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By: Ed Weaver | PIAA District IV | December 7, 2022 | Photo courtesy Jill Gastrock
The Wellsboro Varsity Wrestling team kicked off their season with a home-opening 51-12 win over Sayre on Tuesday, December 6.
"I thought a lot of our new comers showed a ton of fight and toughness their first time out," said head coach Bryce Bitner. "Gavyn, Alyssa, and Dom came out ready to scrap and showed some great things. Jacob Dean, Aden Tom, and Alec Magli also came out and had great performances building off last year. I think it was a great team win and a good momentum booster for us heading into the dual meet season."
Sophomore Alec Magli won an 11-4 decision over Layla Bennett at 113 lbs. Sayre took their first win at 120 as Connor Garrison defeated freshman Gavyn Jelliff in 1:58. Freshman Mason Nowak won by forfeit at 126 lbs. Sayre's Damion Barrett defeated freshman Alyssa Chilson in 43 seconds at 132 lbs., then the Hornets took next seven matches, starting with senior Aden Tom's pin of Marcos Quiros in 1:59 at 138 lbs. and sophomore Jacob Dean's 1:00 pin over Aiden Black at 152 lbs.
Sophomores Ryder Bowen (172) and Evan Ingerick (189) and freshmen Camden Tom (160) and Hayden Stevens (215) all earned forfeits.
At 285 lbs. freshman Dominick Starkweather pinned the Redskins' Sam Gorsline in 1:02.
There were double forfeits at 106 lbs. and 145 lbs.
Sayre won the Junior High match 66-12. Wellsboro's wins came from Cooper Jones and Conner Bacon, both by forfeit.
Wellsboro (1-0, 1-0 NTL) travels to Wyalusing tomorrow evening.