Nutley HS wrestling team is No. 1 seed in state sectional tournament

NUTLEY – The Nutley High School varsity wrestling team received the No. 1 seed in the state North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 tournament.

The Raiders, under first-year head coach Mike DiPiano, received a quarterfinal round bye and will host either fifth-seeded West Essex or f0urth-seeded Governor Livingston in the semifinals.

Passaic Valley is the No. 2 seed.

The Raiders boast an 11-5 record.

NHS defeated Passaic Valley, 39-37, in the season opener on Dec. 23 at Passaic Valley in Little Falls.

Last season, the Raiders lost to Voorhees, 34-32, in the North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 final.

Quarterfinals, Feb. 8

(5) West Essex at (4) Governor Livingston

(6) Lyndhurst at (3) Voorhees

Semifinals, Feb. 10

winner of West Essex-Governor Livingston at (1) Nutley

winner of Lyndhurst-Voorhees at (2) Passaic Valley

Final, Feb. 12