Sunday, March 10, 2013
State tournament underway in Atlantic City.
Watchung Hills Regional wrestler Mike Magaldo decisioned Hanover Park's Genaro Cuccolo 3-1 to claim third place in the 126 lbs. bracket at the state wrestling tournament at Atlantic City, Sunday. Magaldo, last year's champion in the 120 lbs. bracket, was decisioned 4-1 by Anthony Giraldo, of North Bergen, in the quarterfinals, according to TrackWrestling.com. Magaldo's season ends with a 44-4 record. In the 138 lbs. bracket, Matt Coppola was pinned in the wrestleback final for third place to Richard Lewis, of Toms River East. UNdeated Gary Dinmore, of Hunterdon Central, topped him in the quarterfinal to set up the wrestleback round. Coppola ends ther season with a 40-3 record. In yesterday's third round action in the 170 lbs. bracket, Mike…
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Watchung Hills set back by South Plainfield,
The Section 3 regionals wrapped up Saturday at Union High School, with four Watchung Hills Regional wrestlers moving into the final round—but ended up having to settle for second places in the tournaments, according to NJ.com. First up after the final round started was Mike Carroccia (170 lbs.), who lost a 7-2 decision to Brearley's Joe Balboni. South Plainfield's wrestlers proved to be the undoing for Watchung Hills. Troy Heilman, of South Plainfield, pinned Anthony DiRosa at 1:57 to take the 145 lbs. title, and Matt Coppola lost to Anthony Ashnault (pinned at 4:40). Defending State Champion Mike Magaldo lost a 5-2 decision to Corey Stasenko (South Plainfield) in the 126 lbs. bracket.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Wrestling regional tournament continues Saturday in Union.
Watchung Hills Regional has three wrestler advacing to Saturday's final rounds of the regional tournament underway in Union, according to NJ.com's live blog from the tournament. Alex Pollera started the day with a 7-0 decision over Westfield's John Fuller, at 113 lbs., and followed with a 1-0 decision over Nick Tekula, from Linden. In Saturday's quarterfinals, he'll meet no. 3 seed Nick Farro, from Delbarton, according to Trackwrestling.com. Mike Magaldo built a solid lead in his opening match with Cranford's Andrew Tompkins, winning 21-4, in the 126 lbs. bracket. He then pinned Rahway's Isaac Valentin in 1:20. His quarterfinal opponent will be no. three seed Genaro Cuccolo, from Hanover Park. He was followed by Anthony DiRosa's solid 7-1…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Warrriors send six to first round matches in Union.
Watchung Hills' Mike Magaldo has a bull's eye on his back that every 126-pound wrestler in New Jersey can see—he's the one to beat as the 2013 state wrestling tournament gets underway. The 2012 state champion is off to good start in Wednesday's first-round of the regionals, after he defeated Cranford's Andrew Tompkins, 21-4, according to the first round results posted on NJ.com, in Union. He'll face seventh-seeded Isaac Valentin, from Rahway, next. Four other Warriors also advanced: Not advancing are David Mupo, who was pinned by Scotch Plains' Tommy Cunningham, in the 120 pound class, and Anthony Rizzolo, who lost in a tie-breaker round to Kyle Kania, of Westfield, in the 285 pound match.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Dr. Fred Rossi, team chiropractor for U.S. freestyle men's wrestling at the Olympics, files blogs from final matches.
The U.S.A. men's freestyle wrestling team arrived on the mat late in the London Olympic games, but Basking Ridge chiropractor Fred Rossi might conceivably say that some of the best had been saved for last — the wrestlers for whom Rossi was the official team chiropractor put on a good showing overall and will return home with two gold medals. USA's Jake Varner on Sunday defeated Valerie Andriitsev of Ukraine 1-0 and 1-0 to win gold in men's 96-kilogram freestyle, according to details on nbcolympics.com. A few days earlier, New Jersey's Jordan Burroughs had won gold in the 74 kilograms category, "handily" winning with an Iranian opponent in a rematch from last year's world championship gold medal match, according to Rossi's blog site in …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Basking Ridge chiropractor is in London with the U.S. men's freestyle wrestlers—and Max Meyers' souvenir.
Dr. Fred Rossi, a Basking Ridge resident with chiropractic offices in in Stirling and Phillipsburg who is in London on Sunday to serve as team chiropractor for U.S. men's freestyle wrestlers, hasn't forgotten about the wrestlers he works with at home. Rossi is keeping a blog of his experiences at the Olympics, which the Patch will follow. Tuesday's post focused on a wrestling singlet he carried with him that is owned by Watchung Hills Regional High School wrestler Max Meyers. "We evaluated just about the entire team and started delivering care to the athletes. One up-and-coming sophomore, Max Meyers, recently traveled to Fargo, N.D., for a national tournament. Wrestlers swap singlets at these tournaments and N.J. is highly sought after, …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Courier-News picks Watchung Hills' state champion for honor.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Wins in bout against his toughest opponent this season.
During the Watchung Hills Regional wrestling team's regular season, sophomore Mike Magaldo beat almost every opponent he faced in the 120-lb. weight class, but three times he wrestled and three times he lost to Troy Heilman, of South Plainfield. It almost seemed inevitable the two would battle once again this year, as both advanced through their weight class bouts in Atlantic City, and sure enough, they did. But this time turned out differently, with Magaldo having Heilman's number. He won in a 5-1 decision to take the state title, Sunday. The win is a perfect cap to the team's, and Magaldo's, terrific season—Watchung Hills finished the season ranked 16 in the state, and had three wrestlers entered in the state tournament (132-lb. Matt …
Annual Warriors Wresting Booster Club dinner includes future varsity grapplers.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Last night, the members of the Watchung Hills Wrestling Association attending the state championships in Atlantic City joined the Warriors Wrestling Booster Club for dinner at the club's annual banquet dinner. The young wrestlers met and enjoyed dinner with their hero-of-the-day, junior Mike Magaldo. Submitted by Marc Hayward
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Group 5 wrestling finals send three from Watchung Hills to AC.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012