Despite storming back in the last three matches of the evening, the Ponte Vedra High School Sharks wrestling team lost to The Bolles School Bulldogs by a score of 42-40 on Wednesday, Jan. 31.
Bolles started with a large lead based on its full lineup at the upper weights. However, the Sharks nearly completed a comeback after a late run left them a millimeter short of tying the match. In the last match of the evening, Junior Troy Maritato (170 pounds) had his opponent a fraction of an inch from being pinned and tying the score.
Maritato had to settle for a major decision 13-3. Preceding the final match, Ethan Baur (152 pounds) nailed his opponent with a far side cradle, and Andre Aguiar (160 pounds) muscled his bulldog opponent for the other Sharks pin of the evening.