This past Presidents’ Day, Downingtown East hosted the annual Chester County Junior Varsity Championships in Boyer Gymnasium. This event features future varsity wrestlers from the Chesmont league and beyond, totalling 15 teams. The day recognizes those wrestlers who have put in the time on their respective teams and are on the precipice of becoming Varsity contributors. For the JV Cougars, Billy Dyer (170) was the lone champion. Jackson Swearhart (195) fought back to claim 3rd place, and Alex Hillestad (106) earned a 4th place finish. Other Cougars in the mix were Alex Viscomi (126, 1-2), “Vegas” Vic Cozzone (132, 1-2), Alejandro Santiago (138, 1-2), Jeff Scott (145, 0-2), Jack Myers (145, 0-2), and Johnny “Pants” Palladino (152, 1-2). Above all, these championships give the wrestlers a final shot at demonstrating what they’ve learned and allow them to see where they must develop. Congrats and good luck to all of the JV Cougars as they set new goals ad help the Varsity prepare for their post-season!