Valley Sports Report
CANTON - Athens won five of the eight contested weight classes, and used a 24-point advantage in forfeits to post a 48-21 win over Canton here Wednesday night in NTL wrestling action.
The Wildcats received four forfeits open the match, with freshmen Karter Rude (126 pounds), Lucas Forbes, and Troy Jennings (138), and junior Collin Martin (145) picking up the free six points to give them a 24-0 lead.
At 152 pounds, ophomore Zach Stafursky gave Athens its first win of the night on the mat, scoring a takedown in overtime to earn a 7-5 decision over Tyler Klouser.
In the "match of the night," Canton's Christian Ward edged Alex West 2-1 at 160 pounds to trim the Athens lead to 27-3.
At 170 pounds, Athens senior David Galasso forged a dominating 22-7 technical fall win over Garrett Storch to extend the lead to 32-3.
Canton registered falls at 182 and 195, then picked up a forfeit at 220 to close the gap to 32-21, but freshman Gavin Bradley hammered out a 15-1 major decision over Isaac Landis at 106 pounds to make it 37-21 and clinch the win for the Wildcats.
After sophomore Kyler Setzer picked up a forfeit at 113 pounds, and freshman Kaden Setzer closed out the match with a 13-7 win over Miah Lehman at 120 pounds to provide the final margin.
Athens, now 4-0, returns to action Saturday at the Iron Hammer Duals in Danville, Pa.
ATHENS 48, CANTON 21
126: Karter Rude (A) won by forfeit;
132: Lucas Forbes (A) won by forfeit;
138: Troy Jennings (A) won by forfeit;
145: Collin Martin (A) won by forfeit;
152: Zach Stafursky (A) dec. Tyler Klouser (C), 7-5, OT;
160: Christian Ward (C) dec. Alex West (A), 2-1;
170: David Galasso (A) tech. fall Garrett Storch (C), 22-7;
182: Derek Atherton-Ely (C) by fall over Tyler Coy (A), 0:35;
195: Carter Route (C) by fall over Dylan Comstock (A), 3:31;
220: Conner Davis (C) won by forfeit;
285: Keegan Braund (A) dec. Jaden Fantini-Hulslander (C), 9-3;
106: Gavin Bradley (A) major dec. Isaac Landis (C), 15-1;
113: Kyler Setzer (A) won by forfeit;
120: Kaden Setzer (A) dec. Miah Lehman (C), 13-7.
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