Burgher wrestlers advance as they gain experience, skills

In the Big Ten, Rock placed third against some substantial opponents from far larger schools, and Logan Winter placed 5th.

Monday, the wrestlers were celebrating their win against Granville as they were working out and grappling in their cramped concrete-bunker practice room at the school.

Against Granville, Abby Roth pinned her opponent in an astounding 43 seconds. Despite moving up a weight class to 112 pounds this year, she's still tallying a successful season despite having beefier opponents to throw around.

Incidentally, the Burgher crowd cheers loudest when Roth, a junior, heaves her opponents off the mat, spins them around and drops them to the mat.

Roth's sparring partner, Donovan Santisteban, also recorded a stunning victory against Granville, pinning his opponent in 38 seconds.

While Masyn Morey was moved into the 125-pound slot to pick up a forfeit, the talented Logan Winter was moved up to 130 pounds to compete with one of Granville's best. Winter lost by a 10-4 decision, but the shuffle saved the Burgher team 3 points.

At 171 pounds, Jeremy Barber won a crucial victory with a first-period pin at 1:36.

Logan Rock, who went to the state tournament last year as a wild card, defeated his opponent 9-6. Colin Campbell and Andrew Fish won by forfeits.

Thursday, the Burghers wrestle South High away. Then on Saturday at 2 p.m., they are wrestling the Lake George-Hadley/Luzerne War-Eagles, in Lake George, in a meet that's historic - it will be the first time rivals Warrensburg and Lake George have competed against each other in 27 years - since the sports program was abandoned by Lake George in 1982.

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