Chatham Senior Weber Advances to Regional Wrestling Tournament

Chatham senior Brian Weber took third place at the districts at 160 pounds Credits: Glenn Clark

MILLBURN, NJ - Chatham senior Brian Weber advanced to the regions of the state wrestling tournament by placing third at the District 10 championships held Saturday at Millburn High.

No. 4 seed Weber (19-8) earned a spot in the NJSIAA Region 3 tournament that will be held at Union High next weekend by scoring a 5-0 decision over Danny Young of Seton Hall Prep to take third place at 160 pounds. The top three wrestlers from each weight class advance to the regions.

In his semifinal round match, Weber lost to top-seeded Brian Morris of Irvington by decision, 11-4.

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Chatham wrestlers Alexander Wilson and Michael Kellstrom lost their third-place matches on Saturday.

No. 3 seed Wilson, who finishes the season with a 22-14 record, held a 3-1 lead with 30 seconds left in his semifinal match at 195 pounds before No. 2 seed Donchard Jean-Paul of Irvington pulled it out with a pin at 5:49. In the third-place match against top-seeded Evander Jackson of Columbia, Wilson held a 1-0 lead before bowing, 4-1.

No. 3-seeded heavyweight Kellstrom lost his semifinal in sudden death overtime to No. 2 David Brown of Union. He then lost his third-place match to top-seeded Victor Rivera of Barringer, 3-0. Kellstrom finished with a 22-10 mark for the season.

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