Wrestling beat Wyoming Seminary to win No. 1 rank in the country
Wrestling beat Wyoming Seminary to win No. 1 rank in the country
Wrestling beat Wyoming Seminary to win No. 1 rank in the country
Wrestling beat Wyoming Seminary to win No. 1 rank in the country
Blair Wrestling Is No. 1 in USA
Rhett Moroses '13

The varsity wrestling team competed against Wyoming Seminary this Friday to win the No. 1 spot in the country. The night started off with two exhibition matches, where Jocelyn O’Keeffe ’24 and Morgan Edwards ’24 wrestled against two members of Wyoming Seminary’s women’s team. 

The main event kicked off at 7 p.m., when Tyler Dekraker ’26 (106), ranked No. 7 in the country, took on a Wyoming Seminary opponent who was ranked No. 8 in the country. After a hard-fought match, Wyoming Seminary was up 3-0. Leo DeLuca ’25 (113) gave Blair back the lead after a win by tech fall. The Wyoming Seminary Blue Knights won the next two matches, both by decision, making the score 9-5.

Wins by Matt Lopes ’24 (132) and Billy Dekraker ’25 (138) left the score at 12-9. Logan Rozynski ’24 (144), a new wrestler at Blair after transferring from Wyoming Seminary, went out on the mat with energy. The scoreless first period left the crowd nervous, but Logan came out and pinned his opponent in the second period, giving the Bucs momentum. 

Will Henckel ’25 carried the momentum into his match, winning by decision with a score of 5-1. The team score was now 20-8. At 157 lbs., Wyoming Seminary took the win by technical fall. Lorenzo Norman ’23 (165) won his match by decision (3-0).

Peter Snyder ’26 (175) wrestled the 15th ranked wrestler in his weight class, leaving everyone on the edge of their seats. Forcing the bout into an overtime period, Peter took the win in sudden victory, another big win for Blair. The Blue Knights pinned their way through the 190 and 215 lbs. matches, leaving the score tied 26-26. Carter Neves ’24 (285) was ready to fight for the win, but Wyoming Seminary decided to forfeit their heavyweight, giving Blair the win in the final match with a score of 32-26.

With this victory, Blair secured their claim to being the No. 1 ranked team in the country. Their next match will be at Bergen Catholic Saturday, January 28, at 2 p.m.
 

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