UNION, NJ -- Bernards High School wrestlers turned in strong efforts as the Region 4 tournament opened Wednesday night.
Three Mountaineer wrestlers won their first-round matches and moved on to the quarterfinals, which begin Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Union High School.
At 120 pounds, eighth-seeded Justin Villani of Bernards won a 4-0 decision over ninth-seeded Michael Policarpio of Millburn.
At 132 pounds, 13th-seeded Tyler Austin of Bernards upset fourth-seeded Corey Boss of Rahway with a 10-8 sudden victory.
At 160 pounds, fifth-seeded Luke Burns of Bernards decisioned 12th-seeded Wellington Ardila of Somerville, 10-6.
Villani, Austin and Burns all advanced to Friday's quarterfinal round.