Sentman and St. Peter’s Prep’s James Kellner were scoreless through the first period in first wrestlebacks. Sentman nearly rode him out in the second, allowing an escape with 14 seconds left. Kellner then rode him out in the third to win 1-0.
Sentman was unable to stay on his feet, getting taken down once in the first period and three more times in the third. He dropped a 10-3 decision to Brandon Simon from JFK-Iselin.
Tyler Sentman, St. Augustine Prep, Sr., (34-4)
Record vs. state qualifiers: 2-3.
Highlight wins: Won by a 15-0 technical fall against fellow state qualifier (at 182) Victor Defrance of Delsea. Won a 4-2 decision against second-seeded Nick Elmer of Penns Grove in the Region 8 semifinals on March 2 to earn a spot in the final.
Seed: Bottom bracket No. 8 seed.
Back points: Sentman opens states with J.F. Kennedy’s Brandon Simon in the prelims. The winner will face unbeaten bottom bracket No. 1 seed Ethan Ramos of Hawthorne in the prequarters. Ramos finished fourth in the state at 170 last season.