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The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling squad won six of the last eight bouts to come from behind to defeat the Corry Beavers by a 37-32 score Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutch were trailing 25-3 when Ray Dent won by forfeit at 106 pounds. Dutchman Willie McGonnell won a major decision and Evan Smith won by forfeit. Dylan Smith picked up a pin at 126 to knot the score at 25-all. After Corry won a decision at 132 to go up 28-25, Dutchman Tyler Yetzer won by a pin and Sam Miller won by forfeit to make the score 37-28 with one match remaining.
â€śWe had a good comeback. It wasnâ€™t pretty and not the way I would have designed it,â€ť said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra.
â€śWe got big wins from freshmen Willie McGonnell at 113 and Dylan Smith at 126,â€ť said Surra. â€śAlex Coudriet wrestled well at 132 and Tyler Yetzer and Sam Miller in the middle are doing a heck of a job. Gary Fledderman had a win at 220. Every one of the little wins made a difference in the match tonight. It was good to see the freshmen step up.â€ť
â€śI was glad that Corry could come down tonight. We have Brookville next Thursday and Clearfield the following Tuesday in a big District 9 match. Clearfieldâ€™s going to be tough,â€ť Surra said. â€śTonight was a step in the right direction. Now we have to keep getting better.â€ť
The match started at 160 pounds where Corryâ€™s Shane Thaubert recorded an 11-3 major decision over Josh Cameroni as the Beavers led 4-0. Alex Suydan of the Beavers pinned Ben Cheatle at the 1:41 mark of their 170-pound, match while Zac Morris of the Beavers pinned Derek Taylor at the 1:17 mark of their 182-pound match. At 195 pounds, Drew Dunmore of Corry made the score 19-0 when he picked up a tough 8-7 decision over Joe McLaughlin.
Gary Fledderman got the Dutch on the board at 220 pounds when he picked up an 11-4 decision over Paul Peters. Tim Suydan of Corry pinned Brian Carnahan at the 2:47 mark of the 285-pound bout as Corry led 25-3.
Dutchman Ray Dent won by forfeit at 106 pounds, 25-9. Willie McGonnell of the Dutch recorded an 8-0 major decision over Curtis Royeck at 113 pounds to make the score 25-13. Evan Smith of the Dutch won by forfeit at 120 pounds, 25-19.
Dylan Smith of the Dutch pinned Tim Long at the 4:18 mark of their 126-pound match to knot the score at 25-all. Levi Catafu of the Beavers decisioned Alex Coudriet 4-1 at 132 pounds, giving the Beavers the 28-25 lead.
At 138 pounds, Dutchman Tyler Yetzer pinned Josh Silka at the 3:12 mark of their bout, giving St. Marys the 31-28 lead. Sam Miller of the Dutch won by forfeit at 145 pounds, giving the Dutch the 37-28 lead. At 152 pounds, Cody Bailey of the Beavers recorded a 9-0 major decision over Bill Gabor, making the final score 37-32 in favor of the Dutch.
St. Marys, now 2-3 on the season, returns to action next Thursday when they play host to the Brookville Raiders. Junior high begins at 6 p.m., followed by junior varsity and varsity at 7 p.m.
St. Marys 37, Corry 32
160 - Shane Taubert - C major decision over Josh Cameroni, 11-3.
170 - Alex Suydan - C pinned Ben Cheatle, 1:41.
182 - Zac Morris - C pinned Derek Taylor, 1:17.
195 - Drew Dunmore - C decisioned Joe McLaughlin, 8-7.
220 - Gary Fledderman - SM decisioned Paul Peters, 11-4.
285 - Tim Suydan - C pinned Brian Carnahan 2:47.
106 - Ray Dent - SM won by forfeit.
113 - Willie McGonnell - SM major decision over Curtis Royeck, 8-0.
120 - Evan Smith - SM won by forfeit.
126 - Dylan Smith - SM pinned Tim Long, 4:18.
132 - Levi Catafu - C decisioned Alex Coudriet, 4-1.
138 - Tyler Yetzer - SM pinned Josh Silka, 3:32.
145 - Sam Miller - SM won by forfeit.
152 - Cody Bailey - C major decision over Bill Gabor, 9-0.