The Caesar Rodney High School wrestling team saw four of its grapplers close their season with individual state titles at the 55th annual DIAA Individual Wrestling Championships.
A little bit more than a week after it claimed the Division I dual state championship, the Riders again came out on top on an individual level at the 55th annual DIAA Individual Wrestling Championships.
Four Riders including senior Issah Meade, 160 pounds, juniors Kaleb LeMaire, 119 pounds, and Stephen Jackson, 135 pounds, and freshman Micah Hight, 112 pounds, earned individual titles at the tournament that concluded Feb. 26 at St. Mark's High School.
The four CR titles tied St. Mark's High School for most in the tournament, followed by Sussex Central High School with three and, and Smyrna and Woodbridge high schools, as well as Salesianum School, with one individual title each.
For Meade, the championship was his third as he won titles in the previous two tournaments at 152 pounds. LeMaire picked up his second, while Jackson and Hight each earned their first.
The Riders also had two runner-up finishers in sophomore Zach Howell, 103 pounds, and junior Pierce DeMarreau, 171 pounds.
103: Brent Fleetwod (Smyrna), 7-0 dec. over Zach Howell (Caesar Rodney)
112: Micah Hight (Caesar Rodney), 6-0 dec. over John Archangelo (Smyrna)
119: Kaleb LeMaire (Caesar Rodney), 3-2 dec. over Chris Donaldson (Salesianum)
125: Matt Kibblehouse (Salesianum, 6-4 dec. over David Hershberger (Smyrna)
130: Tyler Pendergast (St. Mark’s), 10-2 dec. over Mark Ardecki (Caravel)
135: Stephen Jackson (Caesar Rodney), 7-4 dec. over Daniel Downes (St. Mark’s)
140: Cody Broomall (Sussex Central), 12-1 maj. Dec. over Tyere Joyner (Dover)
145: Patrick Davis (Woodbridge), 2-1 dec. over Jeremy Miller (Sussex Central)
152: Codey Combs (Sussex Central), pinned Zach Boyles (Smyrna)
160: Issah Meade (Caesar Rodney), 5-2 dec. over Ryan Wolfe (Caravel)
171: Josh Snook (St. Mark’s), pinned Pierce DeMarreau (Caesar Rodney)
189: Michael Mauk (St. Mark’s), pinned Artis Thorne (Polytech)
215: Joey Spicer (Sussex Central), pinned Devon Showell (Indian River)
285: Pat Cassidy (St. Mark’s), 5-0 dec. over Katteem Harmon (Indian River)