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The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team saw their record slip to 5-6 on the season with a tough 37-32 loss to the Clearfield Bisons Tuesday night at Clearfield.
The Dutchmen were able to win seven of the 11 bouts wrestled. However, they gave up three forfeits due to sickness and injury.
â€śI knew going into tonight was going to be tough for us to win, especially when you are forfeiting three weight classes. We are a bit banged up and sick and need to get everyone back and healthy,â€ť said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra.
â€śWe challenged the kids after the Brookville match to pick up their level fo competition and they responded well tonight and did a real ncie job in a loss. This should give us something to build on for the rest of the season.
â€śCoach Aveni (Clearfield) has a nice team and hopefully we get another shot at them, but we have to keep focus and have a lot of work to do before that happens.â€ť
The match started at 103 pounds, where Shane Peters of the Bisons won by forfeit. At 112 pounds, Christian Stone of Clearfield decisioned Trenton Bowers 7-2 to give the Bisons the 9-0 lead.
Dutchman Evan Smith made the score 9-3 when he decisioned Dylan Graham, 9-8. Alex Coudriet of the Dutch recorded a 15-0 technical fall over Frankie Aveni, cutting the Clearfield lead to 9-8.
Clearfieldâ€™s Nolan Barger pinned Tyler Yetzer at the 2:36 mark of their 130-pound match.
Darren Lyon of the Dutch pinned Max VonGunden at 135 pounds. At 140 pounds, SMAâ€™s Sam Miller decisioned Troy Danver 4-2. At 145 pounds, Andrew Hill of the Bisons recorded a 16-5 major decision over Alex Feldbauer. Allan Gursky of the Dutch decisioned Cody Lansberry 5-4 at 152 pounds.
Shane Harper of Clearfield pinned Ben Cheatle at the 43-second mark of their 160-pound match. At 171 pounds, Derek Danver of the Bisons won by forfeit, while Jacob Verchick of the Bisons won by forfeit at 189 pounds, giving the Bisons the 37-20 lead.
Dutchman Jimmy Antonelli pinned Gabe Ford at the 59-second mark of their 215-pound match, while Dutchman Kevin Hoy pinned Jordan Lancaster at the 1:54 mark of their 285-pound match, making the final score 37-32 in favor of Clearfield.
The Dutch return to action Thursday when they host the Smethport Hubbers. Junior high begins at 6 p.m., with junior varsity and varsity to follow.
The results of last nightâ€™s varsity matches follow:
Clearfield 37, St. Marys 32
103 - Shane Peters - C won by forfeit.
112 - Christian Stone - C decisioned Trenton Bowers, 7-2.
119 - Evan Smith - SM decisioned Dylan Graham, 9-8.
125 - Alex Coudriet - SM technical fall over Frankie Aveni, 15-0.
130 - Nolan Barger - C pinned Tyler Yetzer, 2:36.
135 - Darren Lyon - SM pinned Max VonGunden.
140 - Sam Miller - SM decisioned Troy Danver, 4-2.
145 - Andrew Hill - C major decision over Alex Feldbauer, 16-5.
152 - Allan Gursky - SM decisioned Cody Lansberry, 5-4.
160 - Shane Harper - C pinned Ben Cheatle, :43.
171 - Derek Danver - C won by forfeit.
189 - Jacob Verchick - C won by forfeit.
215 - Jimmy Antonelli - SM pinned Gabe Ford, :59.
285 - Kevin Hoy - SM pinned Jordan Lancaster, 1:54.