The Canandaigua wrestling team hung with the defending Section 5 Class A champion Spencerport through nine matches on Wednesday. However, the Rangers proved to be too much for the Braves in a 45-24.
Canandaigua led 15-9, but Spencerport won two-straight matches to re-take the lead, 18-15. The Braves tied it at 18, but the Rangers pulled away after that.
“This was kind of a nice night to wrestle our historic rival in our home gym and pick up a good win against a very well-coached team,” Spencerport coach Dan Glover said.
Canandaigua forfeited matches at 106 and 120 pounds.
“We’re missing a couple of weights, I could have a really good dual meet team,” Braves coach Rich Romeo said. “Giving up the points at 106 and 120 makes it hard against good teams. Still there’s 15 weights and you’ve got to find a way to win seven or eight of them.”
Spencerport improved to 8-1 on the season and Canandaigua fell to 4-3.
Brave Vincent Romeo won his match against Ryan Schirano by a 10-4 decision at 145 pounds. Teammate Mitchell Fisher pinned Dante Paris with 25 seconds left in the second round at 160. Austin Lamb defeated Vitaliy Gurman by a 6-0 decision at 220. Nathan Gilligan pinned Brandon Barrett with 12 seconds left in the second round at 113 and Jake Herendeen pinned Dylan Osman at 170 with two seconds left in the second round.
Herendeen used a cross-leg cradle to secure the pin. The junior said he didn’t know there were just two seconds left in the round. His pin put Canandaigua ahead for the first time in the match, 15-9.
“I realized he was tired so I snapped him down, covered his head and put him in the cradle from there,” said Herendeen, who is in his first year on the varsity team.
Spencerport’s Austin Coleman broke the 18-18 tie by pinning Tyler Ordiway with one second left in the second round at 285 pounds. The senior is undefeated this season at 9-0 and won a sectional title in the weight class last season.
“He kind of changed the tide of the match,” Glover said. “He pinned a kid with one second left on the clock, it was really a heroic performance.”
Coleman said he used a used a front headlock that turned into a single-leg takedown to setup the pin.
Ranger Tajh Eaddy defeated Rashawn Chappell by an 11-4 decision at 132 pounds. Teammate Kyle Pittman defeated Kyle Vershay by a 4-1 decision at 138 pounds. Kyle Melnyk recorded a takedown with seven seconds left to earn a 3-1 decision over Evan Vershay at 152 pounds. Trent Egenlauf defeated Sean Condon by an 8-2 decision at 182 pounds. Collin Pittman defeated Daniel Dillon by a pin with 58 seconds left in the second round at 195 pounds. Kaleb Pascoe pinned Nathan Weinel with 39 seconds left in the first round at 99 pounds and Cody McMichael defeated Carlos Abarca by a 7-4 decision at 126 pounds.