Lynd's season ended with a first-round pin against Zachary Suarez, from New Milford. Suarez earned the pin in 31 seconds.


Lynd dropped a tough, 4-2 decision to Camden's Andrew Stevens in overtime. Lynd led 2-1 before getting called for stalling with three seconds left in regulation. Stevens scored the winning points on a takedown with three seconds remaining in the first overtime.

Tom Lynd, St. Augustine Prep, Jr. (31-8)

Seed: Bottom bracket No. 6 seed.

Record vs. state qualifiers: 3-7.

Lynd’s road to Atlantic City: Won his second District 32 title and his first Region 8 title.

Back points: The two-time District 32 champ is making his first trip to states and finds himself in one of the most wide-open weight classes of the tournament. Lynd opens with unbeaten Region 7 champ Andrew Stevens of Camden in the pre-quarters. Stevens is the bottom bracket No. 3 seed.

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.