Overall Record: 9-11 / Shore Conference: 4-7 / A-South: 1-6
ShoreConferenceWrestling.com Wrestler of the Year
(Sr) Riley Cheong - TR South
Weight: 145 / Record: 26-8 (13 Pins)
6th Place Region 7
2nd Place District 28
Tied For Team Lead in Wins
2/23: Season Ends For Indians at Regions
REGION 7 AGATES
(Sr) Riley Cheong / R7-6th (145)
PQ: #11 Riley Cheong (TR South) d. #6 Chad Ball (Haddon Twp) 5-1
QF: #11 Riley Cheong (TR South) d. #3 CJ Thompson (Maple Shade) 11-5
SF: #7 Declan Skelly (Haddonfield) d. #11 Riley Cheong (TR South) 7-4
WB2: #4 Gabe Onorato (Paulsboro) d. #11 Riley Cheong (TR South) 10-4
5TH: #3 CJ Thompson (Maple Shade) by forfeit over #11 Riley Cheong (TR South)
(Jr) Justin Murray / R7-PQ (106)
PQ: #10 Jake Hastings (Shawnee) md. #7 Justin Murray (TR South) 10-2
(Sr) Sam Akinlolu / R7-PQ (170)
PQ: #6 Dominic Ummarino (Cherry Hill West) d. #11 Sam Akinlolu (TR South) 4-0
2/16: Indians Finish 7th at District 28
145: Riley Cheong
106: Justin Murray
182: Sam Akinlolu
The Indians had a streak of 11 straight seasons with at least one District Champ snapped. Riley Cheong won his third 2nd place medal, while Justin Murray finished 3rd for the 2nd season in a row. They advance to the Regions along with Sam Akinlolu, who also placed 3rd.
12/27: Indians Finish 13th at Walter Woods Tournament
2019 Season Preview
Head Coach: Ron Laycock (22nd Season)
Returning Wins Leader From 2018
Riley Cheong (29-6)
Returning Career Wins Leader in 2019
Riley Cheong (59 wins)
Riley Cheong would need 41 wins to reach 100 career victories.
Last season's State Champ, the Indians' Cole Corrigan, is currently wrestling at the D1 level for Columbia University.
Where They Open
12/15: @ Haddonfield Tournament
With over 40 wrestlers, the room is as full as it has ever been.
There is a great deal of depth in the lowerweights, headlined by junior Justin Murray. Murray, a 3rd place finisher at Districts, is back at 106, and gives South a strong presence down low. There are a handful of others with varsity experience expected to compete for slots in senior Matt Yuro, sophomore Chris Yuro, and juniors Jimmy Cohen and Jacob Cox. Some of the freshmen should break into the lineup as well, including promising rookies Josh Bocchino and Luke Cox.
Things are similar in the middle of the lineup as well. Senior Riley Cheong is the big gun in the lineup. A 29-bout winner a season ago, Cheong advanced to Atlantic City after placing 4th in the Region. The senior trio of Matt Carlson, Timmy Yuro, and Ryan Laycock all have varsity experience and will be battling for larger roles in the lineup. Potential new faces include junior Shane Gibson, sophomore Jon Turner, and another promising freshman in Andrew Ganun.
The numbers are a bit thinner up. South does have four seniors up here including a returning Region qualifier in Billy Zyckowski and returning starter Sam Akinlou, as well as Dom Spedaliere and Anthony Martinez, but they fall in the 170-195 are, which might leave the Indians with in the inability to cover the 220/Hwt slots.
South has good numbers with their proven talent and newcomers looking to make an impact. The lineup should be pretty good from 106-182, but the lack of true big men in the room might hurt them in the duals. Still, this is a team that has several wrestlers capable of having big years, and we'll keep an eye on the promising youngsters coming into the lineup and how fast they can come along.
Possible Lineup in 2019
|| (Jr) Justin Murray
|| (Fr) Josh Bocchino
|| (So) Chris Yuro
|| (Jr) Jacob Cox
|| (Sr) Matt Yuro
|| (Fr) Luke Cox
|| (Jr) Jimmy Cohen
|| (Sr) Eric Rincon
|| (Sr) Matt Carlson
|| (Sr) Riley Cheong
||2nd D28 / 4th R7
|| (Jr) Shane Gibson
|| (Sr) Timmy Yuro
|| (Sr) Ryan Laycock
|| (So) Jon Turner
|| (Fr) Andrew Ganun
|| (Sr) Sam Akinlou
|| (Sr) Billy Zyckowski
|| (Sr) Dom Spedaliere
|| (Sr) Anthony Martinez
Graduated in 2018
||Cole Corrigan||40-0||1st SCT / 1st D28 / 1st R7 / 1st NJ
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