The Milford High School varsity wrestling team advanced four wrestlers to the quarterfinal round of the Ralph Wetzel Holiday Classic at Horatio Horsham High School in Pennsylvania Monday night.


The Milford High School varsity wrestling team advanced four wrestlers to the quarterfinal round of the Ralph Wetzel Holiday Classic at Horatio Horsham High School in Pennsylvania Monday night.

Freshman Allan Putz led off the night at 103 pounds, beating Horatio Horsham’s Dan Adelsberger after a first-round bye to advance to the second night of competition.

At 112 pounds, freshman David Jordan got a first-round bye, but lost in the second round to Perk Valley’s Richie Tevlin by pin in 2:55.

Sophomore Connor Short, wrestling at 119 pounds, also lost after a bye, to Jesse Furukawa from Germantown Friends, by a 5-4 decision.

The Bucs’ middleweights found consistent success, as every wrestler from 130 to 140 pounds advanced to the meet quarterfinals, including an upset of the first seed by sophomore Chris Masten in the 135-pound class.

Junior Anthony Bonville, wrestling at 130 pounds, beat Germantown Friends’ Shimpei Kurokawa by pin in 1:59, and then advanced to the quarterfinal round by winning a major decision against Abington’s Mark Mandell, 17-3.

Masten, wrestling at 135 pounds, beat Dave Tucker of Upper Dublin 16-10 in the first round, and then upset William Tennent wrestler Zach Wolf, the first seed in the class, in overtime by a 13-11 decision, to earn a spot in the quarterfinals.

Sophomore Dustin Killinger, at 140 pounds, followed Masten’s success by winning his first match against Kevin Winton, of St. Joseph’s, by pin in 2:16, and then beat Downingtown East’s Brian Carter by decision, 18-7, to advance to the quarterfinals.

At 145 pounds, senior Jalil Davis justified his first-seed position in the class by pinning Drew Santangelo, of Upper Merion, in 25 seconds in the first round. But he failed to advance to the quarterfinals when LaSalle’s Shane Springer pinned him in 2:44 to pull the upset.

Sophomore Brent Wingrove won his first match at 152 pounds, beating Mark Singer, of Harriton, 8-2, but lost to Horatio Horsham’s Nick Lynch by a 7-2 decision in the next round.

Senior Joe McIlvain lost in the opening round to James Nicholson, of Upper Moreland, by pin in 5:15.

Freshman Colton Barr, at 215 pounds, lost to Malvern Prep’s Jack Devine by a 10-3 decision in the first round. Finally, senior Hunter Barr had a first-round bye but fell in the second round to LaSalle’s Kyle DiGiacobbe, in 3:57.

Bonville, Masten and Killinger all wrestled in the tournament’s second night, Tuesday, Dec. 30, too late for this edition of the Beacon.