Wrestling: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Crushes Union, 62-6

Scotch Plains-Fanwood wore Team USA singlets for Wednesday's Salute to Service evening. The Raiders responded with a huge 62-6 win over Union, which won only two matches. Credits: John Mooney
Kyle Robinson won the first contested match of the evening vs. Union. Credits: John Mooney
Eddie Smith, wrestling in the heavyweight division, notched his first win since returning from an injury that kept him out for most of the season. Credits: John Mooney
Nick Palazzolo won by pin. Credits: John Mooney
Mikey Ramos returned to action with a pin. Credits: John Mooney
Zach Fleischman pinned his opponent. Credits: John Mooney
Zach Fleischman Credits: John Mooney
Jack is back. Canon returns to action with a big win. Credits: John Mooney
Sam Wustefeld pinned his opponent. Credits: John Mooney
Sam Wustefeld has won every bout except two by pinning his opponent, as he did on Wednesday night vs. Union. Credits: John Mooney
Daniel Torres, Union, won a 10-3 decision over Zach Zimmerman, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Credits: John Mooney
Daniel Torres won a decision over Zach Zimmerman. Credits: John Mooney

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.

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"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

126 lbs.
Kyle Robinson, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won a 10-6 decision over Michael Cross, Union

132 lbs.
Elijah Waldron, Union, won a 3-1 decision over Jacob Perone, Scotch Plains-Fanwood

138 lbs. 
Matthew Fleck, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won a 7-4 decision over Elijah Waldron, Union

145 lbs.
Jack Cannon, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by technical fall, 21-6, over Abdurahman Oudeh, Union

152 lbs. 
Mikey Ramos, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, pinned Urbain Charles-Saint, Union at 1:35

160 lbs.
Zach Fleischman, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, pinned Giovanni Zuena, Union, at 1:30

170 lbs.
Nick Palazzolo, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, pinned Eliab Evangelista, Union, at 1:04

182 lbs. Alex Oslislo, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by forfeit

195 lbs.
Daniel Torres, Union, won a 10-3 decision over Zach Zimmerman, Scotch Plains-Fanwood

220 lbs.
Sam Wustefeld, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, pinned Bobby Emanuel, Union, at 4:24

285 lbs.
Eddie Smith, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won an 8-3 decision over Marion-Jan Afante, Union


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