Rebel Wrestlers Suffer First Blow

A Rebel Wrestler prepares to break his opponent down. (Photo/Kyle Robbins)

A Rebel Wrestler prepares to break his opponent down. (Photo/Kyle Robbins)

Justin Rouhana

A Rebel Wrestler prepares to break his opponent down. (Photo/Kyle Robbins)
A Rebel Wrestler prepares to break his opponent down. (Photo/Kyle Robbins)

Walpole Wrestling met up with North Quincy High, Canton High, and Hingham High, this past weekend on Saturday, December 14, in the team’s first quad meet this season. They won two out of the three battles with the one loss on the day being to number one ranked in Division 3, Hingham.

The team would steam roll over Canton in their first match up of the day winning by a score of 60-18. Senior Captain Caleb Cofsky would have the toughest match of the first meet wrestling in the 132 pound weight class having to forfeit the match halfway through it. Cofsky was having difficulty scoring on his opponent and once his opponent took him down, could not return to his feet. He would run out of blood time and have to forfeit on an injury default. The team would pick back up and win the rest of their individual matches to secure the win for the team.

Next on the list was North Quincy High. A program that did not have a full lineup. After giving up multiple forfeits to Walpole, the team would finally see some good wrestling. Sophomore Nick Glover, would start the action off with a quick pin. After the 126 pound bout, Cofsky stepped on the mat, determined to dominate his opponent, defeating him and leading the way for the rest of the team. The team would win this match by a score of 58-13.

The last meet of the quad would be against Hingham High which was easily the toughest match for Walpole all day. They would suffer their first loss, a score of 42-38. The match was kept close throughout the whole duration. Although the team lost the match, several individuals wrestled well. Juniors Trevor Wassel (160 lbs. div.) and Noah Kung (220 lbs. div.) defeated their opponents, keeping themselves undefeated. Kung, a second year wrestler, pinned his opponent in the first period. Wassel would win by a major decision, only 2 points from winning by technical pin fall (slaughter rule).

Last night, Wednesday, December 19, the Rebels wrestled against 7th ranked Framhingham. They would lose the match. The Rebels walked away with just 5 individual wins coming from juniors Armen Andonian (Heavyweight div.), Wassel, Kung, Garrett Barry, and Kyle Robbins. The Rebels had hoped to maintain their one loss record but ultimately failed to do so. With senior Captain Caleb Cofsky unable to wrestle in the 132 lbs. division, senior Scott Marcum had the toughest match of the night against Framhingham’s senior Captain Johnny Do, who is ranked on Masswrestling.

The Rebel Wrestlers will hope to improve their 3-2 record this weekend on saturday, December 22, in a home quad meet. They will face Holliston, Foxborough and Boston Latin. The Boston Latin match up will be the most important of the day. Boston Latin is in the same section as the Rebels and thus a loss to a Latin wrestler, will result in a lower seeding at this season’s Metrowest Sectional tournament. Every win the Rebels get will certainly count.