By David A. Willauer-Contributing Editor-Salesianum School-Wilmington, DE-Wednesday, January 5, 2011: The 3rd Smyrna Eagles improve their record to 3-0 on the season as came back from an 13-11 deficit with key wins by Tyler Brereton at 160 and a pin by John Messick at 189 as they defeated the 0-1 Sals of Salesianum by a 35-28 score at Father Birkenhauer Gymnasium in Wilmington.

The Eagles jumped out to an 11-0 lead on a pin by Brett Fleetwood at 103 over Jason Stevens along with John Archangelo's tech fall over Alex Farley at 112. The Sals came for a back to take the lead at 13-11 as Chris Donaldson recorded a 4:51 fall over Chris Hershberger at 119, Matt Kibblehouse's 10-0 major decision over Corey Keen at 125 and Louis Fedele's 6-0 over Rob McKeldin at 130.

Smyrna came back on wins by David Letterman's win over Garrett Miller a 16-12 win at 135, Timothy Watts 2-1 hard fought victory over Mike Merrill at 140, Matt Shelar's 12-2 major decision over Joe Finocchiaro at 145, Zach Boyles 9-1 major decision win over Daulton Gregory at 152, Tyler Brereton's 13-5 major decision win over Brett Phillips at 160, made the score 29-13.

At 171 and 189, the Sals came within 4 points at 29-25 on back to back Dakota Diksa's 5:52 fall over Ryan Rife and teammate Nick Mancini's fall over Dean Armstrong at 3:55.

At 215, John Messick's fall over Glenn Thomas put the Eagles up 35-28, at 275, Shawn Caton's recorded a 9-2 decision Richard Quay to make the final score Smyrna 35 Salesianum 28.

Results of the Smyrna 35-28 win over Salesianum

103-Brent Fleetwood, Sm pinned Jason Stevens Smyrna 6-0
112-John Archangelo, Sm tech fall over Alex Farley 16-1 5:50 Smyrna 11-0
119-Chris Donaldson, Sa pinned Chris Hershburger 4:51 Smyrna 11-6
125-Matt Kibblehouse, Sa maj dec Corey Keen 10-0 Smyrna 11-10
130-Louis Fedele, Sa dec Rob McKeldin 6-0 Smyrna 11-13
135-David Letterman, Sm dec Garrett Miller 16-12 Smyrna 14-13
140-Tim Watts, Sm dec Mike Merrill 2-1 Smyrna 17-13
145-Matt Shelar, Sm maj dec Joe Finocchiaro 12-2 Smyrna 21-13
152-Zach Boyles, Sm maj dec Daulton Gregory 9-1 Smyrna 25-13
160-Tyler Brereton, Sm maj dec Brent Phillips 13-5 Smyrna 29-13
171-Dakota Diksa, Sa pinned Ryan Rife 5:52 Smyrna 29-19
189-Nick Mansini Sa pinned Dean Armstrong 3:55 Smyrna 29-25
215-John Messick, Sm pinned Glenn Thomas 5:15 Smyrna 35-25
285-Shawn Caton, S dec Richard Quay 9-2 Smyrna 35-28