Elite 11

1. Southern Regional 11-3

2. Timber Creek 22-2

3. Camden Catholic 25-5

4. Toms River South 19-6

5. Paulsboro 20-4

6. Christian Brothers Academy 19-6

7. Clearview Regional 14-5

8. Clayton 23-2

9. Egg Harbor Township 18-6

10. St. Augustine Prep 22-8

11. Buena Regional 16-8

A look ahead

Southern Regional loses state qualifier Steve Johns and a few other impact seniors but the Rams once again have talented wrestlers just waiting their turn and will again be the team to beat.

Egg Harbor Township and Buena Regional won the Cape-Atlantic League American and National Conference titles, respectively.

Each loses a few key seniors but also return a quality nucleus of underclassmen and should be among the favorites again next season.

Individually, St. Joseph’s Roy Lucas will be the only returning state placewinner.

Lucas finished third in the state this season and will be one of the favorites to win a title next season

Buena Regional’s Billy Ward will look to bounce back from a disappointing postseason, at least by his standards.

Ward, who finished third in the state as a junior, fell one match short of placing this time around. He will be going for his fourth District 32 and Region 8 titles next season as well.