Exeter Places 4 at the Penn Manor Tournament

MILLERSVILLE, PA - The Eagles competed on Friday and Saturday at the Penn Manor Holiday Tournament. At the end of two long days of competition, the team finished in 14th place out of 28 teams and saw 4 wrestlers standing on the podium. Leading the way for the Eagles was Robbie Unruh (SR, 285). Robbie started the tournament as the second seed, picking up a fall on Friday night to send him to the quarters. On Saturday, Robbie was able to take first place with two more pins and a major decision.

Robbie Unruh
Unruh with his 1st place plaque on the podium.

Also, placing for the Eagles were Jacob Keller (SR, 113), Johnny Miller (SO, 160), and Pat Borja (JR, 132). Keller made it to the semi's and was unable to earn another victory, finishing in 6th place. Miller backed up his 6th place finish from the weekend before, with more hardware, going 5-2 in the tournament and finishing in 7th place. Borja missed last week's tournament due to taking the SAT's, but showed his worth by wrestling hard and finishing in 8th place.

Next up for the Eagles are dual meets this upcoming Wednesday and Thursday vs. Muhlenberg and Governor Mifflin.

Blazers top Eagles 43-27

REIFFTON, PA - A shorthanded Eagles team was unable to produce a win on Big Brother Night, Wednesday, falling to Daniel Boone 43-27. Winning for Exeter was Jevin Guldin (JR, 138), Charles Williams (SR, 152), Johnny Miller (SO, 160), Noah Narvez (SR, 170), Ryan Peterson (SO, 195), and Robbie Unruh (SR, 285). On a night where we recognized over 80 youth wrestlers, the Eagles wrestled hard, but missed a few starters to injury and were unable to pick up the win in front of the home crowd.

Every year, the elementary coaches pick an Eagle Spirit Award Winner in memory of Ricky Ricketts, given to a 6th grader who has been in our program and shown leadership, hard work, and dedication. This year's award winner was Austin Roeder.

Eagles Show Improvement from last year

MECHANICSBURG, PA - The Cumberland Valley Kickoff Classic is a meat grinder of a tournament, featuring a lot of the top teams in the state during the opening weekend of competition. Last season, the Eagles were only able to place two wrestlers on the podium, showing their youth and inexperience. After a long, and successful off-season, this year's team was able to place 5 wrestlers and finished in 11th place out of 24 teams.

Nettleton finishing a takedown.
Keller with a cradle.

The first day of competition was brutal to the eagles, but they were able to send 8 wrestlers into the second day of competition. Jacob Keller (SR, 113) placed 4th, dropping both of his losses to the same Nazareth wrestler. Connor Lender (JR, 145), Nick Nettleton (SO, 152), and Johnny Miller (SO, 160) all finished 6th in their respective weight classes. Robbie Unruh (SR, 285) rounds out the place finishers and took 4th in his weight class. Next up for the Eagles is a Berks I showdown with Daniel Boone on Wednesday. Come out and show your support, match starts at 6:30pm in the main gym. #workday

Big Brother Night Set for December 11th

Exeter Mat Club's annual Big Brother Night will take place on Wednesday, December 11th. The Junior High team will take on Daniel Boone at 4:30pm in the main gym at the high school. Around 6pm we will be recognizing our elementary wrestlers by pairing them up with a current varsity wrestler. All Elementary wrestlers are then encouraged to stay and sit in the stands as a team to cheer on their big brothers as our HS team will wrestle Daniel Boone starting at 6:30pm. All youth wrestlers are also given free admission to the dual meet. This is always a great night of recognition and wrestling for the Exeter Wrestling Program. We hope to see lots of former, current, and future Exeter wrestlers interacting throughout the night. #workday #championsintraining