MERCERSBURG - Greencastle-Antrim won the key bout of the night and that was enough to get past their rival.
The Blue Devils earned a 39-18 victory over James Buchanan on Thursday night in a Mid Penn Colonial Division wrestling match.
The result may have swung on the bout at 220, in which G-A’s Nick Wolf pinned Cole Egolf in 5:39, just 21 seconds before the end.
Egolf had built a lead of 8-3 and was on top in the third period. But Wolf turned the tables by escaping, then taking Egolf down to his back for the fall.
JB coach Matt Gordon said, “If we could have gotten a pin there, we might have been able to make a bump at 106.”
The other pin for the Blue Devils (5-9, 1-3 MPC) was by Kyle Hengst at 160.
Other winners for Greencastle, which also won three bouts by forfeit, were Tyler Trail at 120, Noah Ezolt at 152 and Bryan Eckenrode at 106.
Eckenrode edged Derek Pine 7-6 by hitting a takedown with two seconds left in the match.
For James Buchanan (0-9, 0-4 MPC), Seth Carbaugh scored a pin at 195 and Canden Krenzer notched a pin at 285.
Gordon said, “We worked on some things in the room that we did better tonight than we have been. We definitely wrestled better than we did Monday. But you just can’t win with only eight wrestlers; and this was probably our only chance for a team victory because of that.”
Greencastle 39, James Buchanan 18
120 — Tyler Trail (GA) d Aaron Frick, 4-0. 126 — Thomas Richmond (GA) won by forfeit. 132 — Dylan Neikirk (GA) won by forfeit. 138 — No match. 145 — Kyle Lee (JB) won by forfeit. 152 — Noah Ezolt (GA) d Caden Ficks, 8-3. 160 — Kyle Hengst (GA) p Kyler Atherton, 0:57. 170 — No match. 182 — No match. 195 — Seth Carbaugh (JB) p Kolton Oberholzer, 3:23. 220 — Nick Wolf (GA) p Cole Egolf, 5:39. 285 — Canden Krenzer (JB) p Bryce Fisher, 1:47. 106 — Bryan Eckenrode (GA) d Derek Pine, 7-6. 113 — Bryce Eckenrode (G) won by forfeit.