Back in “the day” Wheaton High School was known to have a formidable wrestling program with many state or county accolades in its history. For the last 10+ years that dominance dissipated and in recent years it has been a struggle to field a complete team. This year Wheaton’s head coach, Randy Bosnic, a former assistant under longtime Wheaton Hall of Fame wrestling head coach, Dave Moquin, has been fighting to help rebuild the once proud program. Success has been tough and is measured in steps. Earlier this season the big step was winning two dual matches in the tournament at Walter Johnson at the Big Train tournament. Another step forward was Wheaton Senior, William Monteith, who took 1st place last month for the 160 pound weight class at the Leopard Invitational in Smithsburg, Maryland. It was the first time in a number of years that a Wheaton wrestler had won such a honor.
On Wednesday, Jan 23rd, Coach Bosnic and the Knights accomplished another major milestone. A victory at home against Einstein High School. It was the first win in 3 years in a dual match for Wheaton. Although they were able to begin the season with a larger than usual team, injuries have hit the wrestlers and they came in on Wednesday only able to fill seven of the weight class matches compared to Einstein’s eleven. Despite the four weight class forfeits in Einstein’s favor, all five of the Knights wrestlers that competed won their events. Two more of the Knights wrestlers won via forfeit. Overall Wheaton defeated the Titans 36-24. Here are the results for Wheaton:
Henry Vasquez (Whea) win via forfeit 113 lbs
Xavier Howard (Whea) win vs. Diego Panameno (Ein) 120 lbs
Mike Rables( Whea) win vs. Strephone Rodriquez (Ein) 138 lbs
William Monteith (Whea) win vs Oscar Prudencio (Ein) 160 lbs
Ray Gueverra (Whea) win vs Jack Gibiln (Ein) 180 lbs
Jean-Michael Agbele (Whea) win via forfeit 195 lbs
Tim Mallett (Whea) win vs. Spencer (Ein) 220 lbs
Wheaton’s next match will be at home, on Saturday, January 26th at 2:30pm in a tri-meet against Northwood and Rockville High Schools.