Albion, Medina have class mat champs

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Cade Aina (99), shown here in action during the recent Niagara-Orleans All-League Tournament, won a Section VI Class B title today.

Albion’s Cade Aina captured the 99 lb. title at the Section VI Class B wrestling tournament held today at Cheektowaga.

Aina pinned Gavin Kule of Olean in 1:29 in the finals after decisioning Doug Ciszak of Pioneer 8-5 in the semis.

The Purple Eagles also had Preston Flugel (106) and Aaron Burnside (145) place third, Blake Aina (138) and Merlin Moyer (195) fourth and Tyler Nashburn (160) fifth.

Medina’s Kalvin Packer (285), shown here in action during an earlier season match,captured a Section VI Class C title today.

Medina’s Kalvin Packer claimed the 285 lb. title in the Class C Tournament held at Falconer by pinning Sam Dauphin of Barker/Roy-Hart in 1:36 in the finals.

The Mustangs also had Brennen Callara (113) place second, Joe Velez (120), Cody Crane (152) and Ryan Kruger (220) fourth and Nick Doberstein fifth.

The top four finishers in each weight class advance to next Saturday’s Section VI state qualifier.