By Mercury Staff
GRATERFORD — It may not have been quite the strongest start Spring-Ford’s Tim Seislove and Perkiomen Valley’s Tim Walsh had hoped for ... but it wasn’t too bad.
Seislove watched eight of his Rams and Walsh watched three of his Vikings win at least one bout each Friday night during the opening round of the Southeast Wrestling Classic at Perkiomen Valley High School. All 11 move into this morning’s semifinals.
Spring-Ford got it rolling with Ryan Hayes’ pin at 113 pounds. Veteran Sean Hennessey eased to a technical fall at 126; Frank Krause posted a major decision at 145; John Cooper with added a decision at 160; and Tyler McGuigan followed with a first-period pin at 170. The Rams then closed with wins in the three final weight classes when Nick Perri pinned at 195, Mason Romano recorded a decision at 220, and Zach Dorsey capped it off with an overtime win at 285.
The host Vikings semifinalists will be Brian Marshall, who breezed to a 20-8 major at 106; Nick Giangiulio, who had a 6-0 shutout at 152; and Luke DiElsi, who needed just 78 seconds to get his pin at 285.
Today’s action resumes at 9 a.m. at Perkiomen Valley.