Redbank Bulldogs vs Kane Wolves Fri., Jan 10, 1997 @ Redbank Referee: Tom Prechtl
103 forfeit Stephen Danielson forf 0 6 112 Matt Boozer Chad Farnsworth 1:14 6 6 119 Anthony Adams Jason Swanson 0:52 12 6 125 forfeit Terry Hollingshead forf 12 12 130 Matt Brinker Jonathan Ackley 2:10 18 12 135 Nate Gourley Josh McDermott 2:58 24 12 140 Lenny McNeal forfeit forf 30 12 145 Benji Shaffer Jesse Jolly 14-5 34 12 152 Erik Rupp Tim Farnsworth 0:40 40 12 160 Todd Dinger Quinn Stewart 6-7 40 15 171 Cory Moore Chris Wilson 4-16 40 19 189 Jason Barnett Erik Gatewood 1:17 40 26 275 Scott Harriger forfeit forf 46 26
Following hard on the heels of the Clarion dual, Redbank met the Kane Wolves at home on Friday night. Again, both teams forfeited two weights, so only nine bouts were wrestled. Kane is short-handed at 140 and 275 - and while Redbank's 275, Scott Harriger, is back in the lineup, Shawn Smith put his car in a snowbank Friday morning and had to sit out due to missing school. A heavy snowfall on Thursday put Redbank into an early dismissal and cancelled practice, so several wrestlers were stepping and fetching to make weight on Friday. With Smith gone for the day, Brinker elected to eat and bump up to 130. The others just had to suffer.
Redbank got going early again, as their lightweights put many points on the board. Giving up just twelve points for the two forfeits, the Bulldogs notched falls at 112,119, 130, 135 and 152 - with a forfeit at 140 and a 14-5 major @ 145 - to run the score up to 40-12 and cinch the match.
Good thing, too, as Kane has three good upperweights. Todd Dinger had another great scramble of a bout, but came up on the short end of a 6-7 decision. Knotted 4-4 after 2, Dinger reversed out for a 6-4 lead, but couldn't control Stewart's hips as he gave up three - first, a one-point technical point for interlocking, and finally a reversal in the closing seconds.
Cory Moore dropped a 4-16 major to returning district IX runnerup Chris Wilson, and Kane got another fall @ 189. Redbank got a last 6 at 275, as Kane's entry was out sick.
Redbank advances to 4-0 and remains undefeated in duals. Next Friday's match against St. Mary's (AAA) will be no cakewalk, so the Bulldogs will have to be at full strength and on top of their game to keep it going.
Next Saturday is the initial outing for the District IX Mid-Season Classic, featuring eight District IX AA teams. Set up by the coaches as an attempt to establish some common experience between the "northern tier" and "southern tier" teams prior to Districts, everyone hopes that this event will go well and have a long and prosperous run.
Redbank top Kane