FLANDERS, NJ — Joining the West Essex High School wrestlers in the preliminary round of the Region 2 tournament at Mount Olive High School on Wednesday are Morris Knolls, Passaic Valley, Cedar Grove, Montville, Roxbury and Paterson.
The following is a list of West Essex wrestlers who advanced to this round based on their performance in last weekend’s district tournament and their seeding for the upcoming tournament:
Chris Zaccaria (145 pounds, 1st Place, No. 1 seed)
Noah Struss (152 pounds, 2nd Place, No. 6 seed)
Mike Ruane (120 pounds, 3rd Place, No. 10 seed)
RJ Bell (132 pounds, 3rd Place, No. 13 seed)
Joseph Melillo (195 pounds, 3rd Place, No. 13 seed)
Kenny Peter (170 pounds, 3rd Place, No. 15 seed)
The top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the NJSIAA Wrestling Individual State Championships in Atlantic City on March 3-5.
Click HERE to read more about the District 10 tournament, in which the West Essex wrestlers placed fourth overall.
The regional tournament schedule is as follows:
Wednesday: Preliminary round
Saturday Morning: Semifinals, wrestle backs
Saturday night: Championship finals and consolation finals (3rd - 5th place)