ORADELL-The River Dell Golden Hawks dominated on the mat this past Friday night, defeating the Dumont Huskies 63-12. The Hawks previously took on Mahwah with a 51-18 win for their first dual meet of the season. The victory over the Huskies, handed River Dell its second dual meet win.
With a tremendous start to the season, Senior Nick Siegel, wrestling in the 152 weight class admits “We have a very talented group of wrestlers this season. Even with the start to a great season, we still have a tough schedule that’s going to get us ready for the post season.”
River Dell’s DJ Tirelli (120), Chris Kallensee (126), Danny Lynch (132), Vincent Cariddi (138), Brenden Campbell (145), Nick Siegel (152), and Tyler Kallensee (170) all had successful pins for the night. River Dell had a total of 11 wins with help from Drew Nirchio (106), Alex Kim (160),and Nick Baranello (220) concluding their score to 63.
A little pain didn’t get in Nick Baranello’s way as he defeated Pierce Donegan with a small struggle due to a previous shoulder injury.
“I could’ve done better but my shoulder was bothering me a little.” Baranello said. “I am happy with the outcome of my personal win, and my teammates. As a team, we did very well and wrestled hard.”
“Dumont played well” head Coach Mike Tota admitted that Dumont tested the Hawks by putting some talented players on the mat. “We wrestled well top to bottom. We are getting ready for a tough season ahead of us.”