NUTLEY, NJ -- Three Livingston wrestlers got all the way to the championship round of the NJSIAA District 9 tournament on Saturday, but in the end, each of them were beaten by a wrestler from Delbarton.
Austin Paris, Jason Wittlinger and Anthony Petrillo all represented the Lancers in the final round of the tourney. In the semifinals, Paris pinned Daniel Jennings of Nutley in 3:30 in the 195-pound class. At 132 pounds, Wittlinger decisioned Nutley's Dean Polewka, 8-3. At 126, Petrillo pinned Glen Ridge's Jesse Samuelson in 52 seconds.
The championship round saw Luke Chakonis score a 13-1 major decision over Paris, Jack Sharma decision Wittlinger, 7-0, and Jack Napeloni decision Petrillo, 10-4.
Other Livingston wrestlers who reached the semifinals were Zach Vera, Sean Neary, Eddie Padilla, Stratos Kantanas, Max Lee, Alessadro Zacheo, David Ferreira and Nick Boffa.