BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity wrestling team stayed on a big early season roll last week, sweeping two matches against St. Michael’s and Colonel Richardson to improve to 4-0 on the season.
In the tri-meet at St. Michael’s in Easton last week, the Seahawks beat the host Saints, 78-3, and topped Colonel Richardson, 69-9. The modest point totals for the opponents in the two matches represented the only points allowed by Decatur thus far in four early season matches.
Against St. Michael’s, Caleb Myers won by forfeit at 106. After St. Michael’s Tae Gowe beat Decatur’s Austin Miller, the Seahawks ran the table starting with Jagger Clapsadle’s win over Andre Setter at 120. Nico D’Amico beat St. Michael’s Zionte Safrit at 126 and Robert Mitchell beat Christopher Gutierrez at 132.
Noah Reho beat Camden Harrison at 138, followed by Alex Koulikov’s victory over Kassan Hernandez at 145. Jhymir Blake beat St. Michael’s Nick Ball at 152. Decatur won the next three matches by forfeit including Ethan Kalchthaler at 160, Lukas Layton at 170 and D.J. Taylor at 195. Daleetez Smith beat St. Michael’s Jeremy Patchett at 220 and Dakota Souder won the heavyweight match at 285 by forfeit.
Against Colonel Richardson, D.J. Taylor fell in his match at 195, putting the Seahawks behind in a match for the first time all year. Daleetez Smith beat the Colonels’ Lesly Fleurissaint at 220 and Dakota Souder topped Matt Barrow at 285 to but the Seahawks ahead for good at 12-3.
Caleb Myers beat Jorselen Gabriel at 106, Shamar Barnes beat Marclee Duvelcint at 113 and Jagger Clapsadle beat Samuel Souil at 120. Nico D’Amico kept the roll going for Decatur with a win over Abe Webb and 126 and Noah Reho beat Brandon Draper at 132.
Kyle Elliott beat Daniel McKernan at 138 and Alex Koulikov beat Ryan Stanton at 145. Jhymir Blake kept Decatur’s streak going with a win over Brandon Jester at 152, but Colonel Richardson’s Mason Lambert topped Ethan Kalchthaler at 160 to stop the bleeding.
Decatur closed out the 69-9 rout with a win by Lukas Layton over Austin Spies at 170 and win by Micah Bourne over Samson Opher at 182.