Updated Mar 06, 2020; Posted Mar 06, 2020
NJSIAA State Wrestling Championships, opening round - 220By Bill Evans | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Delbarton sophomore P.J. Casale continued to tech his way through the 220-pound bracket at the NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics State Wrestling Championships and top seed Kyle Jacob of Paramus ended the impressive postseason run of Moorestown’s Robert Damerjian.
Casale won all three matches by technical fall, including a 15-0 win over Kittatinny’s Jackson Crawn in the quarterfinals. Casale will face St. Joseph (Mont.'s) Michael Toranzo, an 8-5 winner over Gage Armijo of West Morris Mendham in the semifinal on Friday night.
On the other side of the bracket, Jacob – a state finalist a year ago – defeated Damerjian, who had taken the state by storm after returning from a broken thumb just a week-and-a-half before districts.Damerjian roared to district and region titles and reached the state quarterfinal before running into Jacob.
Jacob will face another South Jersey standout, Pitman’s Zane Coles, in the semifinal. Coles was impressive in defeating Rahway’s Joshua Darisme, 11-1.Bill Evans can be reached at email@example.com or by leaving a note in the comments below. Follow him on Twitter @BEvansSports. Like our NJ.com High School Wrestling Facebook Page.