Varsity wrestling 1-16-11

PERU - The Peru varsity wrestling team enjoyed the home cooking, scoring a team victory in its annual Peru Wrestling Tournament held Jan. 14 and Jan. 15.

"Its a nice one before we go to Eastern States," coach Mike Hogan said about the tournament. "The boys love wrestling at home in our tournament. It's the main day of the season for Peru wrestling."

In the heavyweight division at 285, AuSable Valley's David Thompson (13-5) scored several points on takedowns and a couple of near falls, but was reversed mid-way through the second period, falling by pin against defending Peru tourney champion Eric Decker.

Other second place finishers included Peru's Adam Stickle (18-7) and Brandon Allen (12-11).

Third place consolation wrestle-back winners included Shawn Legraves (Saranac), Jordan Bushey (Peru), Nick Forget (Peru), Jordan Bouyea (AVCS) and Colby Way (Peru).

Beekmantown 77, AVCS 0

The Eagles benefited from six forfeits and five pinfalls to defeat the Patriots on the mats Jan. 4.

Joe Graziane scored a pin against Dan Papa at 112, while Kyle LaPorte added a pin over Kodie Simpson at 145, Gage Bourdeau pinned Dillon Trainor at 160, Ethan Kerr pinned Michael Thompson at 171 and Brandon Jaubut pinned Adam Luxon at 215.

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