Wrestling roundup: Spring Grove has strong day
Here are Monday's York/Adams wrestling results. Check back for updates.
Mount Mat Madness: Spring Grove's Clay Baker led a group of six Rockets to remain unbeaten through the first day of action at Mount Mat Madness Monday at Mount St. Joseph's High School in Baltimore. Hanover's Caleb Garland also advanced to the semifinal round. The tournament concludes Tuesday with semifinal and championship action.
Baker advanced through the 106-pound bracket to reach the semifinals. Seeded No. 1, he recorded three consecutive pins to reach today's action. He won by fall in 40 seconds, 1:53 and 2:41. Dalton Rohrbaugh (113 pounds) also secured three pins, needing less time (2:35, 1:56 and 1:27) to win each successive match.
In the middle weights, Marcus Kehr earned a first-round bye and then patched together a 7-1 decision and a 5-1 decision to reach the semis. He will face No.-1 seeded Austin Kraisser, a Centennial (Md.) senior, in a semifinal.
In the upper weights, Josh Cribbs (195 pounds) earned a first-round bye, and then he put together some impressive victories. Each of his falls came in less than a minute, winning in 26 seconds and 47 seconds to reach the semifinals. Nathan Young (220 pounds) also had a clean sweep of wins, moving through the bracket with falls in 1:37, 3:52 and 1:34. Heavyweight Andrew Lawson advanced to the second round with a first-round bye. He then won by fall in 54 seconds, and he advanced to the semis with an 11-2 major decision.
Hanover's Garland (132 pounds) recorded pins in 2:33 and 3:03 early in the tournament before punching his ticket to the semifinals with a 10-9 decision against Centennial (Md.) freshman Jason Kraisser. Garland rebounded from a 7-1 deficit and a near fall in the first period to secure the win with an escape in the final minute and a takedown with 28 seconds remaining. The only points Kraisser scored after the first period came on a third-period reversal.
Trojan Wars: Gettysburg’s Chase Mueller (145) and York Suburban's Colin Shelton (120) advanced to the semifinals of the Trojan Wars at Chambersburg.
Mueller advanced with a first-round bye, a fall in 1:51 against Lower Dauphin’s Christian Vaughn and followed a fall in 5:58 against Tamaqua’s Ty Hinkle in the quarters.
Shelton also received a first-round bye. He then pinned Tamaqua’s Khalid Holland in 46 seconds. In the quarterfinals he defeated Washington’s Luke Wilson, 13-7.
Shelton will face Lewisburg’s Brian Friery in the semifinals. Friery worked two falls in 44 seconds and 42 seconds to advance. Mueller will face Chambersburg's Drake Brenize in his semifinal. Brenize had to work to advance to the semis, winning 13-0 in the second round before winning a 4-3 decision in the quarters.