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Magaldo Tops 150 Wins, Named Outstanding Wrestler At Regions

Brenda A. Nemcek

Sunday, March 2, 2014 • 7:02am

UNION, NJ - Watchung Hills' Mike Magaldo earned his first region title on Saturday, March 1, despite three places in the state tournament and winning the state title in 2012.
 
Magaldo won his 150th career bout in the semifinals and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler.
 
The senior and Oklahoma State commit cruised through the 132-pound bracket, pinning Hanover Park's Christian Bassolino in the third period of the final.
 
At 285 lbs, Nick LaShell -Hanover Park came out on top of Anthony Carbajal - Watchung Hills in a 7 -3 Decision.
 
And at 138 lbs, Gavin Murray -Cranford got a 3-0 decision over Alex Murray -Watchung Hills.
 
 
As for repeat winners:
Brearley's Joey Balboni defeated Roselle Park's Phil Woods, 18-4, in the final at 182 pounds, just one point shy of a technical fall. 
 
Delbarton's Ty Agaisse, the top-ranked 106-pounder, won his second title with an injury default victory over Seton Hall Prep's Nick Fierro. 
 
Also from Delbarton, Joseph Johnson picked up his second title at 170 lbs with a third-period fall over Whippany Park's Vincent Mattia, and Nick Farro repeated as champion at 120 lbs with a 5-4 victory over Hanover Park's Anthony Cefolo.
 
All of the finals:
145 lbs
Dan Reed -Delbarton over Raymond Jazikoff -South Plainfield
9-7 Decision
152 lbs
Nick Velez -Westfield over Inan Sikel -South Plainfield 
3-2Decision
160 lbs
Anthony Bassolino-Hanover Park over Brian Matthews-Roselle Park
3- 2 Decision
170 lbs
Josef Johnson-Delbarton over Vin Mattia- Whippany Park
Pin - 5:58
182 lbs
Joe Balboni -Brearley over Phil Woods Roselle Park 
18-4 Major Decision
195 lbs
Jeff Velez -Brearley over Nick D'Uva Parsippany Hills 
14- 6 Major Decision
220 lbs
Stephen Hill -Parsippany Hills over Donovan Mantone -Madison
10- 5 Decision
285 lbs
Nick LaShell -Hanover Park over Anthony Carbajal - Watchung Hills
7 -3 Decision
106 lbs
Ty Agaisse - Delbarton over Nicholas Fierro -Seton Hall Prep
Injury Default - 4:22
113 lbs
Lou Ramio -Hanover Park over John Fuller- Westfield 
7- 3 Decision
120 lbs
Nick Farro Delbarton over Anthony Cefolo -Hanover Park
5-4 Decision
126 lbs
Christian Innarella Delbarton over Tyler Gazaway -New Providence 
12- 2 Major Decision
132 lbs
Mike Magaldo -Watchung Hills  over Christian Bassolino -Hanover Park
Pin - 5:33
138 lbs
Gavin Murray -Cranford over Alex Murray -Watchung Hills
3-0 Decision
 
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