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Friday's result

Egg Harbor Township senior 132-pounder Jason Cohen suffered a 7-4 loss to Steven Schneider, of Emerson-Park Ridge, in the preliminary round.

Schneider took quick control of the match with a takedown and two-point near fall in the first period to lead 4-0, then increased his edge to 7-1 after two period. Cohen rallied with an escape and takedown in the third.

Weight class: 132 pounds

Year: Senior

Record: 28-6

Record vs. state qualifiers: 0-2

Highlight wins: Won an 8-3 decision against Woodstown 34-match winner Connor Bestwick in the consolation semifinals. Won a 5-2 decision against Absegami’s John Willette in the Region 8 consolation semifinals after losing a 6-5 decision to Willette in the District 32 semifinals.

Seed: Unseeded in the top bracket

Road to A.C.: Finished third in District 32 and Region 8.

Cohen didn’t wrestle his first match of the season at 132 pounds until the first night of the District 32 tournament and is now wrestling in states. Cohen opens with top bracket No. 3 seed Steven Schneider of Emerson Park Ridge in the prelims. Schneider (36-1), who finished eighth in the state last season, didn’t lose his first match of the season until reaching the Region 2 finals, where he lost to two-time state placer Connor Melde of Bergen Catholic.

 

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