ILION — The Mexico varsity wrestling team competed at the annual Leo J. Sammon Memorial Tournament at Central Valley Academy over the weekend.
The Tigers as a team finished fourth with 119 points. Host CVA grabbed the team title (237.5). Amsterdam came in second place (139.5), and Dolgeville took third (133.5). Holland Patent placed fifth (110.5).
Dean Shambo went 5-0 and won the bracket at 138 pounds. He won by technical fall over his teammate, Bryan Stock, in the semifinals. In the title bout, Shambo won a 13-8 decision over Dryden’s Bobby Brotherton.
Jacob O’Reilly had a 4-1 record and finished second at 220 pounds. O’Reilly won a 10-3 decision over Dolgeville’s Patrick Murphy in the semifinal round. In the championship match, O’Reilly lost by fall at 1:45 against Holland Patent’s Bryce Dare.
Stock finished 4-1 and took third at 138. After losing to Shambo in the semifinals, Stock won a 10-5 decision over Dolgeville’s Brad Lamphere in the third-place match.
Ryan Gates at 99 pounds went 2-2 and placed third. His victories were by decision (6-0) and fall (3:26).
George Smith at 106 and Harley Wakeman at 152 each had a 2-2 record and placed fourth. Joey Reed at 126 came in fourth and compiled a 3-2 record.
Thomas Gessner at 145 and Dylan Moreno at 285 each finished with a 2-3 record at the tournament. Ethan Clement at 152 and Austin Miller at 182 both went 1-3, and Angelo Turo went 1-4.
Hannibal/Cato-Meridian at Fallen Heroes Tournament
The Hannibal/Cato-Meridian varsity wrestling team participated in the annual Fallen Heroes Tournament this past weekend at Canastota High School.
The Warriors finished third as a team at the tournament with 172.5 points. JD/CBA won the team title (197). Batavia placed second (178), Cicero-North Syracuse took fourth (155), and Canastota grabbed fifth (148).
Hunter White compiled a 4-0 record and won the bracket at 126 pounds. White pinned Batavia’s Wyatt Kauffman at 3:09 in the semifinal round. In the title bout, White won a 9-2 decision over JD/CBA’s Ethan Wells.
Ethan Scanlon took second place and had a 2-1 record at 182 pounds. After winning a 6-1 decision over Baldwinsville’s Mike Kral in the semifinals, Scanlon lost a 3-1 decision to JD/CBA’s Tyriq Block.
Anthony Crofoot at 220 went 4-1 and finished third. Crofoot won a 10-4 decision over Canastota’s Kaleb Blowers in the third-place match.
Tyler Murray at 126 took third after finishing with a 4-1 record. In the third-place bout, Murray won a 4-0 decision over Batavia’s Wyatt Kauffman.
Jack Lamson went 3-1 and came in third at 106. He grabbed a 9-3 victory over JD/CBA’s Jackson Thomas in the third-place match.
Daniel Przepiora at 152 had a 2-2 mark to finish fourth. One of his victories was a 9-4 decision over JD/CBA’s Shoh Alibekov.
Jordan Beach finished with a 3-2 record and grabbed fifth at 132. Two of his victories were a pin (:43) and a major decision (9-1).
Santana Salvador (285) and Chad Thompson (145) each had a 3-2 record at the tournament. Ian Arnold at 220 finished with a 2-3 record. Zach Housel (152), Logan Longley (145), and Dakota Thibault (285) each went 1-2.