Marianapolis Preparatory School: 33
This Wednesday the 18th, the Wolf Pack varsity wrestlers traveled down the road to their neighborhood rivals at Marianapolis Preparatory School. Hyde has won against the Knights for the past three consecutive years, and we hoped that this year would be no different. The work that we put into practice this past week was evident as several of the Knights fell to pins, but they showed toughness at the middle weights. The Wolf Pack was also at a disadvantage of giving up forfeits at both the 195lb and 285lb weight classes. Giving up 12pts with no contest means that we need to work harder to secure a win. Highlights of the match included pins by Peter Markham ’13, Marcos Mercado ’13, Kevin Smith ’12, Kenrick Vincent ’12, and Zack Guidice ‘12. These five gentlemen tend to be our consistent winners every match so the even bigger highlights were the pins by Andreu Cullere ’12 and Mike Kanda ’12, as well as the 13-9 decision by Graham Davidson ’13. Also of note was Ben Errera ‘12, who went the distance with his opponent and lost by 2pts in the last seconds of the match while he was turning his man. It was a night of pride for Hyde School and we celebrated with the tradition of ringing the victory bell with the team chant of “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,” echoing through the quad. We look forward to participating in our first team tournament this upcoming Saturday at the Brunswick School. Wish our wrestlers luck.