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Golden Cougars Take First Place In Gowanda

Maple Grove’s Luke Tomlinson won the Most Outstanding Wrestler award at the Gowanda Invitational tournament. Submitted photo

GOWANDA — Falconer/Cassadaga Valley took first place with 307.5 points, led by weight-class winners Dalton Caldwell (152 pounds) and Brodie Little (160 pounds) at the Gowanda Invitational on Saturday.

Niagara Wheatfield was second with 134 points and Maple Grove was third with 114 points, led by Most Outstanding Wrestler Luke Tomlinson, who won the 145-pound weight class with a pin in 3:02 over St. Francis’ Liam Edwards. Tomlinson improved to 34-1 on the season with 30 pins.

Matthew Trim was also victorious at 189 pounds for the Red Dragons.

Randolph was fourth with 105 points. Caden Inkley captured the 118-pound title with a 7-1 decision over Niagara Wheatfield’s Chase Richards; Luke Pagett claimed the 172-pound crown with an 8-1 decision over Fredonia/Silver Creek/Brocton/Forestville’s Dawson Russo; and Ryan Carpenter took the 285-pound title with a 9-4 overtime decision over Falconer/Cassadaga Valley’s David Stein for the Cardinals.

St. Joe’s was fifth with 101.5 points, North Tonawanda was sixth with 99 points and Gowanda was seventh with 95.5 points.

Fredonia/Silver Creek/Brocton/Forestville was eighth with 85 points followed by Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Panama with 80 points. Gavin Burchanowski claimed the 102-pound title for the Thunderbirds with a 5-1 decision over Falconer/Cassadaga Valley’s Evan Newman.

St. Francis was next with 79 points followed by Dunkirk (77), Lockport (60), Warsaw (58), Franklinville (48), Olean/Allegany-Limestone (45), Salamanca (42) and Frewsburg (34).

1st-Place Matches

102: Gavin Burchanowski (CL/W/P) d. Evan Newman (F/CV), 5-1

110: Austin Zimmerman (SJ) md. Karsen Lundgren (F/CV), 8-0

118: Caden Inkley (R) d. Chase Richards (NW), 7-1

126: Garrett Chase (NW) d. Michael Horth (G), via forfeit

132: Tremell Mathews (NW) d. Karsen DePasquale (F/CV), 6-1

138: Collin Coughenour (NW) d. Austin Chase (F/CV), 10-6

145: Luke Tomlinson (MG) p. Liam Edwards (SF), 3:02

152: Dalton Caldwell (F/CV) p. Rusty Steward (Frew), 5:54

160: Brodie Little (F/CV) p. Zane Schenk (SJ), 3:50

172: Luke Pagett (R) d. Dawson Russo (Fr/SC/B/Fo), 8-1

189: Matthew Trim (MG) p. Devyn Morrison (F/CV), 1:52

215: Connor Hare (W) d. Ison Shirley (CL/W/P), 4-1

285: Ryan Carpenter (R) d. David Stein (F/CV), 9-4 (OT)

3rd-Place Matches

102: Dylan Newman (F/CV) p. Issiah Ruiz (D), 3:59

110: Greg Reid (G) d. Ethan Azbell (NW), 8-2

118: Lucas Hoffman (Fr/SC/B/Fo) p. Aakarie Elias (L), 5:05

126: Domanik Clark (R) d. Vinnie Bloomberg (F/CV), 8-4

132: Justin Baker (W) md. Dylan Gagnon (NT), 17-5

138: Mason Kilmer (F/CV) p. Malaki Harrison (S), 1:20

145: Jacob Clark (F/CV) and Luke Ventresca (SJ)

152: Evan Fort (G) d. Devin Herman (Fra), 11-7

160: Bryant Morrison (F/CV) p. Brandon Drummond (SF), 2:43

172: Kyle Keefe (F/CV) p. Benjamin Krajewski (G), 2:32

189: Jimmy Bautista (D) d. Levi Jennings (Fra), 9-2

215: Chris Bargy (O/A-L) d. Liam McNamara (NT), via forfeit

285: Gavin Segovia (CL/W/P) p. Ian Breazeale (S), :26

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