Columbia HS wrestling team boasts nice mix this season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Under first-year head coach Mike Freedman, the Columbia High School varsity wrestling team has a nice mix of talented youth and veteran leadership. The Cougars, who open the season Dec. 15 at Chatham, will be led by their four captains: Blake McGowan, Devin Rocha, Hunter Dallison, and Galileo Hetherington. “The four captains […]

Former Columbia HS wrestling coach Hal Garwin to be feted

Former Columbia HS wrestling coach Hal Garwin to be feted

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Hal Garwin, who stepped down as head varsity wrestling coach at Columbia High School at the end last season, will be honored with a Retirement Party at the annual CHS Wrestling Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 27. Garwin has been involved with wrestling in the Maplewood and South Orange communities […]

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 […]