Despite the cold and snow, Downingtown East Wrestling hosted crosstown rivals Downingtown West on Wednesday night (1/17) for an evening of wrestling action. The “Battle of the Brandywine” always promises some excitement for the entire Downingtown wrestling community, and this edition was no exception! At the finish, West claimed the title with a 43-18 victory, but East captured 4 victories and held firm in some of the defeats. Keanu Manuel (106) and Jett Lucas-Murphy (145) recorded falls for the Cougars while Matt Romanelli (160) and Josh Wileczek (195) picked up decisions. With a number of young and inexperienced guys in the line-up, East showed that it has promise and that their future along the Brandywine and in the Chesmont League depends on how they bounce back. Good luck this coming weekend at Cocalico!