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IAC WRESTLING: NEWARK VALLEY PICKS UP EXPERIENCE AT TIOGA TRI-MEET (2021-02-27)

Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — Newark Valley's big men flexed their muscles at a non-scoring tri-meet here Saturday while the Cardinals' younger grapplers gained valuable experience against a pair of quality opponents.

Two-time defending Section IV Division II dual meet champion Tioga, which has also won the last two D-2 state individual tournament titles, brought in NV and perennial Section IV Division I power Elmira for the dual, which featured 64 varsity matches and 28 modified bouts in an effort to get wrestlers some late-season mat time.

The Cardinals' senior trio of Cam Carrier, Joey Woodmansee and Josh Duke, all of whom were potential state qualifiers before this year's championships were canceled, picked up four falls.

Woodmansee spent just 49 seconds on the mat, decking the Tigers' Josh Snell in his only bout of the day.

Likewise, Carrier wrestled just once. He dispatched Elmira's Landon Chalk in 3:45.

Duke picked up a pair of falls. He pinned Chalk in 1:27, then stuck Tioga's Cole Williams in 2:42.

Junior Mark Vosburgh went 2-2- on the day. He pinned Elmira's Wiegle in 5:45 and decisioned the Express's Drew Arnold, 5-1. His losses came via second-period falls to Tioga's Caden Bellis and Tyler Roe.

Sophomore Peter Basti and 7th-grader Cadin Creeley each went 3-1.

Basti dropped his first match by 16-0 technical fall to Tioga's Emmett Wood. He rebounded with a 27-second pin over the Tigers' Josh Snell and a fall against Tioga's Trent Browne in 1:56. His final match was against teammate Bryce Dunn, whom he dispatched in 48 seconds.

Creeley won his first three trips to the mat. He decisioned Tioga's Hunter Feathers, 2-0, then racked up a 16-0 tech fall over Elmira's James Klotz in 2:34. His final win was a fall over the Express's Shane Mathews in 1:21. His lone setback was at the hands of Tioga's Zac Kotsubka by fall in 57 seconds.

Freshman James Hackett went 2-2. He lost his first bout to Tioga's Deakon Bailey by a 16-0 tech fall in 2:35 and the next by pin in 1:23 against Elmira's Jonathan Guyette. He came back to win his last two against Express wrestlers. He decked Mathews in 1:43, then pinned Don Bollinger in 4:41.

In modified matches, NV's Davis Cooper and Logan Rhodes won two bouts apiece. Gabe Merrill and Cole Westfall had one victory each.

NV hosts Lansing Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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IN PHOTO 1: NV's Josh Duke. ... PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.

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