LeRoy Pennysaver & News

LE ROY PENNYSAVER & NEWS - JANUARY 21, 2018 1 Church St. | LeRoy, NY 14482 | 768-2201 | www.lpgraphics. EMBROIDERY MAKES GREAT GIFTS FOR YOUR FAMILY • FRIENDS • ETC. CUSTOMIZED T-SHIRTS • HATS • JACKETS • TOWELS LeRoy Youth Wrestling The LeRoy Youth Wres- tling Club competed at the Lockport Kids Tournament this past weekend and finished in 6th place out of 35 teams. Team LeRoy edged out North Tonawanda and the host team Lockport with Carson “Nut- ter” Stiles and Austyn Silvernail leading the team scoring with 14 & 12 points. Jaxson Cook went 3-1 on the day to finish a personal best 2nd place. Jaxson’s 3 victories were all major decisions with a margin of victory greater than 10 points. Carson Stiles had “Nutter Island” invaded two weeks ago in Honeoye Falls when he went 0-4 against older boys. In Lock- port “Nutter Island” found its magic winning first place going 3-0 on the day with 1 pin and 2 major decisions. The highlight of his day was a 14-1 drubbing of Octavus Owens of Lockport. Owens survived the 2nd period after the referee slapped the mat for a pin at the buzzer. After review the pin was overturned and Owens was mean faced and aggressive in the 3rd stanza but Stiles was just too much, earn- ing a CHAMPION T-Shirt. Austyn Silvernail wrestled fundamentally perfect all day long, not allowing any points scored against him. Silvernail went 3-0 with a pin and two 6-0 scores. In his last match he won a revenge match for his Teammate Carson Stiles. Juice- box Jamison bested C. Stiles the week prior and Silvernail wasn’t impressed. Silvernail smothered any offense Juicebox offered with several aggressive mat returns earning himself a CHAMPION T-Shirt. Colin Greene has been fac- ing elite talent in elite brack- ets all year. In his first match Greene faced State placer Reggie McCreary. McCreary is confident enough to wear a Superman Singlet and Greene was almost his kryptonite, los- ing a 4-2 back and forth battle that could have easily gone in Greene’s favor. Greene closed out his after- noon with authority with a :25 second pin and a 2:55 second pin that had LeRoy fans in a frenzy. Green takes 2nd place and wrestled at a high level all day. Ryder Stiles fresh off a 4-0 championship day in Honeoye Falls the previous week went 2-3 to finish 4th. Stiles lost 2 narrow decisions by a total of 3 points. In his victories he throttled both of his opponents via first period pin-fall. David Wojtaszczyk finished in 4th place and his day was highlighted by a vintage Wojo smothering. David used double leg take downs and top pressure to end his day with a 6-1 victory over a very talented opponent. Jordon Green started the team scoring and was RED HOT winning his first match in :19 seconds. His second match was a high scoring 13-9 victory. Green cooled off as the day pro- gressed to take 3rd place but is a fast learner with a great attitude who can compete at a high level with continued effort. Dawson Wojtaszczyk won his first 2 matches in typical Wojo fashion with 2 fast pin- falls. In his 3rd match he was shockingly defeated by Penn- sylvania’s super tough Wrestler from the Ragin Raisins. The Ragin Raisins were noticeably dominant all day and made their trek worth it by taking 2nd as a team. In Dawson’s final match he defeated ultra aggressive Tommy Slack from Clarence 11-6. This match was the best battle of the entire tournament with both competitors in com- promising positions that had the referee earning his money. Joseph Reschke shook off early anxieties and tough com- petition to finish 3rd. Joey’s highlight was a resounding pin- fall from a tough Dom Clark from Maple Grove. Reschke who is dominant at times can learn a lot from that victory. Look for him to improve his mental toughness moving for- ward. Tristen Wieseltier had the most emotional win of the teams day in an emotional sport. Wieseltier, a novice in his very first completion on the mat ever earns a triumphant 15-6 epic battle over Nick Harding (Bark- er-Roy Hart). Wieseltier’s vic- tory was mental toughness and will at its finest moment. Tony Piazza went 2-3 on the day to finish a gritty 4th place. The football star showed glimpses of wrestling great- ness in his hard fought loss to Hamzilla Merrick (NWAA). Piazza was losing 8-7 with :10 seconds left, swung for the fences as his coaches advised, but the move backfired and Hamzilla took the win 12-7. Piazza gave 100% effort all day and will improve from his per- formance moving forward. Joey Stephany took a hard fought 4th place. Stephany took on Dak Ward (Lockport) as was too long and strong as he decimated the hometown favor- ite via pin-fall 4:16. Stephany is eager to learn and improve and will be a force in the future. Alex Stephany competing in his first tournament took 4th place. Veronica Kehner took 5th place and was inspiring in her initial debut. Alex Doty competing in his second tournament took 3rd. It was a great all around ef- fort for LeRoy Youth Wrestling. Thank you to all the coaches and parents to make this possi- ble. The participation, effort and attitude of everyone is re- markable. Special thank you to Oatka Family Medicine for being a wonderful sponsor.