News from February...2004

McLane Wrestlers Win NW Regional Tournament

It was almost like being at the 1980 Olympics and watching the USA upset the unbeatable Soviet hockey team. No one picked General McLane to finish in the top six at regionals, but seven McLane wrestlers proved them all wrong. Ashton Osterberg, Jake Keene, Hadley Harrison, Don Osinski, Hayden Harrison, Branden Stearns and Travis Goss went to Altoona, wrestled their hearts out and brought home the team gold. General McLane won it's first NW AAA Regional Tournament with 120 points over powerhouses Clearfield (111.5), Bald Eagle Area (89.5), Erie Prep (89) and 27 other teams.

Jake Keene, Hadley Harrison, Hayden Harrison and Branden Stearns all won their first regional titles. Sophomore, Don Osinski also qualified for the state tournament with his 3rd place finish. Travis Goss beat two District champs and placed 4th. Ashton Osterberg didn't place, but he did win three matches, two by major decision and one by fall, to help his teammates pull off the biggest McLane upset of the year.

Ashton Osterberg may have had the toughest road at regionals. He opened with a big 13-5 win over Bellefonte's Brandon Reish. Unfortunately, Ashton wound up on the same side of the bracket with one of the states toughest wrestlers, Matt Kyler of Clearfield. Kyler, who is unbeaten and ranked number one in AAA, won 15-3 and sent Osterberg to the consolation rounds. Ashton followed with a 1:37 pin over Brashear's Bryan Nicelli and a 10-0 major over BEA's Jake Shirk. In the consolation semi finals, Osterberg was forced to injury default, one bout short of placing.

Jake Keene beat State College's Adam Homan in Friday's quarter finals, 8-3. Keene celebrated his 18th birthday on Saturday with a pair of wins and his first regional crown. It looked like his match with TJ Hanna would go into overtime in the semis, when Jake hit a takedown and pinned the Brashear wrestler at the final buzzer. He followed with a 3-1 win over Lewistown's 21st ranked, Mike Robinson in the finals. Robinson had beaten Jake a month earlier at the Indian Valley Duals.

Hadley Harrison won his preliminary round bout, 4-3 over Phillipsburg-Osceola's Ryan Dobo and beat Clearfield's Tom Barger, 12-5 in the quarters. In the semis, Hadley won a 16-7 major decision over Oil City's Jacob Spuck. In the finals, Hadley wrestled Central Mountain's Kyle Dolan. At one point, Dolan had the GM wrestler on his back, but Harrison fought out of it and came back with a late takedown and back points at the buzzer for a 9-7 win and the title.

Don Osinski started the tourney with a 59 second pin over Lamar Clausell of Westinhouse. He won a hard fought, 7-6 decision in the quarter finals over Clearfield's Zach Lundgren. Osinski's only loss in the tournament came in the semi finals at the hands of Central Mountain's 6th ranked Garrett Desmond, by a 7-2 score. Osinski finished the tournament with a 4-3 win over Phillipsburg-Osceloa's Trevor Emigh and a 1-0 decision over Holidaysburg's Nathan Barroner.

Hayden Harrison continued his winning ways at regionals with three dominating performances. He pinned Johstown's LaRod Stephens in the quarter finals and posted a 14-4 major decison over Saint Mary's AJ Keebler in the semis. He won the title by beating Prep's Pat Smith, 12-4 in a rematch of their District 10 final.

Branden Stearns pulled out a 6-5 double overtime rideout win on Friday, over Bellefonte's Dan Hoover. In the semi finals, Stearns avenged a Tool City loss by beating Clearfield's Scott Hall, by a 16-8 score. Stearns followed with a 14-5 major decision in the finals over Holidaysburg's, 11th ranked Brian Shaw.

Travis Goss took his wrestling skills to a higher level this weekend. Travis opened with a 2-1 double overtime win over Bradford's Adam Preist. In the quarter finals, he beat Distrct 8 champ, Brandon Carter of Carrick, then lost by fall to returning 215 lbs. regional champ, Monty Rockey in the semis. Goss came back in the consolation semis with a 7-3 decision over District 9 champ, Mike Stewart, then lost a 16-4 major decision in the cony finals to 11th ranked Kevin Suhey of State College.


Notes from the regional tournament:

Jake Keene, Branden Stearns, Hadley Harrison and Travis Goss all turned the tables on wrestlers who had beaten them earlier in the year. Keene beat Lewistown's Mike Robinson, who won a 4-3 decision over Jake at the Indian Valley Duals. Hadley lost to Oil City's Spuck last weekend at the District 10 tourney, but scored a convincing 16-7 major decision at regionals. Stearns avenged a 5-3 loss to Clearfield's Scott Hall at the Tool City tournament, when he won a 16-8 major decision in the semis. Goss was pinned at the GM Duals by DuBois' Mike Stewart in January, but he beat Stewart, 7-3 in the consy semis.

Jake Keene got his 100th career win in the semi finals and his 101st in the finals. Welcome to the GM 100 wins club, Jake! Keene also crept into the GM record books for "Season Wins." He now has 36. Hayden Harrison racked up his 129th, 130th and 131st career wins. Wow!!! It may be some time before that record is broken. He also added a pin to bring his career total to 67.

How incredible was this past weekend? Tim Mulholland coached a total of 4 regional champs in his 25 year career. This group of wrestlers doubled that number!

Watching these scrappy kids win the regional team title was an experience I'll never forget. No one expected it, but they made it happen. Congratulations to all seven of our regional qualifiers and their dedicated coaching staff.


2004 NW AAA Regional Finals

103-Matt Kyler (Clf) dec Andrew Winters (Ind Valley) 5-0
112-Brad Pataky (Clf) tech fall over Kyle Fluke (St Coll) 15-0
119-Jake Keene (GM) dec Mike Robinson (Lewistown) 3-1
125-Hadley Harrison (GM) dec Kyle Dolan (Cent Mt) 9-7
130-Garrett Desmond (Cent Mt) dec Chad George (McD) 7-2
135-Clint Shirk (BEA) dec Joe Ciampoli (Altoona) 7-0
140-Mike DePelligrini (Lewistown) dec Matt Shnk (Ind Valley) 10-4
145-Bryan Kuhn (McD) dec Matt Baker (Mdv) 11-4
152-Hayden Harrison (GM) maj dec Pat Smith (Prep) 12-4
160-Jake Lauffenburger (War) dec Casey Neely (Bradf) 3-1
171-Branden Stearns (GM) maj dec Brian Shaw (Holidaysbg) 14-5
189-Monty Rockey (BEA) pinned Sean Connole (Prep) :52
215-Josh Cherish (OC) dec Ben McMillin (Conn Lk) 5-4
275-Stephan Tighe (Prep) dec James West (McD) 8-4


2004 NW AAA Regional Consolation Finals

103-Joe McCullough (Prep) dec Matt Bonson (Lewistown) 3-0
112-Brandon Dixon (DuB) dec Adam Green (Conn Lk) 5-4
119-Chris Bloom (Clf) dec Luke Miller (Franklin) 8-6 (OT)
125-Tom Barger (Clf) dec Ryan Dobo (Phillipsb-Osc) 4-2
130-Don Osinski (GM) dec Nathan Barroner (Holidaysbg) 1-0
135-Kyle Keane (Bradf) dec Scott Goodwill (War) 6-2
140-Brandon Behrer (St Coll) dec Mike Pride (Punx) 9-5
145-Brad Steinbach (St Marys) pinned Chris Decker (St Coll) 3:19
152-Lucas Aughenbaugh (Clf) dec Landis Wright (BEA) 13-8
160-Mario Morelli (DuB) dec Adam Stout (Lewistown) 2-0
171-JB Frye (Punx) dec Kory Hubbard (Conn LK) 6-4
189-Kevin Suhey (St Coll) maj dec Travis Goss (GM) 16-4
215-Travis Stem (BEA) dec Justin Masorti (St Coll) 2-1 (OT)
275-Joe Welton (Erie Cent) pinned Gabe Bowley (Dub) 4:41


Final Team Scores: (1) General McLane-120, (2) Clearfield-111.5, (3) Bald Eagle Area-89.5, (4) Erie Prep-89, (5) State College, (6) Erie McDowell-73, (7) Lewistown-66, (8) DuBois-62.5, (9) Indian Valley-51, (10) Central Mountain-48, (11) Conneaut Lake-46, (12) Punxsutawney-38.5, (13) Saint Marys-38, (14) Warren-34.5, (15) Bradford-33.5, (16) Holidaysburg-31, (17) Oil City-30, (18) Franklin-28, (19) Meadville-25, (20) Erie Central-24, (21) Altoona-23.5, (22) Phillipsburg-Osceloa-22, (23) Bellefonte-14, (24) Brashear-12, (25) Johnstown-11.5, (26) Huntingon-7, (27) Perry-4, (28) Carrick-3, (29) Corry-1, (29) Langley-1, (29) Schenley-1


GM Wrestlers Complete Results - 2004 AAA NW Regional Tournament

103-Ashton Osterberg

Preliminary Round:
Osterberg maj dec Brandon Reish (Bellf) 13-5

Quarter Finlas:
Matt Kyler (Clf) maj dec Osterberg 15-3

Consolation Round:
Osterberg pinned Bryan Nicelli (Brash) 1:37

Consolation QF:
Osterberg maj dec Jake Shirk (BEA) 10-0

Consolation SF:
Joe MCCullough (Prep) wb inj def Osterberg 1:24

Tournament Record: 3-2


119-Jake Keene

Quarter Finals:
Keene dec Adam Homan (St Coll) 8-3

Semi Finals:
Keene pinned TJ Hanna (Brash) 6:00

Keene dec Mike Robinson (Lewistown) 3-1

Tournament Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)***

Note: Keene got his 100th career win in the semi final round.

125-Hadley Harrison

Preliminary Round:
Harrison dec Ryan Dobo (Phil-Osc) 4-3

Quarter Finals:
Harrison dec Tom Barger (Clf) 12-5

Semi Finals:
Harrison maj dec Jacob Spuck (OC) 16-7

Harrison dec Kyle Dolan (Cent Mt) 9-7

Tournament Record: 4-0 (PLACED 1ST)***


130-Donald Osinski

Preliminary Round:
Osinski pinned Lamar Claussell (Westingh) :59

Quarter Finals:
Osinski dec Zach Lundgren (DuB) 7-6

Semi Finals:
Garrett Desmond (Cent Mt) dec Osinski 7-2

Consolation SF:
Osinski dec Trevor Emigh (Phil-Osc) 4-3

Consolation Finals:
Osinski dec Nathan Barroner (Hldysbg) 1-0

Tournament Record: 4-1 (PLACED 3RD)***


152-Hayden Harrison

Quarter Finals:
Harrison pinned LaRod Stephens (Johnst) 2:17

Semi Finals:
Harrison maj dec AJ Keebler (St Marys) 14-4

Harrison maj dec Pat Smith (Prep) 12-4

Tournament Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)***


171-Branden Stearns

Quarter Finals:
Stearns dec Dan Hoover (Bellef) 6-5 (2 OT/Rideout)

Semi Finals:
Stearns maj dec Scott Hall (Clf) 16-8

Stearns maj dec Brian Shaaw (Hldysbg) 14-5

Tournament Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)***

189-Travis Goss

Preliminary Round:
Goss dec Adam Preist (Bradf) 2-1 (2 OT)

Quarter Finals:
Goss dec Brandon Carter (Carrick) 6-4

Semi Finals:
Monty Rockey pinned Goss 3:14

Consolation SF:
Goss dec Mike Stewart (DuB) 7-3

Consolation Finals:
Kevin Suhey (St Coll) maj dec Goss 16-4

Tournament Record: 3-2 (PLACED 4TH)

*** Qualified for state tournament.



7 GM Wrestlers Qualify for Regional Tourney

General McLane crowned three District 10 AAA Champs for the second year in a row, Saturday evening at Meadville. McLane also claimed second place as a team, with a young squad and only 13 entries. A total of seven GM wrestlers qualified for next weekend's regional tournament in Altoona.

Jake Keene, Hayden Harrison and Branden Stearns all won D-10 individual crowns. Keene pinned his first two opponents and won a 10-1 major decision over Franklin's Luke Miller in the finals. Hayden pinned Corry's Jared Durlin in the quarter finals and beat Nathan Kucnick, 12-6 in the semis. In the finals, Harrison dominated Prep's state ranked Pat Smith, before pinning him at the 4:47 mark.

Branden Stearns pinned Corry's Ryan Smith in the quarter finals and decisioned Warren's Toby Williams in the semis. Stearns then avenged a 5-4 Tool City loss to Kory Hubbard of Conneaut Lake in the finals, by a 4-0 count. Ashton Osterberg easily made the finals with a fall and major decision, before bowing to Prep's Joe McCullough, 5-1 in the finals.

McLane entered the final round of wrestling with 3 consolaton finalists and they all won, to qualify for Regionals. Hadley Harrison went 3-1, beating Franklin's Ben Mellring 14-2 in the quarters. He lost a 9-7 heart breaker to Oil City's Jacob Spuck in the semis. Harrison came back to beat Alex Lauffenburger, 7-4 in the consy semis, then shut out Ben Mellring, 7-0 in the consy final.

Don Osinski opened the tournament with a 13-0 major decision over Conneaut Lake's Dan Tursky. He lost a controversial 5-3 decision to Prep's Josh Garrity in the semis. Garrity was hit with 2 unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, one during and one immediately following the bout. Osinski came roaring back with an 11-3 major over Franklin's Nick Perrine and then avenged an Indian Valley Duals loss to Warren's Brian Pascuzzi, 10-4 in the consy final.

Travis Goss had a 3-2 double overtime win over McDowell's Jeremy Little in the quarter finals. He lost 14-6 to Prep's state ranked, Sean Connole in the semis. Goss followed with a 9-4 win over Oil City's Brian Shontz and then won his consy finals match over Jeremy Little, 8-5.


Notes from the tournament:

Congrats to Phillip Williams for wrestling and winning his first varsity match, by fall at the tournament. Phillip went 1-2 and wrestled well against three seasoned competitors. Jake Keene got his 98th career win in the finals and became a 4 time District 10 place winner. He has placed 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st.

Travis Goss claimed 3rd place and won his 25th bout of the year in the consy finals. Travis just missed placing last year in the 215 lbs. weight class, when he lost 3-2, in double overtime to Titusville's Mike Sullivan in the consolation semis. Branden Stearns won his first D-10 crown after finishing 2nd as a freshman and sophomore. Stearns also got his 70th career win in the finals.

Don Osinski won his 31st match of the year in the D-10 consy finals. Osinski also won 2 bouts by major decision. Hayden Harrison dominated the 152 pound weight class. He easily handled Prep's state ranked Pat Smith in the finals to rack up his 128th career win. Hayden also added to his school record, career falls total of 66 and became just the 3rd GM wrestler to become a 3 time District 10 champ! Congratulations.

Ashton Osterberg medaled for the first time at Districts, placing 2nd. He won his 27th bout of the year in the finals. Hadley Harrison looked great this weekend after being out of the lineup with an injury for most of the season. Hadley placed 3rd for the second year in a row.

The GM coaches, Tim Mulholland, Ryan Cook, John Mukina and Dan Harrison did an outstanding job with this young squad. There wasn't a week during this season when everyone was healthy, but the coaches did a great job of getting the younger wrestlers ready to rumble with more seasoned opponents. The team pulled off a few upsets during the season, McDowell at the GM Duals, Warren at the Indian Valley Duals and FCVC Champion, Conneaut Lake.


2004 District 10 AAA Finals

103-Joe McCullough (Prep) dec. Ashton Osterberg (GM) 5-1
112-John Heynoski (Prep) maj dec Adam Green (CL) 10-2
119-Jake Keene (GM) maj dec Luke Miller (FRK) 10-1
125-Ryan Smith (McD) dec Jacob Spuck (OC) 6-4
130-Chad George (McD) pinned Josh Garrity (Prep) 3:59
135-Scott Goodwill (WAR) dec Jason Ardillo (Prep) 4-0
140-Jeff Wozniak (Prep) pinned Greg Murphy (COR) 2:30
145-Bryan Kuhn (McD) dec Matt Baker (MDV) 11-6
152-Hayden Harrison (GM) pinned Pat Smith (Prep) 4:47
160-Jake Lauffenburger (WAR) dec Jon Wentz (Prep) 6-4 (OT)
171-Branden Stearns (GM) dec Kory Hubbard (CL) 4-0
189-Sean Connole (Prep) dec Mike Murkens (FRK) 11-4
215-Josh Cherish (OC) dec Mark Anthony (McD) 6-3
275-Stephan Tighe (Prep) dec James West (McD) 6-1

Consolation Finals

103-Matt Lewis-Jones (McD) dec Dan Pascuzzi (WAR) 4-3 (2 OT)
112-Bobby Steetle (FRK) Doug Jones (COR) 6-5
119-Bryan Towers (MDV) dec Ryan Tann (Prep) 8-1
125-Hadley Harrison (GM) dec Ben Mellring (FRK) 7-0
130-Don Osinski (GM) dec Brian Pascuzzi (WAR) 10-4
135-Devon McCray (COR) dec Richard Towers (MDV) 5-3
140-Alex Hamilton (MDV) dec Joe Anderson (TV) 2-0
145-Dave Milano (Prep) pinned Jonah Davis (OC) :54
152-Ryan Uber (WAR) won by forfeit over Nathan Kucnick (McD)
160-Dana Goodwill (WAR) pinned Tom Smith (TV) 1:32
171-Toby Williams (WAR) dec Kevin Deiner (Prep) 8-3
189-Travis Goss (GM) dec Jeremy Little 8-5
215-Ben McMillin (CL) dec Brandon Edwards (COR) 9-5
275-Joe Welton (CEN) dec Dan Chase (COR) 7-1

Team Scores: (1) Erie Prep-229, (2) General McLane-148, (3) McDowell-145, (4) Warren-111.5, (5) Corry-98.5, (6) Franklin-94, (7) Oil City-80.5, (8) Conneaut Lake-74.5, (9) Meadville-72, (10) Titusville-30, (11) Central-19.5


GM Wrestlers Complete Results - 2004 District 10 AAA Tournament

103 - Ashton Osterberg

QF Round:
Osterberg pinned Nathan George (Central) :24

SF Round :
Osterberg maj dec Matt Lewis-Jones (McD) 9-0

Joe McCullough (Prep) dec Osterberg 5-1

Tournament Record: 2-1 (PLACED 2ND)

112 - Phil Williams

Preliminary Round:
Williams pinned Zach Zimmerman (Central) :44

QF Round:
Adam Green (CL) Tech fall Phil Williams 15-0

Second Consolation Round:
Joe Amato (Mdv) pinned Phil Williams 2:57

Tournament Record: 1-2

119 - Jake Keene

QF Round:
Keene pinned Billy Condon (Central) ) 1:55

SF Round:
Keene pinned Ryan Tann (Prep) 2:56

Keene maj dec Luke Miller (Frk) 10-1

Tournament Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)

125-Hadley Harrison

QF Round:
Harrison maj dec Ben Mellring (Frk) 14-2

SF Round :
Jacob Spuck (OC) dec Harrison 9-7

Consolation SF:
Harrison dec Alex Lauffenburger (War) 7-4

Consolation Finals:
Harrison dec Ben Mellring (Frk) 7-0

Tournament Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)

130 - Don Osinski

QF Round:
Osinski maj dec Dan Tursky (CL) 13-0

SF Round :
Josh Garrity (Prep) dec Osinski 5-3

Consolation SF:
Osinski maj dec Nick Perrine (Frk) 11-3

Consolation Finals:
Osinski dec Brian Pascuzzi (War) 10-4

Tournament Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)

135 - Brandon Saraceno

QF Round:
Scott Goodwill (War) pinned Saraceno 2:50

First Consolation Round:
Saraceno pinned Wayne Burnside (TV) :28

Second Consolation Round:
Alex Anderson (Frk) dec Saraceno 6-4

Tournament Record: 1-2

140 - Louie Decker

QF Round:
Ryan Murray (OC) dec Decker 7-5

First Consolation Round:
Decker won by forfeit over Jon Smith (CL)

Second Consolation Round:
Terry Sedney (McD) dec Decker 11-8

Tournament Record: 1-2

145 - Dale Sanders

Preliminary Round:
Nate Walters (Cor) maj dec Sanders 10-0

First Consolation Round:
Andy Lang (Frk) maj dec Sanders 11-2

Tournament Record: 0-2

152 - Hayden Harrison

QF Round:
Harrison pinned Jared Durlin (Cor) 3:00

SF Round :
Harrison dec Nathan Kucnick (McD) 12-6

Harrison pinned Pat Smith (Prep) 4:47

Tournament Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)

160 - Kyle Goss

Preliminary Round :
Goss pinned Tom Bonyai (Cen) 1:27

QF Round:
Jake Lauffenburger (War) pinned Goss 1:02

First Consolation Round:
Goss pinned Jared McClure (McD) 1:59

Second Consolation Round:
Tom Smith (Tv) dec Goss 5-2

Tournament Record: 2-2

171 - Branden Stearns

QF Round:
Stearns pinned Ryan Smith (Cor) 2:56

SF Round :
Stearns dec Toby Williams (War) 8-2

Stearns dec Kory Hubbard (CL) 4-0

Tournament Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)

189 - Travis Goss

QF Round:
Goss dec Jeremy Little (McD) 3-2 (2 OT)

SF Round :
Sean Connole (Prep) maj dec Goss 14-6

Consolation SF:
Goss dec Brian Shontz (War) 9-4

Consolation Finals:
Goss dec Jeremy Little (McD) 8-5

Tournament Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)

215 - Andrew Wilson

Preliminary Round:
Wilson pinned Paul Malec (Mdv) 3:13

QF Round:
Mark Anthony (McD) pinned Wilson 1:45

Second Consolation Round:
Sam Schwabenbauer (Frk) dec Wilson 6-2

Tournament Record: 1-2

275 - No Entry



12 GM Wrestlers Still Alive at Districts
7 Advance to the Semi Final Round

Twelve of 13 McLane wrestlers survived the first night of the District 10 AAA tourney, Friday at Meadville. Top seeds, Ashton Osterberg, Jake Keene, Hayden Harrison and Branden Stearns all won their quarter final bouts to advance to Saturday's semis. Also making the semi finals were, Hadley Harrison, Don Osinski and Travis Goss.

In quarter finals action, Osterberg pinned Central's Nathan George in 24 seconds. Keene decked Central's Billy Condon at the 1:55 mark for his 96th career win. Hadley major decisioned Franklin's Ben Mellring 14-2 and Don Osinski won by major decision over Conneaut Lake's Dan Tursky. Hayden notched his 65th career fall and 126th career win over Corry's Jared Durlin in 3:00. Stearns built a big lead with a couple of tilts before pinning Corry's Ryan Smith in 2:56. Travis Goss won his QF bout the hard way. He pulled out a 3-2 double overtime thriller over McDowell's Jeremy Little.

Phillip Williams wrestled his first varsity match of the year and won by fall in the preliminary round, over Central's Zach Zimmerman in 44 seconds. Williams lost to Conneaut Lake's top seeded Adam Green in the quarter finals. Kyle Goss pinned Central's Tom Bonyai in the opening round, before losing to Warren's Jake Lauffenburger in the quarters. Goss came back in the first consy round with a fall over McDowell's Jared McClure.

Andrew Wilson pinned Meadville's Paul Malec in 3:13 in the prelims, then lost to McDowell's top seed, Mark Anthony. Brandon Saraceno, who's been out of the lineup since the GM Duals, lost his QF bout to Warren's Scott Goodwill. Saraceno came back with a 28 second fall over Titusville's Wayne Burnside. Louie Decker lost a 7-5 heart breaker against Oil City's Ryan Murray in the quarters and will wrestle again in tomorrow's consolation round.

Notes from the tournament: Erie Prep leads the tournament after the Friday sessions, with twelve semi finalists. McLane and McDowell each have seven and Corry has six. Wrestling resumes Saturday morning at 10 AM.


McLane Wrestlers Come From Behind
to Beat FCVC Champ, Conneaut Lake

Four young wrestlers came through in the clutch Wednesday evening, to propel General McLane to a 44-34 come from behind win over FCVC Champ, Conneaut Lake. The match started at 160 lbs. and things didn't go well for the Lancers in the heavier weights. Branden Stearns pinned his opponent at 171 lbs. But that was the only win GM could muster through the first five bouts as they found themselves on the short end of a 22-6 score.

Ashton Osterberg finally got a fall at 103, with only 13 seconds remaining in his bout to start the GM comeback. Jake Keene hit some great throwbys and dumps and racked up a 15-4 major decision at 119 to make the score Conneaut Lake 28, GM 16.

McLane was still down by 12 points, but two freshmen and two sophomore wrestlers stepped up and got the job done. Glen Sult, in only his second varsity start, rolled to a 17-7 major decision over Tyler Thomas. Don Osinski broke open a close bout and pinned Dan Tursky with just over a minute left in the second period.

Brian Clark followed that with a stretch job over Mike Miller in 5:07. That win put the Lancers on top for the first time, 32-28. Freshman, Louie Decker got the fired up McLane fans roaring when he hit a standing headlock and pinned Joe Smith at 140 lbs., to put the match away.

Hayden Harrison wrestled Jim Jurako in the final bout. Harrison hit four takedowns and had an 8-3 lead in the second period when he reversed and the pinned Jurako. That made the final score, General McLane-44 Conneaut Lake-34.

General McLane-44  Conneaut Lake-34

103-Ashton Osterberg (GM) pinned Joe Dudda (CL) 5:47
112-Adam Green (CL) pinned Eric Zelina (GM) 5:22
119-Jake Keene (GM) maj dec Rodney Gelvin (CL) 15-4
125-Glen Sult (GM) maj dec Tyler Thomas (CL) 17-7
130-Don Osinski (GM) pinned Dan Tursky (CL) 2:50
135-Brian Clark (GM) pinned Mike Miller (CL) 4:48
140-Louie Decker (GM) pinned Joe Smith (CL) 1:25
145-Shane O'Daty (CL) pinned Dale Sanders (GM) :57
152-Hayden Harrison (GM) pinned Jim Juracko (CL) 2:44
160-Jake Demmler (CL) pinned Kyle Goss (GM) 3:28
171-Scott Kreider (CL) maj dec Ben Rucker (GM) 14-6
189-Branden Stearns (GM) pinned Shane Kreider (CL) 5:23
215-Ben McMillin (CL) pinned Travis Goss (GM) 3:31
275-Jeremy Alabran (CL) pinned Andrew Wilson (GM) :32

GM Final Season Dual Record: 12-6


Notes from the match:

Hayden Harrison's fall against Conneaut Lake was the 64th of his career and broke the school record of 63, which was held by Frank Myers since 1983. Hayden now owns the records for 'Career Takedowns', Career Falls', and 'Career Wins'. Congratulations!!!

Jake Keene became the second Lancer wrestler to break the 30 win barrier. It was also the 95th win of his career. Branden Stearns hit the 25 win mark for the season, with his fall over Shane Kreider. Stearns now has 67 career wins. Ashton Osterberg also won his 25th bout.

Congratulations to Glen Sult, Brian Clark, Don Osinki and Louie Decker, four young wrestlers who stepped up and got the job done when it counted.

Travis Goss deserves credit for making a personal sacrifice. He bumped up to 215 lbs. to wrestle state ranked, Ben McMillin. Travis lost, but that move allowed GM to send out a heavyweight instead of forfeiting the weight class.

It's been a good season for this young team. Injuries have plagued the Lancers all year, but they managed to beat FCVC Champ Conneaut Lake, previously unbeaten McDowell at the GM Duals and a tough Warren squad at the Indian Valley Duals. They will be a force to be reckoned with next year if they can stay healthy.






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