The South Plainfield Wrestling Team has had an impressive start to their season.  The Tigers won the Morris Knolls Tournament to open the season and have compiled an 8-1 dual meet record which ranks them 7th in the state of New Jersey.  They have also defeated multiple teams ranked in New Jersey’s top 20. This past weekend the team traveled to Newton for the Henry Boresch Duals in order to compete against numerous state ranked opponents. South Plainfield finished 3-1 on the day losing in the finals to New Jersey’s 2nd ranked team, Paulsboro, 37-17.  Much of the early season success can be attributed to the superb wrestling of senior, David Loniewski.

David Loniewski currently sits at 10-0 on the young season with eight bonus point wins. He won the Morris Knolls Tournament in dominating fashion. On Saturday afternoon, David won a hard fought 3-0 decision over fellow State Tournament Qualifier Jake Gentile of Kingsway, which helped guide the Tigers to a state ranked dual meet win over the Kingsway Regional Dragons. This win was the 100th of his career, making him the newest Tiger wrestler to join the exclusive club. David then finished up his day with a 12-2 major decision against Paulsboro’s Matt Marcucci.  South Plainfield will try to get some national recognition this weekend by competing in the prestigious Virginia Duals.