UNION, NJ – Six Watchung Hills Warriors advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA Region 4 tournament on Friday after their wins, and a bye, in the preliminary rounds on Wednesday night.
Danny Miller, Rob Saum, Marc Larson, Joe Senatore, Justin Hayward and Griffin Rocco all won their matches on Wednesday.
Watchung Hills competes in the Region 4 tournament against wrestlers from Bernards, Brearley/Dayton, Bridgewater/Raritan, Cranford, Linden, Middlesex/Dunellen, Millburn, No. Hunterdon, Rahway, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains/Fanwood, Seton Hall, South Plainfield, St. Peter’s Prep, Watchung Hills, Westfield, and Woodbridge.
The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to the NJSIAA Wrestling Individual State Championships in Atlantic City on March 3-5.
REGION 4 PRE-QUARTERFINAL ROUND RESULTS ARE:
113: Alex Amato, South Plainfield p. Kyle Williams, Watchung Hills 4:59.
120: Danny Miller had a bye and will wrestle Maguire Pecci of Seton Hall Prep. on Friday.
132: Rob Saum, Watchung Hills p. Carlos Lopez, Middlesex 0:35. and will wrestle Andrew Gapas, North Hunterdon on Friday.
145: Marc Larson, Watchung Hills d. Alex Garcia, Seton Hall Prep 5-2 and will wrestle Jeff Johnson, Middlesex on Friday.
152: Joe Senatore, Watchung Hills d. Alex Dorce, Linden 4-1 and will wrestle Cole Marra, North Hunterdon on Friday.
160: Justin Hayward, Watchung Hills d. Chris Reynolds, New Providence 5-0 and will wrestle Brian McGovern, Cranford on Friday.
170: Griffin Rocco, Watchung Hills d. Emilio Cordova, Rahway 6-1 and will wrestle Quinn Haddad, Gov. Livingston on Friday.
285: Daniel Tomlinson, Gov. Livingston d. Calvan Davis, Watchung Hills 3-0.
The Region 4 quarterfinals will take place on Friday evening at 6 pm. The semi-finals and wrestle backs kick off Saturday at 9 am and Saturday evening the Championship finals and consolation finals (3rd - 5th place) will be wrestled.