900 Nut Swamp Road
Middletown, NJ  07748
(732) 706-6111
(Monmouth County)

Head Coach
Anton Atterbury
(7th Season in 2023)

Assistants
Jody Smith
Sam Emburgia
Keith Seymour
Gino Schifano
Frank Roman
Chris Raub
Brady Smith
Owen Fitzgerald

Section
NJ2 Group 4

Division
A-North

District
20

Region
5

 











2023 Record: 12-6
#11 Shore Conference Top 11
NJ2G4 State Sectional Qualifiers
3rd Place District 20
7th Place Shore Conference Tournament (Highest finish in team history)
Tied 4th Place A-North



ROSTER
Wgt  Wrestler Record Post Season
106  (Fr) Joey Veniskey 11-14 D-3rd / R-PQ
106      
113  (Jr) Zach Veniskey 9-16  
113      
120  (So) Hudson Bernabeo 7-7  
120      
126  (Sr) Jack Zaleski 44-4 D-1st / R-1st / NJ-3rd
126  (Fr) Ben Smolensky 2-1  
132  (Jr) Declan Connolly 9-9  
132      
138  (Fr) Ryan Willi 17-15 D-4th
138  (Fr) Matt Caccamo 4-5  
144  (Jr) Alec Holland 27-13 D-2nd / R-5th
144      
150  (Sr) Mike Simoniello 19-9 D-2nd / R-PQ
150  (Sr) Garrett O'Hara 1-5  
157  (Sr) David Hussey 37-10 D-1st / R-2nd / NJ-8th
157  (Sr) Jon Dogas 10-8  
165  (Sr) Kyle Smith 17-12 D-3rd / R-PQ
165   7-3  
175  (Jr) Shawn Goode 7-4  
175      
190  (Sr) Chris Taddeo 10-13 D-3rd / R-PQ
190  (Sr) Matt Poandl 1-3  
215  (So) Landon Penta 4-9  
215  (So) James Sanzio 1-6  
215  (Sr) Nikko Polycandriotis 2-3  
Hwt  (Sr) Tommy Whyte 26-11 D-2nd / R-PQ
Hwt      


SCHEDULE
Date  Opponent Result
12/15  vs Howell W 48-27
12/18  Beast of the East 29th Place
12/21  vs Pt Boro W 48-24
12/28  Sam Cali Memorial 10th Place
12/30  Walter Woods Tournament 5th Place
1/4  at Freehold Twp W 51-16
1/6  at Middletown North L 27-40
1/7  vs Phillipsburg (Cranford Duals) L 12-59
       Governor Livingston W 51-26
1/11  at Manalapan L 32-35
1/13  vs Long Branch W 37-30
1/18  at CBA L 20-53
1/20  vs TR North W 55-9
1/25  vs Marlboro W 70-3
1/28  Shore Conference Tournament 7th Place
2/1  at Freehold Boro W 40-27
2/3  at Raritan L 30-46
2/6  NJ2G4-QF: vs Ridge (at North Hunterdon) W 32-31
   NJ2G4-SF: at North Hunterdon L 24-45
2/8  vs Williamstown W 40-32
2/9  at Allentown W 72-6
2/10  at Dover W 76-3
2/18  District 20 3rd Place
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



ShoreConferenceWrestling.com Wrestler of the Year
(Sr) Jack Zaleski - 126
Record: 44-4
3rd Place State Tournament / Region 5 Champion / District 20 Champion
Shore Conference Tournament Champion / 4th Place Beast of the East
Broke program records for career wins (133) and single season wins (44)

 

3/4: NJSIAA STATE TOURNAMENT
Middletown South (2 Medal Winners)
Seniors Jack Zaleski and David Hussey closed out their careers on Saturday on the podium at Boardwalk Hall. It is the first time since 1993 that Middletown South has had multiple State medal winners in the same season, and brings their all-time total to 19 medalists.

For Hussey, he closes his career with his first State medal on his fourth trip. He adds the medal to a resume that includes 4 Region medals, including a 1st-place medal in 2022, 3 District Titles, and 105 career wins.

Zaleski's 3rd-place finish earned him his 4th State medal. He will go down as one of the all-time greats at Middletown South. He set a new program record for career wins with 133, was a 3-time Region Champion, a 3-time District Champion, and joins NJ wrestling legend Glenn Prtizlaff as the only 4-time State medalists in program history.
3rd: Jack Zaleski (126)
8th: David Hussey (157)

2/25: REGION 5
Middletown South (1 Champ / 2 Medal Winners)
Jack Zaleski won his 3rd Region Title, joining Glenn Pritzlaff as the only two Eagles with more than 2 titles (Pritzlaff was a 4-timer). The title is South's 26 all-time, putting them in a tie with Manalapan for 5th most in Monmouth County history, and 11th most in the Shore Conference. Zaleski's win in the semifinals gave him 126 career victories, making him the winningest wrestler in the Middletown South history. Zaleski will be making his fourth trip to the State Tournament, where he has finished in the top 5 in each of his previous trips. Also making his fourth trip to States will be David Hussey, who will be aiming to close his career with his first State medal.
1st: Jack Zaleski (126)
2nd: David Hussey (157)
5th: Alec Holland (144)
PQ: Joseph Veniskey (106)  /  Michael Simoniello (150)  /  Kyle Smith (165)  /  Christopher Taddeo (190)  /  Thomas Whyte (Hwt)

 

 

2/18: DISTRICT 20 TOURNAMENT
Middletown South (3rd Place / 2 Champions / 8 Medal Winners)
The canceled 2021 District season quite possibly cost seniors Jack Zaleski & David Hussey a chance to join Hall of Famers Glenn Pritzlaff & Blair Tugman as members of Middletown South's 4-time District Champion Club. Instead, the duo became the first Eagles' since Nick Herring in 2010-2012 to win 3 District Titles. 
1st: Jack Zaleski (126) / David Hussey (157)
2nd: Alec Holland (144) / Michael Simoniello (150) / Thomas Whyte (Hwt)
3rd: Joseph Veniskey (106) / Kyle Smith (165) / Christopher Taddeo (190)


2/10: NON-CONFERENCE
Middletown South  76  -  Dover  3  (BOX SCORE)
Middletown South: Head Coach Anton Anterbury's 100th career win!

2/9: NON-CONFERENCE
Middletown South  72  -  Allentown  6  (BOX SCORE)

Midd South: Zaleski (31-3); Holland (21-10); Hussey (27-6); Whyte (23-9)

2/8: NON-CONFERENCE
Middletown South  40  -  Williamstown  32  (BOX SCORE)

NJ2G4 SECTIONALS
QF: Middletown South  32  -  Ridge  31  (BOX SCORE)
SEMI: North Hunterdon  45  -  Middletown South  24  (BOX SCORE)

2/3: NON-DIVISION
Raritan  46  -  Middletown South  30  (BOX SCORE)
Raritan: Mulligan (19-9); Falzon (24-5); Mansueto (27-3); Reilley (28-1); Kmak (26-4)
Middletown South: Zaleski (27-3); Holland (18-9); Hussey (23-6); Whyte (20-8)

2/1: A-NORTH
Middletown South  40  -  Freehold Boro  27  (BOX SCORE)
Midd South: Zaleski (26-3); Holland (17-9); Hussey (22-6); Whyte (19-8)
Freehold Boro: Fata (15-6); Sheridan (14-10); Stokes (13-8)

1/28: SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
7th Place
1st: Jack Zaleski (126)
2nd: David Hussey (157)
5th: Thomas Whyte (Hwt)

 

1/25: A-NORTH
Middletown South  70  -  Marlboro  3  (BOX SCORE)
Midd South: Zaleski (21-3); Holland (15-8); Simoniello (11-6)
Marlboro: Perlow (19-7)

1/20: NON-DIVISION
Middletown South  55  -  TR North  9  (BOX SCORE)
Midd South: Smolensky & Smith pin; Zaleski majors
TR North: Pedre wins by pin

1/18: A-NORTH
CBA  53  -  Middletown South  20  (BOX SCORE)
CBA: Duffy, Boyer, Silva, Stump, & Grippo pin; Provines & Barrett tech; Falcone majors
Midd South: (165) #3 Hussey d. #4 Lawrence in sudden victory; Zaleski techs

1/13: NON-DIVISION
Middletown South  37  -  Long Branch  30  (BOX SCORE)
Midd South: Zaleski with walk-off pin; (Hwt) #6 Whyte  p. #10 Godsil; Holland, Dogas, & Hussey also pin; Willi majors
Long Branch: (175) Kajaia d. #10 Smith; Santana & Josh Renna win by fall

1/11: A-NORTH
Manalapan  35  -  Middletown South  32  (BOX SCORE)
Manalapan: (Hwt) Reinikov-Jouk d. #5 Whyte; Vitola, DePierro, Orsen, & Wines win by pin; And. Mucciolo techs
Midd South: Zaleski & Smith pin; Hussey techs

1/7: CRANFORD DUALS
Middletown South  51  -  Governor Livingston  26  (BOX SCORE)
Phillipsburg  59  -  Middletown South  12  (BOX SCORE)

1/6: A-NORTH
Middletown North  40  -  Middletown South  27  (BOX SCORE)
Midd North: Castelli, Ainbinder, Klinky, & Portman win by pin; North's 8th win in last 9 vs. South
Midd South: Hussey & Whyte pin; Smith techs, Goode majors

1/4: A-NORTH
Middletown South  51  -  Freehold Twp  16  (BOX SCORE)
Midd South: Bernabeo, Zaleski, Caccamo, Hussey, & Whyte pin for Eagles
Freehold Twp: Harrington wins by pin; Benjamino majors

12/30: WALTER WOODS TOURNAMENT  (RESULTS)
Middletown South (5th): 2nd: Goode (165)  /  3rd: Holland (144), Smith (175)  /  4th: Taddeo (175)  /  5th: J Veniskey (106), Z Veniskey (113), Willi (138), Simoniello (150)  /  6th: Caccamo (138), Dogas (157)

12/28: SAM CALI TOURNAMENT  -  (BRACKET)
Middletown South (10th): 2nd: Zaleski (132) / 4th: Whyte (Hwt) / 6th: Hussey (165)

12/21: NON-DIVISION
Middletown South  48  -  Pt Boro  24  (BOX SCORE)
Middletown South: Bernabeo, Connolly, Zaleski, Penta, Poandl, & Whyte win by fall; Hussey techs; Holland majors
Pt Boro: DeAngelo, Burgio, & Thompson with pins

12/18: BEAST OF THE EAST  (BRACKET)
Middletown South: 4th: Jack Zaleski (132)

12/15: A-NORTH
Middletown South  48  -  Howell  27  (BOX SCORE)
Middletown South: Smith, Penta, J Veniskey, Z Veniskey, Zaleski, & Simoniello win by pin
Howell: Henry & S Ortega win by fall





















































































































































































































































































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