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DIAA 2021 Wrestling State Champions Crowned

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Dover, DE (March 6, 2021) – The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) concluded the 2021 Individual Wrestling Championship on Wednesday at Cape Henlopen High School. Below are the Final Placements and Results from the medal rounds.  
 
The Division I Champion was Cape Henlopen and the runner up was Salesianum. This was Cape Henlopen’s first Division I Wrestling title. The Division II Champion was Caravel Academy and the runner up was Delaware Military Academy. Caravel had 5 State Champions and 3 finalists. Due to COVID-19, a Dual Team Championship was not held this season, so team titles were decided by points scored by each individual wrestler. The usual two day tournament was spaced over three days this year with the preliminary rounds being held last weekend, and the semifinals and finals were held on Wednesday.  
 
 
 
 
Champions:
 
106 - Eddie Radecki, Caravel
113 - Gabe Giampietro, Smyrna 
120 - Luke Poore, Caravel 
126 - Jack Thode, Milford
132 - Trenton Grant, SR, Milford
138 - Ethan Gray, Caravel
145 - Luke Bender, Cape Henlopen
152 - Alex Poore, Caravel 
160 - Joseph Natarcola, Smyrna 
170 - Justin Griffith, Sanford
182 - Josh Negron, Sussex Central
195 - Danny Stradley, Caravel 
220 - Nasir Dreuitt, William Penn
285 - Kevin Hudson, Caesar Rodney
 
Tournament highlights:
In the history of the tournament, there have been only 35 3x state champions. This year four more wrestlers put themselves into this elite category.
 
Smyrna’s Joey Natarcola and Gabe Giampietro, Alex Poore (Caravel), and Kevin Hudson (Caesar Rodney) all became the 3x State Champions. 
 
Natarcola was also named the meet’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.
 
Luke Poore, Ethan Gray, and Danny Stradley all of Caravel and Jack Thode (Milford) all became 2x State Champions. 
 
First time State Champions: Eddie Radecki (Caravel), Nasir Dreuitt (William Penn), Trent Grant (Milford), Luke Bender (Cape Henlopen), Justin Griffith (Sanford), and Josh Negron (Sussex Central). 
 
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For more information regarding DIAA Championships, visit DIAA or follow DIAA on Twitter (@DIAA_Delaware), Instagram (diaa_de) or our Facebook Page (@DelawareInterscholasticAthleticAssociation).