The Downingtown East grapplers end magical run with loss to Exeter

On Monday 2/8, the Cougars traveled the snowy road West to Exeter HS to take on the Eagles who placed 3rd in the District 3 Duals. The gym was packed and the tension high for the first round of PIAA duals. East couldn’t find any rhythm and made numerous mental errors which cost them the dual 51-15. When competing against a team as balanced and talented as Exeter, there can be no errors and performances have to be “next-level.” Sadly, the Cougar’s magical run came full circle. The lone winners for East were Lukas Richie (106) and Nik Zimmerman (138) who won by fall, and James Strommer (113) who earned a decision. One of the most notable observations of the evening was the shear passion and volume of the Exeter crowd; there are towns across this great state where wrestling is ingrained in the culture and the fans live and breath their local team. Despite the loss, it was truly awesome to be a part of this event. Next up for the Cougars, a trip to the Chesmont League Championships at WC Rustin! Time to regroup, re-fuel, and begin the chase for Hershey! Good luck boys!

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Mon – 2:45 to 4:30pm (weight-training/conditioning….bring “all-conditions” gear)
Tues – 2:45 to 5:00pm (wrestling…. possibly at West)
Wed – The PIAA State Tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA
All state qualifiers must arrive to the locker-room at 1:00pm!
           The van departs at 1:30pm; the preliminary work-out at the arena begins at 4:00pm
           Hotel accommodations are at the Holiday Inn, Grantville PA
Thurs – The PIAA State Tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA
           The van departs at 2:15pm; weigh-ins are at 3:00pm and wrestling begins at 4:00pm.
Fri – The PIAA State Tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA
           The van departs at 12:30pm; weigh-ins are at 1:15pm and wrestling begins at 2:15pm.
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           The van departs at 7:15am; weigh-ins are at 8:00am and wrestling begins at 9:00am.
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