Tom Gattinella

 

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St. Augustine junior Tom Gattinella suffered a tough, 5-3 loss in his preliminary-round match against Vincent Macaluso, of St. Joseph-Montvale, at 113 pounds.

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Macaluso rallied from a 3-0 deficit to force a tie at the end of regulation, then ended Gattinella's season with a takedown with 23 seconds left in overtime.

Weight class: 113 pounds

Year: Junior

Record: 33-5

Record vs. state qualifiers: 3-5

Highlight wins: Won a 9-4 decision against West Deptford’s Tyler Kaminski (who beat Gattinella in the Region 8 final) on Jan. 14. Pinned Paulsboro’s Sam Morina in one minute and 17 seconds on Jan. 21 to avenge a loss at the Mustang Classic.

Seed: Bottom bracket No. 3

Road to A.C.: Gattinella won his second District 32 title and finished second in Region 8. The two-time state qualifier has to be happy with his seed despite losing in the Region 8 final. Gattinella will face unseeded Vincent Macaluso of St. Joseph-Montvale in the prelims with the winner facing the winner of a prelim between sixth-seeded Marc Mastropietro of Hasbrouck Heights and unseeded Sebastian Arroyo of Burlington Township.

St. Augustine junior Tom Gattinella suffered a tough, 5-3 loss in his preliminary-round match against Vincent Macaluso, of St. Joseph-Montvale, at 113 pounds.

Macaluso rallied from a 3-0 deficit to force a tie at the end of regulation, then ended Gattinella's season with a takedown with 23 seconds left in overtime.

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