Here's a look at each of the local wrestlers who will compete at Boardwalk  Hall in Atlantic City this weekend in the state individual wrestling tournament.

Make sure to check back all weekend for updates on how they do.


106 pounds


Hunter Gutierrez

Lacey Township, Fr., 33-4

Seed: Top bracket No. 4 seed

Record vs. state qualifiers: 0-3

Signature win: He won a 7-0 decision against Southern Regional's Owen Kretschmer to win his first District 24 title Feb. 20.

Gutierrez's road to A.C.: Finished first in District 24 and second in Region 6

Back points: Gutierrez opens with North Bergen sophomore and fellow 30-match winner Yousef Salem with the winner advancing to the pre-quarterfinals against the winner of a prelim between Highland Regional's Seth Henry and Hanover Park freshman Dom DiFrancescantonio.


113 pounds


Terrell Coleman

Egg Harbor twp. Jr., 32-6

Seed: Unseeded in bottom bracket

Record vs. state qualifiers: 1-5

Signature win: Won a 3-0 decision against Lenape Valley state qualifier Jacob Falleni on Feb. 6.

Coleman's road to A.C.: Finished first in District 32 and third in Region 8

Back points: Coleman opens with bottom bracket No. 6 seed A.J. DeRosa of Delaware Valley in the prelims. The winner will face either No. 3 Lucas Siegfried of Highland Regional or unseeded Matt Sacco of Bridgewater-Raritan. Coleman and Siegfried have met twice already this season, with Siegfried winning by two points in each match.


126 pounds


Matt Barnett

Southern Regional, So., 23-9

Seed: Unseeded in top bracket

Record vs. state qualifiers: 2-1

Signature win: Barnett won a 7-1 decision against Region 8 champ Edison Echevarria of Delsea Regional in a dual on Dec. 30. Barnett also won 4-2 against Echevarria in the Robin Leff Tournament on Dec. 19.

Barnett's road to A.C.: Third in District 24, third in Region 8

Back points: Making his first trip to the state tournament, Barnett opens with top bracket No. 4 seed P.J. Gohn of Parsippany. The winner moves on to face the winner of a prelim between No. 5 Travis Layton of Woodstown and unseeded Joachim Verlensky of Bordentown.


132 pounds


Reid White

St. Augustine Prep, Sr., 29-7

Seed: Bottom bracket No. 7 seed

Record vs. state qualifiers: 4-5

Signature win: The Campbell University-bound senior won a 1-0 decision against former Region 1 champ Evan DeLuise of Don Bosco Prep on Jan. 4.

White's road to A.C.: Finished first in District 32 and second in Region 8

Back points: White opens with Caldwell's Gerald Jones in the prelims. The winner moves on to face No. 2 Brandon Paetzell of Phillipsburg in the pre-quarterfinals. Paetzell is a Beast of the East champ and former runner-up in the state tournament.


145 pounds


Teddy Caporrino

Southern Regional, Sr., 21-5

Seed: Unseeded in top bracket

Record vs. state qualifiers: 3-3

Signature win: Caporrino was seeded eighth in Region 6 but beat top-seeded Mike DeFaria of Marlboro in the quarterfinals on his way to becoming the first No. 8 seed from Region 6 to reach states since 2012.

Caporrino's road to A.C.: Finished first in District 24 and second in Region 6

Back points: Caporrino will face top bracket No. 7 seed Ethan Craft of Rancocas Valley in the prelims. The winner will wrestle No. 2 Mohammed Farhan of Clifton in the pre-quarterfinals.


Dillon Taylor

St. Augustine Prep, Jr., 28-6

Seed: Bottom bracket No. 8 seed

Record vs. state qualifiers: 5-4

Signature win: Taylor won a 7-0 decision against Region 2 runner-up Andrew Somple of Bergen Catholic in the state Non-Public A final on Feb. 14. Taylor beat Somple 7-2 in a dual on Jan. 16.

Taylor's road to A.C.: First in District 32, second in Region 8

Back points: Taylor opens with Kevin Ciresa of Hunterdon Central with the winner advancing to face top-seeded Michael O'Malley of Hasbrouck Heights in the pre-quarters.


Tim Suter

Buena Regional, Jr., 31-6

Seed: Unseeded in bottom bracket

Record vs. state qualifiers: 2-4

Signature win: Suter won a 3-1 decision against Region 7 runner-up Christopher Bolletino of Haddonfield on Jan. 16.

Suter's road to A.C.: Finished first in District 31 and third in Region 8

Back points: Suter faces bottom bracket No. 5 seed Vince Loncina of Cranford in the prelims. The Suter-Loncina winner advances to face the winner of a match between Delbarton's A.J. Lonski and No. 4 Dominic Fano of Montville.


152 pounds


Mason Brestle

Buena Regional, Sr., 28-4

Seed: Top bracket No. 5 seed

Record vs. state qualifiers: 1-4

Signature win: Brestle won a 5-4 decision against Delsea Regional's Lorenzo Ruggiero in the finals of the Robin Leff Tournament on Dec. 19. Ruggiero avenged the loss with close wins against Brestle in the District 31 and Region 8 finals.

Brestle's road to A.C.: Second in District 31, second in Region 8

Back points: Brestle faces Collingswood's Colin Lex in the prelims with the winner moving on to face No. 4 Steve Bonsall of Newark Academy in the pre-quarterfinals.


Pat Mooney

Southern Regional, Sr., 25-7

Seed: Unseeded in top bracket

Record vs. state qualifiers: 1-3

Signature win: Won a 2-0 decision against Region 8 runner-up Mason Brestle of Buena in a dual on Feb. 6.

Mooney's road to A.C.: Finished third in District 24 and third in Region 6

Back points: Mooney will have to get through a pair of seeded wrestlers to reach the quarterfinals. The Southern senior opens with top bracket No. 6 seed Isaiah Bryant of Shawnee in the prelims with the winner moving on to face No. 3 Daniel Hedden of South Plainfield.


Yusuf Yilmaz

Vineland, Jr., 34-5

Seed: Unseeded in top bracket

Record vs. state qualifiers: 0-4

Signature win: Yilmaz pinned District 29 champ Dom Demarco of Clayton in the Region 8 consolation semifinals on Feb. 27.

Yilmaz's road to A.C.: Finished third in District 31 and third in Region 8

Back points: Yilmaz has proven he knows how to win big matches with third-place finishes in both the District 31 and Region 8 tournaments. Yilmaz makes it three straight years that a Vineland wrestler has reached states and will face top bracket No. 7 seed Daniel Wissing of Phillipsburg in the prelims.


160 pounds

Nick Clark

St. Augustine Prep, Sr., 27-10

Seed: No. 4 seed in top bracket

Record vs. state qualifiers: 2-4

Signature win: Won a 3-2 decision against CBA state qualifier Garrett Fitzgerald as the Hermits won the South Jersey Non-Public A title on Feb. 12.

Clark's road to A.C.: First in District 32, second in Region 8.

Back points: The Campbell University-bound senior will wrestle Delbarton's Luke Anselmi in the prelims. The Clark-Anselmi winner will face top bracket No. 5 seed Leo Subiza of North Bergen in the pre-quarterfinals.


170 pounds


Peyton Blauvelt

Southern Regional, Sr., 24-6

Seed: Top bracket No. 4 seed

Record vs. state qualifiers: 1-2

Signature win: Won a 5-1 decision against state qualifier T.J. Saldutti of Ocean Township in the Region 6 semifinals.

Blauvelt's road to A.C.: Finished first in District 24 and second in Region 6

Back points: Blauvelt will face Sparta's Al Falco in the prelims. The Blauvelt-Falco winner advances to face either top bracket No. 5 seed Bradley Dobzanski of Delsea Regional or Paul VI's Jordan Sciamana.


182 pounds


Jose Tabora

St. Augustine Prep, Sr., 17-4

Seed: Bottom bracket No. 5 seed

Record vs. state qualifiers: 4-1

Signature win: Tabora won a 10-2 major decision against previously unbeaten Jose Soto of Millville in the Region 8 final.

Tabora's road to A.C.: Finished first in District 32 and first in Region 8.

Back points: Tabora has an intriguing pre-quarterfinal matchup with bottom bracket No. 4 seed Josh McKenzie of Bergen Catholic. McKenzie is just a freshman and was billed as one of the top football players and wrestlers in the country entering high school.


Jose Soto

Millville, Sr., 32-1

Seed: Top bracket No. 5 seed

Record vs. state qualifiers: 1-1

Signature win: Soto won a 9-5 decision against 195-pound Region 8 champ Chad Watt of Woodstown in a dual on Jan. 30.

Soto's road to A.C.: First in District 31, second in Region 8

Back points: Soto opens with Don Bosco Prep's Peter Acciardi in the prelims with the winner moving on to face the winner of a prelim between Bishop Ahr's Andrew Brazicki and Delbarton's Louis Castellano.


Christopher Nielsen

Pinelands Regional, Jr., 29-4

Seed: Bottom bracket No. 6 seed

Record vs. state qualifiers: 1-4

Signature win: Nielsen won a 6-5 decision against Brick Township two-time state qualifier Dean Helstowski in the Region 6 semifinals on Saturday.

Nielsen's road to A.C.: First in District 24, second in Region 6

Back points: Nielsen opens his first trip to the state tournament against Nutley's Justin Bivona in the prelims. The winner faces bottom bracket No. 3 seed Kyle Murphy of Bridgewater-Raritan.


195 pounds


Connor Agostino

Egg Harbor TWP. Jr., 33-3

Seed: Top bracket No. 3 seed

Record vs. state qualifiers: 2-3

Signature win: Agostino won a 4-3 triple-overtime decision against Haddonfield state qualifier Frank Fortino in the finals of the Art Marinelli Christmas Tournament on Dec. 30.

Agostino's road to A.C.: First in District 32, second in Region 8

Back points: Agostino has a rematch with Fortino in the prelims. The winner gets top bracket No. 6 seed Sean O'Malley of Hasbrouck Heights.


220 pounds


Jim Brady

St. Augustine Prep, Sr., 30-7

Seed: Bottom bracket No. 1 seed

Record vs. state qualifiers: 9-4

Signature wins: Brady won a 4-3 decision against Region 2 champ Michael Carfagno of Montville on his way to a sixth-place finish in the prestigious Beast of the East.

Brady's road to A.C.: Finished first in District 32 and first in Region 8

Back points: Brady has an area-best nine wins against state qualifiers. He awaits the winner of a prelim between Brick Memorial's Chris Hayes and Collingswood's Dashon Burdett.


Dietrich Trumbauer

Egg Harbor Township, Sr., 29-9

Seed: Unseeded in top bracket

Record vs. state qualifiers: 0-4

Signature win: Trumbauer won a 3-2 decision against Delsea's Vince DeGeorge in the consolation finals on Saturday, avenging a loss earlier in the season for his first trip to states.

Trumbauer's road to A.C.: Second in District 32, third in Region 8

Back points: Trumbauer will face top bracket No. 3 seed Scott Lavelle of DePaul Catholic in the prelims with the winner advancing to face No. 6 Victor LaCombe of Hunterdon Central.


285 pounds


Antonio Rodriguez

Buena Regional, Sr., 31-2

Seed: Top bracket No. 3 seed

Record vs. state qualifiers: 4-1

Signature win: Won a 5-0 decision against Cumberland Regional's Maquay Richmond in the Region 8 finals to defend his heavyweight title.

Rodriguez's road to A.C.: First in District 31, first in Region 8

Back points: Making his second trip to states, Rodriguez has a bye and awaits the winner of a match between Passaic Valley's Thomas Marretta and top bracket No. 6 seed Ryan Harper of Collingswood.


Maquay Richmond

Cumberland Regional, Sr., 19-2

Seed: Bottom bracket No. 8 seed

Record vs. state qualifiers: 0-2

Signature win: Richmond pinned District 32 champ Paul Valian of Egg Harbor Township in the Region 8 semifinals on Saturday to reach the finals.

Richmond's road to A.C.: Third in District 31, second in Region 8

Back points: Richmond would have to beat a pair of state placewinners to reach the quarterfinals. The senior opens with River Dell's Joe Longobardi in the prelims with the winner moving on to face state runner-up Nick Rivera of Brick Memorial.

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