Bison Wrestlers Split at District IX Team Wrestling Championships, Place Second

DUBOIS — The Clearfield Area High School wrestling team went 1-1 to finish second at the District IX AAA Team Wrestling Championships held at DuBois Area High School on Saturday.

Clearfield beat St. Marys in the semifinal match at 12:30 by a score of 41-31. That win put them in the finals at 3:30 against host DuBois, the number one seed. Once there, DuBois won 51-23 to claim the title.

The AA title was won by an undefeated Redbank Valley squad 33-29 over Brookville.

Both Clearfield matches pretty much mirrored the first go-round for Clearfield with both opponents.

Just last week, Clearfield jumped out to a 35-0 lead over St. Marys and held on for a 38-33 win. On Saturday, the Bison jumped out to a 22-0 and then 35-3 lead and held on for the 41-31 win.

Against DuBois back on December 11 the Bison lost 56-21, while managing a 51-23 final this time. The match on Saturday saw the undefeated season of Bison senior Christian Stone come to an end after 26 wins as he was beaten 4-3 by familiar foe Garrett Brown. Stone and fellow senior Nolan Barger now match 26-1 records to lead the Bison heading into the final week of the regular season for Clearfield.

Other top records for the Bison include Dylan Graham at 25-3, Noah Cline at 20-10, and Logan Gilbert at 19-9.

Clearfield (7-8) will host two matches this upcoming week to close out their dual meet season. The Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties (7-6) will invade the Arthur J. Weiss Gymnasium, followed by the Huntingdon Bearcats (13-3) on Thursday night.

Bout by Bout Results vs. St. Marys (Clearfield wrestler listed first):

113: Josiah McClarren wbf 1:45 over Ethan Fox   6 – 0

120: Noah Cline received a forfeit   12 – 0

126: Dylan Graham wbmd 14-4 over William McGonnell   16 – 0

132: Christian Stone wbf :29 over Kyle Pecht   22 – 0

138: Jon Sponsler lbd 5-1 to Alex Coudriet   22 – 3

145: Grant Climie wbf 5:36 over Dylan Smith   28 – 3

152: Nolan Barger wbmd 11-0 over Tyler Yetzer   32 – 3

160: Mike Beck wbd 8-6 over Alex Feldbauer   35 – 3

170: Josh Kennedy lbf 2:51 to William Gabor   35 – 9

182: Jake Verchick lbd 10-2 to Joshua Cameroni   35 – 13

195: Forfeit to Joey McLaughlin   35 – 19

220: Forfeit to Gary Fledderman 35 – 25

285: Shane Billings lbf 3:08 to Michael Wolfel   35 – 31

106: Logan Gilbert wbf 2:26 over Raymond Dent   41 – 31

Bout by bout results vs. DuBois (Clearfield wrestler listed first):

120: Noah Cline wbd 6-2 over Kody Cox   3 – 0

126: Dylan Graham wbf 2:45 over Austin Gahr   9 – 0

132: Jon Sponsler wbd 5-4 over Dylan Zimmerman   12 – 0

138: Christian Stone lbd 4-3 to Garrett Brown   12 – 3

145: Noaln Barger wbtf 15-0 4:14 over DJ Carney   17 – 3

152: Mike Beck wbf 1:39 over Jake Munz   23 – 3

160: Forfeit to Mike Kennelly   23 – 9

170: Forfeit to Tom Sleigh   23 – 15

182: Forfeit to Shane Marshall   23 – 21

195: Jake Verchick lbf :57 to Landon Hanna   23 – 27

220: Forfeit to Nich Davido   23 – 33

285 Shane Billings lbf 1:11 to Nate Petitti   23 – 39

106: Logan Gilbert lbf 1:04 to Shae Bloom   23 – 45

113: Josiah McClarren lbf 3:52 to Bryce Swauger   23 – 51

Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/07,08 @ Top Hat Tourney 11th 0 – 0
12/11 DUBOIS 21 – 56 0 – 1
12/13 @ Bald Eagle Area 28 – 37 0 – 2
12/18 CENTRAL 42 – 37 1 – 2
12/20 PUNXSUTAWNEY 63 – 12 2 – 2
01/04,05 @ Tool City Tourney 10th 2 – 2
01/08 @ Penns Valley 31 – 42 2 – 3
01/19 CLFD BISON DUALS    
  vs. Valley 53 – 19 3 – 3
  vs. Pleasant Valley 38 – 42 3 – 4
  vs. West Branch 18 – 60 3 – 5
  vs. Montoursville 33 – 35 3 – 6
  vs. Sharpsville 50 – 27 4 – 6
01/22 @ Bellefonte 30 – 41 4 – 7
01/25,26 @ New Oxford Tourney 3rd 4 – 7
01/29 ST.MARYS 38 – 33 5 – 7
01/31 @ Tyrone 41 – 24 6 – 7
02/02 D9 Team Wrestling Champs.    
  vs. St. Marys 41 – 31 7 – 7
  vs. DuBois 23 – 51 7 – 8
02/05 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA    
02/07 HUNTINGDON    
02/23 Districts @ Clarion    
03/01,02 Regionals @ Altoona    
03/07-09 States @ Hershey    

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