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Rivera wins state title with dramatic last second pin

CBA’s Sebastian Rivera comes back from a 4-0 deficit to pin Delbarton’s Patrick Glory with one second left in the match to win the 113 pound New Jersey state wrestling championship.  SSZ was there for the amazing finish along with complete Sunday coverage from Atlantic City

CBA’s Sebastian Rivera brought thousands to their feet at Boarwalk Hall in Atlantic City with his last second pin against Delbarton’s Patrick Glory in the state wrestling finals.  SSZ was there for the match and brings you a recap of the 113 pound state finals:

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CBA assistant coach Dave Santamaria (left) and head coach Russ Witt (right) celebrate Sebastian Rivera’s pin to win the 113 pound state title

For CBA, it’s their second ever state champion on the mat and first since 1969.  Rivera was the lone Shore Conference state champion.  Toms River East’s Andrew Meyers reached the championship round, but fell to Bound Brook’s Stephan Glasgow:

A total of 12 Shore Conference wrestlers made it to the podium on Sunday in Atlantic City.  Three grapplers won third place bouts including Middletown North’s Anthony Ventrano and a pair of Wall Crimson Knights:

Shore Conference Wrestlers who earned medals in the state championship individual wrestling finals:

106 pounds: Luke Ecklof, Saint John Vianney, 8th place

113 pounds: Sebastian Rivera, CBA, 1st place

120 pounds: Gianni Ghione, Brick Memorial, 4th place

132 pounds: Owen McClave, Toms River South, 5th place

138 pounds: Cole Corrigan, Toms River South, 7th place

145 pounds: John Finnerty, Point Pleasant Beach, 5th place

152 pounds: Andrew Meyers, Toms River East, 2nd place

170 pounds: Brett Donner, Wall, 3rd place

182 pounds: Anthony Vetrano, Middletown North, 3rd place

195 pounds: Matt McKenzie, Wall, 3rd place

195 pounds: Jack LaCorte, CBA, 8th place

220 pounds: Eric Keosseian, Howell, 8th place

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