Dec 20, 2010 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Though the Skaneateles wrestling team got temporarily sidelined by the winter snowstorms, it was ready for action once things cleared up.
The Lakers went to the Dec. 18 Fabius-Pompey Duals and beat all five of its opponents to claim the top spot.
Skaneateles ripped Auburn 75-12, beat Herkimer by a similar 73-12 margin, topped host Fabius-Pompey 69-18, battled past Tully 48-36 and defeated Deposit by a score of 54-30.
During that event, five Five Skaneateles wrestlers went 5-0 in individual matches. They were Josh Brillo (96 pounds), Tyler Saunders (119 pounds), Kevin Pembridge (140 pounds), Jake Valentino (145 pounds) and Garrett Navarolli (285 pounds).
Not far behind, Ryan Dick (125 pounds), Dom Petrocci (135 pounds), Jon Leubner (152 pounds) and Conor Rourke all had 4-1 marks. Neil Ruggles went 3-1 at 160 pounds, while Jacob Brillo went 3-2 at 171 pounds. Brad Ditch, at 103 pounds, and Owen Sheppard, at 130 pounds, each won twice.
Two previously scheduled meets, against Homer and Marcellus, were snowed out, so the Lakers could not open OHSL Liberty division competition until Wednesday’s visit to Hannibal, considered to be the league favorites.