Brookville wrestlers dash Beavers, 52-21
BROOKVILLE — With the dual meet victory already secured, it would have been easy for the Raiders' Logan Stout to continue to take his lumps as DuBois 215-pounder Landon Hannah continued to earn points seemingly at will.
Someone forgot to tell Stout that the match was over.
Trailing 9-2 in the third period, Stout pulled off an improbable maneuver to gain control of the match before pinning Hannah in a stunner, highlighting an all-around impressive night of wrestling for Brookville, as the Raiders earned a 52-21 win over DuBois in front of the home crowd.
The Raiders led 40-21 with two bouts remaining when Stout took the mat. Hannah assumed control early, building a 7-1 lead by the end of the first period and nearly pinning Stout in the process. That lead increased to 9-1 entering the third when Stout found himself in a position to make a move.
That's exactly what he did.
Stout gained position and quickly put Hannah on the mat. From there, a quick move led to Hannah on his back, where the whistle blew for the pin. DuBois contested that Hannah wasn't pinned, and that it was a quick whistle, but despite the argument, the only certainty was that Stout earned an impressive comeback.
"I didn't have the best look at (Hannah's) shoulders. (DuBois) had the better look on their side," Brookville head coach Dave Klepfer said. "But credit Logan. He kept wrestling. He had a beautiful sweep single there to get into the position he was in, and then he locked up the cradle. That just goes to show a lot about him. If you keep wrestling, good things happen."
The match started at 103 pounds where Bryce Swauger made short work of Brady Mineweaser, pinning him in 50 seconds.
Back-to-back forfeits at 112 and 119 from Brookville and DuBois, respectively, made the score 12-6 in favor of the Beavers heading into the 125-pound match between Garrett Brown and Dustin Dombrowski.
Brown jumped out to a 2-0 lead before an escape cut it to 2-1. Brown chose down to start the second period and escaped to make it 3-1, where the score would stay as Brown picked up the win.
Brodie Zacherl was next up for Brookville when he pinned DuBois' Matt Busatto in 1:54 to cut the Beavers' lead to 15-12. The Raiders followed Zacherl's pin with another pin fall victory, this time coming from Brett Smith at 135 pounds. Smith was in control from the start and earned the pin in 1:26.
Besides the Stout match, the most exciting contest of the night came at 140, where Zach Vroman held off Tom Sleigh late to earn a 5-4 victory for Brookville, pushing the Raiders further ahead to 21-15.
Vroman earned an early takedown and escaped to start the second period to go up 3-0 before Sleigh came back with a takedown. Another escape by Vroman made it 4-2 before a reversal in the third period evened the score. Vroman managed one more escape and held on for the win.
Vroman was visibly tired as the match wore on, even earning a warning for stalling after not returning to the start position quick enough.
In the end, Vroman had just enough in the tank for the win, and Klepfer said he isn't worried about Vroman getting tired late.
"It's not conditioning. We're in pretty good shape as a whole," Klepfer said. "I'm guessing he's getting sick. We've got the flu and colds running through the program, so I'm hoping that's what it was. I'm hoping, at this point, it's not a conditioning problem."
At 145 pounds, Dylan Zimmerman was impressive with a pin fall victory over Zane Drum in 1:13.
DuBois' Geno Morelli was in control of Mitch Minich at 152 pounds before Minich injured his leg, giving Morelli the victory. Ron Clark followed for Brookville with a one-sided 9-0 win over Shane Marshall.
Tyler Dombrowski was next at 171 pounds, where he picked up a 3-2 decision over Mike Kennelly, which was followed by a Jacob Shields pin over Brady Haines at 189 pounds in 1:44.
Stout's victory followed before Brookville's Mike Crane ended the night with a pin in 1:29 over Austin Barr.