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Bill Iezzi: South Jersey's Five Finest Wrestlers

Here at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall Sunday afternoon, five area wrestlers are shooting for state titles.

Bill Iezzi: South Jersey's Five Finest Wrestlers

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Here at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall Sunday afternoon, five area wrestlers are shooting for state titles.

I'm guessing that three will walk away with hardware.

Eastern senior Rob Deutsch (41-0) has diominated the 119-pound weight class all season and there is no reason to think that he won't upend South Plainfield's Troy Heilman (36-2).

The 135- pound championship bout is a toss-up between Willingboro senior Tyler Scotton (34-1) and Camden Catholic sophomore T.J. Miller (42-0). Miller won a 3-1 overtime decision over Scotton in the Region 7 final.

 A state runner-up last season like teammate Scotton, James Green (28-0) has the skill and the motivation to defeat Nick Alpher (40-2) of Paramus at 145.

At 215 Cherokee's Mike Zeuli will be happy with second place after he takes on Bound Brook bruiser Andrew Campolattano, the winningest wrestler in state history with a 174-1 career record.

Campolattano is going for his fourth dstate crown, Zeuli didn't even place in the tournament last season.

 

 

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