Lakewood
High School
855 Somerset Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701
732-905-3500

(Ocean County)

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Program Est.
1963

Mascot
Piners

Colors
Blue & White

Head Coach
Oscar Orellana
(4th Season in 2019)

Assistants
Kyle Shelly
Alex Nagy
Walter Orellana

Athletic Director
Vincent Currao

Section
SJ Group 3

Division
B-South

District
23

Region
6






TEAM TITLES

2-Time
District Champs



INDIVIDUALS

4 State Champions
(Last: Hahn - 99)

15 State Place Winners
(Last: Rizzo/Orellana - 05)

15 Region Champions
(Last: Rizzo -05)

48 District Champions
(Last: Morris - 2018)


RECORDS

Career Wins - 131
Damion Hahn
(1996-1999)

Single Season Wins - 36
Damion Hahn
(1999)


100 WIN CLUB

Damion Hahn - 131
Oscar Orellana - 100
Muneer James - 100









Overall Record:  19-12  /  Shore Conference:  13-9  /  B-South:  4-3


ShoreConferenceWrestling.com Wrestler of the Year

(Sr) Dante Morris - Lakewood
Weight: 182  /  Record: 34-12 (23 Pins)
NJSIAA State Tournament Qualifier (2-time Qualifier)
4th Place Region 6 (2-time Medal Winner)
2nd Place District 23 (1-time Champ / 2-time Medal Winner)
2nd Place Buc Classic
Rumble in the Pines Champion
Team Leader in Wins
Finishes 4th in All-Time Wins at Lakewood with 99








3/1: Season Ends For Morris In AC

STATE AGATE

(Sr) Dante Morris / NJ-WB1 (182)
PRELIM: Zach Mafaro (Kittatinny) p. Dante Morris (Lakewood)  1:43
WB1: Brenden Hedden (South Plainfield) p. Dante Morris (Lakewood)  5:37


2/23: Morris Advances to Atlantic City For the 2nd Straight Year

REGION 6 AGATES

(Sr) Dante Morris / R6-4th (182)
PQ: #2 Dante Morris (Lakewood) p. #15 Jordan Gomes (Jackson Liberty)  1:37
QF: #2 Dante Morris (Lakewood) d. #7 Anthony Bailey (Raritan)  6-4
SF: #3 Jacob Whitworth (Wall) d. #2 Dante Morris (Lakewood)  6-1
WB2: #2 Dante Morris (Lakewood) p. #9 Najiere Hutchinson (Neptune)  1:03
3RD: #1 Jason Sherlock (Pt Beach) d. #2 Dante Morris (Lakewood)  8-6 

(So) Guatavo Limon / R6-PQ (152)
PQ: #6 Kenneth Koenig (Colts Neck) p. #11 Gustavo Limon (Lakewood)  3:12



2/16: Piners Finish 6th at District 23

2nd Place
182: Dante Morris

3rd Place
152: Dymtro Lakusta


Dante Morris placed 2nd, and Dymtro Lakusta took 3rd, as the Piners had multiple medal winners at the Districts for the first time since 2015.



2/9: NJUWL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Linden  40  -  Lakewood  27  (BOX SCORE)
Lakewood  52  -  Neptune  21  (BOX SCORE)
Lakewood  43  -  New Brunswick  28  (BOX SCORE)


2/7: NON-DIVISION
Lakewood  33  -  TR South  31  (BOX SCORE)


2/6: SJG3 SEMIFINALS
#1 Lacey  48  -  #4 Lakewood  21  (BOX SCORE)


2/4: SJG3 QUARTERFINALS
#4 Lakewood  41  -  #5 Timber Creek  26  (BOX SCORE)
L: Morris (25-6); Cummings (14-2)  /  #4 Lakewood  @  #1 Lacey on Wednesday night


2/2: BARNEGAT TRI
Barnegat  48  -  Lakewood  28  (BOX SCORE)
Franklin  48  -  Lakewood  20  (BOX SCORE)


1/30: B-SOUTH
Lakewood  39  -  Jackson Liberty  30  (BOX SCORE)
L: Morris (24-5) goes 182


1/29: B-SOUTH
Lakewood  36  -  Donovan Catholic  32  (BOX SCORE)


1/23: NON-DIVISION
Central  35  -  Lakewood  34  (BOX SCORE)
L: Allen & Limon win by pin


1/22: NON-DIVISION
Shore  48  -  Lakewood  30  (BOX SCORE)
L: Becerril, Garcia, & Vilchis win by fall



1/19: RED BANK QUAD
Lakewood  37  -  Pinelands  26  (BOX SCORE)
Keansburg  37  -  Lakewood  29  (BOX SCORE)
Lakewood  49  -  Red Bank  18  (BOX SCORE)


1/16: B-SOUTH
Pt Boro  61  -  Lakewood  10  (BOX SCORE)
L: Limon wins by fall; Gonzalez wins by major


1/14: NON-DIVISION
Lakewood  36  -  Monmouth  30  (BOX SCORE)
L: Morris (17-1); Gonzalez (12-4); Rybakowski (14-3), Lakusta (8-3)


1/12: Piners Finish 7th at Buc Classic

2nd Place
106: Jose Becerill
195: Dante Morris

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1/10: LAKEWOOD TRI
Lakewood  43  -  Hamilton West  30  (BOX SCORE)
Lakewood  60 -  Keyport  9  (BOX SCORE)


1/9: B-SOUTH
Lakewood  45  -  Manchester  21  (BOX SCORE)
L: Morris (13-0); Rybakowski (13-2); Gonzalez (9-2)



1/5: BRICK TWP QUAD
Colts Neck  67  -  Lakewood  10  (BOX SCORE)
Lakewood  35  -  Brick Twp  30  (BOX SCORE)
Holmdel  52  -  Lakewood  24  (BOX SCORE)
L: Morris and Rybakowski go 3-0 on the day



12/29: Piners Finish 4th at Rumble In The Pines

1st Place
220: Dante Morris
Hwt: Kevin Rybakowski

3rd Place
152: Dmytro Lakusta
160: Antonio Cummings


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12/27: LAKEWOOD TRI
Lakewood  36  -  Lawrence  30  (BOX SCORE)
Lakewood  44  -  Trenton  24  (BOX SCORE)
L: Arenas with a walk-off pin for the Piners vs. Lawrence / Lopez, Arenas, Lakusta, Cummings, Gonzalez, Morris, Rybakowski go 2-0 on the day.


12/22: LAKEWOOD QUAD
Lakewood  39  -  Freehold Boro  36  (BOX SCORE)
Hightstown  37  -  Lakewood  29  (BOX SCORE)
Lakewood  39  -  Steinert  31  (BOX SCORE)
L: Cummings, Limon, Gonzalez, Morris go 3-0 on the day


12/19: B-SOUTH
Lacey  60  -  Lakewood  3  (BOX SCORE)
Morris dec. Ceglie


12/17: NON-DIVISION
Lakewood  36  -  Asbury Park  12  (BOX SCORE)
Lakewood  24  -  St Rose  3  (BOX SCORE)
Junior Kevin Rybakowski, who missed all of 2018 with an injury, returns with two falls for the Piners.



2019 Season Preview

Head Coach: Oscar Orellana (4th Season / Record: 45-51)

Returning Wins Leader From 2018
Dante Morris (34-11)

Returning Career Wins Leader in 2019
Dante Morris (65 wins)

Milestone Watch
Dante Morris needs 35 wins to become the 2nd wrestler in Lakewood history to reach 100 career wins

Fun Fact
The Piners had 14 freshmen that saw varsity action in 2018. Tops in the Shore.

Where They Open
TBD

Circle The Date
12/22: Quad v/ Freehold Boro, Steinert, and Hightstown  -  The Piners had some strong numbers last year, and return a good number. This pits some similar sized schools against one another and will give an early gauge as to where Lakewood is at.


Following an offseason where school officials elected to shut the program down, hard work and persistence enabled the program to be saved. That hard work carried over to the mats, and the Piners set a new school record for wins in a season. With much of last years team back, and the offseason work to improve put in, Lakewood is hopeful for even better things in 2019.

Down low, sophomore Ivan Lopez was a bit undersized at 106 last season, but has grown into the weight and is looking to have strong year for the Piners back at that weight this season. Jose Becerril, Yenfry Sanchez, and Rene Garcia were all starters as underclassmen a year ago, and are looking for big things in 2019 with the year of expereicne under their belts. Incoming freshman Rasul Allen enters the lineup after a very strong intermediate school career. 

In the middle, Lakewood are led by the senior trio of Miguel Arenas, Dymtro Lakusta, and Antonio Cummings, who combined 60 wins last season. Miguel Mendoza saw a lot of action as a freshman, and after a hard working offseason, is looking to make a name for himself.

The Piners should have a great 1-2 punch at 220/Hwt with senior Dante Morris, a returning District Champion and a State qualifier who recorded 34 wins a year ago, and junior Kevin Rybakowski, a 19-bout winner at heavyweight as a freshman, who missed all of last season with an injury. Joining them in the upperweights are a trio of sophomores who all started last season in Gustavo Limon, Gustavo Saavedra, and Angel Gonzalez. Gonzalez is another one who put a lot of work in the offseason and could be in store for a breakout season.

With the experience they have returning, and the work they put in during the offseason, the Piners are looking to top their record breaking win total from a season ago, while cutting down the losses as well. They look to move up in the Division standings, to qualify for the Sectionals, and to have several individuals make strong postseason runs.



Possible Lineup in 2019
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
2018
106
 (So) Ivan Lopez
3-8

113
 (So) Jose Becerril
17-19

120
 (Fr) Rasul Allen


126
 (Jr) Yenfry Sanchez
10-19

132
 (So) Rene Garcia
5-18

138
 (So) Miguel Mendoza
3-9

145
 (Sr) Miguel Arenas
10-20

152
 (Sr) Dymtro Lakusta
26-12

160
 (Sr) Antonip Cummings
24-11

170
 (So) Gustavo Limon
11-19

182
 (So) Gustavo Saavedra
7-16

195
 (So) Angel Gonzalez
12-20

220
 (Sr) Dante Morris
34-11
1st D23 / 4th R6
Hwt
 (Jr) Kevin Rybakowski


                 
                                                              
                
                                                                   



Graduated in 2018
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
113
 Alex Martinez 17-15
132
 Cristian Ruiz 27-10
138
 Japhet Campollo 22-13
182
 Jose Serrano 0-1
Hwt
 Kevin Lopez 6-11
               
                                   
                






























































































































Lakewood High School Wrestling