The Bearcats clawed their way to a victory against the Golden Eagles in a dramatic 33-31 win over the Golden Eagles.
The match came down to the second to last bout of the evening.
Knowing that the Eagles would have to forfeit the final bout at 120, Tyrone freshman Logan Rumberger needed a pin over Huntingdon’s Simpson for the match to end in a tie.
Rumberger won easily 8-0, giving the Eagles a 31-27 lead, but Simpson played turtle for much of the bout to prevent Rumberger from getting the pin necessary for Tyrone to tie the team score.
¨My team needed six at that moment but I couldn’t follow through,” said Rumberger, who wrestled well but was disappointed that he couldn’t get the pin to avoid the team loss.
Tyrone Head Coach Quentin Wright felt that the team performed well despite the loss.
“The Golden Eagle was eating the Mountaineers’ taken fish, and a Bearcat was passing by. Thinking of taking an easy meal, the Bearcat went after the freshly caught fish. The Golden Eagle, not taken so easily, clawed the Bearcat causing the Bearcat to lose an eye, but ultimately, it was the Bearcat who ate well that night,” said Wright.
The Golden Eagles had seven individual wins on the evening. Three were pins, one major decision, and three decisions.
Senior Zack Lash had Tyrone’s fastest pin of the night against Huntindons Smith. Smith faced a devastating Lash Attack that expelled his demise mere, 1:04 minutes.
Just before Lash was Sophomore Andrew Weaver who managed to get the first pin of the Night against Huntindons Garlock. Garlock was able to hang in with Weaver till the 2nd period but Weaver overwhelmed him, pinning him in the 2nd period.
The last wrestler to score six for the Eagles was Korry Walls. Walls was looking to pin Huntingdons Figard all through the first period but fortunately for the Bearcats he made it through the first period, but Figards luck withered away when Walls got him on his back at the beginning of the second period for the pin.
Sophomore Lukas Walk got the first points on the board for the Eagles with a 4-0 victory over Eric Mykut.
Junior Reese Wood got himself in a dog fight against Huntington’s Devin Grubb. Both wrestlers were going at it but luckily for the Eagles, Wood was more advanced and had a 4-2 decision over his opponent.
Senior Jason Barr went head hunting at 215 and clutched a 5-2 decision over Huntingdons Poorman. Barr took him down in the 1st. In the 2nd Poorman let Barr up where Barr took him down again but Poorman gotta stand up. The only thing that happened in the 3rd was a controversial stalling call on Barr.
Despite losing, heavyweight Braden Ewing almost upset a state-ranked opponent. Ewing and Huntingdon’s Singleton both wrestled very smart and cautiously. Singleton scored first with a stand up but Ewing countered with a reversal in the 3rd making it 2-1 Ewing. Unfortunately for the Eagles, Singleton snaked around Ewing in the final second of the third making the final score 3-2.
Including Singleton, Huntingdon had 6 wins. Three were forfeits, one was a decision, and the remaining two were forfeits, giving the Bearcats a narrow 33-31 victory over the Eagles.
126 – Landon Dunsmore won by forfeit (6-0)
132 – Eden Wagner pinned Ashton Sipes, 2:22 (12-0)
138 – Lukas Walk dec. Eric Mykut, 4-0 (12-3)
145 – Reese Wood dec. Devin Grubb, 4-2 (12-6)
152 – Kyler Garner pinned Brody Klein, 3:03 (18-6)
160 – Andrew Weaver pinned Owen Garlock, 3:29 (18-12)
172 – Zack Lash pinned Colton Smith, 1:04 (18-18)
189 – Lincoln Miller pinned Caleb McKinney, 1:32 (24-18)
215 – Jason Barr dec. Treyson Poorman, 5-2 (24-21)
285 – Gunner Singleton dec. Braden Ewing, 3-2 (27-21)
106 – Korry Walls pinned Kevyn Figard, 2:29 (27-27)
113 – Logan Rumberger maj. dec. Liam Simpson, 8-0 (27-31)
120 – Ryan Yocum won by forfeit (33-31)
Tyrone wrestlers in bold.