Norwich Wrestling Rolls To 54-27 Divisional Win Over Warriors
Published: December 13th, 2018
By: Meagan Schulz

Norwich Wrestling rolls to 54-27 divisional win over Warriors Frank Speziale Photo

NORWICH – The Norwich Purple Tornado received seven wins in the match due to forfeits by the Chenango Valley Warriors, providing a large cushion in Wednesday’s STAC Division 3 dual meet while the action on the mat by the Tornado wrestlers aided in the 27 point win.

As the match started at 195 pounds, Norwich’s Dakota Hall immediately took control, earning two points with the first period takedown against Chenango Valley’s Anthony Holt. Hall held the 2-0 score through the first and into the second.

Holt took the top position to start the second period. The CV wrestler held the top spot for a portion of the period until Hall made his move to earn a reversal for another two points, extending his lead to 4-0. That move put on by the Tornado 195 pounder led to a pin just a few seconds later, giving Norwich a 6-0 advantage to start the match.

The Tornado forfeited the 220 pound match but immediately gained the points back after the Warriors also gave a forfeit to Norwich at 285 pounds.

At 99 pounds, Norwich’s Max Morris received a 6-3 decision win. Morris started the bout off with an early takedown after he completed his shot on CV’s Trevor Cortright, earning a 2-0 lead.

Taking his 2-0 lead into the second period, Morris chose to start on the bottom. Quickly making his move on Cortright, Morris reversed into the top position and picked up another two points.

Cortright, however, responded and reversed the position back to make the score 4-2 at the end of the second period. To start the third, Cortright chose the bottom spot but Morris gave up the escape point to go neutral.

His decision for the position paid off as Morris was able to land his shot for the two point takedown, earning the win after the third period.

Norwich forfeited at 106 pounds but once again earned the six points given right back after the Warriors didn’t send anyone to the mat at 113 pounds. The Purple Tornado then received forfeit points for the 120, 126 and 132 pound matches, giving the home team a 27 point lead.

Chenango Valley’s Nate Lehr earned six points back for the Warriors after winning his 138 pound bout by pinfall, defeating Norwich’s Izaiah Caballero at 2:36.

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