Brandon Green, George Worthy, and Jacob Perez each won by technical fall as Paulsboro beat Emerson-Park Ridge, 32-22, to capture the Group 1 state wrestling title Sunday at Toms River North.
Georgio Mazzeo won a 5-3 decision at 113 pounds in the penultimate bout to clinch the victory for the Red Raiders, who took home their 31st state title and third in a row.
Geno Duca finished the match with a decision for Paulsboro (20-0).
Other key contributors for the Red Raiders in the state finals were Rick Eli, who won a major decision at 132 pounds, and Santino Morina, who won a major decision at 182.
Paulsboro had beaten Roselle Park, 49-17, in the state semifinals on Sunday morning.
Mazzeo (113), Green (170), and Anthony Morina (195) registered pins in that match for the Red Raiders, and Santino Morina (182) notched a technical fall.
Delsea beat Pascack Valley, 48-25, in the Group 3 state semifinals as Asa Walton (106), Chris Recinto (113), Travis Griffith (120), John Patterson (132), Tim Spatola (145), and Tommy Maxwell (220) registered pins, Bill Janzer (195) earned a technical fall, and Nick Bennett (152) won a major decision, and Mason Maxwell (170) won by decision.
In the state final, Delsea was beaten by South Plainfield, 48-23. Spatola, Mason Maxwell and Janzer won decisions for Delsea, and Bennett won by technical fall.
Highland fell to Long Branch, 49-21, in the Group 4 state semifinals.
Matt Hoelke (106) won by pins for the Tartans, and Justin Cariss (138), Jared Colbert (182), and Devon Starks (220) won major decisions.