WEST ORANGE, NJ - Verona High School Wrestling took third place at the 2017 Essex County Tournament in West Orange on Friday.  

The team scored a total of 147.5 points finishing behind Seton Hall Prep who had 228 points and Cedar Grove who scored 166 points. Nick Fierro took the championship at 160 lbs.  Billy Czupak came in second at 195 lbs.  Jimmy Loudon (120 lbs.), Frank Gabriele (132 lbs.) and John Gabriele (145 lbs.) also reached the podium by finishing third.

Verona hosts West Essex on Wednesday at 7 p.m.