UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS
WHO REACHED THE REGION 4 SEMIFINALS:
2-Kaelan Francois, Rahway, lost
5-Quinn Gimblette, Westfield, lost
3-Brandon Bowles, Scotch Plains, lost
1-Patrick Phillips, Brearley, won
2-Gabrile Leo, Roselle Park, won
5-Chris Dalmau, Rahway, lost
1-Luke Hoerle, Westfield, won
2-CJ Composto, Westfield, won
1-Eddie Hummel, Roselle Park, won
1-Mark Montgomery, Roselle Park, won
1-Rhise Royster, Rahway, won
4-Elvin Guerrero, Roselle Park, lost
3-Conor Halpin, lost
2-AJ Bencivenga, Cranford, lost
1-Joseph Delia, New Providence, won
3-Alex Dorce, Linden, lost
4-Michael Afolabi, Linden, lost
3-Tim Miller, Westfield, won
1-Sebastian Iakouchevitch, Johnson, won
3-Joshua Darisme, Rahway, won
4-Nadeem ElMahroukey, New Providence, lost
REGION 4 FINALS MATCHUPS
AT UNION HIGH SCHOOL:
SATURDAY, FEB. 23 AT 3 P.M.
106: 1-Logan Maczko, Phillipsburg vs. 3-Nico Calello, Watchung Hills.
113: 1-Patrick Phillips, Brearley vs. 2-Gabriel Leo, Roselle Park.
120: 1-Luke Hoerle, Westfield vs. 3-Patrick Adams, St. Peter’s Prep.
126: 1-Eddie Hummel, Roselle Park vs. 2-C.J. Composto, Westfield.
132: 1-Mark Montgomery, Roselle Park vs. 2-Travis Jones, Phillipsburg.
138: 1-Kyle Tino, Phillipsburg vs. 3-Troy O’Connor, Middlesex.
145: 1-Rhise Royster, Rahway vs. 2-Matt Sacco, Bridgewater-Raritan.
152: 1-Cody Harrison, Phillipsburg vs. 3-Jack Wilt, Seton Hall Prep.
160: 1-Joseph Delia, New Providence vs. 2-Jacob Vega, Carteret.
170: 1-James Cruz, St. Peter’s Prep vs. 3-Vincent Mattaliano, Watchung Hills.
182: 1-John Poznanski, Colonia vs. 3-Tim Miller, Westfield.
195: 1-Sebastian Iakouchevitch, Johnson vs. 2-Austin Roth, Phillipsburg.
220: 1-Niccolo Colucci, St. Peter’s Prep vs. 3-Joshua Darisme, Rahway.
HWT: 1-Lewis Fernandes, Voorhees vs. 2-Jervey Sistrunk, Bound Brook.
There is Union County representation in nine of the 14 finals bouts,
the exceptions being 106, 138, 152, 170 and heavyweight. All of the above 28
wrestlers have already qualified for the NJSIAA Tournament. What’s at stake –
in addition to Region 4 titles – is a possible higher seed for the states.
Roselle Park senior Mark Montgomery, as the top seed, defeated second-seeded Phillipsburg senior Travis Jones 6-4 at 132 pounds in last weekend’s District 13 final at Phillipsburg. They meet again in the 132 pound Region 4 final at Union, Montgomery the top seed and Jones the second seed once more.
Union County vs. Union County matchups include second-seeded Gabriel Leo of Roselle Park vs. top-seeded Patrick Phillips of Brearley at 113 and second-seeded CJ Composto of Westfield vs. top-seeded Eddie Hummel of Roselle Park at 126.
All 14 top seeds advanced to the finals. No wrestler seeded below 3 advanced to the finals.
– JR PARACHINI