WAVERLY RALLIES TO TOP O-M / WATKINS GLEN, 36-2
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 20, 2021
WATKINS GLEN — Waverly won the final four weight classes to rally for a
36-24 win over Odessa-Montour / Watkins Glen here Saturday morning in
IAC wrestling action.
After neither team sent a wrestler to the mat for the 102- and 110-pound bouts, Waverly 8th-grader Derek Thorp received a forfeit at 118 to give the Wolverines a 6-0 lead.
Sophomore Landon McCarty, who hasn’t wrestled since 5th grade, scored a fall over O-M / WG’s Bradley Cantineri in 2:38, and sophomore Connor Stotler, a returning Section IV place-finisher, followed with a pin of Brandon Davis in 56 seconds to give the Wolverines an 18-0 lead.
The Seneca Indians won the next four weight classes — falls at 138 and 145, and forfeits at 152 and 160 — to take a 24-18 lead.
Senior Andrew Kimble started the comeback at 172 pounds with a pin of O-M / WG’s Tristan Harrington in 2:47 to tie the match at 24-24.
Senior Trevor Meyers gave the Wolverines the lead for good at 189 pounds with a 9-3 decision over Braiden Ventra to give Waverly a 27-24 lead.
Sophomore Gage Tedesco kept it rolling for Waverly, forging a hard-fought 3-2 decision over Joshua Beckley at 215 pounds to extend Waverly’s lead to 30-24.
Sophomore Ty Beeman sewed up the win for the Wolverines with a pin of Stephen Barrett in 2:10 in the 285-pound bout.
Extra Matches: Waverly won 10 of the 14 “extra matches,” including eight by fall.
Stotler and Kimble each registered a pair of falls, and Meyers won a pair of decisions for the Wolverines. Senior Kam Peters, sophomore Anthony Speers, freshman Braedon Nichols, and Tedesco each won by fall.
Waverly, now 1-1, returns to action Wednesday at Horseheads.
Waverly 36, O-M / Watkins Glen 24
102: No Match;
110: No Match;
118: Derek Thorp (W) won by forfeit;
126: Landon McCarty (W) by fall over Bradley Cantineri (OMWG), 2:38;
132: Connor Stotler (W) by fall over Brandon Davis (OMWG), 0:56;
138: Mark Waterman (OMWG) by fall over Derek Bartlett (W), 0:41;
145: Gabe Williams (OMWG) by fall over Braedon Nichols (W), 3:43;
152: Dominick Fazzary (OMWG) won by forfeit;
160: Brody Williams (OMWG) won by forfeit;
172: Andrew Kimble (W) by fall over Tristian Harrington (OMWG), 2:47;
189: Trevor Meyers (W) dec. Braiden Ventra (OMWG), 9-3;
215: Gage Tedesco (W) dec. Joshua Beckley (OMWG), 3-2;
285: Ty Beeman (W) by fall over Stephen Barrett (OMWG), 2:10.
132: Connor Stotler (W) by fall over Brandon Davis (OMWG) :44;
138: Josiah Lynch (OMWG) by fall over Derek Bartlett (W) :49;
138: Brandon Davis (OMWG) by fall over Derek Bartlett (W) :25;
138: Connor Stotler (W) by fall over Josiah Lynch (OMWG) 3:14;
145: Braedon Nichols (W) by fall over Robert Tuttle (OMWG) 1:20;
152: Dominick Fazzary (OMWG) by fall over Braedon Nichols (W) 1:53;
172: Andrew Kimble (W) by fall over Braiden Ventra (OMWG) 1:05;
172: Andrew Kimble (W) by fall over Casey Keyes (OMWG) 1:18;
189: Trevor Meyers (W) dec Tristian Harrington (OMWG), 7-2;
189: Gage Tedesco (W) by fall over Tristian Harrington (OMWG) :42;
215: Joshua Beckley (OMWG) by fall over Anthony Speer (W) 1:31;
215: Trevor Meyers (W) dec Joshua Beckley (OMWG). 3-2;
285: Kamden Peters (W) by fall over Stephen Barrett (OMWG) :37;
285: Anthony Speer (W) by fall over Stephen Barrett (OMWG) :48.
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.