Tyrone wrestling defeats Bellwood 41-21 at 1st ‘Black and Blue’ match

Thursday was a historical night for Tyrone and Bellwood wrestling.  The two squads came together for a good cause during first annual “Black and Blue Match.” The event included matches between the elementary, junior high and varsity wrestling programs.

On the mat, the Tyrone junior high lost to Bellwood 21-68, the Tyrone elementary team won 81-27 and in the main event the Tyrone varsity grapplers defeated the rival Blue Devils 41-21.

We were very pleased with how much money was raised and the great participation by both schools. I’m looking forward to doing it again next year”

— Head Coach Mike Cherry

The Blue Devils may have lost the battle, but together with Tyrone they both won the war by helping the Wounded Warrior Project with $1,937.86 in donations.

“We were very pleased with how much money was raised and the great participation by both schools,” said Cherry, “I’m looking forward to doing it again next year.”

“We owe a great deal to our veterans and this is just a small token of our appreciation,” said Bellwood Head Coach Ron Wilson, “The two booster clubs have discussed making this an annual event which would be awesome.”

“The guys were definitely up for the match and their wrestling showed it,” said Head coach Mike Cherry.

In the varsity match, at 106 junior Mike Cherry won by tech fall against Bellwood’s Bailey Kudlawiec.

Senior Aaron Lewis at 132 pinned Kaylob Tatsch at 1:44.

At 145 junior Sage Dixon pinned Bellwood’s Malacki Harper at 2:43 in period two.

Bellwood’s Nick Watters was pinned at 3:01 in the second period by senior Lance Loose at 152.

“I went out there and did work,” said Loose, “I worked what I know and it paid off for me in the second period, I kept control of him even when I was exhausted.”

Junior Devon Brown at 12o and sophomore Jamal Hicks at 126 won by forfeit.

At 220 junior Steve Colyer pinned Ryan Kerns at 2:48 in period three.

At 170 senior Phoenix Farias lost a close match to Nate Claar 5-4.

Erick Ixtepan at 182 took the fall at 3:54 by Bellwood’s Noah Schratzmeir.

Sophomore Derrick Harris, injured, said, “They went out there and whooped some butt. I’m proud of my team, they looked like animals.”

STATS:

126: Jamal Hicks (TAH) over  (BAH) (For.)

132: Aaron Lewis (TAH) over Kaylob Tatsch (BAH) (Fall 1:44)

138: Hunter Curren (BAH) over  (TAH) (For.)

145: Sage Dixon (TAH) over Malacki Harper (BAH) (Fall 2:43)

152: Lance Loose (TAH) over Nick Watters (BAH) (Fall 3:01)

170: Nate Claar (BAH) over Phoenix Farias (TAH) (Dec 5-4)

182: Noah Schratzmeier (BAH) over Erick Ixtepan (TAH) (Fall 3:54)

220: Stevie Colyer (TAH) over Ryan Kerns (BAH) (Fall 2:48)

285: Cameron Nagle (BAH) over  (TAH) (For.)

106: Michael Cherry (TAH) over Bailey Kudlawiec (BAH) (TF 17-2 2:37)

120: Devon Brown (TAH) over  (BAH) (For.)