Wrestling Rides Five Pins to Victory Over Moorestown

Wrestling Rides Five Pins to Victory Over Moorestown

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Wrestling used five pins to earn a victory over Moorestown on Wednesday night, their first of the season. Here is our recap of the match.

Wednesday night’s match was the first in the new gym for the Pirates and first of the season outside of tournament play, resulting in a 48-18 win over the Quakers.

The Pirates opened the year this past weekend at the Nottingham Tournament.

Moorestown came in with an 0-1 record and the Pirates jumped early.

Cinnaminson opened the match with three consecutive pins to jump out to an 18-0 lead.

“It definitely helped with the momentum, having the freshmen and sophomores boost the upperclassmen,” Tyler Addlesberger said. “It definitely was a confidence booster for the younger guys to get after it.”

Keith Swartley led off with a pin of Daniel Zuber in 1:52 at heavyweight.

“When you see some of the older guys, like Swartley, go out and pin in the first period, you just want to go out there and win,” Andrew Halecki said.

Alex Marter followed with a pin of John Miles in 49 seconds at 106 pounds. The third pin was Michael Florkowski over Matthew Buckley in 1:34 at 113 pounds.

“For the first home match, we came out ready to go and wanted to get a big win today,” Halecki said.

The first win of the night for Moorestown came at 120 pounds when JT Lumley defeated Austin Gabay in a tight bout 2-0.

Other wins on the night for the Pirates came from Jahmil Williams (forfeit), Ryan Teague (4-3 decision), Joe Saxton (9-2 decision), JT Holt (1-0 decision), Eren Baysal (5-2 decision), Tyler Addlesberger (3:00 pin) and Andrew Halecki (3:17 pin).

“It feels great,” Addlesberger, a senior, said. “It’s definitely a confidence booster. It’s the first win of the season in our brand new gym.”

Addlesberger had not wrestled since his sophomore season coming into this year.

Only five bouts went to the third period on Wednesday night.

“I opened the match in neutral and tried to get the first takedown, which I did,” Halecki, a senior, said. “I went for my moves, hit them, and rode tough on top. In the second period, I got the fall.”

Cinnaminson returns to the mat on Thursday, December 29 for the Egg Harbor Tournament at Egg Harbor High School.

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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