After a tough midweek loss against district rivals, East wrestling decided to respond and compete at the level they know they’re capable of. Travelling to Cocalico HS on Saturday for their annual “Denver Duals,” the Cougars posted a 4-1 record on the day and lost a close one in the championship dual. They defeated Westtown 49-30, Allentown Central Catholic 66-14, Solanco 54-29, and Garden Spot 42-41, but fell to eventual champions Cocalico 32-39 in a hotly contested final. Junior captain Lukas Richie (126) went 5-0 on the day and recorded his 100th win! Senior captain Josh Wileczek (195) also went 5-0 and continued to perform with great leadership. Keanu Manuel (106), Kyle Mittelstadt (132), Jett Lucas-Murphy (145), and Zach Aceto (285) all finished 4-1, while emerging sophomore PJ Grubb (182) went 3-1. Congrats to the Cougars for getting back on track and setting the stage for a competitive finish to the regular season. Good luck this week with Chesmont League action coming back into the fold!