Middletown wrestlers performed well at recent Green Knight Wrestling Tournament.
Middletown's varsity wrestling team has had a credible season to date. Last weekend the Cavaliers came in third place in the Green Knight Wrestling Tournament held at Mount Pleasant High School.
Cavaliers' coach Clif Bakhsh said he's pleased with the overall progress of the team, but, more work still needs to be done.
"Our season has been at a crawl as far as dual meets go. We are 2-1 right now with eight duals ahead of us. We hope to be in contention for the Blue Hen Conference Flight A title. That should start to shape up once we wrestle both Delcastle Technical High School and then William Penn. Both programs are tough, but we believe we are a little tougher this year," he said.
Bakhsh said the team's top performers at this stage of the season include Junior Captain Erich Schneider who wrestles at 170 or 182 pounds, "Right now he is 15-4 with 15 pins. He was second at the War at the Shore, second at the Kent County Tournament, third at the Battle at the Bridge and first at the Green Knights Tournament where he was named the Outstanding Wrestler."
Other top Cavalier wrestlers include: Junior Carter McClung (160), 4th at War at the Shore, 2nd at Kent County Tournament, 2nd Battle at the Bridge, and 1st at Green Knight Tournament with a Record of 15-3 with 11 pins.
Next is senior captain David Townsend (132), who was 2nd Battle at the Bridge and 1st Green Knight Tournament with a record of 12-5.
Also, there's Freshman Dante Immediato (106), who was 3rd at the Battle at the Bridge, and 1st in the Green Knight Tournament with a record of 13-1.
Other notables are senior Thomas Lopez, junior Jimmy Stanton, and sophomores Isiah Mitchell and Cortez Otero.
"Our guys are great to work with and they are making improvements every day we are allowed to practice.
We are deeper this season then we have been in the past. This should help us out to get closer to that Flight A Championship," said Bakhsh.
Team Results from the Green Knight Tournament:
4)140.0- AI DuPont
Individual Results for Middletown Wrestlers:
106- Dante Immediato 1st place
132- David Townsend 1st Place
160- Carter McClung 1st place
182- Erich Schneider 1st place- Outstanding Wrestler Award
126- Cortez Otero 3rd place
138- Steven Lopez 3rd place
170- Thomas Lopez 4th place