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Commonwealth Wrestling Meet: Eagles efficiently claim district crown
BY ADAM HIMMELSBACH
The Colonial Forge wrestling team continued its dominance of the Commonwealth District last night, claiming yet another championship.
The Eagles won individual crowns in nine of the 14 events and finished with 302 points.
“I told the kids when they asked me, my expectations are to win all 14 weight classes,” Eagles coach Bill Swink said. “We didn’t do that, but we wrestled very well.”
J.D. Stone, Conner Mareina, Michael Hayes, Tony Neis, Gary Woods, Sean Murphy, Zach Martinez, Quinton Winters and David Reck all claimed individual crowns for Colonial Forge.
“We work hard in the offseason, and I think that’s the biggest thing for us,” Murphy said. “We hope we can do the same thing in regions next week.”
When the Eagles accepted their first-place trophy, it had an all-business feel.
But on the other side of the gym, Orange, the host school, was bubbling after its second-placed finish.
Ryan Almond, Sean Raftery and Billy Knabe claimed individual titles for the Hornets.
“It’s an honor to be able to wrestle here in my hometown with my friends,” said Knabe, who competes in the 285-pound weight class. “It was a fun day.”
Stafford’s Logan Jackson took the 195-pound title, and Mountain View’s Jonny Lopez won a championship at 106.
The Northwest Region tournament will be held at Forest Park High School next weekend.
- 1. Colonial Forge 302, 2. Orange 194.5, 3. Stafford 185.5, 4. Mountain View 144.5, 5. North Stafford 117, 6. Brooke Point 112.5, 7. Riverbend 78, 8. Massaponax 52, 9. Albemarle 17.
- Jonny Lopez (MV) D. Bryce Gentry (CF) 3–2, 3. Josh Beacom (S), 4. Isiah Coleman-Combs (O)
- J.D. Stone (CF) D. Josue Beltran (MV) 6–2, 3. Ryan Bearon (S), 4. Logan Ritchie (BP)
- Conner Mairena (CF) d. Garett Bullin (NS) tech. fall 5:22, 3. Joe Sorrentino (S), 4. Al Forbes (M)
- Michael Hayes (CF) d. Dylan Thompspn (NS) tech fall 18–3, 3. Kord Kreiger (R), 4. Hugh Morris (O)
- Tony Neis (CF) d. Willie Insera (NS) 8–2 Dec.; 3. Kirk Sweeney (OC); 4. Russell Ramsey (BP).
- Gary Woods (CF) D. Marcus Brown (S) 5–2, 3. Jared Swan (MV), 4. Bruce Schlegel (O)
- Sean Murphy (CF) d. Mike Benner (OC) 3:35 Fall; 3. Danny Soares (MV); 4. Devon Bornshire (SHS).
- Ryan Almond (OC) d. Adam Sinnott (CF) 9–1 Maj. Dec.; 3. Jacob Gwantley (NS); 4. Benjamin Parker (MV).
- Sean Raftery (OC) d. Bill Ramsey (BP) 5–4 Dec.; 3. Vinnie Perrone (Rb); 4. John Orama (CF).
- Zach Martinez (CF) D. Zach Ryder (O) 15–1 Maj. Dec., 3. Jacob Ralph (NS), 4. Anthony Carter (S).
- David Reck (CF) d. Cameron Houston (SHS) Forf.; 3. Trevor Payne (OC); 4. Dorian Bryan (BP).
- Logan Jackson (SHS) d. Mark Garrity (CF) 4–0 Dec.; 3. Brandon Frazier (MV); 4. Tyler Dodson (OC).
- Quintin Winters (CF) d. Steven Sarver (R) 4–2, 3. Terrence Kelly (NS), 4. Chris Carter (St)
- Billy Knabe (OC) d. Shawn Scudder (BP) 5:50 Fall; 3. Trevor Staats (MV); 4. Sebastian Silva (SHS).
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