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Warren Reid and James Lynch
Legendary High School East coach Warren Reid has seen some talented wrestlers in his day, from Michael Conklin to future UFC champion and Hall of Famer Frankie Edgar. Reid, the only wrestling coach in the school's history and with more than 400 victories and counting to his name, now has James Lynch as next in the lineage of Raider wrestling greats. Photos by Allison Goodwin

Feb. 27, 2024-- Even within a program as storied as High School East wrestling, James Lynch is making a name for himself.

Take his most recent run of success, for example. At the NJSIAA District 25 finals Feb. 17, Lynch won the 285-lb title. A week later, at the Region 7 finals, he won again. During a district-wide wrestling tournament, the junior was named Most Outstanding Wrestler.

That degree of success comes with the territory when you simply won't lose. James Lynch is, after all, 34-0.

James Lynch headshot

No wonder he's smiling.

The next stop for the Raider wrestler is Atlantic City, and the State Championships Tournament this weekend. On behalf of everyone at High School East and throughout the district, we wish James the best of luck!