Region 5 Wrestling Tournament
The Ville had three wrestlers compete in the NJSIAA Region 5 Tournament at Hunterdon Central - a top three finish at regionals, and the wrestler qualifies for the state tournament in Atlantic City.
At 106 lbs., sophomore Brock Laggini entered as the #8 seed. After a first round bye as a result of being a district champion, Brock fell to Mitchell Politi from East Brunswick - the eventual champion at the weight. Dropping down to the wrestle backs, Laggini defeated #4 seed Colby Koshinski from Voorhees by a 4-2 score. In wrestle back round #2 Laggini was eliminated from the tournament following a 1 point loss to Jake Wiatroski, the #2 seed from Old Bridge, and eventual 3rd place finisher. Top 6 place for Brock Laggini.
At 126 lbs. Tyler Leeds entered the tournament as the #7 seed after finding out on the day of the tournament he was wrestling, due to a last minute scratch from another wrestler in the bracket. In the opening round, Leeds picked up a 3-2 win over Jack Quinn of Woodbridge, before falling to the wrestle backs following a 10-1 loss at the hands of the #2 seed Nicholas Lombard from Monroe - the eventual 2nd place finisher. In wrestle back 1, Leeds ran into a familiar foe in Terrence Rohmeyer from Montgomery, who for the third time in as many tries, earned a narrow decision over Leeds. Just like Laggini, both of Leeds' losses came at the hands of state qualifiers as Rohmeyer won 3 straight matches to finish in 3rd and qualify for the state tournament.
At 132 lbs. NYU bound and undefeated Evan Drill entered as the #1 seed, looking for his first Region 5 title. After a bye in round 1, Drill won by technical fall - 21-5 over Victor Torres from JFK Iselin, then pinned August Rohmeyer of Montgomery to earn his second finals trip in as many years. In the finals, Drill won a hard fought 3-2 win over previously undefeated Robert Cleary of Edison. For his efforts, Evan was awarded the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament, and is headed to Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall where he will attempt to finish in the top 8 of an extremely deep weight class.