MILLBURN, NJ - The seeds have been released for the District 16 Wrestling Tournament at Millburn High School on Saturday. First round starts at 9:30 a.m. with the finals tentatively set to begin at 6:30 p.m. With 10 teams in the tournament, the Farmers have qualified in 13 weight classes.
Most schools in the state qualify for the district tournament regardless of the team's record during the regular season. The top three place winners in each weight class will advance to the regional tournament, which takes place next weekend. From there, the top three place winners at regionals compete for an individual state title in a tournament that is held the first weekend in March.
Union High wrestlers will be competing in the following weight classes:
· 106 pounds - #3 seed, Freshman Liam Grahl (12-11)
· 120 pounds - #9 seed, Freshman Aseem Kumar (3-14)
· 126 pounds - #2 seed, Senior Kyjuan Hutchins (23-2)
· 132 pounds - #7 seed, Junior Abdurahman Oudeh (2-5)
· 138 pounds - #6 seed, Junior Osaguona Amayo (8-12)
· 145 pounds - #8 seed, Junior Dominic Prata (7-19)
· 152 pounds - #1 seed, Senior Nick Zuena (29-2)
· 160 pounds - #4 seed, Senior Joram Morinvil (23-7)
· 170 pounds - #5 seed, Senior Leonardo Barboza (3-9)
· 182 pounds - #4 seed, Senior Dellison Nkrahene (22-7)
· 195 pounds - #7 seed, Junior Daniel Torres (8-6)
· 220 pounds - #4 seed, Junior Bobby Emanuel (9-4)
· 285 pounds - #3 seed, Senior Raul Falar (15-10)
Union will be competing in the District 16 Tournament against fellow high school varsity wrestlers from Bridgewater-Raritan, Colonia, Iselin Kennedy, Millburn, Newark Academy, Shabazz, New Providence, Voorhees and Watching Hills.
The NJSIAA District Wrestling Tournament is the first of three steps that lead to an individual state title in the sport.