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Coaches honor All County wrestlers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 March 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – The annual All Orleans County wrestling team includes, in front, Tristyn Moyer (Kendall), Colby Petrie (Medina), Paul Urquhart (Kendall), Preston Flugel (Albion), Jeff Gress Jr. (Lyndonville) and Cade Aina (Albion). In the middle row are Jordan Wolcott (Albion), Joe Velez (Medina), Nick Shenck (Holley), Chris Yockel (Holley), Dustin Joy (Lyndonville), Blake Aina (Albion) and Jeremy Browe (Kendall). In the back row are Tom Follman (Lyndonville), Patrick Purtell (Holley), Braxton Leary Hart (Holley), Zach Day (Holley), Tim Drake (Albion), Charles Beach (Medina) and Austen Vroman (Holley). Missing from the photo are Dustin Hinkley and Garren Bayne from Lyndonville.

Three state championship meet competitors head the annual All Orleans County wrestling team as selected by the coaches.

That trio includes Medina seniors Charles Beach (220) and Joe Velez (126) along with Lyndonville junior Dustin Joy (138).

Medina is also represented on the team by eighth grader Colby Petrie (106) and Lyndonville by senior Tom Follman (152) and juniors Jeff Gress Jr. (120), Dustin Hinkley, (160) and Garren Bayne (126).

Holley has placed seniors Nick Shenck (132), Austen Vroman (285), Chris Yockel (138) and Patrick Purtell (152) along with juniors Zach Day (170) and Braxton Leary Hart (182).

Kendall is represented by senior Paul Urquhart (113), sophomore Jeremy Browe 152) and eighth grader Tristyn Moyer (99).

Albion has placed seniors Jordan Wolcott (126) and Tim Drake (195), junior Blake Aina (145), sophomore Preston Flugel (120) and freshmen Cade Aina (113).

Five other wrestlers also received honorable mention including Scott Smith and Alex Doran from Lyndonville along with Camron Thorn, Erik Balys and Ross Pinson from Holley.

Beach, who went 33-2 on the season, captured a Section VI championship and went on to place third at the state championships.

Velez, who was 36-7, captured Niagara-Orleans League, Class C and Section VI championships to earn a berth in the state championships.

Petrie, who captured an N-O championship went on to place fourth at Class C and third at the Section VI championships, posting a 27-13 record.

Joy, who placed second at both the Class B and Section V championships to earn a berth in the state championships as a wildcard entrant, went 43-12 on the season.

Follman, who placed second in the Class B competition and fourth at the Section V championships, went 40-10.

Gress, who won a Class B title and took fourth at the Section V championships, posted a 42-8 record.

Hinkley, who was 44-8, placed second in the Class B competition and fourth at the Section V championships.

Bayne, who was 30-15, placed fourth at the Class B tournament.

Shenck, who won a Class BB title and placed fifth at the Section V championships, went 42-5 on the season and finishes with a career record of 146-50.

Vroman, who placed second at the Class BB Tournament, went 37-7 on the season and finishes with a career record of 73-33.

Yockel placed fourth at the Class BB Tournament and went 34-11; Purtell took fourth at Class BB and went 36-9, Day placed third at Class BB and was 36-10 and Leary Hart went 28-9.

Urquhart, a four year varsity wrestler placed fourth at the Class B championships and went 20-13 for the season finishing with a career total of 96 wins.

Browe, who placed sixth at the Class B championships, went 22-14 on the season.

Moyer, who went 24-4 on the season, placed third at the Class B championships.

Blake Aina, who went 31-4, won an N-O League title and placed third at the Class B championships.

Flugel, who also captured an N-O title, placed third at Class B and 6th at the Section VI championships going 35-8 on the season.

Drake, who was third at both the N-O and Class B championships, went 30-10.

Cade Aina, who went 16-8, placed third at the N-O and fourth at the Class B championships.

Wolcott, who was fourth at the N-O and sixth at the Class B championships, went 23-12.