This weekend one of the most difficult tournaments in the country was held in New Jersey. No, we’re not talking about the Big Ten Championships, which were hosted by Rutgers. Today we’re focusing on the high school level and, more specifically, the New Jersey State Championship. New Jersey is one of the few, the proud states that only have a single class for their individual tournament. The tournament features four wrestlers from eight regions coming together in a 32-man bracket that is then seeded. With nationally ranked wrestlers at virtually every weight (and in most cases, more than one), this leads to one of the most competitive tournaments in the country.
After all the smoke cleared and the dust settled from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, we’ve combed through the 14 brackets to bring you some of the interesting nuggets of information that you may have missed for our New Jersey state recap.
106: Evan Mougalian (Kinnelon)
113: Tyler Klinsky (Middletown North)
120: Dean Peterson (St. John Vianney)
126: Robert Howard (Bergen Catholic)
132: Joey Olivieri (Hanover Park)
138: Anthony Clark (Delbarton)
145: Andrew Clark (Collingswood)
152: Nick Boggiano (Toms River North)
160: Brian Soldano (High Point)
170: Connor O’Neill (DePaul)
182: John Poznanski (Colonia)
195: Martin Cosgrove (Camden Catholic)
220: PJ Casale (Delbarton)
285: Jim Mullen (St. Joseph Regional)
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