Blair Gets the Best of Bergen Catholic in Top 10 Wrestling Showdown

Since they started regularly wrestling each other in 2018, the Blair Academy/Bergen Catholic dual is one of the most anticipated matches on the national high school wrestling scene every season.

Blair Academy proved they’re still among the very best in the country with a 38-22 romping of Bergen Catholic on Friday night in Blairstown.

The Bucs were led by pin falls from Daniel Wask (170 pounds), Leo DeLuca (113) and Marc-Anthony McGowan (120) while Virginia Tech commit TJ Stewart won via major decision against an opponent nearly 70 pounds heavier than him.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week:


Blair Academy vs. Bergen Catholic Match Results

165: Lorenzo Norman (Blair Academy) over Justin Onello (Bergen Catholic) (MD 16-7)

175: Daniel Wask (Blair Academy) over Pantaleo Varga (Bergen Catholic) (Fall 1:46)

190: AJ Fricchione (Bergen Catholic) over Roman Martinez (Blair Academy) (MD 13-5)

215: Isaac Schmidt (Blair Academy) over Remy Brancato (Bergen Catholic) (DEC 3-2)

285: TJ Stewart (Blair Academy) over Dominick Brogna (Bergen Catholic) (MD 11-3)

106: Brian Melamud (Bergen Catholic) Forfiet

113: Leo DeLuca (Blair Academy) over Christopher Nucifora (Bergen Catholic) (Fall 0:49)

120: Marc-Anthony McGowan (Blair Academy) over Noah Kochman (Bergen Catholic) (Fall 1:39)

126: Matthew Lopes (Blair Academy) over Aidan Wallace (Bergen Catholic) (SV-1 2-0)

132: Ryan Ford (Bergen Catholic) over Ibrahim Ahmed (Blair Academy) (SV-1 5-3)

138: Paul Ognissanti (Blair Academy) over Joseph Cangro (Bergen Catholic) (DEC 4-1)

144: William Henckel (Blair Academy) over Christopher Bacchioni (Bergen Catholic) (DEC 10-4)

150: Eric Broadie (Bergen Catholic) over Mason Stefanelli (Blair Academy) (DEC 6-4)

157: Nicholas Fea (Bergen Catholic) over Nicholas Kunstek (Blair Academy) (Fall 4:09)


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