December 22, 2014

Glenn makes statement with wins over Pinny, Oscoda

Brent Baker
Oscoda's Anthony Stanley fought to a 9-5 victory during the Owls' match with John Glenn.
Brent Baker
Brandon Wrzesinski (right) and John Glenn were in an aggressive mood Wednesday, taking down Coty Swinson and Pinconning in the first meeting between NEMC leaders this season. The Bobcats' 55-23 victory staked their claim as the team to beat at next month's league finals.
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Glenn makes statement with wins over Spartans and Owls

Glenn makes statement with wins over Spartans and Owls

            PINCONNING — Pinconning and John Glenn had been the most impressive of the North East Michigan Conference's wrestling teams heading into Wednesday's dual meet showdown at Pinny.

            But John Glenn made a big statement with a 55-23 defeat of the Spartans, taking sole possession of the first place in the league's dual meet standings while sweeping the last eight individual matches of the night to overcome a 23-12 deficit.

            Glenn (25-7, 4-0 NEMC) also defeated Oscoda in a non-league match, 69-6, while Pinny topped the Owls 72-12.

            Even Glenn coach Jerry LaFlure seemed a bit surprised by the margin of victory.

"The coin toss was a big decider," he said. "Wayne and I talked about that before the match.

"The big thing tonight was that our "pinners" all pinned and the rest of the guys stepped up."

            It didn't help Pinny's cause that 130-pounder Tyler Wieland missed the match with an injury.

            "But that was no excuse," said Pinny coach Wayne Purtell. "Losing the coin toss didn't help either. We had a lot of 'ifs' and 'buts'. Glenn just has a solid lineup from top to bottom, as well as several excellent individuals."

            Pinny (24-7, 2-1) took its brief early lead despite Wieland's absence, getting pins from Tyler Espitia (135), Seth Haas (140) and a technical fall from Charles Burch (145).

            D.J. LaPan edged Pinny's Brian Hardy 4-2, and from there the Bobcats dominated. Ryan LaFlure (160) pinned Colton Lucynski, Devin McCulloh (171) earned a pin and Brandon Wrzesinski (189) stuck Coty Swinson. Though that made it just 33-23, the verdict was all but sealed as the Bobcats had all the momentum.

            "That was definitely a key match," LaFlure said. "I give Coty a lot of credit for stepping up. Kids have been bumping around Brandon all year so I give him a lot of credit for taking him on."

            Nick Moore (215), Larry Williams (285, void), Zach Hughes (103), and Alex Albaugh (112) finished off the match for the Bobcats.

             Pinny's Adam Pawelski (119) and Glenn's Kooper Martinez, (125) and Aaron Harvey (130) were also winners.

            "Hopefully," LaFlure said, "we can keep guys healthy, have a full squad ready for the league meet and hope for a better performance there than we had last year."

            Winning for Glenn against the Owls were Martinez, Aaron Harvey (135), Herb Bieszke (140), LaPan, Bruce Rau (152), LeeAllen Weaver (160), LaFlure (171), Wrzesinski (189), Chance Maldonado (215), Williams (285), Hughes and Albaugh.

            Pinny's winners against Oscoda were Mark Walworth (130), Tyler Espitia (135), Haas (140), Burch (145), Brian Hardy (152), John Stark (171), Swinson, Patrick Witzke (285), Arthur Espitia (103), Tyler Pomaville (112), Pawelski and Tom Neumeyer (125).

            The Owls (5-15), missing four starters and still much younger than nearly every team they face, got wins from Anthony Stanley (130) and Casey Kopus (112) against Glenn and Andrew Franks (160) and Chris Yates (215) against Pinny.

            Oscoda coach Tony Lopez saw improvement from his squad over its loss to Glenn the previous week.

            "When you get beat like that you look for the smaller victories," he said. "The two guys who got wins against Glenn were pinned in the first period last week."

 

 

John Glenn 55, Pinconning 23

Wt.

Result

Score

119

Adam Pawelski (P) def. Steven Guigar (G) by fall, 0:12

0-6

125

Kooper Martinez (G) def. Tom Neumeyer (P) by fall, 0:41

6-6

130

Aaron Harvey (G) def. Mark Walworth (P) by fall, 1:15

12-6

135

Tyler Espitia (P) def. Brandon Light (G) by fall, 1:51

12-12

140

Seth Haas (P) def. Herb Bieszke (G) by fall, 0:35

12-18

145

Charles Burch (P) def. Bruce Rau (G) by tech fall, 16-0

12-23

152

D.J. LaPan (G) def. Brian Hardy (P) by dec., 4-2

15-23

160

Ryan LaFlure (G) def. Colton Lucynski (P) by fall, 0:54

21-23

171

Devin McCulloh (G) def. John Stark (P) by fall, 0:24

27-23

189

Brandon Wrzesinski (G) def. Coty Swinson (P) by fall, 0:42

33-23

215

Nick Moore (G) def. Patrick Witzke (P) by fall, 0:35

39-23

285

Larry Williams (G) win by void

45-23

103

Zach Hughes (G) def. Arthur Espitia (P) by fall, 4:42

51-23

112

Alex Albaugh (G) def. Tyler Pomaville (P) by maj. dec., 9-0

55-23

 

John Glenn 69, Oscoda 6

Wt.

Result

Score

125

Kooper Martinez (G) def. Jordan Corwin (O) by fall, 1:01

6-0

130

Anthony Stanley (O) def. Brandon Light (G) by dec., 9-5

6-3

135

Aaron Harvey (G) win by void

12-3

140

Herb Bieszke (G) def. Steven Rhonehouse (O) by dec., 11-7

15-3

145

D.J. LaPan (G) win by void

21-3

152

Bruce Rau (G) win by void

27-3

160

LeeAllen Weaver (G) def. Andrew Franks (O) by fall, 0:35

33-3

171

Ryan LaFlure (G) def. Jeremy Smith (O) by fall, 0:31

39-3

189

Brandon Wrzesinski (G) def. Michael Perkins (O) by fall, 0:13

45-3

215

Charlie Maldonado (G) def. Chris Yates (O) by fall, 1:54

51-3

285

Larry Williams (G) def. Alex Anderson (O) by fall, 0:25

57-3

103

Zach Hughes (G) win by void

63-3

112

Kasey Copus (O) def. Kyle Andrejewski (G) by dec., 2-0

63-6

119

Alex Albaugh (G) def. Brian Perkins (P) by fall, 0:59

69-6

 

Pinconning 72, Oscoda 12

Wt.

Result

Score

130

Mark Walworth (P) def. Anthony Stanley (O) by fall, 4:56

6-0

135

Tyler Espitia (P) win by void

12-0

140

Seth Haas (P) def. Steven Rhonehouse (O) by fall, 2:54

18-0

145

Charles Burch (P) win by void

24-0

152

Brian Hardy (P) def. David Frasher (O) by fall, 3:11

30-0

160

Andrew Franks (O) def. Colton Lucynski (P) by fall, 4:27

30-6

171

John Stark (P) def. Jeremy Smith (G) by fall, 1:59

36-6

189

Coty Swinson (P) def. Michael Perkins (O) by fall, 0:32

42-6

215

Chris Yates (O) win by void

42-12

285

Patrick Witzke (P) def. Alex Anderson (O) by fall, 0:51

48-12

103

Arthur Espitia (P) win by void

54-12

112

Taylor Pomaville (P) def. Kasey Copus (O) by fall, 2:46

60-12

119

Adam Pawelski (P) def. Brian Perkins (O) by fall, 0:38

66-12

125

Tom Neumeyer (P) def. Jordan Corwin (O) by fall, 3:30

72-12

 

 

 

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