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2018-02-13 / Sports

Area Matmen, Teams Do Well In Sectional Meet

By Tom Coddington


QUARTERFINAL FALL — W/DA’s Bailey Wood scored a 50-second fall over Robert Greenblatt of Sidney in quarterfinal action in the Section IV Division II meet, but lost by fall in overtime to Oneonta’s Leroy Williams. 
Dwayne Lobdell Photo QUARTERFINAL FALL — W/DA’s Bailey Wood scored a 50-second fall over Robert Greenblatt of Sidney in quarterfinal action in the Section IV Division II meet, but lost by fall in overtime to Oneonta’s Leroy Williams. Dwayne Lobdell Photo WATKINS GLEN — Ten area wrestlers reached the finals in the Section IV Division II tournament on Friday, and five of them won their respective weight classes.

At 99 pounds, Walton/ Delaware Academy’s Cody Merwin was defeated, 7-0, by top-seeded Dante Geislinger of Norwich. At 106, Cooper Rice of Oxford edged Kyle Willard of Groton, 15-14. At 113, Chandler Merwin of W/ DA lost a close 2-0 decision to John Worthing of Tioga. At 120, W/DA’s Caleb Robinson pinned Brady Worthing of Tioga in 5:02. The 113 and 120 results were the opposite of those in the Class B meet a week earlier.

At 126, Owen Wormuth of Deposit/Hancock lost by 7-2 to Mikey Squires of Norwich. At 138, Bainbridge-Guilford/ Afton/Harpursville’s Ben Bivar earned his title by 1-0 over Austin Lamb of Tioga. At 152, Shane Hoover of BGAH won a major decision (10-1) over Gabe Monroe of Windsor. At 160, Mike Wilmot of BGAH lost by 7-3 to Max Johnson of Tioga. At 285, Leroy Williams of Oneonta pinned W/ DA’s Bailey Wood in overtime (6:59).


PIN COMES SOON — BGAH’s Shane Hoover went on to win the 152-pound class, and here, in the quarterfinal round, he pins Jacob Zimmer of Odessa-Montour in 4:30 at the sectional tournament. 
Dwayne Lobdell Photo PIN COMES SOON — BGAH’s Shane Hoover went on to win the 152-pound class, and here, in the quarterfinal round, he pins Jacob Zimmer of Odessa-Montour in 4:30 at the sectional tournament. Dwayne Lobdell Photo Tioga won the team crown with 209 points, followed by Norwich at 196, BGAH at 136.5, Windsor 129, W/DA 125.5, Spencer-VanEtten/ Candor 123.5, Susquehanna Valley 89, Chenango Valley 81.5, Odessa-Montour 65, Owego 61.5, D/H 60.5, Whitney Point 53.5, Oxford 50.5, Groton 47, Lansing 46, Maine-Endwell 45, Greene 44.5, Unatego/Unadilla Valley 40, Dryden 35, Moravia 31, Thomas A. Edison 27, Sidney 22, Waverly 21, Watkins Glen 18, and Marathon 13.



TECHNICAL WIN — W/DA’s Chandler Merwin records a technical fall by 15-0 over Whitney Point’s Aden Rosa in this quarterfinal bout in the Section IV Division meet. He would finish in second place at 113 pounds. 
Dwayne Lobdell Photo TECHNICAL WIN — W/DA’s Chandler Merwin records a technical fall by 15-0 over Whitney Point’s Aden Rosa in this quarterfinal bout in the Section IV Division meet. He would finish in second place at 113 pounds. Dwayne Lobdell Photo

WORKS FOR A FALL — Caleb Robinson of Walton/ Delaware Academy earned first place at 120 pounds in the Section IV Division II tournament at Watkins Glen, and in this quarterfinal bout, he pinned Brennan Roe of Whitney Point in 5:43. 
Dwayne Lobdell Photo WORKS FOR A FALL — Caleb Robinson of Walton/ Delaware Academy earned first place at 120 pounds in the Section IV Division II tournament at Watkins Glen, and in this quarterfinal bout, he pinned Brennan Roe of Whitney Point in 5:43. Dwayne Lobdell Photo

PAYING HIM BACK — Deposit/Hancock’s Owen Wormuth earns a semifinal 4-1 decision at 126 pounds in this bout against Nate Lehr of Chenango Valley in the sectional meet, reversing a loss to Lehr a week before. 
Dwayne Lobdell Photo PAYING HIM BACK — Deposit/Hancock’s Owen Wormuth earns a semifinal 4-1 decision at 126 pounds in this bout against Nate Lehr of Chenango Valley in the sectional meet, reversing a loss to Lehr a week before. Dwayne Lobdell Photo

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