Wrestling Falls To West Essex

By on December 21, 2018

Verona wrestling on MyVeronaNJThere were several strong performances for the Verona High School wrestling team in Wednesday’s match against West Essex, but they weren’t enough for the Hillbillies to overpower a heavyweight Knights squad.

Dean Palmer, wrestling at 126 pounds, took a 1-0 decision over Billy Garofalo. Frank Riggio, at 152, pinned Drew Donohue in 2:10, while John Pavia (160) fought for a 6-4 decision over Frankie Rizzo and Nick Riggio (170) scored a 16-0 win over Peter Kenny. But West Essex had wrestlers at 182, 195, 220 and 285 pounds that didn’t have a Verona counterpart. The match ended as a 56-17 West Essex win.

The Hillbillies’ next match is on January 3 against Irvington.
Verona wrestling on MyVeronaNJ
Photos copyright Joanna Breitenbach. Used by permission.

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