Pat D'Arcy, Holy Spirit
In the quarterfinals, D’Arcy was taken down in the first and lost a 3-0 decision to Bergen Catholic freshman Nick Suriano.
D’Arcy then avenged a loss from the Region 8 finals and clinched a spot on the podium with a 3-1 decision against Clearview Regional’s Zack Firestone.
D’Arcy had an escape and a takedown in the second period en route to a 5-2 decision against Delbarton’s Ty Agaisse in the fourth round of wrestlebacks.
Prequarterfinals on Friday
Pat D’Arcy jumped out to 2-0 lead with a takedown in the first period in his quarterfinal matchup with Eastern’s Ferdinan Mase. He extended his lead 3-1 early in the third period, which ended in a decision victory to advance to the quarterfinals Saturday.
Preliminaries on Friday
Pat D'Arcy advanced with a 4-0 decision over Adam La Bracio of Hillsborough. D'Arcy recorded a takedown in the first period and capped the win with a reverse in the third.
Pat D'Arcy, Holy Spirit, Soph., (35-4)
Record vs. state qualifiers: 4-3.
Highlight wins: Won a 3-2 decision against Region 6 runner-up Owen McClave of Toms River South on Dec. 27. Won a 2-0 decision against Region 7 champ Louis Arensberg of Audubon on Feb. 16.
Seed: Top bracket No. 6 seed.
Back points: The two-time District 32 champ finds himself in the same quarter of the bracket as one of the country’s top wrestlers. D’Arcy opens with Hillsborough senior Adam LaBracio and then would face No. 3 seed Ferdinand Mase of Eastern if the seeds play out. A win against Mase would mean a matchup with Bergen Catholic Beast of the East champion Nick Suriano, the No. 1 106-pounder in the country, according to InterMat.