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Wrestling: West Essex Places Fourth in District Tournament; Six Wrestlers Advance to Regions

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RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ - Chris Zaccaria's first-place finish at 145 pounds highlighted West Essex's fourth-place team showing in the District 7 wrestling tournament. West Essex had 121.5 team points.

Moving on to regions with Zaccaria next week are Mike Ruane, RJ Bell, Noah Strauss, Peter Kenny and Joe Melillo.

Noah Strauss came in second for his weight class at 152 pounds; Mike Ruane finished third at 120 pounds; Peter Kenny was third at 170, Joe Melillo was third at 195; and RJ Bell was third at 132.

Billy Garofalo and Jonathan Bartley each finished fourth at 106 pounds and 126 pounds, respectively. Bardhyl Gashi was also a fourth-place winner at 220 pounds for West Essex High School.

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