BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity wrestling team finished the first part of the season strong with a 60-24 win over St. Michael’s last Tuesday just before the holiday break.
The Seahawks opened the season with a big win over defending Bayside Conference champion North Caroline and followed that with a win over Mardela in their second match. After suffering their first loss of the season to Easton, 34-32, back on December 18, the Seahawks closed out the first part of the season with the decisive 60-24 win over St. Michael’s last Tuesday.
St. Michael’s got on the board first with a forfeit at 106, but Decatur responded with two straight wins to take the lead. Robert Kaminski beat Clayton Tyler at 113, and Josh Lawson beat Christoper Gutierrez at 120. St. Michael’s came right back with a win by Varuzhan Wiseley over Decatur’s Jeremy Danner at 126, and another win by Tyler Brooks over Zack Pilorski at 132.
Decatur got a couple of forfeit wins by Robert Scafone at 138 and Andy McKahan at 145. St. Michael’s answered with a win by Devin Lednum over Decatur’s Adam McInerney at 152. The Seahawks got a forfeit win by Tyler Vansice at 160, and Brett Kim defeated St. Michael’s Micah Haddock at 170. That was the last contested match as Decatur finished with four forfeit wins including Caleb Bourne (182), Gavin Payne (195), Jian Joobeen (220) and Ean Spencer (285).
With the win, the Seahawks improved to 3-1 on the young season. Decatur was competing in the South River Duals this week, and will return to regular Bayside competition against Wicomico next Wednesday before competing in the Iron Horse Duals next weekend.