Wrestling: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Defeats New Providence, 45-18, at Salute to Service Match

Credits: Marla Wustefeld
Salute to Service match was held on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Credits: Marla Wustefeld
Credits: Marla Wustefeld
Credits: Marla Wustefeld
Michael Fleck Credits: Marla Wustefeld
Zach Fleischman Credits: Marla Wustefeld
Credits: Marla Wustefeld

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Raider wrestling improved to 6-5 on the season as Scotch Plains-Fanwood defeated New Providence, 45-18, on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Before the match, both teams participated in a Salute to Service Wrestling Match, a combined effort of SPFHS Coach Marc Fabiano and New Providence Coach John Scholz.

"We honored those who have served our country and the police, firefighters and EMT's from the communities," Coach Fabiano said. "It was a very special night tonight for the community and wrestlers. It is always a nice thing to honor those who serve, protect, and help our communities and country."

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As for the wrestling action, the match featured some great contests.
"Jack Cannon was bumped up from 138 to 145 to wrestle Owen Smith from New Providence. It was a very competitive match with it going all the way to overtime and sudden victory with Owen winning 2-1," said Coach Fabiano.
"Michael Fleck (106) and Jeremy Lenart (113) had two big wins at the end of the match for Scotch Plains," Coach Fabiano added. "Michael and Jeremy continue to get better every match. They are hard workers in the room and are always pushing each other."

106 lbs: Michael Fleck, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 9-5 decision over John Palmer,  New Providence
113 lbs: Jeremy Lenart, Scotch Plains-Fanwood pinned Connor Gavagan, New Providence  (0:14)
120 lbs: Nino Natale, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by forfeit
126 lbs: Joe Varela, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by forfeit  
132 lbs: Mateo Velez, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by forfeit
138 lbs: Mike Bottazzi, New Providence, 6-2 decision over Matthew Fleck, Scotch Plains-Fanwood
145 lbs: Owen Smith, New Providence, 2-1 decision over Jack Cannon, Scotch Plains-Fanwood
152 lbs: Joe Delia, New Providence, 13-12 decision over Nick Palazzolo, Scotch Plains-Fanwood    
160 lbs: Chris Reynolds, New Providence, 6-0 decision over Alex Oslislo, Scotch Plains-Fanwood  
170 lbs: Dante Tripicchio, New Providence pinned Zachary Fleischman, Scotch Plains-Fanwood (4:46)
195 lbs: Ethan Johnston, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by forfeit
220 lbs: Liam Hickey, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by forfeit
285 lbs: Billy Root, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by forfeit is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.

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