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TIOGA COUNTY YOUTH & VARSITY WRESTLERS COMPETE FOR PA VS. NY IN DUALS ON DESMOND (2024-06-09)

Northern Tier WEST Sports Report
SAYRE, PA — Several West athletes competed for Team PA at the inaugural Duals on Desmond Wrestling Showcase here Saturday, as the varsity boys match went to NY State and Pennsylvania won the youth exhibition.

The showcase featured three dual meets ..  youth, varsity girls and varsity boys wrestlers from Pennsylvania against New York. Team PA won the youth and girls matchups, while Team NY took the varsity boys match. 

New York proved too much for Pennsylvania in the boys’ varsity match, winning 43-31. 

Williamson wrestler Luke Sottolano was a winner for PA, earning a 3-0 decision over Tioga (NY) three-time Section IV qualifier and 4th-place finisher in 2023-24, Tate McCauley,

Sottolano’s Williamson teammate Joel Hultz fell by fall to NY’s Yanni Drapaniotis from Unatego, and Wellsboro’s Ryder Bowen was pinned by two-time Section IV champ and two-time NY State qualifier Dikota Hamilton from Ithaca. 

NY 43, PA 31
Jayden Duncanson, Ti, dec. Colton Wade, SC, 2-1
Landyn Shaffer, DH, dec. Cole Patrick, Wy, 9-2
Kruz McCusker, SC, dec. JT Guyete, El, 3-2
Shane Neal, SVE, fall Jazick Brown, To, 1:32
Rylee Sluyter, To, dec. Max Collins, El, 4-2
Logan Bruce, Co, dec. Jordan Brown, Sa, 2-0
Conner Davidson, At, maj. Jaxson Burchard, HH, 15-6
Dikota Hamilton, It, fall Ryder Bowen, We, 3:54
Yanni Draponotis, Un, fall Joel Hultz, Wi, 3:38
Matthais Welles, Wa, fall Caleb Nason, At, 5:42
Luke Sottolano, Wi, dec. Tate McCauley, Ti, 3-0
Mason Alexander, NEB, fall Brogan Lefever, Un, :48
Andrew Kapec, SC, fall Caden Higley, Si, 1:12
Drayton DeKay, Wa, fall Mason Vanderpool, At, 3:07
Colton Wade, SC, fall Logan Bellis, Ti, 5:18
Caden Bellis, Ti, maj. Riley Vanderpool, To, 12-3

In the youth match, four of the five Tioga County wrestlers earned wins, including Southern Tioga’s Bridger Lehman (6-1 dec.), Tyler Evans, Jr (fall) and Brooks Casselberry (2-0 dec.) and Williamson’s Brock Collum (fall :44) while ST’s Grant Casselberry was edged 3-0.

PA 60, NY 43
Bridger Lehman, ST, dec. Thad Bellows, El, 6-1
Jason Isbell, To, dec. Gavin Lovell, Ow, 1-0
Liam Warner, At, dec. Joseph Monnel, Ow, 4-0
Jacob Cobb, At, dec. Blake Decker, El, 4-0
Tyler Evans Jr., ST, fall Forrest Cole, Wa
Josiah Bennett, UE, fall Nolans Serfas, At, :32
Cole Williams, To, fall Roy Palmer, El, :30
Landon Isbell, To, fall Jackson Evans, Mo, 1:32
Cole Spencer, To, fall Vincent Gibson, El, 1:52
Brock Collum, Wi, fall Vaughn Bellows, El, :44
Charles Jennings, At, dec. Jonathan Decurtis, UE, 7-0
Quaid Martin, NEB, dec. Jayden Karabon, UE, 6-2
Jakobi Smith, Co, fall Bryce Stanton, Sa, 1:49
Lyam Coyle, Wa, SV Gunner Lake, At, 4-2
Carter McKernman, El, fall Driver Jennings, At, :51
Brennen Minier, Wy, fall Madison Faberman, BG, :33
Brooks Casselberry, ST, dec. Devin Eggelston, Si, 2-0
Colton Waite, Co, dec. Grant Casselberry, ST 3-0
Sophia Barrett, At, dec Parker Watson, El, 8-3
Thad Bellows, El, maj. Beau Hall, At, 12-0
Gavin Lovell, Ow, fall Kruze Payne, At, 1:14
Nico Bresadola, WG, fall Liam Warner, At, 2:35
Angelique Santiago, JC, dec. Parker Hoover, Ca, 3-2
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PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY



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