As for Tristan Broddus, he shut out Brian Carr (Liverpool) in a 15-0 technical fall and beat Hannibal’s Greg Hadcock 9-2 in the 145-pound semifinals, only to run into Newark Valley’s Trevor Hoffmeir and take a second-period fall in the championship bout. East Syracuse-Minoa’s Sam LeGro finished eighth in that division.
Now CBA/J-D and F-M both turned to Canastota for the Fallen Heroes (formerly Richard New Memorial) Tournament, whose start got pushed back 24 hours by bad winter weather until Saturday.
Once it did start on Saturday, the local sides finished together in the standings, F-M rising to fifth place in the 18-team field with 143.5 points to edge out CBA/J-D, who had 141.5 points for sixth place. Camden, with 241 points, took top honors.
Quinlan, Broddus and Byrnes each reached their respective finals – and swept them. At 132, Quinlan had to beat Lauro, 8-4, in the semifinals, and then beat Tyler Field (Onondaga) 10-5 in the title bout.
Meanwhile, Broddus proved impressive at 145, pinning Aaron Yablonski (Fulton) in 3:51 in the semifinals and then, in the finals, rolling past Gouverneur’s Joey Love 10-2.
Byrnes, to win at 171, beat Brett Finch (Camden) 7-2 in the semifinals before dominating Whitesboro’s Landon Slawson in the title bout, winning on a third-period technical fall.
By contrast, of CBA/J-D’s three wrestlers that reached the finals, only Honis, at 195, went to the top, and he did so by pinning F-M’s Chris Bortel in the semifinals in 1:25 before an 8-0 shutout over Camden’s Thad Cassler in the championship round. Bortel would recover to finish third, pinning Josh Knamm (Holland Patent) in the consolation bracket final in 3:59.
Griffin finished second at 99 pounds, falling in the title bout to New Hartford’s Ian McKenna 7-2, while Friske, at 182, got pinned in his final by Phoenix’s William Hilliard in the third period.