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.

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.