Shockley lost to Matt Correnti of Holy Cross 7-3 to finish fourth in the state.
Shockley's quest for a state title ended in heart-breaking fashion in the quarterfinals. He led 3-2 against Monmouth's Anthony Cassar before Cassar registered an edge-of-the-mat takedown with five seconds left in regulation for a 4-3 victory.
Shockley staged a dramatic comeback to win his consolation match against High Point's Kyle Stoll 6-4 in overtime. Shockley tied the match at 4-4 when Stoll was penalized for stalling with :07 left in regulation. Shockley needed just 15 seconds of overtime to get the winning takedown.
Shockley advanced to the consolation semifinals with an 8-3 decision over Robbie Maggiulli, of Emerson-Park Ridge. Shockley took Maggiulli to his back in the first minute to take a 5-0 lead.
Shockley moved into the quarterfinals with a 3-2 decision over Jackson Memorial's Ken Bradley. Shockley broke a 2-2 tie with an escape with 1:30 left in regulation.
Ed Shockley, Millville, Sr. (36-0)
Seed: Top bracket No. 5 seed.
Record vs. state qualifiers: 4-0.
Shockley’s road to Atlantic City: Won his second District 31 title and his first Region 8 title.
Back points: Shockley, the school’s first region champ since 1998, passed two-time state champ Mark Saul earlier this season on the school’s all-time wins list and would like to join Saul on the school’s list of state champions. Shockley will likely face top bracket No. 4 seed Ken Bradley of Jackson Memorial in the pre-quarters and could face overall No. 1 seed Matt Correnti of Holy Cross in the quarters.