Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wrestling: 'Liners, Streaks set for Pin Cancer clash

The Phillipsburg and Warren Hills wrestling teams have you covered if you're a hardcore fan who needs a wrestling fix. On Friday, the two rivals will square off under the lights -- outdoors style -- in a charity match to benefit the "Pin Cancer" foundation.

The match will be held on the football field at the Athletic Complex across the street from Warren Hills Regional High School. The event starts at 7 p.m.

A match between the middle school teams will take place before the main event at 6. Ticket price, which includes both matches, is $5.

Blue Streaks coach Jarrett Hosbach is very excited, as is most of the community, for this unique event. Hosbach anticipates a good-sized crowd. P'burg fans are well-known supporters and travelers when it comes to their wrestling program.

Phillipsburg defeated Warren Hills, 50-7, when the teams met during the 2011-12 season in Washington.

Probable high school lineups (Warren Hills listed first):

107 -- Christian Wanamaker vs. Tyler Agans
115 -- Max Nauta vs. Zach Fisher
123 -- John Fluck vs. Steve Friedman
130 -- Tai Adetula vs. Jorge Higueros
135 -- Joe Kratochvil vs. Donald Agans
140 -- Shane Deemer vs. Anthony Johnson
145 -- Tom Rush vs. Andrew Kaluzny
150 -- Kevin Bundschuh vs. Max Elling
154 -- Anthony Roessner vs. Jimmy Schuitema
162 -- Evan Butka vs. Jake Kocsis
173 -- Ryan Ostir vs. Broderick Bupivi
185 -- Xavier Adetula vs. Joe Maso
197 -- Ryan Witner vs. Kyle Kinney
220 -- Tyler Bridygham vs. Tim Hinkle
285 -- Andrew Pacheco vs. Jarrett Williams

Streaks, Wildcats set to tangle in quad
High Point and Warren Hills will meet in a quad match during the 2012-13 regular season on Dec. 22 in Washington. South Jersey power Timber Creek and Shore Conference heavyweight Howell.

"We set out looking for a tri-meet and Howell contacted me, then we lost a match, so I opened that date up to the whole state," Hosbach said. "High Point called that morning and Timber Creek later that same afternoon."

High Point, which is was not invited back to the rugged King of the Mountain Tournament in Pennsylvania, will open its season at the Colt Classic. Coach John Gardner's Wildcats are a young and talented bunch, returning Region 1 qualifiers Collin Grimm, Mike Derin, Jason Gaccione, Kyle Stoll and Gunther Wassong.

Timber Creek and High Point have been regulars at the Group 3 and Group 2 championships at Toms River the last several years. Timber Creek is coming off back-to-back losses in the Group 3 semis to South Plainfield, while High Point lost in the Group 2 semis to champion Raritan last season.

"It should be a neat day and a neat atmosphere," Hosbach said.