Four from Pascack Valley had moved on from the Districts, while two have already wrestled in attempt for further success.
Matt Beyer (132), Casey Lewis (182), Robbie Natelli (120), and George Dvoynos (170) had all claimed a spot in the Region 1 Tournament hosted at Bergen Community College. Although, only Natelli and Dvoynos wrestled in the first round. The first place finishes from Beyer and Lewis resulted in the two having a first round bye.
At 120, Natelli wrestled Wyatt Ross from Cresskill. In the County Tournament earlier this year, Natelli pinned him in 2:08 in the consolation bracket. Natelli repeated his success, shutting out Ross in a 5-0 decision. In Round Two, Natelli has the task of wrestling a familiar face in River Dell's Jotaro Kurachi.
The rivalry between Natelli and Kurachi has seen Natelli emerge victorious over Kurachi in their dual this past January, but Kurachi pulled away as victorious twice against Natelli last season. One of the victories came in last year's District 8 Tournament in the consolation round. Having lost two out of three against Kurachi in the past two years, Natelli will have a chance to even up the score against him with this intense matchup.
Dvoynos was not as fortunate to have the same success as Natelli in the first round of the Regions, as he fell to Emerson Boro's Zach Lewis in a 16-1 tech fall. Therefore, Dvoynos' successful first season wrestling on Varsity comes to a close.
Natelli and Kurachi will not be the only rematch PV will have in the second round. When Beyer returns from his first round bye, he will wrestle Old Tappan's John Pabst at 132 who Beyer just recently pinned in the finals of the District Tournament.
The 182 bracket features PV's other District champion in Casey Lewis. If Lewis defeats Kittatinny's Josh Klimek, there is a good chance that he faces a rematch against Northern Highlands' senior, Shane Sosinksy. In the dual against the Highlanders this season, Sosinsky majored Lewis 14-7.
Natelli, Beyer, and Lewis' matches all take place Friday, February 24th at Bergen Community College.