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