Shockley lost to Matt Correnti of Holy Cross 7-3 to finish fourth in the state.

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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.

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.

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