Hodges did not wrestle Saturday. He lost by forfeit to Westfield's Matt Barber.


Hodges suffered a heart-breaking, overtime loss to Roxbury's Craig Roumes in the prelims. The match was tied 2-2 through regulation and the first two overtimes. Roumes escaped with three seconds remaining in the ultimate tiebreaker.

Jarred Hodges, St. Augustine Prep, Jr. (29-5)

Seed: Top bracket No. 7 seed.

Record vs. state qualifiers: 2-4.

Hodges’ road to Atlantic City: Finished second in District 32 and second in Region 8.

Back points: Hodges is making his second trip to states at Boardwalk Hall and will open with unseeded Craig Roumes of Roxbury in the prelims. If the seeds play out, Hodges would face returning state placewinner Jason Gaccione of High Point in the pre-quarters. Gaccione finished fourth in the state at 145 last season.

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.