Wrestling News from February...2005

Lancers Finish 2nd at District 10 Tournament

For the second year in a row, the Lancer matmen finished second at the District 10 Tournament. 171/2 points seperated them from the top spot with Cathedral Prep. Five McLane wrestlers will move on to the NW Regional Tournament in Altoona. Branden Stearns, Donald Osinski and Hadley Harrison all claimed District 10 titles. Eric Zelina placed second and Ashton Osterberg was third. Sophomore, Glen Sult and junior, Brian Clark took fourths, one short of moving on.

Donald Osinski dominated the 130 lbs. weight class. He scored falls over Prep's Paul Squelia in the quarter finals and McDowell's Travis Booth in the semis. Donald met Oil City's Jacob Spuck in what was expected to be a close bout. But Osinski controlled the match, scoring a pair of takedowns and an escape while riding out the oiler for an entire period.

Hadley Harrison also cruised through his weight class. He posted a 17-1 technical fall over Corry's Brandon Eck in the quarters, then pinned Conneaut Lake's talented freshman, Cash Horne in the semis. Hadley topped Warren's Alex Lauffenburger, 7-3 in the finals.

Branden Stearns pinned Oil City's Brian Shontz in the quarter final round and followed with a 6-0 whitewashing of Corry's Ryan Smith. Stearns had his hands full with Franklin's Andrew Riddle in the finals. Branden was clinging to a 7-6 lead in the 3rd period when he escaped and took Riddle down in the final seconds for a 12-8 win and his second District 10 title.

Eric Zelina squeaked past Meadville's Joe Amato 9-7 in overtime and then beat Conneaut Lake's Clint Copelad 9-5 in the semis. Zelina met Prep's Brad Crolli in the finals and scored the first takedown. But Crolli hit a peterson, switched off to a head & arm and decked the Lancer in :51.

Ashton Osterberg won by tech fall over Conneaut Lake's Tyler Thomas in the opening round. He dropped a 6-4 heart breaker to Franklin's Bobby Steetle in the semis. Ashton scored another tech fall over Corry's JC Hammond and then secured 3rd place and a trip to Altoona with an 11-3 major decision over Warren's Eric Gustafson.

News and Notes from the D10 Tourney:

Don Osinski scored his 18th and 19th falls of the year in the tournament and ran his record to a team best, 33-1. Branden Stearns leads the team with 34 wins.

Ashton Osterberg tied a school record for 3 point near falls over the weekend. He has 31. That ties him with Hudson Harrison. Ashton should break the record at Regionals this weekend.

Senior co-catain, Travis Goss wrestled his last varsity match on Saturday in the consolation semi finals. It was a disappointing tournament for Travis who went 1-2 and failed to place for the first time this season. He placed 3rd at Districts and 4th at Regionals last year. Travis racked up 80 career wins and set new school records for "Season Escapes" (55) and "Career Escapes (137)". He also posted a winning record all 4 years, despite wrestling up one to two weight classes. Congratulations on a great wrestling career, Travis.


District 10 AAA Championship Finals

103-Steve Mancuso (Mcd) dec David Pondel (Titusv) 10-4
112-Bobby Steetle (Frank) won by default over Joe McCullough (Prep) 5:26
119-John Heynoski (Prep) dec Adam Green (C Lake) 11-4
125-Brad Crolli (Prep) pinned Eric Zelina (GM) :51
130-Donald Osinski (GM) dec Jacob Spuck (Oil City) 5-0
135-Hadley Harrison (GM) dec Alex Lauffenburger (Warren) 7-3
140-Jason Ardillo (Prep) dec Stephen Bell (Str Vinc) 7-6 (2 OT)
145-Greg Murphy (Corry) dec Toby Williams (Warren) 3-2
152-Ryan Uber (Warren) decRyan OChalek (Oil City) 7-1
160-Johnathon Wentz (Prep) dec Dana Goodwill (Corry) 3-1
171-Branden Stearns (GM) dec Andrew Riddle (Frank) 12-8
189-Jeremy Little (McD) dec Mike Murkens (Frank) 4-2 (OT)
215-Matt Tenney (Oil City) dec Kevin Deiner (Prep) 5-1
275-Stephan Tighe (Prep) dec Joe Welton (Central) 6-3

District 10 AAA Consolation Finals

103-Mike Gustafson (Warren) dec Kenny Hammer (Prep)
112-Ashton Osterberg (GM) maj dec Eric Gustafson (Warren) 11-3
119-Dan Pascuzzi (Warren) pinned Glen Sult (GM) 3:44
125-Nick Perrine (Frank) maj dec Clint Copeland (C Lake) 8-0
130-Luke Miller (Frank) dec Travis Booth (McD) 6-2
135-Cash Horne (C Lake) dec Tim Meahl (Str Vinc)
140-Brian Pascuzzi (Warren) dec Nathan Heagy (Meadv)
145-Joe Snyder (Titus) pinned Brian Clark (GM) 1:43
152-Jake Jurkiewicz (Str Vinc) maj dec Tom Kaiser (Meadv)
Nathan Kucnick (McD) dec Alex Hamilton (Meadv) 6-5
171-Kory Hubbard (C Lake) pinned Ryan Smith (Corry) 1:26
189-Joel Goodwill (Warren) dec Robert Slava (Corry) 5-3
215-Nick Roussin (Corry) dec Sam Schwabenbauer (Frank) 6-2
275-Brandon Edwards (Corry) pinned Travis Chappel (Titus) 2:45


Individual GM Wrestlers at the District 10 AAA Tournament

103-Cyrus Parlin

QF-Mike Gustafson (Warren) dec Parlin 6-0
Cons SF-Kenny Hammer (Prep) maj dec Parlin 10-1

Tournament Record: 0-2 (DNP)


112- Ashton Osterberg

QF-Osterberg tech fall Tyler Thomas (C Lake) 16-0
SF-Bobby Steetle (Franklin) dec Osterberg 6-4
Cons SF-Osterberg tech fall JC Hammond (Corry) 18-3
Cons F-Osterberg maj dec Eric Gustafson (Warren) 11-3

Tournament Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)

119- Glen Sult

QF-Sult dec Jimmy Rowland (Franklin) 2-0
SF-John Heynoski (Prep) pinned Sult 1:51
Cons SF-Sult dec Doug Jones (Corry) 3-0
Cons F-Dan Pascuzzi (Warren) pinned Sult 3:44

Tournament Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)

125-Eric Zelina

QF-Zelina dec Joe Amato (Meadville) 9-7 OT
SF-Zelina dec Clint Copeland (C Lake) 9-5
F-Brad Crolli (Prep) pinned Zelina :51

Tournament Record: 2-1 (PLACED 2ND)

130- Donald Osinski

QF-Osinski pinned Paul Squelia (Prep) :56
SF-Osinski pinned Travis Booth (McDowell) 4:54
F-Osinski dec Jacob Spuck (Oil City) 5-0

Tournament Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)

135- Hadley Harrison

QF-Harrison tech fall Brandon Eck 17-1
SF-Harrison pinned Cash Horne (C Lake) 5:34
F-Harrison dec Alex Lauffenburger 7-3

Tournament Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)

140- Brandon Saraceno

Prelim-Saraceno maj dec Chris Fritts (McDowell) 9-1
QF-Jason Ardillo (Prep) pinned Saraceno 2:21
Cons-Saraceno dec Alex Anderson (Franklin) 5-2
Cons SF-Nate Heagy (Meadville) dec Saraceno 6-4 OT

Tournament Record: 2-2 (DNP)

145- Brian Clark

Prelim-Clark pinned Matt Ahrens (Central) :37
QF-Toby Williams (Warren) dec Clark 9-4
Cons-Clark pinned Matt Russo (Oil City) 4:25
Cons SF-Clark dec Matt Morian (C Lake) 4-3
Cons F-Joe Snyder (Titusville) pinned Clark 1:43

Tournament Record: 3-2 (PLACED 4TH)

152- Louie Decker

QF-Ryan OChalek (Oil City) maj dec Decker 13-0
Cons-Terry Sedney (McDowell) dec Decker 5-3

Tournament Record: 0-2 (DNP)

160- Clay Steadman

QF-Steadman dec Klingler (Titusville) 2-1 OT
SF-Dana Goodwill (Corry) maj dec Steadman 9-1
Cons SF-Alex Hamilton (Meadville) pinned Steadman 4:35

Tournament Record: 1-2 (DNP)

171- Branden Stearns

QF-B. Stearns pinned Brian Shontz (Oil City) 5:04
SF-B. Stearns dec Ryan Smith (Corry) 6-0
F-B. Stearns dec Andrew Riddle (Franklin) 12-8

Tournament Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)

189-Travis Goss

QF-Robert Slava (Corry) dec Goss 3-1 OT
Cons-Goss dec Brad Mealy (Meadville) 6-2
Cons SF-Joel Goodwill (Warren) dec Goss 9-5

Tournament Record: 1-2 (DNP)

215- Ben Rucker

QF-Matt Tenney (OC) over Rucker 3:01
Cons-Rucker dec Tyler Wagner (Warren) 8-2
Sam Schwabenbauer (Franklin) dec Rucker 5-4

Tournament Record: 1-2 (DNP)

275- Joel Stearns

QF-Travis Chappel dec J. Stearns 6-0
Cons-Kyfer Rumburd (Warren) pinned J. Stearns :43

Tournament Record: 0-2 (DNP)

02-25 & 26-05

McLane Wrestlers Pull Off A Big
Season Ending Upset Over the State Ranked Bisons

The G.M. wrestlers concluded their dual meet season Monday evening with a big win over former ECL rival Ft. LeBoeuf. The Lancers, who suffered a trio of one point losses earlier in the season, had their act together against Ft. LeBoeuf.

The match started at 145 where the Bisons took a 4-0 lead. At 152, Louie Decker posted a solid 6-2 decision over Wes Stull. Stull had beaten Decker 10-4 at the McDowell Tournament in December. Clay Steadman followed with a pin over Justin Mitchell and gave McLane a lead they would never relinquish. At 171, Branden Stearns won a hard fought 9-4 decision over Denton Sauers. That bout had some anxious moments when Sauers caught Stearns and had him on his back briefly. Sauers was the first wrestler to score back points on Branden this season.

Travis Goss used a pair of takedowns at 189 to beat a state ranked Jeremiah Landis, 4-3. That gave McLane a 15-4 lead. The Bisons tightened it up with wins at 215 and 275, but Cyrus Parlin's 12-0 major decicion at 103 stretched the G.M. lead to 19-10. LeBouef forfeited at 112 making the score 25-10. Kory Hiner and Jason Alexander got wins with bonus points in the next two bouts and pulled the Bisons to within 4 points. But the Lancers shut them down after that.

At 130 lbs. Don Osinski and Jeff O'Connell were locked in a 0-0 battle in the second period. O'Connell had legs in and was riding tight, when Osinski went into a tripod and grabbed O'Connell's head. Donald pulled his opponent underneath and got the fall at the 3:02 mark. That sealed the win for the Lancers. Hadley Harrison used a pair of takedowns and a reversal to beat R.J. Smith 6-3 at 135 pounds. In the evening's finale, Brandon Saraceno wrestled what might have been his best match of the year. He used a second period reversal to beat state ranked, Nick Kaiser, 2-0. Final score, GM-37 Ft. LeBoeuf-21.

News and Notes:

Donald Osinski earned his 30th win of the season tonight and he leads the team in falls with 17. Branden Stearns win was his 31st of the season and the 105th of his career. That puts him in 5th place on the all time G.M. wins list. Travis Goss holds the distinction of going 4-0 against Fort LeBoeuf in dual meets in his 4 year career.

Three McLane wrestlers defeated state ranked Bison opponents. Brandon Saraceno won a 2-0 decision over #18 Nick Kaiser, Travis Goss nipped #25 Jeremiah Landis 4-3 and Don Osinski pinned #25 Jeff O'Connell. Ben Rucker lost 12-8 but wrestled a great match against #20 ranked Adam Farrell.

A big 'Thumbs Up' to the Fort LeBoeuf coaches and parents for including our Senior wrestlers in their Senior Night Ceremonies.


General McLane 37 Fort LeBoeuf 21
145-Mike Hull (FL) wbmd Tim Tedesco 13-0
152-Louie Decker (GM) dec Wes Stull 6-2
160-Clay Steadman (GM) pinned Justin Mitchell 5:00
171-Branden Stearns (GM) dec Denton Sauers 9-4
189-Travis Goss (GM) dec Jeremiah Landis 4-3
215-Josh Williams (FL) dec Joel Stearns 7-2
275-Adam Farrell (FL) dec Ben Rucker 12-8
103-Cyrus Parlin (GM) wbmd Killian Hiner 12-0
112-Ashton Osterberg (GM) won by forfeit
119-Kory Hiner (FL) wbtf Glen Sult 18-2
125-Jason Alexander (FL) pinned Eric Zelina 1:16
130-Donald Osinski (GM) pinned Jeff O'Connell 3:02
135-Hadley Harrison (GM) dec RJ Smith 6-3
140-Brandon Saraceno (GM) dec Nick Kaiser 2-0


Lancers Drop Another One Pointer to Saegertown

For the third time this season the McLane Wrestlers came up just one point short of victory. General McLane and Saegertown met at McComb Fieldhouse on Friday evening as a preliminary to the Scots & Cleveland State dual. Mike Sloat pinned a stubborn Tim Tedesco in the final bout to give Saegertown a 35-34 come from behind win. Tedesco, in his first varsity bout weathered a continuous onslaght from the Saegertown veteran and made it into the 3rd period before giving up the fall.

The match started at 152 and GM took the lead when Louie Decker pinned Scott Stearns. Stearns had a pair of takedowns and a 4-1 lead when the always dangerous Decker hit Stearns with peterson and switched off to a headlock. Louie decked him at the 2:35 mark. Saegertown won four of the next five weight classes to take a 23-9 lead.

Ashton Osterberg pulled his team to within nine points with a tech fall at 112, but the Panthers answered with a pin at 119. The wrecking crew of Eric Zelina, Don Osinski, Brandon Saraceno and Hadley Harrison strung four wins together for the Lancers and put them on top 34-29. But the five point lead wasn't enough.

The McLane Wrestlers take to the mat for the last time this season as a team at Fort LeBoeuf on Monday. It will be Fort LeBoeuf's Senior Night and the always classy Bisons have chosen to honor our seniors as part of the evening's festivities.

News and Notes:

Branden Stearns became the first McLane Wrestler to reach the 30 win mark this season.


Saegertown-35 General McLane-34
152-Louie Decker (GM) pinned Scott Stearns 2:35
160-Luke Hargenrater (S) pinned Ben Deppen 1:46
171-Branden Stearns (GM) dec Paul Morris 9-2
189-Pat Bradshaw (S) tech fall Travis Goss 16-0
215-Nate Clepper (S) pinned Ben Rucker 3:30
275-Andy Eckart (S) dec Joel Stearns 4-2 (OT)
103-Mike Mitchell (S) dec Cyrus Parlin 7-3
112-Ashton Osterberg (GM) tech fall Sean Lyons 16-1
119-Scott Baron (S) pinned Glen Sult 1:04
125-Eric Zelina (GM) pinned Andy Lybarger :53
130-Don Osinski (GM) tech fall Kyle Willis 15-0
135-Brandon Saraceno (GM) pinned Kyle Crum 1:32
140-Hadley Harrison (GM) dec Andy Howles 9-6
145-Mike Sloat (S) pinned Tim Tedesco 4:24


GM Wrestlers Pound Conneaut Lake on Senior Night

The McLane wrestlers made Senior Night and their last home match of the year something to remember. They pounded AAA rival Conneaut Lake, 59-12 Thurday at General McLane. The Lancers had 6 pins and won 12 of 14 weight classes to completely dominate the Lakers. Cyrus Parlin started the ball rolling with a quick takedown and 38 second pin of Cody Shafer. At 112, Ashton Osterberg ran up an 11-0 first period lead with a takedown and a couple of bar arm combos before he finished off Tyler Thomas with a 16-0 tech fall.

Eric Zelina had a tough time and a few wild scrambles with Clint Copeland, but turned the tables in the 2nd period and stuck the Laker at the 3:43 mark. That put G.M. on top, 17-6. At 130, Don Osinski ran his record to 28-1 with a 3:48 fall over Lucas Morian. Donald dominated the his opponent from the opening buzzer. Hadley Harrison won a 5-3 decision over talented Lake freshman, Cash Horne. The bout wasn't really as close as the score would indicate. Hadley nearly had Horne on his back four times.

At 140, Brandon Saraceno found himself behind 7-3 to Dan Tursky after one period, but cut the lead to 7-5 after two. He escaped in the third and his opponent was called for locking hands. That tied it at 7. Saraceno scored a late takedown during a wild scramble and pulled out a 9-7 win. After a loss at 145, Louie Decker got the Lancers back on the board with a great performance at 152. Decker looked very confident coming off his runnerup finish at last Saturday's Salamanca Tournament and ran up a 13-0 lead before pinning Kevin McClimans with 27 seconds remaining. Clay Steadman received a forfeit at 160. That made it GM-41, Lake-12.

Then came the most exciting bout of the evening. Branden Stearns faced off against Kory Hubbard. The two battled evenly through most of the first period when a scramble ensued. The official signaled a takedown for Hubbard at mat's edge late in the first. But waived it off as Stearns scrambled back out front before control was completely established. Hubbard chose down in the second and escaped about a minute and a half later for a 1-0 lead. Branden nailed Hubbard on a single leg takedown with 8 second left in the period to go up 2-1. He scored the final point of the bout with an escape 1:57 into the final period.

Travis Goss scored a takedown 8 seconds into the 189 pound bout to take a 2-0 lead over Ryan Courtney. Courtney escaped in the second period to make it 2-1. Goss used a snap down and spin behind to widen his lead to 4-1. Travis got his 50th escape of the year to go up 5-1 in period 3. Courtney attempted a desperation lateral drop, but Travis caught the Laker for another two and that made the final score 7-1. At 215, Ben Rucker held a slim 2-1 lead going into the second period. He scored on Jordan Heberle with a takedown and held a 4-2 lead after giving up an escape. Heberle attempted a sitout in the final period when Rucker dropped him to his back and got the pin.

Joel Stearns finished off the evening with a picture perfect lateral drop of Dave Ketchum and got G.M.'s 6th fall of the evening. Final score, McLane-59 Conneaut Lake-12. The McLane Matmen will be back in action tomorrow evening against Crawford County powerhouse, Saegertown.


General McLane-59 Conneaut Lake 12
103 Cyrus Parlin (GM) pinned Cody Shafer :38
112 Ashton Osterberg (GM) wbtf Tyler Thomas 16-0
119 Adam Green (CL) pinned Glen Sult 4:55
125 Eric Zelina (GM) pinned Clint Copeland 3:43
130 Don Osinski (GM) pinned Lucas Morian 3:48
135 Hadley Harrison (GM) dec Cash Horne 5-3
140 Brandon Saraceno (GM) dec Dan Tursky 9-7
145 Matt Morian (CL) pinned Morgan Hanes 3:11
152 Louie Decker (GM) pinned Kevin McClimans 5:33
160 Clay Steadman (GM) wb forfeit
171 Branden Stearns (GM) dec Kory Hubbard 3-1
189 Travis Goss (GM) dec Ryan Courtney 7-1
215 Ben Rucker (GM) pinned Jordan Heberle 4:12
275 Joel Stearns (GM) pinned Dave Ketchum :32


McLane Crowns 4 Champs-Wins Salamanca Invitational

After suffering a tough one point loss last week in the District 10 Duals. General McLane wrestlers rebounded Saturday with a dominating performance at the Salamanca Invitational Tournament in Salamanca, N.Y. The Lancers were crowned tournament Champions with 279.5 points, easliy outpointing second place Fredonia which finished with 181. McLane had 4 Champs crowned and managed to place all 15 wrestlers in the event. New York's 96 lbs. weight class allowed the Lancers to put an extra wrestler on the mat at the tournament.

Ashton Osterberg, Donald Osinski, Hadley Harrison and Branden Stearns all won titles. Seventh seeded, Louie Decker also made the finals but dropped an 8-3 decision to the top seed, Olean's Steve Pancio.

Ashton Osterberg had a pair of pins to make the finals and then pulled out a 2-0 squeaker over Maryvale's Curtis Voak. Don Osinski had a fall in the quarter-finals, a 15-0 tech fall in the semis and then decked Bradford's Tim Keane in the finals. Hadley Harrison posted 2 falls, a 12-0 major decison and pinned Cattaraugus Lake Valley's Josh Bryant in 2:51, in the finals.

Branden Stearns pinned his first two opponents, before winning the 171 lbs. title over Canisteo's Devan Bertch in the finals. Branden's final win may have been the most impressive. Bertch had just won the 190th bout of his career in the tournament. Stearns and Bertch battled evenly for most of the first period when Branden hit a perfect Jap Whizzer and spun behind for the first takedown. He dominated Bertch from that point, scoring another pair of takedowns and riding Bertch for much of the last two periods.

103 pounder, Cyrus Parlin took third for the Lancers, going 3-1. Parlin's only loss was to eventual tourney Champ, Matt Metzler. Taking 4th were Keith Scharrer, Eric Zelina, Brandon Saraceno, Clay Steadman, Travis Goss and Joel Stearns. Fifth placers were Brian Clark and Shawn McFadden. Glen Sult was 6th.

News & Notes: Congratulations to Branden Stearns. He posted his 100th Career Win in his first bout at the Salamanca Tournament. Branden accomplished the feat despite missing a portion of his sophomore and junior seasons with football related injuries.

Don Osinski still leads the team in falls with 15. He's also second for season wins with 27. Branden Stearns has 28.

Eric Zelina, Brandon Saraceno, Clay Steadman and Travis Goss all went 4-1 at Salamanca. Unfortunately none of the four were able to wrestle for 3rd place because of the "Five bout rule". They were all awarded 4th on tournament criteria. Travis Goss' only loss was to New York state champion, Kane Smith of Salamanca in the quarter-finals. Travis nearly went the distance with Smith, giving up a 21-6 technical fall with only 1 second remaining in the bout. Travis also broke Hudson Harrison's single season record for escapes at the Salamanca Tourney.

Clay Steadman and Eric Zelina led the team with 4 falls each on the day. The Lancer wrestling team should be particularly proud of the fact that of the 17 teams in the tournament, they were awarded the "Sportmanship Award". They received a plaque for the honor.


Team Standings: (1) General McLane-279.5, (2) Fredonia-181, (3) Canisteo-163.5, (4) Salamanca-148.5,
(5) Bolivar-136.5, (6) Silver Creek-107, (7) Maryvale-104.5, (8) Bradford-91, (9) Pine Valley-77,
(10) Panama-74, (11) Campbell-71.5, (12) Olean-70, (13) Randolph-62, (14) Oswayo-57, (15) Allegany,
(16) Cattaraugus Lake Valley-36, (17) Westfield-16.

Salamanca Tournament Finals:

96-Chris Conti (Fredonia) dec Josh Becker (Salamanca) 4-2
103-Matt Metzler (Salamanca) dec Kenny Betts (Fredonia) 4-0
112-Ashton Osterberg (Gen McLane) dec Curtis Voak (Maryvale) 2-0
119-Ryan O'Connor (Silver Creek) dec Mike McCoy (Fredonia) 5-4
125-Andrew Taylor (Bolivar) dec Brandon Strandburg (Fredonia) 4-0
130-Don Osinski (Gen McLane) pinned Tim Keane (Bradford) 4:53
135-Hadley Harrison (Gen McLane) pinned Josh Bryant (Catt-LV) 2:51
140-Kyle Amidon (Canisteo) dec Tyler Taylor (Bolivar) 7-5 (OT)
145-Trent Filer (Oswayo) wb tf Jeremy Smith (Canisteo) 18-1
152-Steve Pancio (Olean) dec Louie Decker (Gen McLane) 8-3
160-Josh Lancaster (Silver Creek) dec Justin Hoag (Salamanca) 7-1
171-Branden Stearns (Gen McLane) dec Devan Bertch (Canisteo) 7-1
189-Kane Smith (Salamanca) dec Nick Clark (Canisteo) 7-3
215-Frank Zielinski (Fredonia) pinned Zach Foster (Bradford) 1:27
275-Ryan Turneer (Canisteo) dec Doug Tyma (Pine Valley) 3-1

OW- Kane Smith-Salamanca

Individual GM Wrestlers at the Salamanca Invitational Tournament

103-Cyrus Parlin

QF-Parlin pinned John Hamm (Silv Creek) 3:43
SF-Matt Metzler (Salamanca) wb tf Parlin 15-0
Cons SF-Parlin pinned Chris Ruber (Canisteo) 3:56
Cons F-Parlin maj dec Corey Cusimano (Panama) 10-0

Tournament Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)


112- Ashton Osterberg

QF-Osterberg pinned Matt Catalano (Fredonia) 3:37
SF-Osterberg pinned Jay Sosa (Olean) 1:08
F-Osterberg dec Curtis Voak (Maryvale) 2-0

Tournament Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)

119- Glen Sult

Prelim-Sult pinned Brian Horning (Salamanca) :43
QF-Ryan O'Connor (Silv Creek) pinned Sult 3:14
Cons-Sult pinned Hillebert (Pine Valley) 1:29
Cons QF-Sult dec Dan McMurtrie (Bradford) 4-2
Cons SF-Steve Black (Campbell) pinned Sult 1:59
5th/6th-NO BOUT

Tournament Record: 3-2 (PLACED 6TH)

*Sult-awarded 6th place on criteria due to the 5 bout rule.

125-Eric Zelina

Prelim-Zelina pinned Nick Smith (Maryvale) 4:34
QF-Chris Sanflippo (Silv Creek) dec Zelina 10-4
Cons-Zelina pinned Nick Chupa (Cat-Ltv) 2:29
Cons QF- Zelina pinned Brandon Slater (Oswayo) 2:50
Cons SF-Zelina pinned John Crisafulli (Allagany) 2:15
3rd/4th-NO BOUT

Tournament Record: 4-1 (PLACED 4TH)

*Zelina--awarded 4th place on criteria due to the 5 bout rule.

130- Donald Osinski

QF-Osinski pinned Jeremiah Nixon (Panama) 2:11
SF-Osinski wb tf Max Woyton (Pine Valley) 15-0
F-Osinski pinned Tim Keane (Bradford) 4:53

Tournament Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)


135- Hadley Harrison

Prelim-Harrison pinned Mylz Waterman (Silv Creek) :38
QF-Harrison pinned Alan Soto (Bradford) 3:08
SF-Harrison maj dec Bryan Orcutt (Olean) 12-0
F-Harrison pinned Josh Bryant (Cat-Ltv) 2:51

Tournament Record: 4-0 (PLACED 1ST)

140- Brandon Saraceno

Prelim-Saraceno pinned Matt Kratts (Olean) 2:34
QF-Darren Saulsgiver (Panama) dec Saraceno 8-6
Cons-Saraceno pinned Pat Oyer (Randolph) 1:31
Cons QF-Saraceno dec Mark Sidey (Fredonia) 7-0
Cons SF-Saraceno won by inj def Bob Lindquist (Pine Val)
3rd/4th-NO BOUT

Tournament Record: 4-1 (PLACED 4TH)

*Saraceno-awarded 4th place on criteria due to the 5 bout rule.


145- Brian Clark

Prelim-Clark pinned Steve Jacobson (Salamanca) :30
QF-Dustin Pierce (Bolivar) pinned Clark 1:33
Cons-Clark dec Derek Cusimano (Panama) 5-2
Cons QF- Clark wb tf Alex Ouerns (Olean) 18-3
Cons SF-Zach Saden (Fredonia) pinned Clark 4:33
5th/6th- NO BOUT

Tournament Record: 3-2 (PLACED 6TH)

*Clark-awarded 5th place on criteria due to the 5 bout rule.

152- Louie Decker

Prelim-Decker pinned Ben McCracken (Bradford) 3:56
QF-Decker dec Zeke Drake (Oswayo) 5-4
SF-Decker dec Mark Herman (Pine Valley) 6-4
F-Steve Pancio (Olean) dec Decker 8-3

Tournament Record: 3-1 (PLACED 2ND)

160- Clay Steadman

Prelim-Steadman pinned Jordan Bowen (Unatt) :13
QF-Tim McElwain (Randolph) dec Steadman 3-1
Cons-Steadman pinned Cody O'Dell (Canisteo) 1:21
Cons QF-Steadman pinned Kyle Schubert (Maryvale) 1:44
Cons SF-Steadman pinned Robbie Morris (Bolivar) 2:11
3rd/4th-NO BOUT

Tournament Record: 4-1 (PLACED 4TH)

*Steadman-awarded 4th place on criteria due to the 5 bout rule.


171- Branden Stearns

QF-B. Stearns pinned Dan Fluent (Randolph) 1:47

SF-B. Stearns pinned Derrick Dorvit (Bolivar) 1:53
F-B. Stearns dec Devan Bertch (Canisteo) 7-1

Tournament Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)

189-Travis Goss

Prelim-T. Goss dec Adam Priest (Bradford) 5-0
QF-Kane Smith (Salamanca) wb tf T. Goss 21-6
Cons-T. Goss maj dec Aaron Luke (Silv Creek) 13-1
Cons QF- T. Goss dec Jeff Durow (Randolph) 5-2
Cons SF- T. Goss dec Nick Covert (Bolivar) 7-3

3rd/4th-NO BOUT

Tournament Record: 4-1 (PLACED 4TH)

*T. Goss-awarded 4th place on criteria due to the 5 bout rule.


215- Joel Stearns

Prelim-Frank Zielinski pinned J. Stearns 2:28
Cons-Stearns pinned Cody Wicks (Silv Creek) 2:44
Cons QF-J. Stearns pinned D. Christopher (Maryvale) 4:14
Cons SF-J. Stearns dec Josh Rouse (Canisteo) 4-0
3rd/4th-Joe Lewis (Salamanca) pinned J. Stearns 4:23

Tournament Record: 3-2 (PLACED 4TH)


275- Shawn McFadden

Prelim-McFadden dec Jon Stuckey (Allegany) 9-3
QF-Chris Myers (Olean) dec McFadden 2-1
Cons QF-McFadden pinned Aaron Neyman 5:38
Cons SF-Ryan Mongillio (Bradford) pinned McFadden 1:37
5th/6th-McFadden dec Chris Dawn (Fredonia) 1-0

Tournament Record: 3-2 (PLACED 5TH)

96-Keith Scharrer

QF-Scharrer pinned Joe Harmon (Silv Creek) 4:05
SF-Josh Becker (Salamanca) pinned Scharrer 1:29
Cons SF- Scharrer wb tech fall Mark Ahearn (Caisteo) 15-0
Cons F-Alex Bagne (Maryvale) wb tf Scharrer 16-0

Tournament Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)


Lancer Wrestlers Suffer Another
Heart Breaking One Point Loss To Prep

The McLane wrestlers almost pulled off an unbelievable come from behind win against Prep at the District 10 Team Duals at McComb Fieldhouse. After being down 28-0 the Lancer Matmen responded with four falls, a major decision and a forfeit win in the last 8 bouts. But the rally came up just short as the Ramblers claimed a 35-34 win.

Prep won the first six bouts to take what looked like an insurmontable lead. But the GM matmen came roaring back and had Prep sweating out the final bout. Don Osinski changed the momentum of the match when he pinned Brad Crolli. The two were tied at 2-2 when Osinski managed to send Crolli to his back during an attempted reversal and pinned him with six seconds left in the first period. Brandon Saraceno followed at 135 with a fall of Paul Squeglia to make it Prep-28, McLane-12. Prep decided to forfeit at 140 to Hadley Harrison apparently hoping Mike Parsons could help them at 145. If that was the plan, it backfired when Brian Clark showed Parsons the lights at the 3:42 mark. That pulled the Lancers to within four points.

Jason Ardillo and Jon Wentz got wins for the Ramblers at 152 and 160. But Louie Decker and Clay Steadman did a great job at those two weights allowing Prep only one bonus point. The Ramblers led, 35-24 at that point. But GM was within striking distance.

The Lancers could still win but needed two pins to complete the comeback. Travis Goss got one of them at 171 lbs. He took Sean Whalen to the mat twice before finally decking him with a half nelson in the second period. Branden Stearns put forth an outstanding effort in the last bout and completely dominated Tony Parsons. Unfortunately Branden was unable to do the near impossible, pin an obviously stalling opponent. Stearns had Parsons tied up in a bar arm combination at one point when the Rambler wrestler signaled for injury time just as he was about to go to his back. Stearns was awarded four stalling points in the bout and racked up a 10-2 major decision. Final score, Prep-35 GM-34.

News & Notes: Branden Stearns' win tonight was the 99th of his career. He should get number 100 on Saturday at the Salamanca Tournament. Branden would more than likely be in a position to challenge the school record for Career Wins had it not been for football injuries that kept him out of the lineup for a portion of his sophomore and junior seasons.

The GM Wrestlers will be at the Salamanca Invitational Tournament on Saturday.
See Coach Cook's Corner for details.


Erie Prep- 35 General McLane-34
215-Kevin Deiner (EP) pinned Ben Rucker 3:33
275-Stephan Tighe (EP) pinned Joel Stearns 1:14
103-Kenny Hammer (EP) dec Cyrus Parlin 4-1
112-Joe McCullough (EP) maj dec Ashton Osterberg 9-1
119-John Heynoski (EP) pinned Glen Sult 1:58
125-Steve Zoni (EP) dec Eric Zelina 8-3
130-Donald Osinski (GM) pinned Brad Crolli 1:54
135-Brandon Saraceno (GM) pinned Paul Squeglia 1:15
140-Hadley Harrison (GM) wb forfeit
145-Brian Clark (GM) pinned Mike Parsons 3:42
152-Jason Ardillo (EP) dec Louie Decker 13-6
160-Jon Wentz (EP) maj dec Clay Steadman 15-5
171-Travis Goss (GM) pinned Sean Whalen 2:54
189-Branden Stearns (GM) maj dec Tony Parsons 10-2







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