Norwich veterans, Garcia, Rifanburg, lead comeback win

Wrestling

Norwich 43, Windsor 39

WINDSOR – Norwich had its big guns ready for the end of Tuesday’s dual meet with Windsor.

Losing by eight, defending state champions Tristan Rifanburg and Frankie Garcia picked up pinfall victories to give the Tornado a come-from-behind win.

“It’s pretty nice when it comes down to Tristan and Frankie,” said Norwich coach Terry Hagenbuch.

Rifanburg (152) and Garcia (160) wasted little time earning their wins. Rifanburg earned a pin in 64 seconds, and Garcia notched his own pin in just 43 ticks.

Norwich started strong getting a decision win from Trey Muserallo at 170 pounds. Windsor then surged into the lead with a pair of pins and forfeits at 220 and 285 pounds.



“It’s tough giving up 12 points, but we’ll get a couple guys back soon and be even tougher,” Hagenbuch said.

Brenden Gager (106) won by forfeit beginning a string of four straight Norwich wins. Dalen Geislinger (113) and Ty Rifanburg (126) sandwiched pins around Zach Mills’ major decision victory at 120 pounds. Cole Rifanburg (138) also won by pinfall.

Norwich competes in the Owego Duals on Friday and Saturday.

Results

170: Trey Muserallo dec. Gabe Zakrajsek, 6-4. 182: Noah Zakrajsek (W) pinned Jakob Franklin, 2:47. 195: Cody Beavers (W) pinned Eli Kwasnik, :49. 220: Nate Avelio (W) won by fft. 285: Cole Sobonski (W) won by fft. 99: Cory Swartz (W) pinned Eli Rodriguez, 1:12. 106: Brenden Gager (N) won by fft. 113: Dalen Geislinger (N) pinned Dillon Morgan, 1:22. 120: Zach Mlls (N) dec. Darren Dixon, 12-3. 126:  Ty Rifanburg (N) pinned Connor Matthews, 4:23. 132: Nick Kennedy (W) dec. Carter Hubbard, 5-2. 138: Cole Rifanburg (N) pinned Christian Ludwig, 1:25. 145: Tyler Frear (W) dq. over Nick Murphy, 4:49. 152: Tristan Rifanburg (N) pinned Simon Friedman, 1:04. 160: Frank Garcia (N) pined Tim Mills, :43.

Oxford splits

OXFORD – Oxford split a pair of dual meets Tuesday night losing to Deposit-Hancock, 49-21, and beating Otselic Valley, 63-18.

Oxford’s Nick Neer (160), Erik Eldred (195), and Garyn Huntley (220) notched close decision wins against the Eagles. Neer, in his first varsity season, edged Devin Decker, 5-4; Eldred beat Donald Koster, 8-3; and Huntley topped Zach Gifford, 6-2.

Just a season ago, Gifford beat Huntley in overtime in the Section IV tournament.

The Blackhawks overwhelmed the undermanned Vikings picking up six pins and receiving four forfeits. Dakota Friedel (170) had the lone decision win for Oxford taking a 16-9 decision over Isaac Babcock.

Deposit-Hancock 49, Oxford 21

99: Owen Wormuth (D-H) over Cole Rice (O) (Inj. def) 106: Caston Ostrander (D-H) won by fft. 113: Brandon Macumber (D-H) fall over Darren Law (O). :23. 120: Devin Todd (D-H) dec Adam Brady (O), 11-2. 126: Dean Raymond (D-H) dec Nate Hansen (O), 7-1. 132: Levi Wormuth (D-H) fall over Zach Tepfenhart (O), 1:44. 138: Levi Wormuth (D-H) fall over Corey Marshman (O), 2:23. 145: Trevor Stiles (D-H) fall over Charlie White (O), 5:16. 152: Colby Hall (D-H) fall over Garett Sylstra (O), 1:52. 160: Nick Neer (O) dec. Devin Decker (D-H), 5-4. 170: Dakota Freidel (O) won by fft. 182: no match.195: Erik Eldred (O) dec. Donald Koster (D-H), 8-3. 220: Garyn Huntley (O) dec. Zach Gifford (D-H), 6-2. 285: Kordell Huntley (O) won by fft.


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