News from January...2013

Lancers Win Fred Bell Tournament Title

When you're on a roll, you're on a roll. The McLane wrestlers, in addition to having a spotless dual meet record, won their second team tournament title of the season on Saturday in Grove City. The Lancers even made it look easy. Exactly half of the team made the finals and 10 wrestlers placed in the top four! By the end of the day Friday it was evident that the McLane wrestling team was on a serious mission. The Lancers ended the first day of action with 21 wins, 4 losses, 15 pins, 2 tech falls, 3 majors and a decision.

Joe Wheeling made the Fred Bell finals for the third straight year and won his 2nd title at 106 lbs. Wheeling was never seriously challenged. He started the tournament with 3 pins in a row and followed with a 6-0 white washing of 21st ranked, Jake Jones of Stroudsburg in the semis. In the finals, Joe took Lakeview's Evan Clayton down almost immediately and cruised to a 14-2 major decision.

Ossie Bowers grabbed the crown at 160 lbs. Bowers pinned his opponent in the pigtail round, posted a major decision in the preliminaries and then secured a 6-2 decision over Cochranton's Ryan Northcott in the quarters. Ossie eked past Titusville's 16th ranked, Ehrin Lee, 5-3 in the semis. He won the title when he rallied from a 4-1 deficit to win a 6-5 decision over South Side's Connor Payne.

Chris Laird was McLane's third champion, winning the 182 lbs. title in convincing fashion. Laird posted a trio of pins in the opening rounds and then beat Stroudsburg's Joe Palmisano, 9-6 in the semis. In the finals, Chris came storming back from a 3-2 defict and posted a 10-5 decision over Joe Hines of Hickory.

Keller Watkins took runnerup honors at 126. Watkins scored an astounding 50 points in his first three bouts, all wins by technical fall. He pulled out a 4-2 overtime win over Conneaut's 11th ranked, Kyle Luckowich in the semifinal round before falling in the finals to Warren's DJ Fehlman. Watkins won the first meeting between the two several days ago in Warren, by a score of 7-2.

Ken Stoll also placed 2nd when he forfeited in the finals due to a sore shoulder. Stoll won by fall in the preliminary round, posted a 6-1 decision over Titusville's Easton Hogue in the quarterfinals and then shut out Stroudsburg's Brian Morales, 5-0 to make the finals.

Tyler Hendricks came up just one heart breaking point short of winning the 170 lbs. crown when he lost, 6-5 to Cochranton's 14th ranked, Austin Andrews in the finals. Hendricks wrestled a great tournament, posting two pins and two lopsided decisions before losing his last bout. Tyler was trailing Andrews, 4-1 early in the second period and came back to tie the score at 4 in the third. He gave up a late takedown, but managed to escape to pull within a point. Unfortunately he ran out of time before he could score a go ahead takedown.

Jake Baker also just missed winning a title at 195 lbs. After putting together four straight wins, including three pins, Baker fell in the finals to Franklin's Dan Geer by a score of 4-2 in overtime.

Deane Twitchell took 3rd place at 132 lbs., losing just once to the tournament's outstanding wrestler, 6th ranked, Shane Gentry of South Side in the quarterfinal round. Twitchell actually had more wins in the tournament than any other McLane wrestler. He won 6 bouts, including a pair of pins and a pair of major decisions.

Ian Mallory also took 3rd place at 220 lbs. Mallory wrestled very well and lost just once, in the semifinals to 4th ranked tournament champ, Cam Cyphert of Cochranton. Ian racked up 4 wins, including a pin and a shutout.

Mike Sutton placed 4th. Mike won his first two matches by fall before losing in the semifinal round to Franklin's very talented freshman, Dakota Geer, 2-1. Mike bounced back with a pin in the consi semis before losing another heart breaker, 1-0 to Jake Jakobson of Stroudsburg in the consolation finals.

Kyle Sult didn't place but went 3-2 and added some valuable team points. Two of his three wins were pins and the other was a major decision. Dylan Myers and Brandon Koehler also added a win by fall each to the team effort.

The team will be back in action on Thursday in the District 10 AAA Teams Duals at Central Tech. The Lancers will try to win their first District 10 Team Duals title since 2006.

Notes From Fred Bell:

Keller Watkins has done something amazing. He scored three technical falls in a row at Fred Bell which gives him 15 for his career. The old record was 12 which was set by Mike Caro from 1982-1986. Keller's varsity wrestling career is less than two years old and he's already shattered Caro's record.

The entire team wrestled very well this weekend, but I want to say congratulations especially to Chris Laird who finished 6th last year and then won the tournament this year. That's quite a leap from 6th place to 1st place. Great job!

Jake Baker leads the team in wins with 25. Joe Wheeling leads the team with 15 pins. Keller Watkins is the tech fall king with 7.



1. 258.5 General McLane, 2. 222.5 Redbank, 3. 188 Stroudsburg, 4. 157 Cochranton, 5. 118.5 Franklin, 6. 116.5 Jamestown, 7. 99 St. Marys, 8. 98 Seneca Valley, 9. 97 Lakeview, 10. 92 Mercer, 11. 75 Curwensville, 12. 73.5 Titusville, 13. 73 Coudersport, 13. 73 South Side, 15. 68 Grove City, 16. 67.5 Northwestern, 17. 64.5 Sharpsville, 18. 62 Conneaut,
18. 62 Hickory, 20. 57.5 Warren, 21. 41 Clarion, 22. 36 Oil City, 23. 31 Commodore Perry, 24. 30.5 Laurel, 25. 25.5 CambridgeSprings, 26. 21 Keystone, 27. 18 West Middlesex

106: Joe Wheeling, General McLane MAJOR Evan Clayton, Lakeview 14-2
113: Willis Gruver, Redbank FALL Manny Flores, Stroudsburg 4:20
120: Jonas Reaugh, Jamestown DEC Matt Wheeler, Northwestern 2-1
126: DJ Fehlman, Warren DEC Keller Watkins, General McLane 8-3
132: Shane Gentry, South Side FALL Nick Floch, Jamestown 0:57
138: Cody Bova, Coudersport DEFAULT Ken Stoll, General McLane injury default
145: Ty Haines, Redbank FALL Taylor Ellis, Conneaut 0:57
152: Kyle Bova, Coudersport FALL Dakota Geer, Franklin 1:15
160: Ossie Bowers, General McLane DEC Connor Payne, South Side 6-5
170: Austin Andrews, Cochranton DEC Tyler Hendricks, General McLane 6-5
182: Chris Laird, General McLane DEC Joseph Hines, Hickory 10-5
195: Dan Geer, Franklin DEC Jake Baker, General McLane 4-2 OT
220: Cam Cyphert, Cochranton FALL Keamus Schulen, Jamestown 0:47
285: Sam Breese, Lakeview FALL Kaleb Robertson, Sharpsville 3:07

106: Jake Jones, Stroudsburg FALL Justin Walter, Hickory 1:59
113: Bruce Copeland, Northwestern DEC Nathan Kline, Cochranton 6-2
120: Shane Jones, Stroudsburg DEC Nick Zoria, Seneca Valley 4-0
126: Jake Lancaster, Curwensville FALL Mitch Blose, Redbank 1:53
132: Deane Twitchell, General McLane FALL Hunter Cook, Franklin 2:30
138: Brian Morales, Stroudsburg DEC Rodney Brandt, Mercer 7-5
145: Trey Maher, Grove City DEC Austin Leon, Seneca Valley 3-1
152: Jake Jakobson, Stroudsburg DEC Mike Sutton, General McLane 1-0
160: Cole Shirey, Redbank DEC Ehrin Lee, Titusville 7-2
170: Ben Bucher, Sharpsville DEC Christopher Matthews, Franklin 2-1
182: Aaron Hook, Redbank DEC Joe Palmisano, Stroudsburg 5-0
195: Matt Borden, Stroudsburg FALL Luke Hinderliter, Redbank 4:37
220: Ian Mallory, General McLane DEC Cal Haines, Redbank 7-2
285: Cody Cooper, Stroudsburg DEC Ben Carillo, Redbank 4-2

106: Preston Hoover, Mercer FALL Raymond Dent, St. Marys 3:57
113: Sam Bressler, Curwensville DEC Kaleb Chase, Titusville 6-1
120: Tanner Altobelli, Redbank MAJOR Kenny Bable, Grove City 14-6
126: Kyle Lukowich, Conneaut FALL Jared Morrison, Cochranton 0:57
132: Luke Walter, Grove City DEC Kyle Pecht, St. Marys 4-3
138: Tony Leonard, Commodore Perry FALL Brad Carlini, Cochranton 4:15
145: RJ Boozer, Cochranton DEFAULT Alex Shaffer, Mercer inj def
152: Chet Simoni, Grove City DEC Caleb Peterson, Cochranton 11-5
160: Ryan Northcott, Cochranton DEC Trent Zdarko, Oil City 6-1
170: Brandon Bailey, Redbank DEFAULT Dalton Rosta, Laurel inj def
182: Joey McLaughlin, St. Marys DEFAULT Forrest Tuttle, Coudersport inj def
195: Zach Sintobin, Clarion FALL Jason Shappee, Jamestown 3:18
220: Gary Fledderman, St. Marys FALL Tyler Miller, Seneca Valley 4:01
285: John Hennegan, Mercer DEFAULT Brad Stubbs, Curwensville inj def

OW: Shane Gentry, South Side


Individual GM Wrestlers at the 2013 Fred Bell Tournament

106-Joe Wheeling
Pigt: Wheeling wbf Stephen Machen, (Titusv) :40
Pre: Wheeling wbf Caleb Bailey (Clar) 1:15
QF: Wheeling wbf Mitchell Murray (W Midd) 1:41
SF: Wheeling wbd Jake Jones, (Strouds) 6-0
F: Wheeling wbmd Evan Clayton (Lakev) 14-2

Tourn Record: 5-0 (PLACED 1ST)

113-Brandon Koehler
Pigt: Bye
Pre: Nathan Kline (Coch) wbtf Koehler, 17-2 4:43
Cons: Koehler wbf Chase Serafin, (Shpsv) 3:23
Cons: Adam Dosch, (Lakev) wbf Koehler, 4:05

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

120-Dylan Myers
Pigt: Bye
Jonas Reaugh, (Jamest) wbd Myers, 7-1
Cons: Myers wbf Dylan Beach, (OC) 1:49
Cons: Tanner Altobelli, (Redb) wbd Myers, 7-1

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

126-Keller Watkins
Pigt: Watkins wbtf Isaac Howard, (NW) 16-0 3:37
Pre: Watkins wbtf Trent Hogue, (OC) 15-0 3:15
QF: Watkins wbtf Anthony Latess, (SV) 19-2 5:48
SF: Watkins wbd Kyle Lukowich, (Conn) 4-2 OT
F: DJ Fehlman (War) wbd Watkins 8-3

Tourn Record: 4-1 (PLACED 2ND)

132-Deane Twitchell
Pigt: Twitchell wbmd Austin Schreckengost, (Redb) 9-0
Pre: Twitchell wbf Don Reichard, (CS) 2:24
QF: Shane Gentry, (So Side) wbf Twitchell, :40
Cons: Twitchell wbd Justin Schwartz, (Strouds) 10-4
Cons QF: Twitchell wbmd Gavin Kroesen (W Midd) 12-2
Cons SF: Twitchell wbd Luke Walter, (GC) 3-0
3rd/4th: Twitchell wbf Hunter Cook, (Frank) 2:30

Tourn Record: 6-1 (PLACED 3RD)

138-Ken Stoll
Pigt: Bye
Pre: Stoll wbf Aaron Trip, (So Side) 3:02
QF: Stoll wbd Easton Hogue, (Titus) 6-1
SF: Stoll wbd Brian Morales, Stroudsburg 5-0
F: Cody Bova (Couders) wbff Stoll

Tourn Record: 3-1 (PLACED 2ND)

145-Kyle Sult
Pigt: Sult wbf Jaim Crecraft, (CS) :48
Sult wbmd Tyler Yetzer, (St. M) 15-1
QF: Taylor Ellis, (Conn) wbf Sult, 3:33
Cons: Sult wbf Kurt Hargenrader, (OC) 1:35
Cons QF: RJ Boozer, (Coch) wbf Sult, 2:32

Tourn Record: 3-2 (DNP)

152-Mike Sutton
Pigt: Bye
Pre: Sutton wbf Matt Cherry, (NW) 1:28
QF: Sutton wbf Garrett Smead, (War) 1:08
SF: Dakota Geer, (Frankl) wbd Sutton, 2-1
Cons SF: Sutton wbf Caleb Peterson, (Coch) 1:38
3rd/4th: Jake Jakobson, (Strouds) wbd Sutton, 1-0

Tourn Record: 3-2 (PLACED 4TH)

160-Ossie Bowers
Pigt: Bowers wbf Jordan Ash, (W Midd) 1:47
Pre: Bowers wbmd Trent Zdarko, (OC) 18-6
QF: Bowers wbd Ryan Northcott, (Coch) 6-2
SF: Bowers wbd Ehrin Lee, (Titus) 5-3
F: Bowers wbd Connor Payne (So Side) 6-5

Tourn Record: 5-0 (PLACED 1ST)

170-Tyler Hendricks
Hendricks wbf Brad Hensler, (SV) 1:10
Pre: Hendricks wbf DAndre Byers, (GC) 1:23
QF: Hendricks wbd Garrett Behringer, (NW) 7-1
SF: Hendricks wbd Dalton Rosta, Laurel 6-1
F: Austin Andrews (Coch) wbd Hendricks 6-5

Tourn Record: 4-1 (PLACED 2ND)

182-Chris Laird
Laird wbf Paul Beresford, (Conn) 1:12
Pre: Laird wbf Aaron Mowrey, (Titusv) 1:09
QF: Laird wbf Chris McNeal, (War) 1:44
SF: Laird wbd Joe Palmisano, (Stroudsb) 9-6
F: Laird wbd Joseph Hines (Hick) 10-5

Tourn Record: 5-0 (PLACED 1ST)

195-Jake Baker
Pigt: Baker wbf Steven Boyle, (GC) :24
Pre: Baker wbf Ryan Brunson, (Mer) 5:11
QF: Baker wbd Andrew Clayton, (Lakev) 7-2
SF: Baker wbf Luke Hinderliter, (Redb) 3:26
F: Dan Geer (Frank) wbd Baker 4-2 OT

Tourn Record: 4-1 (PLACED 2ND)

220-Ian Mallory
Pigt: Bye
Pre: Mallory wbd Andrew Bigley, Clarion 3-2
QF: Mallory wbd Alex Streich, Warren 5-0
SF: Cam Cyphert, (Coch) wbf Ian Mallory, 2:19
Cons SF: Mallory wbd Tyler Miller, (SV) 7-2
3rd/4th: Mallory wbd Cal Haines, (Redb) 7-2

Tourn Record: 4-1 (PLACED 3RD)

285-Kendrick Storm-Bailey
Pigt: Bye
John Hennegan (Mer) wbf Kendrick Storm-Bailey 3:23
Cons: William Brittain (Titus) wbf Kendrick Storm-Bailey 4:28

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)


GM Wrestlers Cruise To the Clearfield Duals Championship

The McLane wrestling team improved to 12-0 on Saturday as they won five dual meets and the championship at the Clearfield Duals. The Lancers have won 14 straight duals dating back to last season. This weekend's victories were over Sharpsville (58-9), Port Allegany (39-24), Curwensville (70-0), Peters Township (48-16) and 8th ranked (AA) West Branch (37-24).

This team just seems to get better every week and the win in the finals against West Branch was an example of how the wrestlers seem to do whatever it takes to win. Case in point, Deane Twitchell and Ken Stoll both upset state ranked opponents at 132 and 138 pounds where West Branch was counting on picking up some bonus points. Freshman, Dylan Myers, Mike Sutton and Jake Baker all won close decisions in that match. The Lancers also beat another state ranked team, Port Allegany (ranked 24th in AA by Off The Mat).

Seven McLane wrestlers finished Saturday's action with perfect records. Ken Stoll, Mike Sutton, Chris Laird and Jake Baker all went 5-0. Joe Wheeling went 3-0 with 3 falls, wrestling a grand total of 2 minutes and 47 seconds. Alex Thayer went 2-0, both of his wins were by fall. Jordan Motter went 1-0 at 120 lbs. Keller Watkins, Deane Twitchell, Kyle Sult and Ossie Bowers all went 4-1 on Saturday. Watkins, Twitchell and Bowers all suffered their lone losses at the hands of state ranked opponents. Brandon Koehler and Tyler Hendricks went 3-2 with Hendricks picking up a couple of pins.

Notes From Clearfield Duals:

According to the PA Power Rankings, the Lancers are ranked #7 in the state. Five McLane wrestlers are ranked by PPR. Joe Wheeling is 4th at 106, Mike Sutton is 16th at 152, Ossie Bowers is 15th at 160, Tyler Hendricks is 14th at 170 and Jake Baker is 24th at 195.

West Branch entered the Clearfield Duals finals with a 19-1 record, their only loss up to that point was a 34-33 squeaker to 7th ranked Brookville.

Congratulations to Keller Watkins. One of Keller's wins at the Clearfield Duals was a 15-0 technical fall. It was his 12th career tech fall and that ties him with two time PIAA 3rd placer, Mike Caro for Career Technical Falls. Mike set that record in 1986.

Congrats to Dylan Myers and Jordan Motter who got their first varsity wins on Saturday. Myers won two bouts, one by fall and Motter won by decision.

Mike Sutton is really on a roll. Mike ran his record to 15-0 on Saturday and is the lone unbeaten Lancer wrestler. Joe Wheeling is 18-1 and leads the team with 12 pins. Joe also picked up his 80th career win against Peters Township. Jake Baker is the first McLane wrestler to break the 20 win mark this year. Jake leads the team with 21 wins.

Coach Cook picked up his 115th career head coaching win against West Branch.


106-Joe Wheeling (GM) wbf Andy Ryan :28
113-Brandon Koehler (GM) wbf Chase Serafin :38
120-Dylan Myers (GM) wbf Austin Szugye 1:44
126-Keller Watkins (GM) wbtf Dustin Kosen 15-0
132-Deane Twitchell (GM) wbd Miles Bowser 8-2
138-Ken Stoll (GM) wbf Joe Safranco 2:38
145-Kyle Sult (GM) wbd Joey Pagriaroli 9-2
152-Mike Sutton (GM) wbtf Chris Williams 15-0
160-Ben Bucher (S) wbd Ossie Bowers 5-1
170-Tyler Hendricks (GM) wbff
182-Chris Laird (GM) wbd Chris Mueller 7-1
195-Jake Baker (GM) wbd Cody Hughes 3-1
220-Ian Mallory (GM) wbf Jacob Newellyn 2:24
285-Kaleb Robertson (S) wbf Kendrick Storm-Bailey :50

106-Casey Volmer (PA) wbff
113-Dylan Baumgarner (PA) wbd Brandon Koehler 12-5
120-Dalton Caden (PA) wbd Dylan Myers 2-1
126-Keller Watkins (GM) wbf Hunter Freer 2:45
132-Deane Twitchell (GM) wbd Lucas Manning 7-0
138-Ken Stoll (GM) wbf Eli Knapp :37
145-Mac Turner (PA) wbd Kyle Sult 8-2
152-Mike Sutton (GM) wbd Sam Kysor 5-1
160-Ossie Bowers (GM) wbf Logan Warnick 4:58
170-Alex Gular (PA) wbd Tyler Hendricks 5-2
182-Chris Laird (GM) wbf Bryce Stahlman :17
195-Alex Thayer (GM) wbf Ku Veillux :42
220-Jake Baker (GM) wbd Trent Neal 7-1
285-Nick Budd (PA) wbf Ian Mallory :40

106-Joe Wheeling (GM) wbf Jason Kaptehck 1:11
113-Brandon Koehler (GM) wbd Sam Bressler 6-4
120-Jordan Motter (GM) wbd Aryn Shearer 3-2
126-Keller Watkins (GM) wbd Jake Lancaster 7-0
132-Deane Twitchell (GM) wbf Shawn Ebersole 1:31
138-Ken Stoll (GM) wbf Brandon Sass 3:36
145-Kyle Sult (GM) wbf Pat Shreamer 1:10
152-Mike Sutton (GM) wbf Dakota Boyer :38
160-Ossie Bowers (GM) wbd Zack Tibens 5-4
170-Tyler Hendricks (GM) wbf Nate Nagelsworth 4:36
182-Chris Laird (GM) wbmd Austin Pollick 8-0
195-Jake Baker (GM) wbff
220-Ian Mallory (GM) wbf Brad Coudreit 3:37
285-Kendrick Storm-Bailey (GM) wbff

106-Joe Wheeling (GM) wbf Michael Marinelli :58
113-Brandon Koehler (GM) wbd AJ Buckiso 5-0
120-Phil Mavy (PT) wbd Dylan Myers 2-1 (OT)
126-Tyler Buckiso (PT) wbd Keller Watkins 4-2
132-Italo Merante (PT) wbmd Deane Twitchell 11-3
138-Ken Stoll (GM) wbd Johnny Florantino 3-0
145-Kyle Sult (GM) wbd Devin Evanovich 2-0
152-Mike Sutton (GM) wbf Jake Caputo 3:50
160-Ossie Bowers (GM) wbd Mack Mitchell 7-0
170-Tyler Hendricks (GM) wbf Mac Oberschelp 3:02
182-Chris Laird (GM) wbf Mitch Fitzgerald 3:01
195-Alex Thayer (GM) wbf Mike Ament :23
220-Jake Baker (GM) wbf Christian Phelps 5:22
285-Lucas Cervenak (PT) wbf Ian Mallory 4:49


106-Dustin Delimen (WB) wbff
113-Wyatt Sankey (WB) wbf Brandon Koehler 1:06
120-Dylan Myers (GM) wbd Jacob Brown 2-1
126-Keller Watkins (GM) wbmd Abe Albright 11-0
132-Deane Twitchell (GM) wbd John Hayles 2-1
138-Ken Stoll (GM) wbd Parker Baumburger 4-1
145-Kyle Sult (GM) wbf Clayton Greer 2:55
152-Mike Sutton (GM) wbd Luke Slippey 5-3
160-Ossie Bowers (GM) wbf Connor Myers 2:57
170-Lucas Kristofits (WB) wbd Tyler Hendricks 3-2
182-Chris Laird (GM) wbf Vincent McDowell 3:02
195-Jake Baker (GM) wbd Robert Pearce 3-0
220-Reynold Maines (WB) wbd Ian Mallory 11-4
285-Morgan Selepack (WB) wbf Kendrick Storm-Bailey 1:09


Lancers Slay Dragons, 68-3

The Pride N Poise Boys remained undefeated (moving to 7-0) by beating the Dragons in Warren on Wednesday evening. The dual meet win was the 9th straight, dating back to wins over Union City and Meadville at the end of last season.

Joe Wheeling, Kyle Sult, Ossie Bowers, Tyler Hendricks, Jake Baker, Ian Mallory and Kendrick Storm-Bailey all registered falls for McLane. Mike Sutton racked up a 16-1 technical fall at 152 lbs. Deane Twitchell, Ken Stoll and Chris Laird scored major decisions in their bouts. Brandon Koehler picked up 6 via forfeit at 113 lbs. and Keller Watkins posted a convincing, 7-2 decision over the NW Region's top ranked 126 pounder, DJ Fehlman.

The Lancers will be back in action this Saturday at the always competitive Bison Duals in Clearfield, PA.

Notes From the Warren Dual:

The upper weights (160-285) continued to be a six man wrecking crew on Wednesday, scoring 5 pins and a major decision.

Mike Sutton is the lone unbeaten McLane wrestler. Mike moved to 10-0 on the season with a technical fall against Warren. Jake Baker leads the team with 16 wins on the year. Joe Wheeling and Ossie Bowers each have 15. JD leads the squad in falls with 9 stretch jobs!

Congrats to Keller Watkins. Keller scored a convincing, 7-2 decision over the top ranked 126 pounder in the District and NW Region, DJ Fehlman. It was Fehlman's first loss of the season. That win should get Watkins a little more respect when the next set of rankings are released.

The Mclane win on Wednesday was Coach Cook's 110th as head coach.


106 Joe Wheeling (GM) wbf Glyn Mahood 1:44
113 Brandon Koehler (GM) wbff
120 Seth Johnson (W) wbd Jordan Motter 7-5
126 Keller Watkins (GM) wbd DJ Fehlman 7-2
132 Deane Twitchell (GM) wbmd Jason Peterson 13-2
138 Ken Stoll (GM) wbmd Jonah Hordusky 12-1
145 Kyle Sult (GM) wbf Michael Card 2:31
152 Mike Sutton (GM) wbtf Garrett Smead 16-1 (4:25)
160 Ossie Bowers (GM) wbf Cody Gunn 1:13
170 Tyler Hendricks (GM) wbf Derek Reagle 1:20
182 Chris Laird (GM) wbmd Chris McNeal 10-2
195 Jake Baker (GM) wbf Daniel Henry 2:47
220 Ian Mallory (GM) wbf Alex Streich 1:47
285 Kendrick Storm-Bailey (GM) wbf Kevin Barsness 1:19


Lancers Move To 6-0 With Win Over Rockets

The Mclane wrestling team remained unbeaten with a 52-16 win over Titusville at home on Saturday. Joe Wheeling, Kyle Sult, Mike Sutton, Chris Laird and Ian Mallory all scored falls for the Lancers. Keller Watkins anchored the effort, winning by technical fall at 126 lbs.

Ken Stoll and Jake Baker both had major decisions over their opponents. Deane Twitchell, Ossie Bowers and Tyler Hendricks all won by decision. Ossie beat Tool City champ, Ehrin Lee in a rematch of last weekend's contest. Lee won the first meeting 3-1 in the Tool City quarterfinals. Deane had a nifty comeback win against Dalton Burns at 132 lbs. Twitchell fell behind, 4-1 in the first period, but came roaring back to win the bout, 10-6.

The team will be back in action next Wednesday in a dual meet against Warren and then will travel to Clearfield for next Saturday's Bison Duals. The Lancers went 4-1 at last year's Bison Duals.


General McLane 52 Titusville 16
106 Joe Wheeling (GM) wbf Steven Machen 1:39
113 Kaleb Chase (T) wbmd Brandon Koehler 11-3
120 Chase Ackerman (T) wbff
126 Keller Watkins (GM) wbtf Derrick Bish 15-0 (4:48)
132 Deane Twitchell (GM) wbd Dalton Burns 10-6
138 Ken Stoll (GM) wbmd Easton Hogue 11-2
145 Kyle Sult (GM) wbf Zach Carter 2:45
152 Mike Sutton (GM) wbf Troy Beauchat 1:21
160 Ossie Bowers (GM) wbd Ehrin Lee 5-4
170 Tyler Hendricks (GM) wbd Xavier DeRose 3-1
182 Chris Laird (GM) wbf Norm Mowry 1:26
195 Jake Baker (GM) wbmd Tyler Nicol 9-0
220 Ian Mallory (GM) wbf Ty Lohr 2:32
285 Jason Oakes (T) wbf Kendrick Storm-Bailey 5:02


McLane Remains Unbeaten With 54-12 Win Over Ramblers

The General McLane wrestling team ran it's dual record to 5-0 on Wednesday evening with a lopsided, 54-12 win over the visiting Cathedral Prep Ramblers. The Ramblers were only able to manage one win on the mat, a pin at 113 lbs. Prep's additional 6 team points came when the Lancers forfeited the 120 weight class due to injury.

Deane Twitchell, Ossie Bowers, Ian Mallory and Kendrick Storm-Bailey all had pins for the Lancers. Joe Wheeling posted an 18-0 technical fall at 106 lbs. Tyler Hendricks posted a 10-2 major decision over Jordan Perkowski at 170 lbs. Keller Watkins, Ken Stoll, Kyle Sult, Mike Sutton and Chris Laird all won by decision. Jake Baker added another 6 team points when Prep forfeited to him.

The 152 pound bout between Mike Sutton and Dan Krysiak was a rematch of last weekend's Tool City finals match. Sutton posted a workmanlike 5-3 decision. He also won the Tool City contest, 5-2. But the highlight of the evening came in the final bout when Kendrick Storm-Bailey, wrestling his first varsity match pinned Prep's 285 pounder. Kendrick was trailing 2-0 and fighting off a wicked half nelson when he stepped over Nate Carlin and stuck him at the 3:06 mark.

The Lancers will take on a solid Titusville team on Saturday at noon on the mats at General Mclane.

Notes From GM vs. Prep

Mike Sutton remained undefeated and moved to 8-0 on the year. Joe Wheeling ran his record to 13-1 with 8 falls. Jake Baker also sports a stellar, 14-3 won/loss record.

Congratulations to Kendrick Storm-Bailey who not only won his first varisty match. He pinned the District's 4th ranked 285 pounder, Nate Carlin.


General McLane 54 Cathedral Prep 12
106 Joe Wheeling (GM) wbtf Carmen Ciotti 18-1
113 Tanauz Gregory (CP) wbf Brandon Koehler :21
120 Jake Gromacki (CP) wbff
126 Keller Watkins (GM) wbd John Ciotti 6-4
132 Deane Twitchell (GM) wbf Alex Root 5:33
138 Ken Stoll (GM) wbd Beau Coletta 6-4
145 Kyle Sult (GM) wbd Andy Hutzel 3-0
152 Mike Sutton (GM) wbd Dan Krysiak 5-3
160 Ossie Bowers (GM) wbf Connor Wurst 5:43
170 Tyler Hendricks (GM) wbmd Jordan Perkowski 10-2
182 Chris Laird (GM) wbd Phil Selker 7-2
195 Jake Baker (GM) wbff
220 Ian Mallory (GM) wbf Dominic Kramer 2:29
285 Kendrick Storm-Bailey (GM) wbf Nate Carlin 3:06


Lancers Win Their First Ever Tool City Championship

The General McLane wrestling team continued their winning ways this weekend in Meadville. The Lancers turned in an unbelievable team effort and ran away from the rest of the field to clinch their first ever Tool City Tournament Crown. 11 of 14 McLane wrestlers placed in the top 6, as the team amassed 203 points, 32 1/2 points ahead of a distant 2nd place DuBois.

Mike Sutton was the lone GM individual champion. Sutton worked his way through a very tough 152 lbs. weight class and then claimed the title with a solid, 5-2 win over Cathedral Prep's Dan Krysiak. Mike opened the tourney with a fall over Zane Drum of DuBois in the preliminary round. He had his biggest test of the tournament against 2nd seeded John Vaughn of Boiling Springs when he pulled out a hair raising 3-2 decision. In the semifinals Sutton pinned Greenville's Blake Horne to advance to the championship round.

Joe Wheeling also made the finals, but had to settle for runnerup for the second year in a row. Joe started the tournament with a couple of pins and then eked out a 3-2 decision over McDowell's Charlie Lennox in their second meeting of the year in the semis. Wheeling lost by fall in the finals to Saegertown's sophomore sensation, Devin Brown. Brown a Steubenville, OH. transfer was a 3rd placer at the Ohio State Championships as a freshman and runnerup at this year's Powerade Tournament.

What really clinched the tournament win for the Lancers however, was a solid performance from top to bottom, especially from 160-220 lbs. Ossie Bowers (160), Tyler Hendricks (171), Chris Laird (182), Alex Thayer (195) and Jake Baker (220) all took 3rd place medals, one win right after the other. Those five wrestlers each suffered just a single loss and combined for a 20-5 record with 9 of those wins adding team bonus points. They also won the close ones.

Keller Watkins and Ken Stoll both took 4th place. Keller's 2 losses were both to the same wrestler, Clearfield's Dylan Graham. Ditto for Ken Stoll who lost twice to Saegertown's Matt Humes. Rounding out GM's placewinners were Hunter Hendricks (5th) and Ian Mallory (6th).

Notes From Tool City:

Mike Sutton became General McLane's first Tool City champion since Hadley Harrison won the 140 lbs. title (and the AAA Outstanding Wrestler award) in 2006. Mike is now 7-0 and is GM's lone unbeaten wrestler. Nice job Mike!

Alex Thayer won the Fastest Pin award for his 12 second fall over Warren's Dan Henry in the quaterfinals. Alex also just missed making the Tool City finals when he came from way behind to nearly upset LeBoeuf's Garrett Reinwald (he ended up on the short end of an 8-7 decision). It was a great tournament for Alex!!!

Eleven Mclane wrestlers brought home medals! That is the most medalists the Lancers have ever had at the Tool City Tournament, by far. The team really shined in the consolation semifinals and the consolation finals between 160-220 lbs. Five wrestlers combined to win ten straight matches and take broze medals! Congrats to Ossie Bowers, Tyler Hendricks, Alex Thayer, Chris Laird and Jake Baker for winning back to back to back to back to back matches not once, but twice. What an accomplishment!!!

Coach Cook has been at the helm for two of Mclane's top finishes at Tool City. This year's 1st place finish and a 2nd place finish in 2005, his first year as head coach! Congratulations!

One other thing that needs to be mentioned. This may be one of the most well balanced teams to have ever graced the mats at GM. But as good as the team is, it may have been even better if Parker McDermott hadn't sufferred a career ended injury earlier in the year. Parker is a senior. He won 55 matches and racked up 29 pins in his 3 years as a varsity wrestler. He was a 4th place finisher at last year's District 10 tournament and may very well have advanced deep into the post season this year. I know Parker would like to be out there on the mats helping his team this year. We all miss watching you compete Parker.


Final Team Standings
1. General McLane (GM) 203.5; 2. DuBois (D) 171; 3. Boiling Springs (BS) 165; 4. Fort LeBoeuf (FL) 162.5; 5. McDowell (McD) 154.5; 6. Greenville (G) 125; 7. Saegertown (Saeg) 121.5; 8. Cochranton (Coch) 111; 9. Howland (H) 95; 10. Clearfield (Clear) 94; 11. Cathedral Prep (CP) 93; 12. Warren (W) 67.5; 13. Thomas Jefferson (TJ) 61.5; 14. Meadville (Mead) 54; 15. Seneca Valley (SV) 48; 16. Titusville (Ti) 42.5; 17. Conneaut (Conn) 35.

Fifth-Place Finals
106: Aaron Ehrgott (Mead) dec. Jase Paxson (Green), 4-1.
113: Bryce Swauger (D) dec. Benji Yates (McD) 7-4.
120: Hunter Hendricks (GM) dec. Noah Cline (Clear), 4-2.
126: Kyle Lukowich (Conn) dec. Nick Monico (Saeg), 3-1.
132: George McGuire (FL) dec. Andrew Mellott (BS), 2-0.
138: Zack Luben (Mead) dec. Brad Carlini (Coch), 9-4.
145: Taylor Ellis (Conn) dec. Austin Leon (SV), 8-7.
152: Taylor Harrington (FL) dec. Blake Horne (Green), 5-2.
160: Taylor Fox (FL) dec. David Whisler (H), 6-3.
170: Louis Crawford (Mead) dec. Kyle Rogers (McD), 7-0.
182: Justin Reynolds (Green) dec. Josh Grodesky (H), 4-2.
195: Nate Gouhin (BS) dec. Alex Ho (Green), 9-2.
220: Alex Streich (W) dec. Calvin Barrick (BS), 1-0.
285: Braden Gladysz (Green) pinned Ian Mallory (GM), 2:55.

Third-Place Finals
106: Charlie Lenox (McD) dec.Shane Bloom (D), 3-2.
113: Tyler Vath (Saeg) dec. Jarrett Carter (FL), 7-1.
120: John Ciotti (CP) dec. Adam Borgia (FL), 3-1.
126: Dylan Graham (Clear) dec. Keller Watkins (GM), 8-1.
132: Josh McKown (TJ) injury default over Beau Coletta (CP).
138: Matt Humes (Saeg) dec. Ken Stoll (GM), 10-3.
145: Cody Nolan (McD) dec. Brad Malinowski (FL), 3-2.
152: Gabe Stark (H) pinned John Vaughn (BS), :39.
160: Ossie Bowers (GM) dec. Ryan Northcott (Coch), 4-3.
170: Tyler Hendricks (GM) pinned Zachary Miller (Green), 3:56.
182: Chris Laird (GM) dec. Andrew Bradley (McD), 7-3.
195: Alex Thayer (GM) major dec. Andrew Rolfe (H), 10-2.
220: Jake Baker (GM) dec. Nick Davido (D), 3-0.
285: Nate Conti (FL) dec. Mike Bell (H), 5-4.

Championship Finals
106: Devin Brown (Saeg) pinned Joe Wheeling (GM), 3:52.
113: Korbin Myers (BS) dec. Jake Gromacki (CP), 2-1.
120: Grant Bond (BS) dec. Paul Deitz (McD), 8-2.
126: D.J. Fehlman (W) won by medical forfeit over Kyle Shoop (BS).
132: Christian Stone (Clear) pinned Nick Gibson (McD), 6:57 OT.
138: Garrett Brown (D) pinned Jacob Riffe (Green), 5:30.
145: Nolan Barger (Clear) major dec. R.J. Boozer (Coch), 12-2.
152: Mike Sutton (GM) dec. Dan Krysiak (CP), 5-2.
160: Ehrin Lee (Ti) major dec. Mike Kennelly (D), 12-2.
170: Tom Sleigh (D) major dec. Austin Andrews (Coch), 8-0.
182: Dylan Reynolds (Saeg) dec. Shane Marshall (D), 5-3.
195: Landon Hanna (D) pinned Garret Reinwald (FL), :54.
220: Evan Daley (FL) dec. Cam Cyphert (Coch), 6-4 OT.
285: Scot Augustine (McD) dec. Thor Henze (TJ), 5-2.


Individual GM Wrestlers at the 2012-2013 (34th Annual) Tool City Tournament

106-Joe Wheeling
Pre: Wheeling pinned Danny Martineau (H), 1:04
QF: Wheeling pinned Gregory (CP), 3:13
SF: Wheeling dec. Charlie Lenox (McD), 3-2
F: Devin Brown (Saeg) pinned Wheeling 3:52

Tourn Record: 3-1 (PLACED 2ND)

113-Brandon Koehler
Pre: Bryce Swauger (D) tech fall Koehler, 16-0
Cons: Nico Lucarelli (H) pinned Koehler 1:46

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

120-Hunter Hendricks
Pre: Hendricks pinned Noah Cline (Clear), 5:15
QF: Borgia (FL) dec. Hendricks, 8-5
Cons: Hendricks dec. Nick Zoria (SV), 6-4
Cons: Hendricks pinned Jackson (H), 3:22
Cons SF: John Ciotti (CP) dec. Hendricks, 6-0
5th/6th: Hendricks dec. Noah Cline (Clear), 4-2

Tourn Record: 4-2 (PLACED 5TH)

126-Keller Watkins
Pre: Watkins major dec. Tyler Kuzma (FL), 8-0
QF: Dylan Graham (Clear) dec. Watkins, 7-4
Cons: Watkins major dec. Brock Ridgeway (Mead), 12-0
Cons: Watkins dec. Coleman Cousins 1-0
Cons SF: Watkins dec. Nick Monico (Saeg), 1-0
3rd/4th: Dylan Graham (Clear) dec. Watkins, 8-1

Tourn Record: 4-2 (PLACED 4TH)

132-Deane Twitchell
Prelim: Twitchell tech fall Jake Yarnell (Coch), 17-2
QF: Christian Stone (Clear) major dec. Twitchell, 15-6
Cons: Twitchell dec. Derek Watt (Green), 8-7
Cons: Josh McKown (TJ) dec. Twitchell (GM), 8-6

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

138-Ken Stoll
Pre: Stoll dec. Andy Hutzel (CP), 7-1
QF: Matt Humes (Saeg) dec. Stoll, 8-4
Cons: Stoll tech. fall Marco Marinelli (TJ)
Cons: Stoll dec. Jonah Hordusky (W), 9-2
Cons SF: Stoll pinned Zach Luben (Mead), :16
3rd/4th: Matt Humes (Saeg) dec. Stoll, 10-3

Tourn Record: 4-2 (PLACED 4TH)

145-Kyle Sult
Pre: Taylor Ellis (Conn) pinned Sult, 1:41
Cons: Sult tech. fall TJ Carney (D), 16-0
Cons: Jacob Brown (Green) dec. Sult, 9-4

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

152-Mike Sutton
Pre: Sutton pinned Zane Drum (D), 1:26
QF: Sutton dec. John Vaughn (BS), 3-2.
SF: Sutton pinned Blake Horne (Green), :58
F: Sutton dec. Dan Krysiak (CP), 5-2

Tourn Record 4-0 (PLACED 1ST)

160-Ossie Bowers
Pre: Bowers pinned Grant Climie (Clear), 1:05
QF: Ehrin Lee (Ti) dec. Bowers, 3-1
Cons: Bowers pinned Cody Gunn (W), 2:33
Cons: Bowers maj dec. Gladysz (Green), 13-2
Cons SF: Bowers (GM) dec. Taylor Fox (FL), 1-0
3rd/4th: Bowers dec. Ryan Northcott (Coch), 4-3

Tourn Record: 5-1 (PLACED 3RD)

170-Tyler Hendricks
Pre: Hendricks dec. Byron Minous (TJ), 3-1
QF: Hendricks dec. Louis Crawford (Mead), 5-3
SF: Tom Sleigh (D) major dec. Hendricks, 8-0
Cons SF: Hendricks dec. Kyle Rodgers (McD), 6-2
3rd/4th: Hendricks pinned Zachary Miller (Green), 3:56

Tourn Record: 4-1 (PLACED 3RD)

182-Chris Laird
Pre: Laird dec. Jake Verchick (Clear), 7-3
QF: Laird dec. Kyle Taylor (BS), 3-2
SF: Dylan Reynolds (Saeg) dec. Laird, 9-3
Cons SF: Laird dec. Josh Grodesky (H), 7-3
Cons F: Laird dec. Andrew Bradley (McD), 7-3

Tourn Record: 4-1 (PLACED 3RD)

195-Alex Thayer
Pre: Bye
QF: Thayer pinned Dan Henry (W), :12 (Fastest Pin)
SF: Garret Reinwald (FL) dec. Thayer, 8-7
Cons SF: Thayer pinned Alex Ho (Green), 2:00
3rd/4th: Thayer major dec. Andrew Rolfe (H), 10-2

Tourn Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)

220-Jake Baker
Pre: Baker pinned Ty Lohr (Ti), 1:33
QF: Baker dec. Nick Davido (D), 3-1
SF: Evan Daley (FL) major dec. Baker, 10-0
Cons SF: Baker dec. Calvin Barrick (BS), 3-1
3rd/4th: Baker dec. Nick Davido (D), 3-0

Tourn Record: 4-1 (PLACED 3RD)

285-Ian Mallory
Pre: Braden Gladysz (G) pinned Ian Mallory, 4:55
Cons: Mallory dec. Nate Carlin (CP) 3-2
Cons: Mallory pinned Jason Oakes (Ti), 4:05
Cons: Mallory pinned Macken (Saeg), 2:54
Cons SF: Conti (FL) pinned Mallory, 1:21
5th/6th: Braden Gladysz (Green) pinned Mallory, 2:55

Tourn Record: 3-3 (PLACED 6th)


McLane Wrestlers Beat Bulldogs, 58-13

The General McLane wrestling team ran their dual meet record to 4-0 on Wednesday evening in Meadville with a 58-13 win over the Bulldogs. The Lancers posted a season high, seven pins in the dual meet. Joe Wheeling, Deane Twitchell, Ken Stoll, Kyle Sult, Alex Thayer, Ian Mallory and Jake Baker all decked their opponents.

Keller Watkins won by major decision, while Mike Sutton won by forfeit. Hunter and Tyler Hendricks both gained victories by decision. The Lancers will be back in action this Friday and Saturday in the always tough Tool City Tournament in Meadville.

Notes from Meadville:

Joe Wheeling remained unbeaten at 9-0 and racked up his 5th fall of the season. Wheeling will have a tough field to face in this weekend's Tool City Tournament. Good luck Joe!

Jake Baker also sports 9 wins as he moved his record to 9-2 on the season. Keep it rolling Jake. You're looking tough!

Alex Thayer and Joe Wheeling are tied for the team lead with five pins each.


106 Joe Wheeling (GM) wbf Aaron Ehrgott 1:05
113 Derrick Ridgeway (M) wbmd Brandon Koehler 10-1
120 Hunter Hendricks (GM) wbd Kyle Luben 3-0
126 Keller Watkins (GM) wbmd Brock Ridgeway 17-3
132 Deane Twitchell (GM) wbf Kris Nottingham 5:43
138 Zach Luben (M) wbd Briggs Twitchell 4-2
145 Ken Stoll (GM) wbf Tyriee Kasper 1:03
152 Kyle Sult (GM) wbf Cameron Demaison 1:10
160 Mike Sutton (GM) wbff
170 Tyler Hendricks (GM) wbd Louis Crawford 11-4
182 Alex Thayer (GM) wbf Joe Harding :38
195 Ben Bish (M) wbff
220 Ian Mallory (GM) wbf Luke Carr 3:27
285 Jake Baker (GM) wbf Caleb Prater 3:20






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