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Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 12:01 am | Updated: 12:05 am, Tue Mar 5, 2013.

The pairings for the state individual wrestling championships were announced Monday, with St. Joseph High School 285-pounder Roy Lucas the only area wrestler to earn a No. 1 seed.

The tournament at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City starts Friday night and ends Sunday.

Lucas, who finished third in the state at 220 pounds last season, is the top seed in the top bracket at 285 this season and looking to become the school's second state champ.

Four-time Region 8 champ Billy Ward of Buena Regional is seeded second in the bottom half of the 126-pound bracket.

Holy Spirit freshman Pat D'Arcy is the top bracket No. 6 seed at 106 pounds and could face freshman phenom Nick Suriano of Bergen Catholic in the quarterfinals. Suriano won the Beast of the East and is the No. 1 106-pounder in the country, according to InterMat.

St. Augustine Prep's Tom Gattinella is making his third trip to states and is seeded fifth in the bottom bracket at 120.

Hammonton senior David Williams enters states with a 38-0 record and is seeded fourth in the bottom bracket at 182.

Millville's Ed Shockley is making his first trip to states and is seeded fifth in the top bracket at 195. Egg Harbor Township's Nigel Toussaint is making a return trip to states and is seeded sixth in the bottom bracket at 220.

South Plainfield 138-pounder Anthony Ashnault will try to make history at this week's tournament. Ashnault (36-0) will try to become the state's first unbeaten four-time state champion.

Contact John O'Kane:

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JOKane@pressofac.com

106 pounds

TOP BRACKET

Brandon Cray, Steinert vs. 8a-Gianni Calo, Bridgewater-Raritan, winner vs. 1a-Mike Russo, Jackson Liberty. Eric Pruszinski, Lower Cape May Regional vs. 5a-Dean Caravela, Caldwell, winner vs. 4a-Ty Agaisse, Delbarton. Adam La Bracio, Hillsborough vs. 6a-Pat D'Arcy, Holy Spirit. Anthony Cruz, Passaic Valley vs. 3a-Ferdinand Mase, Eastern. 7a-Brandon Paetzell, Phillipsburg vs. 2a-Nick Suriano, Bergen Catholic.

BOTTOM BRACKET

William Kui, DePaul vs. 8b-Requir van der Merwe, Mountain Lakes, winner vs. 1b-Yasel Corporan, Perth Amboy. Jonathan Tropea, St. Joseph-Montvale vs. 4b-Owen McClave, Toms River South, winner vs. 5b-Louis Arensberg, Audubon. Casey Egan, Seton Hall Prep vs. 3b-Kyle Bierdumpfel, Don Bosco Prep, winner vs. 6b-Alec Kelly, St. Peter's Prep. Denzel Tovar, Wall vs. 7b-Stephen Caserta, Roxbury, winner vs. 2b-Zach Firestone, Clearview Regional.

113 pounds

TOP BRACKET

Nick DePierro, Freehold Township vs. 8a-Angel Sanchez, Perth Amboy, winner vs. 1a-Luis Gonzalez, Don Bosco Prep. 5a-Nasiyr Brown, Neptune vs. Nick Tekula, Linden. Zach Hicks, Lower Cape May Regional vs. 4a-Daniel Hedden, South Plainfield. 6a-Jodeci Robinson, Clayton vs. Matthew Noble, Bridgewater-Raritan, winner vs. 3a-Maxwell Nauta, Warren Hills. 7a-Jake Forsman, Eastern vs. 2a-Jean DuBois, Clifton.

BOTTOM BRACKET

Tyler McBride, Camden Catholic vs. 1b-Bryan Damon, Jefferson, winner vs. 8b-Bobby Jordan, Woodbridge. Anthony Rubinetti, Demarest vs. 4b-Michael Russo, St. Peter's Prep, winner vs. 5b-John Amato, Timber Creek. Joe Ferinde, Nutley vs. 6b-Tyler Casamenti, Bergen Catholic, winner vs. 3b-Nick Farro, Delbarton. 7b-Kyle Davis, Burlington City vs. A.J. Vindici, Randolph, winner vs. 2b-Kevin Corrigan, Toms River South.

120 pounds

TOP BRACKET

D.J. Tirelli, River Dell vs. 8a-Peter Ottaviano, Colts Neck, winner vs. 1a-Brenden Calas, Seton Hall Prep. 5a-Salvatore Profaci, Monroe vs. John Gentile, Paulsboro, Matthew Russo, Jackson Liberty vs. 4a-Joe Trovato, Paramus. 3a-Tyler Hrycak, Wayne Valley vs. 6a-Alex Baider, Cherokee. 7a-Tyler Kaminski, West Deptford vs. Ryan Pomrinca, North Hunterdon, winner vs. 2a-Marc Mastropietro, Hasbrouck Heights.

BOTTOM BRACKET

Tommy Heller, Livingston vs. 8b-Peter Lipari, Lenape Valley, winner vs. 1b-Craig De La Cruz, Bound Brook. Michael Lenihan, Bishop Eustace vs. 4b-Jon Mele, Gov. Livingston, winner vs. 5b-Tom Gattinella, St. Augustine Prep. 3b-Robert Trombetta, Nutley vs. Matty Ritchie, North Warren, winner vs. 6b-Sam Cali, Don Bosco Prep. 7b-Marcus Miraglia, Delran vs. Christian Innarella, Delbarton, winner vs. 2b-Joseph Ghione, Brick Memorial.

126 pounds

TOP BRACKET

1a-David McFadden, DePaul vs. 8a-Mark McCormick, Camden Catholic. 5a-Sam Morina, Paulsboro vs. Marcus Iwama, Rumson. Steve Bonsall, Newark Academy vs. 4a-Mike Andreano, Saddle Brook. Alex Sebahie, Paramus vs. 6a-Alex Huxford, Jackson Memorial, winner vs. 3a-Corey Stasenko, South Plainfield. 7a-Mohamed Farhan, Clifton vs. Anthony Racobaldo, Williamstown, winner vs. 2a-Mike Pongracz, Delaware Valley.

BOTTOM BRACKET

1b-Mike Magaldo, Watchung Hills vs. Dylan Nace, Hunterdon Central. Anthony Fano, Montville vs. 8b-Nick Cecala, Hamilton. 5b-Joseph Kratchovil, Warren Hills vs. D.J. Mele, Cherokee, winner vs. 4b-Joseph Oliva, Ridgewood. Gennaro Cucculo, Hanover Park vs. 6b-Collin Farley, Iselin Kennedy, winner vs. 3b-Anthony Giraldo, North Bergen. 7b-Ryan Budzek, Point Pleasant Boro vs. 2b-Billy Ward, Buena Regional.

132 pounds

TOP BRACKET

Matthew Joskowitz, Cliffside Park vs. 8a-Jarred Hodges, St. Augustine Prep, winner vs. 1a-Scott DelVecchio, South Plainfield. Anthony Johnson, Phillipsburg vs. 4a-Gordon Wolf, Lawrence, winner vs. 5a-Ben Esposito, Howell. Shawn Bryant, Egg Harbor Township vs. 6a-Jake Legotte, Roxbury, winner vs. 3a-Justin McTamney, Bordentown. Colin Boylan, Hunterdon Central vs. 2a-Connor Burkert, St. Peter's Prep, winner vs. 7a-Austin Cantone, St. Joseph-Montvale.

BOTTOM BRACKET

Gavin Murray, Cranford vs. 8b-Brian Robinson, Garfield, winner vs. 1b-Jason Estevez, Livingston. Kyle Wojtaszek, Brick vs. 5b-Connor Muli, Shawnee, winner vs. 4b-Mike Derin, High Point. Joseph Lesmerise, Cherokee vs. 3b-Nick Anderson, Delbarton, winner vs. 6b-John Gentile, Paulsboro. J.P. Ascolese, Bergen Catholic vs. 2b-Zack Hertling, Ocean Township, winner vs. 7b-Sean Glasgow, East Brunswick.

138 pounds

TOP BRACKET

8a-Matt Zovistoski, St. Joseph-Montvale vs. 1a-Anthony Ashnault, South Plainfield. Rian Lamanteer, Delsea Regional vs. 5a-Max Elling, Phillipsburg, winner vs. 4a-Ryan Burkert, St. Peter's Prep. Nick Matthews, West Morris vs. 3a-Brian McCrystal, Bishop Ahr. Humberto Argueta, Perth Amboy vs. 6a-Brandyn Bush, Seneca. Brennan Humphrey, Shawnee vs. 7a-Juan Rivera, Paulsboro, winner vs. 2a-Richard Lewis, Toms River East.

BOTTOM BRACKET

Amir George, Hackensack vs. 8b-Roy Forys, Becton, winner vs. 1b-Brandon Keller, Timber Creek. Alec Donovan, Brick Memorial, vs. 4b-Matt Coppola, Watchung Hills, winner vs. 5b-Matt Benvenuto, Lenape Valley. Christian Bassolino, Hanover Park vs. 3b-Brian Hamann, Jackson Memorial, winner vs. 6b-Sean Pryzbylkowski, New Egypt. George Luis Terrero, West Orange vs. 7b-Laurien Anghelina, Bergen Catholic, winner vs. 2b-Gary Dinmore, Hunterdon Central.

145 pounds

TOP BRACKET

8a-Sean Kelly, Northern Highlands vs. 1a-B.J. Clagon, Toms River South. Mike McCutcheon, Haddon Township vs. Nick Romyns, Kittatinny, winner vs. Rhys Weinberger, Hillsborough. Brandon Carcuffe, West Morris vs. 3a-Maaziah Bethea, Trenton. Dan Reed, Delbarton vs. 6a-Pat Gerish, Newark Academy. Manny Dominguez, North Bergen vs. 7a-Anthony DiRosa, Watchung Hills, winner vs. 2a-John Vanbrill, Clearview Regional.

BOTTOM BRACKET

Patrick McCurdy, Woodstown vs. 8b-Matt Johns, Ramsey, winner vs. 1b-Troy Heilmann, South Plainfield. Emmanuel Soto, Bound Brook vs. 4b-Spencer Young, Jackson Memorial, winner vs. 5b-Jason Gaccione, High Point. Ashanti Maurice, Howell vs. 6b-Tim Higginson, Hunterdon Central, winner vs. 3b-Mike Marotti, West Essex. Amir George, Hackensack vs. 7b-Adrian Feiliciano, Pennsville, winner vs. 2b-T.J. Miller, Camden Catholic.

152 pounds

TOP BRACKET

Brock Worrell, Eastern vs. 8a-Pat VanDuyne, West Milford, winner vs. 1a-Nick Gravina, Northern Highlands. Eric Barbera, Hopewell Valley vs. 5a-Colin Barber, Westfield, winner vs. 4a-Dom Ruggierrio, Timber Creek. Luke Bohn, Jefferson vs. 3a-Josh Ugalde, Bound Brook, winner vs. 6a-Tyler Loughlin, Becton.Anthony Bassolino, Hanover Park vs. 2a-Wayne Stinson, Northern Burlington, winner vs. 7a-Chris Serpico, Southern Regional.

BOTTOM BRACKET

Brett Donner, Wall vs. 8b-Joe Grello, Bergen Catholic, winner vs. 1b-Chad Walsh, Camden Catholic. Tyler Mullen, Old Tappan vs. 5b-Carlo Zazzara, West Essex. John Hennelly, Delsea Regional vs. 4b-Jake George, Long Branch. 6b-Jordan Pagano, South Brunswick vs.3b-Jimmy Schuitema, Phillipsburg. Brad Krosser, Livingston vs. 2b-Ed Lenkowski, Clearview Regional, winner vs. 7b-Dylan Painton, South Plainfield.

160 pounds

TOP BRACKET

Cesar Balmaceda, Atlantic City vs. 8a-Kenny Long, Holy Cross, winner vs. 1a-Jonathan Schleifer, East Brunswick. Nicholas Armagno, Passaic Valley vs. 5a-Sam Button, Mendham, winner vs. 4a-Josef Johnson, Delbarton. Mike Campbell, Collingswood vs. 6a-Sean Roesing, Secaucus, winner vs. 3a-Dan Wojtaszek, Brick. Jake Kocsis, Phillipsburg vs. 2a-Bryce Shade, Timber Creek, winner vs. 7a-Kevin Mulligan, Bergen Catholic.

BOTTOM BRACKET

Inan Sikel, South Plainfield vs. 8b-Brandon Latierno, Northern Highlands, winner vs. 1b-Dillon Artigliere, Roxbury. Nick Pappayliou, Long Branch vs. 4b-Mike Fagg-Daves, Franklin, winner vs. 5b-Brandon Keena, Nutley. 6b-Sonnieboy Blanco, Burlington City vs. 3b-Connor Donahue, Clearview Regional. Tyler Cote, Hunterdon Central vs. 7b-Joey Schultz, Howell. Brandon Lopresti, Paramus vs. 2b-John Balboni, Brearley.

170 pounds

TOP BRACKET

Luke Fernandez, Lacey Township vs. 8a-Rahmil Davis, Northern Burlington, winner vs. 1a-Jadaen Bernstein, Voorhees. Jeff Farina, St. Joseph-Montvale vs. 4a-Mike Carroccia, Watchung Hills, winner vs. 5a-Parker Meytrott, Montville. Alec Rugo, Allentown vs. 6a-Tyler Richardson, Brick Memorial, winner vs. 3a-Dylan Dobzanski, Delsea. Phil Woods, Roselle Park vs. 2a-Luke Farinaro, Don Bosco Prep, winner vs. 7a-James Kellner, St. Peter's Prep.

BOTTOM BRACKET

Brandon Simon, Iselin Kennedy vs. 8b-Tyler Sentman, St. Augustine Prep, winner vs. 1b-Ethan Ramos, Hawthorne. Adam Kratch, West Morris vs. 5b-Nathan Bueno, Becton, winner vs. 4b-Dae'Sean Brown, Neptune. Joe Cordasco, Verona vs. 3b-Kieran Gerrity, Kittatinny, winner vs. 6b-Austin Wetterau, Shawnee. Nick Elmer, Penns Grove vs. 7b-David Fenton, Hunterdon Central, winner vs. 2b-Joey Balboni, Brearley.

182 pounds

TOP BRACKET

Nick DePalma, DePaul vs. 8a-Jeff Velez, Brearley, winner vs. 1a-Johnny Sebastian, Bergen Catholic. Victor Defrance, Delsea Regional vs. 4a-Nick Costa, Brick Memorial, winner vs. 5a-Phillip Azzari, Haddon Heights. Corey Markovitch, Cranford vs. 6a-Mike Burns, Morris Knolls, winner vs. 3a-Frank Greco, Verona. Glenn Cross, Matawan vs. 7a-Billy Leone, Kingsway Regional, winner vs. 2a-Ali Yildiz, South Brunswick.

BOTTOM BRACKET

Matt Correnti, Holy Cross vs. 8a-Mike Silano, St. Joseph-Montvale, winner vs. 1b-Nick Zak, Jackson Liberty. Jordan Fox, St. Peter's Prep vs. 5b-Isaiah Soto, Bound Brook, winner vs. 4b-David Williams, Hammonton. Kurtis Hewitt, Franklin vs. 3b-Vinnie Mainiero, Nutley, winner vs. 6b-Josh Sibblies, Newton. Zach Hunko, Saddle Brook vs. 7b-Brad Schwarze, New Egypt, winner vs. 2b-Brian Bulger, Westfield.

195 pounds

TOP BRACKET

Frank Juba, Allentown vs. 8a-Aaron Saavedra, Bound Brook, winner vs. 1a-Razohnn Gross, Don Bosco Prep. Mauro Altamura, Hasbrouck Heights vs. 5a-Ed Shockley, Millville, winner vs. 4a-Mike Oxley, Christian Brothers Academy. 6a-Shane Haddad, Gov. Livingston vs. 3a-Kyle Stoll, High Point. Erik DeJonge, Old Bridge vs. 7a-Tyreek Smith, Moorestown. Cory Damiana, Lower Cape May Regional vs. 2a-Jake Regina, Rutherford.

BOTTOM BRACKET

Stephen Arthur III, Roxbury vs. 8b-Nick D'Uva, Parsippany Hills, winner vs. 1b-Rory Bonner, West Deptford. Anthony Landberg, Wayne Valley vs. Kenneth Bradley, Jackson Memorial. Nick Haboj, Madison vs. 4b-Evan Ramos, Hawthorne. 6b-Christian Colucci vs. 3b-Anthony Messner, Franklin. Dominic Carfagno, St. Joseph-Montvale vs. 2b-Matt Moore, Brick Memorial, winner vs. 7b-Brian Keyser, Shawnee.

220 pounds

TOP BRACKET

Robbie Maggiulli, Emerson vs. 8a-Jeff Weiss, Cranford, winner vs. 1a-Bryan Dobzanski, Delsea Regional. Vin Cordasco, Cedar Grove vs. 5a-Michael Quentin, East Brunswick. Tory Russell, South Plainfield vs. 4a-Christian Jenco, Bergen Catholic. 6a-John Seidle, Neptune vs. 3a-Morris Lawson, Belvidere. Mike Markulec, Hopewell Valley vs. 7a-Emmanuel Soriano, Passaic Tech, winner vs. 2a-Mauro Correnti, Holy Cross.

BOTTOM BRACKET

Patrick Schinder, Lacey Township vs. 8b-Robert McDonnell, High Point, winner vs. 1b-Zach Chakonis, Don Bosco Prep. 5b-A.J. Iarussi, Summit vs. 4b-Armond Cox, St. Peter's Prep. Robert Levine, Wayne Hills vs. 3b-Tyler Poling, Brick Memorial. Lloyd Terry, Northern Burlington vs. 6b-Nigel Toussaint, Egg Harbor Township. Obie Kali, Millville vs. 7-Evan Wayns, Shawnee, winner vs. 2b-Ralph Normandia, Franklin.

285 pounds

TOP BRACKET

8a-Jose Palomino, St. Peter's Prep vs. 1a-Roy Lucas, St. Joseph). Andrew Stevens, Camden vs. 5a-Amiran Odzelashvili, Spotswood, winner vs. 4a-Kevin Wilkins, St. Joseph-Montvale. Marvin Hayden, Toms River South vs. 3a-Jeff Miller, Camden Catholic. Thomas Tehan, Monroe vs. 6a-Andrew Pacheco, Warren Hills. Noa Merritt, Pope John vs. 7a-Trevor Finn, Middletown South, winner vs. 2a-Anthony Tufaro, Scotch Plains-Fanwood.

BOTTOM BRACKET

Nick LaShell, Hanover Park vs. 8b-Ray Ellis, Holy Spirit, winner vs. 1b-Alex Thompson, Haddon Heights. Kyle Myers, Northern Highlands vs. 5b-Adrian Oceguera, Union City, winner vs. 4b-S. Michael Johnson, Bound Brook. Nathanael Louis, West Orange vs. 3b-Carmine Goldsack, Bergen Catholic. Cody Dooley, Pennsville vs. 6b-Rodney Cenat, Columbia. 7b-Ryan Appleby, Belvidere vs. 2b-John Appice, Manalapan.

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