With the semifinals completed at District 14 in Livingston, it’s a 3-way race for the team championship between defending champion Nutley, as well as old-time rivals Bloomfield and Belleville.
Nutley has the slimmest of leads, with 169 points, while Belleville is second at 168 1/2 and Bloomfield is third with 167. Livingston is still in the mix, too, with 133 1/2 points.
We’re at yet another break at District 14, which is totally ridiculous. The breaks have been longer than the tournament. The tourney begins again at 3:30 p.m. with the consolation bouts, followed by the 14 championship matches at 4:30 p.m.
(Seriously, this entire tournament could have been done by 2 p.m.)
Anyway, there are three matchups between Nutley and Belleville wrestlers in the District 14 finals, which could determine the team champion. Belleville’s Rocco Genova takes on Nutley’s Anthony DeLorenzo in the 106 pound final. Other Belleville-Nutley finals feature Stephen Scuttaro of Nutley taking on Belleville’s O’Brayan Ramirez in the 138-pound championship bout and Vinnie Mainiero of Nutley facing Kevin Llerna of Belleville for the 182-pound championship.
I’ll keep you posted as the tourney continues. Stay tuned.