East mines some gold at the inaugural District 1 West Tournament!

This last weekend in February found the 15 wrestling teams in District 1 West convene at West Chester Rustin HS to see which competitors would advance to the regional. The top four placewinners in each weight punch tickets to the Southeastern Pennsylvania state qualifier next weekend. Downingtown East finished in 5th place, with 149.5 team points earned. The team put on a strong performance, finishing with 7 wrestlers in the final round, 3 champions, and a fourth place. Keanu Manuel (106), Lukas Richie (132), and Spencer Uggla (160) all won their respective weights and took home gold medals. Zach Sharaf (285) ground his way through the wrestle-backs and took 4th. Falling short of advancement, but competing in the final round were Billy Dyer (170, 5th), Ray Wilceczek (195, 6th), and Zach Aceto (220, 6th). East wrestling would also like to congratulate seniors Jett Lucas Murphy (138) and Will Vincent (145) on great careers in the blue and gold! The final four Cougars will now compete at next weekend’s SEPA Championships at Souderton HS to hopefully find a spot in the top five and punch a coveted ticket to the PIAA dance at Hershey! Good luck to all!!!

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