In its first dual meet action in nearly two weeks, the Clearfield Bison wrestling team raised its record to 4-0 with a convincing 45-18 win over backyard rival Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties. “It wasn’t emotional, but it was a very business-like win for us,” commented head coach Jeff Aveni.
Cliff Hill started things off for the Bisons by picking up six easy points when he received a forfeit at 189 lbs.
P-O’s Colton Wrye put the Mounties on the scoreboard with a second period fall of Jordan Lancaster at 285 lbs.
Shane Peters took the momentum back for the Bisons at 103 with a 20-1 technical fall over Chris Rocco in 5:02.
Nolan Barger wasted little time at 119lbs, putting Joseph Bainey in a cradle three times before registering the fall in 1:42.
Perhaps the most exciting bout of the evening occurred at 125 where seniors Kody Lowder and Nick Gurol battled for all six minutes. Trailing 5-4 after the first period, Lowder rode Gurol the entire second period and then registered an early third period escape to tie the bout at five. The Mountie was able to seal the victory with a takedown with just six seconds left in the bout. “That’s a tough loss for Kody, but he wrestled a good match,” said Aveni.
At 130, P-O’s Kenny Myers shut out the Bison’s Max Von Gunden 2-0 to momentarily stop the Bison’s run.
Bison Andrew Hill returned the favor at 135 lbs as he blanked Cody Buchanon 3-0.
Shane Harper padded the Bison lead with an 11-3 major decision over Derek Diehl at 140. Leading 6-3 in the third period, Harper hit a big five point move to seal the deal.
The other big bout of the evening saw
Both teams would exchange pins in the next two bouts as P-O’s Lucas Greenawalt decked Cody Hepfer at 152 and
Logan Shadeck sent the Bison faithful home happy by flattening Brad Anstine in 4:35 at 171 lbs.
“We have a lot of wrestling to do over the next two weeks, but I’m pleased with where we’re at,” said Aveni.
Clearfield will be back in action Thursday night as they play host to the State College Little Lions.
189 Cliff Hill, Won by forfeit C 6-0
215 Andre Buck, WBD 4-3, Brett Hutton C 9-0
285 Jordan Lancaster LBF 2:22, Colton Wrye C 9-6
103 Shane Peters, WBTF, 20-1, 5:02, Chris Rocco C 14-6
112 Christian Stone, WBD, 8-5, David Miller C 17-6
119 Nolan Barger, WBF 1:42, Joseph Bainey C 23-6
125 Kodie Lowder, LBD, 7-5, Nick Gurol C 23-9
130 Max Von Gunden, LBD, 2-0, Kenny Myers C 23-12
135 Andrew Hill, WBD, 3-0, Cody Buchanon C 26-12
140 Shane Harper, WBMD 11-3, Derek Diehl C 30-12
145 Derek Danver, WBD, 5-2,
152 Cody Hepfer, LBF 1:31, Lucas Greenawalt C 33-18
160 Wil Beauseigneur, WBF 3:29, Wayne Davis C 39-18
171 Logan Shadeck, WBF, 4:35, Brad Anstine C 45-18