Boys’ Wrestling Team Squares Off Against West

Danielle Hu ('11), Eastside Art Director

On Friday, January 7, East’s Boys’ Wrestling Team had their Region 7/8 matches against Cherry Hill West. Although West came out on top with a score of 40-32, as East’s wrestling coach Coach Brown said, “It was an intense battle all the way.” Brian Lussier (’11) and Carmen Ditore (’12) managed big wins for East with outstanding pins. Also well-noted are Erdong Chen (’11), Travis Boardman (’11), Tom Applebaum (’11), and

Daishi Goto (’13).

Brian Lussier (’11) – 1:06

Carmen Ditore (’12) – 2:29

Travis Boardnan (’11) – 4:66

Erdong Chen (’11) – 5:12

The cougars clearly did not go down without a fight. The team will next face the Lenape Indians, a highly ranked team in South Jersey this year, on January 12.

Off the mats, East’s wrestling team has made headways with charity this December. They raised $2,700 and used the money to buy toys to donate to Camden Rescue Mission, making many impoverished children happy on Christmas.