WRESTLING: Fedorchuk champ; Ike 6th as team at Falconer tourney

FALCONER, N.Y. – Six Eisenhower wrestlers made the semifinals of the Patrick J. Morales Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Falconer High School, but Jeb Fedorchuk was the last to have his arm raised as the only champion.

Fedorchuk earned a close 7-5 decision over Southwestern’s Dylan Lundmark to go 3-0 and win the 120 pound bracket – bettering his third-place finish from a year ago.

Overcoming just his second loss of the season last week, “Jeb was definitely the big positive of the night,” said Eisenhower assistant coach Joe McGraw.

In all, Eisenhower finished sixth out of 17 teams, finishing with one third-place finisher, four fourths, and a sixth. Falconer, coached by former Eisenhower wrestler Drew Wilcox, won for the third straight year and fourth in the past five. Among the individual champions was former Eisenhower wrestler Trevor Spicer, now at Frewsburg (N.Y.), at 182 pounds.

Louie Head went 4-1 and finished by winning the third-place match, and McGraw said he wrestled well, with all his wins in convincing fashion. Head earned a technical fall win, a pin, a 9-0 major decision and a 7-0 decision, losing just one match at 145 pounds.

Among the fourth-place finishers was Richard Knisley (3-2, 138 pounds); Steve Haner (3-2, 113), and Jake Johnson (2-2, 195). Johnson was also awarded the Tim Munksgard Award for hard work and dedication among the tournament’s wrestlers.

Dylan Raines finished sixth, going 2-3 at heavyweight.

Championship results

99: Ryan Hetrick (SW) d. Kyle Blake (Fal), 5-1.

106: Tito Colom (D) d. Brad Bihler (MG), 5-2.

113: Nick Hudson (WRCL) tf. Cody Risley (J), 18-3.

120: Jeb Fedorchuk (E) d. Dylan Lundmark (SW), 7-5.

126: Brandon Muntz (Fal) p. Dustin Tomcho (UC), 1:46.

132: Gabe Grey (CLV/PV) p. Zak Mata (Fal), 1:55.

138: Brian Westerdahl (SW) d. Kyle Ross (Fal), 6-3.

145: Jake Youngberg (Fal) wbf.

152: Chris Doubek (R) p. Howie Nolan (MG), 3:34.

160: Josh Reinke (UC) d. Tage Reuther (CV), 3-1.

170: Tim Vargo (UC) p. Nate Somerton (J), 1:26.

182: Trevor Spicer (Fal) p. Zach Eklum (J), 5:55.

195: Dusty Lewis (Sal) won by DQ,

220: Trevor Enterline (WRCL) d. Tyson Gugino (CV), 6-2.

285: Jeff Burger (UC) p. Jack Karsten (CC), 2:55.

Team results: 1. Falconer 245, 2. Jamestown 184, 3. Union City 177, 4. Maple Grove 118, 5. Southwestern 107, 6. Eisenhower 106, 7. Randolph 105, 8. Frewsburg 102, 9. Cameron County 91, 10. Cassadaga Valley 77, 10. Salamanca 77, 12. Cattaraugus-Little Valley/Pine Valley 76, 13. Dunkirk 71, 14. Westfield-Ripley-Chautauqua Lake 63, 15. Harbor Creek 59, Panama 30, 17. Falconer B 29.