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ALJ Takes 6th in District Wrestling, Two Advance to Regionals

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The 2016 Arthur L. Johnson High School Wrestling Team Credits: Scott Bohm
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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – High school wrestling action continued this past weekend, and the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders placed sixth overall in the NJSIAA District 12 wrestling tournament that took place on Friday and Saturday at South Plainfield High School.

Sophomore Christopher Fuschetto advances to the next round of the state tournament with a first place finish in the 126 lb. weight class. He holds a 33-0 record on the season and a career record of 66-4.  This is Fuschetto’s second trip to the Region 3 tournament, and he goes in as the No. 1 seed in his weight class.

“Chris is very physical and intense,” Coach Michael Siter said of Fuschetto’s style. “Chris makes wrestling look easy when he is on the mat."

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Also heading to the Region 3 tournament is senior Kyle Gregorio. He finished the districts in second place in the 132 lb. weight class. This is Gregorio’s third career trip to the regional match-up and he will compete as the No. 6 seed in his division.

Finishing their district matches in fourth place were 145-pound Wyatt Bohm, 160-pound Sebastian Iakovchevi and 195-pound James Walsh.

"These three wrestlers gave it their all and I am very proud of their performance," Siter said.

Fuschetto and Gregorio will take to the mats in the Region 3 Tournament on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Union High School.

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