Exeter Downs Muhlenberg 65-11 on Youth Night
Eagle Spirit Award recipient Jevin Guldin
& Mat Club President Mike Hodowanec
REIFFTON, PA - The Eagles wrestled Muhlenberg Wednesday night, recognizing their youth wrestlers, and won 65-11. The big brother night showed a good turnout of fans and young wrestlers who were able to watch a dominating performance by the varsity team. Oscar Daniels showed great work ethic by beating Muhlenberg's, RJ Walker by a score of 11-4.
Also, the EMC awards one sixth grade wrestler with the "Eagle Spirit Award" in honor of Ricky Ricketts, which represents hard work, loyalty, respect, and pride. Ricky was a former elementary wrestler who was blind, but despite his handicap, embodied all of the listed qualities. The winner of this year's award, presented by Mat Club President, Mike Hodowanec, was Jevin Guldin. Next up for the Eagles is a home match on Friday with Reading.
Eagles take 2nd at Blue/White Duals
REIFFTON, PA - The weekend started strong for the Eagles as they dismantled Norristown 57-15 in the first round. In round 2, Exeter defeated a strong Quakertown team by a score of 44-24. In rounds 4 and 5, the Eagles defeated Warwick 56-18 and Dallastown 42-31. These 4 straight victories set up a rematch of last year's PIAA AAA Dual Meet Tournament pigtail match between Exeter and Spring-Ford. With an injured Nolan Buck, the Eagles were giving up 2 forfeits and lost a few close matches, dropping the dual meet 45-19. Althought the final score does not show it, it was a very competitive dual meet, one that found the home crowd on their feet on multiple occasions. The coaches from each pool of 5 vote for an Outstanding Wrestler after each round. After the votes were counted, Bryce Shields from Dallastown, and Cole Zapf from Downingtown West were the winners of these awards for the 2014 Exeter Duals.
Spring-Ford with the team trophy.
Bryce Shields and Cole Zapf
The 4-1 dual meet record on the day was highlighted by many individual efforts. Brett Kulp, James Harkness, and Ethan Stever all went 5-0 recording 9 falls collectively throughout the day. Ryan Watts, Austin DeSanto, Tyler Bagoly, Dennis Karas, and Scott Schaeffer all went 4-1. Next up, the Eagles host Muhlenberg on Wednesday and will recognize their youth wrestlers during Big Brother Night.
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Ethan Stever wins his 100th Career Match
REIFFTON, PA - Coming into the season, Ethan Stever needed just 6 wins to eclipse the 100 career win plateau. He has made short work of that, winning his 100th during the dual meet against Warwick. It was a special moment, being able to win that match in front of the home crowd. Starting the season 8-0, Stever has been a force in the Eagles line-up for 4 straight seasons, and it's no surprise that he would accomplish this goal, making him the 8th Exeter wrestler to win 100 career matches.
Exeter Handles Conrad Weiser
ROBESONIA, PA - The Eagles opened their 2014-2015 Dual Meet schedule at Conrad Weiser Wednesday night. The Eagles won the first 10 bouts en route to a 61-6 victory. Freshman David Wentling and sophomore Tyler Borton got their first varsity victories of their career. The Eagles now set their sights on the Blue/White Duals Saturday, and hope to defend their title from last season.
Varsity takes 4th @ Saucon Valley Invitational
HELLERTOWN, PA - The varsity wrestling team kicked off it's season at the Saucon Valley Invitational Tournament. The team finished in 4th place with 198.5 pts, behind Saucon Valley, Emmaus, and Pennsbury. Although the team has a long way to go and it's early in this young season, there were some really nice individual efforts. Brett Kulp (2-0 @ 120), Austin DeSanto (2-0 @ 126), Tyler Bagoly (3-0 @ 138), Ethan Stever (2-0 @ 152), and Scott Schaeffer (2-0 @ 182) all took 1st place. Oscar Daniels (3-1 @ 285) took 2nd. Trey Harkness (3-1 @ 132), Dennis Karas (3-2 @ 170), and Nolan Buck (2-1 @ 220) took 3rd place. Hector Roman (1-2 @ 145) took 5th. Ryan Watts (1-3 @ 113) and Tyler Harkness (0-3 @ 160) took 6th. David Wentling (0-2 @ 106) took 7th. With only 1 senior in the starting lineup, this young team is looking to build on today's success and continue to improve over this long season. The Eagles travel to Conrad Weiser next Wednesday, the 10th, to face the Scouts. Match time is 6:30pm.
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It's not too late to register for Elementary Wrestling
Exeter Youth Wrestling sign-ups are finished, but you can still join our winning program if interested. Our elementary wrestling program is for ages 6 & up, grades 1-6. If anyone is interested in starting younger, it requires a coaches' approval. Practices will start in November and run through February. Matches are on Friday nights in January and February with optional tournaments on the weekends. If you still want to join, call Coach Mike (484-769-6269) or Coach Ryan (610-413-7924). Wrestling is a wonderful sport that teaches discipline, hard work, humility, and many other important character traits.
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Guldin finishes 7th in both Freestlye & Greco National Championships
Jevin on the podium
Jevin Guldin competed at the ASICS Kids Freestyle and Grego-Roman Nationals at Orem, UT, June 24-26. He went 3-2 in both styles and took 7th place overall in both styles. Jevin won five matches by pin and tech fall as well. He wrestled great and it was a great experience for him. Being able to place in the top 8 of both styles is a great accomplishment at a prestigous national tournament. Keep up the hard work Jevin, your time and effort is obviously paying off.
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