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Three Bridgewater-Raritan Wrestlers Go Far, Despite Falling Short of Medals, in NJSIAA State Championships

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Bridgewater-Raritan High School had three wrestlers compete in the 2017 NJSIAA Individual Wrestling State Championships at Boardwalk Hall this weekend. 

Matt Sacco (126 pounds), Van Miller (195 pounds) and Jake Raboy (220 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.

Sacco finished two wins away from placing in the Top 8 of the 126-pound weight class. After losing his opening match, the sophomore rattled off back-to-back wins in the first two rounds of wrestle backs before losing to East Brunswick’s Alec Gleason.

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In the 220-pound class, Jake Raboy’s run through the consolation bracket fell one win short of medal contention. After losing his second round match on Friday night, Raboy won his first two consolation matches, including an emphatic ultimate tie-break victory over St. Joseph Hammonton. Raboy’s tournament ended one round later in a major decision loss to Phillipsburg’s Robert Melise. 

Miller's tournament was cut short due to an injury in his first round match on Friday night. Leading 3-2 in the third period, Miller suffered a knee injury that forced him to default the match and the rest of the tournament.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story said Van Miller lost his first two matches when in fact he was given an injury default. 

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