Friday, March 25, 2005
CCHS boys winter sports:
Wrestling team achieves 20-2 record
This year the CCHS wrestling team achieved a phenomenal record of 20-2, a significant improvement over last year's record of 16-4. For the first time since 1984, the team placed first in the Dual County League (DCL) with nine wins and no losses. The team also made a solid performance at the MIAA Division 2 Central Sectional Tournament, placing fourth.
Carlisle wrestlers Greg Coscia, a senior in the 275-lb. weight class, and Spencer Holland, a sophomore in the 103-lb. weight class, qualified for the state tournament along with standout brothers Alex Klinoff (senior/171) and Max Klinoff (junior/130), formerly from Carlisle.
The Klinoff brothers were the only CCHS wrestlers to advance from States to All-States, and then finally to the New England Tournament. At All-States, Max took the title in his weight class while Alex placed fifth. This year the Klinoff brothers made history at the high school by being the first CCHS wrestlers to attend the New England Tournament since 1984.
Greg Coscia finished his high school wrestling tenure with an outstanding season. His kindhearted nature made him a great senior leader and a role model for his fellow teammates. Jeremy Mestancik (junior/152) will be a senior captain next year. The team is counting on him to carry on the tradition of high expectations.
This season Spencer Holland had one of the best years any sophomore has ever had. His exceptional skill and tremendous efforts will be crucial to the success of next year's team. Jacob Dweck (sophomore/145) has been another key member on the team. By staying committed to the sport and working hard in the off-season, Jacob will be well prepared for next year. For athletic freshman Jason Mestancik (125), the sky is the limit. He is young, strong and smart with as much potential as any other wrestler. Taylor Brophy (freshman/103) is "a great kid and a hard worker," according to Coach Walker. He will also help strengthen the team in the years to come.
This year's finish will no doubt be a tough act to follow as nine senior varsity wrestlers are graduating. The grueling physical demands of the wrestling team make it one of the most difficult sports at the high school. Coaches are counting on the returning team to recruit as many athletes as possible to help rebuild another strong team. With many spots to fill and lots of potential talent, next year should bring growth, development, and the promise of success.
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