West Morris Central WrestlingHigh School in Chester, New Jersey
Long Valley Patch season wrap-up
Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
The 170-pound medalists on the Boardwalk Hall podium...
The 170-pound medal winners: 1st: Michael O`Malley, Hasbrouck Heights; 2nd: Chris Foca, Bergen Catholic; 3rd: Nicholas Caracappa, St. John Vianney; 4th: Nick Addison, Rumson-Fair Haven; 5th: Marco Gaita, West Morris Central; 6th: Shane Reitsma, Howell; 7th: Brandon Green, Paulsboro; 8th: Kyle Hillermeier, Freehold Twp. at the 2018 NJSIAA State Wrestling Championships at Atlantic City's Historic Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, March 4, 2018
Long Valley Patch coverage of States.
Justin LeMay (152, 32-8), seeded 26th, made headlines by upsetting seven-seed Steven O’Campo (34-4), and then 10-seed Xavier Kelly (31-8) to become the lowest seeded wrestler in Atlantic City quarterfinals.
After losing to eventual silver medalist Brian Meyer (39-3), the WMC junior almost upset Gerald Jones (37-6) to reach the podium, but came one takedown shy.
Despite having just completed two of the best seasons in WMC wrestling history, LeMay’s aspirations are high on t...he podium.
“I have one more year to prove myself,” he said. And with seven 152 lb. medalists and 17 qualifiers graduating, LeMay will be a favorite to get there.
Mike Caso concludes his stellar wrestling career exactly where he dreamed – in storied Boardwalk Hall, the cathedral of New Jersey wrestling greats. In front of thousands, Caso defeated Hunterdon Central’s Colton Washleski 3-2 to enter WB2. Caso’s 86 career wins rank him 13th all-time at WMC – an especially extraordinary feat given he sat behind Metzler freshman year. This year, Caso ranked #21 of 401 wrestlers at 113, top-5% (RankWrestlers.com).
Caso delivered dozens of cr...itical dual meet wins for the Wolfpack over his career, most recently defeating #36 ranked Antonio Abate to lead the team to Sectional finals, and #11 Luke Hoerle to help defeat Westfield.
He finishes his career as a John Goles champion, Sam Cali medalist (4th), XCalibur two-time medalist (5th), three-time Morris County medalist (5th, 3rd, and then 2nd), three-time District place winner (4th, 3rd, and then 2nd), and finally as a Regional bronze medalist and State qualifier.
The West Morris Central High School junior felt he should have been seeded higher than No. 26. He proved it by knocking off two Top 10 seeds.