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Nigel Toussaint, EHT

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Saturday

Toussaint was taken down to his back late in the first period and lost a 13-3 major decision to Franklin’s Ralph Normandia in the quarterfinals.

Toussaint used a takedown in overtime to win a 3-1 decision against Brick Memorial’s Tyler Poling in third wrestlebacks.

One escape point turned out to be the difference as Toussaint dropped a 1-0 decision to Summit’s A.J. Iarussi.

Friday preliminaries

Nigel Toussaint registered a come-from-behind victory by a 3-2 decision. Toussaint trailed Northern Burlington's Lloyd Terry 1-0 after two.

Nigel Toussaint, Egg Harbor Township, Sr., (31-3)

Record vs. state qualifiers: 3-2.

Highlight wins: Won a 5-3 decision against Region 7 runner-up and fellow state qualifier Evan Wayns of Shawnee. Won a 3-1 decision against Millville’s Obi Kali in the Region 8 semifinals. It was Toussaint’s second win against Kali this season.

Seed: Bottom bracket No. 6 seed.

Back points: Toussaint is wrestling in the state tournament for the second straight season and opens with Hanover Park’s Nicholas LaShell in the prelims. The winner will face the winner of another prelim between No. 3 seed Tyler Poling of Brick Memorial and unseeded Robert Levine of Wayne Hills.

 

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