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R.H.S. wrestling: Paramus’ Joe Trovato beats friend Joe Oliva of Ridgewood to win 138 Region 2 title

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R.H.S. wrestling: Paramus’ Joe Trovato beats friend Joe Oliva of Ridgewood to win 138 Region 2 title
SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
BY  GREGORY SCHUTTA
STAFF WRITER
THE RECORD

PARAMUS – Joe Trovato of Paramus hasn’t spent a lot of time on the mat this season with his favorite workout partner.

“Not since we found out we were going the same weight this year,” Trovato said of his friend Joe Oliva from Ridgewood.

But the two put aside their friendship for nearly seven minutes Saturday. And it was Trovato who came out on top, scoring a takedown on the edge midway through the first overtime to score a 3-1 victory in the highlight bout of the night at 138 pounds and win his second Region 2 wrestling championship in three years.

“This was a huge match for me,” said Trovato, a two-time state fifth who improved to 36-1 this season. “This is a huge confidence boost going into the state tournament next week.”

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