Screamin’ Eagles Snatch Win from Mountaineers

The undefeated Golden Eagles were expecting a tough match on the road against the 1-1 Mountaineers of Philipsburg, but the Eagles came to wrestle and pulled off a 33-30 victory over the Mounties.

The Eagles did it in a dramatic fashion, coming back from an early 18 point gap.

Head Coach Quentin Wright was elated to describe the Eagle’s victory,¨The Mountaineer went fishing one day, he hooked and caught the biggest, most beautiful fish in the lake. As he was pulling it ashore, a Golden Eagle swooped down and snatched the fish away. The Mountaineer could only stare as his dinner flew off. He would go hungry that day.¨

The team [was] rolling and we aren’t slowing down

— Sophomore Andrew Weaver

The Eagles had three pins against PO, beginning with freshman Logan Rumberger, who opened the match with the first and the quickest pin of the evening at 36 seconds. 

Junior Reese Wood followed Rumberger by pinning PO’s Ian Phillips in just 1:21.

Senior Zach Lash was looking to give the Eagles a quick pin and he did. Lash managed to get Jimmy Richtscheit in a ¨Lash Attack¨ and pinned him in just 37 seconds.

The Eagles were excited to get the win and preserve their undefeated 4-0 record.

¨The team [was] rolling and we aren’t slowing down,” said sophomore Andrew Weaver.

Weaver was the first Eagle to get a decision over his opponent but not the last; Weaver’s match was a 4-0 victory over district-ranked Luke Hughes. Weaver managed this victory from a takedown in the first and a reversal in the third.

At 189, Jason ¨Butch¨ Barr battled it out with POs Dominic Shaw. But Barr took advantage of Shaw, holding him down for three periods as Shaw napped on the mat. Barr managed to score 6 points in three periods giving Barr a 6-0 decision.

Junior Curtis Wise made his varsity debut, wrestling Andrew Hensel at 215. The first period between the two was scoreless. In the second period after multiple attempts to break free from Hensel, Wise managed to get a reversal. Making the score 2-0 for Wise. In the third Wise rode Hensel for 2 minutes to give him a 2-0 victory.

Not looking to miss the ¨victory bus¨ heavyweight Braden Ewing Managed to beat a giant of a man. Ewing wrestled Chase Klinger, Ewing wrestled very smart and defensively only scoring a 1 point stand up in the second. Yet Klinger managed to get a 1 point standup in the third period to tie the score. When the third period was over it was apparent that Ewing and Klinger were going into Overtime, Ewing managed to get a takedown in OT to land a 3-1 decision over Klinger.

The last march of the night was at 106 with the score tied 30-30. 

Junior Korry Walls came out knowing that he needed to win for the Eagles. Walls managed to take McDonald down in the first period, then he got a reversal in the second, finally in the third Walls got another takedown. Making the score 6-0 and the final 33-30, Tyrone.

Caleb McKinney who calls himself ¨The Crowd Hyper¨ also managed to score a win in an exhibition match for the Eagles.

The Mounties managed five wins; Nick Coudriet (120), Scott Frantz (126), Marcus Gable (138), and Austin Foster (152) all landed pins. And Ben Gustkey (132) won by forfeit giving the Mounties 30 team points.


113 – Logan Rumberger pinned Layne Russell, 0:36 (6-0)

120 – Nick Coudriet pinned Remington Fleck, 1:31 (6-6)

126 – Scott Frantz pinned Elijah Walk, 0:48 (6-12)

132 – Ben Gustkey won by forfeit (6-18)

138 – Marcus Gable pinned Lukas Walk, 5:59 (6-24)

145 – Reese Wood pinned Ian Phillips, 1:21 (12-24)

152 – Austin Foster pinned Brody Klein, 1:10 (12-30)

160 – Andrew Weaver dec. Luke Hughes, 4-0 (15-30)

172 – Zack Lash pinned Jimmy Richtscheit, 0:32 (21-30)

189 – Jason Barr dec. Dominic Shaw, 6-0 (24-30)

215 – Curtis Wise dec. Andrew Hensal, 2-0 (27-30)

285 – Braden Ewing dec. Chase Klinger, 3-1 (30-30)

106 – Korry Walls dec. Sam McDonald, 6-0 (33-30)

Philipsburg-Osceola wrestlers in bold.