Tyrone Pins Altoona, Improves to 5-0

The Tyrone “Screaming” Eagles continued their winning streak with a 40-29 victory over Altoona, making the Eagles a perfect 5-0 in dual meet competition.

Despite being without Head Coach Quintin Wright, who came in close contact with COVID-19, the Screamin Eagles clutched four pins against Altoona, erasing an early 17-9 lead after the first five bouts.

“Quentin not being here tonight was pretty hard for the kids, but they stepped up, got it done, and won it for him,” said assistant coach Buddy Walk. “We’ve got a pretty tough schedule this month, but at 5-0, we’re doing pretty well, and we’re pretty happy with where we’re at right now.”

We’ve got a pretty tough schedule this month, but at 5-0, we’re doing pretty well, and we’re pretty happy with where we’re at right now”

— Assistant Coach Buddy Walk

Senior Jason Barr got Tyrone’s first pin of the night at 189, taking down Altoona´s Boose in the 1st period then in the 2nd, Barr got a reversal and pinned him with 10 seconds to spare in the 2nd.

Ashton Sipes scored six takedowns in a 19-5 major decision over George Boutiller at 132, pulling the Golden Eagles to within a point, 29-28.

Heavy Weight Braden Ewing knew he had to get a pin in order to help the Eagles rebound for losses at previous weights. Ewing pinned Altoona’s Yost at the end of the 2nd period.

Going from the Heaviest Eagle to the lightest was junior Korry Walls, who ¨got it done¨ in the 1st period.

Sophomore Lukas Walk, was the last live match of the night and got the quickest pin of the night. Walk grappled with Altoona’s Young and got the pin in just 31 seconds.

¨After seeing us lose the first two matches I knew I had to go out and win. So we will have points up on the board and to shift momentum back to us,” said Tyrone senior Zack Lash.

The Screamin Eagles had 2 decisions and 1 major decision against the Lions.

Sophomore Remington Fleck snagged a 6-0 decision at 120. Senior Zack Lash and Altoon’s Houser had a slugfest for 3 periods with both wrestlers neck and neck, but Lash managed to outscore Houser to earn a 10-6 decision.

BOX SCORE

152–Z. Reimer, A, pinned Klein, 2:42.

160–Sipes, A, tech. fall Weaver, 18-2, 4:34.

172–Lash, T, dec. Houser, 10-6.

189–Barr, T, pinned Boose, 3:50. 215–Yost, A, pinned Rice, 3:28.

285–Ewing, T, pinned M. Riccio, 3:46.

106–Walls, T, pinned Irwin, 1:51.

113–Hileman, A, pinned Rumberger, 1:10.

120–Fleck, T, dec. Wisor, 6-0.

126–Carlucci, A, pinned E. Walk, :58.

132–Sipes, T, major dec. Boutiller, 19-5.

138–L. Walk, T, pinned Young, :31.

145–Wood, T, won by forfeit.

Records: Altoona (3-6), Tyrone (5-0).

Exhibition match: Caleb McKinney, Tyrone, won by decision; Logan Kline, A, won by fall.

Official: Nick Shope.