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High School Wrestling:
Edgewood Holiday Tournament Won By Host Eagles

Wednesday, December 29, 1999

By Gary Steiner
SJSports Staff Writer

Edgweood's wrestlers continued their early season roll by winning their own tournament, triumphing in six weight classes in the championship round. The Most Valuable Wrestler Award was given to Shawnee's Jim Dicicco. Some repeat winners from last year were Edgewood's Chris Catania and Millville's Dennis Laspata.

The Edgewood Holiday Wrestling Tournament was made up of six teams from the South Jersey area: Edgewood, Haddon Heights, Hammonton, Millville, Shawnee and St. Joseph's Prep. The Team Scoring was as follows: Edgewood (225 pts.), Millville (179.5 pts.), Shawnee (174.5 pts.), St. Joseph's Prep (174.5 pts.), Hammonton (123 pts.), and Haddon Heights (56 pts.).

Click here to view the past Tournament Winners from 1991 thru 1999.

Each weight class had its own winner and the overall team winner was based on the following rules:

Team Point System: (each weight class)
1st Place - 16 pts.
2nd Place - 12 pts.
3rd Place - 9 pts.
4th Place - 7 pts.
5th Place - 5 pts.
6th Place - 3 pts.
7th Place - 1 pt.

2 points were awarded towards team scoring for each fall, forfeit, default, and disqualification.
1 point was awarded for a technical fall.

If a wrestler received a bye in the first round, he was awarded 2 advancement points for that round if he won his next match.

The championship round results were as follows:

103Stephon Thompson, Edgewood, pin Steve Cobb, St. Joseph's Prep, 4:30
112Jim DiCicco, Shawnee, pin Ian Hargreves, Millville, 4:36
119Bob Columbo, Shawnee, dec. Jim Harris, Edgewood, 8-4
125Tim Madden, Shawnee, dec. Ed Quinn, St. Joseph's Prep, 10-1
130Jeff Mullin, Edgewood, pin John Paul Jacquet, Millville, 5:19
135Chuck Mauriello, Edgewood, pin Nate Lloyd, Millville, 1:30
140Lee Minniti, Edgewood, dec. Manny Bermudez, Hammonton, 9-2
145Gene Restuccio, Hammonton, dec. Jesse Proctor, St. Joseph's Prep, 6-3
152Erik Tower, Hammonton, dec. Bill Harris, Shawnee, 3-2
160Chris Catania, Edgewood, dec. Tom Grant, St. Joseph's Prep, 6-0
171Tom Anderson, Shawnee, dec. Ray Lamb, Millville, 13-7
189Adam Faris, Edgewood, pin Nate Parent, Millville, 4:18
215Dennis Laspata, Millville, pin Evan Gilham, Shawnee, 1:11
275Dan Detullio, Millville, pin Pat Schumacher, Shawnee, 3:19

Following are the results from the consolation round:

103John DeAngelis, Shawnee, dec. John Destasio, Hammonton, 7-4
112Mike Simone, Edgewood, pin Curry, St. Joseph's Prep, 2:27
119Andrew Goldner, St. Joseph's Prep, pin John Andres, Millville, 4:13
125Jose Quiles, Millville, pin David Casaboon, Edgewood, 2:58
130Joe Arena, Shawnee, pin Curtis, St. Joseph's Prep, 4:41
135Steve Axner, Shawnee, dec. Billy Jacobs, Hammonton, 16-1
140Greg Neder, Millville, dec. Joe Hassab, Shawnee, 4-3
145Derrick Schaffer, Edgewood, dec. Jim Gruff, Millville, 6-0
152Bryan Alber, Edgewood, dec. Melvin Thompson, Millville, 13-4
160Rick Amos, Hammonton, dec. Tom Wilson, Shawnee, 2-1
171Jared Crooms, Edgewood, pin Ryan Comunale, Hammonton, 1:51
189Dominic Evola, Shawnee, dec. Mike Geiges, Haddon Heights, 5-4
215Mateus Kuhn, St. Joseph's Prep, dec. Roy Hester, Edgewood, 11-0
275Dan Stahl, Edgewood, pin John Fritz, Haddon Heights, 0:56

 

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