The Watchung Hills Wrestling Association "A" level wrestlers lost to Bridgewater Wednesday, after battling back from early setbacks.
The final score was 51-36, after Watchung Hills fell behind in points in the first six matches. A late rally—with four consecutive pins—pulled the team back into the match, but it wasn't enough to overcome a forfeit at 70 lbs. and some close matches.
The meet at Watchung Hills Regional High School was held in conjunction with the high school wrestling team's first home meet. Many of the varsity wrestlers began at WHWA, and many of the younger wrestlers stayed to watch the high school meet.
Watchung Hills 36, Bridgewater 51
50 Robby Strano, BW, dec. over Lorenzo Percario, WHWA; 53 Tommy Hughes, BW, dec. over Vincent Lee, WHWA; 57 Kosta Mavridikis, WHWA, pinned Alex Weiner-Goldsmith, BW; 60 Bret Wolin, BW, pinned Michael Scuderi, WHWA; 67 Vinnie LaStella, BW, dec. Dominick Miller, WHWA; 70 WHWA forfeit; 73 E.J. Matthewson, BW, pinned Danny Miller, WHWA; 77 Nick Ciraulo, WHWA, pinned Stephen Albanese, BW; 80 Michael Winchock, BW, dec. Jake Stasil, WHWA; 80 Matthew Sacco, BW, pinned Joe Donegan, WHWA; 83 Robby Saum, WHWA, pinned Gary LaStella, BW; 87 Justin Hayward, WHWA, pinned Joseph Magrini, BW; 95 Michael Miller, WHWA, pinned Dylan Glassberg, BW; 102 Michael Murray, WHWA, pinned Stuart Orlando, BW; 110 Paul Hamilton, BW, dec. Ben Allgor, WHWA; 240 Allen Choy, BW, pinned Ryan Murray, WHWA.