Josh Cohen takes down an opponent at the Div. 2 State Championships. (Photo courtesy of Eric Cohen)
On February 19 and 20, five Wellesley wrestlers competed in the Div. 2 State Championships at Marshfield High.
David Osborne (106), Evan Dew (132), Michael Hershelman (138), Josh Cohen (220) and John Lepard (285) fought hard for the Monks, with Cohen placing third in his weight class. He will now compete at All States on February 26 and 27 at Reading High.
Prior to the Div. 2 State Championships, the Monks competed at the Div. 2 Metro Sectionals on Saturday, February 13 at Milton High.
Facing wrestlers from schools such as Arlington, Belmont, Boston Latin, Catholic Memorial, Malden Catholic, Milton, Natick, North Quincy, Norwood, Winchester and Woburn, Wellesley performed admirably.
Taking third in their respective weight classes were David Osborne (106), Evan Dew (132), Michael Hershelman (138) and Josh Cohen (220). John Lepard (285) took fifth place & Amogh Thalanki (113) finished sixth in their respective weight classes as well.