Southern Regional’s Hummel, Collins End Wrestling Season as State Runners-up



Likely Just after IT: Southern Regional’s Eddie Hummel tries to get down Hanover Park’s Joey Olivieri in the 138-pound title bout of the NJSIAA State Finals on April 24. (Photograph by Chris Faytok/NJ Progress Media)
Southern Regional wrestlers Eddie Hummel and Conor Collins just missed capturing state titles on April 24.
In the 138-pound championship of the NJSIAA condition finals at Phillipsburg Significant Faculty, Hummel dropped a 3-2, four-additional time selection to Hanover Park’s Joey Olivieri, whose point out crown was the third of his profession. At 113 pounds, Collins was edged, 8-7, by Brick Memorial’s Evan Tallmadge.
The second-seeded Hummel and best-seeded Olivieri had been scoreless right after the to start with period, but the senior Ram – headed to the U.S. Armed service Academy at West Place immediately after graduation – necessary only a several seconds into the 2nd period to take the guide on an escape. In the 3rd period, Olivieri escaped from Hummel’s grasp with 1:51 to go, tying the contest at 1-1.
Afterwards in the 3rd, Hummel took a pair of photographs at Olivieri’s correct leg but was not in a position to complete as Olivieri, who experienced been strike with a stall warning late in the next, scrambled to maintain the match tied.
Right after the initial overtime interval, both equally wrestlers utilised the next two extra time stints to score escape factors and went to a fourth additional time. With Hummel on defense, Olivieri managed to experience Hummel out of bounds with 17 seconds to go, then again with one particular tick on the clock, ahead of in the long run completing the victory for his 3rd point out title.
Prior to the year, during the Mobbin Traditional, Hummel defeated Olivieri, 7-3.
Four championship bouts earlier, the 3rd-seeded Collins (17-2) fell at the rear of early in the 1st period when Tallmadge (17-) took him down with an ankle pick, but Collins scored a reversal a brief time later on to even the bout. Nevertheless, Tallmadge regained the lead with a reversal later on in the period. Collins managed to escape to trim the deficit to 4-3 heading into the next time period.
Pretty much OUT: Southern Regional’s Conor Collins scrambles to escape the grip of Brick Memorial’s Evan Tallmadge in the 113-pound title match of the NJSIAA Condition Finals on April 24. (Photo by Chris Faytok/NJ Advance Media)
Just after Tallmadge, the top seed, selected the defensive posture to start off the period of time, he scored a second reversal to consider a 6-3 lead with 57 seconds remaining, but Collins escaped 25 seconds later to make it a 6-4 bout likely to the third. The sophomore Ram begun on protection and escaped in 18 seconds to slash the lead to a issue, then scrambled for a takedown to just take a 7- 6 lead with 1:03 to go in regulation. Tallmadge tied the contest with 38 seconds still left with an escape.
In the first additional time period of time, neither wrestler scored any points to preserve it tied. But in the initial of two 30-2nd additional time intervals, Tallmadge scored on an escape right after he chose defense, then held down Collins in the next 30-next session to capture the crown.
When the Green Dragons and Rams met throughout the common year, Tallmadge edged Collins, 2-1.
Early on Saturday, Hummel started out his quest for a condition crown with a 9-2 decision more than Waldwick’s Myles Leonard in the first round, adopted by a 10-8 get more than Cranford’s Luke DiGiovanni in the quarterfinals, and a 3-1, time beyond regulation acquire about Alex Almeyda of St. Joseph-Montvale in the semis. Collins started his road toward the title match with a 3-2 conclusion against Delbarton’s Thomas Fischer, adopted by a 4-2 gain above Higher Point’s Clayton Utter in the quarters, and an extraordinary 8-4 win in excess of Roxbury’s Luke Stanich, the second seed, in the semifinals.
The other two Rams competing in the condition finals – senior 132-pounder Matt Brielmeier and freshman 126-pounder Matt Henrich – the two lost their very first-spherical bouts and ultimately have been eradicated in advance of reaching the medal rounds.
Brielmeier, the 11th seed, lost his initial contest, 4-2, to sixth seed Jack Maida of Shore Regional, then lost a 5-2 wrestleback bout to Brick Memorial’s Nick Torre. The 15th-seeded Henrich missing his first bout to eventual runner-up and second-seeded Joe Cangro of Bergen Catholic, then received a 1- bout from St. Augustine’s D’Amani Almodovar in the 1st spherical of wrestlebacks, before obtaining his time finished with a pin in 4:46 at the palms of Don Bosco Prep’s Mike Tandurella.
 David Biggy

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