St. Augustine Prep’s Tom Gattinella and Hammonton’s David Williams each joined the 100-win club on Saturday.
Gattinella (120 pounds) won all four matches he wrestled as the Hermits participated in the Jack K. Callender Jr. Memorial Rock Yard Duals at Council Rock North High School (Pa.).
Gattinella, a two-time District 32 champ and two-time state qualifier, now has 103 career wins and is the 11th wrestler in Prep history to win 100 matches.
“It just shows that I’m in an elite club with all those other guys,” Gattinella said. “It shows that I was one of the elite wrestlers to go through the Prep.”
Gattinella said he was happy to get past the accomplishment.
“That was one of my first goals I had written down when I got to high school my freshman year,” Gattinella said. “It’s a huge load off my chest.”
Tom Lynd (285) was the only other wrestler to win all four matches for the Prep, which lost all four duals it wrestled in.
Jarred Hodges (132) and Tyler Sentman (170) each won three of four matches at the tournament.
Absegami and Lower Cape May were also at the tournament and also lost all four matches they wrestled.
Defending District 32 champ Jack Willette (152) and heavyweight Roman Rudisill each won three matches for the Braves.
Williams picked up win No. 100 as part of the South Jersey Duals at Kingsway Regional, where the Blue Devils finished fourth.
Williams, like Gattinella, won four matches and now stands at 103 victories for his career.
He’s the fourth wrestler in Hammonton history to surprass 100 wins.
“It felt pretty nice,” Williams said. “It’s somewhat of an honor. Not everybody gets it so it was pretty nice.”
Williams and heavyweight Robert Frederico were the only Blue Devils to win all four matches at the South Jersey Duals at Kingsway Regional.
Hammonton, dealing with injuries, won just one of its four matches.
Millville and Egg Harbor Township were also at the Duals.
Millville continued its impressive start to the season with three wins in four matches to improve to 6-1 this year.
The Thunderbolts beat Hammonton 51-26, Collings-wood 42-28 and Washington Township 39-30 but fell 43-30 to Delsea Regional.
EHT, defending Cape-Atlantic League American Conference champions, beat Hammonton 39-36 and Washington Township 39-31 and lost to host Kingsway and Clearview Regional.
Southern Regional, the No. 1 team in The Press Elite 11, opened it’s tri-meet with a 40-22 win over St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) before running into the buzzsaw that is Bergen Cath-olic.
The defending State Non-Public A champs beat the South Jersey Group IV champion Rams 40-18.
Jesse Bauta picked up Southern’s only bonus points in the match with a pin at 220 pounds.
Andrew Tonneson (126), Zach Wilhelm (132), Chris Serpico (152) and Gerardo Jorge (170) all won decisions.
Bergen Catholic features defending state champion Johnny Sebastian (pin at 182) and freshman Nick Suriano (forfeit win), the No. 1 106-pounder in the country according to InterMat.
Oakcrest, Mainland Regional and Cumberland Regional each won two out of three matches in their respective quads.
Justin Mitchell (152/160) and Connor Dindak (285) each had three pins as Oakcrest beat Overbrook and Palmyra by identical 51-24 scores and lost to Haddon Heights.
Timothy Lenzsch won three matches, including two pins, as Mainland beat Barnegat and Holy Spirit.
John Fitzpatrick (152/160) and David Evans (220) each won both matches they wrestled.
Andrew DiJoseph was Cumberland’s only triple-winner as the Colts beat Atlantic City and Lindenwold.