Wrestling roundup

Wrestling roundup


Wrestling roundup


The Somerville High School wrestling team won its second straight match Tuesday night, and South Brunswick lost for the sixth straight time as the Pioneers prevailed 47-21.

Somerset County Tournament 113-pound champ Evan Drill continued his dominating season winning by pin at 4:50 over Vikings’ sophomore Michael Klimkiewicz (9-5). Drill, 14-1, has won 13 straight since being pinned by West Deptford junior Griffin Bonner (13-2) at the Dec. 21 season-opening Caldwell Tournament.

Drill has 10 falls, two technical falls and two major decisions. He won the county title at 113 pounds Saturday night, with a technical fall win over Watchung Hills’ Max Meyers. Drill was fourth in the county last year at 106.

South Brunswick’s own standout sophomore, 120-pound Jake Daniel (12-2) won by fall to extend his winning streak to eight. He hasn’t lost since falling 2-1 Dec. 27 to West Morris senior John Schade at the John Goles Tournament at Warren Hills. Daniel’s other loss was also that day to Warren Hills’ senior John Fluck – a 4-2 sudden victory decision.

Somerville improved to 5-4, collecting the program’s 646th win. The victory was also the 142nd for former Somerville star Brent McGuinness, who’s in his 12th season as head coach of the Pioneers. He and Ben Weiland were co coaches between 2003 and ’09. The victory puts McGuinness second on the Pioneers’ all time coaching list for victories behind former longtime coach Dave Kinney, who led the Ville to 174 wins. Kinney’s high school coach Fred Christ had 142 victories.

Sophomore Tyler Leeds (106), junior Kevin Minette (132), senior Tanner Clark (145) and junior Alex Bruskin (160) also won by fall. Senior 138-pounder Moumen Akel, 12-2, a Somerset County finalist, won by technical fall to open the match with Minette capping the night with a fall. South Brunswick is 3-8.

Delaware Valley 38, Bridgewater-Raritan 20

The Terriers (7-2) won eight bouts, six by bonus — two falls, two majors, two forfeits. Codey Leh (145) and Kyle Schlittler (170) won by fall for Del Val. Senior Gianni Calo and sophomore Kyle Murphy won majors at 120 and 160 for Bridgewater-Raritan (3-5).

Middlesex 51, South River 27

Freshman 106-pounder Tom Dinger capped the win for Middlesex (8-4) with a 57-second fall. His twin brother, Bob, also won by fall at 132 pounds, improving to 8-3.Senior Brandon Bollin improved to 10-2 at 170 with one of five Middlesex falls. South River junior 195-pounder Doug Ryan (7-1) pinned junior Matt Hode (9-2). Ryan’s only loss has been to Montgomery senior and Somerset County 195-pound champ Anthony Cassar (14-0). South River is 1-4.

Carteret 52, New Brunswick 24

Senior Tyler Pitchford (13-2) and senior Charles Faulkner (11-1) won by forfeit and pin respectively to help the Ramblers (3-4).


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