Bobcat Grapplers Go 4-0 At Redbank Valley Duals (12/18/16)
The Clarion Area Bobcat Wrestling Team had a great day, as they competed at the Redbank Valley Duals on Saturday (December 17th), finishing with a 4-0 mark.
The Bobcats downed Slippery Rock 52-21, Marion Center 45-25, Smethport 72-10 and Blairsville 57-15.
CLARION 52 – SLIPPERY ROCK 21
Logan Dehner and Seth Nellis each won by fall, while Colton Rapp won a major decision. Receiving forfeit wins for the Bobcats were: Riley Slagle, Blake Phillips, Will Silvis, Frank Weber and Tom Wurster.
CLARION 45 – MARION CENTER 25
Winning by fall, for the Cats were: Mike LeFay, Colton Rapp and Justin Goodman. Tom Wurster won by decision. Logan Dehner, Ezekiel Brewer, Ben Smith and Riley Slagle each received forfeit wins.
CLARION 72 – SMETHPORT 10
Four Bobcats won by fall: Frank Weber, Ryley McMasters, Justin Goodman and Tom Wurster. Eight Cats won by forfeit: Logan Dehner, Blake Phillips, Will Silvis, Mike LeFay, Ezekiel Brewer, Colton Rapp, Seth Nellis and Matt Coleman
CLARION 57 – BLAIRSVILLE 15
Ryley McMasters, Colton Rapp, Colt Stimmell and Justin Goodman all pinned their opponents. Will Silvis, Mike LeFay and Seth Nellis earned decisions. frank Weber, Tom Wurster, Riley Slagle, Logan Dehner and Ezekiel Brewer all received forfeit wins.
The Bobcats, now 6-1 on the season, will host Keystone on Wednesday (December 21st).
Coach Brian Luton said, “We came out a little flat against Slippery Rock, as a whole, but we were able to straighten things out against a solid Marion Center squad. The guys went on a roll the rest of the day.
“Everyone was able to get a win. We are still making a lot of early season mistakes but I’m still very encouraged by their performances. This team is full of guys with heart and they all go out and fight for one another. We were able to out score our opponents 226-57 through the four duals.
“We’ll get back in the wrestling room Monday and go back to work, but (the tournament) was nice for the guys. They were able to see that the hard work is paying off.”
(Thanks to Coach Luton for the tournament details. Great Job, Cats!!!!)