On the last weekend of 2019, the East wrestlers took to the mats at Conestoga Valley’s prestigious Buckskin Classic! This 26-team tournament is a challenging test for all competitors before the dual meet season opens in January. After the second day’s conclusive rounds, the Cougars claimed 4th place right behind Bellefonte, Owen J. Roberts, and eventual champs, Central Dauphin. The team finished with 8 placewinners as Keanu Manuel (113) and Matt Romanelli (170) took home individual championships. Ryan Loraw (106) and Bo Horvath (152) finished in 4th place, while Spencer Uggla (182) and Zach Aceto (285) took 5th. Rounding out the medals were Ray Wileczek (220) in 6th, and Kyle Mittelstadt (126) in 8th. The Cougars climbed three spots from last year’s finish and increased their individual medal haul. Congrats to the team! We’d like to wish all of our wrestlers, parents, boosters, and supporters a wonderful new year! Here’s to wrestling in 2020!