IAC WRESTLING: WAVERLY TOPS WHITNEY POINT, 53-24 (24 PHOTOS)
(2019-12-11)By TIM BIRNEYValley Sports Report
WAVERLY "” Waverly
won six consecutive weight classes - two falls, and four forfeits - to
overcome an early deficit, and post a 53-24 win over Whitney Point here
Wednesday night in IAC Large School wrestling action.
"It's a good win," said Waverly coach Devan Witman.
never know what Whitney Point is coming in with. They are one of those
teams that practices a lot of headlocks, and they can catch you in a lot
of different ways," he noted. "We tried to practice our best sound
"It wasn't our best wrestling tonight, but it was a good win for us," added Witman.
the opening bout, Whitney Point's Hunter Ballard rallied from a 6-2
deficit to edge Waverly junior Austin Kimble, 8-7, at 152 pounds, to
give the Golden Eagles a 3-0 lead.
After Waverly senior Ethan
Stotler received a forfeit at 160 pounds, Killian Prentice and Austin
Quail registered falls for Whitney Point, at 170 and 182 pounds,
respectively, to give them a 15-6 lead.
Junior Trevor Meyers
started Waverly's decisive run with a pin of Ryan Quail in 2:45 at 195
pounds, and freshman Gage Tedesco overwhelmed Whitney Point's Colin
Weeks for a fall in 22 seconds to give the Wolverines the lead for good,
"I know it's early, and there are still a lot of
matches to go, but Trevor and Gage are putting together great years,"
said Witman. "We'll see where it goes in the next couple weeks because
we're going to run into some hammers.
"They work extremely hard
in the room," added Witman. "Those two are partners and the beat each
other up. Now, they're starting to see some of those results out on the
Senior Trent Skeens, at 285, freshman Connor Stotler (106),
senior Madison Yeakel (113), and freshman Madison Ham (120) each
received forfeits to give Waverly a 42-15 lead. (There was no match at
State-ranked Aidan Rosa ended Waverly's run with an
8-5 decision over senior Rylan Laforest, but needed a five-point move in
the third period to rally.
"That one was a killer," said Witman.
"Rylan got taken down early in the first, worked his way back, and led
5-3 in the third period. That's a situation where he has to know that he
doesn't need the takedown.
"It was a funky position and he tried to force it, and score more more points than he needed, and it didn't work out for him.
fix that one mistake, and it's a different match," added Witman. "We
see Whitney Point two or three more times. If we get that match-up
again, I think it ends up completely different."
Garrett Skeens put Waverly back on the winning track with a 15-0
technical fall of WP's Kristian Nilsen in 4:55. Skeens led 10-0 after
the first period.
Sophomore Cole Stanton kept it going to the
Wolverines, slapping a headlock on Devin Mardisosan, and scoring a
39-second fall to give Waverly a 53-18 lead.
"We found a move for Cole Stanton, he likes that headlock," said Witman. "It's interesting because he hits it so well.
some reason, I can't get him to hit a high-crotch that well, but that
headlock is textbook; he get his hips through and has that guy
airborne," added Witman.
In exhibition matches, freshman Lilyparker Ennis and senior Austin Snider registered falls.
Waverly returns action Saturday at the Campbell-Savona Duals.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly's Trevor Meyers. ... PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.
WAVERLY 53, WHITNEY POINT 24
152: Hunter Ballard (WP) dec. Austin Kimble (W), 8-7;
160: Ethan Stotler (W) won by forfeit;
170: Killian Prentice (WP) by fall over Kaden Kipling (W), 1:37;
182: Austin Quail (WP) by fall over Andrew Kimble (W), 0:47;
195: Trevor Meyers (W) by fall over Ryan Quail (WP), 2:45;
220: Gage Tedesco (W) by fall over Colin Weeks (WP), 0:22;
285: Trent Skeens (W) won by forfeit;
99: No match;
106: Connor Stotler (W) won by forfeit;
113: Madison Yeakel (W) won by forfeit;
120: Mason Ham (W) won by forfeit;
126: Aiden Rosa (WP) dec. Rylan LaForest (W), 8-5;
132: Garrett Skeens (W) tech. fall over Kristian Nilson (WP), 15-0 @ 4:55;
138: Cole Stanton (W) by fall over Devin Mardirosan (WP), 0:39;
145: Jordan Canniff (WP) by fall over Braeden Hills (W), 0:16.
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