IR wrestling wraps duals with win at Woodbridge, loss to Sanford

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Junior Zeke Marcozzi earns the pin over Sanford’s Evan Carswell during last Friday’s meet.Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: Junior Zeke Marcozzi earns the pin over Sanford’s Evan Carswell during last Friday’s meet.The Indian River High School wrestling team capped regular-season dual meets last week, putting together a 36-33 comeback win on the road against Woodbridge on Wednesday, Feb. 10, before falling to Sanford 57-24 on Friday, Feb. 12.

Trailing headed into the middle weights during what was a rescheduled match against the Blue Raiders, junior Zeke Marcozzi got the Indians back on track with a 4-0 decision at 160, and junior Arturo Salas followed with a pin at 170.

Junior John Keller would then narrow the gap with a 5-2 decision at 182, before sophomore Brock Wingate regained the lead for IR with a pin in 0:46 and junior Shaikeem Miller ensured the victory at 220 with a pin in just 0:07 that made it 36-27 with just one match to go.

The division win put them at 5-6 overall on the season and 3-3 in the Henlopen South, with Friday’s non-conference loss dropping their final record to 5-7.

Individually, the Indians saw two wrestlers go unbeaten in dual meets this season. In his senior campaign, Mitchell Bolton went 11-0, and junior Jared Arlett finished with a 10-0 record. Junior Zeke Marcozzi posted a 11-1 record during dual meets this year, his only loss coming by way of a 1-0 decision against Cape Henlopen junior Cory Lawson on Jan. 30.

Marcozzi and the Indians could have a shot at redemption against Lawson and the Vikings at the Henlopen Conference Championship this Friday, Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 20, when 14 teams head to Dover High School to vie for the conference crown. Matches will get under way at 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Indians 36, Woodbridge 33
(Wednesday, Feb. 10)

106: Jerome Cannon (Woodbridge) def. Chris Wheeler (IR) — Fall, 2:58

113: Aahmad Jackson (Woodbridge) def. (IR) — Forfeit

120: Mitchell Bolton (IR) def. Robert Boyer (Woodbridge) — Dec., 7-0

126: Dylan Ely (IR) def. Christopher James (Woodbridge) (Dec. 6-2)

132: Jared Arlett (IR) def. A`Shon Jackson (Woodbridge) — Fall, 4:41

138: Enrique Ramos (Woodbridge) def. Grant Gano (IR) — Dec., 13-11

145: Adam Hardy (Woodbridge) def. Rashawn Turner (IR) — Fall, 4:00

152: Jordan James (Woodbridge) def. Russell Kennedy (IR) — Fall, 1:43

160: Zeke Marcozzi (IR) def. Robert Bove (Woodbridge) — Dec., 4-0

170: Arturo Salas (IR) def. Devin Birmingham (Woodbridge) — Fall, 1:50

182: John Keller (IR) def. Shawn Wessells (Woodbridge) — Dec., 5-2

195: Brock Wingate (IR) def. Michale Bove (Woodbridge) — Fall, 0:46

220: Shaikeem Miller (IR) def. Jacob Pawelek (Woodbridge) — Fall, 0:07

285: Dominique Pierce (Woodbridge) def. William Hickman (IR) — Fall, 0:08

Sanford 57, Indians 24
(Friday, Feb. 12)

106: Trent Wall (Sanford) def. Chris Wheeler (IR) — Fall, 2:35

113: Mitchell Bolton (IR) def. Cassidy Chas (Sanford) — Dec., 14-12

120: Matthew Rosenthal (Sanford) def. Dylan Ely (IR) — Fall, 1:20

126: Kyle McDonough (Sanford) def. Angel Ramirez (IR) — Fall, 3:36

132: Niko Chilson (Sanford) def. Grant Gano (IR) — Fall, 1:52

138: Andrew Brooks (Sanford) def. Rashawn Turner (IR) — Fall, 1:33

145: Alex Kuczykowski (Sanford) def. (IR) — Forfeit

152: Timmy Griffith (Sanford) def. Russell Kennedy (IR) — Fall, 0:21

160: Brendan Lamey (SAN) def. Nate Cooper (IR) — Fall, 0:30

170: Zeke Marcozzi (IR) def. Evan Carswell (Sanford) — Fall, 0:49

182: Spencer Green (SAN) def. John Keller (IR) — Fall, 4:37

195: Shaikeem Miller (IR) def. (Sanford) — Forfeit

220: Brock Wingate (IR) def. (Sanford) — Forfeit

285: William Hickman (IR) def. Ben van Krieken (Sanford) — Fall, 1:25