Only One of Four Pioneers Move On To Atlantic City to Continue Wrestling Playoffs

Andrew Tullo defeats Julian Camp of Cranford 4-3.

UNION, NJ - On Saturday, the Region 3 Quarter Final Round of the NJSIAA state wrestling playoffs took place at Union High School. Only four New Providence wrestlers had survived the district's round and competed on Saturday in the state playoffs. To move on to the next round in Atlantic City, a New Providence wrestler needed to win two bouts or place at least third.  Only one New Providence wrestler accomplished that task -- Zach Troutman -- who will now continue in the state playoffs in Atlantic City. 

To get to Saturday's round, New Providence's Tim Terezza defeated Rick Lopez from Barringer by a score of 19-8. On Saturday, Terezza lost his first match against Jorge Lopez from Delbarton by a score of 13-2. His only shot of making it to Atlantic City was to beat Trop Heilmann from South Plainfield in his consolation match which he was unable to do. 

It was the same story for 171 pounder Jon D'Amico who made it to regions with ease. Last week, D'Amico pinned Danny Freeman from Millburn in only three minutes and twenty-six seconds. D'Amico's first match on Saturday was against the tough Dawud Hicks from Planifield. D'Amico put up a tough fight but Hicks ending up pinning him, which put D'Amico in a must win position. In his consolation match, D'Amico lost again to Victor Pozsonyi from Roselle Park.

With two Pioneers down it was up to Andrew Tullo and Zach Troutman to try and make it to Atlantic City. Last week, Tullo battled and pinned Jeff Furbish from Chatham in a quick one minute and eighteen seconds. In Tullo's first match on Saturday, he upset Julian Campo, the number one seed from Cranford by a score of 4-3. Unfortunately, after this win, Tullo lost to both Darren Dungee of Morristown and Derrick Dlitcroft from Delbarton and was not able to move on to Atlantic City.

Zach Troutman was the last hope for the Pioneers. In his first match, he lost to Bobby Sacks of South Plainfield by a score of 7-2. He then won his second match and won his third place consolation match against Laziek Jones in overtime by a score of 2-1.

Troutman was the only Pioneer to move on to Atlantic City and will wrestle next week for the State title.

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