PERU — Tanner Phillips and Jordan Bushey recorded pins in the final two matches of the evening Wednesday and defending champion Peru opened its Champlain Valley Athletic Conference wrestling season by rallying for a 42-32 victory over Northern Adirondack.
The Bobcats held a 32-30 lead before Phillips won by fall at 160 to give the Indians the lead and Bushey followed that up with a pin at 170 to seal it.
“It was a good match to watch,” Peru co-head coach Gary Edwards said. “It could have went either way a couple of times.”
Also winning by fall for Peru were Miles Norris-Davis at 285, Brandon Goddeau at 113 and Jay Oakes at 138. Colin Hogan (120) and Ethan Feazelle recorded decisions, while Carson Dobozy won by forfeit.
The Indians won eight of the 15 matches.
Northern Adirondack got pins from Matt Lashway (195) and Collin LaBombard (152), while Dallas Page (220), Jace Filion (106), Austin Trombley (132) and Hunter Carpenter (145) all won by decision. Leon Riley (170) was a forfeit winner.
The Bobcats won the first three matches of the evening to take a 16-0 lead.
Peru 42, Northern Adirondack 32
182- Riley (NAC) won by forfeit.
195- Lashway (NAC) pinned H. Sartwell, 1:07.
220- Page (NAC) dec. R. Sartwell, 8-0.
285- Norris-Davis (P) pinned Almodovar, 5:13.
99- C. Dobozy (P) won by forfeit.
106- Filion (NAC) dec. Cosme, 6-2.
113- Goddeau (P) pinned LaPoint, 4:12.
120- Hogan (P) dec. Dominic, 5-0.
126- Feazelle (P) dec. Pombrio, 3-0.
132- Trombley (NAC) dec. Stickney, 4-2.
138- Oakes (P) pinned King, 3:06.
145- Carpenter (NAC) def. N. Bushey, 15-3.
152- C. LaBombard (NAC) pinned Bell, 2:37.
160- Phillips (P) pinned Finlayson, 2:35.
170- J. Bushey (P) pinned B. LaBombard, 2:14.
SARANAC 53, BEEKMANTOWN 14
SARANAC — The Chiefs (2-0) looked every part a title contender with a strong showing against the Eagles.
“This is our largest win over them in years,” Saranac coach Heath Smith said. “It’s our second win in the league. We’re on a good roll and hopefully we can keep it up.”
Jake Nolan (99), John Devins (106) and Paul Herrera (220) recorded pins for the Chiefs, while Codie Gillette (145) won by technical fall.