PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Chiefs made easy work of the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 Wrestling Tournament on Monday, defeating them 53-11 in the PHS Anthony Gymnasium.  

Wrestling at 152 lbs., the Chiefs’ Joseph Hatcher remains undefeated this season after pinning Bridgewater-Raritan’s Brett MacMath at the 3:42 mark.

“Tonight was a good win,” said Dan Smith, the Chief’s head coach. “We came into the section this year as the No. 1 seed which is definitely a positive for us, something we were aiming for all year so we achieved that small goal.”

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The Chiefs’ record moves to 14-5 overall, 5-2 in the GMC Red Division. The Panthers fall to 5-16 overall, 4-2 in the conference division.

Piscataway advances to play Perth Amboy, who they recently defeated on Senior Night, in the semi-final round this Wednesday at home again in the PHS Anthony Gymnasium.

MATCH RESULTS:

170: Michael Petite (Piscataway) over Jeremy Vazquez (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Fall 1:06)

182: Nick Recine (Piscataway) over Xavier Garay (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Fall 0:30)

195: Paris Foster (Piscataway) over Mohammed Rashid (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Fall 1:38)

220: Jake Raboy (Bridgewater-Raritan) over Samuel Rogers (Piscataway) (Decision 7-2)

285: David Greene (Piscataway) over (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Forfeit)

106: Daniel Mikita (Piscataway) over Donald Lessing (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Fall 3:55)

113: Billy Irwin (Piscataway) over (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Forfeit)

120: Maximus Parra (Piscataway) over Michael Shimko (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Major Decision 9-1)

126: Matt Sacco (Bridgewater-Raritan) over Erick Valentin (Piscataway) (Major Decision 11-2)

132: Brock Gandarillas (Bridgewater-Raritan) over Robert McEvoy (Piscataway) (Major Decision 12-0)

138: Marcus Petite (Piscataway) over Josh Molinilla (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Major Decision 10-0)

145: Gabriel Rodrigues (Piscataway) over Mike Winchock (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Decision 8-6)

152: Joseph Hatcher (Piscataway) over Brett MacMath (Bridgewater-Raritan) (Fall 3:42)

160: Double Forfeit

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