Barber, Ofalt take bronze at LL meet
Lackawanna Trail’s Justin Barber and Elk Lake’s Isaiah Ofalt both took bronze medals at the Lackawanna League Wrestling Championship held at Scranton High School on Saturday.
Barber (285) took a victory by pin over Abington Height’s Pat Kearney in 1-minute, 44-seconds, to win the medal.
He finished off the day with a 3-1 record, with his only loss coming from West Scranton’s Kamron VanWert in the semifinals.
Elk Lake’s Ofalt (182) picked up his bronze medal by taking an 8-6
decision victory over Scranton’s Dylan Crusen in the third-place bout.
Ofalt also finished out the competition with a 3-1 record, with his loss coming from Wallenpaupack’s Jared Wehrmann in the semifinals.
Trail finished 10th place overall in the team standings with 23 points, while Delaware valley took first with 259.5.
Elk Lake was 12th in the standings with a total of 16 points.
Team standings: 1-Delaware Valley (DV) 259.5, 2-West Scranton (WS) 139, 3-Scranton (SCR) 122.5, 4-Abington Heights (AH) 94.5, 5-Honesdale (HON) 89, 6-Valley View (VV) 82.5, 7-Wallenpaupack (WAL) 81.5, 8-Western Wayne (WW) 71, 9-Blue Ridge (BR) 26, 10-Lackawanna Trail (LT) 23, 11-Scranton Prep (SP) 20, 12-Elk Lake (EL) 16, 13-Montrose (MON) 2.
182: Isaiah Ofalt (EL) dec. Dylan Crusen (SCR), 8-6; 285: Justin Barber (LT) pinned Pat Kearney (AH), 1:44.
182: Wehrmann (WAL) dec. Isaiah Ofalt (EL), 5-2; 285: VanWert (WS) pinned Justin Barber (LT), 2:46.
138: Lovallo (SCR) dec. Billy Lee (LT), 4-3; 145: Swaha (VV) dec. Blaise Cleveland (EL), 7-3; Mitchell (WS) pinned Vic Rosa (LT), 3:24; 160: Mike Cipilewski (VV) tech fall Trent Phillips (LT), 16-1, 4:00; 170: Haupt (WAL) tech fall Thomas Fricke (LT), 18-3, 4:33; 182: Ofalt (EL) dec. Joe Cawley (WS), 5-3; 220: Fagan (DV) pinned Zack Walters (LT), 1:25; 285: Barber (LT) pinned Pat Kearney (AH), :35.
138: Senuk (AH) dec. Lee (LT), 9-3; 145: Daniels (HON) pinned Cleveland (EL), 2:28; 170: Favaro (DV) maj. dec. Fricke (LT), 12-2; 182: Ofalt (EL) maj. dec. Gaynord (SP), 9-1; 285: Barber (LT) pinned Kreiter (WAL), 1:09.
138: Lee (LT) pinned Dietsch (WAL), 1:51; 145: Cleveland (EL) pinned Rosa (LT), 2:34; 160: Stuckart (SCR) maj. dec. Phillips (LT), 14-6; 170: Fricke (LT) maj. dec. Fox (WS), 9-0.
126: Pattison (WAL) pinned Josh Pitcher (EL), 1:45; 152: Posly (SP) pinned Adam Curry (EL), :51.