Chenango County Wrestling Roundup; Norwich Takes Second
Published: January 11th, 2017
By: Cameron Turner

Chenango County wrestling roundup; Norwich takes second

CENTRAL VALLEY – The Norwich Purple Tornado were busy this past weekend when the varsity wrestling team took the Leo J. Sammon Memorial Tournament by storm – claiming a four individual champions en route to a second place team finish.

Norwich ultimately edged out Camden for the second place team finish, on Jan. 7, when Norwich amassed 262.5 points taking second place only to the home team Central Valley who won the tournament with a massive 351 points.

Norwich saw champions at 120 pounds in Nick Glanville, 152 pounds in Cole Rifanburg, 170 pounds in Jake Franklin, and 182 pounds in Brennan Slater.

99 pounds: Norwich's Dante Geislinger took home a fifth place finish in the tournament. Geislinger finished the day going 3-2 in his matches, as he fell to Central Valley's Marek Bush by pin in the quarterfinals before wrestling back for a fifth place win over Joey Reed of Mexico – a win by pin at 2:23.

106 pounds: Norwich's Mike Squires grabbed a semifinal win to make an appearance in the finals at the weight class. However, fell to Jon Charles of Central Valley by a 6-1 decision in the finals for a second place finish, going 3-1 on the day.

113 pounds: Norwich's Eli Rodriguez nearly snagged a first place finish at the tournament, however, fell victim to the wrestler voted Most Outstanding Wrestler in Little Falls Neiko Scarano by a score of 3-2. Rodriguez finished with a second place finish going 4-1 on the day.


The Evening Sun

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