Thursday, January 9, 2014

Wrestling Takes Down South Kingstown

Having started the season with a 70-12 victory over an undermanned Westerly squad, the Hawks' wrestlers next set their sights on a rugged and physical South Kingstown team. The Rebels came into Pepin Gym looking to make a statement by knocking off the reigning state champion Hawks, and after the first six matches, the Rebels were making good account of themselves as they were still within 9 points of the lead. Our guys then gathered themselves by winning six of the final eight matches, all of the wins coming by pin. The Hawks' strong finish enabled them to win the match by a final tally of 51-19.

Wins by pin came from John Celico, Nick Celico, Jason Davol, Anthony DiMauro, Lewis Stewart, Hunter Boesch, Nick Martino, and Dallas Sauer. The match of the night was at the 132-pound weight class, when Jamie Swanson, who'd been battling sickness all week, bumped up a weight class and came from behind to win over a significantly bigger, 132-pound SK opponent. The wrestlers are in action next on Wednesday in Chariho when they take on the Chargers.