PARSIPPANY — The Roy Baker Annual wrestling match is named after Mr. Baker who wrestled for Parsippany High School and went on to be a state champion in 1970. Mr. Baker would go on to a career with the NJ State Troopers and in 1996 while working with a special unit, Mr. Baker would suffer near fatal gunshot wounds in the breaking up of a major drug deal. For his courage in the line of duty he received the Governor’s Award for heroism and the John Basilone Award for his actions as a NJ State Trooper.
The Parsippany High School Redhawks won the match with a score of 57-15. The winners for the Redhawks were: Ahmed Homsi, Jared Bazaral, Richie Demary, Cameron Weissberg, Sean Gentile, Dominick DeIntinis, Max Johnson, Jeff Wear, Kevin Zheng, Michael Ilic and Kyle Braen. The winning wrestlers for the Parsippany Hills High School Vikings were Justin Carifi, William Parente and Nick Bruno.