NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. - It was a packed house at the Oak Glen Fieldhouse as the Beaver Local wrestler topped the Golden Bear s, 34-31, on Thursday night.
Starting the varsity match at the 160-pound class, Oak Glen's Will Hogan recorded a pin to give the Bears their only lead of the match.
The Beavers won the next five matches, pulling out to a 24-6 lead. Oak Glen pulled off two tight victories at 106 and 113 pounds, followed up by Golden Bear Robert Bozek's pin at 120, the Bears got closer 24-18.
A pin by the Beavers Dustin Martsolf and a major decision by teammate Daniel Hasson gave the Beavers the lead 34-21. The Bears won the last two matches of the evening for the final score of 34-31.
"Its always good coming over here to wrestle," Beaver Local coach Jordan Williams said. "It's always a good crowd and some good wrestling. This was a good match and we needed this before we head into the the OVACs.
"Our kids wrestled really well. I'm really proud of my two seniors, Morley Marsden and Cody Martsolf. Morley wrestled up a weight and Cody's banged up, but they both came up with big wins."
For the Bears it was the third straight hard fought match, losing to Stuebenville and Wheeling Park in their last to matches.
Coach Pat McGillian's Golden have been in some battles, "We've wrestled some real good teams lately and we've held our own. We've got a young squad, with two freshmen wrestling at 195 and 220 and we've held our own.
"This was another good match for our kids. If we pick up a few bonus points tonight, we win, so I'm pleased with our progression."
Beaver Local 34, Oak Glen 31
160: Will Hogan (OG) pin Logan Bobby, 3:21.
170: Josh Barber (BL) pin Devon Chadwick, 1:19.
182: Tyler Kelly (BL) dec. Lakota Grimes, 6-4.
195: Morley Marsden (BL) pin Dakota Price, 3:03.
220: Cody Riddle (BL) dec. Isaac Roshac, 5-4.
285: Cody Martsolf (BL) pin Noan Mills, 1:18.
106: Ryan DeBee (OG) dec.Quinton Bookman, 2-0.
113: Danny Wyke (OG) dec. Jack Dawson, 2-1.
120: Robert Bozek (OG) pin Colton Bookman, 3:53.
126: Dustin Martsolf (BL) pin Devan ORourke, 1:49.
132: Avery Flowers (OG) dec. Jason Keyes, 6-4.
138: Daniel Hasson (BL) maj. dec. Nick Tice, 8-0.
145: Patrick Arneault (OG) major dec. Clayton Davis, 12-2.
152: Alex Shuman (OG) pin Austin Adams, 5:03.