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Tioga County Sports Report
NEWARK VALLEY — Newark Valley hosted the annual modified IAC event on Saturday.

The Cardinals had 19 wrestlers competing, the most entries in the tournament, and walked away with 44 wins.

Trevor Middendorf (4-0) and Tioga’s Brayden MacWhinnie wrestled a closely-contested battle with Middendorf walking away with a 6-1 victory. Dylan Iversen (4-0), Connor Vanzile (4-0), Jonah Williams (4-0), and Seth Northrup (4-0) were the other Cardinal wrestlers who won all of the matches in their respective weight classes.

Perhaps the most exciting match of the day was between NV’s John Turnbull (3-1) and SVEC’s John Johnston (3-1). Both wrestlers gave it their all with Turnbull pulling out a victory by pin.  

Most of the NV team enjoyed a successful day by winning multiple matches — 8th-graders James Hackett (3-1), Bryce Dunn (3-1), Jesiyah Young (2-1), Kaiden Pado (3 wins), and Eric Hunt (2-2). The 7th-graders didn’t want to be left out. Nathan Harahus (2-1), Austin Debolt (2-1), Dustin Card (2-2), and Preston Wing all picked up wins for their team.  

Tioga wrestlers were very successful, picking up 32 wins in only 41 matches. Earning multiple wins for the Tigers were MacWhinnie, Zach Kotsubka, Hunter Fethers, Brennan Sindoni, Jake Browne (4-0), Drew Macumber, Trent Browne, Emmet Guiles and Natalie Young.   

SVEC wrestlers were also very successful in their efforts, despite having only six wrestlers, winning 12 of 20 matches. Shawn Horyczun, Caden McFall, Calvin Ingram, John Johnston, and Jacob VanEtten picked up multiple wins for their team. VanEtten had an exciting win over Preston Wing, down 6 to 1 he came back to win by pin.  

Waverly wrestlers combined for 11 wins on the day. Picking up wins were Skyler Sibler, Ryan Bostwick, Bruce Sterpe, Hayden Larson, and Kadyn Hills (2-0).

Fred Ott, long-time coach for Groton and Moravia, was awarded a plaque for his years of dedicated service to the sport of wrestling.

— Submitted by Newark Valley Wrestling

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