Henchy's surprising season as a first-year wrestler ended with a second-period pin loss to Christian Janco of Bergen Catholic in the first round of wrestlebacks. Janco ended the match at 2:24 of the second period.
Henchy continued his surprising season with a 2-1 decision in double overtime over Caldwell's Joseph Bongo. Henchy snapped a 1-1 deadlock by escaping in the second overtime period.
Henchy, a first-year wrestler, moved into the wrestlebacks after suffering a 35-second pin against Don Bosco Prep's Zack Chakonis.
Chris Henchy, Absegami, Sr. (30-5)
Seed: Unseeded in the bottom bracket.
Record vs. state qualifiers: 1-2.
Henchy’s road to Atlantic City: Finished second in District 32 and third in Region 8.
Back points: Henchy is one of the top stories of the season as a first-year wrestler reaching the state tournament. Henchy opens with bottom bracket No. 8 seed Joseph Bongo of Caldwell. The Henchy-Bongo winner will face top-seeded Zach Chakonis of Don Bosco Prep. Chakonis finished second in the state last season.