RIPLEY - Behind two wrestlers winning titles, host Westfield-Ripley-Chautauqua Lake took its own Ripley Invitational on Saturday night.
Mark Ecklund (126) and Tyler Furlow (195) earned championships as WRCL captured the 15-team field title with 231 points followed by Erie Strong Vincent with 156 and Randolph with 147.
Youngsville was fourth with 141 points, Dunkirk sixth with 107, Fredonia seventh with 92.50, Cassadaga Valley eighth with 84, Southwestern 11th with 73.50 and Cattaraugus-Little Valley/Pine Valley 14th with 20.
Above, Randolph’s Tristan Holdridge wraps up Edgewood's Zac Wilpula en route to a 120-pound consolation victory at the Ripley Invitational on Saturday. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J?photos by Scott Reagle
Below, WRCL’s Damian Raynor gets ready to take Randolph’s Randall Oyer during his 145-pound championship win.
Ecklund took the 126-pound title for WRCL with a 14-5 major decision over Chester Chewkai of Youngsville. He won three matches in the tourney.
Furlow emerged with the 195-pound crown for WRCL by pinning Austin Spear of Youngsville in 4:21 for his third win without a defeat.
WRCL also took three third-place finishes and seven fourths en route to the crown.
Randolph had three champions in Dakota Parkhurst, Chris Doubek and Jeff Andrews with each compiling 3-0 records.
Parkhurst won over 113-pounder Tammer Perry of Edgemont, Ohio, 9-1, Doubek won the 160-pound title over Steven Iverson of Sweet Home, 5-1, and Andrews took the 220-pound crown over Alex Jones of Dunkirk with a pin in 1:19.
Dakota Gardner of Fredonia won the 138-pound bout by defeating John Ciotti, 6-1, for his third win of the event.
Eben Torres of Cassadaga Valley emerged with the 182-pound title by prevailing against Billy Fleming of Cattaraugus-Little Valley/Pine Valley. 5-2. He wound up 3-0.
Nick Jones of Dunkirk defeated Tyson Gugino of Cassadaga Valley in overtime to win the 285-pound match to go to 3-0.
285: Nick Jones (Dunkirk) d. Tyson Gugino (Cassadaga Valley), in OT.
182: Eben Torres (CV) d. Billy Fleming (Cattaraugus-Little Valley/Pine Valley), 5-2.
120: Josh Caban (Erie Strong Vincent) p. Jovany Ruiz (Fredonia), 3:27.
138: Dakota Gardner (Fredonia) d. John Ciotti (ESV), 6-1.
132: Jeroen Ellis (Edgemont, Ohio) p. Jacob Hinsdale, 0:43.
145: Kyle Laniewicz (Iroquois, Pa.) d. Aaron Hoover (Youngville), 7-5.
152: Jared Carlson (ESV) d. Joey Lindberg (Southwestern), 6-3.
99: Trent Nadeau (Sweet Home) tech fall over Jacob Brewer (Orchard Park), 15-0.
220: Jeff Andrews (Randolph) p. Alex Jones (Dunkirk), 1:19.
106: Carmine Ciotti (ESV) d. Hector Colom (Dunkirk), 7-2.
170: Chris Starocci (ESV) d. Nick Peterson (CV), 7-0.
195: Tyler Furlow (WRCL) p. Austin Spear (Youngsville), 4:21.
160: Chris Doubek (Randolph) d. Steven Iverson (Sweet Home), 5-1.
113: Dakota Parkhurst (Randolph) d. Tammer Perry (Edgemont), 9-1.
126: Mark Eckland (Ripley) d. Chester Chewkai (Youngsville), 14-5.
182: Bill Myers (Orchard Park) d. James Thomas (Canisius), 6-0.
120: Billy Seiders (Dunkirk) d. Tristan Holdridge (Randolph), 9-5.
138: Kale Gilbert (WRCL) d. Roger Williams (WRCL), 6-4.
132: Nick Hudson (WRCL) p. Chandler Finn (Youngsville), 2:48.
145: Damian Raynor (WRCL) won via forfeit over Gary Williams (ESV).
152: Jake Kruize (Iroquois) p. Dylan Gross (WRCL), 4:35.
99: Shane Hetrick (Southwestern) p. Vince Tripi (Holland), 4:15.
220: Manny Espinoza (Sweet Home) p. Alex Swan (WRCL), 2:53.
106: Dominic Crouse (Sweet Home) d. Bryce Rowe (WRCL), 1-0.
170: Jeremy Lyon (Youngsville) p. Dominque Rammelt (WRCL, 3:25.
195: Joe Payne (Orchard Park) d. Justin Gross (WRCL), 4-1.
160: Zach Ishman (Youngsville) d. Zack Reyes (WRCL), 10-3.
113: Noah Dorman (WRCL) p. Dylan Brown (Randolph), 3:27.
126: Troy Smith-Petrella (Dunkirk) d. Mike Connley (Iroquois), 8-3.