UNION, NJ -- Keith Simon, who represented Bayonne in the NJSIAA Region 4 wrestling tournament last weekend, made a strong showing.
Simon was seeded third in the 220-pound weight class. He received a bye in the first round, then defeated Rob Lerner of Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 5-3, in the quarterfinal round.
Facing second-seeded Gage Horvath of state wrestling power Phillipsburg in the 220 semifinals, Simon came out on the short end of a tough, well-fought, 3-1 decision.
Simon then defeated Jonathan Heard of Westfield in one consolation match, 6-1, before getting pinned in 2:35 by Jordan Campbell of Middlesex in another consolation match. Wrestling at 220 most of the season, with a handful of bouts in the 285 weight class, Simon has compiled a 23-4 record this season.
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