NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex wrestling team won the Section 2, Group 3 title Friday night with a 34-31 victory over Warren Hills.
In a close match, the four victories by pin made the difference for the Knights (18-4). Bardhyl Gashi (285 lbs.), Alex Jones (145 lbs.), Darren Jones (138 lbs.) and Ricky Cassidy (126 lbs.) scored those West Essex pins.
106 pound: Shawn Redfield (Warren Hills) d. Joey Macrino, 5-4.
113 pound: Gregory Slivka (Warren Hills) d. Anthony Barra, 11-6.
120 pound: Jared Lee (Warren Hills) md. Jack Ruane, 11-3.
126 pound: Ricky Cassidy (West Essex) p. Michael Drazek, 0:16
132 pound: Carson Barry (West Essex) d. Logan Nauta, 6-5.
138 pound: Darren Jones (West Essex) p. Maximus Pagano, 0:45
145 pound: Alex Jones (West Essex) p. Geir Nemeth, 1:03
152 pound: Stephen Malia (Warren Hills) won by forfeit.
160 pound: Owen Frizzell (Warren Hills) won by forfeit.
170 pound: Nicholas Hildebrandt (Warren Hills) d. Nicholas Lagreca, 8-1.
182 pound: Matt Zaccaria (West Essex) d. Jarett Pantuso, 5-3.
195 pound: Samuel Carsillo (West Essex) md. Michael Galka, 22-8.
220 pound: Tyler McCatharn (Warren Hills) p. Vin Rubino, 5:50
285 pound: Bardhyl Gashi (West Essex) p. Matthew Moreno, 0:17