Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the Chesmont wrestling season kicked off on Saturday 1/23 and the Cougars hosted a tri-meet to get the ball rolling. East wrestled Coatesville and Henderson, finishing 1-1. They began their day with a 46-20 win over the Red Raiders of Coatesville. Keanu Manuel (126), Alex Hillestad (145), and Connor Huntoon (152) picked up falls while Bo Horvath (172) and Nick Viscomi (160) earned technicals. In the second tilt, East was roughed up by WC Henderson losing 51-12. The lone winners were Keanu Manuel (120) and Bo Horvath (160), who both won by fall. Conditioning and sharpness were factors, so if anything is to be gained, it’s the awareness that improvement in those areas is needed. Next up, a quad-meet down in Southern Chester County on Saturday 1/30!