Middletown wrestler Jake Vick achieved his 100th career victory in the semifinal match of the Canal Classic Wrestling Tournament Saturday afternoon in the Cavaliers home gym.
Vick defeated Mike D'Antonio from Dover High school in the 120 lb. division to achieve that lofty plateau, but lost to an out of state wrestler, Matt Lattanze, from Malvern Prep (PA), in the finals.
"I feel pretty good to accomplish that in only four years. I just started wrestling in high school, and I've been on the team all four years," said Vick.
The Cavaliers have quite a busy and ambitious schedule this season. "We have about 18 matches all together, and we have about five dual meets left, the Blue Hen Conference tournament and the states," he said.
Vick stated he likes wrestling due to the physical and mental challenges the sport presents. "The coaches work us pretty hard in all of our practices, and that gets us well prepared for the matches, and helps us get ready for successful outcomes. I'm pretty confident when I wrestle against any opponent. And I typically plan my first move of the match in advance, then the rest of the match, well, that's reaction.
The 18-year old senior was recently named the Outstanding Wrestler of the Green Knight Wrestling tournament held at Mount Pleasant High School. Vick will attend Stevens Institute of technology in Hoboken, New Jersey and plans to wrestle in the 125 lb. weight division.