Lyndonville grapplers rally to nip Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Tom Follman works toward a pin win over his cousin, Medina’s Cody Crane, which capped off the host Tigers comeback victory this evening over the Mustangs.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Joe Velez in route to a technical fall win over Cullen Heveron.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Alex Murphy works toward a narrow one point decision win over Ben Howell.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Kalvin Packer in route to earning a pin over Anthony Bentley- Soloman.

Coming from way, way back, Lyndonville rallied to take the final six bouts to nip visiting Medina 42-41 this evening in a non league wrestling match.

It literally was a family affair in the decisive final bout as Lyndonville’s Tom Follman (152) pinned his cousin, Cody Crane, in 3:34 to complete the Tigers huge comeback.

Medina had jumped out to as much as a 29 point, 41-12, led after winning seven of the first nine bouts on four pins, a decision win and two forfeits.

During that stretch for the Mustangs, Charles Beach (182) pinned Dawson Joy in 3:22, Ryan Kruger (195) pinned Cole Wilcox in :35, Kalvin Packer (285) pinned Anthony Bentley-Soloman in 3:30, Brennen Callara (106) pinned Garren Bayne in :48 and Joe Velez (113) won by an 18-3 technical fall score over Cullen Heveron.

Lyndonville’s only points during that early stretch came on pins by Devon Joy (160) in 3:48 over Brett Pecoraro and by Jeff Gress Jr. (99) in 2:37 over Austin Bellan.

However, the Tigers came storming back with two pins, two decision wins and two forfeit wins down the stretch to claim the narrow one point victory.

The two forfeit wins cut the Lyndonville deficit to 41-24. Then a 7-1 decision win by Chase Albone (132) over Hunter Freeman followed by a pin by Dustin Joy (138) in 2:38 over Jacob Covert and a narrow 5-4 decision win by Alex Murphy (145) over Ben Howell rallied the Tigers to within five at 41-36 with one bout to go.

That set the stage for Follman’s deciding second period pin to cap off the Tigers’ dramatic rally.

Holley 53, Barker/Roy-Hart 19
Pins by Ryan Camacho, Kevin Avery, Issac Miller, Cameron Thorn and Lucas Silvis highlighted Holley’s 53-29 non league home mat victory over Barker/Roy-Hart.

Silvis’s pin was in 31 seconds and Miller’s in 54 seconds.

Improving to 7-0, the Hawks also got a technical fall victory by Martin Beadle along with decision wins by Nick Shenck and Dave Weaver.

Brent Bachman had a pin for Barker/Roy-Hart which also got decision wins by Tyler Choate, Cameron Swick, Ryan Ulrich and James Brady.