ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Gov. Livingston High School had two wrestlers compete in the 2017 NJSIAA Individual Wrestling State Championships at Boardwalk Hall this weekend.
Highlander brothers Quinn (170 pounds) and Turner Haddad (182 pounds) were each part of the 448-member field in this year’s tournament, the largest group of wrestlers to compete in New Jersey state tournament history.
After dropping his first round match on Friday night, Quinn, the younger of the two, pinned Piscataway’s Nick Recine in his first wrestle back match on Saturday. However, Quinn’s tournament came to an end one round later when he lost a 7-3 decision to St. John Vianney’s Nicholas Caracappa.
Turner Haddad won his opening round match by a 3-2 decision over Holy Spirit’s Michael Waszen on Friday night. Turner was then summoned to the consolation bracket later in the night after being pinned by eventual class champion George Walton from Bound Brook.
Grappling for a spot in the Top 8 on Saturday, Turner dropped his first wrestle back match on Saturday to end his tournament.