|IAC / STAC WRESTLING: NV'S RUPERT, OWEGO'S BUNDY REPEAT AS GOODRICH CHAMPIONS (2018-12-01)
Tioga County Sports Report
NEWARK VALLEY — Newark Valley standout Trentyn Rupert joined an elite group of champions and Owego’s Cam Bundy repeated as an individual titlist as well at the 26th Annual Larry Goodrich Memorial Tournament here Saturday.
Rupert, a senior, won his fourth straight Goodrich title by racking up a pair of first-period falls, then riding a second-period reversal to a 2-0 win over Peru’s Dalton Criss in the championship bout.
He joins former U-E standouts Ryan Ciotoli and Art Jones, former Cardinal standout Ryan Shelley and Central Valley’s Hunter Shaut as 4-time winners. Shaut won his fourth title Saturday also.
Bundy, a sophomore, came in as the top seed at 170 pounds and won both his matches, dispatching NV’s Cameron Carrier in 4:23 in the finals. Carrier pinned his other two opponents while Bundy’s only other match was a decision.
Bundy highlighted a third-place team finish by the Indians, who had 15 place-winners.
Placing third were Matt Laubach, who went 2-1 at 106 pounds; Andrew Laubach, 3-1 at 132; Austin Culver, 3-1 at 160; Sam Hefferman, 2-2 at 182; and James Bundy, 3-2 at 195.
Taking fourth were Avery Middendorf, 3-2 at 126; Hunter Martin, 4-1 at 132; Mason Pratt, 2-3 at 195; Ty Benjamin, 2-2 at 220; and Cooper Cantella, 2-2 at 285.
Coming in fifth were Jacob Morris, 2-2 at 120; Justin Demmer, 2-2 at 160; and Mike Bridge, 3-2 at 220.
Logan Bailey went 1-3 to take sixth at 285.
In addition to Rupert and Carrier, Joey Woodmansee also wrestled for first place NV, falling to Central Valley’s Riley Brewer by a late pin at 195. Woodmansee won his other four matches by fall.
Noah Shiel and Connor Jacobson placed fourth at 152 and 160, respectively. Shiel went 2-2 on the day and Jacobson was 3-2.
Mike Post placed fifth at at 132, going 3-2; Andrew Post was sixth at 113 with a 1-3 mark; and Collin McCall finished sixth at 160, going 3-2.
McCall and Owego’s Martin had to forfeit their final bouts due the rule which allows wrestlers only to wrestle five matches in on e day.
Central Valley won its fourth consecutive team title with 228.5 points. Rush-Henrietta was second with 209.5, Owego third with 169.5, Peru fourth with 150, Dryden fifth with 124.5, and NV was sixth in the 10-team event with 122.
NV opens its IAC dual meet season Wednesday at Waverly while Owego hosts Johnson City in its STAC opener Wednesday.
IN PHOTO 1: Newark Valley's Trentyn Rupert (top) became a 4-time Goodrich champion with a 2-0 win over Peru's Dalton Criss. ... PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.
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