The Hyde Phoenix Varsity Wrestling Team hit the road this weekend for a total of 5 dual meet matches over the course of two days Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the Phoenix headed to Roxbury Latin School in Boston for a tri meet which also included Governor’s Academy. On Saturday, Hyde travelled to Milton, MA for a quad meet with Milton Academy, Lawrence Academy, and Class A League rival Tilton School. The team worked hard this weekend to find the toughness and the attitude which will be the hallmarks of Hyde Wrestling this winter. Though the matches against our ISL League opponents didn’t go our way, we did earn our first dual meet win of the season against Tilton. See meet scores below:
Hyde 18 Roxbury Latin 63
Hyde 30 Governor’s Academy 48
Hyde 27 Lawrence Academy 48
Hyde 24 Milton Academy 57
Hyde 47 Tilton 24
There were several incredible Hyde standouts from this weekend’s action. Senior 106 Sam Williams, senior 170 Cody Baker, and sophomore 126 Hang Zhao all earned their first wins of the season. Junior 195 Jack Howarth continues to improve daily. He went 3-2 on the weekend and has developed a work ethic that is the inspiration for this team. Senior Captain Moises Diaz went 3-0 on Saturday with 3 dramatic pins to follow up on last week’s 4th place finish at the prestigious Caruso Invitational in New Jersey. Junior 138 Darvin Anderson was dominant, going a perfect 5-0 this weekend. He earned 4 pins and a 17 – 1 technical fall win over his Tilton opponent! Finally, senior Captain Steven Dwight (285) continued his winning ways going a perfect 5-0 on the weekend, including a dominant 5-0 victory over last year’s 5th place finisher at National Preps from Lawrence Academy.
The Phoenix learned a lot about ourselves this weekend, and we will take this valuable experience back to the Gary Kent Wrestling Center to prepare for Wednesday’s Winter Classic dual meet for the President’s Cup with Hyde – CT. On Saturday December 15th, the Phoenix head to Tabor Academy for the Battle by the Bay tournament featuring the top prep school teams in New England.
Wish us luck!