JCC Wrestlers Take Down Niagara County CC

It was an electric atmosphere Saturday evening at the Physical Education Complex as the Jamestown Community College wrestling team took down Niagara County CC 21-18.

“This was a long time in the making,” said head coach Kris Schimek. “Since I’ve been coaching here, we’ve never been able to get one on them and that moment finally came. My hat goes off to the guys that had to get bumped up in weight class. They responded to the challenge that was put in front of them and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

De’Aonte Hutchinson (Baltimore, Md./Edgewood HS) got the Jayhawks on the board first, grinding out a 4-3 decision win over Joshua Gill. After a double forfeit in the 133-pound weight class, Brendon Ramsey (Panama, N.Y./Panama CS) was bumped up a weight class and took care of business, getting the fall over Lenox Walker in 3:18.

Luke Potts (Pittsburgh/West Allegheny HS) kept the moment as he also bumped up a class, getting the 4-2 decision win over Nikalis Voelker to make it 12-0 in favor of Jamestown CC. Donovan Fiscus (Warren, Pa./Warren Area HS) pushed the score to 18-0 with a forfeit win.

James Rankin (Cleveland/Garfield Heights HS) came up in maybe the biggest way on the evening, bumping up two weight classes but was able to get the 7-3 decision win over Cortez Henderson to make it 21-0.

The Thunderwolves made a late run in the final three bouts but came up short.


In the annual Jamestown Community College Open, the Jayhawks held their own against some stiff competition with a pair of wrestlers placing on the day.

Brendon Ramsey (Panama, N.Y./Panama CS) had an outstanding day on the mat, placing second in the 133-pound weight class. Ramsey started the day strong, getting the 17-1 technical fall over Constantine Gehring of Gannon University. In the quarterfinals, Ramsey got the 10-2 major decision over Will Brodbeck of Hiram College.

Moving onto the semifinals, Ramsey grinded out a 6-1 decision win over Joey Powers of Cortland State. In the championship match, Ramsey fell to Freddy Eckles of team Mountain Dew by a 15-0 technical fall.

Brock Johnson (Falconer, N.Y./Falconer CS) had a great day on the mat, placing third in the 197-pound weight class. Johnson got the day going with a 17-5 major decision win over Alhaji Sidibe of Ohio Wesleyan College and then got the fall over Louis Crawford in 4:52 in the quarterfinals. Moving onto the semifinals, Johnson fell to Adam Greenman by fall in 1:27.

In the consolation semifinals, Johnson got the fall over Geoffery Kaminsky of Ohio Wesleyan College by fall, needing 5:20 to do so. In the third-place match, Johnson picked up his third fall of the day, this time coming against Keaton Renfrew of Alfred State.

Other Jayhawks wrestlers who picked up a win on the day was De’Aonte Hutchinson (Baltimore, Md./Edgewood HS) in the 125-pound class, James Rankin (Cleveland/Garfield Heights HS) in the 149-pound class, and Donovan Fiscus (Warren, Pa./Warren Area HS) in the 149-pound weight class.

Jamestown CC alumn Dan Torres came out of retirement for the open, placing first in the 197-pound weight class, picking up three falls on the day.

The Jayhawks will be back in action this Friday against the University of Pitt-Bradford for their final home dual of the season at 7 p.m.


Moses Hughes scored 17 points to lead three players in double figures as Bryant & Stratton downed Jamestown Community College 75-57 in an NJCAA men’s basketball game Friday night at the Physical Education Complex.

Josue Oreste added 13 points and Jameel Abdallah chipped in 12 for the winners, who broke open a tight game at halftime by outscoring the Jayhawks 50-35 after the break.

Jamestown CC had three players score in double figures — Elgin Oliver (12 points), Jalyn Moorehead (11) and Josiah Ransom (10). Traden Gray chipped in 9 points, five rebounds, three blocks and two assists.

The Jayhawks (6-14) struggled from the field, shooting just 17 of 47 (36.2%) from the field compared to 29 of 69 (42%) for Bryant & Stratton (11-4).

The Jayhawks return to action today when they entertain Villa Maria. Opening tip is at 7:30 p.m. The Jamestown CC women will play Villa Maria at 5:30 p.m.


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