Sunday

Jorge lost to Sean Roesing of Seacaucus 3-1 to finish in eighth place.

Saturday

Jorge dropped into the wrestlebacks with a 3-0 loss to Don Bosco Prep's Luke Farinaro in the quarterfinals. Farinaro broke a scoreless tie with an escape and takedown in the second period. Jorge was unable to mount a rally in the third.

Jorge stayed alive in the consolations with a 5-4 decision over Vincen Mattia, of Whippany Park.

Jorge lost in the consolation quarterfinals with a 3-2 decision to Phillipsburg's Jake Kocsis. But he can still wrestler for seventh/eighth place on Sunday.

Friday

Jorge prevailed in double overtime in the prelims against Beaton's Nathan Bueno. Jorge broke a 3-3 tie with an escape in the second overtime, then rode out Bueno to clinch the win.

Jorge earned another double-overtime win in the pre-quarterfinals, this time topping Holy Cross' Kenny Long 4-3.

Gerardo Jorge, Southern Regional, Sr. (28-8)

Seed: Unseeded in the bottom bracket.

Record vs. state qualifiers: 2-5.

Jorge’s road to Atlantic City: Finished second in District 24 and third in Region 6.

Back points: Jorge has a tough road ahead of him. The Southern senior opens with bottom bracket No. 4 seed Nathan Bueno of Becton with the winner advancing to meet No. 5 seed Kenny Long of Holy Cross in the pre-quarters.

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.