Wrestling notebook: Downstate teams shine at Battle of Beach, other tournaments

Milford’s Robbie Rosser (top) was the 120-pound champion at the Battle of the Beach. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Several local wrestling teams had strong performances over the holiday break in invitationals before resuming their dual meet seasons this week.

Three Henlopen Conference teams finished in the top-five at the Battle of the Beach tournament. Sussex Central High was the top-team finisher in second while Caesar Rodney led the way with three individual champions.

The meet was won by Dallastown, Pa. Milford was fifth in the team standings and Indian River, the tournament host, was ninth.

Patrick Wisniewski (106 pounds), Cam Hayes (126) and Jackson Dean (138) all won the weight classes for Caesar Rodney. Sussex Central posted a pair of winners — Michael Wright (182) and Yunior Cruz (195).

Will Rayne of Indian River captured the 113-pound weight class championship and Milford’s Robbie Rosser (120) rounded out the contingent of winners from the Henlopen Conference.

Sussex Tech (11th), Cape Henlopen (12th), Lake Forest (17th) and Woodbridge (18th) also competed in the 21-team field.

Smyrna meanwhile went out of state during the break.

The Eagles participated at the Trojan Wars tournament hosted in Chambersburg, Pa. and placed second in a 40-team tournament. Joe Natarcola (106) and Tony Wuest (195) were Smyrna’s two individual champions while Dakota Kerr recorded a second-place finish at 170 pounds.

Delcastle tournament moved

The Delcastle Invitational was originally scheduled to being today but will now be held Saturday and Sunday. Action begins Saturday at 11 a.m. before resuming on Sunday at noon.

A total of 22 teams are entered including Henlopen Conference teams Cape Henlopen, Indian River, Polytech, Sussex Central and Sussex Tech.

Bonus points

• The Dover-William Penn dual meet scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to weather.

• Caesar Rodney is competing in the Joe Verciglio Memorial Tournament in Chantilly, Va. this weekend.

• Smyrna will travel to Easton, Md. for the Easton New Years Brawl Tournament this weekend.

• Delmar and Woodbridge have moved their dual meet to Monday at 5 p.m.

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