As this went on, though, the Bucs also won three bouts, the closest of them Jordan Perchway’s 9-2 decision over 138-pound opponent Odae Badwan. And though WG led 42-36 with one match left, it had to forfeit at 195 pounds, and the criterium point went to the Bucs because it won eight of 15 bouts.
WG would compete again Saturday, in the Cazenovia Invitational, and rise all the way to a tie with Herkimer for sixth place in the 16-team field, earning 90 points. Baldwinsville (172.5 points) edged Cicero-North Syracuse by half a point for the team title.
Heggelke’s 3-2 decision over Homer’s Colin Baker put him in the 126-pound final against Port Byron’s Andrew Taber, but in another close bout Taber beat Heggelke 5-4 for the title. Badwan’s late pin of Austin Coleman (Oswego) meant a berth in the 132-pound title match, but he also lost as Onondaga’s Tyler Field pinned him early in the first period.
Mike Linton finished fourth at 120, with Peter Zhobolov taking fourth place at 170 pounds and Zach Winterton gaining sixth place at 145 pounds. Zach Valerino rose to fifth place at 285 pounds.
Marcellus, meanwhile, finished ninth among 21 teams in the Central New York Tournament at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, with 78.5 points, as Mexico (182.5 points) and Central Valley Academy (171.5 points) took the top two spots.
Three Mustang wrestlers got to finals – and Hood won, at 113, edging VVS’s Austin Vanderhoof 5-3 in the semifinals and, in the championship round, doing the same to stop Mexico’s Hunter Howland in an 8-4 decision.
Ruggles beat Central Valley’s David Bardo 8-5 and reached the 126-pound final before falling to Whitesboro’s Jeff Maraffa 5-2, while Dunn beat Warrensburg’s Damian Prosser 14-7 and made it to the title bout at 220, where another Whitesboro wrestler, Tyler Hudson, beat him 7-2. Morrissey, at 160 pounds, finished sixth.