News from Dec...2015
McLane Keeps Rolling Against McDowell

With McDowell's new and improved lineup, this year's dual meet was expected to be a dogfight and it was. But in the end the Lancers had enough to pull out a 37-25 victory over the Trojans. The win ran GM's record to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in Region 4.

In a rare, weekday 1:00 PM dual meet, the McDowell gym was filled to capacity. The match started at 195 lbs. with Jay Hardy winning by a score of 4-1. The Lancers got a dozen team points from Adam Steiner and Jacob Lenhardt, who both pinned their foes. At 106, Andrew Brest made it four in a row when he cruised to a 13-0 major decision. That made the score 19-0 GM.

McDowell would win three of the next four bouts, all by fall to tighten it up. It was the one the Trojans didn't win that kept the momentum from getting out of hand. At 120 lbs. McDowell's Alex Simos was getting the best Brad Motter early in the match, but Motter put on a gutsy performance, fighting back from a 4-1 deficit to tie the match, 5-5 at the end of regulation. Motter nailed the winning takedown during a scramble in overtime to make the final score 7-5. The Lancers held a tenuous 22-18 lead at that point.

At 138 lbs. the Trojans had a wrestler weighed in, but elected to forfeit to Hunter Hendricks. GM-28 McDowell-18. Briggs Twitchell rattled off a workman like 13-4 major decision at 145 lbs. Then Owen Watkins all but put the match out of reach with 2-0 decision over Lucas Peterson, in a match that was not as close as the score indicated. Watkins dominated the Trojan wrestler for the entire six minutes. McDowell won two of the final three bouts, but Ethan Laird split the Trojan wins up with a big, 7-2 decision over last year's District 10 champ and Regional place winner, Ryan Dailey at 170 lbs. Finals score: GM-37 McDowell-25.

The McLane wrestling team will be off for the holidays and then back in action on January 6th against Meadville and then on the 8th and 9th at the Tool City Tournament.


General McLane 37 McDowell 25
195 Jay Hardy (GM) wbd Michael Kurelowech 4-1
220 Adam Steiner (GM) wbf Quentin Cook 3:30
285 Jacob Lenhardt (GM) wbf Christian Ferraro 1:21
106 Andrew Brest (GM) wbmd Sean Marsden 13-0
113 Jeff Boyd (McD) wbf Mason Fitzsimmons 3:54
120 Brad Motter (GM) wbd Alex Simos 7-5 (OT)
126 Leno Ciotti (McD) wbf Kyle Bloomquist 1:08
132 Carmine Ciotti (McD) wbf Brett Mallory 3:31
138 Hunter Hendricks (GM) wbff
145 Briggs Twitchell (GM) wbmd Jose Lopez 11-3
152 Owen Watkins (GM) wbd Lucas Paterson 2-0
160 Dazion Casto (McD) wbd Jordan Motter 10-6
170 Ethan Laird (GM) wbd Ryan Dailey 7-2
182 Jake Paulson (McD) wbmd Riley Vaughn 13-4


Lancers Remain Unbeaten With Win Over Huskies

The McLane wrestlers remained unbeaten on Saturday with a big win over a feisty Harborcreek team. GM took and early lead with three straight wins by Jacob Lenhardt, Andrew Brest and Mason Fitzsimmons. The Huskies came roaring back with three wins of their own and even took a 16-14 lead briefly. But then GM dropped the hammer, winning the last eight bouts and rolled to a 48-16 victory.

Two of those eight wins were very close ones. Hunter Hendricks gave up an escape to Justin Kita late in the 3rd period, sending the bout to OT. Kita nearly took Hunter to his back in the first overtime period, but Hendricks scrambled out of it and ended up with the winning takedown! At 182, Riley Vaughn pulled out a 3-2 win over Zach Cassidy when he got a late escape. Racking up pins for the Lancers were: Jacob Lenhardt, Owen Watkins and Jay Hardy. Ethan Laird added a technical fall. Andrew Brest, Mason Fitzsimmons, Briggs Twitchell and Jordan Motter all won by major decision. Adam Steiner closed out the dual meet with a 5-1 decision at 220 lbs.

Saturday's match was GM's 4th Takedown for Cystic Fibrosis night! Some great lighting and sound was provided by Millennium Sound Professional Disc Jockey Service. The event raised more than $2,000. for a very worthy cause.

General McLane 48 Harborcreek 16
285 Jacob Lenhardt GM wbf Devon Pollard 4:36
106 Andrew Brest GM wbmd Gavin Wakefield 12-0
113 Mason Fitzsimmons GM wbmd Andy Dalton 10-1
120 Nick Oosterkamp HC wb inj def. Brad Motter 2:24
126 Sam Sallot HC wbf Kyle Bloomquist 2:00
132 Alek Smith HC wbmd Brett Mallory. 9-1
138 Hunter Hendricks GM wbd Justin Kita 3-1 OT
145 Briggs Twitchell GM wbmd Alex Stafford 13-1
152 Owen Watkins GM wbf Ethan Krysiak 1:19
160 Jordan Motter GM wbmd Riley Plyler 12-4
170 Ethan Laird GM wbtf Lucas Folmar 20-5
182 Riley Vaughn GM wbd Zach Cassidy 3-2
195 Jay Hardy GM wbf Collin Askins 0:47
220 Adam Steiner GM wbd Joe Newara 5-1


GM Racks Up 2nd Consecutive Perfect Shutout

The General McLane wrestlers did something this week that no other GM wrestling team has ever done. They scored back to back dual meet perfect shutouts. On Tuesday they beat Central Tech, 84-0 and Thursday they won over Strong Vincent, 84-0. The Colonels gave up 9 forfeits. Getting pins for the Lancers were: Andrew Brest, Briggs Twitchell, Owen Watkins, Ethan Laird and Riley Vaughn.

There has only been one other perfect shutout in McLane history and that was over the Meadville Bulldogs in January of 2003. That was accomplished by one of GM's best ever teams, the 2002-2003 Lancers. They posted a season record of 23-3 and won the school's first ever, District 10 Team Duals title. This was the McLane lineup against Meadville in 2003:

103-Hadley Harrison, 112-Steve Scharrer, 119-Jake Keene, 125-Tim Shrout, 130-Brandon Saraceno, 135-Luke Harrison, 140-Hayden Harrison, 145-Paul Hayes, 152-Hudson Harrison, 160-Ryan Dunlap, 171-Branden Stearns, 189-Josh Grabski, 215-Travis Goss, 275-Wayne Gormont.

The team will face Harborcreek at home on Saturday evening for the 4th annual Take Down Cystic Fibrosis event. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Members of the wrestling team will be taking pledges per takedown and donations this week and at the match. Millennium Sound Professional Disc Jockey Service will be on hand to make this a special event. JV matches will start at 6:30 and the Varsity will begin at 7:00.


106 Andrew Brest (GM) wbf Justin Eherts 0:20
113 Mason Fitzsimmons (GM) wbff
120 Brad Motter (GM) wbff
126 Kyle Bloomquist (GM) wbff
132 Brett Mallory (GM) wbff
138 Hunter Hendricks (GM) wbff
145 Briggs Twitchell (GM) wbf Nick Sulz 0:36
152 Owen Watkins (GM) wbf Evante Dunlap 0:54
160 Jordan Motter (GM) wbff
170 Ethan Laird (GM) wbf Kane Patron 1:04
182 Riley Vaughn (GM) wbf Caprice Hall 2:30
195 Jay Hardy (GM) wbff
220 Adam Steiner (GM) wbff
285 Jacob Lenhardt (GM) wbff.


Lancers Rack Up a Rare Perfect Shutout

The McLane wrestling team beat Central Tech on Tuesday evening by a perfect score, 84-0, and ran their Region 4 record to 2-0. The Falcons gave up 7 forfeits while GM won the remaining 7 bouts, all by fall. Mason Fitzsimmons, Dusty Hart, Kyle Bloomquist, Briggs Twitchell, Jordan Motter, Ethan Laird and Adam Steiner all pinned their Central opponents. Laird's pin came in just 15 seconds.

Congrats to Dusty Hart and Kyle Bloomquist for scoring their first varsity wins! The McLane wrestlers will be back in action at home on Thursday evening against Strong Vincent.


106 Andrew Brest (GM) wbff
113 Mason Fitzsimmons (GM) wbf Rodriguez 1:33
120 Dusty Hart (GM) wbf Liley 1:56
126 Kyle Bloomquist (GM) wbf Dacus 4:28
132 Brett Mallory (GM) wbff
138 Hunter Hendricks (GM) wbff
145 Briggs Twitchell (GM) wbf Nash 3:54
152 Jon Carrier (GM) wbff
160 Jordan Motter (GM) wbf Troyer 3:50
170 Ethan Laird (GM) wbf Boynt 0:15
182 Riley Vaughn (GM) wbff
195 Jay Hardy (GM) wbff
220 Adam Steiner (GM) wbff Dartaris 1:06
285 Jacob Lenhardt (GM) wbff


Ethan Laird and Briggs Twitchell Snag Medals at KOM

Ethan Laird went 5-2 and nabbed 5th place at the King of the Mountain Tournament on Saturday. Teammate, Briggs Twitchell went 4-2 and placed 7th. Laird's only losses came at the hands of Noah Stewart of Mifflin Co. who was 4th at the PIAA Tournament last year and currently ranked 3rd in the state, and #4 seed Travis Stefanik of Nazareth. Ethan racked up 2 falls and 2 major decisions in his 5 wins. Twitchell lost to two time state finalist, Cameron Coy of Penn Trafford in the quarterfinal round and PIAA 6th placer, Owen Wherley of South Western in the consi-quarters. Briggs knocked off #6 seed, AJ Kostyak of Boiling Springs and then upset the #7 seed, Wyalusing's Creighton Edsel, 4-2 to secure 7th place.

285 pounder, Jake Lenhardt went 3-2 and just missed making the medal rounds when he dropped a heart breaking 2-1 decision in the consolation rounds to #5, John Anderson of Council Rock South. Hunter Hendricks, Jordan Motter, Riley Vaughn and Adam Steiner all went 2-2. Also getting a win by fall for the Lancers was Jay Hardy.

The team will be back in action on Tuesday when they face Central Tech at Central.


Team Scores: 1. 1 214.0 Bethlehem Catholic, 2 182.0 Boyertown, 3 162.0 Nazareth, 4 156.0 Council Rock South, 5 121.0 Exeter Township, 6 115.5 Huntingdon, 7 105.0 Greater Latrobe, 8 104.0 Mifflin County 9 104.0 North Allegheny, 10 100.0 Owen J Roberts, 11 97.0 Penn Trafford, 12 84.0 Northern York, 13 80.0 Boiling Springs 14 80.0 Erie McDowell, 15 79.0 Central Mountain, 16 75.5 Wyalusing, 17 73.0 Parkersburg South, 18 71.0 Bishop McDevitt, 19 70.0 Seneca Valley, 20 67.0 Burrell 21 64.5 Bellefonte, 22 63.0 Jersey Shore, 23 62.0 General McLane, 24 60.5 South Western, 25 57.5 Dowingtown East, 26 56.0 Erie Cathedral Prep, 27 55.0 Armstrong, 28 41.5 Hempfield, 29 40.5 West Chester Henderson, 30 28.0 Northern Lehigh, 31 20.0 Schuylkill Valley, 32 17.5 Archbishop Wood, 33 15.0 Hamburg


GM Wrestlers at the 2015 King of the Mountain Tournament

106-Andrew Brest
1st R: Christian Fisher (MLF) wbf Brest 5:16
Cons: Brian Gaul (BUR) wbf Brest 1:51

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

113-Mason Fitzsimmons
1st R: Jeffrey Boyd (MCD) wbd Fitzsimmons 9-2
Cons: Adam Leib (SWM) wbd Fitzsimmons 3-2

Tourn Record: 0-2 ( DNP)

120-Brad Motter
1st R: Warren Shope (HUN) wbd Motter 7-5
Cons: Tyler Hughes (GRL) wbd Motter 9-2

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

126-Kyle Bloomquist
1st R: Cary Palmer (CRF) wbf Bloomquist :30
Cons: Brendan Malia (ARM) wbf Bloomquist 2:22

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

132-Brett Mallory
1st Matthew Phayre (WCH) wbf Mallory 3:42
Cons: Dillon Carl (GRL) wbd Mallory 3-2

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

138-Hunter Hendricks #10
1st R: Hendricks wbd Keegan Fordyce (MCD) 8-5
2nd R: Joey Gold #7 (BTH) wbf Hendricks 4:45
Cons: Hendricks wbd Nik Zimmerman (DNE) 11-4
Cons: Gavin Smith (SWN) wbd Hendricks 4-3

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

145-Briggs Twitchell #8
1st R: Twitchell wbf Justin Landis (EXT) 1:49
2nd R: Twitchell wbd Colton Weaver #9 (CMT) 3-2
QF: Cameron Coy #1 (PNT) wbf Twitchell 1:22
Cons: Twitchell wbd AJ Kostyak #6 (BSP) 7-2
Cons QF: Owen Wherley #5 (SWN) wbd Twitchell 5-0
7th/8th: Twitchell wbd Creighton Edsel #7 (WYA) 4-2

Tourn Record: 4-2 (PLACED 7TH)

152-Jon Carrier
1st R: Chase Gardner #9 (BLF) wbd Carrier 5-0
Cons: Brenden Hadad (BNT) wbd Carrier 3-0

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

160-Jordan Motter
1st R: Jordan Moyer (BOY) wbf Motter 3:06
2nd R: TJ Lambiotte #2 (PRS) wbf Motter 3:22
Cons: Motter wbf Colin Choby (HFD) 2:48
Cons: Tyler Bagoly #10 (EXT) wbd Motter 6-2

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

170-Ethan Laird #6
1st R: Laird wbmd Elija Jones (BOY) 10-1
2nd R: Laird wbmd Caleb Turner #11 (CMT) 13-4
QF: Noah Stewart #3 (MIF) wbd Laird 8-1
Cons: Laird wbf Nate Vukovich #9 (ARM) 3:41
Cons QF: Laird wbf Mike Hughes #7 (ECP) 1:40
Cons SF: Travis Stefanik #4 (NAZ) wbmd Laird 10-1
5th/6th: Laird wbd Matt McGillick #8 (PNT) 5--2

Tourn Record: 5-2 (PLACED 5TH)

182-Riley Vaughn #10
1st R: Vaughn wbd Ryan Knapp (WYA) 10-4
2nd R: Jake Woodley (NRA) wbtf Vaughn 18-2 (4:30)
Cons: Vaughn wbf Will Amarant (WCU) 2:37
Cons: Austin Taylor (BSP) wbd Vaughn 4-2

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

195-Jay Hardy
1st R: Hardy wbf Brandon Smith (NRL) 1:54
2nd R: Isaac Porter #4 (CMT) wbf Hardy :23
Cons: Matt Murray (ABW) wbf Hardy 3:36

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

220-Adam Steiner
1st R: Steiner wbf Mohammed Tounkara (NAZ) 1:34
2nd R: Cole Nye #3 (BMD) wbmd Steiner 12-4
Cons: Steiner wbf Josh Kennedy (GRL) 1:36
Cons: Alex Moses #6 (BUR) wbd Steiner 2-0

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

285-Jake Lenhardt #7
1st R: Lenhardt wbf Jordan Hockenberry (JRS) :35
2nd R: Bryce Bitner #10 CMT wbd Lenhardt 2-1
Cons: Lenhardt wbd David Neff (NRL) 4-0
Cons: Lenhardt wbf Mike Cornman (ARM) 2:46
Cons: John Anderson #5 (CRS) wbd Lenhardt 2-1

Tourn Record: 3-2 (DNP)

12/11 &12/15



The 2015-15 McLane wrestling team started the season off right with a 66-6 win over Oil City in their first dual meet at home on Tuesday evening.

The Lancers racked up 7 falls, one technical fall and a major decision in the contest. Getting pins for GM were Brett Mallory (132), Hunter Hendricks (138), Briggs Twitchell (145) Ethan Laird (170), Jay Hardy (195), Adam Steiner (220) and Jacob Lenhardt (285). Jordan Motter won by 17-2 technical fall at 160 lbs. and Owen Watkins (152) rang up a 13-2 major decision. Bradley Motter (120) added an 8-4 decision to round out the contested bouts. Also securing wins by forfeit for the home team were: Andrew Brest (106) and Mason Fitzsimmons (113). Jay Hardy got his first varsity win and did it in style with a 15 second fall. WTG!

Congratulations to Coach Ryan Cook who snagged his 150th dual meet win as a coach against the Oilers last night! Cook is just beginning his 13th season and is averaging nearly 12 1/2 wins per season. Incredible!

The team will be back in action this weekend at the very tough King of the Mountain Tournament at Central Mountain High.

General McLane 66 Oil City 6
132 Brett Mallory (GM) wbf Mitchell Rossey :58
138 Hunter Hendricks (GM) wbf Cameron Myers 1:22
145 Briggs Twitchell (GM) wbf Duane Clark :12
152 Owen Watkins (GM) wbmd Zach Frazier 13-2
160 Jordan Motter (GM) wbtf Nick Dobson 17-2
170 Ethan Laird (GM) wbf Eli Lewis 3:38
182 Jacob Zdarko (OC) wbd Riley Vaughn 4-3
195 Jay Hardy (GM) wbf Bryce Rhodes :15
220 Adam Steiner (GM) wbf Eric McMillien :16
285 Jacob Lenhardt (GM) wbf Hunter Auber 1:00
106 Andrew Brest (GM) wbff
113 Mason Fitzsimmons (GM) wbff
120 Bradley Motter (GM) wbd Travis Tauterman 8-4
126 Alex Williams (OC) wbd Kyle Bloomquist 6-4.





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