HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The Spotswood High School varsity wrestling team defeated Highland Park High School on December 20, 40-33 for their first victory of the 2016-17 season. Thomas Perpente lost his match with the Owls' Ian Hammond on a pin. Connor Johnson, Jacob Olster, Shae Griffin and Tyrell Lewis also dropped their matched on pins. Matthew Bohinski, Alexander Smith, Shea Obado and Tyler Jacobs all won their matches by forfeit.

Michael LeRoy lost his 182-pound weight class match to Eli Jacobs Perez, 9-6 on a major decision while Donald Shaffer defeated Highland Park's Sean Li, 10-1 on a major decision. Sophomore Nick Komosinski won his match over Luke Tilton on a pin. Senior Brandon Grover also won his match on a pin, defeating Highland Park's Jeffrey Dalton.

The win evens the Chargers' early season record at 1-1. They opened the 2016-17 season on December 16 with a 55-18 loss to Monroe High School. The team is scheduled to participate in a COED Varsity Invitational meet at Churchill Junior High in East Brunswick over the winter break on Wednesday, December 28. Their next regular season meet will be against Metuchen High School on Tuesday, January 3 at the Spotswood High School Gymnasium at 6 p.m.