Returning wrestlers contribute to Indians’ latest matches

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Returning wrestlers contribute to Indians’ latest matches

Drew Petaccia wrestling against Pascack Hills

Drew Petaccia wrestling against Pascack Hills

Jeremy Lesserson

Drew Petaccia wrestling against Pascack Hills

Jeremy Lesserson

Jeremy Lesserson

Drew Petaccia wrestling against Pascack Hills

Jeremy Lesserson, Assistant Sports Editor

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PV’s 37-35 loss to Wall Township puts them at 7-5 on the year. Three of Wall’s four reigning district placers, Cole Meyer (106), Jacob Whitworth (152), and Rob Kanniard (160) all came out victorious. Meyer’s and Whitworth’s were win by forfeit while Kanniard won by technical fall. Kanniard is the state runner-up at his weight class.

Once plagued with injuries, the Indians’ roster has finally gotten itself healthy again. Senior Jake Averna, freshman Drew Petaccia, and senior Matt Beyer were the wrestlers missing significant time with injury.

PV’s 42-25 victory against Pascack Hills marked the fourth straight year they have beaten the Cowboys. After the first eight bouts, the Indians trailed 25-11. The ninth bout was 126, where Petaccia made his season debut and defeated Peter Torre by a 9-1 major decision. The turning point was Griffin Arsis’s 0:17 pin over Michael Frangos.

After Arsis’s bout, it was smooth sailing for PV. They scored 21 more points after the 132 bout to seal it.

“We’re finally healthy, for the most part,” coach Tom Gallione said. “Having Jake [Averna] back, having Drew [Petaccia] back, having Matt [Beyer] back, the majority of the guys are back and I’m happy.”

Beyer has missed the previous four dual meets and the Sam Cali Tournament with a lingering shoulder issue, but was awarded a win by forfeit. The Cowboys got their points off of the pins at the heavyweights as well as the the three lower weights. Averna returned to his first match since the Lakeland Tournament at 113. While he lost to Benny Bautista in a 9-2 decision, Gallione thought he wrestled great.

“Jake’s [Averna] only wrestled in four matches. That kid [Bautista] has wrestled in 18,” Gallione said. It’s a big difference. I don’t care if you’re a senior, four matches as opposed to 18 is a lot. Jake wrestled a real good match. I know he wasn’t pleased, but that’s what you want. He wants to get better, and he’s not happy with the loss. But looking at it from a standpoint of not wrestling, for 3-4 weeks, it’s a pretty good job.”

The Indians also faced Fair Lawn on Saturday, Jan. 19, and won by a score of 36-28. Below are the results in each bout from the past week.

 

1/22/19 vs. Wall

 

106:

L, Forfeit vs. Meyer

113:

Averna—L, Pin 5:13 vs. Tyler Ferris

120:

Nick Savariego—L, Tech Fall 15-0 6:00 vs. Mike Bruno

126:

Petaccia—W, Dec. 7-0 vs. Mike Farrell

132:

Tyler Pizzi—W, Pin 1:49 vs. Jacob Glantzman

138:

James Allmers—L, Dec. 5-2 vs. Nicolas Zamaloff

145:

Sean Sheehy—L, Pin 1:11 vs. Nicholas Vargas

152:

Beyer—W, Tech Fall 17-1 4:17 vs. Arturo Cortez

160:

Stephen Soravilla—L, Tech Fall 19-4 4:00 vs. Kanniard

170:

Luke Petaccia—W, Dec. 3-0 vs. Brenden Newbury

182:

L, Forfeit vs. Whitworth

195:

Jack Tsokanos—W Pin 0:42 vs. Patrick Gambino

220:

AJ Menendez—W, Forfeit

285:

Andrew Demboski—W, Pin 3:56 vs. Jack Wolter

 

1/19/19 vs. Fair Lawn

 

106:

L, Forfeit vs. Efrain Lopez

113:

Averna—W, Dec. 8-5 vs. Jake Sheiner

120:

Savariego—L, Pin 1:53 vs. Nick Motta

126:

D. Petaccia—L, Major Dec. 12-4 vs. Jonathan Pickett

132:

Pizzi—W, Dec. 11-4 vs. Anthony Motta

138:

Allmers—W, Dec. 6-4 vs. Joseph Frojon

145:

Sheehy—L, Pin 1:03 vs. Frank Motta

152:

Beyer—W, Pin 2:53 vs. Aiden Fojon

160:

Soravilla—W, Dec. 3-0 vs. AJ Puerto

170:

L. Petaccia—W, Pin 3:02 vs. Eric Fioccola

182:

Tommy Chiellini—W, Pin 1:22 vs. Richard Isaac

195:

Tsokanos—W, Dec. 6-3 vs. Ben Cameron

220:

Menendez—L, Pin 1:10 vs. Ben Liss

285:

Demboski—W, Dec. 4-0 vs. Jakob Shapiro

 

1/18/19 vs. Pascack Hills

 

106:

L, Forfeit vs. Patrick Cahill

113:

Averna—L, Dec. 9-2 vs. Bautista

120:

Bradley Zirlin—L, Major Dec. 16-5 vs. Max Martinez

126:

D. Petaccia—W, Major Dec. 9-1 vs. Torre

132:

Arsis—W, Pin 0:17 vs. Frangos

138:

Pizzi—W, Pin 1:19 vs. Matias Murillo

145:

Allmers—W, Dec. 8-4 vs. Tyler Deppert

152:

Beyer—W, Forfeit

160:

Soravilla—W, Pin 3:34 vs. Nicholas Rotella

170:

L. Petaccia—W, Dec. 3-0 vs. Nick DiMassimo

182:

Tsokanos—W, Major Dec. 13-3 vs. David West

195:

Chiellini—W, Major Dec. 16-3 vs. Kevin McGee

220:

Menendez—L, Pin 5:40 vs. Alex Kostantas

285:

Demboski—L, Pin 1:06 vs. Dominic DiMassimo

 

These are the weekly power point rankings released on Jan. 22. The cutoff to qualify for the team state sectional tournament Saturday, Jan. 26.

 

Montville 10- 3 27.90
West Milford 9- 7 27.00
Old Tappan 13- 4 26.80
River Dell 10- 4 26.10
Pascack Valley 7- 4 25.50
Sparta 2-12 23.60
Indian Hills 7- 9 23.30
Teaneck 5- 5 22.30
Paramus 4- 5 22.00
Ramapo 3- 7 20.90
Bergenfield 5- 5 20.00
Tenafly 4- 6 18.50
Demarest 3-12 17.20
Dwight Morrow 1-10 16.10

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