Falcons wrestlers pin Dukes in PAC dual meet


Black River’s Zach LaHood tries to control Firelands’ Charlie Younts.

Black River’s Zach LaHood tries to control Firelands’ Charlie Younts.


Firelands’ Ryan Hoffman and Wellington’s Colin Shaffstall prepare to start their match.


Wellington’s Mason Wright tries to get Firelands’ Israel Brown to the mat.


Firelands’ Michael Casella works on getting a pin against Wellington’s Joe Stout.


Wellington’s Steve Ferguson fights to pin Firelands’ Tyler Bennett.


Photos by Russ Gifford | Civitas Media

The Falcons wrestlers defeated the Wellington Dukes last Thursday to spoil their opponents Patriot Athletic Conference dual meets winning streak. Firelands won its first two matches and after two Wellington forfeits jumped to a 21-o lead.

Tyler Wilfong at 132 pounds earned the Dukes’ first victory on a come-from-behind pin. Wellington wrestlers Mason Wright, Max Mohrman, and Hayden Bartolovich won their matches to pull the Dukes within one point of the Falcons.

Firelands extended its lead after getting a pin at 160 pounds and was able to secure the win. The Falcons will host a PAC dual meet at 6 p.m. Thursday against Fairview and Brooklyn.

Black River’s Zach LaHood tries to control Firelands’ Charlie Younts.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/01/web1_WHSWrestlingBlackRiverKeystoneFirelands-4-of-9-.jpgBlack River’s Zach LaHood tries to control Firelands’ Charlie Younts.

Firelands’ Ryan Hoffman and Wellington’s Colin Shaffstall prepare to start their match.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/01/web1_WHSWrestlingBlackRiverKeystoneFirelands-6-of-9-.jpgFirelands’ Ryan Hoffman and Wellington’s Colin Shaffstall prepare to start their match.

Wellington’s Mason Wright tries to get Firelands’ Israel Brown to the mat.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/01/web1_WHSWrestlingBlackRiverKeystoneFirelands-7-of-9-.jpgWellington’s Mason Wright tries to get Firelands’ Israel Brown to the mat.

Firelands’ Michael Casella works on getting a pin against Wellington’s Joe Stout.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/01/web1_WHSWrestlingBlackRiverKeystoneFirelands-8-of-9-.jpgFirelands’ Michael Casella works on getting a pin against Wellington’s Joe Stout.

Wellington’s Steve Ferguson fights to pin Firelands’ Tyler Bennett.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/01/web1_WHSWrestlingBlackRiverKeystoneFirelands-9-of-9-.jpgWellington’s Steve Ferguson fights to pin Firelands’ Tyler Bennett.