William Penn defeats AI for Flight A Pennant
By David A. Willauer-Contributing Editor-Alexis I DuPont High School-Greenville, DE: The Colonials of William Penn improve their record at 11-2 as they recorded 4 falls, 1 default win, 1 major decision and 1 forfeit as they clinched their 22nd Flight A Wrestling Title as they defeated the Tigers of Alexis I DuPont by a 55-16 score.
Marvin Dooley, William Penn Head Wrestling Coach: "I thought the match would be a lot close coming into today's contest vs. AI. "We won the coin flip started at 189 and our kids did a good job tonight." "There were some close matches today as we prepare for the conferences next week."My 112 pounder Lars O Neal, wrestled up at 119 and Shawn Alaburda was seeded No 1 in the Blue Hen Conference." "Jo Jo Palermo, my 135 pounder moved up to 140 pounds and won a close 10-7 match vs. Hunter Perry, a good win for him." "We have improved a lot with 3 seniors as they get battle tested when you get big matches coming up and we have a lot of work to do."
189 Davon Winn WP pinned James Garfield in 1:18
215 Sam Seibert WP pinned Mike Blakely in 3:30
285 Alrick Lassiter WP pinned Lorne Shaw in :12
103 Cory Alaburda AI won by forfeit
112 Chanty Gbaye WP won by injury default over Ryan Rodriguez
119 Shawn Alaburda AI dec Lars O'Neal 11-4
125 Tim Nelson WP maj dec Jason Rodriguez 11-3
130 Shaheem Davis WP won by forfeit
135 Zach Taylor WP won by forfeit
140 Jauxnas Palomo WP dec Hunter Perry 10-7
145 Brendon Sebera AI maj dec Jonathan Wideman 8-0
152 Dayquan Foreman WP pinned Wesley Hsu in 1:47
160 James Shreve WP pinned Carlton Kannady in 2:47
171 Ivan Turner AI dec Zach Holden 9-4
More notes in the tradition of the William Penn Wrestling Tradition as they won their 22nd consective Blue Hen Conference Flight "A" Title. It is William Penn's 36 Blue Hen Conference Flight "A" Title in 48 years.