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Brearley-Dayton Wrestling: Phillips Season Ends with Solid Showing in Region 4 Tournament

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Patrick Phillips at Region 4 Tournament Credits: Patrick Phillips Sr.
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Credits: Patrick Phillips Sr.
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Credits: Patrick Phillips Sr.
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Credits: Thomas Lynaugh
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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Freshman Patrick Phillips completed his first season of wrestling for the Brearley-Dayton Bears, and it was quite a season.

Phillips wrestled in the 106-pound group and finished with a 34-6 record.  That included 15 pins, seven technical falls, and two major decisions.

His season ended at the Region 4 Tournament Saturday.  Seeded fifth in Region 4, he finished in fifth place. 

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In the Region 4 Tournament, Philips won his pre-quarter final round Wednesday night against Raja Ahmed from North Plainfield with a technical fall in 2:10 (16-0).  On Friday, he wrestled junior Connor Robinson of North Hunterdon in a quarterfinal match and won it with a decision, 3-0.

That win put Phillips in the semi-final match where he lost to his good friend and training partner CJ Composto from Westfield.  Composto ended up winning his second Region 4 Championship.

After losing to Composto, Phillips dropped down to consolation semi-final match where he still had a chance to place in the top four and qualify for the Atlantic City Championship.  Unfortunately, he lost a heart breaker, 1-0 to Patrick Adams of St. Peter’s Prep.  According to his father, Phillips “…composed himself for the fifth-place match” and again beat Connor Robinson, this time 11-2. 

During the season Phillips was seeded second in District and took second in District 14 losing to Anthony White 5-2 in the finals. White went on to take second in Region 4. Phillips finished in second at Morris Knolls; first place at Whippany Park; and second in the Union County tournament. 

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