PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Chiefs made easy work of the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 Wrestling Tournament on Monday, defeating them 53-11 in the PHS Anthony Gymnasium.
Wrestling at 152 lbs., the Chiefs’ Joseph Hatcher remains undefeated this season after pinning Bridgewater-Raritan’s Brett MacMath at the 3:42 mark.
“Tonight was a good win,” said Dan Smith, the Chief’s head coach. “We came into the section this year as the No. 1 seed which is definitely a positive for us, something we were aiming for all year so we achieved that small goal.”
The Chiefs’ record moves to 14-5 overall, 5-2 in the GMC Red Division. The Panthers fall to 5-16 overall, 4-2 in the conference division.
Piscataway advances to play Perth Amboy, who they recently defeated on Senior Night, in the semi-final round this Wednesday at home again in the PHS Anthony Gymnasium.
170: Michael Petite (Piscataway) over Jeremy Vazquez (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Fall 1:06)
182: Nick Recine (Piscataway) over Xavier Garay (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Fall 0:30)
195: Paris Foster (Piscataway) over Mohammed Rashid (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Fall 1:38)
220: Jake Raboy (Bridgewater-Raritan) over Samuel Rogers (Piscataway) (Decision 7-2)
285: David Greene (Piscataway) over (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Forfeit)
106: Daniel Mikita (Piscataway) over Donald Lessing (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Fall 3:55)
113: Billy Irwin (Piscataway) over (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Forfeit)
120: Maximus Parra (Piscataway) over Michael Shimko (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Major Decision 9-1)
126: Matt Sacco (Bridgewater-Raritan) over Erick Valentin (Piscataway) (Major Decision 11-2)
132: Brock Gandarillas (Bridgewater-Raritan) over Robert McEvoy (Piscataway) (Major Decision 12-0)
138: Marcus Petite (Piscataway) over Josh Molinilla (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Major Decision 10-0)
145: Gabriel Rodrigues (Piscataway) over Mike Winchock (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Decision 8-6)
152: Joseph Hatcher (Piscataway) over Brett MacMath (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Fall 3:42)
160: Double Forfeit