Junior High Wrestlers Open Season At Brookville (12/14/2017)

(By CSZ Sports Writer Kenn Staub)   An undermanned junior high Bobcat wrestling squad fell to the Brookville Raiders 51-4 on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in their first dual of the season.  Clarion forfeited six weight classes, giving Brookville thirty uncontested points toward their team total.  Of the five bouts wrestled, the Bobcats posted one victory.

Owen Reinsel on top of Brookville’s Brayden Kunselman (photo by Susan Staub)

Clarion’s win came at 95-pounds when Owen Reinsel posted a major decision against Brayden Kunselman.  Reinsel scored first, taking Kunselman down with less than thirty seconds remaining in the first period.  The Bobcat wrestler proceeded to ride Kunselman the remainder of the way, collecting 4 near fall points in the second period and 2 more in the third, setting the score at 8-0.

The Bobcats fared much better in the exhibition bouts, winning three of four.  Reinsel again saw action, squaring off against Logan Oakes in another 95-pound match-up.  Reinsel amassed a commanding 10-0 lead in the first period, taking the Brookville wrestler down and then putting him in jeopardy of pin fall on three different occasions.  The Clarion grappler opted to start the second period in the down position, from which he reversed Oakes and then stuck him at the 3:23 mark of the bout.

Clarion’s Logan Divins scored a Bobcat victor against Hunter Greeley in a 130-pound exhibition.  Greeley took Divins down to open the scoring in the first period, parlaying this into 3 back points.  Divins was able to eventually reverse the Brookville wrestler and hold him down for 3 near fall points, knotting the bout at 5-5 going into the second period.  The wrestlers started the second period in the neutral position, with Greely again taking Divins down.  Much like in the first period, Divins reversed Greeley but this time managed to pin the Raider grappler with under a minute remaining (3:08).

Kaoz Baker won the final exhibition of the evening for the Bobcats, pinning Brookville’s Ganen Cyphert in just over a minute (1:11).