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Girls’ Wrestling is the fastest growing sport in New Jersey and in the country. Nutley High School is ahead of the curve. 


Mariah Koster, a NHS senior, and the first female wrestler in Nutley history, placed 4th in the Girls’ State tournament in 2022. This season, the Raiders’ Wrestling Team has six female wrestlers, who have been competing all year.


On Monday January 30th, Nutley will play host to its first Female Wrestling Jamboree.  Teams from throughout North Jersey will travel to Nutley to compete.  Mike DiPiano, Head Wrestling Coach for the Raiders, is excited about the opportunity to host the event.  “Our girls have been working hard all season and we can’t wait to put them at the head of the line in front of our home crowd!” said DiPiano.  “We are hoping that the entire wrestling community and school community turn out to support our girls.  This will be a historic event in the RaiderNation!”


The match is set to begin at 6pm in the main gymnasium at Nutley High School.   There will be two mats featuring some of North Jersey’s best female wrestlers.  Fans are reminded of Nutley’s no bag policy and encouraged to get there early.  Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.  NHS students who show their student ID will gain free admission.




The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.