WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Four Gov. Livingston wrestlers advanced through what is unanimously considered one of the most competitive district tournaments in the state to compete at the NJSIAA Region Tournament. The Gov. Livingston Wrestling team took fifth place in the NJSIAA District 14 Wrestling tournament on Saturday at Woodbridge High School scoring 88.5 points behind first place South Plainfield with 235 points; second place Cranford with 208 points; third place Woodbridge with150 points; and fourth place Middlesex with 101 points.
Highlander senior Turner Haddad won his weight class at 182 pounds defeating Zackary Cottrell (Woodbridge). Haddad became the 55th grappler in Gov. Livingston’s rich wrestling history to win a district championship.
The top three wrestlers in each weight class move on to the NJSIAA Region tournament on Wednesday at Union High School. Along with Haddad, who now has a season record of 33-3, three teammates who finished third -- David Vill (21-16) at 120lbs, Quinn Haddad (33-3) at 170 and Dan Tomlinson (27-7) at 285 -- advance to the Region Tournament. The Region victors move on to the state tournament in Atlantic City in March.
Just missing a trip to Regions by placing fourth are Matt Hoy(126lb) and Anthony Santigate (138 lb).