Wrestling News from January...2005

McLane Matmen Trounce Grove City 43-24

The 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.

The 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.

Grove 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.

Dandy 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 McLane.

GM 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.

Notes: 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.


General 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


Lancers Beat Strong Vincent  60-16

The 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 those matchups.

GM 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.

After 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.

Note: 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.


General 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


McLane Wrestlers Finish 2nd at Tool City
Stearns Wins 171 Lbs. Title.

The 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.

Ashton 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.

Don 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.

Eric 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 finals.

Louie 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 cause.

The McLane wrestlers will be back in action next week against Strong Vincent and a very tough Grove City team.

Notes 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.

Branden 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.

Don 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.

The 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.

Travis 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.


Team Scores:
(1) Reynolds-223, (2) General McLane-152, (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) Meadville-64
(15) Conneaut Lake-54, (16) Maplewood-35


Individual GM Wrestlers at the Tool City Tournament

103-Cyrus Parlin

Prelim-Parlin pinned Chelsea Fuller (SR) 2:25

QF-Matt Kyler (Clf) pinned Parlin :50

Cons-Mike Mitchell (Sgt) dec Parlin 4-2 OT

Tournament Record: 1-2 (DNP)

112- Ashton Osterberg


QF-Osterberg pinned Curtis Reynolds (Rey)

SF-Osterberg maj dec Steve Wall (How) 16-8

F-Tyler Sim (McG) dec Osterberg 6-2

Tournament Record: 2-1 (PLACED 2ND)

119- Glen Sult

Prelim-Dan Pascuzzi (War) maj dec Sult 11-3

Cons-Adam Green (CL) pinned Sult 3:14

Tournament Record: 0-2 (DNP)

125-Eric Zelina

Prelim-Zelina dec Kelly Jackson (Cor) 11-9

QF-Eric Weaver (Grv) maj dec Zelina 10-1

Cons-Zelina dec Collin Calladi (DuB) 5-2

Cons QF- Zelina dec Clint Copeland (CL) 9-6

Cons SF-Zelina dec David Tudor (War) 8-7

Cons F-Caleb Little (McG) dec Zelina 8-2

Tournament Record: 4-2 (PLACED 4TH)

130- Donald Osinski

Prelim-Osinski pinned Brandon Teague (DuB) :49

QF-Osinski dec Brandon Stephens (Grv) 6-2

SF-Osinski dec Tom Barger (Clf) 11-8

F-Matt Dunn (Rey) maj dec Osinski 11-0

Tournament Record: 3-1 (PLACED 2ND)

135- Hadley Harrison


QF-Harrison wb tech fall Brandon Eck (Cor) 21-5

SF-Harrison dec Bryan Towers (Mdv) 10-5

F-Mason Stewart (Rey) dec Harrison 8-7

Tournament Record: 2-1 (PLACED 2ND)

140- Brandon Saraceno

Prelim-Saraceno pinned Zac McManus (How) 2:44

QF-Brent Rose (Grv) dec Saraceno 4-2

Cons-Saraceno dec Billy Lyons (SR) 10-3

Cons QF-Devon McCray (Cor) pinned Saraceno 2:32

Tournament Record: 2-2 (DNP)

145- Brian Clark

Prelim-Clark pinned Craig Garafolo (Coc) 3:59

QF-Jeff Becker (SR) pinned Clark

Cons-Clark pinned Matt Morian (CL) :35

Cons QF- Mike Sloat (Sgt) maj dec Clark 3:37

Tournament Record: 2-2 (DNP)

152- Louie Decker

Prelim-Decker dec Dustin Shaw (Mpw) 13-10

QF-Decker dec Scott Stearns (Sgt) 4-2

SF-Alex Wall (How) dec Decker 10-4

Cons SF-Toby Williams (War) dec Decker 6-4

5th/6th-Decker dec Jon Smith (CL) 2-1

Tournament Record: 3-2 (PLACED 5TH)

160- Kyle Goss

Prelim-K. Goss pinned Ryan Dawes (Rey) 2:18

QF-Alex Hamilton (Mdv) dec Goss 12-6

Cons-K Goss pinned Chris Barron (SR) :38

Cons QF- Ben Dunaway (McG) maj dec K Goss 10-2

Tournament Record: 2-2 (DNP)

171- Branden Stearns

Prelim-B. Stearns maj dec Nick English (Clf) 13-0

QF-B. Stearns maj dec Paul Morris (Sgt) 8-0

SF-B. Stearns dec Brian Feltenberger (Coc) 1-0

F-B. Stearns dec Trevor Gallo (SR) 3-2

Tournament Record: 4-0 (PLACED 1ST)

189-Travis Goss

Prelim-T. Goss dec Don Seeley (Mpw) 7-3

QF-Jarod Northcott (Coc) dec T. Goss 9-3

Cons-T. Goss dec Brent Durdetta (Clf) 8-1

Cons QF- T. Goss maj dec Brad Mealy (Mdv) 11-2

Cons SF- T. Goss dec Joel Goodwill (War) 2-1 (2OT)

Cons F-Jerod Northcott (Coc) dec T. Goss 5-1

Tournament Record: 4-2 (PLACED 4TH)

215- Ben Rucker

Prelim-Rucker pinned Eric Wheeler (McG) 1:08

QF-Nick Roussin (Cor) dec Rucker 9-2

Cons-Rucker pinned Luke Hayden (MpW) :18

Cons QF-Pat Kearny (SR) maj dec Rucker 11-1

Tournament Record: 2-2 (DNP)

275- Joel Stearns

Prelim-Gabe Bowley (DuB) pinned J. Stearns 1:24

Cons-J. Stearns dec Steve Kay (SR) 3-0

Cons-J. Stearns pinned Hugh Cullen (Grv) 1:50

Cons QF-Dan Crock (Mdv) pinned J. Stearns 4:07

Tournament Record: 2-2 (DNP)


2005 Tool City Placewinners Placewinners by Weight Class

1) Matt Kyler (Clf)
2) Matt Scherich (McG)
3) Mike Gufstason (War)
4) Nick Wykoff (DuB)
5) Brad Peterson (Coc)
6) Brandon Maun (Rey)


1) Tyler Sim (McG)
2) Ashton Osterberg (GM)
3) Caleb Douglas (Grv)
4) Steve Wall (How)
5) Curtis Reynolds (Rey)
6) JC Hammond (Cor)


1) Brad Pataky (Clf)
2) Paul Hallowell (Grv)
3) Colby Pisani (Rdg)
4) Scott Barron (Sgt)
5) Paul Kulka (Rey)
6) Dan Pascuzzi (War)


1) Steve Nestor (Rey)
2) Chris Bloom (Clf)
3) Caleb Little (McG)
4) Eric Zelina (GM)
5) Eric Weaver (Grv)
6) David Tudor (War)


1) Matt Dunn (Rey)
2) Donald Osinski (GM)
3) Nikko Leitzel (Rgw)
4) Tom Barger (Clf)
5) Brandon Stephens (Grv)
6) Cash Horne (CL)


1) Mason Stewart (Rey)
2) Hadley Harrison (GM)
3) Zach Lundgren (DuB)
4) Bryan Towers (Mdv)
5) Alex Lauffenburger (War)
6) Billy McAdoo (McG)


1) Aaron Nestor (Rey)
2) Brent Rose (Grv)
3) Mike McElhinney (Coc)
4) Dustin Bradick (Mpl)
5) Nathan Heagy (Mdv)
6) Devon McCray (Cor)


1) Jeff Becker (SR)
2) Kyle Keane (Clf)
3) Jason Brown (Rey)
4) Brian Pascuzzi (War)
5) Justin McCrillis (Grv)
6) Mike Sloat (Sgt)


1) Lawrence Beckman (Rey)
2) Alex Wall (How)
3) Toby Williams (War)
4) Bill Zimmerman (Clf)
5) Lou Decker (GM)
6) Jon Smith (CL)


1) Luke Hargenrater (Sgt)
2) Ryan Uber (War)
3) Ben Dunaway (McG)
4) Dana Goodwill (Cor)
5) Mario Morelli (DuB)
6) Alex Hamilton (Mdv)


1) Branden Stearns (GM)
2) Trevor Gallo (SR)
3) Brian Feltenberger (Coc)
4) Kory Hubbard (CL)
5) Beau Iorfido (Rwy)
6) Mike Miller (Rey)


1) Pat Bradshaw (Sgt)
2) Garrett Hunter (McG)
3) Jerod Northcott (Coc)
4) Travis Goss (GM)
5) Jordan Androlonis (DuB)
6) Joel Goodwill (War)


1) Kyle Gantz (How)
2) Ryan Foust (Rey)
3) Jon Zimmerman (DuB)
4) Nick Roussin (Cor)
5) Patrick Kearny (SR)
6) Jordan Heberle (CL)


1) Rob Holbert (How)
2) Mike Edwards (Rey)
3) Gabe Bowley (DuB)
4) Brandon Edwards (Cor)
5) Dan Crock (Mdv)
6) Andy Eckart (Sgt)


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