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ALJ’s Chris Fuschetto Advances to the NJSIAA Wrestling State Tournament

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Arthur L. Johnson High School junior Chris Fuschetto finished second place in the Region 4 Wrestling Tournament and is excited to see how the Wrestling State Tournament. Credits: Jerry Fuschetto
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CLARK, NJ -  Arthur L. Johnson High School junior Chris Fuschetto continues to add to his outstanding wrestling season. He advanced to the NJSIAA Wrestling "Meet of Champions" after qualifying Saturday in the NJSIAA Region 4 Tournament at Union High School. 

“In the regionals last week, I felt I wrestled pretty well,” he said. “I still think there are some tweaks and adjustments I need to make before the states.”

The state championship will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey over the March 3-5 weekend. 

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“Going into the states, I’m pretty confident,” he said. “I’m excited for the opportunity to wrestle down in Atlantic City and make so much noise and also have fun doing it. I’m excited to see what happens.”

On Saturday, February 18, in the NJSIAA District 13 Semifinal Round at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, he defeated Michael Massa of Seton Hall Prep High School by a 6-1 final decision.

In the semi-final round of the regional competition on Saturday, Fuschetto beat Aaron Coleman of Iselin Kennedy High School with a pin at 6:48.  In the final round, Chris Scorese of Cranford defeated Fuschetto via decision (3-1), putting the Crusader in second place over all in the weight class.

Fuschetto currently holds a 32-2 personal record this season with three pins. He achieved the milestone of 100 career wins in the Crusaders’ season finale against Franklin High School on Friday, February 10.

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