East braves the snow and comes back from West Grove with a decisive victory!

The remnants of winter storm Jonas could not slow down the Cougar wrestlers as they travelled down Route 1 South to Avon Grove HS Wednesday night and proceeded with league action. East cemented a 61-12 victory while visiting the Devils, winning 12 out of 14 bouts. Lukas Richie (106), James Strommer (113), Brett Horne (120), Connor Birzes (126), Wade Cummings (132), Nik Zimmerman (138), Jude McDowell (160), and Alec Horne (170) all recorded falls for the Cougars. Jack Clay collected his first league decision at 152, and Owen Morris battled to an epic tie-breaker win at 195. The JV Cougars also put on a show, finishing the contest with all wins. Jarrett Hansen, Praneeth Ramesh, Jett Lucas-Murphy, Stuart Regitz, Jack Lawton, Wayne Salt, Jack Hayward, Luke Moran, and Josh Wileczek all collected victories in a total team effort. Congrats on another league win and good luck with the first round of District 1 Duals!

Downingtown East vs. Avon Grove Dual Meet

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Photos from Avon Grove Dual Meet

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The Cougars smother the Red Devils; Win 4th consecutive league title

The Downingtown East Wrestling squad captured their 4th consecutive Chesmont National title Friday night with a convincing 56-12 win over visiting Avon Grove. As they also celebrated “Senior Night,” the Cougars got pins from James Strommer (113), Jude McDowell (138), Austin Lillis (145), and Alec Horne (170). Wade Cummings (126) and Billy McGinley (220) collected major decisions to help pile up the points. On the JV front, pins from Josh Wileczek (195), Connor Birzes (120), Harris Alliger (126), and Phips Jules (182) helped propel them to a 44-16 scoreline and an undefeated finish in the Chesmont National to match their Varsity brethren. Congratulations to the team for finishing the regular season with a 22-4 mark, and a 5-0 record in the league. Good luck and best wishes to our Seniors, as well as many thanks to them for four remarkable years of service! Next up, the individual post season begins; it’s time to show up or go home as rounds of elimination face our best and brightest next weekend at the Chesmont League Tournament! Good luck Cougars!

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