Bobcat Varsity Wrestlers Open Season With Two Wins (12/10/16)
The Clarion Area Varsity Wrestlers opened the 2016-17 campaign with two wins, in a home tri-match, defeating Johnsonburg 45-12 and Cranberry 51-25 on Friday night (December 9th). The victories were also numbers 1 and 2, for new head coach Brian Luton.
Colton Rapp (160) won by fall at 1:36.
Winning decisions for Clarion were: Will Silvis (132) 3-1, Frank Weber (138) 7-6, Riley McMasters (145) 4-2, Mike LeFay (152) 8-4 and Seth Nellis (170) 3-0.
Picking up forfeit wins were: Login Dehner (113), Colt Stimmell (185), Justin Goodman (195) and Ben Smith (220).
Six Bobcats won by fall: Login Dehner (113) at :37, Frank Weber (138) at 2:36, Mike LeFay (152) at :16, Colton Rapp (170) at 3:51, Seth Nellis (182) at 1:14 and Tom Wurster (220) at 2:10.
With forfeit wins, for the Bobcats, were: Riley Slagle (120) and Blake Phillips (132).
In the other match, Cranberry downed Johnsonburg 51-22.
Coach Brian Luton: “You know what, I’m really proud of our guys, because they responded all preseason. We’ve been tough on them in practice and really tried to push them. They responded tonight. We put up forty(-five) points one match and fifty-one points the second match against a pretty solid Cranberry team.
“I’m pretty happy. We’ve still got a lot of work to still do, to get where we want to go by the end of the season. But overall, I’m a pretty proud coach right now.”