GREENE – The Oxford/Greene wrestling team notched their first win in dual meet action of the season, defeating Deposit/Hancock in a close match Wednesday night 38-33.
With one double forfeit to start the match and just three forfeits throughout, both teams needed their wrestlers to come away with big wins in order to decide the meet victory.
After five straight bout wins in weight classes 113, 120, 126, 132 and 138, Oxford/Greene took a commanding 26-6 lead. Despite Deposit/Hancock earning pins at 220 and 285 along with three wins in the middle of the match, the early 20 point advantage secured the meet victory for the home team.
Oxford/Greene’s 195 pounder Noah Kennedy pinned Nick Caiati of Deposit/Hancock to capture six points for his team, sealing the dual meet win. Kennedy finished the match at 1:23 in the first period.
Also winning by pinfall during the early part of the match where Oxford/Greene took the big margin was Kaden Wakefield (120) and Tyler Brown (138). Wakefield pinned in the second period while Brown needed just 49 seconds to take the bout win.
Aiden Marcin of the home team captured a techfall win over Ethan Payton with a final of 16-1 and
Lyric Libby picked up a 3-0 decision victory at 132 pounds, defeating Deposit/Hancock’s Sam Parkinson.