News from January...2007

District 10 Team Duals Berth Evaporates on Critera #7

The hard luck Lancers saw a middle weight meltdown and the PIAA rule book end their chances of wrestling in this week's District 10 Team Duals. On Senior Night at General McLane High School, the Prep Ramblers rebounded from an 18 point deficit to knot the team score at 36. That sent the referee to the rule book to determine the winner by criteria. The Lancers and Ramblers were dead even on the first 6 tie breakers, but the Prep squad posted more near fall points. That gave them the the win and District 10 Team Dual berth.

McLane won the first three bouts to take a 13-0 lead. Ethan Polaski opened for GM with a 2 minute, 35 second pin over veteran Ross Rundstedler. Shawn McFadden followed with a 4-2 decision over Caleb Wesman and Keith Scharrer scored a lopsided 9-1 major decision over John Agnello at 103 lbs.

After a loss at 112, Cyrus Parlin and Glen Sult posted back to back falls at 119 and 125. Sult was all business as he disposed of Tray Thayer in 19 seconds. That put the Lancers on top, 25-6. Eric Zelina ran up a 16-0 technical fall over an obviously stalling opponent at 135. Carnell Muhammad was slapped with 4 stalling points in the bout. GM led, 30-12 at that point, but that's as good as it would get.

The Ramblers won the next four bouts, 2 by fall to take their first lead of the night, 33-30. Unbeaten Clay Steadman gave his team back the lead when he posted a fall over Sean Oberinger at 189 lbs. But the Ramblers pulled out the last win of the night by decision to tie the score at 36. After a 10 minute conference between the officials, coaches and scorekeepers, Prep was awarded the win, 37-36.

Notes From the Prep Dual Meet:

Tonight's loss to Prep was especially painful because so much was at stake and the loss was so close. McLane's wrestling team is no stanger to heart breaking losses. In the past two years the team has been involved in five 1 point decisions. They've lost four of them. Three of those losses came at the hands of the Ramblers. Coach Cook must be wondering when he's going to wake up from this nightmare.

Eric Zelina's win against Prep was his 28th of the season and the 105th of his career. Cyrus Buzzsaw Parlin chewed up another opponent tonight for his 26th win of the year.

Clay Steadman, who is ranked 15th in the state (according to the latest Off The Mat Rankings) remained unbeaten and ran his record to 16-0. Steadman still hasn't had a single offensive point scored on him this season. Clay's wrestling career has been interrupted by several nagging injuries, but he has a District 10 Crown and a 31-4 record to show for the time he has been on the mat over the past two seasons. One can only wonder what an injury free Clay Steadman could have accomplished in four years.

Wednesday night was Senior Night at McLane. This year's senior wrestlers are: Ethan Polaski, Keith Scharrer, Glen Sult, Lou Decker, Clay Steadman, Dale Sanders and Eric Zelina. Senior night is a bittersweet moment for the wrestlers and their parents. While there is still a lot of wrestling left this season, Senior Night marks the last time these wrestlers will wrestle at home.

In a Senior Night preliminary event, the Edinboro Youth Wrestling Club wrestled the Fort LeBoeuf little Bisons. The Bisons won the match, 33-18. EYWC wrestlers, Ossie Bowers, Tom Soboleski, and Luke Soboleski all posted wins by decision. Joey Wheeling pinned his opponent. Nice job guys!!! Those in attendance really enjoyed watching the youth wrestlers go at it. I hope this becomes a regular event.


Cathedral Prep 37 General McLane 36
215 Ethan Polaski (GM) wbf Ross Rundstedler 2:35
285 Shawn McFadden (GM) wbd Caleb Wesman 4-2
103 Keith Scharrer (GM) wbmd John Agello 9-1
112 Rocco Welleck (P) wbf Tyler Bowers 3:05
119 Cyrus Parlin (GM) wbf Chris Squeglia 4:29
125 Glen Sult (GM) wbf Tray Thayer :19
130 Anthony Blaszczyk (P) wbf Joe Zimmerman 2:41
135 Eric Zelina (GM) wbtf Carnell Muhammad 16-0
140 Jamal Lyons (P) wbtf Dan McConnell 21-5
145 Jordan Easter (P) wbdmd Dale Sanders 11-3
152 Nick Milano (P) wbf LeRoy Jenkins 2:52
160 Jermaine Easter (P) wbf Seth Stonis 5:39
171 Clay Steadman (GM) wbf Sean Obringer 1:21
189 Randall Wagner (P) wbd Jake Carter 5-2

*Cathedral Prep won on Criteria G (most near fall points)


GM Wrestlers Win 4 of 5 at Lewistown Duals
Cook Posts 40th Coaching Win!

Coach Cook finally got a chance to see his best lineup on the mat Saturday at the Lewistown Duals and he had to be pleased. The Lancers won 4 out of 5 dual meets, including an upset of WPIAL power, Greensburg-Salem. The GM wrestlers beat Mechanicsburg 40-32, Wellsboro 63-16, Greensburg-Salem 34-33 and Harrisburg 72-11. Their 10 match win streak was snapped when they dropped a heart breaker to host Lewistown 40-27 in the day's finale.

Even the loss to Lewistown was encouraging when a few points are taken into consideration. McLane was forced to default two weight classes when Jake Carter and Glen Sult suffered minor injuries, and two other losses were very close. Dale Sanders dropped a 4-2 decision and Cyrus lost 3-2. Both of those bouts could have gone the other way, changing the final outcome. GM lost earlier in the year, 55-12 to Bellefonte and Lewistown beat Bellefonte a couple of weeks ago.

The Lancers should be a force to reckon with for the remainder of the season. Senior, Lou Decker led the team with a 5-0 record, including 5 falls. Eric Zelina and Clay Steadman also went 5-0 on the day.

Notes From the Lewistown Duals:

Coach Cook posted his 40th coaching victory in less than 3 years against Harrisburg. Congratulations!!!

Lou Decker's 5 pins ran his career total to 50. That puts him at #7 on the all-time list. Lou is also within 3 reversals of setting a new school record in that category.

Eric Zelina posted career win number 100 in his first bout, a 10-1 major decision over Mechanicsburg's Evan Baer. By the end of the day Zelina had 104 wins and claimed the #8 spot on the all-time career wins list. Eric also vaulted to the 5th spot for career takedowns with 210 and holds the #8 spot with 48 career pins.

Clay Steadman is on an amazing roll. Clay went 5-0 and posted 3 falls, running his season record to 15-0. Steadman has yet to surrender an offensive point this season (the only points he's given up have been intentional).

Keith Scharrer racked up 3 pins on the day. He leads the team with 16. Keith needs 4 more pins to enter the record books. The GM team has posted 108 falls on the year.


General McLane 40 Mechanicsburg 32
103 Keith Scharrer (GM) wbf Carson Mowery :52
112 Alex Crown (M) wbtf Tyler Bowers 17-1 (3:20)
119 Cyrus Parlin (GM) wbf Jude Wenerick 3:50
125`Matt Worthington (M) wbf Glen Sult 4:27
130 Joe Zimmerman (GM) wbf Peter Phan 2:37
135 Eric Zelina (GM) wbmd Evan Baer 9-1
140 Travis Baney (M) wbf Corey Goss 1:15
145 Brandon Anderson (M) wbf Dale Sanders 3:15
152 Seth Stonis (GM) wbd Ben Anderson 3-2
160 Lou Decker (GM) wbf Darren Landis 5:05
171 Clay Steadman (GM) wbf Tim Aru 2:38
189 Jered Botchie (M) wbf Jake Carter 1:52
215 Ethan Polaski (GM) wbd Rheem West 6-4 (OT)
285 Dan Estricher (M) dec Shawn McFadden 2-1

General McLane 63 Wellsboro 16
103 Tyler Bowers (GM) wb forfeit
112 Keith Scharrer (GM) wbf Matt Green :39
119 Cyrus Parlin (GM) wbf Curtis Hoover 4:53
125 Glen Sult (GM) wbf Tyler Owlett 1:05
130 Joe Zimmerman (GM) wbd Justin Rupert 1-0
135 Eric Zelina (GM) wbf Ian Haines :42
140 Corey Goss (GM) wbf Mark Straniere :17
145 Zachary Cerrone (W) wbmd Dale Sanders 10-1
152 Seth Stonis (GM) wbf Brook Weller 1:28
160 Lou Decker (GM) wbf Corvin Oberholtzer :55
171 Clay Steadman (GM) wbf Aaron Moss 1:46
189 Andrew Brill (W) wbf Jake Carter 3:16
215 Josh Mihalik (W) wbf Ethan Polaski 4:40
285 Shawn McFadden (GM) wbf Erik Coolidge 2:45

General McLane 34* Greensburg-Salem 33
103 Tyler Bowers (GM) wb forfeit
112 Ken Trumbetta (GS) wbmd Keith Scharrer 10-1
119 Petie Steele (GS) wbd Cyrus Parlin 2-0
125 Mike Grant (GS) wb inj default Glen Sult 1:50
130 Adam Steele (GS) wbmd Joe Zimmerman 14-3
135 Eric Zelina (GM) wbf Sean Gallagher 2:26
140 Michael Reinhart (GS) wbf Corey Goss 2:51
145 Stephen Jones (GS) wbmd Dale Sanders 18-5
152 Seth Stonis (GM) wbd Tanner Farver 5-2
160 Lou Decker (GM) wbf Justin Rice 1:39
171 Clay Steadman (GM) wbd Michael Barbato 7-1
189 Joseph Paounickic (GS) wbf Jake Carter 2:56
215 Ethan Polaski (GM) wb forfeit
285 Shawn McFadden (GM) wbd Andrew Smith 6-3
*Won by criteria C-Most 6 point wins

General McLane 72 Harrisburg 11
103 Keith Scharrer (GM) wb forfeit
112 Ibraheym Bey wb tech fall Tyler Bowers 15-0
119 Cyrus Parlin (GM) wbf Mike Layton 3:46
125 Glen Sult (GM) wb forfeit
130 Joe Zimmerman (GM) wb Forfeit
135 Eric Zelina (GM) wbf Jeremy Gutshall 1:07
140 Corey Goss (GM) wbf Deandre Keyes :21
145 Dale Sanders (GM) wbf Jurdyn Jackson :23
152 Seth Stonis (GM) wb forfeit
160 Lou Decker (GM) wbf Andrew Effiong 1:03
171 Clay Steadman (GM) wbf Leroy Armstrong 3:43
189 Jake Carter (GM) wb forfeit
215 Ethan Polaski (GM) wb forfeit
285 Adrian Robinson (H) wbf Shawn McFadden 1:32

Lewistown 40 General McLane 27
103 Keith Scharrer (GM) wbf Gage Smith 5:32
112 Matt Snyder (L) wbf Tyler Bowers :17
119 Colton Spade (L) wbd Cyrus Parlin 3-2
125 Matt Bonson (L) wb forfeit
130 Mike Robinson (L) wb tech fall Joe Zimmerman 16-1 (2:45)
135 Eric Zelina (GM) wbd Eric Rhodes 5-0
140 Cody Johns (L) wb tech fall 19-4 (5:12)
145 Chris Griffith (L) wbd Dale Sanders 4-2
152 Matthew Gregg (L) wbf Seth Stonis 3:50
160 Lou Decker (GM) wbf Brady Mathews 1:05
171 Clay Steadman (GM) wbd Chad Curry 7-2
189 Aaron Yohn (L) wb inj default Jake Carter 3:26
215 Ethan Polaski (GM) wbf Stephen King 4:21
285 Shawn McFadden (GM) Frank Terry 3-1


McLane Goes 6-1 at Corry Duals

The McLane wrestlers went 6-1 at the Corry Duals but looked flat in their opening round loss to a very good Meadville squad. Meadville completely outwrestled the Lancers, winning 10 of 14 weight classes (6 by fall). Fortunately the loss acted as a wake up call as the Pride & Poise Boys came back to win six straight matches.

Besides the Lancers 6-1 record, there were a few other things to cheer about. Clay Steadman returned to the lineup Saturday and won 3 matches to run his season record to 10-0. Eric Zelina went 7-0, beating Southside Beaver's Domick Demor (ranked 15th in the state AA) in the process. The team shutout Central 77-0 in Friday evening's final match.

But the big story of the weekend was Keith Scharrer, who was a nearly perfect pinning machine. He won all seven of his bouts by fall. Bouncing back and forth between 103 and 112 lbs., Keith disposed of one opponent after another so quickly he never wrestled in a third period. His fastest fall was over Titusville's Jason Drake in 58 seconds, his longest took all of 3 minutes 45 seconds.

Cyrus Parlin went 6-1 with four pins and a major decision. His only loss came at the hands of Meadville's Kasey Davis in double overtime. It was the third meeting between the two wrestlers in the past week. Davis now owns a 2-1 edge in the series. The new and improved, Glen Sult also went 6-1. After being pinned by Meadville's Rusty Woodrow in his first match, Glen bounced back to win six in a row, 3 by fall and 1 by major.

Joe Zimmerman, Lou Decker and Shawn McFadden all went 6-1. Decker posted 5 pins and a technical fall. Corey Goss and Clay Steadman both went 3-0. Goss had a pair of pins in his three wins. Seth Stonis went 5-2, posting 3 falls along the way.

Notes From the Corry Duals:

The loss to Meadville definitely hurt the Lancers chances of making this year's District Duals AAA field. But they may still have an outside shot. They now have a 6-3 Region 4 record and the 4th seed could come down to the winner of the General McLane vs. Prep dual on January 24th.

Keith Scharrer took over the team lead for pins this weekend. His seven pins ran his season total to 13. Cyrus Parlin and Eric Zelina became the first two GM wrestlers to reach the 20 win mark for the season. Both wrestlers are 22-5.

Zelina's last bout was a wild 4-3 win over 15th ranked, Dominick Demor of Southside. Eric was behind 3-2 with seconds left when he reversed Demor to seal his 99th career win.

After being sidelined for five weeks with an injury, Clay Steadman saw limited action this weekend. Clay should be ready and raring to go for the Lewistown Duals next Saturday. It's good to see him back in the lineup.



Meadville 49 General McLane 21
103-Keith Scharrer (GM) pinned Shelton Mack 3:45
112-Nick Limano (M) pinned Tyler Bowers 2:57
119-Kasey Davis (M) dec Cyrus Parlin 5-4 (2OT)
125-Rusty Woodrow (M) pinned Glen Sult 3:02
130-Josh Keach (M) maj dec Joe Zimmerman 13-4
135-Eric Zelina (GM) pinned Marcus Valentinetti 1:44
140-Corey Goss (GM) pinned Andrew Dudenhoeffer :52
145-Fred Lenk (M) dec Dale Sanders 8-6
152-Dillon Steele (M) pinned Seth Stonis 1:53
160-Bryan Towers (M) pinned LeRoy Jenkins :51
171-Alex Hamilton (M) dec Lou Decker 6-3
189-Dominic Knapp (M) pinned Jake Carter 5:11
215-Adam Berkey (M) pinned Ethan Polaski 1:32
285-Shawn McFadden (GM) dec Matt Knapp 5-2

General McLane 55 Strong Vincent 12
103-Tyler Bowers (GM) won by forfeit
112-Keith Scharrer (GM) pinned Jacob Green 1:30
119-Cyrus Parlin (GM) maj dec Mike Krysiak 11-3
125-Glen Sult (GM) pinned Fred Johnson :39
130-Joe Zimmerman (GM) dec John Condon 7-1
135-Eric Zelina (GM) pinned Maurice Cooley 1:34
140-Corey Goss (GM) pinned Jamahad Martin :40
145-Dale Sanders (GM) pinned Kristina Davis :21
152-Seth Stonis (GM) dec Brent Williamson 10-9 (3OT)
160-Tim Meahl (SV) pinned LeRoy Jenkins 5:01
171-Lou Decker (GM) pinned John Kennedy 3:13
189-DeAndre Bell (SV) dec Jake Carter 4-2 (OT)
215-Mike Noble (SV) dec Ethan Polaski 14-7
285-Shawn McFadden (GM) dec Antre Lindsey 10-4

General McLane 77 Central 0
103-Tyler Bowers won by forfeit
112-Keith Scharrer (GM) pinned Jason Parrett :59
119-Cyrus Parlin (GM) pinned Andrew Tarbell 1:46
125-Glen Sult (GM) won by forfeit
130-Joe Zimmerman (GM) dec Scorpio Soulsby 10-8
135-Eric Zelina (GM) pinned Robert Chambers 1:31
140-Steve Hall (GM) pinned Brandon Wegemer 3:04
145-Dale Sanders (GM) pinned DeAngelo Ramos :19
152-Seth Stonis (GM) pinned Stephen Baker :57
160-LeRoy Jenkins (GM) dec Brad Golab 10-6
171-Lou Decker (GM) tech fall William Powell 18-3
189-Jake Carter (GM) pinned Matt Ahrens :28
215-Ethan Polaski (GM) won by forfeit
285-Shawn McFadden (GM) disqual. John Sayles

General McLane 44 Titusville 18
103-Keith Scharrer (GM) pinned Jason Drake :58
112-Tyler Bowers (GM) maj dec Allen Scheley 9-1
119-Cyrus Parlin (GM) won by forfeit
125-Glen Sult (GM) dec Keith Burns 4-0
130-Joe Zimmerman (GM) dec Trevor Foley 5-4
135-Eric Zelina (GM) dec Nick Enders 3-0
140-Corey Goss (GM) dec Dillon Huffman 5-4
145-Zach Hamilton (T) dec Dale Sanders 5-0
152-Ben Anderson (T) dec Steh Stonis 3-0
160-Joe Anderson (T) pinned LeRoy Jenkins 2:47
171-Lou Decker (GM) pinned Joel Kerr :57
189-Clay Steadman (GM) maj dec Eric Bimber 10-0
215-Kurt Ledebur (T) pinned Ethan Polaski 4:53
285-Shawn McFadden (GM) pinned Cooly Fry 5:25

General McLane 67 Franklin 10
103-Tyler Bowers (GM) won by forfeit
112-Keith Scharrer (GM) pinned Cody Bump 1:29
119-Cyrus Parlin (GM) pinned Travis Polamis 2:39
125-Joe Zimmerman (GM) won by forfeit
130-Glen Sult (GM) pinned John Nicklin :45
135-Dan McConnell (GM) pinned Dan Marlowe :52
140-Eric Zelina (GM) dec Brian Greenley 7-4
145-Nick Perrine (F) maj dec Dale Sanders 13-0
152-Seth Stonis (GM) pinned Jeff Fink 4:45
160-LeRoy Jenkins (GM) pinned Jerry Myers 2:26
171-Lou Decker (GM) pinned Sean Cogswell 1:25
189-Clay Steadman (GM) won by forfeit
215-Jared Frawley (F) pinned Ethan Polaski 1:52
285-Shawn McFadden (GM) won by forfeit

General McLane 59 Oil City 16
103-Keith Scharrer (GM) pinned Ed Culbertson 1:12
112-Tim Sandrack (OC) dec Tyler Bowers 7-3
119-Cyrus Parlin (GM) pinned Wes Wolfgang 2:51
125-Glen Sult (GM) pinned William Goodman :28
130-Joe Zimmerman (GM) tech fall Dan Reed 15-0
135-Eric Zelina (GM) pinned Aaron Hutchinson 1:38
140-Eric Decker (OC) maj dec Steve Hall 15-3
145-Cody Johnson (OC) dec Dale Sanders 7-4
152-Seth Stonis (GM) pinned Mike Ferren 1:20
160-Ryan OChalek (OC) pinned LeRoy Jenkins 1:12
171-Lou Decker (GM) pinned Tim Meyer 3:18
189-Jake Carter (GM) pinned Steve Roser 1:32
215-Ethan Polaski (GM) pinned Ricky Davis 1:38
285-Shawn McFadden (GM) pinned Seth Undergraff 1:06

General McLane 43 Southside Beaver 27
103-Keith Scharrer (GM) pinned Ricky Knight 1:36
112-John Prezzia (S) pinned Tyler Bowers 3:04
119-Cyrus Parlin (GM) pinned Shane O'Neil 1:00
125-Glen Sult (GM) maj dec Justin Malcomb 15-6
130-Joe Zimmerman (GM) pinned Ethan Peters 1:42
135-Eric Zelina (GM) dec Dominick Demor 4-3
140-Dan McConnell (GM) pinned Matt Hospodar 3:20
145-Colin Checkan (S) dec Dale Sanders 11-4
152-Keegan Doonan (S) pinned LeRoy Jenkins 1:12
160-Seth Stonis (GM) dec Zach Clark 4-2
171-Lou Decker (GM) pinned Eric Haffey :33
189-Clay Steadman (GM) dec Justin Herder 6-0
215-Tyler Eaton (S) pinned Ethan Polaski 2:50
285-James Martz (S) pinned Shawn McFadden 5:10


GM Wrestlers Secure First Win Over Beavers

The Lancer wrestling team finally broke into the win column Tuesday evening at Corry High School against the 5-4 Beavers. Shawn McFadden got the big red machine rolling with 1:20 pin over Corry heavyweight, Tyler Meneely. In the 103 pound bout, Keith Scharrer hit a nifty throwby on Kevin Kerr for a takedown early in the 1st stanza and then padded his lead with a bar arm stepover and cradle to make it 9-0. Keith nailed down his 6th fall of the season at the 3:30 mark to make the score 12-0, GM.

Cyrus (Buzzsaw) Parlin chewed up another opponent last night for his team leading 16th win. Parlin dropped in on a double leg then switched off to a bear hug for his first takedown and a 2-0 lead. It took most of the remaining period for Cyrus to score with double bars on a very flexible opponent, but he managed 2 back points at the buzzer to make it 4-0. Cyrus hit a double leg for his second takedown in the second period, then pinned Jared Colvin at 3:13. At 125, Glen Sult scored a quick takedown on Zach Erdman, then went to a tilt and switched to a cradle to take a 5-0 lead. In the second period, Glen took his opponent to the mat and straight to his back for the fall in just 10 seconds.

Joe Zimmerman and Jesse Preisler wrestled what may have been the wildest bout of the night. The score was knotted 2-2 at the end of one. Joe scored a takedown 25 seconds into the match, but Preisler reversed him at the buzzer. Zimmerman rode Preisler out in the second period, but was hit with a questionable stalling call. That gave the Beaver a 3-2 lead. In the final period, Zimmerman and Preisler traded reversals which left Joe in a 5-4 hole. But the Lancer wasn't finished. With 20 seconds remaining in the match, Joe hit a granby, turned into his opponent and took him to his back to secure an 8-5 victory. That made the team score, GM 27 Corry 4.

Eric Zelina scored on an sweep single 18 seconds into the first period to take a 2-0 lead over Jake Kondrlik. After a Kondrlik escape, Eric scored another takedown and 3 back points to take a 7-1 lead. Zelina cruised to a 13-3 major decision, adding another pair of takedowns and a reversal. Corry won the next three bouts to shrink the GM lead to 31-16. But LeRoy Jenkins added to the McLane lead when he won a wild, 7-3 decision over Ken Kondzielski at 160 lbs.

Lou Decker, who is ranked 2nd in the district at 171 was forced to bump up a weight class when the Beavers, in a strategic move sent Ryan Smith out against Jake Carter at 171 pounds. The move didn't help Corry as Decker pulled out a hard fought 10-5 decision over Delbert Liller (ranked third in the distrct at 189), to give the Lancers a 37-20 lead. Ethan Polaski put an exclamation point on the McLane victory when he decked Josh Smith with 11 seconds left in the first period. Final score, GM 43 Corry 20.

The Lancer wrestlers will be back in action Friday and Saturday for a ton of wrestling at the Corry Duals.

Notes From Corry:

Coach Ryan Cook scored his 30th coaching victory at Corry. At this point, his career coaching record is 30-13 (a nearly 70% win pct.).

Eric Zelina scored his 92nd career win Tuesday over Jake Kondrlik. Eric's major decision entered him in the Lancer record books (tied for 9th) with 12 career major decisons. Eric also moved into the number 8 spot for career takedowns with 188. He could pass Jake Keene, Branden Stearns and Donald Osinski before the season ends. Zelina also leads the team with 8 pins and 77 team points this season.

Cyrus Buzzsaw Parlin is putting up some admirable numbers so far this year. He leads the team in wins (16), takedowns (29), escapes (18), 3 point near falls (12), technical falls (1) and major decisions (2).

Lou Decker's 10-5 win over 189 pounder Delbert Liller was the 80th of his career.

Seth Stonis has come a long way the past couple of weeks. Stonis (a sophomore) showed a lot of poise and maturity in his two meetings against Brandon Eck (a senior and regional qualifier). Even though Seth lost 3-0 and 5-1, he put together some some nice takedown attempts and made the veteran Eck work hard for the wins. The off season wrestling and lifting seems like it's starting to pay off for Seth.

A tip of the cap to Joe Zimmerman for mustering the determination and energy for a five point move that resulted in a win for him last night. Trailing 5-4 with just seconds remaining, Joe hit a nice roll, turned into his opponent and took him to his back with a crossface to pull out an 8-5 victory.


General McLane 43 Corry 20
285-Shawn McFadden (GM) pinned Tyler Meneely 1:20
103-Keith Scharrer (GM) pinned Kevin Kerr 3:30
112-Brandon Fronk (C) maj dec Tyler Bowers 16-5
119-Cyrus Parlin (GM) pinned Jared Colvin 3:13
125-Glen Sult (GM) pinned Zach Erdman 2:10
130-Joe Zimmerman (GM) dec Jesse Preisler 8-5
135-Eric Zelina (GM) maj dec Jake Kondrlik 13-3
140-Beau Norton (C) dec Steve Hall 9-3
145-Michael Pollard (C) pinned Dale Sanders 2:25
152-Brandon Eck (C) dec Seth Stonis 5-1
160-LeRoy Jenkins (GM) dec Ken Kondzielski 7-3
171-Ryan Smith (C) maj dec Jake Carter 9-1
189-Lou Decker (GM) dec Delbert Liller 10-5
215-Ethan Polaski (GM) pinned Josh Smith 1:49


Five GM Wrestlers Place at Tool City

Five McLane wrestlers placed at this year's Tool City Tournament. Eric Zelina, Keith Scharrer, Cyrus Parlin, Seth Stonis and Lou Decker all brought home medals from the tournament, which had one of the toughest fields in recent years.

Zelina led the Lancers with his 3rd place finish. He opened with 2 straight pins, a 46 second flattening of DuBois' Matt Zimmerman and a 4:32 stretch job over Billy Osbourne (ranked 8th-Ohio DI) of St. Ignatius. Eric suffered his only loss to Reynolds' Cory Brown (ranked 8th AA). He bounced back to claim the third spot on the podium with an 11-2 decision over James Kreiser of Boiling Springs and a 5-4 nail biter over Howland, Ohio's Greg Ryan.

Keith Scharrer received an opening round bye, then moved into the semis with a 6-0 shutout over Ryan Johnson of Iroquois. He dropped into the consolation brackets when he lost to eventual champion, Jerome Robinson of St. Ignatius (ranked 2nd-Ohio DI). Keith just missed taking home a 3rd place medal when he dropped a 4-3 heart breaker to Garet Pisani (ranked 17th-AA). Keith was leading 3-0 with 30 seconds left in the bout when Pisani hit a nifty granby and pancaked him to his back for a 4 point move.

Cyrus Parlin claimed 5th place by going 4-2. He opened with a 16-1 shellacking of Conneaut Lake's Cass Custard, but dropped into the consys when he lost a 7-5 overtime war with Meadville's freshman sensation, Kasey Davis. Cyrus bounced back with a 9-1 major over Greenville's Brian Goda, before losing a tough 1-0 decision to Reynolds Sam Fuchs (ranked 8th-AA). Parlin decided to choose the neutral position in the 3rd period to go for the winning takedown, but Fuchs held him off for the entire 2 minutes. Cyrus grabbed 5th place with a little payback when he won a crazy, 6-4 double overtime victory over Kasey Davis who had knocked him out of the winner's bracket earlier.

Lou Decker took 5th at 171 pounds. He pinned Ben Bendokiatis of St Ignatius in 1:14 in the preliminary round. He dropped out of the winner's bracket when he lost to Meadville's Alex Hamilton (ranked 18th-AAA). Lou bounced back with a nice, 7-1 win over last year's District 10 runnerup, Ryan Smith of Corry, then lost by a 4-1 count to Josh Cook of Boiling Springs (ranked 24th-AA). Lou claimed the number 5 spot with a forfeit win over Saegertown's Scott Stearns. Stearns, who is ranked 9th in the state in AA, was forced to sit out the final bout due to injury.

Seth Stonis cranked his wrestling up to another level and claimed 6th place in a loaded 152 pound field. He started the tourney by grinding out a 4-2 win over Justin McAninch of Dubois. He lost to eventual champ, Iroquois' Cris Reitz, then vaulted into the medal rounds with a dominating, 8-1 win over Zac McManus of Howland.


Notes From the Tool City Tourney:

Cyrus Parlin's matches against Meadville's Kasey Davis were among the most exciting of the tournament. The two went toe to toe in both bouts with neither wrestler backing down. Both matches went into overtime and down to the last ticks of the clock. This may turn into one of those great, multi-meeting rivalries. The two wrestlers could tangle again at next weekend's Corry Duals. Kudos to Cyrus for gutting out double overtime and getting the win in the 5th place wrestle-off. Cyrus also became the first GM wrestler to reach to 15 win plateau this season.

Seth Stonis did a great job at Tool City. He went into the Tournament unseeded and pulled off a mild upset over 6th seed, Justin McAninch. Seth lost his next bout, but rebounded to put together back to back dominating wins (5-1 and 8-1) when he really needed them. Seth lost his final two bouts to two good wrestlers, but battled hard for 6 minutes in both.

Eric Zelina went 4-1 and got his 88th, 89th, 90th and 91st career wins this weekend. With some good wrestling and a little luck, Eric could nail his 100th career win against Mechanicsburg at the Lewistown Duals. He also added a couple of pins to run his career total to 41. Four more will put him in the GM record books in that category. He's also on the verge of entering the books for career major decisions (he needs one more). In addition, Eric leads the team with 8 falls so far this year.

Lou Decker secured his 78th and 79th career wins and his 39th and 40th career pins. Decker also is one of the few McLane wrestlers to become a four time Tool City placewinner. Lou placed 6th as a freshman, 5th as a sophomore, 3rd as a junior and 5th this year. Congratulations Lou.

While the team's 11th place finish was disappointing, it should be noted that some of the wrestlers received some unfortunate spots in the brackets. Tyler Bowers, Dale Sanders, LeRoy Jenkins and Jake Carter all drew #1 seeds right out of the gate. That didn't help the the Lancers get off to a fast start.


2007 Tool City Tournament Results

Team Scores: 1. Reynolds 230.50, 2. Ridgway 164.50, 3. Greenville 155.00, 4. Boiling Springs 141.50,
5. Dubois 123.00, 6. Conneaut Lake 121.00, 7. St. Ignatius, OH 114.00, 8. Meadville 92.00,
9. Iroquois 91.00, 10. Howland, Oh 82.50, 11. General McLane 74.50, 12. Clearfield 63.00,
13. Maplewood 58.50, 14. Warren 54.00, 15. Saegertown 51.00, 16. Corry 47.00

103 Jerome Robinson, St. Ignatius, OH M-Dec Joeseph Spisak, Boiling Springs, 10-2
112 Coty Burnett, Greenville Dec Cody Kelly, Reynolds, 6-4OT
119 Ethan Swope, Dubois Dec Dylan Simmer, Iroquois, 1-0
125 Robbie Miller, Reynolds Fall Matt Laird, Conneaut Lake, 2:32
130 Brock Leitzel, Ridgway Dec Corey Brown, Reynolds, 3-1OT
135 David Habat, St. Ignatius, OH T-Fall Eric Weaver, Greenville, 5:09
140 Steve Nestor, Reynolds Dec Clint Copeland, Conneaut Lake, 5-3OT
145 Nikko Leitzel, Ridgway Dec Aaron Nestor, Reynolds, 4-1
152 Chris Rietz, Iroquois Dec Cash Horne, Conneaut Lake, 10-5
160 Zach Lundgren, Dubois Dec Bryan Towers, Meadville, 9-4
171 Lawrence Beckman, Reynolds Dec Alex Hamilton, Meadville, 5-1
189 Jerico Weitzel, Ridgway M-Dec Mike Miller, Reynolds, 11-3
215 Travis Lintz, Greenville Dec Will Ringer, Reynolds, 10-6
275 Sean Owen, Clearfield Dec Gabe Murtorff, Boiling Springs, 4-2

3rd Place Matches
103 Garet Pisani, Ridgway Dec Keith Scharrer, General McLane, 4-3
112 James Stockhausen, Iroquois Dflt Nick Wykoff, Dubois, :15
119 Sam Fuchs, Reynolds Dec Kyle Leek, Howland, Oh, 2-1
125 William Palmer, St. Ignatius, OH M-Dec Tyler Rubesich, Howland, Oh, 12-3
130 Eric Zelina, General McLane Dec Greg Ryan, Howland, Oh, 5-4
135 Colby Pisani, Ridgway Dec Dan Pascuzzi, Warren, 3-1
140 David Tudor, Warren Dec Jordan Hartman, Boiling Springs, 2-0
145 Justin Ferguson, Greenville Fall Michael Pollard, Corry, 3:54
152 Mike Sloat, Saegertown Dec Shaun Ferguson, Greenville, 5-2
160 Anthony Wieland, Boiling Springs Dec Chris Fragapane, Greenville, 8-3
171 Josh Cook, Boiling Springs Dec Eric Lundgren, Dubois, 4-2
189 Tom Fredricks, Warren Fall Jon Smith, Conneaut Lake, 1:54
215 Troy Betts, Ridgway Fall Zach Seeley, Maplewood, 2:31
275 Tyler Lanciotti, Greenville Dec Kris Tursky, Conneaut Lake, 6-3OT

Fifth Place Matches
103 Shelton Mack, Meadville Dec Ryan Johnson, Iroquois, 3-2
112 Derek Konen, Ridgway Dec Tyler Thumma, Boiling Springs, 6-4
119 Cyrus Parlin, General McLane Dec Kasey Davis, Meadville, 5-4 2 OT
125 Devin Miller, Iroquois Dec Jeff Smallwood, Clearfield, 10-5
130 Billy Osbourne, St. Ignatius, OH Dec James Kreiser, Boiling Springs, 8-1
135 Nick Centra, Dubois Dec Tony D'Urso, Reynolds, 4-3
140 Cody Leek, Howland, Oh Dec Brian Hineman, Dubois, 10-4
145 Kevin Carraballo, St. Ignatius, OH Dec Adam Rubesich, Howland, Oh, 10-6
152 Brandon Eck, Corry Dec Seth Stonis, General McLane, 3-0
160 Matt Morian, Conneaut Lake Dec Jack Urmann, Ridgway, 7-0
171 Lou Decker, General McLane Frft Scott Stearns, Saegertown
189 Travis Empson, Boiling Springs Dec Delbert Liller, Corry, 6-3
215 Dane Ketcham, Conneaut Lake Dec Adam Berkey, Meadville, 6-4OT
275 Cory Shields, Reynolds Dec Jeff Greathouse, Maplewood, 2-0

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Individual GM Wrestler results at the 2007 Tool City Tournament

103-Keith Scharrer

Prelim: bye
QF: Scharrer dec Ryan Johnson (Iroquois) 6-0
SF: Jerome Robinson (St Ignat) pinned Scharrer :50
Cons SF: Scharrer maj dec Shelton Mack (Meadv) 8-0
Cons F: Garet Pisani (Ridgway) dec Scharrer 4-3

Tournament Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)


112-Tyler Bowers

Prelim: Cody Kelly (Reynolds) pinned Bowers 1:29
Cons:Brad Battison (Howland) pinned Bowers 1:27

Tournament Record: 0-2 (DNP)


119-Cyrus Parlin

Prelim: Parlin tech fall Cass Custard (Conn Lk) 16-1
QF: Kasey Davis (Meadv) dec Parlin 7-5 OT
Cons: Parlin dec Ryan Hoyt (Saeg) 9-2
Cons QF: Parlin maj dec Brian Goda (Greenv) 9-1
Cons SF: Sam Fuchs (Reynolds) dec Parlin 1-0
5th/6th: Parlin dec Kasey Davis (Meadv) 6-4 2 OT

Tournament Record: 4-2 (PLACED 5TH)


125-Glen Sult

Prelim: Tyler Rubesich (Howland) pinned Sult 1:39
Cons: Sult dec Sam Skraba (Ridgway) 8-7
Cons: Sult dec Doug Richmond (Greenv) 4-1
Cons QF: Jeff Smallwood (Clearf) pinned Sult 3:48

Tournament Record: 2-2 (DNP)


130-Eric Zelina

Prelim: Zelina pinned Matt Zimmerman (Dubois) :46
QF: Zelina pinned Billy Osbourne (St Ignat) 4:32
SF: Cory Brown (Reynolds) pinned Zelina 1:50
Cons SF: Zelina maj dec James Kreiser (Boil'g Spr) 11-2
Cons F: Zelina dec Greg Ryan (Howl) 5-4

Tournament Record: 4-1 (PLACED 3RD)


135-Joe Zimmerman

Prelim: Dakota Kuhn (Boiling Spr) tech fall Zimmerman 17-0
Cons: Zimmerman dec Drew Ketcham (Conn Lk) 3-1
Cons: Nick Centra (Dubois) dec Zimmerman 5-0

Tournament Record: 1-2 (DNP)


140-Steve Hall

Prelim: Jordan Hartman (Boiling Spr) pinned Hall :43
Cons: Zach Zelcs (Ridgway) pinned Hall 3:54

Tournament Record: 0-2 (DNP)


145-Dale Sanders

Prelim: Nikko Leitzel (Ridgway) pinned Sanders 3:02
Cons: Kyle Crum (Saegert) dec Sanders 8-3

Tournament Record: 0-2 (DNP)

152-Seth Stonis

Prelim: Stonis dec Justin McAninch (Dubois) 4-2
QF: Chris Rietz (Iroquois) maj dec Stonis 12-0
Cons: Stonis dec Connor Gibbons (St Ignat) 5-1
Cons QF: Stonis dec Zac McManus (Howl) 8-1
Cons SF: Shaun Ferguson (Greenv) dec Stonis 5-2
5th/6th: Brandon Eck (Corry) dec Stonis 3-0

Tournament Record: 3-3 (PLACED 6TH)


160-Leroy Jenkins

Prelim: Zach Lundgren (Dubois) pinned Jenkins 5:02
Cons: Mike DiGregorio (Reynolds) maj dec Jenkins 12-2

Tournament Record: 0-2 (DNP)

171-Lou Decker

Prelim: Decker pinned Ben Bendokiatis (St Ignat) 1:14
QF: Alex Hamilton (Meadv) dec Decker 11-4
Cons: Decker pinned Jake Sczorek (Iroq) :42
Cons QF: Decker dec Ryan Smith (Corry) 7-1
Cons SF: Josh Cook (Boil'g Spr) dec Decker 4-1
5th/6th: Decker wb forfeit Scott Stearns (Saeg)

Tournament Record: 4-2 (PLACED 5TH)


189-Jake Carter

Prelim: Jerico Weitzel (Ridgway) pinned Carter 3:37
Cons: Carter pinned Dom Knapp (Meadv) 2:49
Cons: Delbert Liller (Corry) dec Carter 2-0

Tournament Record: 1-2 (DNP)

215-Ethan Polaski

Prelim: Zach Cook (Boiling Spr) pinned Polaski 3:02
Cons: bye
Cons: Dane Ketcham (Conn Lk) pinned Polaski 2:42

Tournament Record: 0-2 (DNP)


275-Shawn McFadden

Prelim: McFadden dec Ben Thompson (Rjdgway) 6-1
QF: Gabe Murtorff (Boiling Spr) dec McFadden 5-2
Cons: McFadden dec Matt Knapp (Meadv) 2-1
Cons QF: Jeff Greathouse (Maplew) McFadden 4:36

Tournament Record: 2-2 (DNP)







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