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Junior High Wrestlers Compete at Milton

 

Two Wyalusing Valley junior high wrestlers brought home individual titles from the Milton Tournament on Dec. 17.

Collin Edsell, wrestling at 110 pounds, won by medical default over Danville’s Brian Earlston in his championship final.

Dalton Chilson pinned North Penn’s Zach Kriner in 3:42 of their 250-pound title bout.

Josh Haley was third at 85 pounds, blanking Austin Bentz, 2-0.

Luke Jennings also finished third, pinning Williamson’s Hunter Hilfiger in 2:09 of their 145-pound consolation final.

At 115 pounds, Tracy Brown defeated Athens’ Zack Sheppeck, 7-3, to finish fifth.

Dawson Otis, wrestling at 210 pounds, was fifth following his 1:30 pin of Danville’s Bryson Cromley.

Charlie Stretch finished sixth at 122 pounds after losing a 3-0 decision to Towanda’s Steven Yates.

Ray Halklett, who had no opponent in his final match, finished seventh at 75 pounds.

Snyder Barr finished eighth following a 37-second pin to Central Dauphin’s Elijah Robinson at 185 pounds.

Wyalusing finished fifth in the team standings with 145 points. Central Dauphin was the team champion with 296 points.

Towanda and Sullivan County also had wrestlers in the tournament. The Black Knights were fourth with 148 points. Sullivan County finished 18th with 26 points.

Besides Yates, Towanda’s other place finishers included, with weight and placing in parentheses: Dusty Crayton (85, eighth), Charlie Watkins (95, fifth), D.J. Knolles (115, third), Breycin Fullmer (130, sixth), Kalob Benjamin (145, fifth), Dayton Wickwire (155, second), Nick Pepper (165, fourth), Bryon Robinson (185, sixth), Emory Armitage (210, eighth) and Jed Palfreyman (250, fifth).

Sullivan County’s place winners were Miranna Nitzinski (80, fourth) and Josh Boling (138, sixth).

Athens’ Brian Courtney, the 85-pound champion, was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler.

Danville’s Sam Crone, who won the 185-pound title, won the Bill Warburton Award for most pins in the least time. He recorded four falls for a combined 3:13.

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