SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In their last dual meet before the sectional tournament begins on Monday, Raider wrestlers put on an impressive display of strength and technique against an overmatched Union team at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Wednesday evening.
SPF lost just two matches, both on minor decisions and collected wins on four forfeits on the evening, which began with a Salute to Service. Most of the Raiders wore Team USA singlets for the match.
The Raiders were buoyed by pins from Mikey Ramos, Zach Fleischman, Nick Palazzolo, Sam Wustefeld, and a technical fall from Jack Canon and a pin by Mikey Ramos, both of whom missed several bouts due to injury. The team also benefited from an inspired performance by Eddie Smith, a junior who missed most of the season due to injury.
"We were expecting to come out on top, but didn't expect so many forfeits," said assistant coach Jesse Martinez in an interview with TAPintoSPF. "It was exciting to see Eddie back wrestling well against a tough opponent."
106 lbs: Kyle Rigney, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by forfeit
113 lbs. Michael Fleck, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by forfeit
120 lbs. Eric DeMaria, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by forfeit
Kyle Robinson, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won a 10-6 decision over Michael Cross, Union
Elijah Waldron, Union, won a 3-1 decision over Jacob Perone, Scotch Plains-Fanwood
Matthew Fleck, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won a 7-4 decision over Elijah Waldron, Union
Jack Cannon, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by technical fall, 21-6, over Abdurahman Oudeh, Union
Mikey Ramos, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, pinned Urbain Charles-Saint, Union at 1:35
Zach Fleischman, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, pinned Giovanni Zuena, Union, at 1:30
Nick Palazzolo, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, pinned Eliab Evangelista, Union, at 1:04
182 lbs. Alex Oslislo, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by forfeit
Daniel Torres, Union, won a 10-3 decision over Zach Zimmerman, Scotch Plains-Fanwood
Sam Wustefeld, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, pinned Bobby Emanuel, Union, at 4:24
Eddie Smith, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won an 8-3 decision over Marion-Jan Afante, Union