NEWARK, Del. - Both Garett Hammond and Tanner Shoap medaled for the Chambersburg wrestling team at the Beast of the East Tournament on Sunday.
"Anybody that medals in that tournament is pretty tough," Trojan coach Doug Rine said. "There's just so many tough kids; you just have to keep grinding and grinding. You go from one match to the next to the next. There's never any let up in these kinds of tournaments as long as you're wrestling tough."
Hammond and Shoap did just that.
Hammond had the best finish, going 5-2 to place fourth overall. After winning four matches in a row - two of which were by pin - Hammond finally met his match in the semifinals. He lost a close one to Chad Walsh, who got a 10-7 decision. When Hammond moved down to the consolation bracket, he had an easy time taking down Zachary Kelly of the Kiski School, 13-0. But his third place match was another narrow one, and Hammond lost 6-4 to Austin Rose of Central Dauphin.
Shoap had a different ending to his story. It started similarly with the senior getting three dominating victories on Saturday. But he then was pinned by Steven Simpson of St. Marys in 5:35. During the match, Shoap injured his shoulder. Rine allowed him to wrestle a final match, which he won 6-4 over Michael Scheetz of Northampton, ensuring a medal. He then forfeited his final two bouts to earn the eighth spot.
"I think he's fine, but we just didn't want to take any chances," Rine said of Shoap's injury.
The other big standout for the Trojans was freshman Garrett Kyner, who went 4-2 over the weekend.
"He beat some very accomplished wrestlers just to get to the second day," Rine said. "Garrett wrestled aggressively all weekend long, and he's starting to learn how to wrestle smart."
Although Kyner lost by tech fall in his second match on Saturday, he battled back to beat Stephen Ross of Cedar Cliff, 5-0 to make it to Day 2. On Sunday, he won two straight matches, including a pin of Malek Woody in just 2:17, before losing to Bryan Israel.
Collin Runshaw and Colin Hasley both had 2-2 records at the tournament.
Overall, Chambersburg finished 21st overall in a field of 102 teams.
"Overall, it was a real nice team effort," Rine said. "I'm happy with that result. Of course I'm never going to say that we couldn't have done better, because we could have. But from a team perspective, I'm happy with that."
Beast of the East Tournament
106 - Collin Runshaw (2-2), won by forfeit; lost by pin to Brandon Olsen (Indian River), 5:13; won by TF over Trevor Shirakawa (Germantown), 16-0; lost 5-2 to Greyson Olimpo (Robinson).
113 - Tanner Shoap (4-3), won 11-2 over Austin Smith (John Carroll); won by TF over Creed Lumpp (Christians), 15-0; won 8-0 over Landon LoAlbo; lost by pin to Steven Simpson (St. Marys), 5:35; won 6-4 over Michael Scheetz (Northampton); lost by forfeit; lost by forfeit.
120 - Garrett Kyner (4-2), won 13-0 over Drew Davia (St. Marks); lost by TF to Samuel Krivus (Hempfield), 15-0; won 5-0 over Stephen Ross (Cedar); won by pin over Malek Woody (Mount St. J), 2:17; won by injury default over Will Crisco (Wyomissing), 0:00; lost 4-0 to Bryan Israel (Saucon Valley).
126 - David Rump (2-2), won 10-7 over Garrett Tingen (Fauquier); won 5-2 over Zeke Salvo (Mount St. J); lost 3-2 to Matt Davis (Delbarton); lost 3-1 over Andrew Tonneson (Southern).
132 - David Law (0-2), lost by pin over Tony Scarfo (Caesar Rod), 3:29; lost 3-1 to Tyler Petrotchko (Germantown).
138 - Steven Smith (1-1), won 8-4 over Mike Shaddow (Holy Cross); lost 2-1 to Otlowski (St. Marks).
145 - James McKenzie (1-2), lost by pin to Jake Campana (Southern), 4:44; won by pin over Devon Grant (Caravel), 2:27; lost 7-1 to Josh Setliff (Mercersburg).
152 - Garett Hammond (5-2), won 7-2 over Mark Maloney (Bethlehem); won by pin over Brandon Carroll (Jackson), 0:55; won by pin over David Brennan (Bergen Catholic), 1:34; won 8-2 over Taylor Misuna (Grassfield); lost 10-7 to Chad Walsh (Camden Catholic); won 13-0 over Zachary Kelly (Kiski School); lost 6-4 to Austin Rose (Central Dauphin).
160 - Calvin O'Farrell (0-2), lost by TF to Bobby Fehr (Northampton), 20-5; lost 10-1 to Mitchell Ramsey (Mechanicsburg).
170 - Adam Tardosky (0-2), lost by pin to Connor Wagh (St. Paul's), 1:32; lost 7-4 to Jordan Gray (Nazareth).
182 - Dontez King (0-2), lost 11-3 to Philip Robilotto (Good Counsel); lost 7-5 to Nicolino Sevi (Nazareth).
195 -Devon Williams (0-2), lost by pin to Ryan Kelley (Belmont), 1:50; lost by pin to Jason Kocher (Northampton), 1:26.
220 - Colin Hansley (2-2), won by pin over Aaron Seal (Millbrook), 3:23; lost 8-0 to David Showunmi (Blair), 8-0; won 5-3 over Chase Logan (Hempfield); lost 6-1 to Brendon Rigney (Cumberland Valley).
285 - Cameron Kiger (0-2), lost by pin to Jake Pinkston (Robinson), 0:11; lost by injury default.
Next match: Saturday, in Dale Bock Memorial Holiday Tournament, at Chambersburg, 8:15 a.m.