February 2, 2014 at 1:35 PM
NEWTON, NJ -Several members of the Chatham Wrestling Club traveled to Newton to compete in the Kittatinny Holiday Wrestling Tournament last month and Graham Abramo dominated the 75-pound weight class to bring home a gold medal for Chatham.
Graham won gold in what is considered to be one of the toughest wrestling tournaments in New Jersey. Graham beat his first opponent from Sparta 9-4 and then beat a wrestler from Kittatiny, 5-1, to win the title.
Cambyses Khani (47), the youngest wrestler at this tournament to represent Chatham, took third place. Cambyses beat his first opponent, 5-2. He then suffered a second-round loss, but bounced back to win his third match in overtime.
Older brother Darius Khani (60) also took third place. After suffering a first-round loss, Darius bounced back to beat his next opponent, 6-2, pinned his third opponent and then lost a close one 2-0.
Niccolo Colucci (130) also came in third place after winning two consecutive matches ( one by pin) after a close, 4-2, first-round loss. Jacob Mahon (105) came in fourth place. Mahon beat his first opponent ,7-0, lost his second match on points, beat a wrestler from Roxbury, 4-2, and then lost his last match.
John Rohe (70) started the day off strong by pinning his first two opponents, but then suffered two consecutive losses to finish the day in fifth place. His brother, Michael Rohe (76), also started the day off strong by pinning his first opponent, but then suffered two consecutive losses to also finish the day in fifth.
Connor Cortese also came in fifth place. Connor pinned his first opponent, lost his second match, pinned his third opponent and then beat his final opponent 10-2.
To learn more about the Chatham Wrestling Club contact John Nonnenmacher at email@example.com