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Matt Liberato Wins First Grade School League Title for Long Valley

Eighth-grader finished season 18-0 in the 118-pound weight class.

Matt Liberato completed his 8th grade season undefeated, 18-0
Matt Liberato completed his 8th grade season undefeated, 18-0
They say that if you can place in the brutal New Jersey Grade School League Tournament, you can eventually place in Atlantic City (NJ's prestigious High School wrestling championships).  If that's the case, the future bodes well for Long Valley's Matt Liberato, who completed a perfect 18-0 season with a 118-lb Grade School Championship Sunday at Hunterdon Central High School.  Matt beat High Point's Sawyer Fenlon 6-2 to complete his unbeaten run, leading the Wolfpack to a runner-up team finish in the tournament to South Plainfield.  In addition to Liberato, 8 other Wolfpack wrestlers made it to the awards podium:

Colin Loughney (4th)
Robbie Bohr (8th)
Jack Lyden (7th)
Justin LeMay (4th)
Marco Gaita (5th)
Ethan Dolan (2nd)
Grayson Dolan (2nd)
Trey Zgombic (2nd)

Also over the weekend, Long Valley's Northwest League Team upset a Sussex team in the semi-finals that had beaten them badly just one week ago, then dropping their final match to North Hunterdon to place second in the League, Long Valley's 4th straight 1st or 2nd place finish.

Also on Sunday, 5 Long Valley wrestlers placed in the Northwest League year-end JV Tournament.  Congratulations to Champion, Bryce Cammarata, runner up Donald Signorelli, and 3rd place finishers Henry Frayne, Sam Rizzuto, and Jack Janke.

The weekend kicked off with Long Valley Wrestling's annual "Wolfpack Night" at West Morris Central.  During the event all Long Valley wrestlers, from our pre-Kindergartners (West Morris Class of 2027) to our graduating 8th graders, were introduced to the WMC wrestling crowd, and then stayed to support the WMC wrestlers in their dual against High Point.

This week, the Wolfpack Tri-County team attempts to defend its National League title Wednesday at Mount Olive versus Randolph in their final dual of the season.  Next weekend, both the Tri-County and Northwest teams will wrap up their seasons at their League Individual Championship tournaments.

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Glenn Miller February 10, 2014 at 06:48 AM
Congrats to Matt and the rest of the Wolfpack team!!! All of your hard work is paying off. Coaches, keep it going. Your dedication to the young men of Long Valley is an inspiration to all youth programs.

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