NUTLEY – Frank Gabriele's first-place finish at 132 pounds highlighted Verona's fourth-place team showing in the District 10 wrestling tournament. Verona had 106 team points. The top three individuals in each weight class advance to next week's regional tournament at West Orange.
Moving on to regionals with Gabriele next week are Jimmy Loudon, John Gabriele, Nick Fierro, and Billy Fauerbauch.
Jimmy Loundon came in second for his weight class at 120 pounds; Frank's brother John Gabriele finished third at 145 pounds; Nick Fierro was second at 160 pounds; and Billy Fauerbauch was third at 182 pounds.
Nick Riggio and Billy Czupac each finished fourth at 152 pounds and 195 pounds, respectively.
The regional tournament will be held in Tarnoff Gym at West Orange High School as follows:
Feb. 22 and 25: Doors open for fans at 4:30 p.m. and the tournament begins at 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 26: Doors open for fans at 7:30 a.m. and the tournament begins at 9:00 a.m., ending at 3:30 p.m.
There will be small charge at the door and refreshments will be available throughout the tournament.
For more information, contact the office of Athletic Director Ronald Bligh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All photos courtesy of Heidi Huze.