Wyalusing second after day 1 of Tunkhannock Tournament
TUNKHANNOCK - Wyalusing sits in second place after the first day of the Kiwanis Tunkhannock Wrestling Tournament Friday.
The Rams have seven in the semi-finals as they amassed 91.5 points on the day.
North Penn sits in eighth with 58.5 while Northeast Bradford has 19.5.
Pocono Mountain East leads all teams with 105 points.
For Wyalusing at 113 pounds, Tracey Brown scored a 5-2 win over Scranton's Joshua Dougherty to advance to the semi-finals while at 120 teammate Collin Edsell scored a 15-0 technical fall in 4:00 over Valley View's Dylan Catapane.
At 126, Brandon Kelly started the day with a fall in 24 seconds, then reached the semi-finals by beating North Penn's Charlie Andrews in by major decision 10-0.
At 152, Tyler Fenton scored a 10-4 decision over Lake Lehman's Thomas Williams to reach the semis.
Dalton Manning recorded back to back falls to reach the semi-finals at 182 pounds. He scored his first pin in 3:08, then pinned North Penn's Ben Jackson in 3:31.
Teammate Dylan Otis also pinned his way into the semi-finals at 220. Otis's first pin was in 1:04, then scored a fall over Wyoming's Shawn Witing in 1:27.
The final Ram to reach the semi-finals was Dalton Chilson at 285 pounds. He scored a 1:09 fall in his first match, then pinned Montrose's John Shaffer Jr. in 1:28.
For Northeast Bradford, Brandon Devonshire pinned his way into the semi-finals at 160 pounds.
He won his first bout 6-2, then scored a fall over Scranton's Dan Stuckart in 5:16.
North Penn's Ben Minnich scored a 6-3 decision over Western Wayne's Brandon Hadden to reach the semi-finals at 170. Before that Minnich recorded a fall in the first round.
Fellow Panther Nathan Kriner also reached the semi-final at 285 pounds. He scored a fall in 54 seconds in his first match, then pinned Pocono Mountain East's Eian John in 2:54.
Still alive in the wrestlebacks for Wyalusing are Jacob Sandford (106), Justin Haley (132), David Brown (138), Ryan Force (145), Jake Minturn (160) and Justin Griffith (170).
Still alive for North Penn are Jake Myers (120), Charlie Andrews (126), Brad Pequignot (132), Devin Remley (138), Lucas Groover (145), C.J. Sargent (152), Ben Jackson (182) and Tyler Phipps (220).
And still alive for Northeast Bradford is Austin Saxer (152), Mike Buttacavoli (182) and Richard Forbes (220).
Wrestling action continues today at 10 a.m. with the semi-finals.
Waverly's Ryan Wolcott was the lone local champion but it didn't come easy.
Wolcott defeated nationally ranked Nick Lupi of Huntington 2-1 in overtime in the championship match at 220 pounds Friday. Lupi was fifth in New York Division I at states last year.
To get there, Wolcott defeated Windsor's Matt Abbott 8-3 in the semi-finals.
Towanda was the top local team, taking sixth overall with 104.5 points while Waverly as 13th with 65.
Huntington won with 168 points.
"I was pleased with the kids that medaled," Towanda coach Bill Sexton said.
For the Knights, Jared Lines was third at 106 pounds. After falling in the semi-finals he scored back to back falls, the final in 1:38 over BGA's Chris Cirigliano, for bronze.
Teammate Nick Secules was also third, edging Walton's Logan Robinson 3-2 in the bronze match at 120 pounds. Secules scored an 8-3 decision win to get there after falling in the semi-finals.
And at 195 pounds, Towanda's Dakoatah Manning took third, beating Unadilla Valley's Alex Avolio 5-4 in the bronze medal match. After falling in the semi-finals Manning scored an 8-0 decision to reach the third place bout.
Talon Curry took fourth at 285 pounds. Curry fell in the semi-finals but scored a 5-3 decision to reach the third place match. He then lost to Susquehanna Valley's Steve Kerrigan in a 50 second fall.
Justin Hunsinger was fifth overall at 160 pounds, beating Chenango Forks' Elliott Butler 8-1 in the fifth place match. Hunsinger lost his first match on Thursday but won two matches in a row to reach the medals.
Towanda's Terrick Vargason was sixth overall at 132 pounds.
Vargason was in the semi-finals but fell in three straight matches, losing the fifth place match 3-2 to Canandaigua's Kyle Vershay.
At 170 pounds, Cole Sexton finished sixth. Sexton fell in the fifth place match 4-2 to Canandaigua's Sean Condon but before that won two matches in row, the first 6-2 and the next 3-2, to reach the medals.
"Lines and Secules wrestled back real well," remarked Bill Sexton. "Dakoatah wrestled back real well."
The veteran coach was hoping to see a little more in the medals.
"I would have liked to have seen a little bit more," he said. "Overall, finishing sixth out of 21 teams, it's a pretty good two days of work. It's good to see where were at and where we need to go for the remainder of the season."
For the Wolverines, Brandon Ellers was fourth at 160 pounds, falling to Huntington's John Mallouk's 5-4 in overtime in the bronze medal match.
Ellers defeated Hunsinger 3-1 earlier in the day to reach the third place match.
Joey Peters finished fifth overall at 145 pounds, beating Chenango Forks' Dylan Studer 7-6 in the fifth place match. He had to wrestleback after losing his first match on Thursday.
Austyn Bostwick was sixth at 138 pounds. He forfeited all three of his matches on the day.