D-East turns another trifecta, wins 3rd straight District 1 Central title


Despite snow, ice, district-enforced abbreviations, and lots of frustration across District 1 Central wrestling programs, the tournament finished strong on Monday evening (2/23) at Wissahickon HS. Our 12 qualifying Downingtown East wrestlers put in another remarkable performance and captured the title, their 3rd consecutive, amassing 171 pts., over 50 more than 2nd place WC Rustin. All 12 wrestlers wrestled in the conclusive rounds with 10 qualifying for next weekend’s SEPA Regional tournament at Oxford HS. The Cougars emerged with 6 champions in James Strommer (113), Wade Cummings (126), Austin Lillis (138), James Meyer (152), Alec Horne (170), and Billy McGinley (220). Nik Zimmerman (120), Jude McDowell (132), Jason Gibson (182), and Brent Czajkowski (195) all wrestled back to claim 3rd place bronze medals. Wade Cummings was voted “Outstanding Wrestler” of the event. Once again, D-East wrestled tough for each other knowing each individual performance is a step towards a team championship. Congrats to the wrestlers, coaches, and supporters for a great weekend of wrestling! Now, the stakes grow even higher at the Regional tournament approaching; only the top 5 out of 12 qualifiers will move on to the PIAA State Tournament. Good luck Cougars and best wishes for a strong week of preparation.

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One comment on “D-East turns another trifecta, wins 3rd straight District 1 Central title
  1. Mrs. Sass says:

    Awesome job guys! Good luck at Regionals!

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