Video shows a crazy scene unfolding during a high school wrestling match in New Jersey during which parents engaged in a wild brawl as student-athletes were competing.
Around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, wrestlers were competing in a wrestling championship meet at Phillipsburg High School.
Tempers flared during the meet between Phillipsburg’s youth team against High Point’s team for the youth championship when an argument amongst parents erupted. Viral video shows that while high school wrestlers were competing, parents in the bleachers engaged in a brouhaha.
NJ.com reported, “According to the videos, the fight starts between two men, with shouting and a shove. Then, the bleachers clear and people start pulling, pushing, and shoving each other. One person can be seen getting kicked in the head.”
Video shows other parents getting involved in the physical confrontation by shoving and attempting to quell the fisticuffs.
An anonymous parent told Lehigh Valley Live that at least one child was “struck during the fight.”
Police escorted the parents of the wrestlers out of the gymnasium following the melee.
It is not clear whether any individuals were injured or charged in the fight.
The brawl reportedly caused the league to cancel the rest of the matches.
The league has participants who are middle schoolers from grades 5 through 8.
The New Jersey Grade School league’s individual wrestling championships are scheduled to happen on Sunday at Hunterdon Central High School, and officials are not certain how the interruption would affect the championships.
The Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer said his office was “not too involved” in the incident.
Lopatcong Township Police Chief Jason Garcia didn’t return messages to Lehigh Valley Live on whether his office is investigating the fight.
Phillipsburg’s youth wrestling coach also did not respond to a request for comment on the violent situation.
140 DIAZ, ANDERSON v Finkelstein, Alexander, x. (Basking Ridge) 01-28-24 L 1-2www.youtube.com
Like Blaze News? Circumvent the censors, sign up for our newsletters, and get stories like this direct to your inbox. Sign up here!