Serpico faced Wall Township’s Brett Donner in first wrestlebacks. The only scoring through the first three periods was one escape for each wrestler. In overtime, Donner had a four-point takedown in the final seconds to win 5-1.
Down 5-0, Chris Serpico was headlocked by opponent Wayne Stinson from Northern Burlington in the prequarterfinals and pinned in 3 minutes, 22 seconds.
Chris Serpico, Southern Regional, Sr., (29-5)
Record vs. state qualifiers: 1-1.
Highlight wins: Won a 9-4 decision against second-seeded Cliff Ruggiero of Brick Memorial in the Region 6 semifinals. Won a 3-2 decision against Long Branch’s Jake George to win his first Region 6 title on March 2.
Seed: Top bracket No. 7 seed.
Back points: Serpico has a bye in the prelims and will face the winner of a prelim between top bracket No. 2 seed Wayne Stinson of Northern Burlington and unseeded Anthony Bassolino of Hanover Park.