Golf Scramble August 8th

Our 15th annual Golf Scramble is set for Saturday, August 8th @ Arrowhead Golf Course. This is the main fundraiser for our program grade K-12. The flyer below provides all the necessary information. We are also looking for local businesses to sponsor holes, golfers, and door prize donations.

Unruh Captures a Bronze Medal at States

Robbie Unruh
Unruh on the podium with his bronze medal.

HERSHEY, PA - They say everything is a little sweeter in Hershey, PA. When it comes to the PIAA AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament, only 8 out of 20 wrestlers are able to stand on the podium at the end of Saturday's medal round. Coming into the tournament, Unruh was ranked 5th in the state. With a 4-1 record throughout 3 days of wrestling, Robbie Unruh earned himself a 3rd place finish, cementing his legacy as one of the top Exeter wrestlers of all time.

Unruh Quarters
Unruh finishing his takedown in overtime to defeat Grafton.
Unruh Prelims
Unruh with a mat return.

Unruh started the tournament on Thursday with a 5-2 win over Mifflin County's Blaine Davis. Like all of Unruh's matches this weekend, it started slow, with both wrestlers trading escapes, until the third period, where Unruh capitalized on two poor shots from Davis to score his two takedowns. Friday's quarterfinal round matchup was with North Allegheny's Ben Grafton. Unruh has a history with Grafton, who pinned him in the Junior High States a few years ago. Similar to his opening round matchup, both wrestlers traded escapes with lots of handfighting. No one was able to score in the 3rd period, even though there was plenty of action, so they went to overtime. With very little time on the clock, Unruh was able to secure the takedown on the edge of the mat, keeping his toes in and winning 3-1 in Sudden Victory. This win moved Robbie into the Semi-Finals Saturday morning and secured him a state medal no lower than 6th.

Unruh vs. SF
Unruh working for a takedown vs. Franklin.
Kevin Oswalt
Coach Oswalt in his iconic "TWOOO" stance.
Unruh vs Kase
Unruh finishing a takedown vs. Kase.

Saturday morning was a tough matchup for Unruh, pitting him against Hunter Catka of Sun Valley. Catka is the #1 ranked heavyweight in the Nation and a Virginia Tech commit. Catka dominated Unruh from the opening whistle, eventually securing a technical fall in 5:30 by a score of 22-7. Unruh, who has been mentally strong all season, was quick to put that loss behind him and focus on the next match. It would have felt wrong if Unruh didn't get a chance to wrestle Adam Kase one more time this season, so Kase won his wrestle-back and they met again in the consolation semi-final. The 5th meeting this season between these two was no different, Unruh secured 2 takedowns in the 3rd period and won 5-2.

In his 3rd place match, Unruh would take on Quentin Franklin of South Fayette. This match seemed identical to Grafton of North Allegheny. Both Unruh and Frankling would be close to takedowns in regulation, but ultimately went into the overtime period tied 1-1. Just like his quarterfinal matchup, Unruh used his motion and fakes to set up a shot and finish it for the winning takedown. Robbie becomes Exeter's 12th state medalist, and only the first Exeter Wrestler to earn a bronze medal at the state tournament. He caps off his career with 80 wins (in really only 2 seasons), 2 BCIAA Championships, a Sectional and District Title, and of course his state medal.

Come on out Tuesday night at Alvernia University's Physical Education Complex to see Unruh, Keller, Williams, and Cisneros compete one final time in the Exeter Blue and White. The All-Star match starts at 7pm.

Unruh is Golden: Eagles finish in 10th

SPRING GROVE, PA - On Friday and Saturday, 6 wrestlers took to the mats with the goal of placing in the top 4 of their weight class to earn a trip to the PIAA AAA Individual Tournament in two weeks. The effort was there but in most cases the result was dissapointing. However, for Robbie Unruh, it was perfect. Robbie became Exeter's 10th District III/South Central Regional Champion! He earned that medal with 4 falls over two days. Robbie's championship, along with the efforts of the other 5 wrestlers, earned Exeter a 10th place finish, out of 51 schools.

Jevin Guldin
Guldin finishing a takedown.
Pat Borja
Borja with a mat return.

Pat Borja started his tournament with a dominant win by major decision. Later Friday night, he provided the crowd with one of the most entertaining bouts of the entire tournament. At the end of 6 minutes, he was tied with his York Suburban opponent 15-15. In overtime, it looked like Borja was in deep and ready to score a takedown, but was rolled through to his back and pinned. He then went on to win by major desicion in his next match and lose the one after that, ending his tournament with a record of 2-2.

Jevin Guldin also went 2-2 in the tournament, but started with a loss, followed by a tight 1 point decision to make his way into Saturday. In Guldin's first match, he racked up 14 points before pinning his opponent, but then dropped his next match. Jevin finished the season with 29 wins and 16 pins.

Nick Nettleton
Nettleton finishing a takedown on the edge.
Connor Lender
Lender in neutral looking for a takedown.

Connor Lender lost a close decision in his first match, but battled back to win by 1 point to get himself into Saturday. Unlike his teammates, he started with a loss on Saturday, eliminatin him from the post-season. Connor's 1 win in this tournament gave him 30 for the season, one of 4 wrestlers to earn at least 30 wins this year.

Nick Nettleton and Johnny Miller both went 2-2. Nick was a little more explosive, earning 2 falls but also losing by fall twice. Miller keeps things a little closer, dropping 2 close decisions, but winning once by major and once by decision. Both wrestlers are sophomores and finished the season with 36 wins and lots of post-season accolades and experience, which is exciting for their future.

Robbie Unruh
Unruh earning his 4th fall in the finals.
Johnny Miller
Miller turning his opponent with legs.

And Finally, Senior, Robbie Unruh, was as consistant as he has been all year, earning 4 falls en route to his gold medal finish. In the final, he defeated a familiar foe in Adam Kase of Conrad Weiser. He has now defeated Kase 4 times this season, 3 by fall and 1 by decision. Robbie will continue to practice with his teammates over the next week and a half, with the goal of becoming a Pennsylvania State Medalist.

Eagles edge Garden Spot for Sectional Title

Sectional Team
The team with their Championship Trophy

Exeter has found themselves fighting year after year for a Sectional Tournament Championship. As a matter of fact, The Eagles have finished in the top 4 of this tournament for 10 straight seasons. This marks the 3rd team title in the last 5 years. After Friday night, Exeter held the team lead by only 2 points over Cocalico, with Garden Spot and Wilson also within striking distance. It was obvious when Saturday started, that Exeter was prepared mentally and phsycially to protect their lead, as 11 of 13 wrestlers placed top 5 in their weight class with four individual champions. During the final medal round, Exeter won 10 of 11 bouts to extend their lead on second place Garden Spot and bring home the championship trophy.

Nick Nettleton
Nettleton with a mat return.
Pat Borja
Borja working an arm bar.

Starting at 106 pounds, Jacob Keller secured 2 first period falls to earn a trip to the finals where he built an early 4-1 lead, but was unable to score another point and lost in the finals 5-4. Ian Lubenow, an undersized 106 pounder, was willing to wrestle 113 pounds since Keller dropped to 106. His effort was there, but was unable to win a match and went 0-2 in the tournament. Next up for the Eagles was Pat Borja at 126 pounds. Pat earned a technical fall in the quarterfinals and a tough 5-4 decision in the semis to earn a trip to the finals. Through great defense, Borja was able to secure several takedowns to win his first Sectional Title by a score of 15-9 over Garden Spot's Mason Casey.

At 132 pounds, Jevin Guldin went 4-1 to earn 3rd place with 3 falls and 1 technical fall. Guldin has been wrestling extremely lately and looks to continue his winning ways at districts next weekend. Riley Tryanski competed at 138 pounds and went 1-2 in the tournament. At 145, Connor Lender also went 4-1 to earn 3rd place in what many thought to be the toughest bracket in the tournament. As a matter of fact, Gunner Gehr of Garden Spot was voted Outstanding Wrestler by the coaches for winning the 145 pound bracket. At 152 pounds, Nick Nettleton earned his first Sectional Title with 3 falls in a dominating tournament.

Robbie Unruh
Unruh handfighting on his feet with Kase.
Johnny Miller
Miller working for a takedown.

Johnny Miller used 1 technical fall and 2 closes decisions to earn his first Sectional Title as well. The next four weight classes, 170-220, saw the Eagles fall just short of qualifying for the District tournament, with all 4 wrestlers finishing in 5th place, but earning valuable team points along the way. Charles Williams (170lbs.), Sam Orzolek (182lbs.), Ryan Peterson (195lbs.), and Allen Cisneros (220lbs.) will all be District Alternates if someone cannot compete next weekend. And last, but certainly not least, Robbie Unruh earned his first Sectional title at 285 by defeating Conrad Weiser's Adam Kase for the 3rd time this season, by a score of 3-2.

Next up for the Eagles is the District 3/South Central Regional Tournament on Friday and Saturday at Spring Grove High School. Wrestlers who place top 4 in their weight class earn a trip to the PIAA AAA Tournament 2 weeks later. Wrestling begins at 5pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday. Best of luck boys and lets bring home some District Medals! #workday