Following its first loss of the season Tuesday night, the Belleville High School wrestling team rebounded in a big way with Wednesday's 69-6 road triumph over Glen Ridge.
Although the Buccaneers (2-1) benefited from six forfeit victories, they notched pinfall wins in five other bouts while overcoming a 42-27 loss at Rutherford less than 24 hours earlier. Senior Justin Colon started the match with a first-period pin at 126 pounds. Steven Cubillos (132), Tahir Ates (285), Rocco Genova (106) and Ken Nicosia (113) followed suit by decking their opponents.
Belleville will wrestle its final match before Christmas on Friday when it travels to DePaul Catholic in Wayne. First bout is schedule for 2 p.m.
Belleville (BELL) 69.0 Glen Ridge (GLRI) 6.0
126: Justin Colon, BELL, pinned Jake Schwern, GLRI, 1:22. 132: Steven Cubillos, BELL, pinned Phillip Chierico, GLRI, 2:03. 138: Sean Moore-Carey, BELL, dec. Nathan Cohen, GLRI, 2-0. 145: Anthony Avino, BELL, forfeit. 152: O`Brayan Ramirez, BELL, forfeit. 160: John Faugno, GLRI, dec. Joe Anello, BELL, 3-0. 170: Nick Fruncillo, BELL, forfeit. 182: Nick Nardachone, BELL, forfeit. 195: Kevin Llerna, BELL, forfeit. 220: Daniel Giangrande, BELL, forfeit. 285: Tahir Ates, BELL, pinned Daniel Mueller, GLRI, 1:56. 106: Rocco Genova, BELL, pinned John Candela, GLRI, 3:47. 113: Ken Nicosia, BELL, pinned Erik Fink, GLRI, 1:22. 120: John Mark, GLRI, dec. Ricky Gencarelli, BELL, 3-0.
Rutherford (RUTH) 42.0 Belleville (BELL) 27.0 - Tuesday
106: Brandon Gonzalez, BELL, forfeit. 113: Mohamed Abdelhamid, RUTH, pinned Ken Nicosia, BELL, 1:37. 120: double forfeit. 126: Justin Colon, BELL, pinned Chris Joyce, RUTH, 4:18. 132: Ahmed Abdelhamid, RUTH, pinned Steven Cubillos, BELL, 2:33. 138: Mike Carey, RUTH, dec. Sean Moore-Carey, BELL, 3-0. 145: John Boyle, RUTH, pinned Anthony Avino, BELL, 2:27. 152: O`Brayan Ramirez, BELL, dec. Anthony Apolito, RUTH, 3-0. 160: David Choi, RUTH, pinned Jordan Greene, BELL, 1:01. 170: Joe Anello, BELL, pinned Chris Soto, RUTH, 1:02. 182: Mark Kriston, RUTH, pinned Nick Nardachone, BELL, 1:13. 195: Jake Regina, RUTH, dec. Daniel Giangrande, BELL, 3-0. 220: Alex Osorio, BELL, forfeit. 285: Aaron Johnson, RUTH, pinned Tahir Ates, BELL, 1:18.