Golden Tide Matmen Defeat Rovers 57-14

Curwensville– The Curwensville Area High School wrestling team won four of the seven bouts that were contested and benefited from seven forfeits for a 57-14 victory over Brockway in Patten Hall Tuesday night. 

Derek Brothers at 103 pounds, Duane Wriglesworth III at 135 and Jarret Sloppy at 160 posted major decisions in the Golden Tide\’s home debut, but the highlight was Jeff Thomas\’ 5-4 decision over Dillon Park at 130 on a reversal with 20 seconds left.

Thomas took down the two-time District 9 Class AA Tournament third placer with a dump just four seconds before the first period buzzer.  Park tied the match with a reversal early in the second period.  An escape 20 seconds into the final period gave Thomas a 302 lead, but Park worked a low single-leg takedown with 43 seconds remaining to set the state for the Golden Tide sophomore\’s late heroics.

\”That was a big win for Jeff,\”  Curwensville coach Duane Wriglesworth Jr. said.  \”He had never beaten Park.  I\’m very happy for him.\”

Brothers notched three takedowns and a pair of three-point nearfalls en route to a 15-3 win over Ian Grecco, Wriglesworth said.  \”We want him to work on his set-ups and be satisfied getting two.  It was good to see him do that tonight.\”

Brett Sutika (112, Brett McCracken (145), Matt Holland (152), Cody Botzman (171), Nick Sipes (189), Nathan Russell (215) and Nick Caldwell (275) got forfeits.

Curwensville will be on its home mat again Friday against Johnsonburg.

\”They\’re a good team, solid from top to bottom,\”  coach Wriglesworth said.  \”It\’s going to be a really tough match.\”

Cuwensville 57, Brockway 14
103 Derek Brothers, C, major dec. Ian Grecco 15-3 (4-0)
113 Brett Sutika, C, won by forfeit. (10-0)
119 Eric Grecco, B, pinned Tyler Peters, 2:57 (10-6)
125 Levi Ruff, B, de. Justin Johnston, 2-0 (10-9)
130 Jeff Thomas, C, dec. Dillon Park, 5-4 (13-9)
135 Duane Wriglesworth III, C, major dec. Kyle Boleen, 16-5 (17-9)
140 Jaron Licatavich, B, won by technical fall over Justin Smith, 17-1, in 4:11.  (17-14)
145 Brett McCracken, C, won by forfeit (29-14)
160 Jarrett Sloppy, c. major dec. Stephen Terwilliger, 7-6 (33-14)
171 Cody Botzman, C, won by forfeit (39-14)
189 Nick Sipes, C, won by forfeit (45-14)
215 Nathan russell, C, won by forfeit (51-14)
275 Nick Caldwell C, won by forfeit (57-14)

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