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Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
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(Monmouth County)

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Mascot
Falcons

Colors
Gold, Black, & White

 Athletic Director

Tony DeOrio

Head Coach
Robert Micheliche
(3rd Season in 2019)

Assistant Coaches
Danny Rodriguez
Will Varela
Jackie Roach
George McCoy
Andrew Micheliche
Kyle Childress
Andy Vilagomez

Section
CJ Group 2

Division
A-Central

District
19

Region
5






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INDIVIDUALS

1 State Place Winner
(Bongarzone - 07)

13 District Champions
(Last: Sellers - 2008)

RECORDS

Career Wins - 108
Anthony Bongarzone
(2004-2007)

Season Wins - 37
Anthony Bongarzone
(2007)

Fastest Pin - :10
Sean Sanderson
(2012)

100 WIN CLUB

Anthony Bongarzone 108
Kyle Christensen - 100




Shore Conference Wrestling


Overall Record:  9-16  /  Shore Conference:  3-14  /  A-Central:  0-5


ShoreConferenceWrestling.com Wrestler of the Year

(Sr) Victor Olimpio - Monmouth Regional
Weight: 160  /  Record: 26-7 (22 Pins)
3rd Place District 19
2nd on Team in Wins










2/21: Season Ends For Falcons at Regions

REGION 5 AGATES

(So) Kevin Cartagena-Walsh / R5-PQ (138)
PQ: #5 Alex Amato (South Plainfield) md. #12 Kevin Cartagena-Walsh (Monmouth Regional)  14-3

(Sr) Victor Olimpio / R5-PQ (160)
PQ: #4 Michael Wilson (North Hunterdon) p. #13 Victor Olimpio (Monmouth Regional)  1:50



2/16: Falcons Finish 9th at District 19


3rd Place
138: Kevin Cartagena-Walsh
160: Victor Olimpio


Both Kevin Cartagena-Walsh (6th) and Victor Olimpia (5th) came from seeds outside the Top 4, to finish 3rd in their weight classes, giving the Falcons multiple District medal winners for the first time since Mike Montefinese and Shannen McCue in 2015.


2/9: FREEHOLD BORO QUAD
Freehold Boro  51  -  Monmouth  22  (BOX SCORE)
Central  51  -  Monmouth  21  (BOX SCORE)
Monmouth  60  -  South River  19  (BOX SCORE)


2/6: NON-CONFERENCE
North Brunswick  40  -  Monmouth  39  (BOX SCORE)


1/30: A-CENTRAL
St John Vianney  51  -  Monmouth  21  (BOX SCORE)
MR: Olimpio (20-5); Varela (13-1)


1/28: A-CENTRAL
Raritan  60  -  Monmouth  18  (BOX SCORE)
M: Learn (22-3); Pham (18-6)

1/23: NON-DIVISION
Neptune  51  -  Monmouth  30  (BOX SCORE)
M: Learn (20-2); Olimpio (20-3)


1/17: NON-CONFERENCE
Monmouth  48  -  Princeton  31  (BOX SCORE)
M: Learn (19-2); Olimpio (19-3); Varela (11-0); Pham (17-4)


1/16: A-CENTRAL
Rumson  66  -  Monmouth  18  (BOX SCORE)
M: Varela (10-0) wins by pin


1/14: NON-DIVISION
Lakewood  36  -  Monmouth  30  (BOX SCORE)
M: Olimpio (18-2); Learn (17-2); Pham (16-3)



1/12: MONMOUTH QUAD
Holmdel  42  -  Monmouth  22  (BOX SCORE)
Barnegat  60  -  Monmouth  21  (BOX SCORE)
Monmouth  38  -  New Egypt  30  (BOX SCORE)


1/10: NON-CONFERENCE
Monmouth  33  -  Rutgers Prep  15  (BOX SCORE)
M: Learn (13-2); Pham (12-3); Olimpio (14-2); Hollander (7-3)


1/8: NON-DIVISION
Marlboro  60  -  Monmouth  12  (BOX SCORE)
MR: Pham (11-3); K Cartagena Walsh (7-3)



1/5: MONMOUTH QUAD
Pinelands  49  -  Monmouth  27  (BOX SCORE)
Manasquan  42  -  Monmouth  36  (BOX SCORE)
Matawan  64  -  Monmouth  18  (BOX SCORE)



1/2: NON-DIVISION
Red Bank  58  -  Monmouth  15  (BOX SCORE)
M: Learn (10-0); Olimpio (10-1); K Cartagena-Walsh (4-2)


12/29: SUMMIT QUAD
Monmouth  52  -  Summit  24  (BOX SCORE)
Monmouth  43  -  JP Stevens  36  (BOX SCORE)
Metuchen  48  -  Monmouth  21  (BOX SCORE)
M: Learn, Pham, Olimpio go 3-0 on the day.


12/27: Falcons Finish 4th at Holmdel Holiday Tournament

1st Place
106: Shane Learn

3rd Place
120: Devon Pham
126: Shane Cartagena-Walsh



12/19: NON-DIVISION
Monmouth  54  -  Keyport  13  (BOX SCORE)
M: Pham wins by pin



12/15: MONMOUTH TRI
Monmouth  51  -  Asbury Park  15  (BOX SCORE)
Monmouth  45  -  St Rose  9  (BOX SCORE)





2019 Season Preview


Head Coach: Rob Micheliche (3rd Season / 9-42)

Returning Wins Leader From 2018
Shane Learn (26-9)

Returning Career Wins Leader in 2019
Shane Learn (40 wins)

Fun Fact
The Falcons had three underclassmen reach double digit wins last year for the first time since 2013.

Where They Open
12/15: Home Tri w/ Asbury Park & St Rose

Circle The Date
1/5: vs Matawan  -  Rematch of a tough loss for the Falcons from last year, as the Huskies won on Criteria H (Most 1st Points Scored).




The numbers continue to rise each season for Monmouth Regional under third year head coach Rob Micheliche; a great sign as the program continues to rise.

Monmouth has a strong trio of returning starters down low. Junior Shane Learn is coming off a 26-win year, and could be in for a huge year back down at 106. Fellow junior Devon Pham also returns, coming off a 21-win 2018. Sophomore Kevin Cartagena-Walsh is also back down low for the Falcons, and is looking to build off a solid rookie campaign that saw him win 18 bouts. That trio gives the Falcons some nice, proven experience to break in some new starters around. Among the newcomers expected to be in the mix for slots down low are a trio of frosh in Kaan Pehlivan, Finn O'Shaughnessy, and Shane Cartagena-Walsh.

In the middle, senior Victor Olimpio enters his 3rd year as a starter for Monmouth, and along with returning starter Adam Varela, a junior, gives Monmouth some experience in the middle as a few new starters crack the lineup.

There will be a lot of new faces up top, as well, so seniors Jake Hollander and James Camilleri, who are both working towards having big years in their final season, will be looked towards to provide the veteran experience for the newcomers entering the lineup.

As mentioned, the numbers are continuing to rise for Monmouth. With the high numbers comes higher competition in the room, and the team is working hard with big goals in 2019, as they are not just aiming to top their win total from a year ago, but they'd like to take a shot at topping the school record for wins (17). There is also a drive in the room to make a return to the Sectionals, and have a strong showing in the individual postseason for several of the wrestlers here.



Possible Lineup in 2019
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Tournaments
106
 (Jr) Shane Learn
26-9

113
 (Fr) Shane Cartagena-Walsh


120
 (Jr) Devon Pham
21-12

126
 (So) Ben Trinh
1-1

126/132
 (Fr) Finn O'Shaughnessy


132
 (Fr) Kaan Pehlivan


138
 (So) Kevin Cartagena-Walsh
18-11

138/145
 (So) Mathis Quesada


145
 (Jr) Matthew Mendes
1-4

152
 (Jr) Carter Lavergne


152
 (Jr) Adam Varela
8-11

160
 (Sr) Victor Olimpico
3-7

160
 (Fr) Thomas Siracusa


170
 (Sr) Luiz DeOliveira


170
 (Jr) Connor Klein


182
 (Sr) James Camilleri
3-14

182
 (Jr) James Ratcliffe
0-1

195
 (Sr) Jake Hollander
8-24

195
 (Jr) Ozan Pehlivan


220
 (Sr) Dave Bettencourt


220/Hwt
 (Jr) Kris Layton


Hwt
 (Fr) Jaden Berry


                 
                                                        
                   
                                                     



Graduated in 2018
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
2018
120
 Luke Corso 7-3
138
 James LaValle 3-10
145
 Dylan Pham 17-15
152
 Jean-Carlos Gratacos 11-18
182
 Nick LaValle 6-16
220
 Ricky Voss 33-6 3rd D24
Hwt
 Evan Scarpino 1-14
              
                                      
                   
                                                               










































































































































































































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