EAST HANOVER, NJ – The Hanover Park High School wrestling team participated in the Beast of the East tournament at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware over the weekend. 

One of the biggest wrestling events on the east coast, with a ton of New Jersey representation, the Hornets were highlighted by junior and top-seeded Joey Olivieri and senior and 12th-seeded Gianluca Birnbaum. 

Birnbaum lost by tech fall in the third round. 

Olivieri reached the final at 132 pounds and took on Jimmy Carmany of Brecksville (Ohio). Olivieri lost a heartbreaker after he was reversed with three seconds left to lose 2-1. A 2018 state champion, Olivieri will be among the state’s best once again this season.