Gameday Focus: Wrestling versus Delran

Gameday Focus: Wrestling versus Delran

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The Pirates wrestling team hosts Delran at 6pm tonight for the Patriot crown. Here is a preview of the match with our Gameday Focus.

When: Wednesday, February 1 at 6pm

Where: Cinnaminson High School

Pirates 11-5, 4-0 Patriot

Cinnaminson comes into tonight’s Patriot Division contest with an 11-5 mark overall and a 4-0 record in the division.

The Pirates learned yesterday that they are the #5 seed in the South, Group 2 Tournament and will face #4 West Deptford in the first round.

Cinnaminson hasn’t wrestled since Saturday, a tri-match with Pennsauken and Haddonfield.

The Pirates took down Pennsauken and lost to Haddonfield.

A win tonight for the Pirates would give them the Patriot title outright.

Bears 17-9-1, 3-1 Patriot

Delran has a 17-9-1 overall record, which earned them the #3 seed in the South, Group 2 bracket.

The Bears are 3-1 in the Patriot, suffering their lone loss to Pemberton 39-32 on January 18.

A win tonight for the Bears would give them a share of the division title with the Pirates.

Delran has won four of their last five matches coming into this win.

Their lone loss during that time was to Highland.

Head to Head

The Pirates have won the last three meetings with the Bears, including a first-round playoff match last season.

Last year’s match in Delran was a walk-off win for the Pirates as Isaiah Elias picked up a pin in the final bout.

Bookmark this post and use it for live updates throughout tonight’s match.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com