Mat Rats update

Kyle Marino pinned both opponents at 72 pounds, while Dan Rackliffe at 78 pounds, Brian Matthews at 107 and heavyweight Nick Zbranak raised their records to 60 as the unbeaten Brick Recreation Mat Rats I swept both matches in the Jersey Shore Junior Wrestling League at Stafford.

The double-dual meet was rescheduled from last month because of a scheduling conflict with Ocean County middle school wrestling teams competing in a major meet.

All three unbeaten wrestlers each had one pin as Mat Rats I beat Stafford I, 58- 26, and Barnegat, 81-15.

Jon Ghione (68) and Rob Ruggiero (130) each had a pin included in two wins.

Brian Alexander (56), Joe Ferigne (60), Joe Ghione (65), Cliff Ruggiero (122), Rob Triano (140) and Nick Costa (150) each won two bouts by decision. Joe Ghione, Cliff Ruggiero and Triano are 6-0.

Mat Rats II, meanwhile, beat Barnegat, 62-33, and lost to Stafford, 58-40, to slip to 4-2 on the season as Bill Breen (60) and Ryan Jachim (114) each had two pins. Kyle Wojtazzek (90) had a pin and a major decision. Alec Donovan (107) had one pin while Eric Romano (76) and Dan Sherry (95) each won two decisions.

Mat Rats I and II will host BYAA I and Hazlet, and Brick II will wrestle Ocean and Rumson at Colts Neck starting at 9 a.m. Jan. 9.

— Wayne Witkowski