2012-02-01 / Sports

Streak Wrestlers Win Two In League

by Mario Gomez
Buckeye Correspondent

Oliver Stuckey, at left, recorded the 100th pin of his career against Montpelier last week.– photo by Mario Gomez Oliver Stuckey, at left, recorded the 100th pin of his career against Montpelier last week.– photo by Mario Gomez Archbold matmen returned to Northwest Ohio Athletic League action, Thursday, Jan. 26, at Liberty Center, and came away with a pair of victories.

The Blue Streaks defeated Swanton 65-15 and Montpelier 74-6 to run their NWOAL record to 5-1 with two league matches remaining.

Streaks Tame Bulldogs

Archbold was paired with Swanton in the first match of the evening.

The Bulldogs proved to be no match as the Streaks rolled to a fast lead and never looked back, winning 65- 15.

Wrestling started at 106 pounds. Damian Short and Drew Coffey (113 lbs.) brought the Archbold fans to their feet early with a pair of falls for a 12-0 lead.

Archbold got four straight forfeits to increase the lead to 36-0.

Swanton was void at seven weight classes to help the AHS cause. Austin Ripke (160 lbs.) and Hayden Gal- van (170 lbs.) finished the scoring with a technical fall and a pin, respectively.

“Swanton didn’t wrestle a lot of their starters tonight,” said Brian Becher, Archbold head coach. “Obviously, they (Swanton) are down. They don’t have nearly what they had a couple of years ago.”

Stuckey Gets 100th Pin

The Streaks derailed the Locomotives 74-6 in the last match.

Coffey, Kenny Price (132 lbs.), Oliver Stuckey (138 lbs.), Ripke, Galvan, Kellen Seaman (182 lbs.), Travis Jaramillo (195 lbs.), and Zach Schooner (285 lbs.) all collected pins.

Short received an injury default victory.

Blake Baden (120 lbs.) earned a 7-5 decision and Jordan Cowell (152 lbs.) collected another technical fall decision.

Logan Day (126 lbs.) and Preston Klopfenstein garnered forfeits to round out the scoring for Archbold.

With the regular season coming to a close and facing two young, inexperienced teams, Becher was able to insert some of his younger wrestlers in the lineup to gain valuable experience.

“We’ve got some guys getting close on points, so we’re throwing different guys in here and there, which is nice,” he said. “It’s good for them to get some varsity mat time, too.”

Wrestlers are allotted a maximum number of points per season. Dual meets and tournaments count as one or two points, depending on the event.

Stuckey’s pin was the 100th of his career.

“Oliver getting his 100th pin is a pretty big deal,” Becher said. “A lot of people brag about getting 100 or 150 wins, but not many kids get 100 pins.”

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