WAVERLY PINS WAY PAST NEB, 54-1
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | December 20, 2021 | Photo courtesy Shannon McCarty
WAVERLY — Waverly registered five falls, including four first-period falls, and received four forfeits in a 54-16 win over Northeast Bradford here Monday night in non-league wrestling action.
With NEB up 6-0 after a forfeit at 110 pounds (there was no match at 102), junior Landon McCarty tied up the match at 6-6 with a 40-second fall over Gavin Tuttle at 118 pounds, and freshman Jake Besecker followed it up at 126, with a pin of Brock Fenton in 4:58 to give the Wolverines the lead for good, at 12-6.
At 132 pounds, NEB's Tyler Russell forged an 8-0 major decision over freshman Seth Noto to trim the deficit to 12-10, but the Wolverines won the next seven weight classes.
Junior Conner Stotler started the string of victories with a 41-second fall at 138 pounds, and junior Mason Ham needed just 53 seconds at 145 pounds, extending Waverly's lead to 24-10.
After forfeits at 152, 160, and 172 extended the lead to 42-10, senior Austin Kimble registered the quickest fall of the night at 189 pounds, depositing his opponent on his back in 25 seconds to make it 48-10.
Junior Ty Beeman received a forfeit at 215 pounds for Waverly's final points of the match, and NEB's Kamden Ricci finished the night with a 56-second fall at 285 pounds.
Waverly, now 4-5, returns to action after Christmas at the Windsor Christmas Tournament.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly'sJake Besecker. … PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHANNON McCARTY.
WAVERLY 54, NEB 16
102: No Match;
110: Kolton Keir (N) by forfeit;
118: Landon McCarty (W) by fall over Gavin Tuttle (N), 0:40);
126: Jake Besecker (W) by fall over Brock Fenton (N), 4:58;
132: Tyler Russell (N) major dec. Seth Noto (W), 8-0;
138: Connor Stotler (W) by fall over Nathan Billings (N), 0:41;
145: Mason Ham (W) by fall over Lucas Lambert (N), 0:53;
152: Dustyn Gingerich (W) by forfeit;
160: Braeden Nichols (W) by forfeit;
172: Braeden Hills (W) by forfeit;
189: Andrew Kimble (W) by fall over Dominic Clark (N), 0:25;
215: Ty Beeman (W) by forfeit;
285: Kamden Ricci (N) by fall over Anthony Speer (W), 0:56.
About the Author
Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.
Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.
River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.