January 3, 2014 at 9:15 PM
CHATHAM, NJ - Willie O'Neill, Jacob Mahon and Niccolo Colucci each won their respective weight classes to take home the gold.takes gold in Open Division and seven wrestlers won titles in the Novice Division to lead the Chatham Youth Wresting team to its second straight holiday tournament championship.
Kellen Storey, Brandon Dean, Cambyses Khani, Tommy Mitzak, Joseph Enright, Jackson Hodges and Graham Abramo all won championships in their respective weight classes in the Novice Division.
O'Neill (84 pounds) turned in the performance of the day, decisively beating all three of his opponents 13-9, 9-5 and 8-1. Colucci (130 pounds) pinned both of his opponents and Mahon (103 pounds) pinned his first opponent and then beat his second opponent, 7-1.
Storey, at 39 pounds, pinned his first opponent and won his second match, 10-2; Dean (52 pounds) won both his matches with decisions, including an 11-6 score in his second bout; Khani (44 pounds) won his first match, 11-1 and then pinned his second opponent in 54 seconds; Enright (60 pounds) gained pins in both his matches, and Hodges (67 pounds) took a decision, 12-7, and then earned a pin in his second match.
Mitzak (58 pounds) and Abramo (73 pounds) each won both of their matches by decision.
The Chatham Wrestling Club is open to boys and girls from pre-k to 8th grade. Registration is ongoing. Anyone interested in learning how to wrestle, to wrestle on behalf of Chatham and/or to become a member of this club can contact John Nonnenmacher at firstname.lastname@example.org