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Trojan wrestlers shut out Cavaliers, 76-0

The Parkland wrestling team opened the season with a dominating 76-0 road victory over East Stroudsburg North last Wednesday night.

The Trojans recorded nine pins, two technical falls and two forfeits in securing the win.

Blake Dergham won his 114-pound match with a technical fall over Andi Bibeau 16-1 at the 3:34 mark. Teammate Jarrett Graham was tough and pinned the Timberwolves’ Oliver Galicki at 2:48 in the 121-pound battle.

Max Mazin flexed his muscles and pinned Christopher Modungo at 133 in 2:31, while Ryan Naradko pinned Robby Ford in just 1:44 at 139. Waris Mughal had a little tougher scrap with Rodrique Laraque at 145, but still earned the win with a pin at 5:18.

Juan Moya, a team captain, is a fine wrestler and a team leader. He took care of business pinning Brandon Roca at 152. Jorge Moya didn’t have much trouble with East Stroudsburg North’s Robert Bibeau, pinning his tormentor in just 1:28. Victor Carrasquilla pinned Shane Perry in 2:35 in the 172-pound match.

“Victor will turn a lot of heads this season,” Parkland coach Jon Trenge said.

Adrian Gacek, another Parkland captain, masterfully handled his opponent Jacob Echeuarria with a 25-10 technical fall win. Gavin Edwards hardly broke a sweat in pinning the Timberwolves’ Rafael Torres in only 39 seconds at 215. Michael Gavrilesku pinned Max Gyarmati in only 1:05 in the 285-pound match.

Eli Russ and Phoenix DelVecchio won by forfeits.

Trenge’s goal is to see the program make continue progress. Thanks to a strong feeder system, Parkland High School wrestling has many quality recruits either in the program or on their ways.

“Our middle school program is outstanding,” Trenge said. “Last season our middle school was second among 40 teams in the district tournament in combined AA and AAA. Carlos Montes really prepared kids well for high school. Our elementary has a top-notch staff that includes several former Division I college wrestlers and former high school head coaches. The numbers in elementary are astounding and the future is looking very bright for Parkland.”