NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School wrestling team took on Northern Burlington and Absegami in the first part of the Jack Welch Duals on Friday.

Newton won a close match over Northern Burlington 35-30. Newton wins:

  • 106 lbs. Valerio Sanchez in a 5-3 decision
  • 120 lbs.  Nathan Fitt in an 11-10 decision
  • 126 lbs. Danny Cleary in a 15-3 major decision
  • 132 lbs. Thaylor Sibblies in a 6-5 decision
  • 138 lbs. JoJo Lotruglio pinned in 3:00
  • 145 lbs. Nick Costa in an 11-2 major decision
  • 170 lbs. Trevor Aughenbaugh pinned in 1:00
  • 195 lbs. Julian Siblies pinned in 1:36

The Braves lost by five to Absegami, with a final score of 40-35. Newton wins:

  • 120 lbs. Danny Cleary in a 15-0 decision with a TF at 4:46
  • 126 lbs. Nathan Fitt pinned in 3:02
  • 132 lbs. Thaylor Sibblies in a 4-0 decision
  • 138 lbs. Nick Costa pinned in 1:46
  • 182 lbs. Trevor Aughenbaugh pinned in 4:20
  • 195 lbs. Julian Sibblies in a 3-1 decision

The Newton High School wrestling team moved their overall record to 6-5 and their NJAC division record to 3-1. They will host rivals Kittatinny on Thursday, January 23, beginning at 7 p.m.