region 8 wrestling finals

Shawn Bryant -- EHT. Saturday March 2 2013 Region 8 Wrestling Finals at EHT High School. (The Press of Atlantic City / Ben Fogletto)

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Bryant faced Brick Township’s Kyle Wojtaszek in first wrestlebacks, scoring two in the first period, one in the second and two in the third to win 5-0.

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In second wrestlebacks, Bryant faced Hunterdon Central’s Collin Boylan. The match was scoreless until Boylan earned an escape early in the third period to go up 1-0. Boylan then scored a takedown, and Bryant was able to escape, but he lost 3-1.

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Bryant lost a 5-3 decision to Jake Legotta of Roxbury. The senior was taken down with four seconds left in the third period.

Shawn Bryant, Egg Harbor Township, Sr., (28-4)

Record vs. state qualifiers: 2-1.

Highlight wins: Won a 6-4 decision against fellow state qualifier Jarred Hodges of St. Augustine Prep in the District 32 final on Feb. 22. Won a 4-1 decision against Timber Creek’s Isaiah DeGuzman in the Region 8 consolation finals on Feb. 27.

Seed: Unseeded in the top bracket.

Back points: Bryant opens his first trip to states with top bracket No. 6 seed Jake Legotte of Roxbury in the prelims. The winner will face Region 7 champ Justin McTamney of Bordentown in the prequarterfinals.

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