WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills upset one of New Jersey's top wrestling teams when they beat Clifton 40-30 on Saturday. Palmer Ferrara, Drew Searfoss and Rob Saum all pinned their opponents. 

The Warriors will host a home match Wednesday Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. against the winner of the first round match Monday night between Perth Amboy and Union. 

Watchung Hills will look to defeat either of those teams, working to advance to the finals where the top four teams will compete at the Pine Belt arena in Toms River on Sunday.

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All Watchung Hills Wrestling Association wrestlers and the community are invited to come out and support the Warrior wrestlers on Wednesday and Friday. Almost all of the young Warrior team have wrestled together from K to 8th grade in the WHWA program.


Results from the Clifton match are:


138 - Justin Hayward (Watchung Hills Regional) over James Murdoch (Clifton) (Dec 8-2)

145 - Palmer Ferrara (Watchung Hills Regional) over Mohammed Abualhuda (Clifton) (Fall 0:44) 

152 - Drew Searfoss (Watchung Hills Regional) over Nidal Haq (Clifton) (Fall 1:02) 

160 - Patrick DePasque (Clifton) over Joe Senatore (Watchung Hills Regional) (Dec 5-1) 

170 - Sami Tamimi (Clifton) over Mike Salerno (Watchung Hills Regional) (Fall 1:35) 

182 - Nicholas Nosal (Clifton) over Jason Jeronimo (Watchung Hills Regional) (Fall 3:05) 

195 - Elvis Samayoa (Watchung Hills Regional) over Andrii Danyliuk (Clifton) (MD 11-0) 

220 - Anaes Allan (Clifton) over Joe Ross (Watchung Hills Regional) (Dec 7-2) 

285 - Diego Parra (Clifton) over Calvin Davis (Watchung Hills Regional) (Fall 0:35) 

106 - Danny Miller (Watchung Hills Regional) over Unknown (For.) 

113 - Matthew DePasque (Clifton) over Ed Williams (Watchung Hills Regional) (Fall 1:42) 

120 - Nick Ciraulo (Watchung Hills Regional) over Christopher Zaccone (Clifton) (Inj. [time]) 

126 - Rob Saum (Watchung Hills Regional) over Anthony Millan (Clifton) (Fall 3:15) 

132 - Jacob Stasil (Watchung Hills Regional) over Anthony Tudda (Clifton) (SV-1 8-7) 


Team Score: WH 40 – Clifton 30