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C-NS wrestlers third, Liverpool fifth at AA meet

Barber, Anoceto, Ashkar earn individual titles

— Just behind them for the Warriors, Bryan Merrill took fifth at 170 pounds, pinning Nathan Brown (Syracuse) for that spot. Sean Nadeau was sixth at 99 behind Barber, while Anthony Ianno (120 pounds) also took third place.

Three nights earlier, C-NS had met CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt in a head-to-head match, winning the first four matches to build a big early margin and hanging on for a 40-34 victory.

Anoceto started the meet by pinning Andrew Zimbal midway through the second period. Joe Barber (99) was quicker, pinning Shane Smith in 2:29, and after a forfeit to Joe Mayers (106), Drew Dyer (113) made it 24-0 when he pinned Cole Murphy in 1:53.

A pair of forfeits cut the margin to 24-12, but Copani edged past Matt Lauro 5-1 and Rivera earned a key victory, holding off Lucas Rowe 10-8 before Robert Rein (145) recorded a 56-second pin over Mosab Ahmad.

Ruiz clinched the meet title at 160 when he tore past Muhammad Qubaisy-Aly 12-4. Though CBA/J-D won the last three matches, Griglock managed to go all six minutes with Kaalar Wynn in a 6-4 defeat, preventing CBA/J-D from making it all the way back.

With the Class AA meet behind them, C-NS and Liverpool both would make their way to Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena this Saturday for the Section III Division I (large school) championships. Matches start at 10 a.m., with the winners in each weight class guaranteed berths in the Feb. 22-23 state meet in Albany.

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