TYRONE — Fresh off of their team title at the Mid-Winter Mayhem over the weekend, the undefeated Clearfield Bison wrestling team once again took the road Tuesday night and came home with a big road win over the Tyrone Golden Eagles, 44-24. With the win the Bison raised their record to 6-0, while the hosts were dropped from the unbeaten ranks and are now 5-1.
The back and forth match had four lead changes, but the Murderers Row at the bottom of the Bison line-up once again proved to be the difference as the Bison scored the last 23 points to go from a three point deficit to a 20-point victory.
Just like the Bison’s last dual against Bald Eagle Area, this match started at 106 and saw no forfeits, a rarity these days in local wrestling action.
The teams traded falls to start the match as Tyrone’s Korry Walls (11-5) pinned Xavier Lutz at 106 and Evan Davis (10-5) returned the favor, knotting the team score at six, with his fall over Logan Rumberger at 113.
Adam Rougeux (5-6) gave the Bison their first lead of the night when he earned an overtime sudden victory win 10-8 over the Golden Eagle’s Remington Fleck at 120.
Freshman Brady Collins (14-2) continued his outstanding season thus far with a 15 second fall over Elijah Walk to up the Bison lead to 15-6.
The hosts then ran off three straight wins to first tie the Bison at 15, then take the lead at 21-15.
Ashton Sipes (15-5) hit a standing cradle and pinned Nolan Barr at 132, Lucas Walk (7-5) beat Ty Aveni 8-2 at 138, and Reese Wood (13-5) also picked up a fall over Patrick Knepp, in the line-up for injured starter Will Domico, at 145.
Luke Freeland (11-4) bumped up to 152 and temporarily stopped the Tyrone momentum with a first period fall over Brody Klein, tying the match at 21.
Tyrone countered with an Andrew Weaver (7-6) win over Karson Kline at 160, and the hosts were back on top 24-21.
That’s when the Bison heavyweights took over. Not one match went the distance over the final four as the Bison got a tech fall and three first period falls from their big boys.
At 172, Mark McGonigal (13-3) put the Bison out front to stay, 26-24, with his 17-1 tech fall over Zach Lash.
Carter Chamberlain (10-4) at 189 had a fall in 1:10, Hayden Kovalick’s (14-1) match lasted a mere 20 seconds at 215, and 285 pounder Oliver Billotte (11-0) finished it all up in a minute and 21 seconds.
Next up for the Bison is a return to the Artur J. Weis Gymnasium on Thursday night when they host the 4-0 Flying Dutch of St. Marys.
|106||Korry Walls (Tyrone Area Hs) over Xavier Lutz (Clearfield Area Hs) (Fall 1:18)||6||0|
|113||Evan Davis (Clearfield Area Hs) over Logan Rumberger (Tyrone Area Hs) (Fall 1:29)||6||6|
|120||Adam Rougeux (Clearfield Area Hs) over Remington Fleck (Tyrone Area Hs) (SV-1 10-8)||6||9|
|126||Brady Collins (Clearfield Area Hs) over Elijah Walk (Tyrone Area Hs) (Fall 0:15)||6||15|
|132||Ashton Sipes (Tyrone Area Hs) over Nolan Barr (Clearfield Area Hs) (Fall 1:58)||12||15|
|138||Lukas Walk (Tyrone Area Hs) over Ty Aveni (Clearfield Area Hs) (Dec 8-2)||15||15|
|145||Reese Wood (Tyrone Area Hs) over Patrick Knepp (Clearfield Area Hs) (Fall 5:28)||21||15|
|152||Luke Freeland (Clearfield Area Hs) over Brody Klein (Tyrone Area Hs) (Fall 1:02)||21||21|
|160||Andrew Weaver (Tyrone Area Hs) over Karson Kline (Clearfield Area Hs) (Dec 7-2)||24||21|
|172||Mark McGonigal (Clearfield Area Hs) over Zack Lash (Tyrone Area Hs) (TF 17-1 5:06)||24||26|
|189||Carter Chamberlain (Clearfield Area Hs) over Jason Barr (Tyrone Area Hs) (Fall 1:10)||24||32|
|215||Hayden Kovalick (Clearfield Area Hs) over Curtis Wise (Tyrone Area Hs) (Fall 0:20)||24||38|
|285||Oliver Billotte (Clearfield Area Hs) over Braden Ewing (Tyrone Area Hs) (Fall 1:21)||24||44|