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SD wrestling squad improves to 9-0 with win over Parkside

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Jan 25, 2018

(Jan. 26, 2018) The Stephen Decatur wrestling team improved to 9-0 on Wednesday with its 54-15 victory over the Parkside Rams in Salisbury.

Seniors, co-captains Cade Solito (126) and Justin Manganiello (220), and David Braciszewski (145), juniors JJ Purnell (152), co-captain Lukas Layton (170) and Daletez Smith (195), and sophomores Shamar Baines (106) and co-captain Jagger Clapsadle (120) pinned their Parkside opponents.

Senior co-captain Jeremy Danner shut out his 132-pound opponent, 6-0.

Senior co-captain Caleb Bourne edged out his 285-pound opponent, 3-1, in sudden-victory overtime. Bourne, who wrestled up a weight class for the meet, is currently ranked second in the state at 220 pounds. His opponent Wednesday, Jose Vazquez, is ranked fifth in the state at 285 pounds.

Decatur Coach Todd Martinek thought the Seahawks looked a bit out of shape overall, but they still managed to come away with a win. The student-athletes have also been concentrating on semester exams this week.

Decatur will travel to Easton today, Friday, to face the Warriors at 5 p.m. The Snow Hill Eagles will round out the tri-meet.

The Seahawks will then head to Queen Anne’s on Monday to take on the Lions at 4 p.m.

Martinek said to be successful, the wrestlers need to “finish our takedowns.”

“We’re trying to get our lineup right for the big duals at the end of the year,” Martinek said.

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