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Wrestling: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Finishes 5th in Union County Tourney; Wustefeld Wins at 182 lbs.

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Sam Wustefeld, pictured with coach Marc Fabiano, is this week's Athlete of the Week. Credits: @SPFRaiderWrest/Twitter
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Jack Cannon finished 4th in the County at 138 lbs. Credits: John Mooney
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Nick Palazzolo waits his turn to wrestle at 152 lbs. He finished fifth in the tournament. Credits: Twitter @TheNation17
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Justin Sidebottom finished 5th in the Union County tournament at 120 lbs. Credits: Twitter @TheNation17
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Alex Oslislo finished 5th in the County at 160 lbs. Credits: Twitter @TheNation17
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Eddie Smith finished 5th in the County at 195 lbs. Credits: Twitter @TheNation17
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Bobby Mount finished 5th in the County at 220 lbs. Credits: Twitter @TheNation17
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Jacob Perone finished 6th in the County at 126 lbs. Credits: Twitter @TheNation17
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Michael Fleck finishes 6th in the County at 106 lbs. Credits: Twitter @TheNation17
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Scotch Plains-Fanwood finished 5th in the Union County Wrestling tournament. Credits: Twitter @TheNation17
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UNION, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood finished 5th in the Union County Wrestling tournament held in Union on Saturday.  

Sam Wustefeld, ranked No. 1 going into the competition, met expectations by winning his 182 lb. weight class. 

"Sam won his first County championship. He wrestled very well," said head coach Marc Fabiano in an interview with TAPintoSPF. "His offensive and defensive positions were outstanding. He really pushed the pass in all his matches."

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Junior co-captain Jack Cannon placed 4th in the tournament at 138 lbs. 

"Jack gave his all tonight in a very tough weight class," Fabiano said. "He is looking great and pushed the pace in every match."

Participating schools in the tournament were: A.L. Johnson (Clark), Cranford, David Brearley (Kenilworth), Dayton, Elizabeth, Gov. Livingston, New Providence, Linden, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Union, and Westfield.

"We did a great job as a team finishing fifth," Fabiano added. "I'm very proud of the entire team. We kept wrestling the entire time and did not give up."

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