Chase Collegiate School: 29
Hyde hosted its last home dual meet this Wednesday, February 10, 2016 against Chase Collegiate School. This was our last regular season dual before we enter into the Class A Championships and New England Championship tournaments. We are excited to host the Class A Championship this year and this dual gave us the surge of confidence and momentum we needed. We opened at the 106lb weight class and team co-captain, Markus Rhyner ’16 quickly dispatched of his opponent by pin. This brings his season record to 17-3. He is seeded #2 at the Class A’s and will hopefully earn his seed. Chase would earn 12pts in forfeits at the 113 and 120lb weight classes. Ryan Wang ’19 battled it out at the 126lb weight class, but mistakes led to him being pinned giving Chase another 6pts. Long Mai ’17 worked incredibly hard at the 138lb weight class and forced his opponent into a technical fall worth 5 team points, rather than giving up the pin for 6 team points. This would be crucial in our win over Chase. Chris Shannon ’19 wrestled a weight up and faced a very tough opponent at the 145lb weight class. He lost by pin but has shown continual growth this season. Team co-captain, Dominick Rizzo, earned a technical fall over his opponent worth 5 team points which being balancing out the team scores. The match of the day went to Aaron Douek ’17 when he hit a beautiful double leg takedown to a flare and battled for over 3min to earn a pin. His victory aided in our team’s win for the day. With the score set at 29 Chase to 23 Hyde, we needed Wren Piper ‘16 to win by a pin to clinch the tie. Wren wrestled up a weight and was giving up nearly 50lbs to his heavy weight opponent. He was the aggressor the entire match which proved pivotal as his opponent racked up stalling warnings and violations. With only 30sec left on the clock and with a score of 7-0, we thought we were going to lose by 2pts. The referee hit the Chase opponent with his 4th and final stalling violation leading to a disqualification worth 6 team points, which gave us the tie. When deciding who won the tie breaker, we had to consult the rule book. Hyde-Woodstock won due to having more wins by pin, forfeit, or disqualification. Therefore, an additional point was awarded to the Wolfpack leading to a 30-29 victory!
We now look forward to Saturday when we will host the Class A Championships. As a team, we will extend our early gratitude for the community effort that this will take. Our AD, Stephen Sheehan, along with others, have already put in a tremendous amount of hard work. Stay tuned on Twitter for updates.
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