Eagle Wrestlers Open with Home Win vs. Northern Bedford

The Golden Eagles won five of the last six matches of the evening on their way to their first win of the season on Thursday against the Northern Bedford Panthers. 

The Eagles overcame three forfeits at the beginning of the match to win 43-28. 

I thought the win was pretty impressive, but there is still work to be done. I hope the team makes it to the district championship and wins the district.

— Tyrone freshman Kyle Scott

Juniors Lukas Walk and Andrew Weaver both recorded pins in the first period of their bouts, with Walk finishing his opponent in a little under 2 minutes, and Weaver demolishing his in just 28 seconds. 

Walk and Weaver are ranked 18th and 25th respectively in the state according to Rokfin rankings

These two pins were followed by a 5-1 decision by Tyrone phenom freshman Kyle Scott, who handled NB junior Eion Snider in what was considered the match of the night. 

“I thought the win was pretty impressive, but there is still work to be done,” said Scott, “I hope the team makes it to the district championship and wins the district.”

The match began at the 107-pound weight class, where Northern Bedford’s Aiden Replogle received a forfeit for the Panthers. 

The wrestling action started at the 114 weight class with Tyrone Senior Korry Walls taking on Northern Bedford’s Wyatt Clouse. 

Walls came into the bout ranked 10th in the state in the 114-pound weight class. Walls and Clouse tangoed for a little over 5 minutes before Walls was able to pin his opponent, getting the Tyrone grapplers on the board early. 

The Panthers received another forfeit at 121 pounds, then Tyrone sophomore Logan Rumberger pinned Panther wrestler Paeden Logue in the 127-pound bout. Rumberger also came into the contest with a state ranking according to Rokfin, ranked number 21 in the state at 127. 

The Eagles were able to keep their hot streak rolling, with junior Remington Fleck notching a pin in 33 seconds at the 133-pound weight class. 

The Eagle’s pin streak ended at 139 however, when junior Cohen Wallace suffered a loss at the hands of Northern Bedford’s Austin Bartholow. 

Wallace shot out to an early 2-0 lead but was reversed and pinned with just two seconds remaining in the first period. 

Northern Bedford received their third and final forfeit of the night at 145, making the team score 24-18 with Panthers on top through seven matches.

After Scott’s win, Northern Bedford bounced back with a 16-4 win by Aaron Bowers over Tyrone’s Richard Rawlings. The match was riddled with stoppages, as Bowers had a persistent nosebleed. 

Although Rawlings lost, he was able to keep Bowers from getting a tech fall or a pin, which was considered a win for the Eagles. 

Coming into the 215-pound matchup, the team score was set at 33-28 with the Eagles on top. 

This match was pivotal because if Caleb Mckinney was able to win, it would seal the win for the Eagles. McKinney was grappling with Northern Bedford’s Rece Dibert, trailing Dibert 5-2 before Dibert was forced to forfeit, as he was dealing with an elbow injury.

This brought the team score to 39-28 coming into the final match of the night. 

The final match of the night featured Tyrone’s Junior wrestler Braden Ewing, ranked 9th in the state per Rokfi,  and Junior Panther Brock Beach. With the win already clinched for the Eagles, Ewing majored Beach 11-3 to add to the team score, making the final 43-28.

The Eagles will look to make it two in a row, facing 0-1 Hollidaysburg on Tuesday, December 13. The match will take place in the Tyrone gymnasium.