Jayhawks Place Fifth At Thunderwolves Open On Saturday
SANBORN — Continuing its hot start to the 2021-22 season, the Jamestown Community College wrestling team placed fifth Saturday at the Thunderwolves Open hosted by Niagara County CC.
The Jayhawks, who finished with 84 points, had 141-pounder Brandon Ramsey (Panama/Panama) and 174-pounder Ross Abram (Eden/Eden) claim first-place finishes. Joey Pillittieri (Falconer/Falconer) placed second in the 141-pound class with Andrew Bungar (Hermitage, Pennsylania/Hickory) also finishing second in the 165-pound class.
Ramsey received a bye in the quarterfinal before going up against Zach Ash of Niagara County CC in the semifinals where the former grinded out a 5-4 tiebreaker-1 to move to the championship match. In the title match, Ramsey got the better of teammate Pillittieri, coming away with a 6-5 victory.
Abram started his day facing Corey Snyder of Brockport State, getting the 9-2 decision. In the semifinals, Abram recorded the fall over Joseph Teguia of Camden County College, needing 6:17 to do so. In the championship match, Abram registered an 8-5 decision over Matt O’Donnell from Camden County College.
Pillittieri started his day against Francis Whitehouse of Brockport State, getting the 15-10 decision in the quarterfinals. In the semis, Pillittieri earned a fall over Giuseppe Notte of Camden County College in 4:01.
Bungar made his season debut, facing Eric Teguia of Camden County College in the semifinals after receiving a bye in the quarterfinals. In the semis, Bungar posted a 3-1 sudden victory-1. In the championship match, Bungar fell to Navid Ighani of Garrett College via 6-3 decision.
Alex Christy (Fredonia/Fredonia) also had one win on the day.
Jamestown CC also had assistant coach, and former wrestler, Ryan Guynup (’13) compete, placing first in the 184-pound weight division. After getting the bye in the quarterfinals, Guynup faced Matthew Kaiser of Camden County College, getting the fall in 3:37. In the championship match, Guynup pinned Paxton Wertz of Garrett College in 2:13.
The Jayhawks will wrap up the 2021 portion of their schedule next Saturday as they travel to Hiram College for a dual starting at 2 p.m.