SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Westfield completed its sweep of sports match-ups against Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Friday with a 40-25 victory on the mats in the annual Pin Cancer wrestling meet.

Wrestlers at the lighter weights led the Blue Devils to victory as grapplers at 106, 113, 120, 126,132, and 138 lbs. all won their matches. Raider victories on the evening usually were decisive as senior Nick Palazzolo (0:56) and Sam Wustefeld  (1:09) both scored quick pins.

"We have to get back to basics -- work on offense, work on defense and rise to the occasion," said Scotch Plains-Fanwood assistant wrestling coach Jesse Martinez. "We need to dig deeper and finish stronger."

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After the match, the rivals posed together for a group photo as part of the annual Pin Cancer effort. Proceeds from Friday's action will go to cancer research.


106 lbs:
Jake Bencivenga, Westfield, won a major decision over Andre Carinhas, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 17-7

113 lbs:
CJ Composto, Westfield, pinned Michael Fleck, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, at 1:20

120 lbs:
Luke Hoerle, Westfield, won by technical fall over Justin Sidebottom, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 15-0

126 lbs:
Quinn Gimblette, Westfield, defeated Jeremy Lenart, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 4-3

132 lbs:
Jeremy Silber, Westfield, won a major decision over Jacob Perone, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 10-2

138 lbs:
Luke Scanlan, Westfield, won by decision over Bobby Root, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 4-0

145 lbs:
Jack Cannon, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by decision over Emmett Smith, Westfield, 6-3

152 lbs:
Mikey Ramos, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won a major decision over Sean Dwyer, Westfield, 17-7

160 lbs:
Jordan Simpson, Westfield, pinned Zachary Fleischman, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, at 1:15

170 lbs:
Nicholas Palazzolo, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, pinned Isaiah Reese, Westfield, at 0:56 (see video below)

182 lbs:
Tim Miller, Westfield, won a decision over Alex Oslislo, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 5-1

195 lbs:
Sam Wustefeld, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, pinned Russ Weber, Westfield, at 1:09

220 lbs:
Brendan Loder, Westfield, pinned CJ Estevez, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, at 2:30

285 lbs:
Walter Thomas, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, won by forfeit