Chatham Heavyweight Wrestler Kellstrom Advances to Region 3 Semifinals

Chatham senior Michael Kellstrom closes out his 4-1 decision over Kyriakos Kostidakis of Madison in the Region 3 quarterfinals Credits: TAP Chatham
Mike Kellstrom has reached the NJSIAA Region 3 wrestling semifinals at 285 pounds Credits: TAP Chatham

UNION, NJ - Chatham senior wrestler Mike Kellstrom is one win away from reaching the regional finals and earning a spot in the state finals in Atlantic City.

Kellstrom advanced to the NJSIAA Region 3 285-pound semifinals on Friday night with a 4-1 decision over Kyriakos Kostidakis of Madison in the quarterfinals at Union High School.

"He's got to finish his shots," Chatham coach Brian Cassera said. "He moved really well on his feet. He controlled the tempo from start to finish. He did everything well, he just needs to finish his shots."

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No. 4 seed Kellstrom (30-5) matches up against top-seeded Daniel Tomlinson (32-1) of Gov. Livingston. Last season, Kellstrom won a close decision over Tomlinson in their only meeting.

"I heard a lot of good things about Dan and I'm looking forward to a close match," Kellstrom said. "I'm trying to make every minute of my season count. If I lose, I have to win two more matches to get into the state tournament, so I'm going to put everything I have into winning the semifinal."

I the other semifinal, No. 3 seed Kevin Doran (22-9) of Cranford matches up with No. 2 seed Dave Brown (34-5) of Union.


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