ATHENS GOES 1-4 AT LINE MOUNTAIN DUALS — BRADLEY RECORDS 100TH CAREER WIN

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | February 6, 2021

 
ATHENS GOES 1-4 AT LINE MOUNTAIN DUALS — BRADLEY RECORDS 100TH CAREER WIN
 

HERNDON, Pa. — Athens went 1-4 here Saturday at the Line Mountain Duals, but junior Gavin Bradley went 5-0, including his 100th career victory.

Senior Zach Stafursky and sophomore Chris Bathgate each went 4-1 for the Wildcats, while senior Kaden Setzer and Karter Rude were both 3-2. Sophomore Jake Courtney, and freshmen Josh Courtney and Mason Vanderpool each won two matches.

Benton 46, Athens 30
Benton won the final four weight classes, including on by fall and two via forfeit, to rally for a 46-30 win over Athens in the first match of the day.

Bradley and freshman Mason Vanderpool picked up forfeits at 113 and 120 pounds to give the Wildcats a quick 12-0 lead, but the Tigers registered back-to-back falls at 126 and 132 to tie it at 12-12.

Kaden Setzer put Athens back ahead with a pin of Remington Morrow in 1:24 at 138 pounds, but a Benton pin at 145 tied it at 18-18.

Bathgate put the Wildcats ahead 24-18 with a pin of Nick Stevens in 63 seconds at 152, but Benton standout Nolan Lear answered with a pin at 160 to tie the match at 24-24.

Stafursky gave Athens its final lead of the match with a pin of Mason Michael in 5:28 at 172 pounds, but Benton pins at 189 and 285, alternating with forfeits at 215 and 106 put away the win.

West Perry 52, Athens 22
Once-beaten West Perry won five straight bouts late in the match to pull away for a 52-22 win over Athens.

After sophomore Jake Courtney tied the match at 6-6, with a pin of Adam Rea in 4:36 at 126 pounds, West Perry scored back-to-back-to-back falls at 132, 138 and 145 to take an 24-6 lead.

Bathgate stopped the bleeding with a pin of Joe Saylor in 1:56 at 152 pounds, and Rude followed with a pin of Dayton Seidel in 3:20 at 160 pounds to cut the deficit to 24-18.

West Perry logged a major decision at 172, pins and 189 and 285, and forfeits at 215 and 106 to take an insurmountable to 52-18 lead.

At 113, Bradley closed out the match with a 16-8 major decision over previously-unbeaten Deven Jackson.

Line Mountain 45, Athens 19
Line Mountain won the first five weight classes to take a 24-0 lead en route to a 45-19 win over Athens.

Junior Karter Rude put the Wildcats on the board with a pin of Chandon Maurer in 1:46 at 160 pounds, and Stafursky followed it up with a 4-3 win over Cale King at 172 pounds to cut the Athens deficit to 24-9.

Line Mountain won four of the next five weight classes, including two forfeits and a fall, to stretch its lead to to 45-13. Freshman Josh Nittinger picked up a forfeit at 285 pounds for Athens’ only win in that stretch.

Bradley, stepping up a weight class, closed out the match with a 12-3 major decision of Aidan Kritzer, who entered the day at 15-2.

Athens 45, Mifflinburg 24
Athens won six of the first seven weight classes to race out to a big lead en route to a 45-24 win over Mifflinburg.

Jake Courtney got the Wildcats off to a fast start with a pin of Jeremy Page in 1:26 at 132 pounds, then Kaden Setzer had his hand raised at 138 pounds — the first of four forfeits Athens would receive — to make it 12-0.

After Mifflinburg standout Troy Bingamann registered a fall at 145 pounds, Bathgate and Rude were awarded forfeits at 152 and 160 pounds, respectively, to make it 24-6.

Stafursky ended his 172-pound bout in 52 seconds with a fall over Jon Melendez, and junior Colin Rosh received a forfeit at 189 pounds to extend the lead to 36-6.

Mifflinburg piked up a forfeit at 215 and a fall at 285 ti cut the deficit to 36-12, but Josh Courtney forged a 9-0 major decision over Dylan Starr at 113 pounds to make it 40-12.

Bradley provided Athens’ final points of the bout with a 16-0 technical fall of Brady Struble at 120 pounds.

Jersey Shore 35, Athens 33
Athens only won one bout on the mat, but five forfeits kept them in the match until the final weight class in a 35-33 loss to Jersey Shore.

The Wildcats’ only win was at 172 pounds, where senior Zach Stafursky forged a 7-2 decision over Jon Smith.

Athens also picked up forfeits at 138 (senior Kaden Setzer), 152 (sophomore Chris Bathgate), 113 (junior Gavin Bradley), 120 (freshman Josh Courtney), and 126 (freshman Mason Vanderpool), and led 33-30 going into the final weight class.

In that final match, Jersey Shore’s Liam Goodrich pounded out a 16-1 technical fall win to secure the victory for the Bulldogs.

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IN PHOTO: Athens junior Gavin Bradley. … PHOTO PROVIDED.

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Benton 46, Athens 30
113: Gavin Bradley (A) won by forfeit;
120: Mason Vanderpool (A) won by forfeit;
126: Gable Strickland (B) by fall over Jacob Courtney (A), 2:54;
132: Caden Temple (B) by fall over Gavin McGrath (A), 1:23;
138: Kaden Setzer (A) by fall over Remington Morrow (B), 1:24;
145: Mason Smith (B) by fall over Lucas Forbes (A), 2:32;
152: Christopher Bathgate (A) by fall over Nicholas Stevens (B), 1:03;
160: Nolan Lear (B) by fall over Karter Rude (A), 1:51;
172: Zachary Stafursky (A) by fall over Mason Michael (B), 5:28;
189: Jacob Bobersky (B) by fall over Colin Rosh (A), 2:25;
215: Zach Poust (B) won by forfeit;
285: Andrew Wolfe (B) major dec. Joshua Nittinger (A), 11-2;
106: Chase Burke (B) won by forfeit.

West Perry 52, Athens 22
120: Blain Puchalsky (WP) by fall over Mason Vanderpool (A), 4:32;
126: Jacob Courtney (A) by fall over Adam Rea (WP), 4:36;
132: Nolen Zeigler (WP) by fall over Gavin McGrath (A), 2:47;
138: Justice Hockenberry-Folk (WP) by fall over Kaden Setzer (A), 3:15;
145: Carter Nace (WP) by fall over Lucas Forbes (A), 0:55;
152: Christopher Bathgate (A) by fall over Joe Saylor (WP), 1:56;
160: Karter Rude (A) by fall over Dayton Seidel (WP), 3:20;
172: Tyler Wonders (WP) major de. Zachary Stafursky (A), 10-0;
189: Brad Morrison (WP) by fall over Colin Rosh (A), 0:19;
215: Kaleb Cordell (WP) won by forfeit;
285: Josh Trostle (WP) by fall over Joshua Nittinger (A), 0:56;
106: Ashtyn Leigh (WP) won by forfeit;
113: Gavin Bradley (A) major dec. Deven Jackson (WP), 16-8.

Line Mountain 45, Athens 19
126: Lane Schadel (LM) tech. fall Jacob Courtney (A), 15-0 @ 5:56;
132: Max Bingaman (LM) by fall over Gavin McGrath (A), 1:50;
138: Mason Leshock (LM) major dec. Kaden Setzer (A), 18-6;
145: Ian Coller (LM) by fall over Lucas Forbes (A), 0:59;
152: Bryce Carl (LM) dec. Christopher Bathgate (A), 9-3;
160: Karter Rude (A) by fall over Chandon Maurer (LM), 1:46;
172: Zachary Stafursky (A) dec. Cale King (LM), 4-3;
189: Jacob Feese (LM) by fall over Colin Rosh (A), 0:29;
215: Dominick Bridi (LM) won by forfeit;
285: Joshua Nittinger (A) won by forfeit;
106: Nolan Baumert (LM) won by forfeit;
113: Brody Long (LM) dec. Joshua Courtney (A), 13-6;

120: Gavin Bradley (A) major dec. Aidan Kritzer (LM), 12-3.

Athens 45, Mifflinburg 24
132: Jacob Courtney (A) by fall over Jeremy Page (M), 1:26;
138: Kaden Setzer (A) won by forfeit;
145: Troy Bingaman (M) by fall over Lucas Forbes (A), 0:56;
152: Christopher Bathgate (A) won by forfeit;
160: Karter Rude (A) won by forfeit;
172: Zachary Stafursky (A) by fall over Jonathan Melendez (M), 0:52;
189: Colin Rosh (A) won by forfeit;
215: Quentin Doane (M) won by forfeit;
285: Emmanuel Ulrich (M) by fall over Joshua Nittinger (A), 5:10;
106: No Match;
113: Joshua Courtney (A) major dec. Dylan Starr (M), 9-0;
120: Gavin Bradley (A) tech. fall Brady Struble (M), 16-0;
126: Gabe Gramly (M) by fall over Gavin McGrath (A), 0:41.

Jersey Shore 35, Athens 33
138: Kaden Setzer (A) won by forfeit;
145: Gabe Andrus (JS) by fall over Lucas Forbes (A), 1:51;
152: Christopher Bathgate (A) won by forfeit;
160: Tyler Bauder (JS) dec. Karter Rude (A), 4-0);
172: Zachary Stafursky (A) dec. Jonathan Smith (JS), 7-2;
189: Haydn Packer (JS) won by forfeit;
215: Dyllian Ross (JS) by fall over Colin Rosh (A), 1:40;
285: Lee Springman (JS) dec. Joshua Nittinger (A), 7-2;
106: Brock Weiss (JS) won by forfeit;
113: Gavin Bradley (A) won by forfeit;
120: Joshua Courtney (A) won by forfeit;
126: Mason Vanderpool (A) won by forfeit;
132: Liam Goodrich (JS) tech. fall Jacob Courtney (A), 16-1 @ 5:02.
 

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Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

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