ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Justin Hayward, Watchung Hills Regional High School's lone entrant in the NJSIAA State Wrestling Championships, fell by major decision in the preliminary round.
Christopher Foca of Bergen Catholic won by major decision over Watchung Hills' Hayward, 11-2, in the preliminary round. Foca advanced to the semi-final and was defeated by Kyle Cochran of Paramus.
In the first round wrestlebacks, Hayward pinned Chad McClelland of Wall, 5:47.
The finals will take place on Sunday, March 5. The matchups are:
Samuel Eddie Alvarez, St Joseph Montville vs Anthony Clark, Delbarton
Anthony Minnino, Gateway vs Robert Howard, Bergen Catholic
Patrick Glory, Delbarton vs Joseph Aragona, Pope John
Nicholas Raimo, Hanover Park vs Kyle Slendorn, Howell
John Burger, New Milford vs Quinn Kinner, Kingsway
Gerard Angelo, Bergen Catholic vs Jake Benner, Ocean Township
Nick Palumbo, Lenape Valley vs Ricky Cabanillas, DePaul
Stephen Glasgow, Bound Brook vs Shane Griffith, Bergen Catholic
Mekhi Lewis, Bound Brook vs Kyle Cochran, Paramus
Dominick Mandarino, Don Bosch Prep vs Bill Janzer, Delsea
Sam Wuestefeld, Scotch Plains-Fanwood vs George Walton, Bound Brook
Michael Taulane, Collingswood vs Kyle Lightner, Delaware Valley
Peter Acciardi, Don Bosco Prep vs Eric Keosseian, Howell
Eric Chakonis, Don Bosco Prep vs Alexander LaGrippo, Woodbridge