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Wrestling Lakers rise to third at Port Byron meet

Caz gets titles from Phillips at 182, Wilson at 160

A week before hosting its own invitational meet, the Cazenovia wrestling team had a strong showing during Saturday's Port Byron Invitational.

The Lakers, helped by titles from Jake Wilson at 160 pounds and Dan Phililps at 182 pounds, earned 170 points for third place in a 14-team field. North Rose-Wolcott won with 222.5 points and Hannibal (175.5 points) edge out Cazenovia for the second spot.

Wilson took 35 seconds to pin Moravia's Alex Lavender in the quarterfinals. He then edged Charles Small (North Rose-Wolcott) 3-2 in the semifinals and, in a classic final, got past Jordan-Elbridge's Mitch Cooper in a 14-13 decision.

As for Phillips, he pinned J-E's Ryan Hubbs in 3:27 and took just 48 seconds to pin Port Byron's Mike Murray to reach the title match, where in just 1:10 he finished off Hannibal's John Burcham to prevail.

At 138 pounds, Teddy Kugler pinned Shawn Conners (Red Creek) and Kyle Bush (Mynderse Academy) to reach the finals, but fell to Hannibal's Alex Race 9-3 and settled for second place.

Nick Petroff, beaten in the 120-pound semifinal, recovered to beat Hannibal's Greg Hadcock 5-1 for third place. Mike Nourse had the same finish at 145 pounds, routing Jake Yates (Mynderse) 14-3 to prevail in the consolation bracket.

Dan Cossitt, by pinning Chris Pinckney (Port Byron) in 2:31, got to third place at 152 pounds, and Brad Lucas (285 pounds) topped Mike Carbonaro 5-1 for that same finish.

Carter Biviano took fourth place at 113 pounds, with Dylan Evans fourth at 126 pounds and Hayden Polhamus fourth at 195 pounds. Aaron Larhart was fifth at 99 pounds, with John Nannery getting to fifth at 220 pounds when he beat Dakota Carswell (Hannibal).

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