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December 23, 2013

Four Walton wrestlers win titles in host tournament

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Walton wrestlers won four championships, helping the host Warriors to a third-place finish in the Cuneen-Doane Tournament on Saturday.

Caleb Robinson (99 pounds), Logan Robinson (120), Dylan Wood (126) and Dawson Beers (160) won their weight classes as Walton finished with 149.25 points.

Homer won the title with 203.75 points. Chittenango was second with 202.25.

Caleb Robinson won his title with a pin of Monticello’s Najee Shackleford in 5 minutes, 30 seconds. Logan Robinson needed 1:03 to pin Windsor’s Conor Mathews in his title match. Wood followed with pin of Chenango Valley’s Anthony Colon, that coming with five seconds left in the second period. Beers downed Dryden’s Tyler Andrews, 7-1, in his final.

One other area wrestler earned a title, Delhi’s Bryan Ingram. He pinned Chittenango’s Casey Placito in 1:48 to win the 220-pound weight class. All three of Ingram’s matches ended with first-period pins.

Delhi’s Trey Mostert and Edmeston’s Grey Bennis lost in the finals. Mostert fell, 8-3, to Homer’s Matt Norris at 145. Bennis lost, 10-3, to Whitney Point’s Andrew Barnhart at 195.

Lee Van Slyke Duals

Chris Cirigliano and Ben Bivar each contributed five wins apiece as Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville went 2-3 in the Lee Van Slyke Duals on Friday and Saturday at Burnt Hills.

BGAH defeated Cairo-Durham in its first dual, 78-6, and finished the tournament with a 54-30 win over Red Hook.

Cirigliano, who finished with three pins and two wins by decision at 120 and 113 pounds, earned his first pin against Danny Jada of Burnt Hills. He won in 2:30, but Burnt Hills won, 57-24.

Cirigliano’s next pin came in a 42-40 loss to Lansingburgh. He needed just 26 seconds to beat Vicky Johnson in 26 seconds, the second fastest pin of the dual. For his last pin, Cirigliano defeated Taylor Benson of Red Hook in 58 seconds.

Ben Bivar pinned two opponents at 138 and 132. He pinned Lansingburgh’s Xavier Gaillmore in 50 seconds. He then downed Aaron Calabrese of Red Hook, in 1:24. Bivar also won two matches by decision and another by technical fall.

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