This Day In History: 1962-03-13
Although Bob Dierman’s Mahwah High School wrestling squad finished a disappointing 3-10 season with a 28-11 loss to Manchester Regional, two Mahwah wrestlers went on to take third place in the classes in the finals of the NJIAA championship held in the Rutgers Gym. Joe Monica, who had been unbeaten in twelve bouts during the regular season in the 158 pound class lost a very close 2-1 bout in the opening round but won convincingly 7-1 in the consolation round. Billy Wilson in the 142 pound class and won 10 and drawn two in the dual meets. He lost his opening round match 14-5 but came back to win 5-1 in the final bout.