EMERSON, N.J. -- This day was 48 years in the making.
The Cavos defeated Old Tappan to give Woods his 601st, and then upended Nutley, 54-25, for the record-breaking milestone.
Junior Nicholas Maselli won by way of fall in the 130-pound and final match of the meet, sending those in attendance to their feet to congratulate Woods.
Woods, who has been an influential figure at Emerson and Emerson/Park Ridge for 46 out of his 48 years as a head coach, became the second wrestling coach in New Jersey history reach the 600-win plateau on Thursday once the Cavos cruised past Tenafly, 72-3.
The 71-year-old Woods took a job as an assistant at Randolph right out of college and has steadily become one of the most recognized names in high school sports within the Garden State.
With only two losses this season, Emerson has clinched its league title. The Cavos begin North 1 Group 1 playoffs on Monday.