Henlopen wrestling teams in action this week

Smyrna’s Larson Wilson takes on Dover’s Qualeak Bumbrey and Larsen Wilson in a 195-pound match earlier this month. (Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

Wrestling isn’t taking any time off during the holiday break.

Most local teams will be in action this week.

Smyrna High is one of 39 teams entered in the fourth annual Trojan Wars tournament hosted by Chambersburg High in Pennsylvania. The Eagles are the only team from Delaware in the field.

The Trojan Wars tourney features teams from Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington D.C. It runs Friday and Saturday with the championship round set for Saturday at 6 p.m.

The Eagles come into the meet with a 3-0 record in dual meets and had the best team finish of all Delaware high schools at last weekend’s Beast of the East tournament. Smyrna also won the team title at the Milford Invitational two weekends ago.

Smyrna is welcoming back some wrestlers to its starting lineup who missed the beginning of the season because they were part of Smyrna’s state championship football squad — Hunter Moyer, Larsen Wilson, Masen Wilson and Eli Taylor are all on both teams.

Moyer and Masen Wilson each won their matchups in Thursday’s 44-24 victory over Laurel in a dual meet.

While Smyrna is the only Delaware team involved at the Trojan Wars, there are a number of Henlopen Conference teams participating in the Battle at the Beach on Thursday and Friday.

Indian River High is the tournament’s host. The meet begins Thursday at 11 a.m. with the second day resuming at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Henlopen teams entered include Caesar Rodney, Cape Henlopen, Lake Forest, Laurel, Milford, Sussex Central, Sussex Tech and Woodbridge along with the tournament hosts. Wilmington Charter, Conrad, Delcastle, Middletown and Newark Charter round out the Delaware teams in the tournament.

Bonus points

• Zack Parker, a Caesar Rodney High product, is in his redshirt junior season for the Ohio University wrestling team. Parker won his match during a dual meet Dec. 10 when the Bobcats took on Missouri, the No. 4 ranked team in Division I. Parker’s win, a sudden victory in overtime, was one of two wins for Ohio that day.

• Anthony Fisher (Dover High) is ranked No. 5 in his weight class (141 pounds) in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Fisher is a freshman at Iowa Lakes Community College.

• Brent Fleetwood (Smyrna High) transferred from Central Michigan to North Dakota State this offseason. Fleetwood, a four-time state champion in high school at Smyrna, is sitting out this season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules and will have one more year of eligibility left next season.

• Ronnie Wuest, another Smyrna product, is a junior wrestler at McDaniel college. Wuest recorded a victory by decision in McDaniel’s latest dual meet.

• Former Polytech head coach Eric Buckson is a DIAA referee this season.

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