Over the past weekend. Germantown Friends School was very well represented by all sports teams in their various tournaments.
One of these teams was the Middle school wrestling team. The team had a very good beginning to the season starting 6-0. They finished the season 7-2, and were ready for the upcoming annual Springfield Tournament. This was where 6 public and private school wrestled to win trophies in their weight class. Every person on the team took home a trophy. Whether it was a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place trophy everyone on the team received one. Seventh Grader Tony Verruto won first place for his weight class and 7th Grader Josh Berg took second. 8th grader s Andrew Wilson and Peter Jarka-Sellers battled back from early losses to win 3rd and 4th place trophies in their respective weight classes.
Another sport that was successful was boy’s squash. They went to the nationals over the weekend that were located in New Port, Connecticut. They won an easy first-round match against Edgewood School. In the second-round, they suffered a tough loss to Chestnut Hill Academy. They later redeemed themselves with wins against Pingry and Middle School 45 in New York City. They ended up taking fifth place, meaning they were the fifth best team in the Nation, which is pretty amazing.
Boy’s Basketball also had a very sucessful weekend. They visited The Philadelphia School for a tournament with four schools. IN the first round they beat Friend’s Central easily. After that, came the finals. They had to face The Philadelphia School at their court. After support from all team members, they won a very close game and took home the trophy!!!
This was a very great winter for GFS sports teams. Everyone ended up taking home some medals.