Christian Perrine (East Brunswick)  1:57
1ST: #1 Nick Addison (Rumson) p. #2  Brenden Hedden (South Plainfield)  3:08

(So) Max Brignola / R5-3rd (138)
QF: #3 Max Brignola (Rumson) 34-3 d. #6 Anthony Romaniello (Hunterdon Central)  5-4
SF: #2 Alex Baran (Manalapan) d. #3 Max Brignola (Rumson)  8-2
WB2: #3 Max Brignola (Rumson) d. #4 Jake Sisk (Piscataway)  8-3
3RD: #3 Max Brignola (Rumson) d. #5 Alex Amato (South Plainfield)  6-5

(So) Jack Kelly / R5-6th (160)
QF: #1 Jack Kelly (Rumson) p. #8 Evan Brown (Marlboro)  1:58
SF: #4 Michael Wilson (North Hunterdon) md. #1 Jack Kelly (Rumson)  12-2
WB2: #11 Norman Cella (Hunterdon Central) d. #1 Jack Kelly (Rumson)  7-6
5TH: #5 Sebastian Santos (South Plainfield) d. #1 Jack Kelly (Rumson)  5-2

(Jr) Liam Horan / R5-6th (195)
PQ: #3 Liam Horan (Rumson) d. #14 Anthony DiPaolo (Delaware Valley)  5-0
QF: #3 Liam Horan (Rumson) d. #6 Savon Kirksey (Sayreville)  4-3
SF: #2 Nick Recine (Piscataway) d. #3 Liam Horan (Rumson)  5-2
WB2: #5 Ian Gaburo (North Hunterdon) d. #3 Liam Horan (Rumson)  3-1 SV
5TH: #4 Taylor Sousa (Shore Regional) by forfeit over #3 Liam Horan (Rumson)

(So) Tyler Brignola / R5-WB1 (145)
PQ: #9 Tyler Brignola (Rumson) d. #8 Connor Doherty (Edison)  8-5
QF: #1 Joe Sacco (South Plainfield) md. #9 Tyler Brignola (Rumson)  14-3
WB1: #5 Michael McGhee (Shore Regional) d. #9 Tyler Brignola (Rumson)  3-1

(So) Von Factor / R5-PQ (220)
PQ: #13 Jaden Duncan (St John Vianney) p. #4 Von Factor (Rumson)  3:03


2/16: Bulldogs Finish 3rd at District 18

1st Place
138: Max Brignola
160: Jack Kelly
182: Nick Addison

2nd Place
195: Liam Horan
220: Von Factor

3rd Place
145: Tyler Brignola

Nick Addison joins Patrick Berger (2001-2003) as the 2nd 3-time District Champ in Rumson history. Addison also tied Marcus Iwama for the program record for career wins with 132. The Bulldogs also received championship performances from sophomores Max Brignola and Jack Kelly, and advanced six wresters overall to the podium.



2/9: TRN SUPER QUAD
TR North  50  -  Rumson  21  (BOX SCORE)
Pt Boro  48  -  Rumson  25  (BOX SCORE)



2/4: CJG2 QUARTERFINALS
#3 Rumson  33  -  #6 Holmdel  30  (BOX SCORE)
R: Kelly pin clinches win w/ 1 bout to go  /  #3 Rumson  @  #2 Raritan on Wednesday night


1/26: Bulldogs Finish 6th at 2019 Shore Conference Tournament

1st Place
182: Nick Addison

3rd Place
138: Max Brignola

4th Place
160: Jack Kelly
195: Liam Horan



1/23: NON-DIVISION
Ocean Township  38  -  Rumson  36  (BOX SCORE)
R: S Addison (21-4); Ponenti (19-5); Horan (18-3)


1/21: A-CENTRAL
Rumson  54  -  Manasquan  21  (BOX SCORE)


1/16: A-CENTRAL
Rumson  66  -  Monmouth  18  (BOX SCORE)
R: N Addison (21-0); M Brignola (20-1)


1/14: NON-DIVISION
Rumson  53  -  Matawan  18  (BOX SCORE)
R: N Addison becomes first Shore Conference wrestler to reach 20 wins this season; M Brignola (18-1); Ponenti (17-5); S Addison (18-4)


1/12: Bulldogs Finish 1st at Buc Classic

1st Place
132: Shay Addison
138: Max Brignola
152: Mike Ponenti
182: Nick Addison
195: Liam Horan

2nd Place
113: Aidan Shaughnessy
145: Tyler Brignola
160: Jack Kelly

3rd Place
Hwt: Evan Davis




1/11: NON-DIVISION
Middletown North  33  -  Rumson  29  (BOX SCORE)
R: N Addison (16-0); M Brignola (15-1); Ponenti (13-5); Horan (11-3)



1/9: NON-DIVISION
Rumson  56  -  Middletown South  13  (BOX SCORE)
R: V Factor (5-2) d. Smith; M Brignola (14-1); T Brignola (12-4)


1/5: LACEY QUAD
Rumson  57  -  Manchester  15  (BOX SCORE)
Lacey  39  -  Rumson  28  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson  50  -  Jackson Liberty  18  (BOX SCORE)
R: T Brignola, N Addison go 3-0 on the day


1/3: A-CENTRAL
Rumson  44  -  St John Vianney  27  (BOX SCORE)
R: S Addison (12-2); L Horan (7-2); M Ponenti (9-4)


SETON HALL PREP QUAD
Rumson  36  -  Kittatinny  30  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson  41  -  Piscataway  33  (BOX SCORE)
Seton Hall  40  -  Rumson  25  (BOX SCORE)
Shaughnessy, S Addison, M Brignola, N Addison go 3-0 on the day


12/27: Bulldogs Finish 2nd at Holmdel Holiday Tournament

1st Place
120: Tristan Izzo
132: Shay Addison
138: Max Brignola
152: Michael Ponenti
182: Nick Addison

2nd Place
160: Jack Kelly
Hwt: Evan Davis

3rd Place
145: Tyler Brignola
195: Liam Horan



12/22: RARITAN TRI
Raritan  36  -  Rumson  31  (BOX SCORE)
Rumson  45  -  Holmdel  21  (BOX SCORE)


12/19: A-CENTRAL
Rumson  61  -  RBC  12  (BOX SCORE)
R: Izzo, McGinn win by pin; Ponenti, N Addison win by tech



12/15: Bulldogs Finish 8th at Caldwell Tournament

1st Place
182: Nick Addison

2nd Place
138: Max Brignola





2019 Season Preview


Head Coach: Bryan Heller (6th Season / Record: 22-79)

Returning Wins Leader From 2018
Nick Addison (42-4)

Returning Career Wins Leader in 2019
Nick Addison (97 wins)

Milestone Watch
Nick Addison is three wins away from becoming the 4th Rumson wrestler to reach 100 career wins, and 36 wins away from breaking the program record.

Fun Fact
The Bulldogs six underclassmen: Tristan Izzo, Max Brignola, Tyler Brignola, Mike Ponenti, Jack Kelly, and Liam Horan combined for 137 wins in 2018, an average of 23 wins each.

Where They Open
TBD

Circle The Date
12/22: vs Raritan  -  Sure, Raritan will be favored, but the Bulldogs bring back a very strong group of returners this year, and we should be able to get some solid one on ones early on in the season out of this one to see how improved the Bulldogs are.



The Bulldogs had several talented wrestlers who had great seasons in the lineup last season, but from a dual standpoint, they were done in by the inability to put out a full lineup. So while their starters where outscoring the opposition, forfeits were tilting the score in the other direction. With just about everyone back from last season, some returners to the program, and some talented newcomers, Rumson is looking towards a huge turnaround in 2019 with a full lineup.

Down low, junior Tristan Izzo (10-7 / 3rd D19) missed most of last season with an injury, but returned in time to advance to the Regions with a 3rd place finish at Districts. He provides experience around a trio of freshmen in Aiden Shaughnessy, Logan McGinn, and Alex Simpson, who have all spent many years in the feeder program.

The stretch at 132-145 is led by returning State qualifier Max Brignola (37-8 / 3rd D19, 3rd R5) who was one of the Shore's best freshman a season ago. He could be in for an even bigger year with the full season of varsity action under his belt. He'll be joined in this part of the lineup by a pair of freshman in Shay Addison, an intermediate State placer, and Alex Simpson.

Three starters return in the 152-170 area with junior Mike Ponenti (26-7), and sophomores Tyler Brignola (18-16) and Jack Kelly (20-15) all back and they lead into the jaws of the Bulldogs lineup at 182 & 195 where they have returning State placer, and Stanford commit, Nick Addison (42-4 / 1st D19, 2nd R5, 4th NJ) and junior Liam Horan (26-10 / 1st D19). 

Up top, the Bulldogs will be bolstered by the returns of Joe Afflito, Evan Davis, and James Greely, who were all starters in 2017, but took off last season to focus on football. They give Rumson an immediate injection into the lineup, as the team was forced to forfeit those weights all season in 2018.

There is depth in the room, including Curtis and Von Factor, that will contribute as well, giving the Bulldogs some flexibility they obviously didn't have last season. With the talent they have returning now complimented by experienced returners and talented newcomers, expect a big boost for Rumson who is now going to be a tough out. If the newcomers and returners can make the impact they're capable of, this is a team that can contend in the division, and surprise a lot of people. Definite team on the rise and one to watch in 2019.




Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Tournaments
106-126
 (Jr) Tristan Izzo
10-7
3rd D19
106-126
 (Fr) Aiden Shaughnessy


106-126
 (Fr) Logan McGinn


106-126
 (Fr) Alex Simpson


132-145
 (So) Max Brignola
37-8
3rd D19 / 3rd R5
132-145
 (Fr) Shay Addison


152-170
 (So) Tyler Brignola
18-16

152-170
 (Jr) Mike Ponenti
26-7

152-170
 (So) Jack Kelly
20-15

182/195
 (Sr) Nick Addison
42-4
1st D19 / 2nd R5 / 4th NJ
182/195
 (Jr) Liam Horan
26-10
1st D19
220/Hwt
 (Sr) Evan Davis


220/Hwt
 (Sr) Joe Afflito


220/Hwt
 (Jr) James Greely


220/Hwt
 (So) Von Factor


               
                                                        
                   
                                                                 






Graduated in 2018
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
160
 (Sr) Mike Taylor 4-10
            
                                    
                


























































































































































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