MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Casey Flynn era of Morristown High School wrestling got off to a flying start on Friday evening, as the Colonials opened up their season with a 54-27 victory over New Providence in their home auxiliary gym.
Morristown won nine of the match’s 14 bouts as they moved to 1-0 in the early goings, including registering six pins. The match marked the head coaching debut of Flynn, a 2008 Morristown graduate and alumnus of the program.
The match began at 138 pounds, where Marc Dilluvio got things started for the winners by pinning New Providence’s Michael DeMeo in 5:48. Following a pin by Luke Tappen at 145, the Pioneers would win five of the next six matches to hop out to a short lived 27-12 lead. Jose Sanchez broke up the string at 195, where he decked his opponent in 37 seconds.
However, pins by Connor Joel at 106, Colin Smith at 120, and Rubin Argueta at 126 would quickly swing the match back in Morristown’s favor. Argueta’s pin formally clinched the match for the Colonials.
Heavyweight Junior Sanchez, 113-pounder David Horan, and 132-pound grappler Eric Jackson all started their year’s off with forfeit decisions.
Morristown is right back on the mat Saturday, as they will compete in the Blue Knight Invitational at Irvington High School.
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