2 Robertsville Rd.
Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 431-8360
(Monmouth County)

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Program Est.
1934

Mascot
Colonials

Colors
Navy & Old Gold

Athletic Director
Jason Longo

Head Coach
Matt Shepherd
(13th Season @ Freehold in 2019 / 15th Overall)

Assistants
Mike Mason
Nick Rice
Frank Messina
Tommy Nulty
Chris Fraley
Josh Davis
Section
CJ Group 4

Division
A-North

District
21

Region
6







 

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     INDIVIDUALS     

6 State Champs
(Last: Fontanez - 1963)

18 State Placers
(Last: Fontanez - 1964)

4 Region Champs
(Last: Messina - 2018)

31 District Champs
(Last: Messina - 2018)

      RECORDS     

Career Wins - 110
Thomas Nulty
(2009-2012)

Season Wins - 37
Thomas Nulty
(2012)

    100 WIN CLUB    

Thomas Nulty - 110
Josh Davis - 109
Nick Triozzi - 106
Tom Post - 101
Colin Monahan - 100




Overall Record:  0-0  /  Shore Conference:  0-0  /  A-North:  0-0


12/15: Colonials Finish 11th at Garden State Classic

3rd Place
195: David Leon-Rosas

















2019 Season Preview


Head Coach: Matt Shepherd (13th Season at Freehold, 15th Overall)

Returning Wins Leader from 2018
Nico Messina (34-4)

Returning Career Wins Leader in 2019
Nico Messina (68 wins)

Milestone Watch
Nico Messina is 32 wins away from reaching 100 career wins, and 43 wins away from breaking the program record.

Fun Fact
Freehold's five State Champions from the 1930's (Louis Visco, Stanley Flicker, Tony Pikulik, Alex Schibanoff, and Ralph Merola) will be inducted into the JSIWA Hall of Fame this year.

Where They Open
12/15: @ Garden State Classic at Barnegat

Circle The Date
1/30: @ Freehold Twp  -  Twp has owned the rivalry over the past 10 seasons, with Borough's lone win coming in 2017. The Colonials will try and make it two in three years.


Another team that is beginning to reap the benefits of a rising feeder program, Freehold has 16 freshmen joining a room that has a lot of experience returning, including 11 starters, giving the Colonials some good numbers for 2019.

The strength of the lineup looks to be the stretch from 126-145. Junior Nico Messina is a hammer, and kicks off the run for the Colonials. A 2-time District Champ, he became the program's first Region Champ in 54 seasons last year, and is 32 wins away from hitting the century mark for his career. He's joined by a pair of returning District medal winners in junior Mike Gagliardo, a junior, and senior Tony Dushku. Also back in this stretch for Freehold are returning starters senior Jake Mostowsky and junior Keegan Roche, giving the Colonials a very strong, experienced group in this part of the lineup.

There's more experience returning up top as well with seniors Logan Goldstein and Jared Vasquez, and juniors Maximus Murphy and David Leon-Rosas. Keep an eye on Goldstein and Leon-Rosas, who put in a lot of work this offseason and are looking to have breakout years. Some of the promising young talent from the freshmen class will be breaking into the lineup as well, including Osvaldo Baez, Andrew Reiff, and Alberto Pantoja.

Down low, junior Isaiah Sweeny returns at 106, and is another who really put the offseason time in with his sights set on having a big year. He provides some experience down low as some new starters are expected to get into the rotation, including a couple more frosh in Jake Turner and Joseph Sargent, junior Mike Lazaro and senior Domingo Tepehua.

There's a great mix of experience and promising newcomers here spread throughout the lineup, creating a pretty good balance. That stretch from 126-145 should be particularly tough, but with the hard work put in this offseason by the returners pays off, and the newcomers develop nicely, this could be a pretty solid lineup from top to bottom that will rack up the wins. Obviously the A-North schedule will be tough, but it should pay off down the stretch and the Colonials could be a team that makes a lot of noise once we get late in the season and into the postseason tournaments.



Possible Lineup in 2019
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Tournaments
106
 (Jr) Isaiah Sweeny
14-16

106
 (Fr) Jake Turner


106
 (Fr) Joseph Surgent


113
 (Jr) Mike Lazaro
0-2

120
 (Sr) Domingo Tepehua
0-4

126
 (Jr) Nico Messina
34-4
1st D23 / 1st R6
132
 (Jr) Keegan Roche
11-19

132
 (Sr) Jake Mostowsky
14-14

138
 (Jr) Mike Gagliardo
17-6
3rd D23
138
 (Sr) Javier Rodriguez


145
 (Sr) Tony Dushku
24-11
3rd D23
152
 (Sr) Anthony Gnizak
3-11

160
 (Sr) Logan Goldstein
8-22

160
 (Fr) Osvaldo Baez


170
 (Fr) Andrew Reiff


170
 (Sr) Christian Miranda


182
 (Jr) Maximus Murphy
2-16

195
 (Jr) David Leon-Rosas
11-18

220
 (Sr) Jared Vasquez
3-9

220
 (Fr) Alberto Pantoja


Hwt
 (Sr) Kevin Berrocal


                 
                                                  
              
                                                          



Graduated in 2018
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
160
 Jamie Cuatlacuatl 3-6
170
 Paul White 0-4
170
 Ben Horvath 0-4
                 
                                     
              























































































































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