PASSAIC VALLEY, NJ – Seven Montville High School wrestlers survived and advanced to next week's NJSIAA Region 2 tournament after finishing in the top 3 of their weight class at Saturday's NJSIAA District 8 Tournament at Passaic Valley High School.
Connor Meytrott (138 pounds), Dominic Fano (152 pounds), Liridon Leka (220 pounds) and Parker Fox (285 pounds) each won their weight class and earned a berth in next week’s Region 2 tournament at Mount Olive High School.
Joining them is Brandon Teresa (second place – 106 pounds), Ronald Rumsby (third place – 126 pounds) and Joe Daddario (third place – 160 pounds), who each finished in the top 3 of their weight class.
As a team, Montville finished second, nine points behind District 8 winner Wayne Valley.
Meytrott cruised to the top of the 138-pound podium by pinning his first two opponents before winning by a 5-0 decision in the championship bout.
Fano won all three of his bouts via pin fall, including a technical fall in the 152-pound championship match.
After winning his first two matches of the tournament, Leka edged out Passaic Valley’s Thomas Marretta by a 5-3 decision to win the 220-pound title.
Fox repeated as the 285-pound champion by picking up two early pins in the semifinals and championship bouts.
120-pounder Phil Trovato just missed advancing to next week by placing fourth in the class.
Here is a list of all Montville High School place winners. The top three finishers in each weight class advance to next week’s Region 2 tournament.
106 – 2nd place: Brandon Teresa
120 – 4th place: Phil Trovato
126 – 3rd Place: Ronald Rumsby
138 – 1st Place Connor Meytrott
152 – 1st Place Dominic Fano
160 – 3rd Place Joe Daddario
220 – 1st Place Liridon Leka
285 – 1st Place Parker Fox