St. Georges Tech's wrestlers came in third place overall in the weekend Canal Classic Tournament held at Middletown High School.
The Hawks scored a total of 166 points to finish closely behind champion Malvern Prep (Pa) 174.5, and second place Sussex Central with 169.5.
Host school Middletown finished in tenth place with 71.5 points, and neighborhood rival Appoquinimink High School earned the twelfth spot out of 14 schools with 67 total points during the two-day event.
Senior Michael Albanese from St. Georges won the 160-pound crown with a 5-1 decision over freshman Jessey Muaka from Charter School of Wilmington. Senior Rocco Hladney competed in the 170-pound division, but finished second to senior Brandon Wolfe from Delcastle by a 6-4 decision in overtime.
The Division-Two defending state champions also had two third place winners, freshman Colin Walker at 106 pounds, and senior Dominic Susi at 138 pounds. Both wrestlers defeated opponents from William Penn High School.
Middletown freshman Dante Immediato scored a major decision over Chantilly (Va.) High's sophomore Reaves Arnold, to win the 106-pound title for the host team's only title. Cavalier junior Erich Schneider pinned Dover's Jon'Del Dyer in 3:49, in the 182-pound division to earn third-place, and his teammate, junior Carter McClung, finished fourth in the 160-pound division.
Appoquinimink High School's senior J. Smith claimed the 152-pound title by earning an 8-1 decision over senior Joseph Tharp from St. Georges. Jaguar sophomore Daniel Blaasch finished in fourth at 132 pounds.