The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling squad opened their 2010-11 season Saturday by competing at the Greenville Duals at the Greenville High School.
The Dutch finished the day with a 3-2 team record. St. Marys started the day by defeating Iroquois 63-6. They then defeated Conneaut Lake by a 37-36 score. The Dutch won the match, which was tied at 36, on Tie Breaker Criteria H which is most points scored first. St. Marys lost to Greenville by a 42-30 score. St. Marys defeated Meadville by a 55-15 score then closed the day with a 58-9 loss to Biglerville.
For the Dutch, Jimmy Antonelli and Sam Miller finished the day with perfect 5-0 record. Antonelli wrestled at 215 pounds while Miller wrestled at 140 pounds.
Going 4-1 on the day for St. Marys were Evan Smith at 119 pounds and Alex Coudriet at 125 pounds. Going 3-1 on the day was freshman Josh Cameroni. Going 3-2 on the day were Trenton Bowers, Allan Gursky and Michael Brennen. Joey McLaughlin went 2-2 and Kevin Hoy went 2-3. Bill Gabor finished the day with a 1-4 record while Kyle Wolfel went 1-3. Darren Lyon finished 0-2 with Alex Geitner and Colby Mahovlich finished with 0-1 records. Mahovlich went 1-0 in junior varsity action as did Alex Feldbauer. Dan Snelick went 0-1 in junior varsity action.
â€śThe team wrestled well today. We have been working real hard and their efforts are really starting to pay off for them,â€ť said Dutch head wrestling coach Dominic Surra.
â€śThough we have showed some improvement we need to keep getting better to move forward and these young men are up to the challenge. This is a good start to the season and it really gives us something to build off of for the remainder of the year,â€ť added coach Surra.
The Dutch, now 3-2 on the year, will return to action this Friday and Saturday when they take part in the Sheetz Holiday Classic at Penn Cambria High School in Cresson.