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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Sends 11 Wrestlers to the Semi-Finals in the District Tournament

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Alex Oslislo won a triple OT match against Westfield's Al Dente. Credits: Steven Kurnentz
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Alex Oslislo won a decision against Westfield's Al Dente. Credits: Steven Kurnentz
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Jashmar Philippe 2-19-16 Credits: Steven Kurnentz
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WESTFIELD, NJ – It was an impressive first night of Districts for Scotch Plains Fanwood wrestlers as they won 11 of their 14 matches on Friday night.

Jacob Perone (120), Nadim Korkmaz (126), Jashmar Philippe (132), Guilliame Hardin (138), Zachary Fleischman (160), and George Ramos (182) all secured wins and will also move on to the next round. Justin Sidebottom (113), Sam Wustefeld (170), and Jalen Bryant (195) were idle as they received a bye into the semis.

In the craziest match of the night, Alex Oslislo (145) won a triple overtime thriller against Alan Dente of Westfield. Oslislo was down 6-5 in the third period until he tied it up with 10 seconds remaining. In the third overtime, Oslislo had an unbelievable reversal that ended up winning him the match. Michael Ramos (152) had an improbable victory as he was down 5-1 in the third, and out of nowhere had a hard take down, which led to a pin.

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“All season long we’ve worked so hard, but this past week and a half we stepped up our conditioning and our drilling, and it paid off tonight,” Coach Mark Fabiano said. “Even the guys that lost tonight, they played their tails off and wrestled hard to the last second. I couldn’t be more proud of our guys tonight.”

The Semi-Finals take place on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 9:00 am followed by the Finals at 3:00 p.m. in the Westfield high school gym.

Results

106: Rebecca Pizuto (BRDA) over Michael Fleck (SPF) – Major decision 8-0
113: Justin Sidebottom (SPF) – Bye
120: Jacob Perone (SPF) over Erildo Figueiredo (ELIZ) – Decision 6-2
126: Nadim Korkmaz (SPF) over AJ Bencivenga (CRAN) – Pin 1:24
132: Jashmar Philippe (SPF) over Kenneth Rosenbaum (LIND) – Pin 0:49

138: Guilliame Hardin (SPF) over Tim Miller (WEST) – Decision 7-2
145: Alex Oslilso (SPF) over Alan Dente (WEST) – Decision 9-7
152: Mikey Ramos (SPF) over Isaiah Reese (WEST) – Pin: 4:13
160: Zachary Fleischman (SPF) over Justin Musialowic (LIND) – Pin 1:10
170: Sam Wustefeld (SPF) – Bye
182: George Ramos (SPF) over Russ Weber (WEST) – Major decision 11-2
195: Jalen Bryant (SPF) – Bye
220: Axton Cederquest (RAH) over Frank Dinizo (SPF) – Pin 1:22
285: Jymir Anderson (RAH) over Bobby Mount (SPF) – Decision 

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