Wrestling Roundup: York, Lafayette Place Well in Local Tournaments

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York's wrestling team poses together after the York Super Duals. (Submitted)
York’s wrestling team poses together after the York Super Duals. (Submitted)

The York wrestling team took third place during Saturday’s first York Super Duals, which featured 10 teams from across the state and Maryland.

Cox finished the tournament in first place, defeating Peninsula Catholic in the championship round. York took third place after beating L.C. Bird in the third-place bout 42-32.

Each team wrestled five bouts on Saturday, with York defeating Warwick 60-18 in the first round and Deep Creek 40-27 in the second round.

The Falcons lost their only dual of the day during a 39-24 matchup against eventual champions Cox.

York rebounded to defeat Nandua 67-9 before earning third place in the Falcons’ final dual of the day against L.C. Bird.

Two York wrestlers had perfect performances during the York Super Duals, as Luke Grubb (126 pounds) and Michael Cawley (170 pounds) each went 5-0 in their matches.

“It was overall a great experience,” York Coach Ryan Vottero said of the tournament. “A lot of wrestling happened today and we look forward to doing it all over against next year.”

Below are the results from the York Super Duals:

Team Rankings
1: Cox
2: Peninsula Catholic
3: York

Dual Results
York def. Warwick 60-18
York def. Deep Creek 40-27
Cox def. York 39-24
York def. Nandua 67-9
York def. L.C. Bird 42-32


Lafayette Places Second in Ram Cup

The Lafayette wrestling team took second place during Saturday’s Ram Cup Invitational at Lafayette High School.

Salem High School took first place overall as a team with 205 points, while Lafayette finished second with 156 points. Jamestown was fifth with 114 points; Warhill took sixth with 102 points, and Bruton finished ninth with 84 points.

Local wrestlers from Warhill, Jamestown, Lafayette and Bruton each saw individual success during the tournament.

Warhill’s Trey Drummond took first place in the 126-pound weight class, defeating Gloucester’s McKenzie Wilson by fall in the finals.

Jamestown had two winners in the tournament. Zach Pennycuff won the 195-pound weight class due to disqualification of his opponent in the finals, while Sam Tyler won the 220-pound weight class by pinning Bruton’s Elijah Graves.

Lafayette’s Henry Cohn took first place in the 132-pound weight class after pinning Gloucester’s Aaron Parr in 31 seconds.

Other notable finishes in the Ram Cup were Lafayette’s Anthony Anderson taking second place at 106, Lafayette’s Kane Hurt finishing second at 145, Bruton’s Ian Gruver taking second at 152, Lafayette’s Griffin Hurt placing second at 160, Warhill’s Chris Mathis finishing second at 182 and Bruton’s Thomas Adams placing second at 285.

To see full results from the Ram Cup, click here.