UNION, NJ -- Junior Luke Burns of Bernards High School advanced to the NJSIAA overall state tournament showcase in Atlantic City next week with his performance in the Region 4 tournament this weekend.
Burns, seeded fifth at 160 pounds, defeated Wellington Ardila of Somerville, 10-6, in the first round of the region. He followed with a victory by disqualification over an opponent from Phillipsburg.
In the 160 semifinal, Burns lost a 7-2 decision to Jack Witt of Seton Hall Prep, but his performance was good enough to enable him to move on to the next phase at Boardwalk Hall next week.
Justin Villani (120 lbs.) and Tyler Austin (132) of Bernards got as far as the regional quarterfinals in their weight classes this weekend.