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Local matmen win titles at Large Tourney

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 December 2018 at 7:26 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Seth Heveron in action against Depew’s Jay Olonso during the Tigers’ inaugural Fred Large Memorial Tournament at Lyndonville today.

A trio of Orleans County wrestlers captured first place honors at Lyndonville’s inaugural Fred Large Memorial Tournament today.

Lyndonville’s Mario Fidanza  went 4-0 with three pins and a technical fall victory to win the 220 lb. title while Medina’s Colby Petrie won at 126 with a 3-0 record on three pins and Holley-Kendall’s Cade Aina won at 170 also with a 3-0 record.

Earning second place honors were Bruce Rasmusson from Holley-Kendall at 99, RaShawn Bloom from Medina at 106, Tristyn Moyer from Holley-Kendall at 120, Chase Stinson from Lyndonville at 126, Eli Stanton from Holley-Kendall at 170, Frank Flynn from Holley-Kendall at 220 and Robert Morehouse from Medina at 285.

Earning third place honors were James Fox from Holley-Kendall at 99, Connor Bell from Lyndonville at 113, Brennon Munn from Lyndonville at 126, Jayden Pieniaszek from Holley-Kendall at 132, Dylan Burt-Hodgins from Lyndonville at 145 and Dawson Custer from Holley-Kendall at 160.

Local winners in the JV Division included Bryden McMurray from Medina at 99, Noah Skinner from Medina at 138, Frank Golisano from Holley-Kendall at 170, Chase Weese from Medina at 220 and Damyan Famoly from Holley-Kendall at 285.

The local JV second place finishers included Cheyane Nickerson from Lyndonville at 106, Zach Oliver from Medina at 160, Austin Berns from Holley-Kendall at 170, Andrew Saunders from Medina at 220 and Matt Nichols from Medina at 285.

The tournament is named in honor of Fred Large who organized the Lyndonville wrestling program in the early 1960’s and over his 20 years at the helm guided the Tigers to over nine Genesee Region League and two Section V championships and more than 250 victories including 47 in a row at one stretch.

Tristyn Moyer of Holley-Kendall works toward a takedown against Livonia’s Davis Brown.

Medina’s Andrew Owens looks for an opening against Geneva’s Frankie Yunits.