Bison Hold Off Chucks, Escape with 37-33 Win

Sophomore Nate Lash picks up his varsity pin for the Bison (Photo by Jessica Shirey).

Sophomore Nate Lash picks up his varsity pin for the Bison (Photo by Jessica Shirey).

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Despite losing four out of the last five bouts, the Clearfield Bison were able to hold on for a 37-33 win over the host Punxsutawney Chucks to raise their record to 3-1 on the young season.

As in the previous two dual meet victories the Bison were able to use the fall to decide the match. The Bison had five falls to account for 30 of the 37 points on the night.

Picking up falls were Mike Beck, Travis Ogden, Nate Lash, Zane Morgan, and Josiah McClarren. Thayne Morgan picked up a major decision, while Jake Verchick added a regular decision to finish out the scoring.

Beck and Ogden remain tied atop the leaderboard in wins for the Bison with identical 7-3 records. Verchick (6-1) and Noah Cline (6-3) are right behind with six.

The Bison are off until after the New Year when they travel to Meadville on January 3 for their annual trip to the Tool City Tournament.

Bout by bout results:

152: Perry Arrington, P, wbff,0-6

160: Mike Beck, C, wbf 4:42, over Jeffery Bottenhorn, 6-6

170: Keegan Fischer, P, wbf 4:45, over Tristan Carruthers, 6-12

182: Travis Perry, P, wbd 8-3, over Logan Lykens, 6-15

195: Travis Ogden, C, wbf 2:41, over Alexander Young, 12-15

220: Nate Lash, C, wbf 3:34 over Austin Covatch, 18-15

285: Jake Verchick, C, wbd 8-1, over Luke Shiock, 21-15

106: Thayne Morgan, C, wbmd 11-0, over Zoie Smith, 25–15

113: Zane Morgan, C, wbf 2:45, over Derek Conrad, 31-15

120: Eli Lambiotte, P, wbd 5-2, over Logan Gilbert, 31-18

126: Josiah McClarren, C, wbf 1:40 over Walter Foster, 37-18

132: Joel Bowers, P, wbd 3-0, over Noah Cline, 37-21

138: Kaleb Young, P, wbf 1:48, over Jarret McCracken, 37-27

145: Josh Schuckers, P, wbf 0:44 over Tallin Norris, 37-33

Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/06&07 @ Top Hat Tourney (Williamsport) 100 pts. 10th
12/10 @ DuBois 45 – 30 1 – 0
12/12 BALD EAGLE AREA 33 – 37 1 – 1
12/17 @ Central 45 – 25 2 – 1
12/19 @ Punxsutawney 37 – 33 3 – 1
01/03&04 @ Tool City Tourney (Meadville)    
01/07 PENNS VALLEY    
01/18 CLFD BISON DUALS    
01/21 BELLEFONTE    
01/23 @ St. Marys    
01/24&25 @ New Oxford HS Tourney    
01/30 TYRONE    
02/04 @ Philipsburg-Osceola    
02/06 @ Huntingdon    
02/21 Districts @ Clarion    
2/28 & 3/1 Regionals @ Altoona    
03/06-08 States @ Hershey    
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