TOMS RIVER, NJ - Watchung Hills Wrestling fell to Manalapan in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA Group 5 Championships on Sunday, 39-36.
“Not the outcome we wanted today in the state semi finals, but I thought overall we wrestled a great dual meet season,” said WHRHS head coach Jim Huff. “To be County, conference, and sectional champs this year with only one senior in a lineup says a lot about our character as a team. We are excited for this week coming up where we have the district tournament. We are looking to win districts as a team again and get as many kids to the regional tournament as possible. Please come out and support our team as we host districts on Saturday starting at 9 AM. Go Warriors!”
106: Nico Calello (Watchung Hills) p. Anthony Vitola, :31
113: Justin Schifter (Manalapan) md. Dylan Kolakowski, 15-4.
120: Chris Balzano (Manalapan) p. Teagan Wittmaack, 4:32
126: Vincent DePierro (Manalapan) won by forfeit.
132: Jason Schifter (Manalapan) d. Christian Calvo, 4-1.
138: Jason Porcaro (Manalapan) md. Lenny Calvo, 11-3.
145: Hunter Konstantoulas (Manalapan) p. Steven Brown, 3:00
152: Jack Murray (Watchung Hills) p. Thomas DeVito, 1:08
160: Blake Bahna (Watchung Hills) won by forfeit.
170: Christopher Baker (Watchung Hills) won by forfeit.
182: Gerard Aroneo (Watchung Hills) won by forfeit.
195: Gavin Claro (Manalapan) md. Adam Claxton, 12-3.
220: John Dusza (Watchung Hills) p. George Zavalnik, 4:11
285: Matt Kovacs (Manalapan) p. Hunter Seubert, 1:37