565 Nugentown Rd.
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
609-296-3106
(Ocean County)

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Program Est.
1979

Mascot
Wildcats

Colors
Green & Gold

Athletic Director
Will Sundermann

Head Coach
Neil Saunders
(1st Season in 2015)

Assistants
Gerald Caravella
Joe Adelizzi

Section
SJ Group 3

Division
B-South

District
24




Team Championships

2-Time District Champs

9-Time Division Champs


Individual Achievments

14 State Place Winners
(Last: Molosky - 02)

14 Region Champions
(Last: Molosky - 2002)

39 District Champions
(Last: D Mooney - 2010)


All-Time Records

Career Wins - 115
Mike Molosky
(1999-2002)





Head Coach:
Neil Saunders (1st Season in 2015)

2014 Final Record: 7-15
8th Place District 24
3rd Place Holmdel Holiday Tournament
6th Place Nottingham Invitational





Lower Half (106-145): Senior Mike Heck gives Pinelands a strong veteran presence in the lower half of the lineup. The 4-year starter is coming off a 27-win season and should be primed for a big year in 2015. The rest of the lower will be a split of experience and first year starters. Junior Kyle Mattina recorded 10 wins in limited action last year, and has the potential to have a breakout year in the middle for the Wildcats.

Upper Half (152-Hwt): Thomas Poklikuha is the big gun in the upper half. The 4th-year starter has amassed 85 wins in his career, and is coming off an outstanding 2014 where he finished just two wins short of medal in AC. He's a strong contender for a return trip to Boardwalk Hall and will be looking to become Pinelands' first state placer since 2002.  The rest of the lineup here projects to consist of all underclassmen. Chris Nielsen, Rob Hart, and Mike Frezza all return after starting as freshmen, making this a young group, but not short on experience.

Outlook: The Wildcats could have at least ten underclassmen in the lineup, making this one of the Shore's youngest lineups. There may be some growing pains along the way, but having talent like Poklikuha and Heck will only benefit the youngsters in the room. There's the potential for individual postseason success for a few here, but the season long improvement of the young guys will be something to watch as Pinelands may be laying the foundation for a strong run coming up.

Possible Lineup
Wt 
  Wrestler
Record
106
 (So) Dan Diaz
6-5
113
 (Sr) Mike Heck
27-4
120
 (Sr) Sam March
9-11
126
 (Fr) Nick Shano

132
 (Fr) Brennan Richardson

138
 (So) Kelley Lutz

145
 (Jr) Kyle Mattina
10-4
152
 (Fr) Shane Johnston

160
 (So) Chris Nielsen
13-10
170
 (Fr) Jacob Mena

182
 (Sr) Thomas Poklikuha
36-4 / 2nd D24, 3rd R6
195
 (So) Austin Imbrenda
1-4
220
 (So) Rob Hart
5-10
Hwt
 (So) Mike Frezza
6-16
               
                                                
                                    

Graduated in 2014
Wt 
  Wrestler
Record
126
 Corey Byrne
23-5 / 3rd D24
160
 James Mattina
27-5 / 3rd D24
220
 Dave Wiesner
8-10
                  
                                            
                                












































































Pinelands High School Wrestling
Tuckerton, NJ / Ocean County / Tuckerton New Jersey / Shore Conference Wrestling