CHAPTER 656

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29

CONGRATULATING THE CAESAR RODNEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING TEAM FOR EXTENDING THEIR UNBEATEN STRING TO 28 CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES AND FOR WINNING THE HENLOPEN CONFERENCE 1973-74 DELAWARE HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING TITLE.

WHEREAS, the growth of the sport of high school wrestling has been phenomenal in the State of Delaware during the past decade, particularly in Kent and Sussex Counties where three high schools, Caesar Rodney, Smyrna and Sussex Central, have consistently produced high calibre wrestling teams; and

WHEREAS, during the recently concluded wrestling season the "Rasslin' Riders" of Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, under the tutelage of first-year coach Pete Basile, and his assistant, Joe Shetzler, scored 13 consecutive dual match victories, thereby extending their Henlopen Conference unbeaten string to 28 matches and emerging as Henlopen Champions for 1973-74; and

WHEREAS, in the Henlopen Conference Championship events five Caesar Rodney matmen—Ed Bordley, the fantastic blind wrestler; Bobby Bosco, Rick Christy, Morgan Rigby and Greg Warren—won titles in their respective divisions; and

WHEREAS, the State-wide high school wrestling competition held at the University of Delaware Fieldhouse saw three Caesar Rodney Riders—the Messers. Bosco, Bordley, and Rigby—upend opponents, thereby giving the "C.R." grapplers more wins than any other school and the undisputed 1973-74 High School Wrestling Championship of the First State; and

WHEREAS, the members of the 127th General Assembly wish to express their admiration for the mat performance of the Caesar Rodney "Rasslin' Riders".

NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED that the House Representatives of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate Concurring therein, congratulate the: unbeaten Caesar Rodney High School Wrestling Team, their five Henlopen Conference Champions, their three super State Champions, and their coaches Pete Basile and Joe Shetzler, for winning the 1973-74 State Championship.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that 20 copies of this resolution be forwarded to Caesar Rodney coach Pete Basile for distribution to his team, to his assistant, to Caesar Rodney Principal N. James Schoch, to Caesar Rodney School District Superintendent F. Neal Postlewaite, and to #1 fan, Vice Principal Dick Buckley.

Approved March 25, 1974