Legends of the Fall: All matches end in pin between Beacon and Woodbridge

December 16, 2017

The Woodbridge Middle School wrestling team, coached by high school head football coach Bill Manlove, came out fast against Beacon Dec. 11, quickly pinning people. There were no decisions in the exhibitions, and every match was decided by a fall.

The trend would continue across the 16 weight classes of the varsity match, with every bout decided by a pin, except for one forfeit. There were no decisions on the day.

The varsity match started at 250 pounds, with Lucas Ruppert getting a quick pin to move his season record to 3-0 all by fall. The match then rolled into the lighter weights, with Beacon running off with seven more pins for a 48-0 advantage.

Pins by weight class and time were Ruppert, 250, 0:30; Trey Oplinger 76, 0:29; Tajear Freeman, 82, 2:14; Kyron Smith, 88, 0:51; Luke Bender, 94, 0:07; C.J. Fritchman, 100, 0:41; Mikey Frederick, 106, 0:38; and Riley Neall, 112, 2:27.

Woodbridge earned pins at 118 and 124 to cut the lead to 48-12, but Beacon closed out the match with six pins and a forfeit to win 84-12.

The remaining pins came from Ivan McCrae, 130, 2:57; Gary Hayes, 136, 0:26; Dalton Deevey, 145, 1:26; Jordan Baines, 155, 1:11; Kevin Leonard, 170, 1:37; and David DiCampli, 185, forfeit.

Ruppert, Bender, Fritchman and Deevey are all 3-0 on the season.