In­di­ans bounce back at Penn Manor

The Advance of Bucks County - - SPORTS - By Steve Sherman

Buck­sLo­calS­ports Ed­i­tor AAfter drop­ping a tough match Dec. 12 to sis­ter school Coun­cil Rock South in the an­nual bat­tle for the Unity Cup, Coun­cil Rock North bounced back with last week­end’s per­for­mance in the Penn Manor Hol­i­day Tour­na­ment held Dec. 14 and 15 at Penn Manor High School.

The In­di­ans were the top team from the lower Bucks area, fin­ish­ing sixth with 94 points. John Dutrow took the tour­na­ment tro­phy at 138 pounds when he edged Hanover’s Ian Brown by a 2-1 score in the cham­pi­onship round. Dutrow reg- is­tered a 15-1 ma­jor over Marple New­town’s Matt Wilkin­son to get to the fi­nal.

Tim Am­bacher took a fifth-place medal af­ter post­ing a 3-0 de­ci­sion over Jonah Fisher of dover­nor Mif­flin. Mike Jero­nis grabbed a sev­enth-place tro­phy when he out­paced dover­nor Mif­flin’s Colin John­son by a 3-1 score.

The Rock also trounced Abing­ton 66-10 Dec. 19 in New­town. Six In­dian wrestlers pinned in­clud­ing 113-pounder Wes­ley llsen, Chris Davis (1T0), Mike Rodemacher (182), Matt l’Neill (195), An­drius Din­cia (220) and Dutrow (138).

Duel­ing against a field of 29 teams, Ne­shaminy fin­ished 13th with 69 points at Penn Manor. The Red­skins won 26 matches over the two-day tour­na­ment held an­nu­ally in Millersville. Six­teen of Ne­shaminy’s wins came from the grap­plers who took tro­phies in the tour­ney.

Ryan l’Connor took top hon­ors for the Red­skins when he placed third in the 145-pound bracket. l’Connor went 4-1 for the tour­ney.

Nate Rus­sell and Kody Lupfer each took fifth-place tro­phies. Rus­sell went 5-2 in the 152-pound group while Lupfer went 4-2 at 182 pounds. Sam Ru­dolph took sixth af­ter go­ing 3-3 in the 113-pound bracket. Ne­shaminy also got past Ben­salem Dec. 19 in a dual meet at home against Ben­salem.

Mean­while, Coun­cil Rock South placed 1Tth com­pet­ing against 32 schools in the King of the Moun­tain wrestling tour­na­ment Satur­day, Dec. 15 at Cen­tral Moun­tain High School.

P.J. Stein­metz cap­tured the tour­na­ment ti­tle at 195 pounds when he blanked Lan­don Hanna of Dubois High by a 3-0 score. Stein­metz de­ci­sioned Nezar Had­dad, 6-4, to get to the fi­nal.

Dan Mar­toc­cio de­ci­sioned Erie McDow­ell’s Paul Deitz, 3-1, to take third place in the 120-pound bracket. Mar­toc­cio had lost his semi­fi­nal match to Ryan Pom­rinca of North Hun­ter­don, by a 3-1 score but took just 2:13 to pin Tyler Kuzma of Fort LeBoeuf in the con­so­la­tion semi­fi­nals.

Mean­while, Tom Shaatiel fell to eighth place when he dropped a 3-1 de­ci­son to Gray Gar­ber of Boy­er­town.

Penns­bury is also off to a quick start on the mat. Af­ter plac­ing sec­ond to the hosts in the Sau­con Val­ley Tour­na­ment on Dec. 8, Penns­bury went 4-1 Dec. 15 in the Abing­ton Duals.

The Fal­cons reg­is­tered dual meet tri­umphs over Cen­tral (68-9), CB East (58-14), Fa­ther Judge (5017) and Up­per Darby (5025) be­fore drop­ping a 33-21 match to Spring-Ford.

Se­niors Ja­son Bing (126) and Josh DiSanto (132) went un­beaten at Abing­ton. Bing reg­is­tered a pin, a ma­jor and a pair of tech-fall wins at Abing­ton. DiSanto pinned all four of his foes at Abing­ton (the fifth was a for­feit) and has five wins by fall on the sea­son.

Se­niors Ernie Tes­sein (195) and Mike O’Brien (182) also went un­beaten at Abing­ton. O’Brien is 6-1 on the sea­son while Tes­sein is is 7-2 (to date: Dec. 18).

Se­nior Josh DiEmidio and sopho­more Luke Kowal are both 6-3. Hav­ing missed the Sau­con Val­ley tour­ney, sopho­more 106-pounder Eric Mongiello went 4-1 at Abing­ton, with two pins and a ma­jor in his first three bouts of the sea­son.

Penns­bury also reg­is­tered a 45-27 dual meet win at home Dec. 19 over Wil­liam Ten­nent.

Photo by Sue Dono­hue

Coun­cil Rock South wrestler P.J. Stein­metz cap­tured the King of the Moun­tain tour­na­ment ti­tle at 195 pounds when he blanked Lan­don Hanna of Dubois High by a 3-0 score.

Photo by Sue Dono­hue

CR North se­nior John Dutrow took the Penn Manor Hol­i­day tour­na­ment tro­phy at 138 pounds when he edged Hanover’s Ian Brown, 2-1.

Penns­bury’s Mike O’Brien went un­beaten in the Abing­ton Duals.

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