Ridgewater’s Peralta is third at nationals

Warriors Take Fourth in Non-Scholarship Division at NJCAA

Ridgewater, led by their sophomores, took fourth in the Non-Scholarship Division of the NJCAA Tournament last weekend in Spokane, WA. The sophomores put together a 11-7 record to lead the Warriors.

Harper won the Non-Scholarship Division again this year with a score of 84. Nassau was second with 67 points, while third through fifth was divided by a point-and-a-half. Middlesex was third with 26.5 points, Ridgewater fourth with 26 and Glouscester was fifth with 25 points.

Ridgewater’s Travis Peralta went 5-1 and finished third at 174 pounds to lead the Warriors. Peralta received a first-round bye, then won his second match by a major decision. He was knocked out of the championship bracket in the quarterfinals, then won four straight matches to reach the third-place match, where he beat Khari Washington of Harper, Ill., 3-0. Peralta is the only Warrior to earn All-America status this season. This marks the second time Peralta has received this honor. Travis placed 6th in 2010.

Fellow Sophmore Trevor Krueger went 3-2 and came within one win of earning All-American honors at 165 pounds, but lost to Isaiah Tatum of NIACC. Nate Friederich went 2-2 including a pin. Ryan Krause went 1-2.

Freshmen Javior Portilo went 2-2 while fellow freshmen Mariano Portillo and Lonny Booshu were unable to come up with a victory.

The Warriors 26 points placed them in 18th overall in the  tournament, which includes teams from all NJCAA divisions.

How Ridgewater fared:

125 pounds
LONNY BOOSHU: lost 4-13 maj to Heriberto Quintana, MDS … was pinned by Jesse Barber, PT, 6:56

133 pounds
NATE FRIEDERICH: was pinned by Jesse Hillhouse, NW, 6:41, decisioned Luke Campbell, SPART, 5-0 … pinned Richard Serna, WW, 1:55 … was pinned by Gabriel Roman, MDS, 6:45

141 pounds
JAVIER PORTILLO: won 3-2 dec over Tim Coughlin, NIA … lost 7-21 maj to Kodie Silvestri, NAS …won by maj Paul Cadek, JT, 10-1 … lost 1-8 dec to Braden Morwy, NIC

149 pounds
MARIANO PORTILLO: lost 2-9 dec to Tyler Peet, AS, … lost 5-16 maj to Kevin Lewis, NIACC

157 pounds
RYAN KRA– USE: lost by technical fall to Uxsonn Ramirez, RL, 1-16 … dec Brian Herold, NAS, 6-4 … lost 3-13 maj to Sean Baker, YCC

165 pounds
TREVOR KRUEGER: won dec over Caleb Crump, 6-2 … lost 7-15 maj to Teho Jensen-Innis, ROC … won dec over Kyle Buckley, LA, 4-2 … pinned Dylan Bushby, WW, 2:09 … lost 8-21 maj to Isaiah Tatum, NIACC

174 pounds
TRAVIS PERALTA: first-round bye … maj Jon McArdle, MDS, 17-6 … lost 6-8 dec to Keithen Cast, NW … dec Emilio Gonzales, NIACC, 2-1 … dec Carl Foreside, IC, 4-1 … maj Jules Doliscar, NAS, 12-3 … dec Khari Washington, HARP, 3-0 … third place

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