The annual Smyrna High Wrestling Alumni Night on Wednesday celebrated the members of the school's 100 Wins Club and recent Delaware Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Lloyd.
Before the varsity match against Sussex Tech, the wrestling program recognized all former wrestlers, coaches, team managers and cheerleaders.
Then a special tribute was given to the members of the 100 Wins Club, and those members in attendance were asked to stand in the center of the mat during the ceremony.
The members of the 100 Wins Club are:
Brent Fleetwood, 163 wins, 2011-2014, currently a junior at Central Michigan University. At Smyrna, Fleetwood won state titles in all four years of his high school career, becoming just the 10th wrestler in Delaware history to do so and the first from Smyrna High;
Tyler Carney, 120 wins, 2011-2014, a two-time state champion;
Kalen Wilson, 120 wins, 2013-2016, a state champion;
Cody Carbine, 118 wins, 2007-2010;
John Archangelo, 118 wins, 2009-2012, a two-time state champion;
Chase Archangelo, 115 wins, 2014-2017, a two-time state champion;
Kenny Boyles, 115 wins, 2007-2010,
Harry Blendt, 114 wins, 1995-1998, a three-time state champion;
David Hershberger, 110 wins, 2008-2011;
Brian Fletcher, 107 wins, 2002-2005;
Zach Boyles, 104 wins, 2010-2013, a two-time state champion;
Donnie Messick, 104 wins, 2006-2009;
Frankie Johnson, 102 wins, 1994-1997;
Michael Crain, 102 wins, 2001-2004, a state champion.
Hall of Fame inductee
Buddy Lloyd, who was inducted into the DWA Hall of Fame in October, was also honored Wednesday night, in a presentation made by his coach, Ron Eby.
Lloyd has been an integral part of Smyrna wrestling history, making an impact both on the mat and on the sidelines.
In 1970, he was a state champion wrestler at Smyrna before taking over as coach of the Smyrna High team for five seasons from 1978 to 1983. During his tenure as head coach, Lloyd was named Delaware Coach of the Year in 1982.
Lloyd also founded the Smyrna Little Wrestlers program back in 1972, which has acted as a feeder program for both the middle school and high school programs. Along with his many duties at Smyrna, Lloyd has also served as a chairman of the DIAA State Wrestling Committee.