The Wildcats already own this year's District Two duals title in Class AA...and now the local lads are looking to add an individual team championship to their resume. Western Wayne will compete at this weekend's tournament, which is being hosted by Lake Lehman High School.
Western Wayne will head into this weekend’s District Two wrestling tournament with a large amount of momentum generated by an historic regular season.
Under the direction of second year Coach Dante Terenzio, the Wildcats have accomplished just about every goal on their ambitious checklist.
The local lads went undefeated in the Lackawanna League and in so doing claimed a Division Two team title.
Western Wayne also captured the first District Two duals championship in school history and advanced to the PIAA state tournament.
Next up for the ‘Cats is a possible “date with destiny” Saturday evening at Lake Lehman.
“Our goal is to win the whole thing,” Coach Terenzio told TWI Sports. “We’re already the District Two duals champ in Class AA. I don’t see any reason that we can’t win the individual tournament, too.”
Onward & Upward
Western Wayne’s more recent achievement was a 4th place finish at last Saturday’s inaugural Lackawanna League Meet.
The Wildcats racked up 118 team points, trailing only Delaware Valley (161), West Scranton (149) and Abington (142) in the overall standings.
Casey Fuller, Kadiem Wheatle, Zach Jones, Josh Harrison and Joseph Ingaglio paved the way.
Fuller ran roughshod over his competition en route to the gold medal at 152. Casey sealed the deal on an undefeated day by handing Abington’s James Fruehan a 3-2 loss.
Fuller’s record for the season is now an astonishing 36-0.
Wheatle claimed a silver medal, dropping a 7-2 decision to Delaware Valley’s Adam Manzoni in the 171-pound final.
Jones, who is one of the year’s most pleasant surprises, earned a bronze medal at 119.
“It’s really awesome to see Zach doing this well,” said Coach Terenzio. “He’s by far our most improved wrestler. Zach earned a ton of seeding points for the district tournament.”
Jones improved his record to 22-11.
Harrison hammered out a third place finish at 160, while Ingaglio managed a fourth at 285.
“I’m very happy for Joseph,” said Coach Terenzio. “He only weighs about 195 pounds, so he’s giving up a ton of weight out there.”
Ingaglio won three bouts at the tournament, thus improving his record to 13-14 on the year.