Friday, January 20, 2017

Wrestling: Newton ready for Jack Welch Duals

Here are the pairings and seeds for the 11th annual Jack Welch Duals to be held Friday and Saturday at Moorestown High School.

Wrestling begins on Friday at 4:30 p.m., with the second round to follow at 6:30. Action resumes at 11 a.m. on Saturday with rounds to follow at 1 and 3 p.m.

This year's event features two teams ranked in the New Jersey Writers Association Top 20. The top two seeds are No. 2 Delbarton and No. 6 Bound Brook.

Newton (5-4), the only local team in the tournament, is the No. 11 seed and will face No. 6 seed Egg Harbor Township in the opening round on Friday. Coach Eric Bollette's Braves teams have finished second twice in eight previous appearances at the duals. The Sussex County school was forced to withdraw last year due to inclement weather.

Pairings and seeds for Friday's opening round:

Pool 1

1-Delbarton vs. 16-Holy Cross
8-Buena vs. 9-Northern Burlington

Pool 2

5-Haddonfield vs. 12-Delran
4-Long Branch vs. 13-Haddon Township

Pool 3

3-Collingswood vs. 14-Moorestown
6-Egg Harbor Township vs. 11-Newton

Pool 4

7-Cherokee vs. 10-Christian Brothers Academy
2-Bound Brook vs. 15-Riverside

Previous champions

2007 -- Delran
2008 -- St. Benedict's Prep
2009 -- Camden Catholic
2010 -- Camden Catholic
2011 -- Camden Catholic
2012 -- Camden Catholic
2013 -- Camden Catholic
2014 -- Long Branch
2015 -- St. Peter's Prep
2016 -- No champion (weather-shortened event)

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