Hanover Park has been one of the most intimidating, physical and aggressive wrestling teams in New Jersey. Not last night. With their mentor, Tony Siragusa, in attendance, the Cougars roared through Hanover Park's lineup.
Teddy Joel (50) lost a close match to Hanover Park's 55 pounder. Darius Khani (55) then pinned his opponent in the second period. This was followed by a forfeit at the 60 pound weight class (Owen McClintock) and a first period pin from John Rohe (65). Connor Cortese (70) then put on a pinning clinic turning his opponent to his back from each corner of the mat before securing the pin.
With the Cougars up 24 -3, Michael Rohe stepped on the mat at 75. Still suffering from the effects of the flu, Michael was losing in the third period 8-2. With seconds left on the clock, Michael reversed his opponet to his back for five points. Had there been five seconds left on the clock Michael would have secured the pin. Unfortunately, time was not on his side and he lost 8-7.
A healthy Michael will face this opponent at the season ending tournament. Phil Hoerner (80) beat his opponent 6-3 and PJ Joel beat (85) his opponent 11-1. Jack Kimber (90) then pinned his opponent in the third period. Following a loss at 96, newcomer Gavin Glascow (102) wrestled soundly to beat a more experienced wrestler 6-4. Luke Ciccarelli (113) then put on a clinic from all three positions to beat his opponent 10-0. Timothy Rohe (137) then got a forfeit and Chatham forfeited at heavyweight. Never one to shy away from a match, Tim Rohe then took on Hanover Park's heavyweight in an exhibition match. Despite the weight discrepancy, Tim pinned his heavier opponent in the third period.
With Chatham winning this match 50-30, Hanover Park's wrestlers had enough and declined the invitation to wrestle exhibition matches with Chatham's JV. The only other Cougar to get a match was Willie O'neill (75) who wrestled very well in his loss to an older more experienced wrestler.
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