WRESTLING: Despite only one on-mat victory, Ike tops North East

That didn’t take long.

Forfeits were the theme of the night at Eisenhower High School on Wednesday, as the Knights recorded a 40-30 win over visiting North East in a dual match that saw only three bouts contested on the mat.

Of those three, Robbie Wilston was the lone winner for the Knights at 152 pounds, where he wrestled to a convincing 13-0 major decision over North East’s Kodi Skarzenski.

“Robbie did fantastic,” said Eisenhower coach Kiel Woodburn. “That was a match where he wrestled to his ability and this is a good time for him to be wrestling that well. It was without a doubt the highlight of the night.”

The Grape Pickers claimed victories in the evening’s other two matches with Jacob Miller picking up a 5-2 decision over Steven Haner in the 120-pound weight class and Adam Bailey a 5-3 decision over Eisenhower’s Jeb Fedorchuk at 126 pounds.

The remaining matches were no contests, with Jake Johnson (195), Dylan Raines (285), Alex Wolcott (106), Graham Johnson (132), Tyler Gourley (138) and Louie Head (145) all recieving forfeit wins for the Knights. North East claimed four wins by forfeit at 182, 113, 160, and 170 pounds.

Eisenhower will take to the mat in their final dual match of the season Thursday against Cambridge Springs at Eisenhower High School. The individual postseason will begin February 15-16 with the Section 1-AA Tournament at Union City High School.