Friday, January 25, 2013

WRESTLING: OJR starts duals defense in style

Owen J. Roberts' Derek Gulotta pins his Pottstown opponent during their match Thursday night in the District 1-AAA Team Duals. (Photo by Bill Rudick)

By Bill Rudick
Special to The Mercury

WESTTOWN — Top-seeded Owen J. Roberts got to work on its title defense in the District 1-Class AAA Team Duals Thursday night with a convincing 51-16 win over Pottstown.
All told, the Wildcats came away with a victory in eight of the 12 contested bouts, including five pins.
“It was a good first step in a journey to defend,” said Wildcats head coach Steve DeRafelo. “Pottstown has a good, hungry young team, and I was a little concerned the kids might overlook them. But they didn’t. They came out and wrestled hard.”
Sixteen-seeded Pottstown earned a second-round spot against OJR by knocking off No. 17 Interboro, 37-24, earlier in the opening round. 

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