Wrestling: Wustefeld Wins at 182 lb. Division at NJSIAA Region 4 Tournament

Sam Wustefeld wins 182 lb. weight class. Credits: Sean Conklin
Sam Wustefeld of Scotch Plains-Fanwood (right) finishes a take down to earn valuable points in his 7-4 decision win over Turner Haddad to win the 182-pound NJSIAA Region 4 title. Credits: Sean Conklin

UNION, NJ – Scotch Plains-Fanwood's Sam Wustefeld won the 182 lb. title NJSIAA Region 4 Tournament at Union Senior High School on Saturday afternoon.

Wustefeld, a junior, continues his excellent season and heads to Atlantic City for the Meet of Champions to wrestle for the state title.

Here is the full list of winners:

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  • 285 pounds: Alex Esposito of Cranford defeated Alexander LaGrippo of Woodbridge via decision (3-0)
  • 220 pounds: Zach DelVecchio of South Plainfied defeated Farhan Khan of Carteret via sudden victory
  • 195 pounds: Van Miller of Bridgewater-Raritan defeated Lewis Fernandes of Voorhees via sudden victory
  • 182 pounds: Sam Wustefeld of Scotch Plains-Fanwood beat Turner Haddad of Gov. Livingston via decision (7-4)
  • 170 pounds: Bryan McLaughlin of Woodbridge defeated Aidan Monteverdi of Seton Hall Prep via major decision (9-1)
  • 160 pounds: Marquan Payne of Woodbridge defeated Michael Fernandes of Voorhees via decision (4-3)
  • 152 pounds: T.J. Calas of Seton Hall Prep defeated Nick Zuena of Union via decision (5-0)
  • 145 pounds: Nick Santos of St. Peter’s Prep defeated Jeff Johnson of Middlesex via sudden victory
  • 138 pounds: Bob Dinger of Middlesex defeated Tom DiGiovanni via major decision (11-3)
  • 132 pounds: Chris Scorese of Cranford defeated Chris Fuschetto of Arthur Johnson HS via decision (3-1)
  • 126 pounds: Rhise Royster of Rahway defeated Jake Giordano via decision (3-2)
  • 120 pounds: Michael Kelly of St. Peter’s Prep defeated Joe Heilmann of South Plainfield via decision (3-0)
  • 113 pounds: Mark Montgomery of Roselle Park defeated Anthony Capeca of Cranford via decision (1-0)
  • 106 pounds: CJ Composto of Westfield defeated Larry Melchionda of Seton Hall Prep via pin (1:16)

Other notable results include:

  • 132 lbs.: Jack Cannon of Scotch Plains-Fanwood lost to Chris Scorese of Cranford via technical fall (4:17) in the quarterfinals.

Next weekend, wrestlers from throughout New Jersey will compete in the NJSIAA Finals in Atlantic City with state seeding determined on Monday, Feb. 27.

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