News from December...2003

Hayden Wins His 100th Career Match
As Corry Pulls Out A Wild Win Over McLane!

It went right down to the wire, but the Beavers pulled out a win over the Lancer wrestling squad Wednesday night at Corry. The match featured several bouts that could've gone either way, but unfortunately, McLane came out on the short end of all but one of them. After a forfeit for the Lancers at 103, Aston Osterberg posted a solid 10-6 decision at 112 lbs. Corry took the 119 bout, then McLane got back on the board with a 19-2 technical fall by Jake Keene at 125. Keene used a nicely executed fireman's carry and worked several bar-arm combinations to run up the score. McLane led 14-6 at that point.

Corry won the next two bouts by narrow margins to pull to within two points, 14-12. The 130 pound bout between Don Osinski and Jeremy Joy was a close one. Osinski held 3-2 and 5-4 leads in the bout, but Joy managed a late 3rd period escape to pull out a 10-8 victory.

Freshman, Louie Decker was down 4-0 to veteran Geoff Cracker in the first two minutes, when he turned it on and took a 6-4 lead in the 3rd period. Decker hung on to win 6-5. Clay Steadman did a great job of hanging in there with veteran wrestler Greg Murphy, but came out on the short end of an 8-3 score. McLane still led, 17-15.

Hayden Harrison took Jared Durlin down three times before showing him the lights at the 1:34 mark. The Lancers looked like they might pull away at that point when they were up 23-15. But the Beavers would pull out another crazy win to put them in the driver's seat.

In the evening's wildest match, Kyle Goss nearly pinned Dana Goodwill three times and had a 9-2 lead at the end of 2 periods. But Goodwill fought off his back in the final period and rolled Goss through for the fall at 4:48. Ben Rucker was impressive in his first varsity start. He had Tyler Soety in trouble twice with a couple of slick throws and had a 4-0 lead. But, Soety came back to win, 11-6 to give Corry their first lead, 24-23.

Travis Goss put the Lancers back on top in a big way and brought the McLane crowd to their feet. He scored two takedowns and then forced a half nelson to pin Bob Slava at the 2:04 mark. That gave McLane the lead back, 29-24. But Corry's Brandon Edwars nailed down a fall at 215 and a forfeit for the Beavers at 275 made the final, Corry-36   McLane-29.

The McLane wrestlers will be back in action at the new GM Duals on January 2nd and 3rd.

Other Notes :

Hayden Harrison's win was the 100th of his career. He joins brother, Hudson in the 100 wins club and needs 16 more to tie Tommy Kirdahy's all-time school record for wins. Hayden also has a good shot at Frank Myers' career falls record of 63. He needs 14 more to tie that one. Harrison has absolutely dominated his opponents so far this season.

Ben Rucker joined the McLane wrestling team recently and showed that he may be a force to be reckoned with. Rucker hit some explosive upper body throws and put a veteran opponent on his back a couple of times.

Clay Steadman kept a level head and did a nice job of holding Corry's Greg Murphy to a 5 point decision and Louie Decker pleasantly surprised several fans, by pulling out a 6-5 win over veteran, Geoff Cracker.

Corry-36    General McLane-29

103- Keith Scharrer (GM) won by forfeit
112- Ashton Osterberg (GM) dec Doug Jones (C) 10-6
119- Kelly Jackson (C) pinned Eric Zelina (GM) 1:30
125- Jake Keene (GM) won by tech fall over Brandon Eck (C) 19-2
130- Jeremy Joy (C) dec Donald Osinski (GM) 10-8
135- Devon McCray (C) dec Brandon Saraceno (GM) 9-5
140- Louie Decker (GM) dec Geoff Cracker (C) 6-5
145- Greg Murphy (C) dec Clay Steadman (GM) 8-3
152- Hayden Harrison (GM) pinned Jared Durlin (C) 1:34
160- Dana Goodwill (C) pinned Kyle Goss (GM) 4:48
171- Tyler Soety (C) dec Ben Rucker (GM) 11-6
189- Travis Goss (GM) pinned Robert Slava (C) 2:04
215- Brandon Edwards (C) pinned Andrew Wilson (GM) 2:41
275- Dan Chase (C) won by forfeit

GM 1-1 Overall    1-1 ECL


Jake Keene & Hayden Harrison Win
Titles at McDowell Tournament

Jake Keene and Hayden Harrison both cruised to first place finishes at the tough McDowell Tournament on Saturday. Jake won his first two matches by fall and added an 11-4 decision to make the finals against Ft. LeBeouf's Freshman, Steve Waite. Keene hit a throw by on Waite in the first few seconds to take a 2-0 lead. But a penalty point and reversal gave Waite a 3-2 advantage at the end of the first period. Waite then started the second with a slick roll and reversed Keene to take a 5-2 lead. Jake hit a reversal and scored back points to go up 6-5 at the end of the second stanza. Waite couldn't mount much offense in the third period and Jake hung on for an 8-5 victory.

Harrison rolled through the tournament with four falls. He pinned Ft. LeBeouf's Scott Edinger in the finals, a feat no other wrestler had accomplished. Hayden also scored 9 takedowns in the finals match to add to his record. The win was the 99th of his career. Ashton Osterberg had a couple of pins and made the finals at 103 lbs. before bowing 9-1 to Ft. LeBeouf's Kody Hiner. Freshman, Eric Zelina wrestled a great tournament, finishing 3rd at 112 lbs. Zelina had three wins, all by fall. The only loss he suffered was to eventual runner-up Jules Adams of Maplewood.

Kyle Goss, Brandon Saraceno and Hadley Harrison finished 4th. Goss had the Lancers fastest pin of the tournament when he decked Harborcreek's Matt Pakela in 33 seconds. Don Osinski, Louie Decker, and Travis Goss took 5th. Clay Steadman, Ethan Polaski and Andrew Wilson were 6th.

The Lancers were officially 5th as a team behind Ft. LeBeouf, Chartiers Valley, McDowell and Mercer, but tournament officials made an error and did not credit Hadley Harrison with a 4th place finish. The error cost McLane 7 team points, which should have put them in 4th, ahead of Mercer. Other Notes: Ryan Smith of McDowell was named the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler...and congratulations to Ft. LeBeouf's Scott Waite, who won his 100th match in the finals.

McDowell Tournament Finals

103- Kody Hiner (FLB) maj dec Ashton Osterberg (GM) 9-1
112- Jason Alexander (FLB) tech fall over Jules Adams (MW) 16-0
119- Jake Keene (GM) dec Steve Waite (FLB) 8-5
125- Ryan Smith (McD) maj dec Jeff O'Connell (FLB) 17-9
130- Scott Waite (FLB) dec Jay McNulty (M) 10-6
135- Chad George (McD) maj dec Chris Love (St M) 12-4
140- Jeff Gray (St M) maj dec Albert Lowman (CV) 14-4
145- Brandon Baker (FLB) pinned Kyle Pasi (St M) 3:22
152- Hayden Harrison (GM) pinned Scott Edinger (FLB) 5:22
160- Vince Minella (CV) dec Nathan Kucnick (McD) 7-0
171- Paul Proper (MW) dec John Beatty (FLB) 5-2
189- Travis Bell (M) pinned Brian Mox (CV) 3:46
215- Brandon Bice (M) dec Nick Hursky (CV) 7-6
275- Adam McNight (CV) tech fall over James West (McD) 16-1


Team Score Results

(1) Fort LeBeouf-281, (2) Chartiers Valley-205 1/2, (3) McDowell-205, (4) Mercer-186, (5) General McLane-184 1/2, (6) St. Marys-159, (7) Maplewood-151 1/2, (8) Harborcreek-123 1/2, (9) Northwestern- 35, (10) Kennedy Catholic- 12


Individual GM Wrestler Results at the McDowell Tournament

103-Ashton Osterberg

Ashton Osterberg pinned Chris Lytle (CV) 1:49

Ashton Osterberg pinned Derrick McCullough (St M) 5:47

Ashton Osterberg pinned Steve Mancuso (McD) 5:46

Kody Hiner (FLB) maj dec Ashton Osterberg 9-1

Tournament Record: 3-1 (PLACED 2ND)

112- Eric Zelina

Eric Zelina pinned Joe Micale (St M) 3:34

Jules Adams (MW) pinned Eric Zelina 3:29

Eric Zelina pinned Matt Krysiak (HC) 3:29

Consy Finals:
Eric Zelina pinned Kyle Klaiber (M) 1:49

Tournament Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)

119- Jake Keene

Jake Keene pinned Dan Snyder (HC) 1:04

Jake Keene pinned Dave Engel (McD) 2:18

Jake Keene dec Josh Renwick (St M) 11-7

Jake Keene dec Steve Waite (FLB) 8-5

Tournament Record: 4-0 (PLACED 1ST)

125-Hadley Harrison

Hadley Harrison dec Max Kurpe (M) 6-0

Hadley Harrison dec Tim Rose (MW) 9-2

Jeff O'Connel (FLB) over Hadley Harrison by injury default

Joe Getz (St M) over Hadley Harrison by injury default

Tournament Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)

130- Donald Osinski

Donald Osinski pinned Kevin Enders (NW) 3:17

Donald Osinski dec Rich Minella (CV) 5-4

Shawn Shetler (MW) dec Donald Osinski 1-0

Jay McNulty (M) dec Donald Osinski 7-3

Consy Finals:
Donald Osinski pinned Mike Abbey (HC) 2:11

Tournament Record: 3-2 (PLACED 5TH)

135- Brandon Saraceno

Brandon Saraceno dec Donnie Seidle (M) 4-3

Chad George (McD) pinned Brandon Saraceno 2:44

Consy Finals:
Dustin Braddock (MW) dec Brandon Saraceno 7-4

Tournament Record: 1-2 (PLACED 4TH)

140- Louie Decker

Albert Lowman (CV) pinned Louie Decker 2:52

Nick Kaiser (FLB) tech fall over Louie Decker 16-1

Louie Decker dec Scott Sanner (MW) 9-7

Consy Finals:
Louie Decker pinned Kaceme Dejellouli (NW) 1:41

Tournament Record: 2-2 (PLACED 5TH)

145- Clay Steadman

Clay Steadman pinned Jason Bradec (KC) :42

Clay Steadman pinned Mike Rzodkicvoicz (HC) 3:49

Kyle Pasi (St M) dec Clay Steadman 9-4

Terry Sedney (McD) dec Clay Steadman 5-4

Consy Finals:
Kyle Whenny (M) pinned Clay Steadman 1:24

Tournament Record: 2-3 (PLACED 6TH)

152- Hayden Harrison

Hayden Harrison pinned Donnie Rodenmoyer (M) 1:10

Hayden Harrison pinned Jesse Courdiet (MW) 3:20

Hayden Harrison pinned Rich Romeo (HC) 1:57

Hayden Harrison pinned Scott Edinger (FLB) 5:22

Tournament Record: 4-0 (PLACED 1ST)

160- Kyle Goss

Kyle Goss pinned Steve Suhric (M) 1:10

Nathan Kucnick (McD) pinned Kyle Goss 3:35

Kyle Goss pinned Matt Pakela (HC) :33

Consy Finals:
Denton Sauers (FLB) pinned Kyle Goss 2:42

Tournament Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)

171- Ethan Polaski

John Beatty (FLB) pinned Ethan Polaski :30

Dustin Kelly (M) pinned Ethan Polaski 2:42

Consy Finals:
Bob Brown (CV) dec Ethan Polaski 13-8

Tournament Record: 0-3 (PLACED 6TH)

189-Travis Goss

Jeremy Little (McD) dec Travis Goss 4-2

Travis Goss tech fall over Adam Farrell (FLB) 18-3

Travis Bell (M) pinned Travis Goss 1:45

Consy Finals:
Travis Goss pinned Jeff Paris (NW) 3:00

Tournament Record: 2-2 (PLACED 5TH)

215- Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson dec Kyle Trimble (HC) 8-5

Mike Dutry (St M) pinned Andrew Wilson 1:26

Nick Hursky (CV) pinned Andrew Wilson 3:50

Andrew Wison pinned Don Seeley (MW) 1:49

Consy Finals:
Nate Sheldon (FLB) dec Andrew Wilson 13-6

Tournament Record: 2-3 (PLACED 6TH)





Ashton Osterberg's 15 Second Pin
Helps Spur Lancers To Win Over Bobcats

Ashton Osterberg finally made it to 100 lbs. and he showed his first opponent of the season what he can do with it. Osterberg hit a takedown 5 seconds into the match, took Kyle Cody to his back and got the fall in 15 seconds flat. Ashton's pin was the hi-light of the evening for the Lancer wrestlers who beat Seneca 48-28, on the strength of four falls and four forfiets.

It all started at 140 lbs. Seneca took a 3-0 lead when Desmond Drake pulled out a tough decision over Kenzie Leehan. Hayden Harrison followed with McLane's first fall of the night. Harrison took a 10-3 first period lead on four takedowns. He added 2 more in the 2nd stanza before decking his opponent at the 4:49 mark. The win was the 95th of Harrison's career.

Travis Goss and Andrew Wilson both had falls at 189 and 215. Goss showed Dustin Drake the lights at 3:48. Wilson took Ryan Conley straight to his back with a bear hug in the final period for his pin at 5:29.

Freshmen Clay Steadman and Eric Zelina both lost, but gave solid performances in their varsity debut. Steadman lost 16-5 to Senior, Keith Shumac, but he hung in there and wrestled well for three periods. Zelina nearly pulled out a win before bowing to veteran, Dustin Beebe, 10-6 in overtime.

The McLane wrestler's will be back in action at the McDowell Tournament on December 13th.

General McLane- 48    Seneca- 28

140- Desmond Drake (S) dec. Kenzie Leehan (GM) 8-4
145- Hayden Harrison (GM) pinned Rob Yost (S) 4:49
152- Keith Shumac (S) maj. dec. over Clay Steadman (GM) 16-5
160- Matt Geer (S) pinned Kyle Goss (GM) 3:06
171- Ryan Conley (S) pinned Ethan Polaski (GM) 1:35
189- Travis Goss (GM) pinned Dustin Drake 3:48
215- Andrew Wilson (GM) pinned Jesse Heuble (S) 5:29
275- Jesse Beebe (S) won by forfiet
103- Ashton Osterberg (GM) pinned Kyle Cody (S) :15
112- Dustin Beebe (S) dec. Eric Zelina (GM) 10-6 OT
119- Jake Keene (GM) won by forfiet
125- Hadley Harrison (GM) won by forfiet
130- Donald Osinski (GM) won by forfiet
135- Brandon Saraceno (GM) won by forfiet

GM 1-0 Overall    1-0 ECL






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