Bowers Wins Title, Parlin Nabs 5th
at the NHSCA Folkstle Nationals Open
Bowers cruised to the NHSCA Folkstyle Nationals, 80 lbs.
elementary division title with 4 straight pins. Bowers so
dominated his class, he only saw the second period once, when
he pinned Maryland's Joe Zoller in 2:21. Ossie decked Jensen
Foster of Maryland in 1:50 in the finals. Bowers became just
the second McLane wrestler to win an NHSCA title. Branden
Stearns grabbed the 189 lbs., high school division title in
junior, Cyrus Parlin gained All-American status with
a 5th place finish in the 125 lbs., high school division.
Cyrus won his first four bouts to make the semifinals before
dropping a 5-2 decision to eventual runnerup, Jake Fredrickson
of Illinois. Parlin lost his consi semifinal bout 9-3 to Florida's
Brent Jerge, but bounced back to take 5th with a 10-8 overtime
win over Florida's Garrett Sioleau.
GM wrestlers also placed at the preliminary event, the NHSCA
Beach Wrestling Championships. Cyrus Parlin won the
125 lbs. class, Ossie Bowers placed 1st at 80 lbs.
and Tyler Bowers took 2nd at 103.
Ragin' Raisins Wrestling Club, based in North East
won their second consecutive NHSCA team title!!!
year's event took place in Myrtle Beach, S.C. after being
in Virginia Beach for several years previously.
of the Ragin' Raisins Wrestling Club from the 2007 NHSCA Folkstyle
Burns 3rd, Ossie Bowers 1st,
Cody Bowers 7th, Tyler
Bowers DNP, Levi Morton 8th,
Amoni Bosko 5th, Kris Hess DNP, Jared Nash 4th, Dalton
Lester DNP, Jacob Burnside 4th,
Cyrus Parlin 5th, Jon-Marc
Burdick 2nd, Andrew Clement 2nd, Josh Miller DNP, Chris Reitz
7th, Edwin Taylor 3rd, Shane Nolan 2nd, Robert Ryhal 1st,
James Henderson 2nd.
Scharrer Wins AAU Folkstyle National Title
an exclamation point to a year filled with great wrestling
accomplishments this weekend, when he won the 112 lbs. Elite
Division title at the AAU Folkstyle World Championships
in Detroit, Michigan. Keith opened the tournament with
a 1:00 injury default win over Wisconsin state placewinner
(5th), Ethan Pipping. Scharrer took Pipping to the mat and
to his back for a 5-0 lead, early in the opening period. Pipping
broke his thumb during the flurry and was unable to continue.
the semifinals, Keith wrestled Steve Bassett, this year's
Michigan (D4) state champion at 103 lbs. Bassett took a commanding
8-2 lead when he scored on a reversal and a couple of tilts.
But Scharrer came roaring back with an escape, a takedown
and a tilt to cut the deficit to a single point. A stalling
call against Bassett late in the third period tied the score
at 8. With 20 seconds remaining in the first overtime, Bassett
hit a sneaky headlock that took Scharrer to his back, but
Keith countered with a nice roll through and stole the win,
the finals, Scharrer gave up the first takedown to Michigan
Upper Peninsula 112 lbs. champ, Chad Deno. Keith tied the
score 2-2 with a reversal in the second stanza. Deno chose
bottom in the final period hoping to score the winning points,
but Keith did the scoring. He worked on Deno for well over
a minute, then finally turned him in a tilt for 3 back points.
That gave Keith a 5-2 decision and the title.
AAU National Folkstyle title was the just the second by a
McLane wrestler and the first since Hayden Harrison won in
2004. He also became General McLane's first three time AAU
Folkstyle National placewinner.
Stonis went 1-2 in the 160 lbs. Elite Division. Stonis
won his first bout by fall in 2:42 over Adam Powell of Michigan.
He lost his next match, 7-4 to Quentin LeFear of Michigan
who was 5th at last year's tournament and was then eliminated
when he lost a 9-1 decision to an Illinois Regional runnerup,
Middle School youth wrestler, Tyler Hendricks placed
2nd in the 112 lbs. Novice Division. Hendricks lost his first
match, but rallied in a round robin for two straight wins,
including a pin to clinch the runnerup spot.
General McLane and Fort LeBoeuf wrestler, Denton Sauers
(who now attends Westmister College), also grabbed runnerup
honors. Sauers won a 4-2 decision over South Dakota's RJ Shope
in the opening round. His only loss came in the semifinals
to Michigan State wrestler, Blake Mesyn. Sauers rallied for
3 straight wins, an 11-5 decision over Josh Meyette of Michigan,
a 9-1 major over William Higgins and a forfeit victory over
Jesse Grenillo for true second.
Scharrer became just the second GM wrestler to win an
AAU title and the first to place three times at the event.
Keith was 6th two years ago and 3rd last year.
Hendricks did a great job for his first time at the AAU
Tournament. He lost a close decision in the opening round
and then rallied for 2 wins to place 2nd.
to Coach Cook who made the off-season trip to Detroit
for the 4th consecutive year. Not many wrestling programs
are fortunate enough to have a coach who spends the amount
of off-season time with his wrestlers that Coach Cook does.
Thanks to Curt Hendricks for coming along to help with
the stats and coaching chores.
to Henry Sauers for providing transportation, making
hotel reservations and cooking breakfast.
at the 2007 AAU Folkstyle World Championships
(ELITE DIV.) - Keith Scharrer
QF-Scharrer won by injury default 1:00 Ethan Pipping
SF-Scharrer dec. Steve Bassett (MI) 10-8 OT
F-Scharrer dec Chad Deno (MI) 5-2
Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)
(NOVICE DIV.) -Tyler Hendricks
1st R-Jake McKieran (MI) dec Hendricks 7-6
2nd R-Hendricks pinned Jerron Thomas (MI) 1:23
3rd R-Hendricks dec Donavan Fouchey (MI) 9-5
Record: 2-1 (PLACED 2ND)
(ELITE DIV.) - Seth Stonis
Prelim-Stonis pinned Adam Powell (MI) 2:42
Prelim-Quentin Lefear (MI) dec. Stonis 7-4
Cons-Ryan Leidford (IL) maj dec Stonis 9-1
Record: 1-2 (DNP)
GM Wrestlers Make the Times-News All Star Team
Scharrer (103), Cyrus Parlin (119), Eric Zelina
(135) and Clay Steadman (171) were all named to the
first team of the 2007 Times-News Region 4 All Star Team.
Joe Zimmerman (130) and Lou Decker (160) were
second team selections.
Scharrer, the lone state placewinner from District 10
AAA, was also named to the first team of the All-District
10 Team at 103 pounds. The Times-News All-District
10 Team combines the top wrestlers from both AA and AAA.
Times-News Co-Wrestlers of the Year were Fort LeBoeuf's Steve
Waite and Sharon's Kellen Harris. Both wrestlers won AA state
titles this year. Harris finished the season unbeaten at 44-0.
here for the entire listing of Region and District 10