Lower Moreland Wrestling Wins District 1AA Championship

The Lions competed at the District 1AA Championships at Pottstown High School last Saturday and came out on top.

Last Saturday the Lower Moreland varsity wrestling team put on one of the finest performances in school history. At the District 1AA Championships held at Pottstown High School, the wrestlers ran away with the team championship (1st place out of 15 teams) with 187 team points (32.5 points ahead of 2nd-place Pottstown) and also qualified 10 weight classes out of 14 (a new school record and more than any other school in District 1 AA and AAA) for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Championships this weekend at Wilson Westlawn High School in Reading.

Winning District medals and qualifying for regionals were 2nd-place 106lbs Jimmy McGuigan (First LM freshman to ever qualify for regionals), 3rd place 113lbs SeungGyu Rim, 3rd place 120lbs Kyle Baker, 2nd place 132lbs Timmy Yu, Champion 138lbs Mike McKenna, Champion 160lbs Hank Campbell, Champion 170lbs Rashan Chanyothi, 3rd place 195lbs Nick Brunswick, 3rd place 220lbs Ben No, 4th place 285lbs Andrew DeRocini.

The wrestling team finished the regular season with a record of 24-6 including victories over six Suburban One League Teams (Cheltenham, Upper Dublin, Abington, William Tennent, Upper Merion, and Harry S Truman).

At tournaments throughout the season the team took the championship the ANC Lion Duals tournament, 2nd place at the William Tennent Panther Duals Tournament, a 4th place finish at the Jim Thorpe Duals Tournament, the District 1AA Dual Team Championship, qualified for the PIAA State Dual Team Championships, The Bicentennial Athletic League Team Championship, and the District 1AA Team Championship.


Team Standings

(1) Lower Moreland 187.0, (2) Pottstown 156.5, (3) Church Farm School 142.0, (4) Springfield Township 136.5, (5) New Hope-Solebury 93.0, (6) Bishop McDevitt 69.0, (7) Phil-Mont Christian 53.0, (8) Pope John Paul II 48.0, (9) Delaware Co. Christian 47.0, (10) Bristol 45.0, (11) Franklin Towne Charter 38.0, (12) Plumstead Christian 31.0, (13) Conwell Egan 26.5, (14) Mastery Charter School Shoemaker 17.0

Championship Finals

106    Rob McCoy, Pottstown, dec. Jimmy McGuigan, Lower Moreland, 6-5

113    Tyler Medina, Bishop McDevitt, pinned Luis Flores, Church Farm School, 2:50

120    Justin Cummings, Phil-Mont Christian, pinned Isaac Moore, Delaware Co. Christian, 3:10

126    Richie Cerebe, Phil-Mont Christian, maj. dec. Jake MacGregor, Springfield Township, 14-2

132    Trenton Clifford, Pottstown, dec. Timmy Yu, Lower Moreland, 6-0

138    Mike McKenna, Lower Moreland, dec. Kevin Jarrett, New Hope-Solebury, 6-1

145    Rob Galdo, Springfield Township, dec. Sam Tascone, Delaware Co. Christian, 3-2

152    Darien Hain, Pottstown, won by tech. fall over Ryan Robert, Franklin Towne Charter, 4:41

160    Hank Campbell, Lower Moreland, dec. Dontae Johnson, Church Farm School, 4-1

170    Rashan Chanyothi, Lower Moreland, dec. Drew Deardon, Springfield Township, 8-7

182    Rashaad Lighty, Pottstown, pinned Calvin Speight, Springfield Township, 1:58

195    Marshall Hendricks, New Hope-Solebury, pinned Justin Peyton, Springfield Township, 1:44

220    Ethan Lyons, Church Farm School, maj. dec. Josh Slody, Pottstown, 15-6

285    Duncan Beard, Plumstead Christian, dec. Dave Moman, Springfield Township, 6-2

Third Place

106    Josh Velez-Arce, Bishop McDevitt, pinned Jon Swider, Church Farm School, 2:51

113    Seung-Gyu Rim, Lower Moreland, dec. Nick Cramp, Bristol, 6-1

120    Kyle Baker, Lower Moreland, maj. dec. Jihad Ali, Pottstown, 10-0

126    Dave Cramp, Bristol, dec. Anthony Mignona, Church Farm School, 3-2

132    Dylan Clark, Bristol, dec. Evan Attipoe, Church Farm School, 8-3

138    Chris Arbogast, Church Farm School, dec. Patrick Bohn, Pottstown, 6-4

145    Jasheel Brown, Pottstown, dec. Matt Gehringer, Church Farm School,10-5

152    Alex Kluka, Church Farm School, dec. John Cherneskie, Pope John Paul II, 3-2

160    Conor Staples, Pope John Paul II, dec. Jordon Eckstrom, Pottstown, 4-0

170    Jared Robbins, Pope John Paul II, vs. Martin Stanton, Bishop McDevitt

182    Chris Warden, New Hope-Solebury, pinned Curtis Brooks, Bishop McDevitt, 0:51

195    Nick Brunswick, Lower Moreland, pinned Darius Bernhardt, Mastery Charter School, 1:22

220    Ben No, Lower Moreland, pinned Frankell Mack, Mastery Charter School, 1:29

285    Josh Myers, Church Farm School, dec. Andrew DeRocini, Lower Moreland, 7-0


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