St. John Vianney wrestling's Patrick O'Keefe has a new weight for the post-season

HOLMDEL – The cut to try and be able to wrestle in the 113-pound weight class became too much for St. John Vianney sophomore Patrick O’Keefe.

“It was hard to make weight and maintain it,” O’Keefe said Thursday night after St. John Vianney advanced to the NJSIAA Non-Public B championship match with a 56-21 victory over Red Bank Catholic. “I wasn’t wrestling the best I could at the time. I went up where it felt good and where I could compete the best.”

O’Keefe, the NJSIAA runner-up at 106 pounds last season and the Shore Conference Tournament runner-up at 113 pounds this season, went up three weight classes Thursday night and wrestled at 132 pounds. He recorded a solid 16-2 major decision over Michael Milke in the first bout of the match.

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