WRESTLING BATTLES IN EARLY SEASON TRI MEET
Pre-season coaches outlook…
The 2017-18 Thunderhawk Wrestling Team returns an extremely young, but talented group of wrestlers. There are only 3 seniors and 6 juniors on the team. There are 18 sophomores and 15 Freshman. The Hawks return 4 District Qualifiers: Jason Reeves (10), Cristian Chavez (11), Alex Epstein (10), Drew Katona (12). East comes off of a very successful summer in that included Cristian Chavez and Jackson Leahy competing on the Ohio National Team at the USA Cadet/Junior National Freestyle Tournament. East graduate Jon Spaulding placed 6th in the country in the Junior National Freestyle Tournament.
The East Wrestling Thunderhawks opened their season on Friday with a win over Ryle, KY by a score of 50-30. The young Hawks which are currently riddled by injuries go on a roll after the first few matches and dominated Ryle. Winning for East was Cristian Chavez (Jr., 126 lbs.), Joey Nicholson (So., 132 lbs.), Alex Epstein (So., 138 lbs.), Connor Rose (So., 145 lbs.), Max Pennix (Fr., 152 lbs.), Eli Wood (So., 160 lbs.), Luke Mitchell (So., 182 lbs.), Drew Katona (Sr., 195 lbs.), and Aaron Sharp (So., 285 lbs.).
Next East faced a very tough Western Brown. Western Brown was a State Final 8 Team last season and have returned all of their starters. East fell by a score of 65-4. Winning for East with a dominant major decision was Cristian Chavez (Jr., 126 lbs.).
Next up for East are the Oak Hills Duals on Saturday, 12/9.