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

Credits: Tim LeCras

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.

Sign Up for E-News

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. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events

Sat, March 24

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Les Photos de Bernie at the Wayrick ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sat, March 24, 9:00 AM

The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster

Youth Art Month

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, March 24, 9:30 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Nature-Infused Yoga Winter/Spring ...

Green Health & Wellness

Bound Brook Man Arrested After Shoplifting from Macy's, Bridgewater Police Say

March 23, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bound Brook man was arrested March 16 after being found with clothing from Macy's in the Bridgewater Commons Mall, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

David Meladze, 26, was charged with shoplifting and possession of burglar's tools.

According to the report, he was found with $160 worth of merchandise from the store.

Meladze was processed ...

Financial Advisor James A. Lewy, CFP™, Earns Title of Managing Director - Investments

March 23, 2018

Flemington, NJ. March 8, 2018 — James A. Lewy, CFP™, a financial advisor with the Flemington branch of Wells Fargo Advisors located on Main Street in downtown historic Flemington, has been named Managing Director - Investments.  Lewy has served with Wells Fargo Advisors for 17 years and has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. 

Lewy holds a ...

Protestors Gather in Somerville to Proclaim “Enough is Enough”

March 24, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - More than a thousand protestors gathered yesterday afternoon and evening at either end of Main Street to demonstrate against gun violence and to demand heightened safety measures  in the nation’s schools.

The demonstrations were an outgrowth of the Valentine’s Day shooting last month at a high school in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 students and ...

'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

March 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider

The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of measles — a highly contagious disease — arrived in Terminal B at Newark Liberty ...