Columbia HS wrestling team enjoys solid end to season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – This year, the Columbia High School Cougar varsity wrestling team, coached by Hal Garwin and Joel Rosario, was composed of five freshmen, five sophomores, four juniors, and three seniors. The young squad did well in the two in-season tournaments, finishing third and fourth in the 10-team tournaments. The wrestlers continued to improve […]

H.S. Wrestling Region 3 results

Region 3 At West Orange H.S. Feb. 22 First Round 106: Michael Rodriguez (Becton) d. Dominic Cofone (Nutley) 8-6; Darren Jones (Caldwell) d. Jacy Jones (Montclair) 7-1; Jake Bursese (Hanover Park) t.f. Kenneth Ramos (North Bergen) 5:33 (15-0); Will Grater (Queen of Peace) d. Matthew Nichter (Livingston) 9-2. 113: Alex Strashinsky (Delbarton) d. Alex Lyon […]

Columbia HS wrestler Devin Rocha finishes second at District 10

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Devin Rocha finished second in the 126-pound weight class to lead the Columbia High School varsity wrestling team at New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association District 10 tournament held at Nutley HS, Feb. 17-18. Rocha, a sophomore, took second after dropping a tough 7-6 decision to Delbarton’s John Cuming in the final. […]

Ralph Ravix and Blake McGowan lead Columbia HS wrestling team at Essex County Tournament

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Ralph Ravix finished in fifth place and Blake McGowan took eighth place in their respective weight classes to lead the Columbia High School varsity wrestling team at the Essex County Tournament at Codey Arena in West Orange, Jan. 19-20. Ravix pinned Bloomfield’s David Broderick in 2:39 in the fifth-place consolation of the […]

Columbia HS wrestling team posts fine efforts during winter break; features six place-winner in Rahway Holiday Tournament

MAPLEWOOD – The Columbia High School wrestling team competed in two dual meets and in the Rahway Holiday Tournament during the winter break. The Cougars lost in two hard-fought meets to J.P. Stevens, 30-45, and Orange, 36-42. Against J.P. Stevens, the Cougars forfeited three weight classes and won four weights classes. Freshman 113-pound Cahill Love […]

Columbia HS wrestling team finishes impressive second place at the Irvington Christmas Tournament to begin the season

Columbia High School Cougar wrestlers opened their 2016-17 season with a fine performance at the first of two holiday tourneys. The grapplers finished a strong second at the eight-team tournament to favorite Irvington at the Irvington Christmas Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 17. The team entered 11 wrestlers in the 14 weight classes , placing seven. […]

Columbia HS wrestling team hopes to pin down fine season

Cougars optimistic with solid returning nucleus

Columbia HS wrestling team hopes to pin down fine season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School wrestling team had a losing record last season, but that is a bit deceiving. With a few less forfeits, which were caused by lack of wrestlers, the Cougars would have been above .500 since they won or were even in the actual matches wrestled. This was particularly evident […]

HS wrestling season set to begin Dec. 16, with changes to road to Atlantic City

HS wrestling season set to begin Dec. 16, with changes to road to Atlantic City

  The high school varsity wrestling season begins Dec. 16, and this season offers changes when it comes to the road to Atlantic City, site of the invididual championships. The NJSIAA realigned the district and region tournaments for the 2016-17 season. The districts will be held the weekend of Feb. 17-18. The regions will be […]