PHILLIPSBURG, NJ -- Seven members of the Bernards wrestling team reached the semifinal round of the District 13 tournament in their respective weight classes on Saturday.
The Mountaineers finished fifth in the team scoring with an 87. Host school Phillipsburg dominated the day with a first-place score of 300.5.
Luke Burns of Bernards reached the 160-pound championship round by defeating Wellington Ardila of Somerville, 11-2, in a major decision in the semifinals. Burns lost, 14-5, to Phillipsburg's Nate Zastowny in the 160-pound final.
Justin Villani (120 lbs.), Tyler Austin (132) and Jack Elliot (195) each placed third in their divisions. Brady Walsh (170), Colin Walsh (182) and Pablo Britez (285) finished fourth in their weight classes.