14th Annual Golf Scramble set for 8/10/2019

One of the largest fundraisers for the Exeter Mat Club just also happens to be the most fun. The annual "Scramble at Arrowhead" will take place this year on Saturday, August 10th at Arrowhead Golf Course with a shotgun start of 12 noon. To make this tournament successful for the 14th year in a row, we are in need of Hole Sponsors, Golfers, and Door Prize Donations. In leiu of selling candy, discount cards, or having a "buyout" as most organization do, we just ask you to help us make our Golf Scramble a success.

So, how can you help? First, you can help us by gathering your friends and making foursomes. Be sure to register early, we always reach our limit of golfers. Second, you can ask your employer or any local business if they would like to sponsor a hole for $100 giving them a 24"x18" tee box sign and a link on our website EMC page. Those sponsors are also welcome to place brochures, business cards, or any other advertisement into each golfer's gift bag. Third, we need door prizes to use as giveaways to our golfers. Gift baskets are often made up containing golfing gear, power tools, bar memorabilia, event tickets, gift cards, etc. No gift is too small and can be combined with other items to make a really nice door prize for our golfers.

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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

Eagles Advance 8 to Regionals

SHILLINGTON, PA – The Exeter wrestlers took to the mats in the Disctrict III Section I tournament at Governor Mifflin Intermediate School. The boys were competing to stay alive in the post-season, with only the top 4 advancing to the District III South Central Regional Tournament, while the others would close the book on the 2018-19 season, and for some their careers. The focus in the room all season has been to prepare for the post-season, and it was evident that the strategy is beginning to pay off. The Eagles showed their youth early in the season, but turned the corner as they placed 3rd out of 15 teams in Section I.

Joey Asterino
Asterino after his finals win.
Brandon Borton
Borton sprawling in his finals match.

Leading the way for Exeter were gold medalists Joey Asterino (FR, 106) and Brandon Borton (SR, 132). Asterino would use a pair of close victories (4-2 TB and 3-2) to advance to the finals. In the final, he outlasted Wilson’s Aidan Dojan by an 7-4 score. Borton reached the finals by way of a 10-7 decision and a second period fall. In the final, Borton would come out on top of Conestoga Valley’s Andrew Dariychuk by a 9-6 score. Also making the finals, Chase Guldin (SR, 152) would be upended by Wilson’s Kolbe Eidle. Guldin’s path to the final included a 17-0 technical fall and a workmanlike 2-0 win where the only scoring was by way of stalling penalty points on Daniel Boone’s Devin Dolla.

Allen Cisneros
Cisneros working for the fall.

Other’s advancing to the District III regional included Jevin Guldin 3rd at 113 (SO), Nick Nettleton 3rd at 138 (FR), Connor Lender 4th at 145 (SO), Allen Cisneros 4th at 195 (JR) and Robbie Unruh 3rd at 220 (JR). Jevin Guldin dropped a 2-point decision to the eventual champion at 113 before bouncing back by outscoring his next two opponents by a 24-8 margin. Nettelton avenged two prior losses – both losses by fall – one by major decision, and the second by a fall of his own. Lender split with Conrad Weiser’s Max Gaston in the tournament. Both matches were decided by 1-point, with Gaston taking the win in the medal round. Allen Cisneros extended his first wrestling season by taking 4th place in the section. Robbie Unruh dropped a tough semifinal match but bounced back winning by injury default (1:00) and fall (2:04) to advance to the regional tournament.

All 8 of Exeter’s advancing wrestlers will be making their first appearance in the regional tournament. The top 4 place winners at the District III SC Regional will advance to the PIAA AAA State Tournament. The wrestlers will be back in action Friday at the Hershey Park Arena with wrestling starting at 2 PM. #workday #whosnext

Exeter Youth Wrestlers earn 10 medals @ Annual Schoolboy Tournament

The 62nd annual Berks County Schoolboy Tournament took place on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Geigle Complex in Reading. Exeter's participation has grown in recent years with 34 wrestlers competing this year. This is a competitive, end of season tournament, where elementary wrestlers from all of the local Berks County schools are trying to earn a gold medal in either the Developmental (grades K-2), Division I (grades 3-4), or Division II (grades 5-6) groups. When the dust settled from a long day of wrestling, 10 Exeter wrestlers earned medals, with another 8 losing in the blood round (1 win from placing). Every wrestler competed with heart and showed great improvement from the beginning of the season. There are a few pictures below and you can click here for all Kristin Swartley's Schoolboy Pictures. The following is a list of wrestlers organized by medal winners, one win from placing, and participants.

Medalists



One win from Placing



Other Participants

Gavin Gery
Gavin Gery
Brady Weitzel
Brady Weitzel
Molly Lubenow
Molly Lubenow
Justin Prizer
Justin Prizer
Olivia Miller
Olivia Miller
Corbin Strobel
Corbin Strobel
Erik Lubenow
Erik Lubenow
Brandon Weller
Brandon Weller
Kaden Casner
Kaden Casner



JH finishes 2nd in Berks at Wilson Tourn.

The Junior High Wrestling Team capped off its season with the Wilson Junior High Tournament, now known as the Tom Ott Wilson Classic, named after long time tournament director, Tom Ott. This is a HIGHLY competitive 42 team tournament that always tests the improvement and work ethic of these young men. Exeter finished in 16th place, 2nd in Berks, with 111.5 pts. and sent 15 wrestlers into competition on Friday night, with 9 of them qualifying for the second day. Ian Lubenow (80lbs. - 8th), Chazere Woody (85lbs. - 8th), Ashton Warchol (90lbs. - 7th), Michael Borja (100lbs. - 7th), and Devon Strouse (115lbs. - 8th) just narrowly missed placing in the top 8 of their respective weight classes, but faught hard and represented Exeter Wrestling with hard work and class.

The remaining four wrestlers who qualified for the second day would all earn hardware. Leading the way for the young Eagles was Sam Orzolek (165lbs. - 9th), who paved his way to the finals with several pins, but ultimately lost in the finals and settled for 2nd place. This was Sam's first year of wrestling, but showed that with a great work ethic, and willingness to focus and learn from his coaches, that you can be successful in wrestling.

Following in Sam's footsteps, as first year wrestlers willing to work hard and be coachable, were Cabraun Woody (105lbs. - 9th) and Phillip Garrettson (145lbs. - 9th) who finished in 6th and 7th respectively. Rounding out the 4 medal winners was Ryan Peterson (185lbs. - 9th) who finished in 8th place. Congratulations to ALL our Junior High wrestlers on their hard work and success this season. As we transition into the spring, attend as many off-season wrestling and liftin workouts as you can. Look on Facebook and check your emails to know when and where these will take place.

Click here to see the history of Exeter Wrestling at the Wilson Junior High Tournament.





Eagles Honor Seniors With Blowout Of Raiders

Maddy Keim
Maddy Keim with her family on Senior Night.
Maggie McKinney
Maggie McKinney with her family on Senior Night.

REIFFTON, PA – The Exeter wrestling team unloaded on the Twin Valley Raiders Wednesday night as they said farewell to their 5 seniors. The Eagles dropped the opener, and then went on a run, winning the next 12 consecutive contested weights in a 61-3 rout of the Raiders. The win was fueled by 8 bonus point victories in the 12 bouts, which included 3 wins by way of forfeit. Cody Schabener (FR, 126), Brandon Borton (SR, 138), Johnny Miller (FR, 170) and Robbie Unruh (JR, 220) were winners by fall, while Patrick Borja (SO, 120) racked up a 17-0 technical fall in just under two periods. Connor Lender (SO, 152) and Chase Guldin (SR, 160) posted major decisions, and Joey Asterino (FR, 106), Nick Nettleton (FR, 145) and Allen Cisneros (JR, 195) accepted forfeits.

Roland Entzminger
Roland with his family on Senior Night.
Brandon Borton
Brandon with his family on Senior Night.
Chase Guldin
Chase with his family on Senior Night.

Other wins for the Eagles came from Jevin Guldin (SO, 113) with a 5-1 decision and Roland Entzminger (SR, 132), a 6-3 winner. The 182-pound weight class was a double forfeit. The Eagles said goodbye to their 3 senior wrestlers – Guldin, Borton and Entzminger – as well as their long time managers Maddie Keim and Maggie McKinney, in a brief ceremony preceding the dual.

The Eagles are hanging in limbo right now, awaiting the final PIAA District III Power Rankings to come out on Sunday. The Eagles currently sit in the 20th position with a record of 10-5 – and only the top 16 will qualify for the District III Team Duals. If they would make the tournament, they’d wrestle on Tuesday at a location to be determined. If they fail to qualify, they’ll be off until the Section Tournament February 15-16 at Governor Mifflin Intermediate School. #workday #whosnext