The Sandwich/Upper Cape Tech wrestling program ended the previous decade as the last-ever champions of the Atlantic Coast League. The Knights began this decade by staking claim to the first-ever Cape & Islands League title on Friday, February 7.
Hosting the tri-meet at the Wing school with fellow Cape & Islands league teams Nauset and Barnstable, the Knights boasted 10 undefeated grapplers en route to a sweep.
Sandwich bested Barnstable, 51-24, and went on to defeat Nauset, 67-12. They had already beaten both the Red Raiders, 48-27, in Barnstable on January 22 and the Warriors in dominant fashion, 65-9, at home on January 15.
Connor Keegan (126 pounds), Kevin Keegan (138 pounds) and Connor Coutinho (220 pounds) all went 2-0 with two pins. Tanner Davison (145 pounds), Patrick Fitgerald Klemp (160 pounds), Kayo Torres (170 pounds), CJ Aycock (182 pounds) and Keith Ricci (195 pounds) also went unbeaten on the night, but scored one pin.
Connor Gill went 1-0 in his 132-pound weight class while Andre Penney, competing at 285 pounds, went 2-0 to round out the 10 undefeated wrestlers for Sandwich/UCT.
Gavin Potter (106 pounds) and Avery Deorsey (113 pounds) each went 1-1 during the tri-meet.
Sandwich (10-7-1, 4-0 C&I) awaits the Division 3 South Sectional tournament, which will be held Saturday, February 15 at Foxboro High School.