Pomfret School: 27
This Wednesday, January 5th, Hyde- Woodstock hosted its first and only home meet of the season. We faced off against our neighborhood rival, Pomfret School. The Griffin’s have traditionally had a very strong line-up and won this match-up for consecutive seasons. This year, the Wolf Pack finally took the win home. Although the win was not due to only our wrestling, seeing as Pomfret gave up 24pts in forfeits alone, Hyde had some amazing moments on the mats. Marcos Mercado ’12 and Zack Guidice ’12 had some great pins and have added to their career wins for the season, but the match of the night was at the heavyweight class. After taking a risk and bumping Mike Kanda ’12 up a class, he fought a back-and-forth match which continued into the third period. Thirty seconds into the last period, Kanda caught his opponent with a power-half and pinned him. This was his first pin of the season, and will hopefully give him the boost he needs to see himself as a wrestler. We have a tough quad-meet this Saturday against Tabor, Thayer and Loomis. Wish our boys luck!