Wrestling Places 2nd at Holloway Tournament

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Aurelius Dunbar ’20

Aurelius Dunbar ’20 was a perfect 4-0 to win the 160-pound bracket and Diego Morgan ’20 and Kenneth Yonke ’22 reached the finals in their weight classes to lead Mercersburg’s wrestling team to a second-place team finish at the season-opening Admiral Holloway Invitational December 7 at St. James School in Hagerstown, Md.

Dunbar, who has signed with Penn State, won an individual title at the Holloway for the third time. In addition to Morgan and Yonke, other Blue Storm placewinners included Alex Forrester ’23 (3rd, 106), Scott Mattsson ’22 (4th, 113), Tommy Quick (4th, 138), Aiden Lorson ’22 (3rd, 145), Ryan MacInnis (3rd, 152), and Holden Walker (3rd, 170).

Paul VI (Fairfax, VA) won the team title with 175.5 points. Mercersburg finished with 164 points, ahead of host St. James (139.5) and The Heights School (104.5)

Mercersburg results:
Alex Forrester ’23 106: placed 3rd and went 4-1
Scott Mattson ’23 113: placed 4th and went 3-2
Trey Eckstine ’21 120: went 0-2
Ken Akiyama ’23 126: went 1-2
Ryan Choi ’23 126: went 0-2
Kenneth Yonke ’22: 126 placed 2nd and went 2-1
Frank Cantera ’23: 132 went 0-2
Ian Cruikshank ’21: 138 went 1-2
Peter Rice ’23: 132 went 0-1 and forfeited due to injury
Tommy Quick ’22: 138 placed 4th and went 3-2
Joshua Terris ’22 : 138 went 0-2
Diego Morgan ’20 138: placed 2nd and went 3-1
Aiden Lorson ’22 145: placed 3rd and went 4-1
Damien Mahanama ’20 145: went 2-2
John Xu ’22 152: went 1-2
Ryan MacInnis ’23 152: placed 3rd and went 5-1
Brady Eckstine ’23 160: went 2-2
Zeke Wadlington ’23 160: went 0-2
Aurelius Dunbar ’20 160: placed 1st and went 4-0
Holden Walker ’23 170: placed 3rd and went 5-1
Matt Wang ’23: 170 went 0-2
Chuks Ugori ’23 182: went 1-2

The Blue Storm hosts the eight-team Mercersburg Classic Duals Saturday, December 14, beginning at noon.