BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity wrestling team suffered no apparent emotional hangover following its dramatic come-from-behind against fellow unbeaten Kent Island last week, sweeping three matches in two days last weekend to improve to 12-0 on the season.
The Seahawks edged Kent Island last Wednesday on a last match pin by Robert Kaminski in the highly anticipated meet between the Bayside Conference heavyweights, but had little time to bask in the glow of victory. Decatur was back in action on Friday with a dual meet involving county rival Snow Hill and North Caroline.
The Seahawks beat Snow Hill, 69-9, and North Caroline, 56-9, to sweep the dual meet. Decatur then beat Parkside, 58-18, a day later on Saturday to win its third match in two days. With the two-day sweep, the Seahawks stayed unbeaten and improved to 12-0 on the season.
In the 56-9 win over North Caroline, Decatur’s Caleb Massey started the match with a pin at 220, and Ethan Eibl then won a decision at 285. Kaminski won by pin at 106, Andy McKahan won by forfeit at 113, T.J. Scafone won a major decision at 120, Nate Rosenblatt won by pin at 126, Joseph Rodriguez won by pin at 132, Tyler Vansice won by decision at 138, Nick Bennett won by decision at 152, Andrew Borradaile won a major decision at 160, Brett Kim won by decision at 170 and Jared King won by pin at 182.
Against Snow Hill on Friday, it was Kaminski winning by pin at 106, McKahan by pin at 113, Scafone by forfeit at 120, Rodriguez by forfeit at 132, Vansice by forfeit at 138, Bennett by technical fall at 152, Borradaile by major decision at 160, Kim by pin at 170 and King by pin at 182. Brandon Wooten (195), Massey (220) and Eibl (285) each won by forfeit.
Against Parkside on Saturday, Decatur got out to an early 16-0 lead on with a major decision by Kaminski and pins by McKahan and Scafone. The Rams cut the lead to 16-9 with wins at 120 and 126. Vansice won at 138 to extend the Seahawks’ lead to 22-9, but Snow Hill answered at 145 to cut the lead to 22-15. Decatur then got four straight wins from Bennett, Nevin McIntosh, Borradaile and King to settle the issue once and for all at 46-15. Eibl (220) and Massey (285) each won by pin to round out the Decatur scoring.