PARAMUS, N.J.– A school-record seven wrestlers from Paramus High School qualified for the individual state tournament at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this past weekend.
Kyle Kaiser (106) was the lone public school champion coming out of last weekend's Region 2 tournament at Bergen Community College. He improved his season record to 34-3.
Alex Sebahie (152), Brian Bonino (195), and Michael Daniele (220) all took second place.
Nick Ciambrone (138), Brandon Loftiss (145), and Kyle Cochran (160) took third.
Only Bergen Catholic (10), Delbarton (eight) and Cranford (eight) will have more wrestlers competing in AC.
"The team really came together," Spartans head coach Chris Falato said. "It feels great.
"I think we have a lot of kids that can place, which is extremely difficult with the talent in this state."
Sebahie (30-3) is on the mend after hurting his shoulder before his Region 2 final bout.
"I think he could have won [if healthy]," Falato, a PHS graduate, said.
Ciambrone (19-5) was not a starter at the beginning of the season, but worked his way to states.
"That was one of my favorite moments in 10 years of coaching," Falato said. "It's an amazing accomplishment."
During the region tourney, Loftiss earned his 100th career victory and is 31-6 on the season. Cochran improved to 32-5; Bonino is 13-4; and Daniele – the team leader in pins (24) – heads down the Parkway with a 31-9 record.
"The kids are peaking at the right time," Falato said. "They're ready to head down there and make some noise."
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