WESTFIELD, NJ – In just its second year as a varsity program after a more than two-decade hiatus, Saint Joseph (Metuchen) finished an impressive fourth at the District 14 Wrestling Championships held at Westfield High School on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Cranford won the tournament with 204 points. The Cougars were led by first-place finishes from Colin Murray (145 lbs.), Max Nock (170 lbs.), Evan Kanterman (195 lbs.), and Kevin Shriner (285 lbs.)

Host team Westfield finished second, thanks to wins by Luke Jacobs (113 lbs.), Quinn Gimblette (120 lbs.), Luke Hoerle (126 lbs.), Jeremy Silber (132 lbs.), and Luke Scanlan (160 lbs.).

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Saint Joseph concluded its season at 16-9, surpassing the pre-season expectations, according to head coach Mike Carbone.

“We have had a lot of kids step up this year,” Carbone told TAPinto. “One of the highlights of the season was our one-point victory over Bridgewater-Raritan on January 25. That was a big win for us.”

Freshman Giovanni Alejandro was the winner at 106 lbs. for Saint Joseph. The Falcons had second place finishes from David Rosenfarb (120 lbs.), Vincent Genna (126 lbs.) and Gianni Principato (285 lbs.). Anthony Bistany, who won the first home match for Saint Joseph in last year’s return of the sport, finished third at 113 lbs.

Earlier in this month, in the NJSIAA South Jersey, Non-Public A Tournament, the Falcons defeated Red Bank Catholic, 42-34, in the quarterfinals before Christian Brothers defeated them, 57-19 in the semifinal round. Saint Joseph also had impressive wins against local rivals JFK - Iselin, East Brunswick, Highland Park, JP Stevens, and Colonia, as well as victories against Morris Catholic, Parsippany, Bayonne, Lyndhurst, New Providence, Carteret, Monmouth, Princeton and Wallkill Valley.

Team Totals

 

Team

Points

1

Cranford 

204.0

2

Westfield 

184.0

3

Bridgewater/Raritan 

127.0

4

St. Joe - Metuchen 

99.5

5

Voorhees 

91.0

6

Union 

62.5

7

Metuchen 

62.0

8

Millburn 

57.0

9

Bayonne 

54.0

10

A.l. Johnson 

26.0

Individual Results

106
1st Place - Giovanni Alejandro of Saint Joseph (Metuchen)
2nd Place - Ethan Composto of Westfield
3rd Place - Will Fernandez of Cranford
4th Place - Bavly Halaka of Bayonne

113
1st Place - Luke Jacobs of Westfield
2nd Place - Seven Rich of Voorhees
3rd Place - Anthony Bistany of Saint Joseph (Metuchen)
4th Place - Daniel Smith of Bridgewater/Raritan

120 lbs.
1st Place - Quinn Gimblette of Westfield
2nd Place - David Rosenfarb of Saint Joseph (Metuchen)
3rd Place - Michael Policarpio of Millburn
4th Place - Patrick Kalnins of Cranford

126 lbs.
1st Place - Luke Hoerle of Westfield
2nd Place - Vincent Genna of Saint Joseph (Metuchen)
3rd Place - Francesco Rossiter of Metuchen
4th Place - Hunter Cryan of Voorhees

132 lbs.
1st Place - Jeremy Silber of Westfield
2nd Place - Jimmy Gluck of Cranford
3rd Place - Jack McGowan of Metuchen
4th Place - Michael Cross of Union

138 lbs.
1st Place - Nicholas Sacco of Bridgewater/Raritan
2nd Place - Luke DiGiovanni of Cranford
3rd Place - Michael Murphy of Westfield
4th Place - Tyler Haynes of Metuchen

145 lbs.
1st Place - Colin Murray of Cranford
2nd Place - Mike Mosier of Voorhees
3rd Place - Tyler Hisko of Bridgewater/Raritan
4th Place - Anthony Ciotta of Westfield

152 lbs.
1st Place - Christian Rodriguez of Union
2nd Place - Sam Cohen of Millburn
3rd Place - Christian Esposito of Cranford
4th Place - Karim Khan of Metuchen

160
1st Place - Luke Scanlan of Westfield
2nd Place - Garrett Loescher of Voorhees
3rd Place - shane Kanterman of Cranford
4th Place - Koby Williams of Metuchen

170 lbs.
1st Place - Max Nock of Cranford
2nd Place - Leonardo (Trey) Spina of Bridgewater/Raritan
3rd Place - Quamek Fearon of Union
4th Place - Dennis Choe of Millburn

182 lbs.
1st Place - Brett MacMath of Bridgewater/Raritan
2nd Place - Justin Alpaugh-Mclean of Cranford
3rd Place - Elijah Erving of Metuchen
4th Place - Liam Haggerty of Millburn

195 lbs.
1st Place - Evan Kanterman of Cranford
2nd Place - Nick Cordero of Bridgewater/Raritan
3rd Place - Zach Tong of Voorhees
4th Place - Gerald Rovelo of Bayonne

220 lbs.
1st Place - Keith Simon of Bayonne
2nd Place - Jonathan Heard of Westfield
3rd Place - Aiden Schwereizer of Bridgewater/Raritan
4th Place - Michael Hood of Union

285 lbs.
1st Place - Kevin Shriner of Cranford
2nd Place - Gianni Principato of Saint Joseph (Metuchen)
3rd Place - Jack Mosier of Voorhees
4th Place - Thano Kofos of A.l. Johnson

Saint Joseph High School (145 Plainfield Ave., Metuchen) is a private, Catholic all-boys college preparatory school located on 70 acres operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, who have been active in American education since their arrival from Lyons, France, in 1847. The faculty is comprised of competent lay and religious educators. The school draws students from a wide geographic area encompassing over 40 school districts and over 75 grammar schools in Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties, as well as outlying areas. To learn more, call (732) 549-7600 or email admissions@stjoes.org. Visit www.stjoes.org

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