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Big 30 Wrestling Classic
Varsity Wrestling Tournament
January 3, 2004
1. Smethport ............................ 193 points
2. Port Allegany ........................ 188
3. Salamanca ............................ 149.5
4. Cameron County ....................... 133
5. Oswayo Valley ........................ 106
6. Coudersport .......................... 105
Genesee Valley Jaguars
9. Pioneer .............................. 88.5
10. Bradford ............................. 78.5
11. Portville ............................ 63.5
13. Allegany-Limestone ................... 60
14. Olean ................................ 45
15. Cuba-Rushford ........................ 34
Outstanding Wrestler Award –
Aggregate Pin Award – Kane
Smith (Salamanca) (4 pins in 4:21)
Matt Metzler (Sal) p.
Kyle Ackerman (Fill), 1:00
Mitch Fanton (Wells) p.
Shawn Biddle (GV), :40
Dan Blair (Smeth) d.
Shane Martin (PA), 2-0
3rd. Josh Becker (Sal) p.
Rudy Szekely (Coud), 1:30
Chad Wilcox (Smeth) p.
Alex Reed (CC), 2:49
Dan McGillivray (GV) d.
Matt Appleby (Brad), 6-5
5th. Logan Seguin (PA) p.
Tim Keane (Brad), 4:21
Josh Lundy (OV) d.
Dan Frey (CC), 4-1
Shawn Elder (Smeth) p.
Matt LeBlanc (Allg), 4:23
Joe Cumby (Coud) d.
Garrett Czesak (Pio), 6-3
Brock Frederick (Coud) p.
Steve Mattison (Wells), 3:22
Cody Anderson (PA) d.
Josh Switzer (Smeth), 4-1
Dennis Adams (BR) p.
Terry Lunn (GV), 3:20
Bobby Nichols (PA) d.
Charlie Westfall (Pio), 8-3
3rd. Matt Switzer (Smeth) d.
Luke Nelson (CC), 10-8
Kyle Crisafulli (Allg) p.
Karl Hackett (BR), 2:06
Kyle Keane (Brad) d.
Tyler Taylor (BR), 10-2
B.J. Greenman (PA) d.
Steve Pancio (Ol), 10-8
Zeke Drake (OV) won by fft. over
Kody Frederick (Coud)
Jon Jacobson (Sal) p.
Mark Wilson (GV), 3:20
Ben Hahn (Smeth) p.
Lance Pecone (CR), 3:00
Scott Filer (OV) won by fft. over
Dustin Pierce (BR)
Dustin Mullens (CC) p.
Caleb Olcutt (GV), 3:10
Trent Filer (OV) p.
Andy Leder (Ol), 3:06
Chad Glasgow (PA) d.
Will Roberts (Smeth), 11-4
Mike Mitchell (Smeth) d.
Chris Pecone (CR), 9-0
K.C. Colling (Pio) d.
Paul Baker (CC), 6-1
Joe Holcomb (Port) / Justin
Hoag (Sal) (no match)
Casey Neely (Brad) d.
Isaac Wright (Coud), 4-0
Brian Hastings (CC) won by fft.
Justin Guler (PA)
Joe Lewis (Sal) won by fft. over
Jeremy Burns (Pio)
Jared Jacobson (Sal) p.
Nick Covert (BR), 1:15
Chris Ruter (Coud) won by fft.
Ed Postnikow (Fill)
Matt Burt (Smeth) d.
Nick Kester (Pio) 2-0
Kane Smith (Sal) p.
Steve Spees (PA), 1:34
Zach Good (OV) won by fft. over
Matt Miller (Allg)
Ross DeGolier (Port) won by dflt.
Nick Clark (Fill)
Matt Miller (Port) p.
D.J. Stanbro (Pio), 5:07
Fran Ludwig (PA) p.
Chad McCaslin (GV), :56
Zach Weart (Brad) d.
Andrew Maben (Allg), 6-0
Mike Radtke (Smeth) d.
Brian Neal (PA), 6-1 ot
Chris Haynes (CC) d.
Chris App (OV), 1-0
David Freeman (Fill) p. Tim
Zapel (Port), 1:33
A Classic finish for second Big 30 tourney
By TOM ROOF
The Times Herald
A few reflections
on the second Olean/Big 30 Wrestling Classic held Saturday at Olean
As expected, Salamanca made its presence felt after missing the 2003
The Warriors placed third behind Smethport and Port Allegany and had
four champions — Matt Metlzer (96), Jon Jacobson (140), Jared Jacobson
(171) and Kane Smith (189) — all of whom won by pins in the finals.
In fact, between them all, the foursome recorded 10 pins, two technical
falls and a major decision in 13 matches.
It’s no wonder Metzler (10-1), Jared Jacobson (11-2) and Smith (13-0)
are ranked No. 1 in Western New York, and Jon Jacobson (11-1) second.
Smith won the tourney's aggregate pin award with four falls in 4:31.
“When Kane gets ready to wrestle, he’s extremely focused,” said
Salamanca coach Rich Morton.
“He’s not worried
about the kid across the mat, but focused on what he needs to do.
“He still has a long ways to go, and there are a lot of roads to travel
yet, but what’s good is that Kane realizes what he must do to get to
where he wants to be.”
Of the 15 weight classes, 13 of the top-seeded
wrestlers won titles, and of the 30 finalists, 28 came from the top three
Two unseeded wrestlers reaching the finals were
Bolivar-Richburg’s Nick Covert (5-7 going in) at 171, and Port Allegany’s
Steve Spees (who had no record) at 189.
Easily overlooked in the down-to-the-wire team race
was the strong finish by two schools struggling in dual meets — Cameron
County and Oswayo Valley.
The Red Raiders had three finalists (one champ) and
seven top-four placefinishers to take fourth with 133 points. The Green
Wave, meanwhile, placed fifth with 106 points with four top-four finishers.
For OV, second-seeded Josh Lundy (14-1) won the
119-pound title with a 4-1 win over top-seeded Dan Frey of Cameron County,
while sophomore Dustin Mullens (145, 14-3) had three pins in three wins in
repeating for the Raiders.
In addition to Lundy, the only other wrestler to
win a title not seeded first was Smethport’s third-seeded Mike Radtke, who
pinned second-seeded David Freeman in the semifinals then beat top-seeded
Brian Neal, of Port Allegany, 6-1 in overtime in the finals to give the
Hubbers the team title.
Of the 16 teams in the tourney, 14 had wrestlers in
the finals, and eight schools had champions.
Olean High senior Shea Anzivine, seeded third at
125 and a returning runner-up, missed the tourney with a injury. He had also
missed the JCC tourney.
RANK & FILE: In addition to Metzler, (Jared) Jacobson,
and Smith, rounding out the No. 1-ranked wrestlers in Section 6, according to
the Wrestling Review of WNY, are: Southwestern’s Joe Filegar (103),
Lewiston-Porter’s Justin Walp (112), Barker’s Jon Reeson (119), Southwestern’s
Dusty Truver (125) and Shane Uber (140), Cassadaga Valley’s Kevin Rosplock
(130), Frewsburg’s Matt Campion (135), Akron’s Dan Klonowski (145), Iroquois’
Brandon Kopacz (152), West Seneca West’s Cory Turner (160), Fredonia’s Frank
Zielinski (215) and Orchard Park’s Jason Weber (275).
Topping the team rankings are Niagara Falls (AAAA), Iroquois (AAA), Southwestern
(AA) and Pine Valley (A).
FRANKLINVILLE will be hosting its 34th tournament on Saturday with teams from
Olean High, Allegany-Limestone, Fillmore, Genesee Valley, Cattaraugus-Little
Valley, Portville, Frewsburg, Pine Valley, Perry, Alfred-Almond, Springville,
Holland and St. Joseph’s.
Wrestling is to start at 9 a.m. with the finals booked for approximately 6:30
THE BIG 30 Classic wasn’t the only tournament starting off the New Year.
Thirteen teams were at the Ripley Tournament on Saturday, and seven teams at the
At Ripley, the host Eagles won the team title with 186.5 points, while rounding
out the top five were Tonawanda (166), Iroquois, Pa. (129), Sheffield (120), and
Edgewood (89.5). Randolph was seventh with 77.5 points.
Cassadaga Valley’s Kevin Rosplock (130) was named the OW.
Leading the Eagles were champions’ Trent Johnson (96), Logan Collins (103),
Miachel Gresh (119), Scott Johnston (125), and Justin Gilbert (152).
At Campbell-Savona, Fredonia tallied 135 points for the team title in placing
ahead of LeRoy (109) and Elmira (84). Winning titles for the Hillbillies were
Kenny Betts (96), Pat Loewer (119), Calvin Phillips (130), Zach Saden (145) and
Frank Zielinski (215).
CATTARAUGUS-LITTLE VALLEY, which avoided the Big 30 Classic for the second year,
wrestled at the 10-team Pine Valley tourney on Dec. 27 and placed seventh with
104.5 points. Pine Valley won the team title with 321 points, while Panama was
second with 245.5. Gowanda was last with 52.
Winning titles for Pine Valley were Mark Herman (135), Mike Schimek (152),
Kelvin Snyder (171) and Kevin Bailey (215). Frewsburg’s Matt Campion (140) was
named the OW, while C-LV’s Josh Bryant placed second at 125, Kale Luce third at
130, and Matt Walker third at 275. Gowanda’s Shawn Hintz placed second at 189.
FOUR DISTRICT 9 teams competed at the 19-team Redbank Valley tourney Dec. 26-27,
won by Southside Beaver with 197.5 points. Berlin Brothers Valley (168.5) was
second and Grove City (149) third. Curwensville placed sixth with 105 points,
Clarion seventh (92.5), Brockway 11th (79) and Redbank 15th (56).
MAT MATTERS: Lancaster (NY) coach Dennis Beck reached a career milestone with
this 300th victory when the Redskins beat Lake Shore, 49-12, recently. Beck, in
his 27th year, is closing in on the Section 6 victory record of 330 held by
Niagara-Wheatfield’s Armand “Ace” Cacciatore ... DuBois High went 6-1 at the
General McLane Duals last weekend, losing only to Ft. LeBoeuf (52-13). The
Beavers beat Franklin, Rocky Grove, General McLane, Hickory, Corry and Oil City
... Spencerport finished with 185 points to win its own 21-team tourney held
Dec. 29-30. Wayne was second with 173 points, while Southwestern placed sixth
(91) and Fredonia ninth (83). Southwestern’s Matt Mazgaj won the 189-pound title
... Brookville won the 11-team Line Mountain title Dec. 26-27 with 188.5 points.
Springville (167), Penn Manor (158), Williamsport (137) and Upper Dauphin (131)
took care of the top five.