Madison Wrestlers Arango, Kostidakis Win Region 3 Preliminary Matches

Madison's Santi Arango scores two points in his 4-3 decision over Azir Lawson of Elizabeth in 220-pound Region 3 preliminar Credits: TAP Madison
Madison wrestling coach Mike Goodwin is flanked by Dodger wrestlers Santi Arango and Kyriakos Kostidakis Credits: TAP Madison
Madison 220 pounder Santi Arango improved his record to 23-4 in winning at Region 3 Credits: TAP Madison
Madison heavyweight Kyriakos Kostidakis improved his record to 22-6 with his Region 3 victory Credits: TAP Madison

UNION, NJ - Madison wrestlers Santi Arango and Kyriakos Kostidakis each won a tight battle in the NJSIAA Region 3 preliminaries held Wednesday at Union High.

Arango erased a one-point deficit, scoring a two-point reversal to win, 4-3, over Azir Lawson of Elizabeth in his 220-pound match. Arango (23-4) moves on to the region quarterfinals on Friday at Union, where he will face Junid Homsi (27-7) of Parsippany.

Kostidakis (22-6) won in an ultimate ride out in his heavyweight preliminary victory over Ahmed Homsi of Parsippany. Kostidakis will face Michael Kellstrom (29-5) of Chatham in the quarterfinals. Kostidakis faced Kellstrom in his very first match of the season and lost a 3-1 decision.

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Santi Arango talks about how he turned around a 3-2 deficit in posting his 4-3 decision over Azizr Lawson of Elizabeth at 220 pounds

Madison heavyweight Kyriakos Kostidakis talks about his ultimate ride-out victory

Santi Arango scores in his 220-pound Region 3 preliminary match for Madison


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