"Overall, I was really pleased with the way the tournament went," Rockets coach Matt Gordon said. "To win four duals when we're giving up to 42 points each time was pretty good. We did some creative bumping around to try to get the best matchups we could."
James Buchanan (6-13) crowned a pair of champions - Austin Tucker was 10-0 at 132 pounds with seven pins, and Devin Reed was 8-2 overall, but 8-0 vs. other 285-pounders (two 220-pounders moved up and handed him his losses).
Also for the Rockets, Hunter Faith was 9-1 at 113, Casey Glunt went 8-2 at 152, Cameron Fox was 7-3 at 145, Levi Robinson was 6-4 at 126 and Kyle Lee was 5-5 at 120.
Gordon said, "Glunt lost 4-3 to a Maryland state champion and his other loss was to a West Virginia state champ."
JB defeated Linganore 37-36 on criteria E (most falls), and also beat Martinsburg, which ended up third in the 11-team event, 39-36 on the strength of six pins and a decision.
Rebel Duals Tournament
JB Team Scores
Winston Churchill 48, James Buchanan 21; Musselman 56, JB 20; JB 37, Linganore 36 (criteria E most falls); South Hagerstown 39, JB 35; JB 32, Seneca Valley 30; JB 39, Martinsburg 36; Century 30, JB 27; Williamsport 51, JB 21; JB 39, Walkersville 30; Broadnick 55; JB 24
JB Individual Results
113 - Hunter Faith, 9-1, 2 pins
120 - Kyle Lee, 5-5
126 - Levi Robinson, 6-4
132 - Austin Tucker, 10-0, 7 pins
145 - Cameron Fox, 7-3, 3 pins
152 - Casey Glunt, 8-2, 4 pins
285 - Devin Reed, 8-2, 4 pins
Next match: Thursday, at home vs. Shippensburg, 7:30.
Blue Devils have 2 champs
Saturday, at Elizabethtown
E-town Challenge Tournament
Greencastle-Antrim's Wyatt Binkley and Cody Carbaugh went unbeaten and claimed individual championships at the E-town Challenge Tournament, a round-robin event Binkley went 5-0 at 106 pounds, racking up 4 pins and a technical fall, while Carbaugh was 4-0 with 4 pins at 113 Carbaugh won his third straight title at the E-town event G-A coach Fred Yelton said, "It was a nice tournament and a good day. A lot of kids got a lot of mat time." Also for the Blue Devils, Jared Starliper (195) had a 3-2 record and placed third.
1.West York 241; 2.Lower Dauphin 224; 3.Milton Hershey 215.5; 4.Eastern York 138; 5.McCaskey 137; 6.Elizabethtown 102; 7.Greencastle-Antrim 34.5; 8.Tulpehocken 16.
106 - Wyatt Binkley, 5-0, 4 pins, TF, champion
113 - Cody Carbaugh, 4-0, 4 pins, champion
120 - Wade Rider, 1-2
182 - Conor Bryant, 2-3, 2 pins
195 - Jared Starliper, 3-2, 3 pins, third
220 - James Fletcher, 0-5
285 - Dwight Henning, 0-5
Next match: Thursday, at Big Spring, 7.
Shippensburg goes 4-1
Saturday, at Gettysburg
Gettysburg Duals Tournament
Shippensburg competed in the Gettysburg Duals and came away with a 4-1 record to place second in the tournament The Greyhounds (6-5) began the tourney against the host Warriors, who had rallied to edge Ship 32-30 just 9 days ago This time, Gettysburg pulled out a 31-30 victory The Hounds then defeated Camp Hill (57-19), Kennard-Dale (45-33), Littlestown (58-16) and Westminster, Md. (63-18).
1.Gettysburg 5-0; 2.Shippensburg 4-1; 3.Kennard-Dale 3-2; 4.Camp Hill 2-3; 5.Littlestown 1-4; 6.Westminster, Md. 0-5.
Next match: Wednesday, at home vs. Chambersburg, 7.
Waynesboro is 0-5
Saturday, at New Holland
Tom Hecker Duals Tournament
Waynesboro ran into some stiff competition at Garden Spot's Tom Hecker Duals Tournament The Indians (6-9) were defeated by North Penn (44-21), Downingtown East (55-9), Wilson (51-13), Red Lion (37-28) and Avon Grove (40-36) Central Dauphin (15-0) won the tourney with a 5-0 record.
1.Central Dauphin 5-0; 2.Garden Spot 4-1; 3.Downingtown East 4-1; 4.Wilson 3-2; 5.Perkiomen Valley 3-2; 6.North Penn 1-3; 7. Pennridge 1-3; 8.Avon Grove 1-4; 9.Waynesboro 0-5.
Next match: Thursday, at home vs. Boiling Springs, 7.
Mercersburg places 1st
Saturday, at Nolde Gym
Mercersburg Academy won 9 of 14 individual titles to claim the team championship at the Independent Parochial School League tournament ... St. James was the favorite, but the Saints were missing 6 starters due to illness and injury ... C.J. Sarao won the 145-pound title to remain undefeated on the season (13-0) ... Mark Meloro took the top spot at 170 and is now 10-2 ... Jordan Pilosof pulled an upset over his St. James opponent to earn the 138 championship ... First year wrestlers Brian Nelson (106) and Ayo Adjibaba (195) both won titles ... This was the Blue Storm's first league championship since they won 6 straight in the Mid-Atlantic Conference between 1994-2000 ... Other victors were Sonic Cho (120), Jordi Shapiro (152), Alex Stoner (160) and Matt Alexis (285) ... Mercersburg coach Nate Jacklin said, "Some of our younger guys wrestled well today, but we have a long way to go. This was a good stepping stone, and it's nice to have success as a team in front of a home crowd."
1.Mercersburg 103; 2.St. James 64.5; 3.Maryland School for the Deaf 55; 4.Mt. Airy Christian 24
106 - Brian Nelson, Merc; 113 - Nick Hernandez, MSD; 120 - Sonic Cho, Merc; 126 - Levi Shindel, SJ; 132 - Kevin Cooper, SJ; 138 - Jordan Pilosof, Merc; 145 - C.J. Sarao, Merc; 152 - Jordi Shapiro, Merc; 160 - Alex Stoner, Merc; 170 - Mark Meloro, Merc; 182 - Dakota Van Houten, MACA; 195 - Ayo Adjibaba, Merc; 220 - Ryan Carr, MSD; 285 - Matt Alexis, Merc
Next match: Wednesday, with Jefferson and Hampshire, at Washington, W.Va., 5.