WEST ORANGE, NJ — Devin Rocha will be representing Columbia High School in the preliminary round of the Region 3 tournament at West Orange High School on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Other high schools at the tournament include West Orange, Livingston, Caldwell, Nutley, Bloomfield, Chatham, Delbarton, East Side (Paterson), Hanover Park, Madison, Montclair, Morristown, Randolph, and Verona.
Rocha, who is 126 pounds and in 10th grade, advanced to this round based on his performance in last weekend’s district tournament and his seeding for the upcoming tournament. Rocha has 18 wins and 7 losses this season, and is entering the tournament in 2nd place, with a no. 12 seed.
The top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the NJSIAA Wrestling Individual State Championships in Atlantic City on March 3 to March 5.
The regional tournament schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Feb. 22: Preliminary round
Friday, Feb. 24: Quarterfinals
Saturday Morning, Feb. 25: Semifinals, wrestle backs
Saturday night, Feb.25: Championship finals and consolation finals (3rd - 5th place)