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Wrestling Continues Streak With Dominant Win Over East Brunswick

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SELENA LUONG ’26
Nyekir Eato ’25 holding his opponent down.

The Eagles won their fourth match of the winter wrestling season on Friday, January 5, maintaining the team’s undefeated record in the season. Edison ended up with 52 points compared to 27 for East Brunswick.

The meet was full of individual successes for the team. Fernando Avellan ‘26 started out strong by handily winning the first match and securing six points for Edison. He continued his dominant start to the season, winning all four of his matches. While the Eagles lost their next two matches, they would mount a comeback to build a strong lead with pins by Justin Duggan ‘25, Jaden Delabarrera ’24, and Nyekir Eato ‘25.

Caleb Hounakey ’25 in a grappling position on the mat. (Selena Luong ’26)

The rest of the meet would feature similar results for Edison, as they would go on to win five matches compared to three for East Brunswick. Christopher Eagle ‘24, Sean Eagle ‘26, Jeremy Negron ‘26, and Lucas Almonte ‘25 all won for Edison. Negron remains unbeaten this season, and Christopher Eagle ‘26 won his third match of the season.

The whole wrestling team was ecstatic following the victory. Head Coach Mr. Scott Gerba made some game-time decisions, changing the lineup to help ensure victory.

“Extreme situations require extreme measures,” said Gerba on the victory. “We felt like if we did not move around our lineup that we were going to lose. East Brunswick is a big rivalry match so we decided to take some chances to win the match. We asked Justin Duggan and Jaden Delabarrera to move up in weight to help the team win. This would come with risks but the two of them took on the challenge. Jeremy Negron also defeated a highly-ranked opponent that had defeated him earlier in the week. We won the match. We gambled and won but you had to be ready to take the risk!”

Lucas Almonte ’25 grappling his opponent. (Selena Luong ’26)

Edison currently stands at number one in the White Division of the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) and number two in the conference as a whole. Edison has continued right from where they ended last season, as it was 20-4 with the best record in the White Division. They have attained this success despite having a much harder schedule than the previous year. Moreover, the Eagles not only won all their games but won all of their games by twenty or more points. The team looks forward to maintaining this success for the remainder of the season.

Game statistics are available at NJ.com.

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YASHASVI KOMPELLA '27
YASHASVI KOMPELLA '27, Staff Writer
Yashasvi Kompella is a staff writer for the "Eagle's Eye" and is a current freshman. Yashasvi is a member of the STEM Academy and enjoys participating in a wide variety clubs, such as Quiz Bowl and MUN. Yashasvi also likes playing the viola and volunteering in his free time.
KAVAN MALAVIYA ‘27
KAVAN MALAVIYA ‘27, Staff Writer
Kavan Malaviya is a freshman staff writer for "The Eagle's Eye." Outside of school, he enjoys playing the flute and alto saxophone, reading, and playing sports.
ESHAN JHAVERI ‘27
ESHAN JHAVERI ‘27, Staff Writer
Eshan Jhaveri is a freshman working as a Staff Writer for The Eagle's Eye. When he is not writing, Eshan enjoys playing the piano and engineering. He also enjoys running long distance and is a runner on the esteemed Edison High School cross country team.
SELENA LUONG ’26
SELENA LUONG ’26, Staff Photographer
Selena has been a member of the EHS Film Club since late December of 2023 and is a regular photography contributor to The Eye. She is the manager, videographer, and photographer of the EHS Wrestling Team. When she's not at a wrestling match you can find her at other sports or school events, as she tries her best to take pictures of every sport at least once. Other than being a photographer, Selena loves listening to music, being part of Student Council, hanging out with her friends, and making art.
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