HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Watchung Hills Wrestling earned a three peat on Saturday and Sophomore Nico Calello won Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Somerset County Tournament. Four Warriors were crowned champions and Watchung Hills won its third straight team title. All on Watchung Hills' head coach Jimmy Huff's birthday. Somerville took second place.
“We came into the tournament today with high expectations, but knowing full well that every weight class was going to be hotly contested, and that we would have to scrap for every victory that we earned,” said WHRHS head coach James Huff. “I thought that the boys wrestled well on the whole as a team, and while we have a lot more work to do, I’m proud of what they accomplished today. Go Warriors!”
Calello (106), and juniors Jake Bash (145), Blake Bahna (160) and John Dusza(195) won individual county titles. Gerard Aroneo, Dylan Kolakowski, and Jack Murray placed second.
Nico Calello wins by fall 1:16 placing 1st in the County.
John Dusza wins by fall 5:35 placing 1st in the county.
Blake Bahna wins by tech fall 4:42 placing 1st in the county.
Jake Bash wins by fall 1:36 placing 1st in the county.
Gerard Aroneo loss by fall 1:50 placing 2nd in the county.
Dylan Kolakowski loss by decision 6-1 placing 2nd in the county.
Jack Murray loss by fall 2:46 placing 2nd in the county.
Freshman Hunter Seubert defeated Kyle O`Hara (Rutgers Prep School), 5-3 to place third, and Michael Scuderi defeated Nick Colombaroni (Manville), 4-2 to place third.
Sophomore Chris Huljack lost to Gerard Zukowitz (Somerville) 3-1 to place fourth
Somerset County Champions by weight class are:
106 pound: Nico Calello (Watchung Hills)
113 pound: Cole Psemeneki (Hillsborough)
120 pound: Jaden Williams (Franklin)
126 pound: Ryan Duguay (Ridge)
132 pound: Xavier Pena (Bound Brook)
138 pound: Mark Venson (Bound Brook)
145 pound: Jake Bash (Watchung Hills)
152 pound: Alexander Martinez (Bound Brook)
160 pound: Blake Bahna (Watchung Hills)
170 pound: Shane Lallkissoon (Manville)
182 pound: Brett MacMath (Bridgewater-Raritan)
195 pound: John Dusza (Watchung Hills)
220 pound: Andrew Taddeo (Ridge)
285 pound: Marcus Estevez (Franklin)
182: Gavin Jones Phillips (North Plainfield) d. Colin Walsh (Bernards), 3-1 to place third.