CLEARFIELD – After losing to powerhouses Bellefonte and Reynolds, Bald Eagle Area’s wrestling squad was ready to breakout against the Clearfield Bisons Thursday night. And that they did.
The Eagles won 10 of the fourteen bouts and were simply dominate on the their feet, especially in the first seven matches where BEA got the initial takedown. That effort propelled Bald Eagle Area to their first victory of the year, 39-19. The Eagles now are 1- 2 and Clearfield’s two meet winning streak comes to an end as they drop to 2-2.
The Bisons were led by Sean Owen at 285 and Richie Queen at 135 with third period falls. Kodie Lowder had a major decision at 103 and tough freshman Derek Danver won 5-3 at 145.
Clearfield has not beaten BEA since 1986.
Bald Eagle Area won the Junior High meet 51-32.
The Bisons are off until next Friday and Saturday when they compete at the Big Dog Tournament.
RESULTS: BALD EAGLE AREA – 39 CLEARFIELD – 19
140 Jeff Shawley, BEA Dec. Dan Henderlong, Clfd 5-2
145 Derek Danver, Clfd Dec. Rusty Fetzer, BEA 5-3
152 Randy Breon, BEA Dec. Kasey Casher, Clfd 6-3
160 Caleb Hoffman, BEA Tech Fall Shawn Hall, Clfd 16-1
171 Quentin Wright, BEA Pinned Sam Maines, Clfd :58 (Wright is a defending PIAA State Champion)
189 A. J. Robinson, BEA Major Dec Lee Zalno, Clfd 17-7
215 Jon Gingrich, BEA Dec Andre Buck, Clfd 8-1
285 Sean Owen, Clfd Pinned Tim Watson, BEA 5:18
103 Kodie Lowder, Clfd Major Dec Justin Geidroc, BEA 11-2
112 Kyle Granite, BEA Pinned Andrew Spicer, Clfd 3:30
119 Coleman Hoffman, BEA Dec Max VonGunden, Clfd 5-4
125 Cory Gates, BEA Dec Holden Lowe, Clfd 5-2
130 Brad Meyer, BEA Dec Shane Harper, Clfd 2-0
135 Richie Queen, Clfd Pinned John Decker, BEA 4:45