Matmen Trounce Grove City 43-24
McLane wrestlers won their 9th consecutive match Friday
evening at Grove City, 43-24. Grove City was without
three of their starters, who didn't make weight. GM
got falls from Don Osinki at 130 lbs. and Freshman
Cyrus Parlin at 103.
match started at 145 lbs. where Derek DeGraff gave
the GC Eagles a 3-0 lead. Louie Decker posted a 9-7
come from behind win over Gerry Gabner to make it
3-3. State ranked, Dan Wise got a fall for Grove City
at 160 to put the Eagles back on top, 9-3. Branden
Stearns posted a 12-0 major at 171 and Travis Goss
decisioned Matt Turek 5-1 at 189 to make it GM 10,
Grove City 9.
City followed with falls at 215 and heavyweight to
go back on top, 21-10. But the Eagles wouldn't win
again until the final bout. Cyrus Parlin got a quick
takedown and took Alex Allesio to his back for a fall
at 103. McLane got forfeit wins at 112 and 119 to
take a 28-21 lead. Eric Zelina was down 2-0 in the
first, but used a cradle in the 2nd period to get
back points to take a 3-2 lead. He added an escape
and a takedown to win, 8-3.
Don Osinski dominated Chris Johnson before pinning
the Grove City Wrestler at the 3:22 mark. Hadley Harrison
won by forfeit at 135 and that made the score, GM
43 Grove City 21. The Eagles won the final bout of
the night at 140 to make the final 43-24, General
will be back in action on Monday evening at home against
Slippery Rock. A probable rematch between Trevor Gallo
and Branden Stearns will be worth the price of admission.
Branden Stearns had two reversals against Grove
City's Mike Holes. The second one was Branden's 68th
and that set a new school record for Career Reversals.
Hudson Harrison held the previous mark of 67. Stearns
also leads the team with wins (24) and major decisions
(6). Donald Osinski now leads the team with
12 falls. Hadley Harrison became GM's
fourth 20 match winner tonight.
McLane-43 Grove City-24
103-Cyrus Parlin (GM) pinned Alex Allesio 1:09
112-Ashton Osterberg (GM ) wb forfeit
119-Glen Sult (GM) wb forfeit
125-Eric Zelina (GM) dec Josh Miller 8-3
130-Donald Osinski (GM) pinned Chris Johnson 3:22
135-Hadley Harrison (GM) wb forfeit
140-Beau Fisher (GC) dec Brandon Saraceno 8-3
145-Derek DeGraff (GC) dec Brian Clark 10-4
152-Louie Decker (GM) dec Gerry Gabner 9-7
160-Dan Wise (GC) pinned Kyle Goss 1:44
171-Branden Stearns (GM) maj dec Mike Holes 12-0
189-Travis Goss (GM) dec Matt Turek 5-1
215-Justin Sterner9GC) pinned Ben Rucker 1:31
275-Kent Uber (GC) pinned Joel Stearns :40
Beat Strong Vincent 60-16
GM matmen fresh of a 2nd place finish at Tool City
turned in a somewhat lukewarm performance against
Strong Vincent, Wednesday at General McLane. The Colonels
only put on 6 wrestlers on the mat, but won four of
took a 30-0 lead on four forfeits and a Don Osinski
fall of Jordan Easter at 130. But, the Colonels won
the next two bouts and were down 36-9 when Jake Yurkiewicz
won a major decision at 152 and cut the lead to 36-13.
Kyle Goss pinned Brent Williamson at 160 lbs. to make
it 42-13, McLane.
a forfeit at 171, Vincent won the last bout of the
evening at 189. Myles Wayne used five takedowns and
an escape to beat Travis Goss 11-6. McLane was awarded
forfeits at 215 and 275 to make the final score 60-16.
The Lancers will be back in action Friday evening
against a tough Grove City team in Grove City.
Travis Goss had at least one thing to feel
good about after his loss tonight. He scored 6 escapes
against Myles Wayne and broke the school record
for Career Escapes. The record was held by Hudson
Harrison who posted 118 escapes in his career. Travis
now has 120.
McLane-60 Strong Vincent-16
103-Cyrus Parlin (GM) won by forfeit
112-Ashton Osterberg (GM) won by forfeit
119-Glen Sult (GM) won by forfeit
125-Eric Zelina (GM) won by forfeit
130-Don Osinski (GM) pinned Jordan Easter 1:24
135-Tim Meahl (SV) tech fall Dan McConnell 16-0
140-Steve Bell (SV) maj dec Brandon Saraceno 12-2
145-Brian Clark (GM) won by forfeit
152-Jake Yurkiewicz (SV) maj dec Louie Decker 9-1
160-Kyle Goss (GM) pinned Brent Williamson 1:46
171-Branden Stearns (GM) won by forfeit
189-Myles Wayne (SV) dec Travis Goss 11-6
215- Ben Rucker (GM) won by forfeit
275-Joel Stearns (GM) won by forfeit
Wrestlers Finish 2nd at Tool City
Stearns Wins 171 Lbs. Title.
McLane wrestling team had their best showing ever
at the Tool City Tournament this weekend. The Lancers
placed second behind the top ranked AA team in the
state, Reynolds. Branden Stearns won the 171
lbs. title over Slippery Rock's Trevor Gallo who placed
6th at last year's state tourney and is ranked 2nd
in the state at 189. Gallo scored first on a first
period takedown and led 2-0. He chose down in the
second stanza hoping to widen his lead but Branden
used his tilt to get 2 near fall points to tie it
up. Stearns escaped in the third to to go up 3-2 and
held on for the win.
Osterberg, Don Osinski and Hadley Harrison
all made the finals and finished 2nd. Ashton got big
bonus points for the team by winning his quarterfinal
match by fall and then following with a major decision
in the semis. He lost a hard fought 6-2 decision to
McGuffey's Tyler Sim in the finals.
Osinski ran his record to 21-0 with 3 wins before
losing to Matt Dunn of Reynolds. Dunn was 3rd at last
year's state tournament. Don had a big 11-8 win against
Clearfield's Tom Barger in the semis. Hadley Harrison
won his first two bouts before losing an 8-7 nail
biter to Reynolds' Mason Stewart in the finals.
Zelina and Travis Goss both took 4th place.
Zelina won his opening round bout, then lost in the
quarter finals to Greenville's Eric Weaver. He bounced
back with 3 consecutive wins to make the consy finals
where he lost an 8-2 decision to the weight's top
seeded wrestler. Travis Goss also won his preliminary
round bout and then lost in the quarter finals to
one of D-10 AA's top ranked wrestlers, Cochranton's
Jerod Northcott. Travis bounced back with 3 consectutive
wins before falling to Northcott again in the consy
Decker was the other Lancer place winner, taking
5th. Louie made the semi finals before losing to eventual
runnerup, Howland Ohio's Alex Wall. Louie lost to
3rd placer Toby Williams of Warren and then bounced
back for 5th with a 2-1 win over Jon Smith of Conneaut
Lake. Five other McLane Wrestlers lost just one bout
short of placing. Brandon Saraceno, Brian
Clark, Kyle Goss, Ben Rucker and
Joel Stearns all won 2 bouts to aid the team
McLane wrestlers will be back in action next week
against Strong Vincent and a very tough Grove City
from Tool City:
The Lancers 2nd place finish represents their best
finish ever at the Tool City Tournament. The tournament
has long been considered one of the premier tournaments
in the state. Congratulations to the GM Coaching staff
and Wrestlers. This was a nice team effort.
Stearns is on the verge of becoming just the 12th
100 match winner in General McLane history. Stearns
got number 93, 94, 95 and 96 at Tool City.
Osinski became the team's first 20 match winner
when he beat Greenville's Brandon Stephens this weekend.
Donald' record stood at 21-0 before his loss to Matt
Dunn in the Tool City finals.
only thing that dampened an otherwise fun weekend
were a couple of poor officiating calls. Branden
Stearns tilted Trevor Gallo for back points in
the Finals. We all sat there and watched the official
count to five. But at the buzzer he stood up and awarded
Branden 2 instead of 3 points. Fortunately the call
didn't affect the outcome, but very well could have.
Goss was also the victim of a bad call in his
Consolation Finals bout. Travis was down 3-0 when
he stood up, turned into his opponent and spun behind
him for an "obvious" reversal. Once again,
as the Wrestlers went out of bounds the official only
awarded Travis 1 point for an escape.
(1) Reynolds-223, (2)
(3) Clearfield-138, (4) McGuffy-125, (5) DuBois-119.5,
(6) Warren-117.5, (7) Saegertown-109.5, (8) Greenville-109,
(9) Howland, OH.-109, (10) Slippery Rock-85.5, (11)
Corry-83, (12) Ridgway-80.5, (13) Cochranton-72, (14)
(15) Conneaut Lake-54, (16) Maplewood-35