Blair Wrestling crowned Beast of the East champions

Blair Wrestling crowned Beast of the East champions
Rhett Moroses
Beast of the East article

The Blair wrestling team records yet another dominating tournament victory, crowning the Beast of the East championship with a team score of 365.5. Blair finished in front of Wyoming Seminary who totaled 238.5 team points, and Bergen Catholic who totaled 162 team points.

Seven bucs were crowned champions in the tournament. Danny Wask '22 (106 lbs.) finished in 1st Place and earned 34.5 team points for the squad. Michael Colaiocco '19 captured his fourth Beast of the East title at 126 lbs. Shayne Van Ness '21 (132 lbs.) defeated the number one seed in the tournament in overtime, securing the title and his number one national ranking. Other champions for the team were Dominic Mata '20 (160 lbs.), Julian Ramirez '19 (170 lbs.), AJ Ferrari '20 (195 lbs.), and Owen Trephan '19 (220 lbs.)

Blair also had second place finishers in Anthony Ferrari '22 (113 lbs.) and Travis Mastrogiovanni '21 (138 lbs.). Nick Incontrera '19 (152 lbs.) secured a third place finish. At 182 lbs., Peyton Craft '21 finished in fifth place as Trevor Mastrogiovanni '20 (120 lbs.) finished in seventh place.

Out of the 26 total Beast of the East tournaments held to date, Blair Wrestling has captured 23 team championships and 76 individual titles.