Lions defend the Den

The match started off with forfeits at 106 and 113, which put us in a 12-0 hole.

At 120, Philip Bramucci scored right away with a low single and was able to turn his opponent in a roll through tilt.  He used an arm bar to a hammer lock to turn and pin his opponent in the first period to cut the lead to 12-6.

At 126, Joe Newland took his opponent down with a double leg takedown.  After an escape, he took him down to his back with a cement mixer, but the 1st period ended before he could secure the pin.  In the 2nd period, he was able to turn and pin his opponent with a near-side cradle to even the score at 12-12.

At 132, Destiny Benjamin was able to counter her opponent's headlock attempt to secure her takedown.  Her opponent escaped and was able to take Destiny down with a cradle, but she quickly fought off her back.   In the 2nd period, she was able to put her opponent to his back with a far-side cradle and secured the pin to put Dulaney in the lead, 18-12.  

At 138, Ahmad Cox gave up the first takedown, but was able to escape.  In the 2nd period, his opponent was able to secure another takedown and ride Ahmad out.  In the 3rd period, while trailing 4-1, Ahmad's opponent lifted him off the mat and did not control the mat return and illegally slammed Ahmad.  Ahmad was given a penalty point and was seen by the athletic trainer.  Since Ahmad was not able to continue the match as a result of the illegal slam, Ahmad won the match by default.   

At 145, Tucker Plasse picked up a forfeit to extend Dulaney's lead to 30-12.  

At 152, Noah Dow took his opponent down, but was not able to turn him before the 1st period ended.  In the 2nd period, Noah countered his opponent's headlock and rolled him through for the takedown.  He did the same thing in the 3rd period and was able to pick up 2 back points as well to extend his lead to 8-3.  In the 3rd period, he took his opponent to his back with a nice headlock throw, but was not able to ge the pin before time ran out.  He won the match via a major decision to extend the lead to 34-12.

At 160, Carlos Lovo took his opponent down with a nice ankle pick and turned him with a re-directed half nelson to pin him in the first period.

At 170, Tyren Hamilton countered his opponent's headlock to secure the takedown.  He got reversed, but was able to reverse his opponent at the end of the 1st period to lead 4-2.  In the 2nd period, he took his opponent down with a double leg takedown.  In the 3rd period, he countered his opponent's shot and spun behind for the takedown.  He turned his opponent with a half nelson and pinned him to extend Dulaney's lead to 46-12.

At 182, Aaron Dow quickly took his opponent down with a blast double and turned him with a half nelson.  He used a ball and chain tilt to score three more back points.  He turned his opponent again in a half nelson to secure the 1st period pin.  

At 195, Scott Shuster gave up the first takedown, but was able to fight off of his back and reverse his opponent.  He was able to turn his opponent with a half nelson, but got reversed.  He was put in a cradle and got pinned on a very questionable call. 

At 220, Nick Schiefelbein received a forfeit.

At 285, Tyler Woodard took down his opponent with a blast double and let him up for the escape.  He repeated this a few more times and got some back points to build up a 15-6 lead to end the 1st period.  In the 2nd period, Tyler chose down and was able to quickly reverse his opponent to his back for the pin. 

The final team score was 64-18, which brings our record to 8-3 overall.

Before and after the Varsity match, we were able to get some JV exhibitions.  Before the dual, both Myrddin Bramucci and Ephrem Fitzsimmons were able to takedown and pin their opponents.  After the dual, Myrddin wrestled another match and picked up another pin.  Nick Schiefelbein took his opponent down with a single leg and quickly turned him for the pin.  Eric McChesney wrestled in the final match of the night.  Despite fighting hard, Eric was pinned in the 2nd period.

The Lions face Kenwood on Thursday.