|IAC WRESTLING: TIOGA BOASTS SEVEN CHAMPS, SIX RUNNERS-UP, TEAM TITLE AT BRADSHAW TOURNAMENT (14 PHOTOS) (2018-01-13)
Valley Sports Report
CANANDAIGUA — Tioga crowned seven champions, and had six second-place finishers in the abbreviated Robert Bradshaw Tournament here Saturday at Canandaigua Academy.
The Tigers ran away with the team title, amassing 273.5 points, well ahead of runner-up Canandaigua, which had 189 points. Irondequoit was third with 173 points, and Marcus Whitman was fourth with 158.
The weather trimmed the field from 19 to nine, and forced tournament organizers to change some of the weight classes to a round-robin format.
Reaching the top step of the podium for the Tigers were juniors John Worthing, Austin Lamb, and Zac Warner, sophomores Jacob Welch, and Brady Worthing, and 8th-graders Mason Welch, and Emmett Wood.
Finishing second were senior Trey Floyd, juniors Vinny Sullivan, Zac Warner, and Stephen Taylor, sophomore David MacWhinnie, and 7th-grader Emily Sindoni.
The following is a breakdown, by weight class, of each Tioga wrestler:
99 pounds: Welch went 3-0 to win the round-robin weight class, while Sindoni was 2-1.
Welch notched a pin of Ithaca’s Vamel Barnett at the first-period buzzer in his first match, and wrapped up his title with a 54-second fall of Pal-Mac’s Aaron Wales.
In between, Welch topped Sindoni in a hard-fought, 6-2, decision.
Sindoni also notched a pair of first-period pins. She decked Wales in 32 seconds to start her day, then pinned Barnett in 1:35 in her final match.
106 pounds: Welch recorded three falls on his way to the 106-pound title.
He opened the day with a 29-second fall over Newark’s Jackson Vermeulem, then pinned Marcus Whitman’s Zach Durgan in 2:22. He finished off the day by beating the third-period buzzer for a fall of Dom Affronti of Pal-Mac in 5:59.
113 pounds: John Worthing forged a 17-2 technical win over MacWhinnie in the 113-pound title bout.
John Worthing scored a pair of first-period falls to reach the finals. He flattened Canandaigua’s Reece Hubbard in 31 seconds, then decked Newark’s Joey Deteye in 1:20 in the semifinals.
MacWhinnie, who received a bye into the semis, reached the finals with a 9-6 decision over Irondequoit’s R.J. Beh.
120 pounds: Brady Worthing knocked off a pair of state-ranked wrestlers on his way to the 120-pound title.
Brady Worthing pinned Southern Cayuga’s Gabe Stevens in 1:23 in the quarterfinals, then beat Pal-Mac’s Kaleb Burgess, 7-2, in the semifinals.
In the finals, Brady Worthing pinned Marcus Whitman’s Justin Smith in 2:40.
126 pounds: Freshman Brodrick Hill went 1-2 to finish third in the round-robin 126-pound weight class.
Hill dropped a 6-2 decision to Ithaca’s Nick Tubbs in his first bout, and was pinned in the first period by Pal-Mac’s Kyle Elmer in the first period of his second bout.
Hill finished off the day with a 19-5 major decision over Marcus Whitman’s Michael Smith.
138 pounds: Lamb was dominant with a 3-0 record, all by fall, to win the 138-pound title.
Lamb opened with a pin of Irondequoit’s Jack DeNunzio in 1:19, then decked Canandaigua’s Austin Hayward in 1:36 in the semifinals.
In the finals, Lamb pinned Canandaigua’s Sean Kelleher in 2:24.
Also at 138 pounds, junior Jerry Bleiler finished 1-2 on the day to finish fifth. He lost his first two bouts via decisions, then edged DeNunzio, 4-2, in the fifth-place match.
145 pounds: Wood pulled out a pair of close decisions in the semifinals, and finals to win the 145-pound title.
Wood opened his day with a pin of Newark’s Matt Card in 1:06 in the quarterfinals, then edged Marcus Whitman’s Andrew Morrison, 4-3, in the semifinals.
In the finals, Wood trailed 1-0 after two periods, but scored a five-point move in the third period to top Canandaigua’s Draven Cruz 5-2.
152 pounds: Sullivan, who received a bye in the quarterfinals, forged a 22-8 major decision over Marcus Whitman’s Nick Burgess in the semifinals.
in the finals, Irondequoit’s Mike Williamson edged Sullivan, 5-1, to win the 152-pound title.
160 pounds: Warner registered three falls en route to the 160-pound title.
Warner opened with a pin of Pal-Mac’s Devin Brongo in 2:22, then decked Canandaigua’s Grant Johnson in 3:17 in the semifinals.
In the finals, Warner flattened Newark’s Trevor Rooze in 1:02.
182 pounds: Junior Joy Lloyd finished 1-2 on the day to finish third in the 182-pound weight class.
Lloyd, who received a bye in the quarterfinals, was pinned by Canandaigua’s Aric Lyon in 2:44 in the semifinals.
In the consolation semifinals, Lloyd decked Pal-Mac’s Riley Belanger in 2:36 to advance to the third-place match, where he was pinned by Marcus Whitman’s Preston Smith in 1:44.
195 pounds: Floyd advanced to the 195-pound title bout with a pair of pins, before losing by fall in the finals.
Floyd opened with a pin of Irondequoit’s Gio Paige in 1:13 in the quarterfinals, then pinned Marcus Whitman’s Ezra Jones in 3:34 to advance to the finals.
In the title bout, Canandaigua’s Joey Pollack led Floyd 3-2 after the first period, but turned him to his back for a fall at 3:31.
Also at 195 pounds, junior Matt Babcock was 1-3 on the day to finish sixth in the 195-pound weight class.
Babcock’s lone win was a pin of Pal-Mac’s Zach Trainman in 60 seconds. His three losses were all by fall.
285 pounds: Taylor made his way to the finals with a pair of pins, but dropped a 3-1 decision to Ithaca’s Warren Russell in the 285-pound title match.
Taylor opened the day with a pin of Shane Slowe of Canandaigua in 2:19, then decked Newark’s Connor Simizon in 1:50 in the semifinals.
IN PHOTO 1: Tioga’s John Worthing. …. PHOTOS COURTESY OF TIM TAYLOR.
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