SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Scotch Plains Fanwood Raiders wrestling team powered its way to a 51-23 victory over New Providence on Wednesday, picking up decisive wins by way of pinfall.

After finishing 26-3 in 2015, Tyler Gazaway (NP) picked up his fifth straight win on Wednesday. Bouncing between 152 and 145 pounds, the senior is undefeated in his quest for another shot at the State Championship.

Despite starting slow, the Raiders mounted a significant comeback after sophomore Sam Wustefeld and senior George Ramos reeled in back-to-back pins at the 182 and 195 weight classes. The undefeated Wustefeld picked up his tenth consecutive win.

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Following a series of forfeitures, the Pioneers remained steadfast with wins from John Palmer and Owen Smith. However, Jashmar Philippe and Guilliame Hardin sealed the victory for Scotch Plains-Fanwood by ending the night with successive pins.

MATCH RESULTS:

152 lbs: Tyler Gazaway (NP) over Alex Oslislo (SPF) – Pin 1:43
160 lbs: Joseph Delia (NP) over Michael Ramos (SPF) – Pin 3:50
170 lbs: Chris Reynolds (NP) over Zach Fleischman (SPF) – Major Decision 10-2
182 lbs: Sam Wustefeld (SPF) over Andrew Joachim (NP) – Pin 2:13
195 lbs: George Ramos (SPF) over Ben Hasenkopf (NP) – Pin 1:27
220 lbs: Jaylen Bryant (SPF) won by Forfeit
285 lbs: Bobby Mount (SPF) won by Forfeit
106 lbs: Michael Fleck (SPF) won by Forfeit
113 lbs: John Palmer (NP) over Jeremy Lenart (SPF) – Decision 4-2
120 lbs: Christian Novello (SPF) won by Forfeit
126 lbs: Owen Smith (NP) over Jacob Perone (SPF) – Major Decision 10-0
132 lbs: Nadim Korkmaz over Alexander Felezzola (NP) – Decision 8-3
138 lbs: Jashmar Philippe (SPF) over Michael Bottazzi (NP) – Pin 2:42
145 lbs: Guillaime Hardin (SPF) over Matt Byrnes (NP) – Pin 5:47