News from February...2008

Parlin Wins 2nd Straight District 10 AAA Title
Two GM Wrestlers Qualify for Regionals

Cyrus Parlin came to the 2008 District 10 Tournament with his buzzsaw sharpened and running full bore. The senior 119 pounder was barely challenged as he cut through the tournament and nabbed his second consecutive District 10 Title. Cyrus scored a 17-2 tech fall over Lake's Jake English in the quarterfinals on Friday, then returned Saturday to post a 16-3 major decision over Corry's Kevin Kerr in the semifinal round. In the finals, Parlin had a brief scare in the opening period when Warren's Amani Bosko nearly took him to his back. But Cyrus fought his way out of that predicament and then cruised to a 5-0 win.

SophomoreTyler Bowers became GM's other Regional qualilfier earlier in the evening when he pinned Franklin's Trevor Graham in the 103 lbs. consolation finals. Bowers, who made the drop to 103 for the post-season went 3-1, losing only to eventual champion, Shelton Mack of Meadville.

Three other GM wrestlers made the consolation finals, but missed making the trip to Altoona with 4th place finishes. Shawn McFadden, a two-time Regional qualifier had some tough luck in what may have been the tournament's most evenly matched weight class. This year's heavyweight field sported no less than four legitimate contenders vying for the title.

McFadden pinned Corry's Tyler Meneely in the quarterfinals, but then suffered a couple of heart breaking losses that ended his bid to return to Regionals. He dropped a four overtime, 3-2 decision to eventual champion, Kris Tursky of Conneaut Lake and then suffered an identical 3-2, four overtime loss to Prep's Caleb Wesman in the consolation finals.

Freshmen, Zac Baumgartner and Doug Myers had successful debuts in the 2008 District 10 Tournament. Both wrestlers placed 4th, just one win short of moving on.


Notes from the 2008 District 10 AAA Tournament:

Cyrus Parlin made winning his second straight 119 lbs. title look easy once again. The senior gave up a total of five points all weekend. He also scored career wins 100, 101 and 102. His last win moved him into 13th place on the Career Wins list ahead of 1977 state champ, Phil Frndak. Cyrus has 36 wins on the season which ties him with a handful of former GM wrestlers for 9th place on the Season Wins list. Cyrus also became just the seventh GM wrestler to break the 200 career takedown mark.

Coach Cook on Cyrus at the District 10 Tournament: "Cyrus did what he has done all year. He represented our team well with his aggresive style and his great attitude."

Congratulations to Shawn McFadden who saw a great high school wrestling career come to an end this weekend. Shawn was a three time District 10 placewinner (3rd, 2nd and 4th) and two time Regional qualifier (2006 and 2007). He had 79 career wins and led the team with 15 pins this season.

Zac Baumgartner challenged and intimidated opponents all season with his fearless, never quit attitude. That continued at the District 10 Tournament where he beat one opponent by fall and another by major decision. Zac just missed making the finals, losing a close 7-4 decision to 2nd ranked veteran Nick Endres. Zac should be a force to reckon with for the next three seasons.

Doug Myers was a solid wrestler at 189 and 215 this year, but he really opened some eyes at the District 10 Tourney after moving down to the 171 pound weight class. He posted three pins and a win over 2nd ranked Jermaine Easter. Doug's only losses were in the closing moments of two bouts with a very talented Dennis Diodati of Conneaut Lake. Doug came within what can only be described as a "gnat's eyelash" of qualifying for Regionals in his first attempt. If Doug continues to work hard, he has the potential to bring some loot home from Hershey.

Tyler Bowers scored a trifecta this weekend, posting a technical fall, a major decision and a fall on his way to a 3rd place finish. Tyler has improved tremendously since the beginning of his freshman year. Expect to see Tyler make a return trip to Regionals next year.

HEART OF A LION AWARD! If there were such an award it would go to senior Joe Zimmerman. Joe injured his shoulder against Meadville's Kasey Davis in the semifinals but did everything in his power to finish the tournament. He tried to wrestle again in the consi semis but Coach Cook wisely decided to stop it. Joe didn't place, but it's obvious why Coach Cook picked him as a Team Captain. Joe is a leader with the heart of a lion...great senior year and great career!!!

Congratulations and Best of Luck to all of the McLane Senior Wrestlers: Shawn McFadden, Jake Carter, Joe Zimmerman, Cyrus Parlin, Andrew Armagost, LeRoy Jenkins and Matt Hoover.

Coach Cook on the seniors: "These seniors were part of something special over their four years. They amassed three District 10 titles and surprised many with their ability to compete at any level. My wish is that they will think rarely of the goals they did not reach, but rather be proud of their many accomplishments."

Coach Cook on this year's tournament: "This tournament was one of the stronger District 10 fields we have seen in some time and it showed in the number of upsets."


Team Scores: 1. 184.5 Cathederal Prep , 2. 157.0 Conneaut Lake , 3. 125.0 Corry , 4. 112.5 Meadville , 5. 102.0 General McLane , 6. 101.0 Titusville , 7. 94.0 Franklin , 8. 84.0 McDowell , 9. 58.5 Strong Vincent,
10. 48.0 Warren , 11. 0.0 Central

2008 District 10 AAA Finals
103-Shelton Mack (Mdv) maj dec Chris Capotis (CP) 12-3.
112-Austin Gillihan (Cor) pinned Chris Sqeglis (CP) 5:46.
119-Cyrus Parlin (GM) dec Amani Bosko (War) 5-0.
125-Rocco Wellek (CP) dec Kasey Davis (Mdv) 6-3.
130-Anthony Blaszczyk (CP) maj dec Rusty Woodrow (Mdv) 14-5.
135-Matt Laird (CL) dec Nick Endres (Titus) 4-0.
140-Jake Kondrlik (Cor) dec Cash Horne (CL) 10-6.
145-Brian Geenlee (Frk) dec Jamal Lyons (CP) 8-2.
152-Jordan Easter (CP) dec Clint Copeland (CL) 4-2 OT.
160-Nick Milano (CP) maj dec Matt Morian (CL) 9-1.
171-Travis Booth (McD) dec Josh Deeter (Frk) 5-4.
189-Edwin Taylor (SV) pinned Sean Cogswell (Frk) :19.
215-DeAndre Bell (SV) tech fall Kurt Ledebur (Titus) 16-1.
285-Kris Tursky (CL) dec Travis Chappel (Titus) 1-0.

Consolation Finals
103-Tyler Bowers (GM) pinned Trevor Graham (Frk) 2:22.
112-Duane Burrows (Mdv) dec Mike Volant (McD) 7-5.
119-Chris Hess (CP) dec Nick Limano (Mdv) 5-4 3 OT.
125-Brandon Fronk (Cor) dec Tylor Williams (CL) 13-7.
130-Sam Juracko (CL) pinned Alex Shreffler (War) 2:45.
135-Josh Keach (Mdv) dec. Zac Baumgartner (GM) 12-6.
140-Curtis Dellatre (War) dec Jeff Fink (Frk) 4-0.
145-Dylan Huffman (Titus) pinned Drew Ketcham (CL) 4:22.
152-Beau Norton (Cor) dec Ben Anderson (Titus) 4-2.
160-Michael Pollard (Cor) pinned Keith Burns 2:02.
171-Dennis Diodati (CL) dec Doug Myers (GM) 6-3.
189-Mike Flick (Mdv) dec Joel Kerr (Titus) 4-3.
215-Charles Wilson (McD) maj dec Jarred Frawley (Frk) 11-3.
285-Caleb Wesman (CP) dec Shawn McFadden (GM) 3-2 4 OT.


Individual GM Wrestlers at the 2008 District 10 Tournament

103-Tyler Bowers
QF: Bowers tech fall Aaron Smith (CL) 17-2
SF: Shelton Mack (Mdv) tech fall Bowers 19-3
Cons SF: Bowers maj dec Matt Lewis (Cor) 12-2
Cons F: Bowers pinned Trevor Graham (Frk) 2:22

Tourn Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD) *Qual for NW Reg. Tourn

112-Brandon Horn
QF: Austin Gillihan (Cor) tech fall Horn 17-1
Cons: Horn pinned Tyler Haight (War) 1:22
Cons: Mike Vollant (McD) pinned Horn (GM) 2 05.

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

119-Cyrus Parlin
QF: Parlin tech fall Jacob English (CL) 17-2 (CAREER #100)
SF: Parllin maj dec Kevin Kerr (Cor) 16-3
F: Parlin dec Amani Bosko (War) 5-0

Tourn Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST) *Qual for NW Reg Tourn

125-Joe Zimmerman
QF: Zimmerman pinned Corey Barride (War) 4:15
SF: Kasey Davis (Mdv) inj def Zimmerman
Cons SF: Tylor Williams (CL) inj def Zimmerman

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

130-Ryan Ruth
QF: Alex Shreffler (War) dec Ruth 9-5
2nd Cons: Sam Juracko (CL) by default Ruth

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

135-Zac Baumgartner
QF: Baumgartner pinned Nick Wadding (McD) 1:21
SF: Nick Endres (Titus) dec Baumgartner 7-4
Cons SF: Baumgartner maj dec Nick Chase (Cor) 12-0
Cons F:
Josh Keach (Mdv) dec Baumgartner 12-6

Tourn Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)

140-Andrew Armagost
QF: Jake Kondrlik (Cor) pinned A
rmagost 1:17
Cons: Armagost pinned Mark Johnson (Cent) :43
Cons: Tyler Parsons (Prep) dec Andrew Armagost 3-1

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

145-Dalton Lester
QF: Jesse Preisler (Cor) dec Lester 4-2
Cons: Lester pinned Dominic DeSanto (McD) 4:53
Cons SF: Dylan Huffman (Titus) dec Lester (GM) 2-1

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

152-Corey Goss
Prelim: Goss pinned Drew Johnson (War) 3:36
QF: Jordan Easter (Prep) dec Goss 6-0
1st cons: Goss pinned Brad Golab (Cent) 1:23
2nd Cons: Beau Norton (Cor) pinned Goss :56

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

160-LeRoy Jenkins
QF: Matt Morian (CL) maj dec Jenkins 13-3
2nd Cons: Jenkins pinned Tyler Stufflebeam (War) 3:48
Cons SF: Keith Burns (Titus) dec Jenkins (GM) 4-1

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

171-Doug Myers
Prelim: Myers pinned Cory Gonzalez (SV) 3:04
QF: Dennis Diodati (CL) dec Myers 4-2 (OT)
1st Cons: Myers pinned Mark Sampson (Titus) 4:09
2nd Consolation: Myers pinned Colter Johnson (War) 1:19.
Cons SF: Myers inj. def. Easter (CP) 1:44
Cons F: Dennis Diodati (CL) dec Myers 6-3

Tourn Record: 4-2 (PLACED 4TH)

189-Travis Bryant
Prelim: Joel Kerr (Titus) pinned Bryant :46
Cons: Mike Flick (Mdv) pinned Bryant 2:34

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

215-Matt Campbell
Prelim: Jarred Frawley (Frkl) maj dec Campbell 12-1
Cons: Kevin Thompson (War) maj dec Campbell 14-5

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

285-Shawn McFadden
QF: McFadden pinned Tyler Meneely (Cor) 1:18
SF: Kris Tursky (CL) dec McFadden 3-2 (4OT)
Cons SF: McFadden (GM) dec Chad Ball (War) 2-0
Cons F: Caleb Wesman (Prep) dec McFadden 3-2 (4OT)

Tourn Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)


Middle School Team Concludes A
Great Season at the DuBois Duals

The Parker Middle School wrestling team concluded one of the best seasons in recent history this past weekend at the DuBois Duals. The Middle School team finished the year with an 8-2 dual meet record, their best since 2002-2003.

The young Lancers also had their best showing ever at the DuBois Duals. They won 3 matches and placed 5th. DJ Myers and Tim Wheeling both went 5-0. Ossie Bowers went 4-0.

The team also reached another milestone. For the first time ever, six wrestlers completed the regular season with 20 or more wins. Ossie Bowers lead the way sporting a stellar 25-2 record with 18 pins. Other 20 match winners were Cody Bowers (24), Tyler Hendricks (24), Hayden Albert (22), Tim Wheeling (21) and DJ Myers (21).


Lancers Lose Final Dual to Bisons

The McLane wrestlers lost their final dual meet of the year, 38-17 to their old Erie County rivals, Fort LeBoeuf on Monday evening in Waterford. It was GM's third straight dual loss since injuries sidelined several wrestlers about three weeks ago.

Minus starters Seth Stonis, Zach Lucas, Corey Goss and Jake Carter the Lancers were no match for a solid Fort LeBoeuf squad. The match started at 125 lbs. where Cyrus Parlin buzzed through Justin Konieczki. That gave GM a 4-0 lead, but the Bisons rattled off five straight wins and never looked back.

Doug Myers, Tyler Bowers, LeRoy Jenkins and Ryan Ruth were the only other McLane wrestlers to post wins in the contest. The wrestlers will be back in action at the District 10 AAA Tournament on February 22nd at McDowell.

Earlier in the evening the GM Jr. High wrestlers had a good outing. They beat the Bisons, 48-17. Ossie Bowers, Parker McDermott, Tyler Hendricks, Nathan Marcinko and John Nuhfer all pinned their opponents.


Notes From the FLB Dual Meet:

Joe Zimmerman broke the season reversal record that was set by JJ Brown in 1986. Joe reversed Thomas Woodward for his 29th two pointer of the season.

Cyrus Parlin posted his 99th career win over Justin Konieczki. It was another major decision for Cyrus who is tied for second for the most major decisions in a season. Cyrus is also tied for fourth on the career majors list.

Doug Myers became the seventh GM wrestler to post 20 or more wins this season when he beat Zac Clabbatz. Doug posted most of those wins in the 215 lbs. weight class, before dropping to 171 this week.


Fort LeBoeuf 38 General McLane 17
125 Cyrus Parlin (GM) maj dec Justin Konieczki 17-6
130 Thomas Woodward (FLB) dec Joe Zimmerman 4-2
135 David Church (FLB) dec Zac Baumgartner 8-7
140 Ryan Mitchell (FLB) pinned Andrew Armagost :29
145 Casey Pace (FLB) maj dec Dalton Lester 14-2
152 Kyle Klapthor (FLB) maj dec Tom Nuhfer 11-3
160 LeRoy Jenkins (GM) maj dec Lee Zeigler 14-6
171 Doug Myers (GM) dec Zack Clabbatz 14-7
189 Brandon Bradney (FLB) pinned Travis Bryant 2:40
215 Zach Arduini (FLB) dec Matt Campbell 14-10 (OT)
285 Josh Williams (FLB) dec Shawn McFadden 4-2
103 Mitch Kaltenbaugh (FLB) pinned Paul Scharrer 3:45
112 Tyler Bowers (GM) dec Sean Miller 11-6
119 Ryan Ruth (GM) dec Zach Troyer 4-1





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