With the busy three-weekend run coming up for county wrestlers, one last dual meet was held Friday as Patterson Mill visited Aberdeen. The Huskies beat the Eagles, 56-11, aided by five forfeits.
Of the nine contested bouts, Patterson Mill won seven. Jake Nikkila earned a 5-1 decision of Daniel Velez at 126 pounds, while Jason Noss was a 12-2 major decision winner over Billy Morris at 138.
Thomas Trzeciak also won a major decision at 145, winning 9-0 over Austin Smith. At 152, Nick Roney edged Jasaan Beck, 4-3, while at 160 the Huskies got another one-point win, with David Mitchell beating Will Vendetti, 11-10.
Ian Williams picked up the Huskies lone pin, stopping Tyler Fletcher. The Huskies other win came at 220, where Connor McLeod decisioned Adric Turner, 9-2.
The Patterson Mill forfeits were awarded to Will Urban, 113; Mark Mossa, 120; Tyler Mackechnie, 182; Corey Myers, 195; and Mike Dashiell, 285.
Aberdeen's two wins came from Dylan Morris and Travis Hubler. Morris pinned Chase Tallon at 106 and Hubler won a 17-2 technical fall over Brian Chalmers at 132.
Patriots are fifth in MIAAs
John Carroll placed fifth over the weekend in the MIAA Tournament, with only one champ, Scott Strappelli at 138. The Patriots racked up 148.5 points, well behind champion McDonogh's 228.5.
Looking for an edge, coach Keith Watson said he bumped around the lineup, but it cost them.
George Weber moved up to 152, (10-0 at 152 with eight falls) and Hunter Ritter bumped to 170 (12-2 at 170 and had beaten a number of ranked 170s). That moved Christian Almony to his actual weight of 145 and Zach Donato to his actual weight of 160.
"That change in lineup worked for dual meets all year, but not at this tournament. Unfortunately, it hurt our seeding and we couldn't recover. So, we'll go into states with the Weber and Ritter at weights where they've done their best," Watson said. "Ritter can win 160, as he's either beaten the top 160s or he has beaten guys who have beaten them. The 160 weight class is ridiculously tough. So, those two moves probably cost us two places in the standings.
Strappelli's MIAA title was his second, making him just the second John Carroll wrestler to win two MIAA titles.
Other Patriots who placed were Zach Dwyer, third at 106; Artie Milner, fifth at 120; Steven Jernigan, fifth at 126; Almony, fourth at 145; Weber, third at 152; Ritter, third at 170; Dan Kelble, fifth at 195; and Rapheal Oduok, fifth at 220.
Mustangs beat Indians
C. Milton Wright closed out the dual meet season Monday, beating visiting North East, 44-31. The Mustangs won eight bouts, including four by pin.
Collecting the pins were Brian Jensen, 152; Doug Their, 170; Noah Bowers, 182; and Mickey Glendon, 195.
Ben Swanson added a 15-0 technical fall win at 145 and Ty Rochester won 7-0 at 220. Nick DiMattia, 113, and Mike Zito, 120, each won forfeits.