WRESTLING: Norwich Defeats Sus Valley To Begin Season
Published: December 2nd, 2022
By: Morgan Golliver

WRESTLING: Norwich defeats Sus Valley to begin season Norwich’s Regan Roach wins in a major decision 13-0 against Sus Valley’s Carl Harold (Photo by Morgan Golliver)

NORWICH – After a second place finish in STAC last season, the Norwich Purple Tornado Wrestling team was back in action on Thursday against Sus Valley. Bringing back strong, experienced wrestlers, Norwich finished on top 56-18.

Norwich received 30 points from forfeits as Sus Valley had no wrestlers compete in the 102, 160, 172, 215, and 285 weight classes. Sus Valley earned six points off a forfeit in the 189 weight class.

The first official match of the night was in the 110 class with freshman Aidan Hernandez taking down the Sabers’ Aiden Sager in a 8-5 decision.

Regan Roach led the Purple Tornado with 13 points in his defeat vs Carl Harold. Norwich also had some very thrilling matches, including a quick 13 second win for Evan Meek and pins by Yanni Drapaniotis (1:12) and Nikko Derensis (2:43). Evan Heath won his match against Colin Trotter with a fall at 1:50.

Norwich will be back on the mat this weekend in Oxford’s Clyde Cole Tournament, where they took sixth place last season.

Full Results: 102: Maverick Beckwith (N) over (SV) forfeit. 110: Aidan Hernandez (N) over Aiden Sager (SV) (Dec 8-5). 118: Evan Meek (N) over Shawn Mann (SV) (Fall :13). 126: Evan Heath (N) over Colin Trotter (SV) (Fall 1:50). 132: Regan Roach (N) over Carl Harold (SV) (Maj. Dec 13-0). 138: Mark Moelder (SV) over Nate Murphy (N) (Inj. 3:01). 145: Nikko Derensis (N) over Joe Perez (SV) (pin 2:43). 152: Yanni Drapaniotis (N) over Chad Lainhart (SV) (pin 1:12). 160: Matt Allen (N) over (SV) forefit. 172: Mason Edwards (N) over (SV) Forefit. 189: Trent Rose (SV) over (N) forefit. 215: Braden Reid (N) over (SV) forefit. 285: Garrett Powers (N) over (SV) forefit.