Smyrna wrestlers won the 2014 Henlopen Conference Wrestling Crown Saturday night at Milford High School. Cape Henlopen came in second place and Caesar Rodney came in third.
Smyrna High School claims the 2014 Henlopen Conference by outscoring its nearing rival, Cape Henlopen, by a 265 to 205 point margin. Perennial powerhouse Caesar Rodney came in a close third place with 198.5 points.
The Eagles placed eight wrestlers in the conference finals, and came away with three overall champions. Senior Brent Fleetwood brought home the 120-pound title with an 14-1 decision, while fellow senior Tyler Carney won a hard-fought 8-0 victory at 132 pounds, and Jarren Wilson pinned his opponent to earn the 182-pound. crown. Cape Henlopen had fourth conference champions, but Smyrna won easily by having a number of second and third place winners. Wilson was named the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler and Milford's Dan Rigby was the Conference Coach of the Year. Cape Henlopen will host the individual championships next weekend.
Other winners included:
106- C.R.'s Nick Klink over Snyrna's Chase Archangelo
113- Sussex Tech's Petey Massey
126- Polytech's Andy Schmuesser
138- Milford's John Badger
145-CR's Tony Scarfo
152-Woodbridge's Willie Davis major decision 16-2
160- Cape Austin Smith
170-Cape Henlopen's Justin Lopez 9-4
195- Cape Henlopen's Aaron Matthews
220-Cape's Thomas Ott
285-CR's Zach Parker pin- 57 sec.
106: Chase Archangelo (Smyrna, Fr.) vs. Nick Klink (Caesar Rodney, Sr.)
113: Jarek Lugo (Milford, Jr.) vs. JuWan Massey (Sussex Tech, So.)
120: Brent Fleetwood (Smyrna, Sr.) vs. Kody Stevens (Polytech, Jr.)
126: Othniel Edmond (Smyrna, Sr.) vs. Andy Schmeusser (Polytech, Jr.)
132: Tyler Carney (Smyrna, Sr.) vs. Jordan Olfus (Dover, Sr.)
138: Tyreq Nelson (Woodbridge, Jr.) vs. John Badger (Milford, Sr.)
145: Justin Bennett (Sussex Central, So.) vs. Tony Scarfo (Caesar Rodney, Sr.)
152: Willie Davis (Woodbridge, Sr.) vs. Eli Hutchinson (Smyrna, Fr.)
160: Austin Smith (Cape Henlopen, Sr.) vs. Josh Hutchinson (Smyrna, Fr.)
170: Justin Lopez (Cape Henlopen, Sr.) vs. Ronnie Wuest (Smyrna, Jr.)
182: Clay Conaway (Sussex Central, Sr.) vs. Jarren Wilson (Smyrna, Sr.)
195: Aaron Mattioni (Cape Henlopen, Sr.) vs. Jake Troublefield (Indian River, Sr.)
220: Thomas Ott (Cape Henlopen, Sr.) vs. Troy McNally (Caesar Rodney, Jr.)
285: Zack Parker (Caesar Rodney, Sr.) vs. Nick Carroll (Cape Henlopen, Sr.)