Sedgwick County-Fleming takes first of LPAA triple duals09 Dec 2017
By Marc Romero, ICW STaff
The number of matches was a bit sparse, but the quality was still there as Sedgwick County-Fleming hosted Akron and Merino at Revere School for the first of the 2017-2018 LPAA duals. SCF and Akron would match up first with wrestling starting at 170lb. Junior Wyatt Buccelli of Sedgwick County-Fleming led junior Derrick Poss of Akron 2-1 after the first period. Poss had a 5 point second period (one point for locked hands, two reversals) to take the 6-4 lead going into the third. Buccelli would start the final period in the down position by choice, but Poss was able to ride out the third for a 6-4 win. Neither team fielded a wrestler at 182, with SCF moving Fabian Lopez up to 195 to let the freshman take on Akron senior Jeffrey Pieper. Lopez would come away with a 3:48 pin and Sedgwick County-Fleming would not trail in the rest of the dual. Open weights for both a 220 and 285 would lead to the parade of forfeits at 106 (Marco Martinez, SCF), 113 (Robert Walraven, SCF), 120 (Isaiah Martinez, SCF), 126 (Cameron Collins, Akron), and 132 (Seth Dorrenbacher, Akron). At 138 Akron junior Elvis Guy led Sedgwick County-Fleming freshman Ashton Cox 6-2 after the first period. In the second, however, Guy would attempt a throw, slipped off resulting in a Cox headlock and pin at 3:10. The 145lb match would see Akron junior Justin Traxler pin SCF freshman Nate Sanchez at 1:10. Both teams were open at 152lb, and the final match of the first dual would come at 160lbs, where Sedgwick County-Fleming senior Koby Mann would hold an 8-0 lead over Akron junior Carson Reese before Mann came away with the pin at 3:42. Final score, Sedgwick County-Fleming 36, Akron 21. SCF wins 3 matches, Akron 2.
The second dual of the evening would pit Merino against Akron. In an exhibition match before the main event, Akron’s Jeffrey Pieper would win by fall over Merino’s Peyton Nichols in 1:17. The dual would officially start at 182, with Peyton Nichols of Merino getting the forfeit. At 195 Akron’s Jeffrey Pieper would get the forfeit. Both teams were open at 220, 285, 106, and 113. At 120lbs Matthew Frank of Merino would receive the forfeit. The first of 4 matches would come at 126lbs, with Charles Balderes (FR, Merino) getting the pin at 2:47 over Akron junior Cameron Collins. Akron would get forfeits at 132 (Seth Dorrenbacher) and 138 (Elvis Guy). The forfeits would tie the team points at 18 a side heading into the final three matches. At 145 Merino senior Remington Canfield would control Akron junior Justin Traxler en route to a 6-0 victory. At 152 neither team would field a wrestler. At 160 Merino freshman Trent Elliott would win by fall at 3:34, and at 170lbs Akron’s Derrick Poss would pin Joe Muniz of Merino at 1:46. There would be one more exhibition match to conclude the dual, with Akron’s Seth Dorrenbacher matching up with Merino’s Charles Balderas at 132lbs. Dorrenbacher would control the match with a 15-1 win (Balderas’ only point was a Dorrenbacher chosen neutral start). Varsity final: Merino 27, Akron 24. Merino won 3 of the 4 varsity matches.
Merino and Sedgwick County-Fleming concluded the evening. In an exhibition match at 170lbs SCF’s Wyatt Buccelli would win by fall over Merino’s Curtis Winters (wrestling up from 160) in 3:46. The varsity would start at 195lbs, where both teams were open, as they were at 220 and 285. At 106 SCF’s Marco Martinez would get the forfeit, as would teammates Robert Walraven (113) and Isaiah Martinez (120). At 126 Merino’s Charles Balderas would get the forfeit, neither team would field a wrestler at 132, at 138 SCF’s Ashton Cox would get the forfeit. After all that, the first match would come at 145lbs, where Merino’s Remington Canfield won by fall at :18 over Sedgwick County-Fleming’s Nate Sanchez. Neither team had a wrestler at 152. At 160lbs Sedgwick County-Fleming’s Koby Mann beat Merino’s Trent Elliot 8-2. Mann led 2-0 after 1, 5-0 after 2. At 170lbs Wyatt Buccelli of Sedgwick County-Fleming pinned Joe Muniz of Merino in :12. The final match at 182 would see Sedgwick County-Fleming’s Fabian Lopez win by fall over Merino’s Peyton Nichols at 1:28. Final: Sedgwick County-Fleming 39, Merino 12. SCF wins 3 of 4 contested matches.
For Akron and Merino the numbers (7 listed on the roster for the duals) will be an issue for team results, though each team does sport state contenders. Sedgwick County-Fleming listed 13 on the roster, though there was a notable absence of Sedgwick County football players, who were winning their 3rd straight 8-man football championship less than two weeks ago.