Chambersburg wrestling coach Doug Rine called his team's effort Thursday night "workmanlike."
That might sound like a backhanded compliment, but it was not.
Rine was very happy with the work the Trojans did in taking apart Carlisle 49-13 in a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division match at CASHS Field House.
"It was workmanlike, and I like that," Rine said. "All 14 kids had the same expression on their face. We won a bunch of different ways, but by and large we were solid across the board. I didn't see many mistakes made and that will win you a lot of matches."
The Thundering Herd (5-1, 1-1 MPC) tied the score 9-9 four bouts in on Quin Paynter's pin at 285 pounds, but Chambersburg (2-0, 2-0 MPC) then reeled off nine consecutive victories to wrap up the win.
Colin Runshaw got the ball rolling at 106 by stacking Andrew Lopez for a pin, then the Herd had to forfeit at 113, quickly making it 21-9.
Carlisle coach Joe Wilson said, "We knew Chambersburg was tough, but we could have kept it closer. We had one starter out with an injury, and two others missed tonight because there was a death in their families. Plus, we didn't match up well with them."
Starting with 120, Rine elected to bump his wrestlers up a weight for the next five bouts, and they won them all.
"I wasn't necessarily going to do that, but when it got to be 9-9, I think we needed to," Rine said.
Tanner Shoap racked up the night's quickest fall, in 1:04 at 120, and it was followed by two impressive Trojan decisions.
At 126, freshman Garrett Kyner found himself trailing the Herd's Tynan Donnelly 4-1 after two periods. But within the first 10 seconds of the third, Kyner reversed Donnelly to his back for a five-point swing and a 6-4 lead. He added two points on a tilt for an 8-4 victory.
"Garrett wrestled a great match," Rine said. "He was down and kept battling and grinding and ended up winning the match."
David Rump moved up to face Carlisle's Brady Meals at 132 and neither managed a point through the
Then came a quick flurry in which Rump got a reversal and two nearfall points, Meals scored a reversal and Rump escaped. After a conference at the table, it was verified that Rump had pulled out to a 6-2 lead and that's where it finished.
Rump said, "I knew he'd be pretty tough so I wrestled a little conservatively. He was trying for a big move, so I tried to stay in position so he couldn't get one."
Chambersburg then closed it out with decisions by David Law at 138 and Steven Smith at 145, a major decision at 152 by Garett Hammond and Calvin O'Farrell's pin at 160.
Hammond, a defending state champion, drew the Herd's most accomplished wrestler, Ian Shannon, who kept it close through the first period (down 4-2). But once Hammond tilted him for a three-point nearfall in the second his fate was sealed.
Wilson said, "I don't like to bump kids away from each other just so they can avoid a loss. Besides if I had moved Shannon up, he would have been more mad about it than anyone. Hammond is an excellent wrestler, but Shannon is tough, too."
Chambersburg had won the first two bouts of the night, a decision at 182 for Dontez King and a pin at 195 for Devon Williams.
Wiliams said, "I was disappointed I didn't get to wrestle the kid I lost to in sectionals last year. He (Hasan Alic) was up at 220. I was so hyped up for him and maybe thought it would be too easy."
The Herd's Jeremiah Stitt nearly got the first takedown, but Williams scored the first points then flattened Still with three seconds left in the first period.
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Chambersburg 49, Carlisle 13
182 - Dontez King (Ch) d Van Atkins, 6-0
195 - Devon Williams (Ch) p Jeremiah Stitt, 1:57
220 - Hasan Alic (Car) d Collin Hansley, 3-1
285 - Quin Paynter (Car) p Cameron Kiger, 2:57
106 - Colin Runshaw (Ch) p Andrew Lopez, 2:39
113 - Matt Strunk (Ch) won by forfeit
120 - Tanner Shoap (Ch) p Cody Gorsuch, 1:04
126 - Garrett Kyner (Ch) d Tynan Donnelly, 8-4
132 - David Rump (Ch) d Brady Meals, 6-2
138 - David Law (Ch) d Tyler Vangi, 4-0
145 - Steven Smith (Ch) d Grant Shughart, 8-2
152 - Garett Hammond (Ch) md Ian Shannon, 11-3
160 - Calvin O'Farrell (Ch) p Danny King, 1:49
170 - Chris McCullough (Car) md Adam Tardosky, 9-0
Next match: Saturday, Sunday at Beast of the East Tournament in Newark, Del., 8:30 a.m.