Wrestling: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Falls to Governor Livingston

George Ramos gains control over Chris Bottone in the 182-pound match. Credits: Steve Kurnentz
Bobby Mount (right) and Ben Collins (left) square off in the 220-pound bout. Credits: Steve Kurnentz
Credits: Steve Kurnentz
Jashmar Philippe improved to 8-2 on the season with a 33-second pin. Credits: Steve Kurnentz

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – Wednesday proved to be another tough night for Raiders wrestling as their 46-21 loss to Governor Livingston brought their record to 10-8 on the season.

Gov. Livingston dominated the entire match by winning 10 out of the 14 weight classes, including pins from Nicholas Mele (126 pounds), Quinn Haddad (160 pounds), Turner Haddad (170 pounds), Jack Blasch (195 pounds), and Sean Tomlinson (285 pounds).

Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s assistant coach Jesse Martinez, filling in for an absent Marc Fabiano, said the team can still learn from the loss.

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“As a team we have to improve offensively, defensively, being smarter, and reading our wrestlers. Fortunately, for us all our guys are healthy which is great this deep in the season,” Martinez said.

The Raiders did have some bright spots in Michael Fleck (106 pounds) and Justin Sidebottom (113 pounds), who provided back-to-back pins to keep their team in the match. Jashmar Philippe (132 pounds) added a convincing win as he pinned his opponent in a mere 33 seconds, and heavyweight Bobby Mount battled through a back and forth match to earn a 16-9 decision.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood will try to end their three match-losing streak when they take on rivals Westfield at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at home.


106: Michael Fleck (SPF) over Greg Friedenberg (GL) – Pin 1:20
113: Justin Sidebottom (SPF) over Matt Hoy (GL) – Pin 1:05
120: David Vill (GL) over Jacob Perone (SPF) – Decision 5-4
126: Nicholas Mele (GL) over Nadim Korkmaz (SPF) – Pin 2:47
132: Jashmar Philippe (SPF) over James Synder (GL) – Pin 0:33
138: Austin Senkarkik (GL) over Guillaime Hardin (SPF) – Decision 6-2
145: Andrew Gallitelli (GL) over Alex Oslilso (SPF) – Decision 4-2
152: Nick Deluca (GL) over Mikey Ramos (SPF)) – Decision 15-11
160: Quinn Haddad (GL) over Sean O’Connor (SPF) – Pin 1:06
170: Turner Haddad (GL) over Sam Wustefeld (SPF) – Pin 1:59
182: Chris Bottone (GL) over George Ramos (SPF) – Major Decision 8-0
195: Jack Blasch (GL) over Jalen Bryant (SPF) – Pin 0:40
220: Bobby Mount (SPF) over Ben Collins (GL) – Decision 16-9
285: Sean Tomlinson (GL) over William Root (SPF) – Pin 5:27

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