ALLPORT – The West Branch Warrior high school wrestling team entertained the Golden Tide of Curwensville Tuesday night on its home mat and took down the Tide 64-13 in the opening dual meet for each squad.
The Warriors, defending District 6 AA runners-up and coming off of a 26-6 record during the 2011-12 season, utilized seven pins and three forfeits to easily defeat the Tide.
Curwensville won three bouts on the evening as Zach Tibbens won a major decision over the Warriors Connor Myers, 9-1 at 160. The victory upped the junior Tide wrestler’s record to 4-1 on the year.
Tyler Mays of the Golden Tide knocked off Jake Brown of West Branch at 120 pounds, 5-1. Mays improved to 2-1 for 2012-13
The final win of the night for Curwensville came from Tyler McKenzie at 145. McKenzie pinned Clayton Greene in 2:52 while upping his record 3-2.
Tide head coach Duane Wriglesworth spoke afterwards, “I liked the fact that our kids fought hard all night even though we got caught a couple of places.”
Then Wriglesworth added, “West Branch is the defending District 6 runners-up and returned just about everyone from last year so we expected a very tough match.”
The Curwensville junior high won its match over the Warriors. No score was reported.
Curwensville returns to action on Thursday when they host the Rovers of Brockway with varsity action slated to start at 7:30 pm in Patton Hall.
Match by Match Results
152-Luke Slippey, WB pinned Dakota Royer, CUR :53 0 6
160-Zach Tibbens, CUR major dec. Connor Myers, WB 9-1 4 6
170-Lucas Kristofits, WB major dec. Nathan Wriglesworth, CUR 14-6 4 10
182-Vince McDowell, WB received forfeit 4 16
190-Robert Pearce, WB received forfeit 4 22
220-Ray Maines, WB received forfeit 4 28
285-Morgan Selepack, WB pinned Seth Connors, CUR 4:09 4 34
106-Joey Couteret, WB pinned Jason Koptchak CUR 1:24 4 40
113-Wyatt Sankey, WB pinned Sam Bressler, CUR 2:45 4 46
120-Tyler Mays, CUR dec. Jake Brown, WB 5-1 7 46
126-Abe Albright, WB pinned Aryan Shearer, CUR 1:57 7 52
132-J.P.Hayles, WB pinned Jake Lancaster, CUR 2:25 7 58
138-Parker Bumbarger, WB pinned Brandon Sass, CUR 4:28 7 64
145-Trey McKenzie, CUR pinned Clayton Greene, WB 2:52 13 64