Odae Badwan (126 pounds) earned third place when he beat F-M’s Luke Rufo 10-2 in the consolation bracket final. At 152, Matt Calascibetta got a 3-1 decision over B’ville’s Steve Petrelli and also finished third.
Jon Stefano (138 pounds) took fourth place, as did Dalton Elias at 182 pounds. Mike Linton took sixth place at 113 pounds, with Zach Valerino (285 pounds) also in the sixth spot.
West Genesee had a tune-up for the Class AA meet by hosting Central Square last Wednesday night, earning plenty of points but taking a 48-33 defeat to the Red Hawks.
Grome opened with a 17-2 technical fall over Max Emond. Two matches later, Liam Kotas (145) pinned Nate Baskall in 1:50, while Calascibetta shut out Josh Bliss in a 12-0 romp.
WG stayed close thanks to Elias pinning Justin Lanning in 3:18 and Caleb Blaczienski, at 220, pinning D.J. Patchen at the end of the second period.
But Central Square, trailing 27-20, pulled in front for good by claiming each of the next four matches with three pins and one decision. Thus, Heggelke’s 44-second pin of John Fentress only meant that Red Hawks’ margin would be a bit smaller.
With the sectional B and AA meets behind them, both WG and Marcellus will have its top wrestlers ready for the overall sectional championships this Saturday at SRC Arena, which starts at 10 a.m.