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Feb. 1, 2022 Wrestling: Clarion Pins Redbank Valley; Sheffield, Brookville, Cranberry Notch Wins

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CLARION, Pa. – Clarion used six pins to beat Redbank Valley Tuesday night at Clarion.

The victory avenged a 42-30 loss to the Bulldogs Jan. 8.

The match-deciding pin for Clarion came at heavyweight where Josh Beal turned around a result against Redbank Valley’s Gabe Carroll.

In the Jan. 8 match, Carroll pinned Beal at 3:19 in a bout Beal held a lead.

Tuesday night, the result was very different with Beal pinning Carroll with 38.7 seconds to go in the second period.

“All I was thinking is I am not going to lose this match,” Beal said. “I wrestled this guy once before at Coudersport, and I got really close to it. I knew it was going to be a challenge going in. A little redemption never hurt anyone.”

Watch Beal’s full post-match interview

There weren’t many bright spots for Redbank Valley, as the Bulldogs only won two of the nine bouts wrestled on the mat “earning” 24 of its points via forfeits with Clarion not taking any forfeit victories.

The lone pin for the Bulldogs came in the final bout of the night when Ridge Cook pinned Seth Weckerly with 19.7 left in the first period.

The other victory for the Bulldogs was a 7-4 victory by Carsen Rupp over Logan Edmonds at 215 pounds.

The match started at 132 pounds with Redbank Valley getting a forfeit to take an early 6-0 lead before Clarion won five straight bouts, four by pins, to take control of the match with a 27-6 lead.

Mason Gourley pinned Josh Kundick at 138 pounds, Ashton Rex pinned Drew Byers at 152 pounds, Breckin Rex pinned Duncan Blake at 160 pounds, and Caleb Edmonds pinned Jonathan Slack at 172 pounds.

The only non-pin victory for the Bobcats was a come-from-behind 11-6 victory at 145 pounds from Holden Sparks over Wyatt Bussard.

Sparks trailed 5-3 going to the third period but a locked hands penalty on Bussard made it 5-4 (Bussard scored two points on locked-hands penalties in the second period). Sparks then got a reversal with just under a minute left in the match to go up 6-5 before an escape by Bussard with 38 seconds left tied things back up at six.

It was at that point that Sparks took complete control of the bout.

Starting in the neutral position, Sparks got a double leg takedown with 21 seconds left to go ahead, 8-6. He then went into a pinning combination and ended up scoring three more points as time ran out in the bout to get the 11-6 win.

Watch the third period

After a forfeit at 180 pounds for Redbank Valley and Rupp’s decision at 215 made it 27-15, Beal got his pin to make it 33-15, and then Logan Powell put the match away at 106 pounds when he pinned Aiden McAnulty.

Redbank Valley scored the final 18 points on two forfeits and the Cook pin.

BROOKVILLE 78, RIDGWAY 0
BROOKVILLE 69, JOHNSONBURG 3

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – In a pair of matches that took a combined 34 minutes, Brookville beat Ridgway 78-0 and Johnsonburg 69-3.

The Raiders received a combined 21 forfeits in the two wins.

In the match of the night, Brookville’s Easton Belfiore jumped out to a 5-1 lead until the late moments before a 5-3 win over No. 12 in Class 2A, Johnsonburg’s Kaden Dennis at 172. Rankings are per papowerwrestling.com.

BROOKVILLE 78, RIDGWAY 0

138-Owen Reinsel (B) pinned Samuel Wolff (R), :58. (6-0).
145-Brecken Cieleski (B) won by forfeit. (12-0).
152-Josh Popson (B) won by forfeit. (18-0).
160-Carson Weaver (B) pinned Aiden Cristini (R), 2:20. (24-0).
172-Easton Belfiore (B) won by forfeit. (30-0).
189-Jackson Zimmerman (B) won by forfeit. (36-0).
215-Bryce Rafferty (B) won by forfeit. (42-0).
HWT-Porter Kahle (B) won by forfeit. (48-0).
106-Chris Carroll (B) won by forfeit. (54-0).
113-Jared Popson (B) won by forfeit. (60-0).
120-Logan Oakes (B) won by forfeit. (66-0).
126-Cole Householder (B) won by forfeit. (72-0).
132-Brayden Kunselman (B) won by forfeit. (78-0).

BROOKVILLE 69, JOHNSONBURG 3

172-Easton Belfiore (B) dec. Kaden Dennis (J), 5-3. (3-0).
189-Jackson Zimmerman (B) won by forfeit. (9-0).
215-Bryce Rafferty (B) won by forfeit. (15-0).
HWT-Porter Kahle (B) won by forfeit. (21-0).
106-Chris Carroll (B) won by forfeit. (27-0).
113-Jared Popson (B) won by forfeit. (33-0).
120-Logan Oakes (B) won by forfeit. (39-0).
126-Cole Householder (B) won by forfeit. (45-0).
132-Owen Reinsel (B) won forfeit. (51-0).
138-Brayden Kunselman (B) won by forfeit. (57-0).
145-Brecken Cieleski (B) won by forfeit. (63-0).
152-Josh Popson (B) pinned Eli Schreiber (J), 5:47. (69-0).
160-Aiden Zimmerman (J) dec. Carson Weaver (B), 7-1. (69-3).

SHEFFIELD 48, COUDERSPORT 27

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Sheffield got five forfeits and three pins in a 48-27 win over Coudersport.

Collin Brown (126), Bryce Taylor (132), and Landon Mead (152) all won by fall for the Wolverines.

Dylan Hajzus (189), Owen Deutschlander (138), and John Wright (160) all won by fall for the Falcons, while Cooper Rossman earned a 7-2 decision at 285.

CRANBERRY 39, FRANKLIN 24

SENECA, Pa. – Cranberry got four pins and a pair of forfeits in a 39-24 win over Franklin.

Brayden McFetridge (215), Walker Willey (285), Elijah Brosius (120) and Conner Reszkowski (126) all won by fall for the Berries, while Daniel DeLong earned an 8-2 decision at 132.

For Franklin, Logan Gavin (145) and Jonah Heckathorne (160) won by fall.

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