Wallingford, CT 06492
The wrestling team travelled to Choate Rosemary Hall for a quad meet against Choate, Pomfret, and St. Thomas More.
First up was Choate and the Golden Knights fell 54-16 but they showed their usual grit and determination. Evan Lundt matched up against a very accomplished wrestler and went deep into the second period. A fantastic job for a first year wrestler against such high level competition. Freshman Szymon Mamro also notched a huge victory to start off an exciting day for him with a second period pin.
The second meet was against St. Thomas More. This is the first year St. Thomas More has had a team and their inexperience showed as all Marianapolis wrestlers who wrestled won. Sub one minute pins from Andre Looney, Szymon Mamro and Ryan Zhou led the way to a 42-18 win.
The last meet of the day was a grudge match against Pomfret School. Pomfret’s team this year had an influx of experienced wrestlers which matched up against the Golden Knights well. Cameron Alicandro dropped his third match against his counterpart at Pomfret and Ryan Zhou lost to a former public school hammer but to counter that light weights Andre Looney and Evan Lundt both won their matches with decisive pins and Alex Stawiecki had a huge win at 170. In the end, Pomfret just had more wrestlers taking forfeits and won the meet 41-24 even though the actual wrestled matches went 3 and 3.
It was a great opportunity to see three schools outside our league and build confidence.