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Poland grapplers drop Brookfield

December 16, 2010
Special to the Town Crier
The Poland High School wrestling team opened up its season last week with a Tri-match against Girard and Brookfield. The Bulldogs defeated Brookfield,45-30. Key contributors to the victory were AJ Shields (2-0), Tad Duran (2-0), and Mike Audi (2-0). 

Shields defeated Brookfield’s Jordan Thompson by a pin with 23 seconds remaining in the third period. Duran defeated Shane Howls with 47 seconds remaining in the second period. Audi took the decision over Bill Barr, 10-5. Other Bulldog contributors to the victory include Joel Miller, Jordan Ziegler, Edwin Figueroa, Bob Bricker and Max Prizant. 

The Bulldogs fell short against Girard. Shields scored a technical fall 17-1 over Girard’s Jake Bohr. Duran took the decision over Zane Chase 5-1, Audi pinned Steve Ravenstenic in 2:20. Max Prizant lost a hard-fought decision over Nick Cardiero at 4-0 as did Bricker over Matt Marsha with a 5-1 decision. 

Concerning the opening tri-match, coach Tony Stellato said, "We bumped each of our kids up a weight class. Our kids handled this very well. Wrestling up is not an easy thing to do. We will be a totally different team once we get our guys into the best weight class that suits them.” 


Article Photos

Photos by Mike Audi, Town Crier correspondent
Tad Duran controls Brookfield’s Zane Chase and goes on to get the decision 5-1 in last week’s tri-meet against Brookfield and Girard.



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