Game of the week
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 7, 2017
SHAPE, Lakenheath, Alconbury, Spangdahlem, Baumholder, Ramstein at Kaiserslautern
The opening weekend of the DODEA-Europe wrestling season included four meets, and four runaway winning teams in Aviano, Lakenheath, Ramstein and Stuttgart. They won their respective meets by an average of 102 points.
This weekend’s schedule could produce more parity as 20 teams pile into three meets. The brackets at Kaiserslautern should be particularly competitive as the Lakenheath Lancers and Ramstein Royals look to follow up on their early success.
Lakenheath claimed first-place finishes in seven of 12 weight classes in the meet it hosted Saturday, while Ramstein wrestlers won 11 of 14 classes at Spangdahlem.
Both the Lancers and Royals are eying an end to Stuttgart’s burgeoning Division I dynasty, and this weekend’s meet offers a valuable opportunity to further develop rosters capable of mounting such a challenge.