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Barnett, O'Connell and Stout Capture Region Eight Wrestling Championships

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Matt Barnett 132 lb Region 8 Champion Credits: Southern Regional File Photo
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Nick O'Connell 152 Champion Credits: Chuck Donohue, SRHS Athletic Direictor
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John Stout 170 lb Champion Credits: Chuck Donohue, SRHS Athletic Direictor
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Eight Southern Wrestlers Advancing to State Championships in Atlantic City Credits: Photo courtesy of Christy Blauvelt
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Southern's District 8 Champ John Stout Credits: Chuck Donohue, SRHS Athletic Direictor
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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Matt Barnett (132 lbs.), Nick O'Connell (152 lbs) and John Stout (170 lbs) captured Region 8 wrestling championships on Saturday.  

Second seeded Matt Barnett defeated top seed Justin Cariss of Highland Regional 3-2.  This is the first title and third medal for Barnett.  He is Southern's 40th Regional Champion. 

Second seeded Nicholas O'Connell (Southern), 152 lbs. defeated fourth seeded David McCullough from Clearview Regional 7-2.  This is O'Connell first title and second medal.  He is Southern's 41st Region Champion

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Top seeded John Stout defeated third seed Mason Maxwell of Delsea 7-3.  This is his first title and medal of his career.  He is Southern's 42nd Region champion.

The following Southern wrestlers qualified for the State Championships in Atlantic City next week. 

1st Place
132: Matt Barnett (Southern)
152: Nicholas O'Connell (Southern)
170: John Stout (Southern)

4th Place
120: Owen Kretschmer (Southern) 
126: Sebastian Delligatti (Southern) 
138: Robert Woodcock (Southern) 
160: Dan Gorman (Southern) 
220: Matt Mackanic (Southern) 

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