About

Seton Hall Prep's Wrestling program includes three teams: Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman. The Varsity program competes in the Super Essex Conference, the Essex County Tournament, the District 10 Tournament, the Region 3 Tournament, and the NJSIAA State Tournament. In addition, the Varsity also travels to invitational tournaments in the tri-state area. The 2016 SHP  wrestling team won the Essex County Tournament title. Seton Hall Prep's most recent state tournament winner was Brendan Calas, who was crowned Champion in 2010 at 103 pounds, and in 2012 at 113 pounds. As a senior in 2012-13, Calas was ranked No. 10 nationally at 120 pounds by Wrestling USA Magazine. 

Explore this page for Head Coach information, Varsity Schedule/ Results, and Varsity Roster. 

**All current and prospective wrestling candidates will meet for their preseason meeting on October 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm in the wresting room.**

*** Tryout Schedule ***

Monday & Tuesday (Nov. 19-20): 3:15 - 5:15 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 21: 9:00 - 11:00 am

Please be advised that Schedules are subject to change. Please confirm the games' status, time, and location on BigTeams.

CURRENT STATISTICS

2018-19 Wrestling Schedule 
Date Opponent Location Time Result
12/15 OPEN DATE (Morris Knolls Tournament) Away 9:00 am 2nd 
12/17 Nutley HS Away 7:00 pm W 61-9
12/19 West Orange HS Home 7:00 pm W 58-15
12/21 OPEN DATE (Beast of the East/Delaware) Away TBA   
12/22 OPEN DATE (Beast of the East/Delaware) Away TBA  
12/23 OPEN DATE (Beast of the East/Delaware) Away TBA  
12/27 South Plainfield HS Home 6:00 pm L 50-9
12/29 OPEN DATE (Quad/Piscataway, Rumson-Fairhaven) Home 10:00 am  
1/3 Livingston HS Away 7:00 pm W 47-12
1/5 OPEN DATE (Sam Cali National Invitational) Away TBA  
1/6 OPEN DATE (Sam Cali National Invitational) Away TBA  
1/9 West Essex Regional School Away 7:00 pm W 30-22
1/11 Irvington HS Home 7:00 pm W 61-15
1/12 OPEN DATE (Quad @ St Peter's Prep, w/ St Anthony's NY) Away TBA L 35-26, W 39-30 
1/17 OPEN DATE (ECT Tournament) Away TBA  
1/18 OPEN DATE (ECT Tournament) Away TBA  
1/21 Cedar Grove HS Home 7:00 pm  
1/25 James Caldwell HS Away 7:00 pm W 48-25
1/28 Pope John XXIII HS Home 7:00 pm L 52-15
1/30 Verona HS Home 7:00 pm W 63-12
2/4 OPEN DATE (NJSIAA State Team Tournament) Home 7:00 pm  
2/6 OPEN DATE (NJSIAA State Team Tournament) Away 7:00 pm  
2/8 OPEN DATE (NJSIAA Non-Public "A" No. Final) Away 7:00 pm  
2/10 OPEN DATE (NJSIAA Non-Public "A" Final) Away TBA  
2/16 OPEN DATE (District 16-Scotch Plains HS) Away 9:00 am  
2/20 OPEN DATE (Region 4 @ Union HS) Away 6:00 pm  
2/22 OPEN DATE (Region 4 @ Union HS) Away 6:00 pm   
2/23 OPEN DATE (Region 4 @ Union HS) Away 9:00 am  
2/28 OPEN DATE (NJSIAA Individual Finals, Atlantic City) AC - Boardwalk Hall 2:00 pm   
3/1  OPEN DATE (NJSIAA Individual Finals, Atlantic City)  AC - Boardwalk Hall 2:00 pm  

 

2018-19 Wrestling Roster
Name Weight Grad Year
Cole Carroll 138  2021
Jaqu Clifford    2021
Bob Crofford   2021
Robert Crofford    2021
Aidan Cunningham 145  2020
Conner Decker 126  2021
Niko Diakides  285 2019
Louis DiPede    2021
John Donnelly    2021
Gregory Dort   2021
Alex Garcia    2020
Alex Giannoglou  220  2020
Luke Halligan    2022
Karson Harcourt    2021
Derek Hart   2020
AJ Hinton 160  2020
Gabriel Jimenez  113  2021
Cameron Jones   2022
Russell Kahney   2020
Sam King   2022
Tyrone Lee   2020
Michael Massa 170  2020
Michael McDonough   2020
Lawrence Melchionda  120  2020
Matthew Meringolo    2020
Zachary Merlino   182  2020
Andrew Mitzak  195 2020
Dean Musialowicz   132  2020
Kai Raymond   2022
Luke Rosero    2022
Kamau Rowe   2019
Joseph Sciarrone 106 2022
Mark Spicka    2019
Ryan Surmay    2020
Kyle Washington   2021
Jack Wilt   152 2021
Christian Zampino   2021

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Head Coach

Jack Decker

Full Bio

Upon graduating from Penn State in 2008, Jack Decker was appointed head wrestling coach at his high school alma mater, Seton Hall Prep. In his six years as head coach his teams have had a combined record of 81-53 (.604). They won the Essex County Tournament Title in 2016 and 2014, placed 2nd in 2010 and 2011, and finished 3rd in 2012. He has coached 22 District 10 champions, five Region 3 champions, four state place winners, and two state champions. As an NCAA Division 1 wrestler at Penn State, Decker had an impressive career placing 8th in the Big Ten Tourney at 184 pounds and won the prestigious East Stroudsburg Open. As a Prep wrestler, he won three District 10 titles, two Region 3 titles, and one Essex County Tournament title. He also qualified in 2001 for the NJSIAA State Tournament, placed 6th in in 2003 and 2nd in 2004. During his senior year he became the first wrestler in school history to win 100 matches, and at the end of his senior year, Jack was named Athlete of the Year unanimously by The Prep’s varsity coaches.  


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  • Varsity Roster
  • JV Roster
  • Freshmen Roster

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