Seven consecutive victories to open the meet, six of them pins, propelled the Marcellus wrestling team to a 78-6 rout over the combined APW/Pulaski side on Wednesday night.
They started at 126 pounds, where Nick Distefano pinned Devin Mullin in 1:35, and it continued with Tristan Duger (132 pounds) got a fall over Nate Cronk in 4:36.
At 138 pounds, Mike Heron finished off Kelton Lewis in 2:41, and Dan Tierney (145 pounds) worked quicker, pinning Josh Mason in 1:22 before Nate Long’s pin over 152-pound opponent Jon Shelley at the end of the second period.
The pin streak got interrupted at 160 pounds, but Kevin Morrissey had an 18-3 technical fall over Ed Walls before Cory Garvey, at 170 pounds, took 1:53 to pin Cody Lambert.
Just three more matches were contested, and Marcellus won two of them, also with pins. John Dunn, at 285 pounds, pinned Jacob Friot in 27 seconds, with Riley Donovan (99 pounds) getting his fall over Lindsay Rollson in 1:33. Alex Czerniak (106 pounds), Ben Hood (113 pounds) and Zach Ruggles (120 pounds) claimed forfeits.
As this went on, West Genesee went to Oswego, where the need to forfeit four different matches would prove costly in a narrow 43-42 defeat to the Buccaneers.
The Wildcats didn’t win a bout on the mat until the sixth match, at 120 pounds, where Mike Linton pinned Matt Bates early in the third period. By that point, Oswego had claimed three forfeits and WG just one, to Marcello Barbuto at 99 pounds.
But then Tyler Heggelke (126 pounds) and Jake Jones (132 pounds) won with forfeits, leading to the decisive action late in the meet, where each side won three times.
At 145 pounds, Yvan Kouakou pinned Tom Allen in 4:50, with Shayne Middleton (160 pounds) taking just 32 seconds to finish off Tim Boyczuk. Dalton Elias (182 pounds) also earned a fall, over Zack Caruson in 3:09.