Fredonia Claims Mat Title At Cattaraugus Tourney
CATTARAUGUS – Led by Pat McCarthy, Fredonia rolled to victory in the Cattaraugus Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.
McCarthy, who won the round-robin tournament’s 113-pound weight class, earned Most Outstanding Wrestler honors as Fredonia bested 14 other squads by posting 268 points compared to second-place finisher Attica’s 150.
Rounding out the top five were Kenmore East with 146 points, Dunkirk with 114 and Portville with 111.
Other area teams included Randolph, which tallied 103 points for eighth, and host Cattaraugus-Little Valley/Pine Valley, which took ninth with 97.
McCarthy won six times in capturing the 113 title, including a 6-4 decision over runnerup Drew Marra of Olean.
Along with McCarthy, five other Hillbillies won their class. They were Dakota Gardner (126), Tyler Cassidy (132), Jude Gardner (152), Zach Buckley (170) and Christian Saden (220).
Saden, the section’s top-ranked wrestler at 220 pounds, won the aggregate pin award, recording an impressive four pins in an even more impressive 1:18.
Hector (99 pounds) and Tito (106 pounds) Colom made it an even sweep for Dunkirk in the lightweight classes, Matt Booth captured the 195-pound crown for Cattaraugus-Little Valley/Pine Valley and Lucas McKeever was the winner for Gowanda at 145.
For Randolph, which was the team sportsmanship award winner, Chris Doubek, at 152 pounds, and Jimmy Carr, at 170, finished second.
99: 1. Hector Colom (D), 2. Troy Keller (NT), 3. Dakota Parkhurst (R), 4. Billy Seiders (D).
106: 1. Tito Colom (D), 2. Jason Ellsworth (Att), 3. Jovany Ruiz (Fre), 4. Mike Adler (Ark).
113: 1. Pat McCarthy (Fre), 2. Drew Marra (O), 3. Ryan Theirman (P), 4. Jon Flynn (G).
120: 1. Matt Backer (Fra), 2. Steve Strauchen (Att), 3. Matt Paolini (Att), 4. Ethan Oleary (Fair).
126: 1. Dakota Gardner (Fre), 2. Troy Pettigrew (Att), 3. James Arao (Fair), 4. Nick Winter (Fra).
132: 1. Tyler Cassidy (Fre), 2. Jordan Keyes (AL), 3. Julius Woma (Fre), 4. Brandon Winter (Fra).
138: 1. Lucas McKeever (G), 2. Gar Chatain (Ark), 3. Cody Orcott (KE), 4. Cole Smith (G).
145: 1. Kurt McGowan (KE), 2. Cody Richter (G), 3. Damian DeGolier (Fre), 4. Nick Lathrop (Att).
152: 1. Jude Gardner (Fre), 2. Chris Doubek (R), 3. Andy Rodman (O), 4. Billy Flemming (CLV/PV).
160: 1. Gunnar VanCuren (P), 2. Preston Smith (KE), 3. Alex Kely (CLV/PV), 4. Steve Mignoli (Fre).
170: 1. Zach Buckley (Fre), 2. Jimmy Carr (R), 3. Phil Wilshire (Att), 4. Quentin Ellis (O).
182: No competitors.
195: 1. Matt Booth (CLV/PV), 2. Tyler Veno (P), 3. Nick Nocek (Fre), 4. Sam Koford (KE).
220: 1. Christan Saden (Fre), 2. Nick Jones (D), 3. Ryan Martin (Ark), 4. Nick Provorse (O).
285: 1. Aaron Barraclough (KE), 2. Shawn Williams (O), Dillin Dash (Fra), Dean Cole (Fra).
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1. Fredonia 268, 2. Attica 150, 3. Kenmore East 146, 4. Dunkirk 114, 5. Portville 111, 6. Gowanda 107, 7. Franklinville 104, 8. Randolph 103, 9. Cattaraugus-Little Valley/Pine Valley 97, 10. Arkport 96, 11. Olean 90, 12. North Tonawanda 60, 13. Fairport 58, 14. Allegany-Limestone 42.
CLARENCE – Mike Southwick and Adam Gullo had the best finishes as Jamestown High School finished eighth in the Erie County Interscholastic Conference Championships with 99 points on Saturday.
“A lot of the guys really battled in the wrestlebacks,” Jamestown coach Craig Swanson said, “and I was pleased with Adam Gullo and Mike Southwick especially. This is a hard tournament and those guys wrestled tough.”
Gullo and Southwick each placed fourth in the 27-team field, which was won by Clarence with 250 points. Lancaster followed with 163 points, Iroquois had 156 points, West Seneca West 150 points and Lake Shore 145 points.
Gullo lost to Tim Barnard of Tonawanda at 138 pounds, 12-5, while Southwick was handed an 11-5 setback by James McLean of Pioneer at 152 pounds. Southwick finished 5-2 while Gullo was 4-2.
Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer of Cheektowaga was selected the Most Outstanding Wrestler at 132 pounds where he pinned Brandon Glauber of Clarence in 3:26.
ROCHESTER – Nick Zentz won all five of his matches for Westfield-Ripley-Chautauqua Lake at the Midlake Duals.
Zentz, wrestling between 152 and 160 pounds, delivered three pins, a 9-2 decision and a technical fall on his way to going undefeated.
His best showing was against Gouverneur, a school located near Watertown, when he flattened opponent Curtis Fuller in 19 seconds.
WRCL went 3-2 during the tournament, topping state-ranked small schools North Rose Wolcott and Palmyra-Macedon, and also Horseheads. The squad’s two losses were to Gouverneur and the top-ranked small school in the state, MidLake.
Four-match winners included Nick Hudson (113 pounds), Roger Williams (120), Nolan Hunt (132) and Trevor Enterline (220).