Wrestling: Three Livingston Wrestlers Advance to Region Tournament


LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School wrestling team found tremendous success in the District 12 individual tournament on Saturday in Livingston, where Anthony Petrillo, Matthew Nichter and Austin Paris placed in the top 3 of their respective weight classes and will advance to this week’s regional tournament.

Junior Anthony Petrillo continued his already stellar season, taking first place in the 113-pound class, while still having lost only once this year. Petrillo took down both Connor Cortese of Chatham and Charlie Treston of Randoph to take the district title in his weight class.  

Nichter (106 pounds) took second place and Paris (195 pounds) took third in their respective weight classes.

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Paul Silvestri also had an impressive day, placing 4th in the 170-pound weight class.

Warren Hills took home the District 12 title with 224 total points and 10 wrestlers advancing to regions. North Bergen came in second and Randolph in third overall. Livingston placed seventh.

The region tournament will be held in West Orange next weekend, beginning Feb. 24.  The top four finishers in each weight class at the regions will then advance to the state tournament in Atlantic City.

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