Tioga County Sports Report
LANSING, Mich. — Candor’s Ousmane Duncanson wrestled to a first-place showing at the NUWAY National Champion- ships here Saturday.
The seventh-grader, who competed for the SVEC varsity team this past season, went 4-0 to claim the 118-pound title in D5 (age 13-14).
The youngest competitor in his bracket, Duncanson received a first-round bye, then pinned Ethan Tanner of West Virginia in 2:20. In the quarterfinals, he decisioned Joseph Pena of Michigan, 6-1. He followed that up with a10-0 major decision over Indiana’s Jacob Jones in the semifinals.
In the championship bout, Duncanson would defeat David McClelland of Ohio, 8-1.
Duncanson’s younger brother, Jayden, placed third in D3 (age 9-10) at 81 pounds. He also received a first-round bye, then scored a 3-1 victory over Jericho Holmes of Michigan. He moved on to score an 11-0 major decision over New York’s Sawyer Dickinson.
In the semis, he dropped a 14-0 verdict to Jeffrey Miller III of Michigan. Miller would go on to win the title, going 4-0 with four bonus-point wins.
In the wrestlebacks, Jayden Duncanson racked up an 8-1 decision over Adam Hunter of Michigan. He would face Holmes again in the third-place match, winning this time by a 4-1 score.
IN PHOTO: Candor’s Ousmane Duncanson (right) and Bombsquad Wrestling Club teammate Danny Parker (left) won two of New York's three titles at the NUWAY National Championships. Jayden Duncanson placed third. ... PHOTO SUBMITTED.
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