WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills is going to Toms River. The Warriors defeated Westfield in the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2 Group 5 finals on Friday for their second straight Championship, 36-25.

“Incredibly proud of this Warrior wrestling team for winning their second straight sectional championship in a row,” said WHRHS Director of Athletics Dan Root. “Looking forward to the group meet on Sunday. Go Warriors !!”

Root presented the trophy to WHRHS head coach James Huff. Video here.

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“What an amazing night in front of an amazing crowd,” Huff said. “Back to back sectional titles was one of the many goals that we wanted to reach this year. I am extremely proud of the effort the wrestlers gave and can’t thank the coaching staff enough for getting us to where we were today. The second time winning the sectional title in the schools history is in amazing feeling! This is truly a family and it wasn’t done without the youth program and all the families committing to the off-season workouts.”

 

The Match started at 160 pounds with Frank Medina of Watchung Hills winning by major decision over Jordan Simpson of Westfield. Amaury Flores pinned at 170, Vincent Mattaliano won a nail biter at 182, And Mike Salerno took over at 285 and pinned Westfield’s Abdul Kharboutli in 12 seconds.

 

The match results are 8-6 in favor of Watchung Hills and are:

 

106 lbs

Nico Calello WH

9

Luke Jacobs W

1

Major Decision

 

113 lbs

Quinn Gimblette W

5

Dylan Kowakalski WH

2

Decision

 

120 lbs

Luke Hoerle W

4

Jake Bash WH

1

Pin - 1:25

 

126 lbs

Jeremy Silber W

7

Jack Murray WH

2

Decision

 

132 lbs

CJ Composto W

14

Blake Bahna WH

3

Major Decision

 

138 lbs

Nick Ciraulo WH

6

Anthony Ciotta W

2

Pin - 1:37

 

145 lbs

Eddie Williams WH

9

Theo Dardia W

0

Major Decision

 

152 lbs

Luke Scanlon W

8

Dominick Miller WH

2

Decision

 

160 lbs

Frank Medina WH

12

Jordan Simpson W

3

Major Decision

 

170 lbs

Amaury Flores WH

5

Devin DeRosa W

0

Pin - 1:28

 

182 lbs

Vincent Mattaliano WH

8

Tim Miller W

7

Decision

 

195 lbs

Brendan Loder W

8

Gerard Aroneo WH

3

Pin - 3:13

 

220 lbs

John Dusza WH

5

Jonathan Heard W

2

Decision

 

285 lbs

Mike Salerno WH

2

Abduhl Kharboutli W

0

Pin - 0:12

 

 

Watchung Hills will next wrestle in Toms River on Sunday at 2 p.m.