Winter Sport Physicals on 11/13 @ Senior HS

If wrestling is your FIRST sport of this school year, you need complete the online registration for physicals HERE, before arriving to physicals on Wednesday, November 13th. If you have any trouble with the online registration, please direct all questions to SUPPORT@BIGTEAMS.COM or call 866-448-9438. Girls report between 6-7pm and boys report between 7-8pm, to the glass doors outside the High School Cafeteria. Bring a $20 check payable to "ETSD" with athlete’s name, sport and grade written on check.

If this is your SECOND sport of this school year (i.e. you played football, soccer, etc. this fall) you still need to complete the online registration for a physical recertification. Directions to do this can be found on the same link above.

Athletes in SHS: The deadline for completed online registration AND completed physical paperwork turn-in is Thursday, November 14, 2019! Athletes in JHS: The deadline is Tuesday, November 26, 2019! YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE YOUR PHYSICAL!!

Elementary Sign-Ups

Although the official sign-up nights have passed, if any 1st-6th graders are still interested in wrestling, please contact one of our elementary coaches. Mike Hodowanec, 484-769-6269 OR Gary Lloyd, 215-769-6269.

Eagles Finish Short Of State Tourney

HERSHEY, PA – The Exeter Wrestling coaches have long promoted the post-season as the focal point of the team’s training. It’s been a recipe that’s worked successfully for about a decade. To call this season’s shortcoming a failure couldn’t be further from the truth. Once again, the team performed it’s best when the stakes were the highest. The Eagles advanced 8 wrestlers to the regional tournament – one that is frequently unforgiving to even the best competitors. The fact that 75% of the team advanced was a victory for the program, as the team was once again heavy on underclassmen.

Joey Asterino
Asterino finshing a takedown.

Joey Asterino (FR, 106) advanced the furthest – coming within one victory of the PIAA AAA State Tournament. Asterino used an opening round 3-2 victory to advance to the quarterfinals. In the second round, during a scramble he was cradled and stuck, sent packing to the consolation round. In the wrestlebacks he’d face familiar foe Aiden Dojan of Wilson. Asterino would remain a perfect 3-0 against Dojan this season and advance to day 2 of the regional tournament. Needing two wins to advance to states, Asterino squared off against Solanco’s Dominic Flatt. Flatt was victorious in their previous meeting. Much like that meeting, Asterino was in contention the entire bout; however, this time, Flatt was unable to hit the big move and surrendered a 7-4 decision. The road would come to an abrupt stop for Asterino after that win, as he’d lose by fall two times and finish 6th in the tournament.

Nick Nettleton
Nettleton attacking on his feet.

Nick Nettleton (FR, 138) had been on fire during the post-season, coming out of a stacked sectional bracket in 3rd place. Nettleton would drop his first round match, but battle back with two victories to qualify for the second day. Perhaps the highlight of the Exeter showing on day 1 – Nettleton found himself down 9-2 in his final bout of the night – win or season over. Nettleton would unleash his “inner DeSanto” and create a flurry of activity for the final two minutes – coming out on top with a 12-11 victory! Nettleton would drop his next bout to the Kayde Althouse of Ephrata – Althouse was the 2nd place finisher in Nettleton’s sectional bracket.

Chase Guldin (SR, 152) showed what a little (or a lot) of off season lifting can do for you. Entering the season with 23 career wins, Guldin would put together a senior campaign that came up one win shy of 30 victories. Winning in his regional debut, he would lose his quarterfinal bout and bounce back in the evening with an 11-4 win to qualify for the second day. Saturday AM, Guldin would draw top seed Colby Romjue and come up on the losing end of that bout to end his high school career.

Robbie Unruh
Unruh getting his hand raised.
Chase Guldin
Guldin after a victory.

Robbie Unruh (JR, 220) was also victorious in his opener – a rematch of a 10-9 win over Lampeter-Strasburg’s Tyler Phenegar. This time, Unruh would need extra time, winning 5-3 in sudden victory. His tournament would be a replay of previously wrestled matches as he would drop his second matchup of the year against Dylan Rodenhaber (Red Land) in the quarters, before repeating a win and loss against Conrad Weiser’s Max Pacheco and Cedar Crest’s TJ Moore, respectively.

Also competing were Jevin Guldin (SO, 113) going 0-2, Connor Lender (SO, 145) going 0-2 and Allen Cisneros (JR, 195) going 0-2. Senior Brandon Borton (132) was out sick all week, and was unable to make weight for the tournament, but was present mat side to cheer on his teammates. The offseason came earlier this year than it had in a long time, as the Eagles failed to qualify a wrestler for the state duals for only the second time since 2012. The kids will get back to work, returning a majority of their lineup for next year. #workday #whosnext