Few thought there would be a wrestling season this year considering the effects of the pandemic. But with great determination, District 1, the Chesmont League, and our Downingtown East wrestlers put together a healthy and successful campaign! Our immediate wrestling community is truly thankful! On Wednesday night (2/10), the Cougars finished the regular season strong and defeated West Chester East 40-31 in the “Battle for Route 100.” Journeymen Keanu Manuel (132), Ryan Loraw (138), Bo Horvath (160), and Matt Romanelli (189) all scored falls, while young upstarts Paxson Warnock (113) and Liam Knott (126) notched pins of their own. Junior Connor Huntoon (152) secured a tech to add to the tally. In the JV scrum, Josh Hillestad (120), Brandon Pacinelli (145), and Frankie Colantuno (138) picked up falls. East finishes the season with a 6-2 mark, coming in 3rd in the Chesmont League and 2nd in the National division! The night was also a dedication to our seniors and their parents for their years of effort and support. We want to thank Keanu Manuel, Alex Hillestad, Matt Romanelli, Ray Wileczek, and Kevin Clark, along with their parents, for their years of service. Congratulations to them and best wishes for the future!