MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - James Snyder (152) and Quinn Haddad (170) each finished first to lead the Governor Livingston Highlander Wrestling team to a fifth place finish in the 16 team Mountain Lakes Holiday Wrestling Tournament.
David Vill ( 3rd at 126) and Mike Magliacano (4th at 220) each contributed with strong performances for GL.
Snyder, now 8-0 on the season, arrived in the finals via 9-1 and 10-2 victories. In the Gold medal match, Snyder, the 2 seed, overwhelmed top seeded Anthony Spera, pinning the Mount Olive wrestler in 1:26.
Haddad, now also 8-0 on the season, reached the finals via a pin and a Technical Fall. In the finals, Haddad defeated returning state qualifier Alfonso Pinto of Mt Olive by a score of 4-2.
Although he suffered his first loss of the season, Vill, the 3 seed, won three matches on the day to run his season record to 8-1.
The Highlanders most notable performance of the day was turned in by first year senior 220 pounder Mike Magliacano. After winning his opening round match via pin, Magliacano went on to pin 2nd seeded Daniel Jimenez of Hanover Park.
Next up for the Highlanders is rival New Providence this Wednesday, 7 p.m. at GL.