On Thursday 1/23, the Cougar grapplers hit the PA Turnpike and travelled to Council Rock South in Bucks County. The Rock hosted the first round of District 1’s team tournament infmamously known as the “District Duals.” There, East faced Neshaminy in an 8th seed vs. 9th seed match-up. After max effort, the Cougars came up short and lost 32-40 to the Braves, knocking them out of progression. Ryan Loraw (106), Bo Horvath (152), Spencer Uggla (160), and Ray Wileczek (220) collected falls for the Cougars. Keanu Manuel (113) worked furiously for a tech fall and Matt Romanelli (170) battled one of the top Braves for a 12-5 decision. Despite the loss, the team had some great performances and will use the experience to prepare for more league action next week. Great job men!