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District 6 H.S. wrestling: Ridgewood wins team crown


District 6 H.S. wrestling: Ridgewood wins team crown
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Record

FAIR LAWN — Ridgewood’s Joe Oliva had just helped guide the Maroons to their first District 6 championship on Saturday, but not even five minutes had passed when the junior standout was already thinking about just how good next year’s team can be.

“We’re returning nine place-winners next year,” said Oliva, who captured the 126-pound district title at Fair Lawn with a 9-5 win over Saddle Brook/Glen Rock’s Mike Andreano. “I think this team has a bright future. Saddle Brook has been the team to beat around here the last four years, but we’ve worked hard, too. [Saturday] we had some kids bump up and win some big matches for us.”

Ridgewood coach Torre Watson admitted he was a bit apprehensive following Friday’s strong opening night performance, but he knew the Maroons had the talent to finish the job Saturday.

After a first-round exit in the state tournament, Watson said Ridgewood put a bit more stock in this year’s district tourney.

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