Over this past weekend, the Cougar grapplers travelled down to the edge of Chester County to once again “Rage in the Cage” at Garnet Valley HS. The 8-team event promises each team three duals, but only one can be crowned champion. East battled their way to the finals beating Interboro 58-13 and Wilson-Westlawn 34-32. In the championship dual, the Cougars fell to WC Rustin 36-38, but the contest was epic. Each team finished with 7 weight classes won, but Rustin captured a bit more bonus. Congrats go out to the champions from West Chester, but also to the Cougars who continue to squeeze the competition despite their overall youth. Keanu Manuel (106), Lukas Richie (132), Matt Romanelli (170), and Josh Wileczek (195) all finished with unblemished 3-0 records on the day. This coming Wednesday, WC Henderson comes to East for our home opener and second league match. Good luck Cougars!