D-East officially opens ‘19-‘20 at Ephrata

On Saturday 12/7, Downingtown East Wrestling kick-started the 19-20 season by returning to Ephrata and competing at their annual season-opening duals. The five-dual event hosts some of the best District 3 teams as well as some hammers from outside the area. As always, the opener is the first time hitting the official scales for weigh-ins and clashing with opponents for a score that really counts. At the end of a long day, the Cougars finished in 4th place by defeating Ephrata 54-21 and Biglerville 45-28, but fell to the top three in Stroudsburg 19-51, Hempfield 23-51, and eventual champions, Malvern 5-69. Ryan Loraw (113) and Keanu Manuel (120) went 4-1 at the event, while Bo Horvath (152), Matt Romanelli (170), and Ray Wileczek (220) all battled for a 3-2 mark. It was great for East to be in such a competitive environment early as the schedule has much in store and the many young wrestlers on the team can now see what sport is all about. Next up is a new tri-meet up in District 11 against CB South and Bangor. Good Luck Cougars!

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Weekly Schedule
Mon –  2:45 to 5:00pm (weight-training/wrestling)
Tues – 2:45 to 5:00pm (wrestling)
Wed – Away dual vs. WC Henderson (all wrestlers arrive at 4:30pm)  Weigh-ins are at 5:30pm; JV wrestling begins at 6:15pm
Thurs – 2:45 to 5:00pm (weight-training/wrestling)
Fri – 2:45 to 5:00pm (wrestling)
Sat – The Denver Duals at Cocalico HS (ALL selected DE wrestlers must arrive to our locker-room at 7:45am)        Weigh-ins are at 9:30am and wrestling begins at 10:30am. There will be 3 dual meets for DE
). Selected JV’s will wrestle during each individual dual. 
Sun – The Thunder Duals youth event at D-West HS – early shift workers must arrive at 8:25am, and late shift workers at 12:25pm. Be prepared to score, keep time, or throw a towel the duration of your shift. A free lunch is provided. 
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