Wrestling is the ultimate one-on-one sport where competitors are challenged to their core out on the mat. But, sometimes an inner challenge lingers once high school and college are done and that void might be filled by substance abuse.

That’s where Rob Nucci comes in. He’s the head coach at Raritan High School where the Rockets are two-time defending┬ásectional champions. He doubles as president of Hazlet’s Hope Network – a non-profit in the Bayshore that helps connect victims of substance abuse with professional recovery.

Youth, girls and varsity wrestlers from Raritan, Middletown North, Keansburg and Matawan all joined forces Friday to wrestle and fundraise for Hazlet’s Hope Network and their growing footprint in the Bayshore section of Monmouth County.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from Hazlet:

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