Livingston to Host District 12 Wrestling Tournament; Anthony Petrillo Earns Top Seed

Anthony Petrillo earns first county championship and top seed in district tournament

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When the NJSIAA District 12 wrestling tournament begins on Saturday, the Livingston High School varsity wrestling team will play host to Secaucus, Randolph, Whippany Park, Cliffside Park, North Bergen, Chatham, Warren Hills, St. Mary of Rutherford and Madison.

The top three wrestlers in each district will advance to regions next week.

The first round for this district will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday with the final round currently set for 3 p.m. at Livingston High School’s Fitness and Wellness Center.

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Anthony Petrillo, who currently holds a record of 24-2, earned the top seed for the 113-pound weight class. Petrillo was recently named Livingston Athlete of the Week for earning his first county championship. (See story HERE.)

In addition to Petrillo, four Livingston wrestlers were also seeded in the top 5 of their respective weight classes, including Matthew Nichter (No. 2), Kenneth Newman (No. 4), Austin Paris (No. 3) and Joshua Zacher (No. 5).

The following is a list of all participating Livingston wrestlers and their seeds for the tournament:

Matthew Nichter, Grade 11: 106 pounds – No. 2 seed in his weight class – 19-6 record

Anthony Petrillo, Grade 11: 113 pounds – No. 1 seed in his weight class – 24-2 record

Drew DiGangi, Grade 10: 120 pounds – No. 6 seed in his weight class – 14-14 record

Jason Wittlinger, Grade 10: 126 pounds – No. 8 seed in his weight class – 2-8 record

Riley Devlin, Grade 10: 138 pounds – No. 8 seed in his weight class – 2-22 record

Anthony Newman, Grade 9: 145 pounds – No. 7 seed in his weight class – 3-3 record

Kenneth Newman, Grade 11: 152 pounds – No. 4 seed in his weight class – 7-12 record

Michael Wong, Grade 11: 160 pounds – No. 7 seed in his weight class – 9-15 record

Paul Silvestri, Grade 11: 170 pounds – No. 6 seed in his weight class – 3-7 record

Camillo Garcia, Grade 12: 182 pounds – No. 6 seed in his weight class – 5-18 record

Austin Paris, Grade 10: 195 pounds – No. 3 seed in his weight class – 8-1 record

Nick Boffa, Grade 10: 220 pounds – No. 8 seed in his weight class – 3-12 record

Joshua Zacher, Grade 12: 285 pounds – No. 5 seed in his weight class – 16-6 record 

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