Muckin takes WVC gold
Tunkhannock Area senior Andrew Muckin brought home a gold medal at 195 pounds in the Wyoming Valley Conference Championship wrestling tournament on Saturday.
Muckin defeated Pittston Area’s John Minich with a 9-8 decision in the finals to earn gold.
In the quarterfinals on Friday, Muckin pinned Hazleton’s Marcos Madera in 2-minutes, 24-second, to move on to Saturday’s semifinals.
In the semis, Muckin dispatched Crestwood’s Tyler Robinson, taking a 4-2 decision.
Ben Siegel took second place in the tournament at 152 pounds, suffering his first loss in the finals as Wyoming Valley West’s Derrick Simms took a 10-8 decision over Siegel.
In the quarterfinals, Siegel pinned Crestwood’s Mike Legg in 3:28, before pinning Meyers’ Johntea Nelson in the semifinals in 4:28.
Also medaling for the Tigers were Jake Richards (113), Dakota Quick (120) and Chris Packer (138), each taking fifth place.
Dalton Ray (145) suffered an injury in the fifth place match to finish out sixth, and Elliot Hammersly (106) was defeated in his fifth place match to take sixth.
Tunkhannock Area finished out in eighth place in the team standings with 96.5 points, while Pittston Area took home the team title with 178.5.
1. Pittston Area (PA) 178.5; 2. Wyoming Valley West (WVW) 170.5; 3. Coughlin (COU) 155; 4. Dallas (DAL) 150.5; T-5. Lake-Lehman (LL) 115; T-5. Berwick (BER) 115; 7. Hazleton Area (HAZ) 106.5; 8. Tunkhannock (T) 96.5; 9. Wyoming Area (WYO) 92.5; 10. Crestwood (CRE) 79.5; 11. Meyers (MEY) 64; 12. GAR Memorial (GAR) 61.5; 13. Hanover Area (HAN) 24; 14. Nanticoke (NAN) 10.
106: Nick Yankoski (COU) dec. Elliot Hammersley (T), 6-0
132: Travis Roper (WVW) pinned Mike Manley (T), 3:48
152: Ben Siegel (T) pinned Nathan Somers (WYO), 1:11
113: Bobby Hawkins (COU) pinned Jake Richards (T), 2:49
120: Jon Lagoski (WVW) dec. Dakota Quick (T), 10-9
126: Andy Schutz (WA) tech. fall Bill Manley (T), 17-2
138: Chris Packer (T) dec. Peter Talanca (BER), 6-2
145: Matt Hammerstone (CRE) dec. Dalton Ray (T), 3-1
152: Ben Siegel (T) pinned Mike Legg (CRE), 3:28
195: Andrew Muckin (T) pinned Marcos Madera (HAZ), :46
220: Taylor Schermerhorn (HAZ) pinned Alex Berlew (T), 2:24
138: Nathan Cheek (WVW) dec. Packer (T), 7-5
152: Siegel (T) pinned Johntea Nelson (MEY), 4:28
195: Muckin (T) dec. Tyler Robinson (CRE), 4-2
Consolation Second Round
106: Hammersley (T) pinned Daniel Semanek (MEY), :34
126: Dave DeLeo (PA) dec. Manley (T), 7-2
132: Carmen Mauriello (WYO) maj. dec. M. Manley T), 11-3
220: Kody Pachamovitch (LL) dec. Berlew (T), 9-3
106: Hammersley (T) pinned Chris Starinsky (PA), 1:45
113: Richards (T) dec. Brandon Rinehimer (CRE), 8-4
120: Quick (T) pinned Gerardo Aquino (HAZ), 2:11
145: Ray (T) dec. Josh Winters (LL), 12-7
106: Yankoski (COU) maj. dec. Hammersley (T), 8-0
113: Alex Tirko (WVW) dec. Richards (T), 4-2
120: Aaron Kliamovich (DAL) maj. dec. Quick (T), 11-3
138: Josh Mussoline (HAZ) dec. Packer (T), 7-2
145: Steve Mingey (DAL) dec. Ray (T), 5-1
106: Dylan Miale (CRE) dec. Hammersley (T), 13-11
113: Richards (T) dec. Brad Glazenski (HAZ), 8-6
120: Quick (T) dec. AJ Luton (GAR), 4-2
138: Chris Packer (T) dec. Peter Talanca (BER), 6-5
145: Kevin Wesolowski (PA) injury default Ray (T)
152: Derrick Simms (WVW) dec. Siegel (T), 10-8
195: Muckin (T) dec. John Minich (PA), 9-8
(Times-Shamrock writer Evan Korn contributed to this report).