(ORANGE, NJ) Merlin Senat's toughness pays off at the Region 3 Wrestling Tournament. The High School Junior will be first state qualifier from Orange in 20 years.

After losing in the quarterfinals of the Region 3 wrestling tournament at West Orange High School on February 26, 2020, Senat recovered to finish in fourth place in the 113-pound weight class.

As a result, Senat earned a berth in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association this March at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. He will be the first state qualifier from Orange in 20 years.

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Congratulations also go out to Merlin's mother Merline Senat, Head Coach Jose Valdez and Assistant Coach Anthony Dietrick.

Senat is a reminder to keep practicing and to never give up.