Breydon Drew with a pin at 138 in te first period to secure the Hornell victory. Steve Harrison photo
By JOHN ANDERSON, Photo Gallery by STEVE HARRISON
Coming off a thrilling one-point victory to win the LCAA Wrestling title for the fourth straight year, Hornell wrestlers took care of business with a 36-27 win over LeRoy Thursday night.
Hornell did have to come from behind in this one and it was tied up 24-24.
Enter Mason Drew and Breydon Drew.
With the dual meet tied up 24-24, Mason Drew at 132 and Breydon Drew at 138 picked up pins to extend the lead to 36-24 and the decisive points for the Hornel win.
The most exciting match of the night was between Mike Covert of LeRoy and Hornell’s Kenny Graham at 172. After Covert took a 2-0 lead on a takedown into the second, Graham had a takedown to tie it in the second when the wrestlers started in the neutral position.
Covert was able to score a reverse before the end of the period and a 4-2 lead. In the third period, Graham once again had a takedown to tie it at 4-4 but a late escape by Covert was the difference in his 8-6 victory.
Patrick Robards, Dylan Cullen, Dominic Lockwood, Brody Flaitz and Jake Ponticello also picked up wins for Hornell.
152: Patrick Robards (H), win by FF, 6-0
160: Double FF
172: Mike Covert (L) win 8-6, Kenny Graham (H), 6-3
189: Colin Kazimerack (L), pin, Logan Burdick (H), 3:56, 6-9
215: Dylan Cullen (H), win by FF, 12-9
285: Dominic Lockwood (H), win by FF, 18-9
102: Dawson Wojtazuk (L) win by FF, 18-15
110: Joey Vernacini (L), win by FF, 18-21118: Brody Flaitz (H), win by FF, 24-21
126: Cole Friechaber (L), dec., 7-3, Ramsey Dean Prince (H), 24-24
132: Mason Drew (H) pin T.J. Thomas (L), :50, 30-24
138: Breydon Drew (H), pin, Alex Doty, 1:10, 36-24
145: Brock Flint (L), Dec. 7-3, Haiden Kowtun (H), 36-27
Exh 172: Jake Ponticello (H), pin Noak Keys (L), 3:54