The Cougars invade Hatboro!

Thanks to a total team effort, top to bottom, the Downingtown East Wrestling team captured the 2014 “Ralph Wetzel Classic” at Hatboro-Horsham HS. Finishing the two-day event with 248 pts., the Cougars distanced themselves from second place Pennsbury by almost 100 pts. The 32 team event presented countless displays of District 1 battle, but in the end, Downingtown East won the war. Led by champions Wade Cummings (126), Jude McDowell (138), and James Meyer (160), the Cougars boasted 10 place-winners out of the 14 available weight classes. Silver medals went to Austin Lillis (145), Alec Horne (170), Jason Gibson (182), and Billy McGinley (220) after hard-fought defeats in the finals, while James Strommer (113) and Owen Morris (HWT) rounded out strong performances with 3rd place finishes. Brent Czajkowski (195) took 4th after stringing together 4 straight wins and a tough consi-final loss. Congrats also go out to the JV Cougars who collected championships from Connor Birzes (120), Shea Milligan (126), and Carter Regitz (195). Jarrett Hansen (120) picked up a silver, and Harris Alliger (126) and Josh Wileczek (195) secured bronze medals. This Wetzel Classic finish will propel East into the new year where league matches and district dual match-ups await them. Best Wishes to all after a long 2014, and here’s to achieving more goals in 2015!

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Tues – 2:45 to 5:00pm (wrestling…. possibly at West)
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