Locals Defeat SIR But Lose To D2 Ducks and Dark Nights
A team of Section 9 All-Stars competed admirably against some top-notch club competition Wednesday night at Delaware Valley HS in Westfall Township, PA. The event was designed to be a tune-up for the club teams’ up coming tournaments in Lake Placid (Pop & Flow) and Virginia Beach (NHSCA National Duals). The tournament, however, took on the “feel” of a charity event as many of those in attendance were there to show their support for Monroe Woodbury freshman wrestler Vinny Vespa who has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. There was a $2 admission charge for all fans to enter the tournament. The money collected at the gate was originally supposed to help pay for the D2 Ducks trip to the National Duals. Upon learning of Vespa’s diagnosis, DV coach Lou DeLauro decided to donate the gate money to the Vespa family. Thanks Lou….a truly generous gesture by a truly classy coach!
On the mats, the S9 All-Stars, or Team Vinny, finished 1-2. They defeated SIR Wrestling from NJ 25-24 by criteria (Quinn Zsido’s pin), but lost to the D2 Ducks 46-13 and Dark Nights 38-21. The D2 Ducks and Dark Nights are both PA club teams. The only Section 9 wrestler to finish a perfect 3-0 was Minisink Valley’s Gerard Daly. Click below for all of the results involving Team Vinny!