Tyrone Wrestlers Stay Perfect at Altoona

The Tyrone Golden Eagles moved to 3-0 with a close 36-26 win against the Altoona Mountain Lions at the Altoona Fieldhouse.

The Eagles were led by pins from Cohen Wallace, Andrew Weaver, Richard Rawlings, Kyle Scott, and Braden Ewing.

Senior Korry Walls scored a key win for the Eagles beating Altoona freshman star Braiden Weaver, 9-6.

Weaver was winning 1-0 into the second period when Walls countered a Weaver move and went to his feet. Walls then proceeded to take Weaver to his back for a five-point move. The final score was 9-6.

“Korry wrestled like a senior, He was tough and smart, and he did some wild moves,” said Tyrone Wrestling coach Quinten Wright to the Altoona Mirror.

Though Walls’ win came at a cost. He injured his hand in the bout and was sent to the emergency room to get checked out.

At 127, Tyrone’s Logan Rumberger made a takedown, reversal and tough riding stand for a 4-0 win over Altoona’s Brandt.

Remington Fleck moved up to 139 from 133 and forfeited to Caleb Fasick. Young then put Fleck on his back with a low-leg cradle and pinned him.

Cohen Wallace moved up to 145 and recorded a fall in 1:15 to tie the meet.

Tyrone’s Lukas Walk had one of toughest draws of the match, losing to Altoona’s Luke Sipes, who was first in the state last year. Sipes scored five takedowns and nine near-fall points in a 20-3 technical fall win for Altoona.

Tyrone’s Andrew Weaver and Kyle Scott responded with pins in each of their respective weight classes.

An entertaining match ensued at 189 between Tyrone’s Richard “the Lionheart” Rawlings and Altoona’s Evan Boose. The bout went back and forth with Rawling ultimately pinning Boose.

“That was a pivotal bout,” said Altoona’s coach Joel Gilbert to the Altoona Mirror. “It’s only Boose’s second year of wrestling. Sometimes when you’re new like that you don’t understand if you’re in a good or bad position. But Boose is dangerous. I think he’ll learn from that, and he’ll be a better wrestler.”

Tyrone’s Caleb McKinney lost his bout at 215 to Altoona’s Michael Riccio, 6-3.

Altoona’s Nick Irwin picked up a forfeit win at 107 and Tyrone’s Braden Ewing closed out the meet with a fall in 1:18.

“We figured out a way to win again,” Tyrone coach Quentin Wright said. “I’d say Richard Rawlings getting that crazy pin for us was the difference in the match. Those guys get a chance to go out there to fight to win.”

Tyrone seeks to improve their wrestling and continue their winning streak, but as of now, it seems the Eagle has landed.


114–Walls, T, dec. Weaver, 9-6; 121–No bout; 127–Rumberger, T, dec. Brandt, 4-0; 133–Fasick, A, won by forfeit; 139–Young, A, pinned R. Fleck, 3:40; 145–Wallace, T, pinned Wisor, 1:15; 152–Sipes, A, tech. fall Walk, 20-3, 4:51

160–Weaver, T, pinned McMillon, :20; 172–Scott, T, pinned Fetter, :17; 189–Rawlings, T, pinned Boose, 2:44; 215–Mi. Riccio, A, dec. McKinney, 6-3; 285–Ewing, T, pinned Speece, 1:18; 107–Irwin, A, won by forfeit.

Records: Tyrone (3-0), Altoona (1-5)

Exhibition winners: Pluebell, T; Rice, T; Howard, T; Myers, T

Referees: Paul Myers, Jim Weston