January 6, 2013

Indians repeat in Peru Wrestling Classic

PERU — Peru co-coach Mike Hogan had reason to be pleased Saturday night.

The host Indians placed seven in the finals, winning six, and defended their title in the 44th-Annual Peru Wrestling Classic.

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Peru finished with 253.5 points to outdistance Dolgeville, which finished second with 206. Rounding out the top five were Massena in third with 126.5, John Jay fourth with 124.5 and Saranac fifth with 121.

“It was a very good day for us,” said Hogan. “The kids wrestled well and it was a lot of fun.

“I’m proud of our team, I’m proud of the teams who came here to wrestle, our Booster Club did a terrific job and Coach (Gary) Edwards was great. Everybody helped make the tournament a success and the best thing about it was none of our wrestlers got hurt.”

Leading the way for the Indians were Jordan Bushey at 138 pounds and Troy Seymour at 170.

Bushey won a very tough weight class with a 7-3 victory over Massena standout Isaiah Perry in the finals. It was chosen as the Most Exciting Match and Bushey also won the Outstanding Wrestler Award for weight classes 99-138.

“Jordan was great,” said Hogan. “The Perry kid had beaten him two years in a row at the tournament. Perry’s a wonderful kid. He’s a credit to our tournament.”

Seymour, meanwhile, continued his unbeaten season with a 7-1 victory over Ogdensburg Free Academy’s Andrew Cole in the finals. Seymour was chosen as the Outstanding Wrestler in weight classes 145-285 and also became the fifth wrestler in tourney history to win five championships.

Other weight class winners for the Indians included Kyler Agoney at 113, Nick Forget at 126, Noah Phillips at 145 and Luke McKee at 220. Forget won the award for Least Time on the Mat.

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