12 December 2010
The Hyde Phoenix Varsity Wrestling Team travelled to Milton Academy yesterday to open the 2010 – 2011 season in a quad meet with Milton, Lawrence Academy, and Class A League rival Tilton School. The Phoenix lost to both Milton (54 – 24) and Tilton (48 – 30) before rallying to defeat Lawrence Academy by the score of 48 – 24 to close out the day.
Taylor Lewis (130), Won Seo Huh (140), Isaac Pfosi (171), Nikita Smolentsev (215), and Robert Outerbridge (285) all earned their first wins of the season.
A standout performance was turned in by sophomore 160 pounder Donovan Ruiz, who used dominating takedowns to earn two wins by pin on the day against his lone loss to Milton’s captain.
Special recognition for Wrestler of the Week goes to senior 189 Anthony Callahan who finished the day 3-0, earning two huge pins for the Phoenix. Anthony, a recent transfer from Hyde – CT, has been a tremendous presence in the wrestling room and it is great to see his work ethic, learning attitude, and positive example establishing a great tone with the team.
The Phoenix return to action after the Holiday break on 12 January 2011 at The Phillips Exeter Academy, which will feature a rematch with the Rams of Tilton School.