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Two Spotswood High School Wrestlers Advance To NJSIAA Regional Tournament

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It wasn't a stellar season on the mat for the Spotswood High School varsity wrestling team. The Chargers are in the process of rebuilding the program, adding an influx of young wrestlers to the team. However, despite the up and down season, there have been bright spots, including the performance of wrestlers, Shea Obado, Connor Platt, Donald Shaffer and Michael LeRoy. All four possess individual winning records on the mat. Two of the four will advance from the NJSIAA District Wrestling Tournament into the regional tournament.

Spotswood competed on Saturday, February 18 in the District 17 Wrestling Tournament at Hillsborough High School. To advance to next weekend's regional tournament, wrestlers had to place in the top three in their weight class. The Chargers didn't fair well in the team competition, finishing last in a field of nine. Hunterdon Central High School placed first. However, both Obado and Platt will advance into the Region 5 tournament, which will take place at Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington. Seedings for the upcoming tournament are scheduled to be announced on President's Day.

Obado was the highest Spotswood finisher at districts. The junior placed second in the 152-pound weight class. Obado went into the district tournament with a 21-2 record. Platt finished third in the 120-pound weight class. The sophomore has a 14-11 regular season record on the mat. Both wrestlers will compete next weekend for the opportunity to participate in the state wrestling championships, which will be held in March in Atlantic City.

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LeRoy and Shaffer both placed fourth in their weight classes, narrowly missing advancing to regionals. LeRoy competed in the 170-pound weight class, holding 19-8 regular season record while Shaffer wrestled in the 182-pound weight class. Shaffer's individual record going into districts was 14-11.

Obado and Platt will represent Spotswood in the Region Five NJSIAA Wrestling Tournament. They will be pitted against wrestlers in their individual weight classes from high schools in districts 17, 18, 19 or 20. Matches will take place at Hunterdon Central High School on February 22, 24 and 25.

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