On Wednesday 1/16, East hosted West Chester Henderson for a league dual and their home opener. The night had a touch of nostalgia as Coach Horvath was honored for his 300thwin as head coach and the local wrestling community gathered to reminisce about the ol’ days. However, all good times must come to an end, and when the wrestling concluded, the Warriors handed East a tough 45-21 loss as the league mentality brought out some furious performances. Keanu Manuel (106) and Zach Sharaf (285) collected the only pins for the Cougars, while Spencer Uggla (182), Lukas Richie (132), and Jett Lucas-Murphy (138) earned decisions. During the JV competition, Alejandro Santiago (138) and Jackson Swearhart (195) looked great for East picking up victories and splitting the dual with the JV Warriors. In the end, the Cougars did not have the overall depth to keep up with Henderson, but they look forward to more league challenges in the near future. Good luck gentlemen!