Bison Wrestlers Finish Fourth At 12th Annual Bison Duals

12th Annual Bison Duals Champs – the Montoursville Warrors (Photo by Eve Siegel)

HYDE — Despite the inclement winter weather, the 12th Annual Bison Duals were held at Clearfield Area High School on Saturday.

Three teams were unable to make the trip (DuBois, Forest HIlls, Port Allegheny), so the re-configured tourney took place with nine of the scheduled 12 entrants.

There were three pools of three teams a piece. Then the top eight teams were paired off in a championship bracket that would determine the top four teams. The ninth team and the losers of the first round of bracket matches then had a challenge pool to get their four or five duals in for the day.

Pool A Results: Montoursville 71 West Branch 6, West Branch 39 Altoona 36, Montoursville 58 Altoona 16

Pool B Results: General McLane 63 Wilkes Barre 18, Saegerstown 58 Wilkes Barre 21, General McLane 38                                          Saegerstown 26

Pool C Results: Benton 54 Union City 20, Clearfield 59 Union City 8. Benton 33 Clearfield 28

The quarterfinal results were Montoursville 57-18 over Wilkes Barre, Clearfield 40-33 over Saegertown, Benton 65-18 over WEst Branch, and Altoona 39-36 over General McLane.

Semifinal results were Montoursville beating Clearfield 49-22 and Benton besting Altoona 51-27

The host Bison were then defeated 39-33 by Altoona to finish in fourth.

Luke Freeland, here wrestling against Altoona, was 5-0 on the day for the Bison (Photo by Eve Siegel)

Montoursville went on to defeat Benton by a 45-30 score to claim their second Bison Dual title, along with the one they captured in 2016.

For Bison meet by meet results courtesy Track Wrestling, click here

Two Bison went an undefeated 5-0 on the day. Oliver Billotte raised his record to a team leading 20-2, while Luke Freeland upped his season record to 14-7.

Going 4-1 for the Bison were Nolan Barr (14-7), Mark McGonigal (18-3) and Brett Zattoni (13-10).

Evan Davis (15-7) and Karson Kline (15-7) each went 3-2.

The Bison (7-3) will travel to Martinsburg on Tuesday to face the Central Dragons.

Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/06 & 07 Top Hat Tourney (@ Williamsport) 125 pts. 8th place
12/10 @ Bald Eagle Area 30 – 39 0 – 1
12/13 DUBOIS 42 – 30 0 – 2
12/17 @ Huntingdon 34 – 28 1 – 2
12/19 PUNXSUTAWNEY 60 – 18 2 – 2
01/03 & 04 Tool City Tourney (@ Meadville) 141 pts. 5th place
01/07 @ Tyrone 37 – 29 3 – 2
01/09 @ St. Marys 39 – 24 4 – 2
01/14 PENNS VALLEY 43 – 32 5 – 2
01/18 BISON DUALS
01/18 vs. Union City 59 – 18 6 – 2
01/18 vs. Benton 28 – 33 6 – 3
01/18 vs. Saegertown 40 – 33 7 – 3
01/18 vs. Montoursville 22 – 49 7 – 4
01/18 vs. Altoona 33 – 39 7 – 5
01/21 @ Central
01/24 & 25 Ultimate Warrior Tourney (@ WB)
01/30 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA
02/01 District 9 Team Champs at DuBois
02/04 BELLEFONTE
02/22 D9 CHAMPIONSHIPS
02/28 & 29 Regionals (@ Altoona)
03/05 – 07 PIAA States (@ Hershey)
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