Wilhelm's season ended with a last-second, overtime loss to Edison's William Provalac. Provalac registered a takedown with three seconds left in the first overtime to earn a 6-4 victory.
Wilhelm suffered a 9-4 loss to Paulsboro's Ronnie Gentile in the pre-quarterfinals. Gentile recorded four takedowns in the bout, including two in the second period.
Matt Wilhelm, Southern Regional, Jr. (30-2)
Seed: Top bracket No. 8 seed.
Record vs. state qualifiers: 5-0.
Wilhelm’s road to Atlantic City: Won his second District 24 title and then won his first Region 6 title.
Back points: Wilhelm has won all five matches he wrestled against state qualifiers this season but has perhaps the toughest draw of any wrestler in the area for states. Despite winning a region title, Wilhelm will face top-seeded Ronnie Gentile of Paulsboro in the pre-quarters. Gentile finished second in the state last season and is ranked 16th in the country at 138.