Wrestlers Add To Wins In Quad Meet


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Verona High School wrestlers added several individual wins in Saturday’s quad against Sparta, Mendham and Hackettstown.

Jake Ferry, a junior who wrestles at 150, is undefeated this season. He added three more wins to his total with two pins and a forfeit. Joel Gonzalez (150) scored a 9-7 decision and two pins.

Heavyweight John Stockelberg got a win and a forfeit, while Jesse Wagner (113) won 2 of his 3 matches, with an 8-6 sudden victory over Mendham’s Pravith Siriwardhana and a 9-6 decision over Sparta’s Patrick Bruseo.

Joey Vallone got an 8-3 win over Hackettstown’s Evan Yanoff and Nicolae Stanescue worked for almost 6 minutes to secure a 16-1 win over Mendham’s Cameron Parrinello. Charlie Fjeldal pulled out a first period pin against Hackettstown’s Paul St Genis.

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And a shout-out to Logan Knoetig on his first varsity win, a 6-4 sudden victory over Mendham’s Matthew King.

Wrestling is now 6-10 on the season. The Essex County tournament is January 25 and 26 at Codey Arena. The next home match and senior night is planned for Wednesday. February 1 at 5 p.m.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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