Brown advanced into the second round of wrestlebacks via forfeit over Michael Derin of High Point.

Brown's season ended in his next match, a 4-1 loss to Paramus' Alex Sebahie. Sebahie did all his scoring in the second period.


Brown fell into the wrestlebacks with a 10-1 major decision defeat against Christian Bassdino, of Hanover Park, in the prelims. Bassdino grabbed a 5-0 lead on a takedown and three-point near fall in the first period and maintained command.

Bryan Brown, Southern Regional, Sr. (21-8)

Seed: Unseeded in the top bracket.

Record vs. state qualifiers: 2-4.

Brown’s road to Atlantic City: Won the District 24 tournament and finished third in Region 6.

Back points: Brown opens with top bracket No. 5 seed Christian Bassolino of Hanover Park. The winner of the Brown-Bassolino preliminary will face fourth-seeded J.P. Asolese of Bergen Catholic in the pre-quarters. Ascolese is the Region 2 champ.

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.

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