This past weekend saw the D-East wrestlers travel down 202 South and step on the line at Garnet Valley’s “Rage in the Cage” annual dual meet tournament. The Cougars defeated Interboro 54-21, Garnet Valley 42-29, and District III power Spring Grove 32-29 in the championship round to claim the top prize for the 2nd year in a row! Wade Cummings (132), Nik Zimmerman (138), and Owen Morris (195) all went a perfect 3-0 on the day. Congrats also goes out to Josh Wileczek (195/220) who was called out of his JV redshirt and captured a pin in the final against Spring grove. It was a job “well done” by the entire team who used a variety of wrestlers and shuffling maneuvers to collect the 1st place trophy. Good luck to the team this week as league action continues mid-week and the Tom Hecker dual meet tournament awaits next weekend at Garden Spot HS.
This Saturday 1/10, Downingtown East Wrestling travelled down 202 South to compete at Garnet Valley HS’s “Rage in the Cage!” The eight-team bracketed dual meet tournament saw the Cougars dominate as they defeated Interboro 63-18, Garnet Valley 62-9, and West Chester Rustin 44-17 to win the championship. Bret Horne (106), James Strommer (113), Nik Zimmerman (120), Wade Cummings (126), Austin Lillis (145), James Meyer (160), Alec Horne (170), Jason Gibson (182), and Billy McGinley (220) went undefeated on the day. Brent Czajkowski (195) and Jude McDowell (138) finished 2-1. D-East put on a solid performance and capitalized on multiple bonus-point scenarios throughout the day. Well done Cougars! Now it’s time to move forward and concentrate on more league competition coming this week as well as next weekend’s grueling Tom Hecker duals!