ATHENS EARNS PAIR OF WINS; SHUTS OUT NEB, SAYRE

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | January 20, 2022

 
ATHENS EARNS PAIR OF WINS; SHUTS OUT NEB, SAYRE
 

SAYRE — Athens needed little time in disposing of Northeast Bradford and Sayre Thursday night, beating both NTL wrestling rivals, 66-0.

Athens 66, NEB 0
In their first match of the night, the Wildcats won all six contested weight classes by first-period falls against Northeast Bradford. They also collected five forfeits from the Panthers.

Sophomore 285-pounder Josh Nittinger scored a quick takedown of Kamden Ricci, then locked him in a quick cradle near the boundary for two near-fall points. Less than a minute later, NIttinger finished off the fall at 1:24 to put the Wildcats up 18-0.

Freshman Keaton Sinsabaugh followed with a 59 second fall at 106 pounds to make it 24-0.

At 120 pounds, sophomore Mason Vanderpool built a 6-0 lead on Brock Fenton with a takedown and two sets of swipes, then finished off the bout with a power-half for a fall at 1:58.

Moments later, senior Gavin Bradley scored a quick takedown in his 126-pound bout against Tyler Russell, then locked in a power half for a 40-second fall.

At 138 pounds, senior Kaden Setzer used the arm bar for a pin of Noah Billings at 33 seconds to make it 42-0.

Senior Cameron Whitmarsh finished off the match with a 69-second fall of Dom Clark at 172 pounds.

Athens 66, Sayre 0
The Wildcats collected nine forfeits from the Redskins, and won both contested weight classes by fall.

At 132 pounds, Setzer locked Cam McCutcheon in a cradle for a takedown and fall in 13 seconds.

At 189 pounds, Athens senior Collin Rosh and Sayre senior Josh Rosh traded takedowns and escapes for the first two periods.

Rosh’s escape off the whistle to start the third tied the bout at 4-4. Moments later, Rosh hooked a leg for a takedown directly into a cradle for a fall at 4:40.

Athens, now 6-2, returns to action Friday when it hosts Wyalusing.

ATHENS 66, NEB 0
189: Colin Rosh (A) by forfeit;
215: Caleb Nason (A) by forfeit;
285: Joshua Nittinger (A) by fall over Kamden Ricci (N), 1:24;
106: Keaton Sinsabaugh (A) by fall over Kolton Keir (N), 0:59;
113: No Match;
120: Mason Vanderpool (A) by fall over Brock Fenton (N), 1:58;
126: Gavin Bradley (A) by fall over Tyler  Russell (N), 0:40;
132: No Match;
138: Kaden Setzer (A) by fall over Nathan Billings (N), 0:33;
145: Jacob  Courtney (A) by forfeit;
152: Lucas Forbes (A) by forfeit;
160: Karter Rude (A) by forfeit;
172: Cameron Whitmarsh (A) by fall over Dominic Clark (N), 1:09.

ATHENS 66, SAYRE 0
285:
Joshua Nittinger (A) by forfeit;
106: Keaton Sinsabaugh (A) by forfeit;
113: No Match;
120: Mason Vanderpool (A) by forfeit;
126: Gavin Bradley (A) by forfeit;
132: No Match;
138: Kaden Setzer (A) by fall over Cameron McCutcheon (S), 0:13;
145: Jacob  Courtney (A) by forfeit;
152: Lucas Forbes (A) by forfeit;
160: Karter Rude (A) by forfeit;
172: Cameron Whitmarsh (A) by forfeit;
189: Colin Rosh (A) by fall over Joshua Wilson (S), 4:40;
215: Caleb Nason (A) by forfeit.
 

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Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

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.

River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.