Huntingdon 43, Altoona 22
Visiting Altoona won four of the first five bouts in Tuesday’s match at Huntingdon to build an early 16-3 lead. The Bearcats rallied to win eight of the last nine to remain unbeaten with a 43-22 win over the Mountain Lions.
Huntingdon is now 10-0 for the season while Altoona slips to 4-4.
“Altoona has some good wrestlers in its lineup and is very tough in the lighter weights,” observed Bearcat coach Jon Mykut. “I think we battled throughout the match and did a real good job of limiting bonus points, especially sixes.
“We’re wrestling with a lot of heart and working hard in the practice room. I can’t ask for more.”
The match started at 106 where Altoona’s Jordan Carlucci reversed with 37 seconds left to win a 4-2 decision. Luke Hileman (113) then scored a pair of takedowns, a reversal and two nearfall points for an 8-2 win over Caden Reamer.
Huntingdon got on the scoreboard at 120 when Roland Mills won a 3-2 overtime decision over Damion Finnegan. Mills had a takedown in the first period and an escape in the second. Finnegan had an escape, then got a takedown in the closing second to tie the bout 3-3. Mills recorded a takedown with 16 seconds left in the first overtime period to secure the win.
The Mountain Lions followed with a pair of technical falls. Matt Sarbo (126) had seven takedowns on the way to a 20-4 win over Brynen Kisiel. The time was 4:20. Jordan Wagner (132) had four takedowns and 10 nearfall points in a 20-3 win in 5:27.
The Bearcat comeback started at 138 where Jacob Wagner had two takedowns and two nearfall points in a 6-0 win over Corey McClellan. At 145, Briar Deline cradled Jacob Schmidhamer in 1:10 after taking a 5-0 lead. Huntingdon got the lead at 152 with Draven Zook using a half nelson to turn and pin Gavin Wagner in 2:40.
The run continued with Andrew Finkle (160) pinning Andrew Beach in 1:23. Myles Baney (170) then had two takedowns and eight nearfall points in a 12-0 major decision over Adam Zerbee. The Bearcats run finished with Ryder Kocik (182) recorded a pair of takedowns before pinning Jonah Brandt in 1:57.
Altoona got its final points at 220 where unbeaten Nate Simmers needed just 56 seconds to pin Zack Peck.
The match ended at 285 where Isaiah Reed, trailing 6-4, came out of a scramble with a takedown and fall at 5:25.
Huntingdon will travel to Central Thursday, then face a tough challenge in the Line Mountain Duals Saturday.
Glendale 46, Mount Union 33
Mount Union wrestling coach Corey Wertz knew his team would have its hands full against Glendale Tuesday evening. Still, he got some good efforts even that the Trojans lost 46-33 to the Vikings.
Mount Union is now 6-6 for the season and Glendale is 9-1.
“This was a pretty good effort,” said Wertz. “We won six of the 11 contested matches and got good wins from Robbie Brantner and Will Harkleroad. There are still some things we need to work on, but tonight we did OK.”
The match started at 182, not the best place for the Trojans.
Mount Union had to forfeit to Ben Kasaback (182) and Seth Dudurich (195). After that Cory Johnston (220) pinned Clayton Arnold in 31 seconds to give the Vikings a quick 18-0 lead.
The Trojans bit a big chunk out of its deficit with Jake Ryan (285) pinning Kyle Jasper in 2:59 after opening a 6-2 lead, then Bryce Beatty (106) decked Dustin Hockenberry in 54 seconds to cut the Glendale lead to 18-12.
The Vikings responded with Suds Dubler (113) pinning Caden Chilcote in 35 seconds, but the Trojans’ Kevin Morehouse (120) had three takedowns and two nearfall points in the third period of his bout with Evan Duclo to win a 15-2 major decision.
Garret Misiura (126) pinned the Trojans’ Zayden Clark in 1:11, then Brock McMillan (132) received a forfeit to push the Viking lead to 36-16, but Brantner (138) interrupted the run with a 16-0 technical fall in 5:23 over Baine Seilhamer.
Glendale put the match out of reach when Tristan Rutter (145) won a 14-0 major decision over Trevor Skopic, then Brent Kuhn (152) pinned Jayce Reck in 42 seconds to make it 46-21.
The Trojans ended the night with a pair of falls.
Caleb Morgan (160) had a 7-0 lead when he pinned Cameron Fyock in 2:44, then Will Harkleroad (170) reversed and pinned Boston Bloom 1:58.
The Trojans will go back to work Thursday when they play host to Juniata Valley.
Bellwood-Antis 54, Juniata Valley 15
Juniata Valley took a few matches against visiting Bellwood-Antis Tuesday but it was the Blue Devils winning 54-15.The Hornets (0-10) won three of the five bouts that were wrestled, and took a pair of falls.Isaac Watson (6-4) pinned Zach Cunningham in 4:20 at 182.Collin Sparr (3-4) returned to action after an illness. He scored the fall on Kenny Robinson at 113 at the 3:20 mark.Tony Porter (1-12) picked up his first win with a 7-2 decision over Tyler McCaulsky at 126.Bellwood’s Trentin Whaley downed TJ Wilson (3-9) in 24 seconds at 195. Dalton Dick (2-8) lost in 2:17 to Evan Pellegrine in the heavyweight bout.The Blue Devils received seven forfeits and there was no match at 106 and 120.Juniata Valley will head to Mount Union Thursday.
Tussey Mountain 54, Claysburg 26
Claysburg-Kimmel edged the Titans in wins on the mat, but more forfeits allowed Tussey Mountain to win 54-26.The Bulldogs (1-7) won four of the seven matches on the night. Tussey’s three wins were all by fall.The Titans (7-4) are competing very well at the mid-point of the season.Trevor Husick (14-3), Michael Lazor (4-8) and Hunter Horton (12-4) started the evening with forfeits. Claysburg (1-7) then won the next two bouts.Hunter Dively got the pin on Christopher Pierce (4-4) at 126 in 4:55. Zach Claycomb pinned Nick Brumbaugh (6-11) in 1:21 at 132.Brady Villa (13-3) received a forfeit at 138. The Bulldogs then won three more in a row.Cade Keithley (145) topped Colton Riley (7-7) by a 15-5 major decision. Levi Brown rolled to a 22-10 major decision over Bryan Rankin (4-6) at 152.Claysburg got the forfeit at 160 and Aden Scott (3-9) received one for the Titans at 170. Havard Straumsheim (2-2) won by forfeit at 182.The Titans won the last three matches of the night by fall. Cole Weist (13-4) won by fall with one second left in the third period against Cooper Lingenfelter.Damon Lemin (12-3) dispatched Logan McDonald at 220 in 45 seconds. Heavyweight Matthew Watkins (9-6) won is sixth match in a row by fall over Carlos Mejia-Mock in 1:26.Tussey Mountain is at Bellwood-Antis Jan. 15.