James Scarantino defeated his opponent from Scranton in a 6-4 decision. (King's College Athletics)
James Scarantino defeated his opponent from Scranton in a 6-4 decision. (King’s College Athletics)

On Tuesday, Jan. 15 the King’s Monarch wrestling team defeated the visiting Scranton Royals by a score of 40-3. With the victory the wrestlers improve to 3-6 on the season.

The Monarchs set the pace early as freshman Jamie Scarantino took the 6-4 victory over Corey Forlenza. Sophomore Aaron Perez recorded the first pin of the night for the Monarchs at the 133 mark, giving his team a 9-0 lead. Juniors Chris Mazzochi and Gordon Custer also recorded first period pins at the 149 and 157 marks, respectively, to open a 26-0 lead for the Monarchs.

Junior Tommy Desir added to the lead with a 15-6 victory over Shawn Flesche. Junior Ahmed Burton recorded a 16-5 major decision at the 174 mark over Jose Weitmeyer to extend King’s lead to 34-0.

The lone victory on the evening for the visitors came from Christopher Silakoski as he defeated the Monarchs’ Cemah Tudoe-Torboh 11-10. First-year Ryan Longenberger recorded a takedown in the first overtime to secure the 40-3 win for the Monarchs.

The following are the official results from the match: 

125 — Jamie Scarantino (K) dec. Corey Forlenza (S), 6-4 (3-0)
133 — Aaron Perez (K) pinned Josh Javitz (S), 4:46 (9-0)
141 — DeMarquis Holley tech. Pierce Keane, 16-0, 5:32 (14-0)
149 — Chris Mazzocchi (K) pinned Kevin Guenther, 1:30 (20-0)
157 — Gordon Custer (K) pinned Robert Leavy (S), 1:09 (26-0)
165 — Tommy Desir (K) maj. dec. Shawn Flesche, 15-6 (30-0)
174 — Ahmed Burton (K) maj. dec. Joe Weitmeyer, 16-5 (34-0)
184 — Shane Stark (K) dec. Stephen Kaiser, 10-3 (37-0)
197 — Christopher Silakoski (S) dec. Cemah Tudoe-Torboh (K), 11-10 (37-3)
285 — Ryan Longenberger (K) dec. Sal Montouri (S), 6-4 OT, (40-3) 

The Monarchs will return to the mats when they travel to Williamsport to take on Lycoming College on Jan. 24. You can next see the Monarchs at Scandlon Gymnasium on Wednesday, Feb. 6 when they welcome ElizabethtownCollege at 7 p.m.