STATE COLLEGE — A fall by Dalton Woodrow in the last bout of the night helped the DuBois wrestling team top State College 38-36.
The Beavers won four of the last five bouts of the night to turn a 36-22 deficit into their fourth victory of the season.
“Our guys has another nice team effort tonight,” said DuBois coach Luke Bundy. “We were missing some guys do to illness, and some guys sucked it up and wrestled tonight even though they weren’t 100 percent.”
Kolby Ho got things started at 132, scoring a fall over Jason Zuech in 1:51.
After the Little Lions won by fall at 138, Brock Adams gave DuBois back the lead with a 13-4 major decision over Zach Price. Adams scored nine of those points in the second period.
State College received a forfeit at 152 to go up 12-10, but the Beavers got the points right back when Carson Hanna had his hand raised at 160.
The Little Lions won the next two bouts by fall to take the 24-16 lead.
Dave Henninger got the Beavers back on track with a fall in 1:21 at 195 pounds, before State College garnered a fall at 220 to put the score at 30-22.
DuBois’ Matt Starr gutted out a 3-0 decision at 285, getting an escape in the second period to take the 1-0 lead before nabbing a third-period takedown to seal the win.
“Matt Starr had a huge win for us at heavyweight and he is getting better every time on the mat,” Bundy said. “He is using his speed and conditioning to really outlast bigger guys.”
Teammate Trenton Donahue followed up Starr’s victory with a 6-0 decision over Clayton Leidy at 106. Donahue scored takedowns in the first and second period before scoring a reversal in the third to set the final.
“Trenton Donahue had a very nice match,” said Bundy. “He was able to get the opening takedown, then grind the guy out on top.”
State College picked up a forfeit at 113, giving them a 36-28 lead with two bouts to wrestle.
DuBois’ Ed Scott and Jacob Pammer were scoreless heading into the second period, where Scott chose bottom. He was able to reverse Pammer to take the lead. Pammer took neutral to start the third and Scott made him pay, taking him down and turning him for two different sets of back points to go up 9-0. Scott was awarded a penalty point after Pammer was hit for stalling to set the final at 10-0.
That set up Woodrow against Ari Gluckman for the chance at the victory. Woodrow didn’t disappoint, taking Gluckman down before putting him on his back for the fall in 1:51, giving the Beavers a 38-36 victory.
“Our team is off to nice start, and that can be attributed to their hardwork in the room and commitment to getting bonus points and not giving them up in losses,” said Bundy.
DuBois improved to 4-0. The Beavers travel to the Tool City Tournament in Meadville on Jan. 6