Seniors Bailey Thomas (152), Brady Daniel (220) and Jalen Lea (285) won individual titles as Good Counsel won the team championship in last weekend’s 18-team Melee on The Metro at Gonzaga High in Washington.
Conor Lozupone (106) and Drew Brenowitz (182) were second, with Cord Richardson (120), Cole Robilotto (138) and Avery Miller (145) third, and Ryan Briggs (170) fourth as the Falcons (210 points) rebounded a week after being dethroned as perennial Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament champions by Saint John’s, which last month ended their conference dual meet winning streak at 55 matches.
Daniel pinned Michael Okaro of runner-up St. Benedict’s of New Jersey, and Lea did the same to Phillip Firehock of Gonzaga, with Thomas earning a technical fall over Joey Dunn of Sidwell Friends. The trio added their crowns to last week’s individual WCAC titles, with Thomas earning Outstanding Wrestler honors last week.
“As a team, we had to regroup, so it was great to have a good, hard week of practice, get some guys to where they should be, come back and get that win,” said Daniel, who, like Thomas, will attempt to defend his private schools state title at McDonogh of Baltimore next weekend.