2021 US Marine Corps Junior and 16U National Championships

Fargo Roster Release: New Jersey

Fargo Roster Release: New Jersey

Dean Peterson is back down at 126 and looking to give New Jersey some freestyle success.

Jul 2, 2021 by JD Rader
Fargo Roster Release: New Jersey

Lead by St. John Vianney's Dean Peterson and Camden Catholic's Martin Cosgrove, the Garden State is coming to Fargo to bring home some stop signs. This is a team that won't necessarily be competing for a team title, but will absolutely be putting some wrestlers on the podium.

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July 16-23

Already a graduated senior, Dean Peterson will be attending Princeton next year. Peterson will be back down at 126 after competing at 132 for the freestyle state tournament. The 2X state champ missed the regular New Jersey state tournament this year after having surgery on a deviated septum. He previously earned the top spot nationally after beating Jordan Titus at Who’s #1 in October of 2020.

Watch Dean Peterson beat Jordan Titus at Who’s #1 2020 below.


Ranked Guys

#2 at 132 Dean Peterson

#4 at 195 Martin Cosgrove

#15 at 120 Evan Mougalian

#17 at 138 Alex Almeyda

Others To Watch

Junior 126 - Kelly Dunnigan

Junior 170 - Michael Dellagatta

16U 106 - Anthony Knox

16U 120 - Luke Stanich

The only reason Anthony Knox isn’t ranked is he just completed 8th grade. However, he’s already GOOD good. He was one point away from winning U15 nationals in April. In January he defeated Ben Davino, who is currently #9 at 113, in an exciting match on the undercard of FloWrestling 4: Burroughs Taylor.

Sophomore Luke Stanich actually has a win over Knox.  

On the opposite end of the age spectrum of 8th grader Knox is Kelly Dunnigan, a graduated senior who will be attending Penn in the fall.

Already a two-time placer NJ state placer as a middle/upper weight sophomore is Michael Dellagatta who finished 4th as a freshman and third this season as a sophomore.

Watch Anthony Knox beat a top-ten opponent in Ben Davino below.


You can view the following rosters as well as five other states at USA Wrestling's website HERE.

Men's - Junior Freestyle Roster

100 Kaleb Ambrose

113 Max Elton, Jacob Gollin

120 Jared Brunner, Thomas Fischer, Joseph Manno, Sebastian Ortega, Logan Rozynski

126 Evan Mougalian, D’Amani Almodovar, Hogan Horsey, Blake Geibel, Angelo Pellicci, Garrett Totten, Dean Peterson, Kelly Dunnigan

132 Nico Diaz, Ethan Fernandez, Joe Fongaro, Hunter Horsey

138 Alex Almeyda, Robert Generelli, Julian George, Sebastiano Nini, Ty Whalen

145 Louis Colaiocco, Ethan Wilson

152 Richard Grungo, Daniel Wask, Hunter Gandy, Matt Hoelke, Tanner Peake, Jason Smith, Jacob Zearfoss, KJ Sherman

160 Luke Ciampa, Stephen O'Neil, Jr., Dakota Morris, Christopher Olah, Nicolas Zamaloff

170 Michael Dellagatta, Owen Disbrow, Justin Griffith, Stephen Malia, Sabino Portella

182 James Holder, Brendan Newbury, George Rhodes, Brian Soldano

220 Tyson Carroll, Martin Cosgrove, David Pierson

285 Liam Akers, Max Acciardi

Men's - 16U Freestyle Roster

94 Ryan Haynes, Hunter Mullarkey

100 Zachary Beadling, Chase Quenault, Carson Walsh

106 Anthony Knox, Patrick OKeefe, John Whitacre

113 Donny Almeyda, Leo DeLuca, Ricky Gomez, JJ Machnik, Xavier Ortega, Jake Zaltsman

120 Alessandro Nini, Luke Stanich

126 Alexander Grant, Nathan Taylor

132 Ryan Datz, Cross Wasilewski, Jonathan Fuller

138 Alex Naddeo, Roman Onorato, Alessio Perentin

145 August Hibler, David Hussey, Kevin McBride, Jasiah Queen, Jake Wacha

152 Max Nevlin

160 Louie Cerchio, Austin Quandt, Max Salerno, Zander Silva

170 Ryan Boyer, Jordan Chapman, Rocco Dellagatta, Harvey Ludington, Hunter Morton, Jared Schoppe

182 Vincenzo Lavalle

195 Hudson Skove, Alexander Uryniak

285 Hunter Matthews

The women of New Jersey are a little light on the 16U side but are bringing a heavy-hitting Junior squad. Most notably lead by Chloe Ayres, the daughter of Princeton head coach Chris Ayres and SEM’s Veronica Whitacre, expect the Junior team to put a couple of girls on the podium. Also keep an eye on Julianna Van Ness, the cousin of Shayne Van Ness.

Ranked Girls

#11 at 112 - Chloe Ayres

#11 at 144 - Veronica Whitacre

#14 at 164 - Jesse Johnson

#14 at 225 - Mia Lazaurs

#15 at 180 - Amanda Pace

#17 at 144 - Jayla Hahn

Women's - Junior Freestyle Roster

100 Mandy Gavares, Aaliyah Payne-Parris

106 Chloe Ayres, Leeana Mercado

112 Valarie Maldonado, Emily Popek, Ahsia Torres

117 Sydney Petzinger, Miranda Zona

122 Meara Hayes, Katrina Kling, Kira Pipkins

127 Kayla Vazquez

132 Lia Almonte

132 Skyy Hills, Emma E Matera, Gabrielle Miller

138 Amanda Connors

144 Jayla Hahn, Jodi Holder, Veronica Whitacre

152 Gabriella Shevlin

164 Jessi Johnson, Kierra Hubmaster

180 Marisa DiPaolo, Amanda Pace

225 Mia Lazaurs

Women's - 16U Freestyle Roster

100 Julianna Van Ness

106 Leeana Mercado

112 Valarie Maldonado, Kira Pipkins

127 Julia Fongaro, Kayla Vazquez

132 Maura White

144 Jayla Hahn

Junior Greco-Roman Roster

100 Kaleb Ambrose

113 Max Elton

126 Hogan Horsey

132 Hunter Horsey

145 Daniel Delusant, Ethan Wilson

152 Alaa Elkerm, Jacob Zearfoss, Daniel Wask

160 Luke Ciampa

182 James Holder

16U Greco-Roman Roster

113 Ricky Gomez

138 Jonathan Fuller, Roman Onorato

145 August Hibler

152 Max Nevlin, Aidan Squier

160 Zander Silva

170 Ryan Boyer, Harvey Ludington, Hunter Morton