You could say that thirty days may have been worth the wait.
The Indians defeated Tenafly 59-21 with big help from the newly acquired Bosco transfers. Tommy Chiellini won by a technical fall while shutting out his opponent, Roy Dayan. Rob Arloro pinned Tenafly's Pat DeSalvo in 3:34. The two combined for 11 of the team's points.
Below is Chiellini (top) recording three back points to finish off his match in the third period and Arloro (bottom) pinning his opponent in the second period.
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Other contributors to the Indians' total came from Bradley Zirlin, Jake Averna, Nolan Shields, Matt Beyer, Jake Prusha, Will Morris, and Casey Lewis, who all pinned. Robbie Natelli won by forfeit.
For this match, Matt Beyer moved down from 138 to 132. Chiellini stepped in at 138 while Arloro was slotted in at 145 instead of Stephen Soravilla.
This match is only the first glance at how the Indians will continue to wrestle for the rest of the season. As we've heard from Coach Tom Gallione, everyone will still get a chance to wrestle even though Chiellini and Arloro are back. The two are just excited to be back and have a lot to look forward to.
"Good team win," Arloro said. "We still have a lot to work on as a team but we're definitely improving. I'm happy with how the night went. Overall, we're looking good and and it's looking like a promising future."
"Yeah, you know, I was a little nervous at first going out," Chiellini added. "But then once I was out there I felt pretty good. I was happy, I got my first win. [There were] a few mistakes that we can work on but otherwise it's good to get the first win out of the way. I'm ready for the rest of the season."