UNION, NJ - Seven Watchung Hills grapplers qualified to wrestle in the quarter-finals of the NJSIAA Region 4 Tournament on Friday night, and six will move on to the semi-finals Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Blake Bahna, Danny Miller, Nick Ciraulo, Jacob Stasil, Rob Saum, Vince Mattaliano, and Justin Hayward all wrestled Friday night and all but Bahna move on. Consolation finals are set for 2 p.m. with finals at 3 p.m.
Bahna lost a 3-0 decision to Aiden Taylor of Voorhees. Miller, Ciraulo, Saum, and Mattaliano won by decision. Stasil and Hayward each pinned their opponents.
All in the semi-finals advance to next weekend’s NJSIAA Individual Wrestling State Championship in Atlantic City.
The semi- final pairings are:
106: CJ Composto, Westfield vs. Patrick Phillips, Brearley. Anthony White, South Plainfield vs. Gabriel Leo, Roselle Park.
113: Luke Hoerle, Westfield vs. Sean Reindero, St. Peter's Prep. Nicholas Sacco, Bridgewater-Raritan vs. Frank Diesso, North Hunterdon.
120: Matthew Armamento, Roselle Park vs. Aidan Taylor, Voorhees. David Loniewski, South Plainfield vs. Brock Laggini, Somerville.
126: Joe Heilmann, South Plainfield vs. Danny Miller, Watchung Hills. Michael Kelly, St. Peter's Prep vs. Mark Montgomery, Roselle Park.
132: Charles Cunningham, Seton Hall Prep vs. Jon A Mejia, Roselle Park. Tommy Fierro, South Plainfield vs. Nick Ciraulo, Watchung Hills.
138: Andrew Gapas, North Hunterdon vs. Aaron Coleman, Iselin Kennedy. Christopher Fuschetto, Johnson vs. Maguire Pecci, Seton Hall Prep.
145: Rhise Royster, Rahway vs. Joe Sacco, South Plainfield. Jeff Johnson, Middlesex vs. Jacob Stasil, Watchung Hills.
152: Owen Smith, New Providence vs. Jack Cannon, Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Rob Saum, Watchung Hills vs. Tucker Kirchberger, North Hunterdon.
160: John Poznanski, Colonia vs. Jacob Vega, Carteret. Danny Young, Seton Hall Prep vs. William Hughes, North Hunterdon.
170: Quinn Haddad, Gov. Livingston vs. Alex Garcia, Seton Hall Prep. James Cruz, St. Peter's Prep vs. Vincent Mattaliano, Watchung Hills.
182: Justin Hayward, Watchung Hills vs. Brenden Hedden, South Plainfield. Niccolo Colucci, St. Peter's Prep vs. Sebastian Iakouchevitch, Johnson.
195: Sam Wustefeld, Scotch Plains-Fanwood vs. Jonathan Guardado, North Plainfield. Scott Fernandes, Voorhees vs. Luke Niemeyer, South Plainfield.
220: Frank Coghan, Carteret vs. Rob Schork, Cranford. Sam Huff, Voorhees vs. Nick Nyers, Woodbridge.
285: Lewis Fernandes, Voorhees vs. Carl Napoleon, Irvington. Jacob Pidgeon, Somerville vs. Nikolaos Diakides, Seton Hall Prep.