Muncy 46, Benton 16
Muncy’s Grady Oden (126) secured the final take down in overtime to get the win in last Wednesday’s preliminary bout of the District 4 Duals. The Indians defeated Benton 46-16 as they advanced to the quarterfinal bout against Central Columbia at Milton this past Saturday. Bryce Vollman followed up Oden’s win with a 1-0 win getting a second-period escape as he rode out the entire third period. Mario Barberio won by forfeit at 138, Christian Good pinned Mason Michael with a headlock in 1:04., and Ty Nixon had four take downs and back points in his 15-4 major decision at 170 pounds. Gavyn Eisenhower, Ethan Gush and Mike Kustanbauter each received forfeits, and Donovan Diehl took down Teaghan Benner at 285-pounds and got the pin in 1:03.
120: Gable Strickland (B) pinned Chase Crawley, 2:50. 126: Grady Oden (M) dec. Mason Smith, 4-2 (OT). 132: Bryce Vollman dec. Caden Temple, 1-0. 138: Mario Barberio (M), by forfeit. 145: Christian Good (M) pinned Mason Michael, 1:04. 152: Nolan Lear (B) dec. Coleman Good, 3-1. 160: Gavyn Eisenhower (M), by forfeit. 170: Ty Nixon major dec. Kaleb Michael, 15-4. 182: Ethan Gush (M), by forfeit. 195: Mike Kustanbuater (M), forfeit. 220: Zach Poust (B) dec. Cael Hembury, 12-8. 285: Donovan Diehl (M) pinned Teagan Benner, 1:03. 106: Zach Kremer major dec. Alex Maiorana, 13-0. 113: Double forfeit.
Takedowns: Muncy 10, Benton 11.
The Muncy Indians advance to the state tournament after their second place finish at the District 4 Class AA Duals this past Saturday. Southern Columbia won the championship match 47-13. The runner-up finish was the fourth for Muncy since 2011. The Indians have never won the District 4 Duals championship. Muncy went 2-1 Saturday beating the eventual third-place team (Danville) and fourth-place team (Central Columbia) before falling to Southern Columbia. Southern and Muncy will both be making their fourth appearance at the PIAA Team Wrestling Championships, which ties them both for the third-most in District 4 history with Montoursville and Line Mountain. Wyalusing (eight) and Towanda (five) have the most appearances at states from District 4.
Muncy will face District 11 champion Saucon Valley in the first round at 4 p.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Danville earned the district’s third state qualifying spot by defeating Central Columbia for third place, 37-28.
No. 1 Southern Columbia 47, No. 2 Muncy 13
152: Shane Miller, SC, dec. Coleman Good, 1-0, UTB. 160: Cade Linn, SC, dec. Ty Nixon, 3-0. 170: Ethan Gush, M, dec. Brandon Gedman, 3-0. 182: Mike Kustanbauter, M, dec. Tyler Waltman, 8-4. 195: Preston Zachman, SC, pinned Tristen Ditzler, 0:16. 220: Gaige Garcia, SC, pinned Donovan Diehl, 0:20. 285: Lear Quinton, SC, dec. Cael Hembury, 7-1. 106: Brady Feese, SC, pinned Alex Maiorana, 0:57. 113: Kole Biscoe, SC, tech. fall Chase Crawley, 20-5, 5:04. 120: Garrett Krebs, SC, dec. Grady Oden, 6-2. 126: Bryce Vollman, M, dec. Ian Yoder, 4-3. 132: Patrick Edmondson, SC, by forfeit. 138: Mario Barberio, M, maj. dec. Mike Miner, 10-0. 145: Gavin Garcia, SC, pinned Christian Good, 1:39.
No. 2 Muncy 40, No. 3 Danville, 30
138: Mario Barberio, M, pinned Jared Dewalt, 1:39. 145: Christian Good, M, pinned Kaiden Kurzawa, 3:12. 152: Coleman Good, M, dec. Evan Welliver, 3-0. 160: Eric Sees, D, dec. Ty Nixon, 6-4. 170: Ethan Gush, M, pinned Mike Cook, 5:49. 182: Mike Kustanbauter, M, maj. dec. Matt Dunkle, 9-1. 195: Zach Zerbe, D, pinned Tristen Ditzler, 0:58. 220: Cael Hembury, M, pinned Wes Beaver, 0:37. 285: Hugh Vastine, D, pinned Gavin Hillman, 2:20. 106: Andrew Johnson, D, pinned Alex Maiorana, 0:57. 113: Chase Crawley, M, dec. Landon Hopper, 3-1. 120: Brayden Sarviss, D, dec. Grady Oden, 8-5. 126: Bryce Vollman, M, pinned Logan Walters, no time. 132: Conner Jones, D, by forfeit.
No. 2 Muncy 45,
No. 7 Central Columbia 19
132: Isaac Kester, CC, dec. Bryce Vollman, 2-0, sv. 138: Mario Barberio, M, dec. Gabe Waltman, 6-4. 145: Christian Good, M, dec. Nate Snyder, 5-3. 152: Coleman Good, M, dec. Troy Johnson, 8-5. 160: Ty Nixon, M, dec. Jacob Busch, 13-9. 170: Ethan Gush, M, maj. dec. Isaac Gensemer, 11-2. 182: Mike Kustanbauter, M, pinned Owen Yorty, 0:46. 195: Dylan Devlin, CC, pinned Tristen Ditzler, 4:26. 220: Jack Schchterly, CC, maj. dec. Donovan Diehl, 13-1. 285: Cael Hembury, M, pinned Alex Eveland, 1:12. 106: Mason Yorty, CC, pinned Alex Maiorana, 1:06. 113: Chase Crawley, M, pinned Marcus Long, 4:15. 120: Grady Oden, M, tech. fall Patrick O’Connell, 17-1, 4:15. 126: Jacob Hill, M, pinned Ihor Marchenko, 1:11.