|High School Wrestling:
Washington Township Pins Down Another Victory Against Shawnee
Saturday, January 11, 2002
By Vincent Lewis
The Minutemen from Washington Township continued their strong hold on top of the Olympic Conference American Division with a 46-24 victory. The Renegades did not roll over during this match as they rebounded from a 10-point deficit to jump ahead when Justin Galati recorded a pin during the 171-pound match. Township would regain the lead and then put the match away when the Minutemen received pins in the last 5 out of 6 matches by Bob Cowden, Chris Niszczak, Ryan Walsh, Dave Tomasette and Steve Buckley.
Washington Township got things started with a 3-0 lead during the first match of the day. Pat Gilham put the Renegades ahead in the 130-pound match up when he pinned Steve Cerone. The Minutemen would continue the early seesaw battle as they went up 10-points, 16-6, highlighted by Mark King pin of Bill Long in the first period of the 145-pound match. Shawnee would win the next three matches and pull ahead 21-16 on Galati first period pin. Township would then cruise the rest of the way to their American Division victory.
Photos by Art Redd
125 match - Township's Matt Shelton 6-4 decision over Paul Conner
130 match - Shawnee's Pat Gilham pinned Steve Cerone
135 match - Township's Chaney Brouster 6-0 decision over Nick Mancini
140 match - Township's Tyler Tisdell 19-3 technical fall over Rich Weber
145 match - Township's Mark King pinned Bill Long
152 match - Shawnee's Paul Reed 17-0 technical fall over Chris Green
160 match - Shawnee's Justin Lucas 9-0 decision over Sean Longfellow
171 match - Shawnee's Justin Galati pinned John Brattelli
189 match - Township's Bob Cowden pinned Mike McKenna
215 match - Township's Chris Niszczak pinned Tom Gartian
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