MENDHAM, NJ -- The West Essex wrestling team won the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 3 championship Friday night with a 36-27 victory over Mendham.
In a tight, evenly contested match, the only pin of the night for West Essex was by Samuel Carsillo at 182 pounds. The Knights move on to the overall Group 3 state semifinals Sunday in Toms River.
The full results:
132 pound Peter Tringali (Mendham) tech fall over Billy Garofalo, 18-2, 4:16
138 pound Darren Jones (West Essex) maj. dec. Luke Colannino, 10-0
145 pound Alex Winant (Mendham) tech fall over Jonathan Bartley, 21-6, 4:50
152 pound Alex Jones (West Essex) maj. dec. Justin Hyde, 12-4
160 pound Drew Donohue (West Essex) dec. Robert Chittenden, 5-2
170 pound Peter Kenny (West Essex) dec. Andrew Bryan, 10-5
182 pound Samuel Carsillo (West Essex) pinned Shaan Dhirmalani, 5:08
195 pound Luke Dignazio (West Essex) maj. dec. Sebastian Quinn, 18-7
220 pound Gage Armijo (Mendham) pinned Vasili Tsilionis, 0:21
285 pound Bardhyl Gashi (West Essex) won by forfeit.
106 pound Jack Bertha (Mendham) tech fall over Mike Pescatore, 19-3, 6:00
113 pound Ricky Cassidy (West Essex) dec. Tristan Navarino, 3-2
120 pound Carson Barry (West Essex) dec. Chris Tringali, 6-4