Wrestling Clinches Patriot Crown with Win Over Delran

Wrestling Clinches Patriot Crown with Win Over Delran

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The Pirates wrestling team took down Delran Wednesday night 38-24 to win the Patriot crown outright. Here is our recap of the night.

Cinnaminson is now 12-5 overall and finishes the year with a 5-0 division record.

“I think the guys know that this match was not the end all be all of the season,” head coach Mike McConnell said. “It’s a rivalry. It’s a lot of fun. The kids know what they are wrestling for here. I just told them to go out and wrestle.”

Wednesday night was a preview of Monday night’s South, Group 2 first round matchup between the #4 Pirates and the #5 Bears.

“I’m just happy the kids got to wrestle in front of such a large crowd,” McConnell said. “It’s also good for the sport for that many people to see such a good match.”

The match started at 120 and the Pirates picked up their first win at 126 as Austin Gabay picked up a 9-0 major win to give Cinnaminson a 4-3 lead.

The match went back and forth the rest of the night.

“Some of our guys could’ve been a little more aggressive tonight in the toss up matches,” McConnell said. “The more they know their opponents, the more they think about it too much.”

Jahmil Williams picked up a win at 138 with a takedown in extra time.

Ryan Teague then won at 145 with a 15-0 technical fall early in the second period.

“I wrestled him last year so I just went out and stuck to my gameplan,” Teague said. “I knew it would be alright. Whenever we have Delran we know it’s going to be a good one. There’s going to be a good crowd. I think that hypes up the team. Having them again Monday, it will be another great match.”

Joe Saxton followed Teague with a technical fall of his own at 152, 26-9.

“I live on my feet, it’s what I’ve always done,” Saxton said. “Coach told me to go out there and get the tech win. I went out there and just did what I do.”

“I love home matches. We will have another one against this team on Monday. Home match. Delran. Nothing better.”

The Pirates went up 17-9 before Delran went up 21-17 via a pin.

At 195, Shaun Davilla picked up a pin in 1:08 to give the Pirates a 23-21 lead in front of a large crowd.

After a long bout at 220 the Bears led 24-23 with three bouts remaining.

Keith Swartley picked up his 110th career win with a pin at 285 in 1:40 to give the Pirates the lead for good at 29-24.

“It feels great. A lot of teams try to bump around and jump weight classes,” Teague said. “It doesn’t matter where we go. We just do our job.”

Alex Marter clinched the victory at 106 with a 6-1 win to move the score to 32-24.

Mike Florkowski ended the night with a pin in 1:13 at 113 to give the Pirates a 38-24 victory.

Wrestling visits Shawnee Saturday for a quad that also features Collingswood and Absegami at 9am.

“They’re tough teams,” Teague said. “We’ve been working really hard in the practice room so as long as we go out and keep doing our thing we should be alright.”

MATCH RESULTS

106 lbs

Alexander Marter
Cinnaminson
6
Zach Zuckerman
Delran
1
Decision

113 lbs

Michael Florkowski
Cinnaminson
0
Nick Eastburn
Delran
0
Pin – 1:23

120 lbs

Burhan Kahraman
Delran
8
Jack Florkowski
Cinnaminson
4
Decision

126 lbs

Austin Gabay
Cinnaminson
9
Nick Dorisio
Delran
0
Major Decision

132 lbs

Bryan Miraglia
Delran
0
Jarrod Averill
Cinnaminson
0
Pin – 0:56

138 lbs

Jahmil Williams
Cinnaminson
4
Anthony Cameron
Delran
2
Sudden Victory

145 lbs

Ryan Teague
Cinnaminson
15
Randy Savage
Delran
0
Technical Fall – 3:30

152 lbs

Joe Saxton
Cinnaminson
26
Mark Olivo
Delran
9
Technical Fall – 5:30

160 lbs

Jake Sundermier
Delran
4
Liam Wharton
Cinnaminson
1
Decision

170 lbs

Berkant Haliloglu
Delran
6
Eren Baysal
Cinnaminson
2
Decision

182 lbs

Phil Rogers
Delran
0
Tyler Addlesberger
Cinnaminson
0
Pin – 0:43

195 lbs

Shaun Davilla
Cinnaminson
0
Zach Bohn
Delran
0
Pin – 1:08

220 lbs

Anthony Grozozski
Delran
2
Andrew Halecki
Cinnaminson
1
Decision

285 lbs

Keith Swartley
Cinnaminson
0
Steve Kaiafas
Delran
0
Pin – 1:40

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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