Wrestlers Compete at Beast of the East

Sunday, December 19, 2021

A pair of Mercersburg wrestlers took part in the 2021 Beast of the East Tournament December 18-19 in Newark, DE. The event is one of the nation's largest in-season tournaments in prep wrestling.

At 145 pounds, Hayden Shirk ’24 went 1-2 to earn the lone victory for a Blue Storm grappler. He dropped his opening match to Konrad Parker of Timberlane Regional High (Plaistow, NH), 8-1, before winning a consolation match over Brock Evans of Waynesburg (PA) in overtime. Shirk earned a 2-0 victory with a takedown in the extra period. He then fell to Vincent Genna of St. Joseph Metuchen (NJ), 9-1.

Alex Forrester ’23 dropped a pair of matches at 132 pounds, to Ayden Rader of Nazareth (PA) and Cody Wagner of Faith Christian Academy (Quakertown, PA).

The tournament was held at the Bob Carpenter Center, a 5,100-seat arena on the campus of the University of Delaware.