Norwich’s Rifanburg remains unbeaten; Hansen wins MOW award

Wrestling

Class B

WAVERLY – Tristan Rifanburg remained unbeaten on the season as he easily captured the 132-pound title Saturday at Waverly.

In a rematch of last week’s STAC final, Rifanburg pinned Maine-Endwell’s Brock Post early in the second period.

“It was pretty much the same situation as last week,” said Norwich coach Joe Downey. “He was beating him like 12-0, and then pinned him.”

Cole Rifanburg (106) and Frank Garcia (145) placed second for Norwich, Ty Rifanburg (99) was third, and Jared Wilber (220) took fourth.



Garcia, the number one seed, gave up a five-point move to Whitney Point’s Jordan Torbitt, and never recovered in a 7-0 loss. Torbitt was named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler. “We’ll go back and look at the tape and make our adjustments,” Downey said of Garcia. “We’ll have to stay out of the tie-ups (with Torbitt) and avoid the big throw.”

Team scores: Maine-Endwell 162.5 , Whitney Point 147.5; Waverly 140.5, Oneonta 125.5, Windsor 123.5, Susquehanna Valley 116.5, Chenango Valley 114, Norwich 102, Owego 100.5, Dryden 44.

Class C

At Lansing, Greene was the runaway team champion despite the absence of defending sectional champion Dan Dickman. The Trojans captured two titles with Mike Beckwith (160) earned a 5-1 decision win over Leland Slawson of Unatego, while Christian Dietrich (170) won by injury default over Sidney’s Nick Jump.

B-G/Afton’s Chris Cirigliano (106), Jesse Griswold (132), and Mark Viviano (195) claimed titles. Griswold rallied in the third period for a pin over Greene’s Tyler Dickman.

Class D

NEW BERLIN - With nearly a full lineup in tow, Oxford won four individual titles, and had 10 place among the top four to easily claim the Class D title at Unadilla Valley Saturday.

The Blackhawks’ Nik Hansen (152) was named the tourney’s most outstanding wrestler pinning all three of his opponents inside the first period. Hansen made short work of Chris VanBenSchoten of Groton sticking his foe in 31 seconds for the title.


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