List of Union County high school wrestlers here that have won NJSIAA Tournament championships

PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI – At left is Andy Fortunato, a 1946 Roselle Park graduate. He won NJSIAA Tournament championships for the Panthers his freshman year in 1943 at 95 pounds and his junior year in 1945 at 134. He is pictured here with cousin Ernie Finizio, a 1958 RP grad who was a district champion.

UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
WRESTLING STATE CHAMPIONS (128 the first 84 years)
(does not include wrestlers from Union County
that won a state championship at another school)

NJSIAA TOURNAMENT: 2017-1934

Union County high schools have had only one state champion in the last 9 (2009-2017) seasons.

2010s (1)

2011:
152-Christian Barber, Westfield

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2000s (7)

2008:
215-Jesse Boyden, Brearley

2006:
152-Darrion Caldwell, Rahway
171-Pat Hogan, Cranford

2005:
112-Ryan Wilson, Rahway
130-Darrion Caldwell, Rahway

2004:
119-Darrion Caldwell, Rahway

2001:
215-Dan Garay, Rahway

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1990s (4)

1999:
140-Donnie DeFilippis, New Providence

1998:
HWT-Antonio Garay, Rahway

1993:
130-Rick Ortega, Gov. Livingston

1990:
112-Willie Carpenter, Cranford

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1980s (4)

1988:
HWT-Mike Ferroni, Union

1985:
149-Enzo Catullo, Summit
HWT-Tony Siragusa, Brearley Regional

1984:
142-Enzo Catullo, Summit

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1970s (7)

1978:
158-Rich Zavali, Johnson Regional

1976:
122-Rich Billitz, New Providence
148-Chuck Cosenza, Westfield

1973:
148-Rich Gottlick, Westfield
168-Chris Campbell, Westfield

1972:
157-Kurt Stiefken, Westfield

1970:
178-Frank Jackson, Westfield

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1960s (21)

1969:
106-John Ferrara, New Providence

1968:
130-Ed Bailey, Plainfield

1967:
98-William Kenny, Westfield
136-Rudy Lanza, Scotch Plains

1966:
136-Dan Halsey, Rahway
148-Steve Parker, Scotch Plains

1965:
141-Harry Wowchuck, Scotch Plains

1964:
148-Joe Wiendl, Westfield

1963:
157-Craig Tomalo, Union
168-William Petties, Plainfield
178-Dave Morash, Westfield

1962:
123-Ken Cornell, Westfield
136-Roger Cassett, Plainfield
168-Dave Morash, Westfield

1961:
123-Dick Prior, Cranford
130-Roger Cassett, Plainfield
157-Al Lilley, Union
168-Bob Vieira, Union

1960:
130-Dennis Powers, Westfield
141-Al Lilley, Union
168-Robert Vieira, Union

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1950s (37)

1959:
178-George Craft, Cranford

1958:
141-Richard Brauman, Union
157-Amando Soto, Union
HWT-Joe Sisia, Clark

1957:
123-Richard Janish, Union
136-Michael Troiana, Plainfield
141-Richard Brauma, Union

1956:
106-Jerry Sachsel, Springfield Regional
115-Ben Mollow, Union
123-Tom Gzifa, Plainfield
130-Manuel Veira, Union
136-Lou Turi, Plainfield
148-Richard Besnier, Springfield Regional

1955:
106-Jerry Sachsel, Springfield Regional
123-Warren Dixon, Union
130-Ray Bailey, Springfield Regional
141-Richard Scorese, Springfield Regional
148-Louis Garay, Rahway

1954:
141-Nick Biondi, Union
168-Mike Vieira, Union

1953:
115-Harvey Weiss, Union
136-Nick Biondi, Union
157-Joe Yeats, Roselle Park

1952:
106-Jack Heiss, Roselle Park
123-Harvey Kirby, Rahway
141-Tom Thompson, Rahway

1951:
113-Harvey Kirby, Rahway
128-Ken Miller, Union
134-Osborne Curry, Union
166-Sal D’Amico, Roselle Park

1950:
113-John Pepe, Plainfield
121-George Fidelis, Roselle Park
128-Ken Miller, Union
134-Frank Capece, Roselle Park
139-Don Danz, Union
146-Joe Pope, Plainfield
166-Sal D’Amico, Roselle Park

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1940s (32)

1949:
134-Tony Davis, Dayton Regional

1948:
104-Norman Buick, Roselle Park

1946:
134-Cal Wacker, Roselle Park
166-Fred Klett, Roselle Park

1945:
104-Joe Colicelio, Roselle Park
128-Cal Wacker, Roselle Park
134-Andy Fortunato, Roselle Park
166-Fred Klett, Roselle Park

1944:
104-Pat Scorese, Dayton Regional
113-Al Sachsel, Dayton Regional
128-Al Buick, Roselle Park
139-Rick Sassman, Roselle Park
HWT-George Erb, Roselle Park

1943:
95-Andy Fortunato, Roselle Park
104-Robert Venturo, Roselle Park
113-Al Buick, Roselle Park
146-Monroe Kahn, Roselle Park
166-Charles Johnson, Springfield
176-Phil Krug, Union

1942:
95-Robert Venturo, Roselle Park
120-Joseph Errico, Union
127-Ed Gulick, Union
138-William Rettino, Union
165-Phil Krug, Union
175-Harry Horan, Union

1941:
95-John Peters, Roselle Park
115-Dan Valenti, Roselle Park
155-Joe Simon, Thomas Jefferson
165-Harry Horan, Union

1940:
145-Robert Adams, Union
175-Peter Kassack, Union
HWT-Robert Newman, Roselle Park

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1930s (15)

1939:
115-Herb Farrell, Roselle Park
165-Peter Kassack, Union
175-Warren Wacker, Roselle Park
HWT-William Medcraft, Union

1938:
115-George Smith, Union
135-Dom Lepore, Thomas Jefferson
165-Ben Danik, Thomas Jefferson
175-Charley Kees, Union
HWT-Fred Drotos, Union

1937:
115-Harry Morgan, Union
125-Leon Moorman, Union
155-William Severson, Union

1936:
95-Herb Farrell, Roselle Park

1935:
95-Leon Moorman, Union
175-Norman Hansen, Union

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