Bath: Phoenix over the Wolfpack in Varsity Wrestling

Hang Zhao scores with a double-leg takedown
Hang Zhao scores with a double-leg takedown

The Hyde Phoenix Varsity Wrestling team made the trip to Woodstock, CT yesterday to square off against our sister school in what has become The Hyde Winter Wrestling Classic.  The Phoenix of Hyde – ME rose to victory by impressive score of 65 – 18.

After a week spent addressing “attitude”, the Boys form Bath showed up in Connecticut ready to wrestle, and earned the victory on the strength of 9 pins, a technical fall, and a forfeit.  The team (and indeed the Hyde – ME wrestling program) was the standout yesterday.  Every individual made concerted efforts to bring their best to the action yesterday and it was a great day for us.  The “Men of the Match” for the 2012 Winter Classic were senior 106 Sam Williams who wrestled up a weight class and came from behind to earn the pin, senior captain Austin Wang who picked up his first win this season, and senior 220 Will Davis who stepped on to the mat at his former school and earned a huge win in front of the school he recently transferred from!  For complete results, see below:


Hyde – ME          vs.          Hyde – CT


106         Hans Xu                                                won by forfeit

113         Sam Williams (HYM)                        pinned Chris Kerdavid

120         Austin Wang (HYM)                        pinned Paul Randall

126         Hang Zhao (HYM)                             pinned Scott Leonard

132         Billy Martinez (HYM)                       was pinned by Marcos Mercado

138         David Wu (HYM)                               was pinned by Dylan Marx

145         Darvin Anderson (HYM)                pinned Sean McCrystal

152         Andrew Martz (HYM)                     pinned Leo Cao

160         Moises Diaz (HYM)                          won by technical fall (16 -1) over Brian O’Dea

170         Cody Baker (HYM)                           pinned Colin Studwell

182         Charles Chen (HYM)                       was pinned by George Brown

195         Jack Howarth (HYM)                       pinned Doug Main

220         Will Davis (HYM)                               pinned Harrison Rawbothar

285         Steven Dwight (HYM)                    pinned Kevin Wang

The Phoenix will wrestle in the Battle By The Bay tournament at Tabor Academy on Saturday before heading into the holiday break.

Andrew Martz
Andrew Martz

Coaches Kidwell and Sataloff