WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Five wrestlers from West Essex High School, and one from Caldwell, won titles at the Essex County Tournament at Codey Arena Friday night.
West Essex finished second to Seton Hall Prep in the team standings. Caldwell was fifth.
Alex Jones of West Essex pinned Peter Haverick of Nutley in 3:45 in the 152-pound championship round and was named the outstanding wrestler of the tournament. Alex' brother, Darren Jones, was the winner at 138 pounds with a victory by disqualification over Connor Decker of Seton Hall Prep.
Ricardo Caamano of Caldwell was the champion at 113 pounds, where he decisioned West Essex' Mike Pescatore, 7-1, in the final.
Carson Barry of West Essex won the 132-pound final, 4-3, over Cahil Love Jr. of Columbia. Sam Carsillo of West Essex was the 182-pound champion with a pin of Tyson Carroll of Columbia in 4:46. Bardhyl Gashi of West Essex was the 285-pound champ after a 5-1 decision over Billy Searle of Nutley.
Ricky Cassidy of West Essex was the runner-up at 126 pounds, where he battled Larry Melchionda of Seton Hall Prep before losing a 6-4 decision.
Essex County Wrestling Finals
106: 1-Dominic Tafuri (Cedar Grove) d. 3-Joseph Sciarrone (Seton Hall Prep), 10-8 (SV)
113: 1-Ricardo Caamano (Caldwell) d. 2-Mike Pescatore (West Essex), 7-1
120: 4-Gabriel Jimenez (Seton Hall Prep) d. 3-Michael Policarpio (Millburn), 6-3
126: 1-Larry Melchionda (Seton Hall Prep) d. 2-Ricky Cassidy (West Essex), 6-4
132: 1-Carson Barry (West Essex) d. 3-Cahil Love Jr. (Columbia), 4-3 (TB-2)
138: 1-Darren Jones (West Essex) won by DQ against 3-Conner Decker (Seton Hall)
145: 2-Cole Carroll (Seton Hall Prep) d. 1-David Guerra (Belleville), 6-4 (SV)
152: 1-Alex Jones (West Essex) p. 2-Peter Haverick (Nutley), 3:45
160: 1-Jack Wilt (Seton Hall Prep) d. 2-Sal Mainiero (Nutley), 11-5
170: 4-Hakim Fennell (Belleville) d. 2-Stratos Kantanas (Livingston), 5-4
182: 3-Sam Carsillo (West Essex) p. 4-Tyson Carroll (Columbia), 4:46
195: 1-Michael Massa (Seton Hall Prep) d. 2-Adonis May (West Orange), 2-1 (TB-2)
220: 3-Andrew Mitzak (Seton Hall Prep) p. 1-Edwin Louis (Irvington), 2:47
285: 1-Bardhyl Gashi (West Essex) d. 2-Billy Searle (Nutley), 5-1
Team scores: 1-Seton Hall Prep, 259.5; 2-West Essex, 227; 3-Livingston, 146; 4-Nutley, 131; 5-Caldwell, 106; 5-West Orange, 106; 7-Irvington, 99; 8-Belleville, 90.5; 9-Cedar Grove, 89; 10-Bloomfield, 67; 11-Millburn, 62; 12-Verona, 52.5; 13-Columbia, 49; 14-Newark Academy, 46; 15-Orange; 16-Montclair, 29; 17-Newark Collegiate, 12; 18-Glen Ridge; 11; 19-Barringer, 8; 19-East Side, 8; 21-Weequahic, 2