DuBOIS — Senior Night is always a special event, and that was certainly the case for the DuBois wrestling team Tuesday night against Brockway.
DuBois honored its six senior wrestlers — Kolby Ho, Jake Myers, Austin Fairman, Dom Dillulo, Izsak Kerner and Matt — along with senior statistician Molly Nosker prior to the match.
Ho also was presented with a photo commemorating his 100th career victory back on Jan. 20 at the Bison Duals.
That group then played a big role in a dominating 53-19 win over the Rovers in a tune up match for teams heading into their respective district dual tournaments on Saturday.
Four of the six posted victories on Senior Night, with Ho and Myers each winning by fall and Kerner and Fairman by forfeit.
Kerner received a forfeit at 195, in the fourth bout of the night, to give DuBois the lead for good at 12-10.
The other three senior wins came late in the match.
Myers notched the first of those when he pinned Adam Stine with 21 seconds left in their 126-pound bout. Myers led 2-1 after one period and scored a second takedown in the second period to go up 4-2.
Myers then hit a big five-point move in the third before securing the fall to put his team up 32-19.
Fairman and Ho then ended the night with back-to-back wins.
Brockway elected to send no one out at 145, so DuBois sent out Fairman for the forfeit win.
Ho followed with a dominate performance against Linkin Nichols. He scored six takedowns and four sets of backpoints to build a 19-4 lead as he pinned the Rover with 10 seconds left in the second period.
Dilullo and Starr also hit the mat against the Rovers. Dilullo was pinned in the first period by Eric Johnson, while Starr suffered a 10-5 setback to Hayden Thompson.
“It’s nice to get all the seniors in action (on Senior Night),” said DuBois coach Luke Bundy. “I wish I wouldn’t have had chose who gets a match at the end between Oz (Fairman) and Ho. That’s always a tough decision on who you give it to, especially on Senior Night.
“Kolby has kind of been the anchor of program for a couple years now and has really been a leader, especially this year. So, we went ahead and gave him the match. That’s not a knock against Oz — he’s a great kid and works hard. That’s just the way it worked out tonight.”