Bobcat Grapplers Down Keystone (12/24/16)
The Clarion Area Wrestling Team hosted Keystone on Wednesday (December 21st), and came away with a 69-4 victory.
The match ran in the traditional order, beginning at 106, with the Bobcats receiving forfeit wins every weight class from 106 through 145, with the exception of 126, with neither team having an entry, to take a 36-0 lead. Gathering the forfeit points were Riley Slagle (106), Logan Dehner (113), Zeke Brewer (120), Wil Silvis (132), Frank Weber (138) and Ryley McMaster (145).
Mike LeFay won the first contested bout, at 152, with a pin at 1:22, against Isaac Apel, to move the Cats lead to 42-0. Colton Rapp followed with victory by fall, at 160. He defeated Donavan Edmonds with fifty-nine seconds left in the second period, giving Clarion a 48-0 lead.
At 170, Seth Nellis defeated Camden Boggess 4-0, upping the Cats’ lead to 51-0.
Colt Stimmell gathered in a forfeit at 182 and the Bobcats now led 57-0.
Keystone got their lone win at 195, where Tyler VanTassel had a 9-0 major decision over Justin Goodman, to cut the Bobcats’ lead to 57-4.
Bobcat 220 pounder Tom Wurster won by forfeit, moving the score to 63-4. Bobcat heavyweight Matt Coleman closed out the scoring, with a first period pin over Nathan Reddinger, setting the 69-4 final.
Coach Brian had this to say, “We wrestled well. There were only a handful of contested bouts but the guys that wrestled were focused and executed their technique well.
“Sometimes it can be difficult to stay focused when half of the team doesn’t have to compete but I credit the team as a whole for being ready to go tonight. Their hard work continues to show positive results. But we still have improve and fix mistakes if we want to accomplish our goals.
“Our next match against Kane on Jan 12th will be a good indicator of where we stand in the district.”
(Good job, Bobcats!!!!)