Mt. Vernon Register-News


January 25, 2013

Rams wrestlers wreck Centralia

MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon’s wrestling team made quick work of a familiar rival on Friday night as the Rams dismantled Centralia 75-6 in the girls’ gym.

Mt. Vernon won eight matches by fall, one by pin, one by decision and took advantage of three forfeits on its way to victory.

Centralia won just one match with Troy Westbrook defeating Kalen Roberts in 3:13 by fall in the 113-pound weight class. At that point in the match, the Rams held a slim 12-6 lead, but they did not lose another match, including an exciting overtime session in the final dual of the evening in the 220-pound weight class.

Nolan Ford and Luis Flores battled for three quarters and were knotted up at 6-each going into the final 1-minute overtime session. Ford ended up getting a fall in the final seconds for the victory.

“Nolan was able to pick it up there at the end, and finally come alive. He’s going to have to wake up real fast in the morning and be ready to go,” said Mt. Vernon coach Sean Docherty, who will take his team to the South Seven Conference duals in Carbondale today.

“Overall, I was pleased. As I get older, I don’t worry about the team score, I worry about each individual match, how the kids are doing and what technique they need to work on, and what I need to do as a coach," Docherty added.

 Justin Armstrong got the Rams rolling in the 285-pound weight class with a fall at 1:43 over Parker Weathersby. Josiah Fitzjerrells (106) took just 16 seconds to win by fall over Dawson Thomas, followed by Roberts’ defeat.

Matt Costello (120) got the Rams’ only pin in 41 seconds over Blade Tollefson. Other victories leading up the climatic finish were: Michael Gray (138) by fall over Justin Gregory, Jacob Williamson (145) by fall over Devon Miller, Demontez Gray (160) by an 8-4 decision over Dymon Sodsaikitch, Alex Vosburgh (170) by fall over Mason White, Alex Hopkins (182) by fall over Brett Winegarner, and Triston Penrod (195) by fall over Eugene Witherspoon. Quentin Favors (126), Dalton Barnes (132) and Chase Vosburgh (152) won by forfeit.

Docherty said Centralia may not have been competitive Friday night, but they have several underclassmen.

“Coach Organ [Matt] and I go back a few years. He’s wrestling a freshmen, sophomore crew in a varsity meet, and that’s what happens. Marion did the same thing a couple of years ago, and you look at them today, and those kids have gotten a lot better. If you’ve got patience and you can keep those kids around, you’ll be good in a few years, and Centralia is going to be good in a couple of years,” Docherty said.

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