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GM Drops A Close One To Bulldogs

After starting the season with four straight easy wins, the GM wrestling team was shocked by the Bulldogs who pulled off an upset Wednesday evening in Meadville. The match went McLane's way at the beginning. They took a 15-6 lead thanks to forfeits to Ethan Laird, Andrew Brest and a 3-0 decision by Jacob Lenhardt over Nick Morelli. But Meadville rattled off six straight wins, including an unexpected one point loss loss by Brett Mallory at 138 lbs. At that point the Bulldogs had a commanding, 36-15 lead.

The Lancers didn't roll over though. Owen Watkins, Jon Carrier and Cayden Connolly pinned their opponents in succession to bring the team to within striking distance at 33-36. All they needed was a win of some kind at 182 lbs. Unfortanely it didn't happen. Jack Kaulis fell behind 3-1 early in his bout and even though he pressed the action he just wasn't able to score again against a very defensive opponent. In the end the Bulldogs walked away with a 39-33 victory.

The McLane wrestlers will be back in action next Wednesday at Cathedral Prep, against a very tough Rambler squad.


Meadvile 39 General McLane 33
195 Ethan Laird (GM) wbff
220 Kyle Agnew (M) wbf Trent Linder 0:49
285 Jacob Lenhardt (GM) wbd Nick Morelli 3-0
106 Andrew Brest (GM) wbff
113 Tanner Ergott (M) wbmd Patrick Angelo 14-2
120 Dakota Bish (M) wbff
126 Isaac Chapman (M) wbff
132 Trent Tidball (M) wbtf Elijah Screiber 16-1
138 Austin Chess (M) wbd Brett Mallory 5-4
145 Nick Rinella (M) wbff
152 Owen Watkins (GM) wbf T. Newsome 1:52
160 Jon Carrier (GM) wbf Jacob Stevens 2:36
170 Cayden Connolly (GM) wbf Ian Burns 1:05
182 Tom Pollard (M) wbd Jack Kaulis 3-1


Lancers Crown 3 Champs But Fail To
Three-Peat As Tool City Team Champs

The McLane wrestling team headed to Meadville last Friday hoping to Three-Peat as champions at the Tool City Tournament. The Lancers wrestled well and even won 4 of 5 in the medal rounds. But a couple of one point losses just before the medal rounds and no entries in the 120 and 126 lbs. weight classes proved to be too much to overcome. In the end they would settle for fifth place, just one point behind Seneca Valley and 32 points behind tournament champs, Saegertown.

Four GM wrestlers made the finals and three of them claimed titles. Owen Watkins, Ethan Laird and Jacob Lenhardt went unbeaten. Andrew Brest also made the finals but lost his last match to upstart Trent Donahue of DuBois. Brett Mallory nabbed 3rd place, losing just once and then avenging that loss in the consolation finals.

Owen Watkins (152) opened the tournament with a pair of falls. He followed with an 8-0 major decision over Zack Posego of Saegertown to make the finals. Watkins became a 2 time Tool City champ when he pounded Harborcreek's TJ Bratt, 11-3 in the finals. Owen's brother, Keller also claimed two Tool City titles (2014 and 2015).

Ethan Laird (195) rolled to a gold medal with five lopsided wins. He pinned his first two opponents and then scored three straight major decisions against state ranked opponents. He easily beat 7th ranked (AAA) Zach Carcy of Fox Chapel, 15-4, 13th ranked (AA) Lane Reinwald of Fort LeBoeuf, 18-5 and bested 23rd ranked (AAA) Jeff Craig of Meadville in the finals, 16-4. Laird was named the tournament's outstanding AAA wrestler for his efforts! He also won an award for most takedowns in the tournament (28). Ethan became a 4 time Tool City place winner this weekend. He placed 6th in 2014, 3rd in 2015, 2nd in 2015 and 1st this year.

Jacob Lenhardt (285) found his spot on top of the podium by scoring 4 consecutive wins. Lenhardt not only won all four bouts, he went unscored upon in the tournament. He pinned his first opponent in 47 seconds and pinned Harborcreek's Joe Newara in the finals. In between, he scored two shutouts, one of them, a 5-0 white washing of state ranked (25th AAA) Jared Pegher of Fox Chapel, in the semifinals.

Andrew Brest (106) also made the finals, but was upset by the number 6 seed, Trent Donahue of DuBois. Brest held a 4-1 lead at one point, but Donahue came roaring back to post a 7-4 decision. Andrew posted two pins and beat state ranked (4th AA) Steve McGarvie of Fort LeBoeuf, 4-1 in the semis.

Brett Mallory (138) took 3rd place. Mallory pinned his first opponent, but dropped a 4-0 decision to Seneca Valley's Drew Vlasnik in the quarterfinals. Mallory then rattled off four straight wins, including an exciting 4-2 overtime win over Vlasnik in the consolation finals.

Elijah Schreiber (132), Jon Carrier (160) Cayden Connolly (170), Jack Kaulis (182) and Riley Vaughn (220) helped the team point total for combining for nine wins, 8 by fall. Kaulis and Vaughn just missed making the medal rounds when they dropped close decisions in the consi quarters.


145 Jude Mattocks (Sae) wbd Brock Adams (D) 3-1.
152 Owen Watkins (GM) wbmd J.T. Bratt (HC) 11-3.
160 Carson Hanna (D) wbd Cameron Prebble (Sv) 6-3.
170 Julian Gorring (FL) wbd Nick Desimone (W) 5-3.
182 Cody Mulligan (Sae) wbd Luke McGonigal (Clear) 4-3.
195 Ethan Laird (GM) wbmd Jeff Craig (Mv) 16-4.
220 Clay Verbanac (CS) wbf Tyler Zebrovious (Lv) 5:09.
285 Jacob Lenhardt (GM) wbf Joe Newara (HC) 3:32.
106 Trenton Donahue (D) wbd Andrew Brest (GM) 7-4.
113 Ed Scott (D) wbf Hunter Thompson (T) 2:33.
120 Louis Newell (SV) wbd Kenny Kiser (Sae) 13-6.
126 Kollin Myers (BS) wbd Sam Sallot (HC) 6-2.
132 Kolby Ho (D) wbmd Colt Beck (Sae) 13-3.
138 Hunter Wagner (T) wbd Jake Engstrom (W) 7-2.

Consolation Finals
106 McGarvie (FLB) wbf Herrera (BS) 2:00.
113 Crowell (FLB) wbd Geyer (SV) 6-0.
120 Oosterkamp (HC) wbd Holley (BS) 7-5.
126 Woodrow (DuB) wbd Clayton (Lkv) 1-0.
132 Montalbano (SV) wbf Tidball (Mdv) 2:08.
138 Mallory (GM) wbd Vlasnik (SV) 4-2 OT.
145 Fischer (SV) wbd Wright (Clf) 5-2.
152 Head (Eis) wbf Karper (BS) 1:38.
160 Watkins (HC) wbf Proper (MW) 3:38.
170 Enos (Shpsv) wbf Walsh (Olean) 3:00.
182 Mahon (Fox C) wbf McClintick (Brkw) :54.
195 Heranhar (Shpsv) wbd Reinwald (FLB) 4-0.
220 McLaughlin (Olean) wbd Askins (HC) 7-3.
285 Pegher (Fox C) wbd Morelli (Mdv) 8-3.

Complete Tool City Results


Team standings: 1. Saegertown (Sae) 204, 2. Harbor Creek (HC) 192, 3. DuBois (D) 189, 4. Seneca Valley (SV) 173, 5. General McLane (GM) 172, 6. Fort LeBoeuf (FL) 145, 7. Boiling Springs (BS) 123, 8. Fox Chapel (FC) 104, 9. Titusville (T) 98, 10. Clearfield (Clear) 97, 11. Warren (W) 90, 12. Williamsport (Will) 88½, 13. Meadville (Mv) 87½, 14. Sharpsville (Sv) 80, 15. Olean, New York (O) 73, 16. Brockway (B) 71, 17. Maplewood (Mw) 66, 18. Lakeview (Lv) 63½, 19. Eisenhower (Ike) 58, 20. Redbank Valley (RV) 54, 21. Cambridge Springs (CS) 53½, 22. Franklin (Fr) 50, 23. Punxsutawney (Punx) 46, 24. Cochranton (Coch) 38½, 25. Girard (G) 25, 26. Howland, Ohio (H) 23.


Individual GM Wrestlers at the 2016-2017 (38th Annual) Tool City Tournament

106-Andrew Brest #1
Pre: Brest wbf Tanner Ehrgott (Mdv) 1:15
QF: Brest wbf Zac Hermann (Sharp) 0:41
SF: Brest wbd Steve McGarvie (FLB) 4-1
F: #6 Trenton Donahue (DuB) wbd Brest 7-4

Tourn Record: 3-1 (PLACED 2ND)

113-Patrick Angelo
Pre: Matt Vincent (Frnk) wbf Angelo 1:54
Cons: Anthony Glasl (Brckw) wbf Angelo 1:38

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

120-No Entry

126-No Entry

132-Elijah Schreiber
Pigt: Schreiber wbf John Illig (CS) 1:29
Pre: Trent Tidball (Mdv) wbd Schreiber 10-3
Cons: Schreiber wb inj def Nathaniel Vodenicher
Cons: Dylan McConnell (Lkv) wbd Schreiber 9-3

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

138-Brett Mallory #3
Pre: Mallory wbf Drew Uhler (BS) 2:38
QF: Drew Vlasnik (SV)
wbd Mallory 4-0
Cons: Mallory wbd Hunter Lewis (HC) 3-1
Cons QF: Mallory wbf Austin Chess (Mdv) 4:20
Cons SF: Mallory wb inj def Brock Salvatore (Shpsv)
Cons F: Mallory wbd Drew Vlasnik 4-2 (OT)

Tourn Record: 5-1 (PLACED 3RD)

145-Phil Orris
Pre: Travis Crawford (Rdb V) wbf Orris 3:06
Cons: Andrew Hickman (Brocw) wbf Orris 0:24

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

152-Owen Watkins #1
Pre: Watkins wbf Anthony Robinson (Wmsprt) 3:37
QF: Watkins wbf Brett Cummings (War) 5:21
SF: Watkins wbmd Zack Posego (Saeg) 8-0
F: Watkins wbmd #7 TJ Bratt (HC) 11-3

Tourn Record: 4-0 (PLACED 1ST)

160-Jon Carrier
Pigt: Carrier wbf A. Newsome (Mdv) 1:15
Pre: #1 Carson Hanna (DuB) wbd Carrier 4-3
Cons: Nick Kostyak (BS) wbd Carrier 5-4

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

170-Cayden Connolly
Pigt: Connolly wbf Caleb Harvey (Punx) 0:24
Pre: Connolly wbf Joel Friend (Gir) 3:07
QF: Pat Walsh (Olean) wbd Connolly 7-2
Cons: Sean Mahon (Fox C) wbd Connolly 6-5

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

182-Jack Kaulis
Pre: Kaulis wbf Logan Minch (Rdb V) 2:55
QF: #1 Cody Mulligan (Saeg) wbf Kaulis 0:29
Cons: Kaulis wbf Casey Becker (SV) 2:15
Cons QF: Garrett McLintock (Brkw) wbd Kaulis 1-0

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

195-Ethan Laird #1
Pigt: Laird wbf Dave Henninger (DuB) 4:33
Pre: Laird wbf Grant Rupp (Rdb V) 1:21
QF: Laird wbmd Zach Carcy (Fox C) 15-4
SF: Laird wbmd Lane Reinwald (FLB) 18-5
F: Laird wbmd #3 Jeff Craig (Mdv) 16-4

Tourn Record: 5-0 (PLACED 1ST)

220-Riley Vaughn
Pre: Vaughn wbf Blake Bizousky (Punx) 1:58
QF: Collin Askins (HC) wbf Vaughn 3:06
Cons: Vaughn wbf Drake Church (SV) 2:21
Cons QF: Jordan McLaugghlin (Olean) wbd Vaughn 8-4

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

285-Jacob Lenhart #1
Pre: Lenhardt wbf Eric Wilson (BS) 0:47
QF: Lenhardt wbd Alex Neal (Punx) 4-0
SF: Lenhardt wbd Jared Pegher (Fox C) 5-0
F: Lenhardt WBF #2 Joe Newara (HC) 3:32

Tourn Record: 4-0 (PLACED 1ST)


McLane Wrestlers Stomp Colonels

The McLane wrestling team returned from the holiday break looking good as they stomped Erie Strong Vincent on Tuesday evening, 66-6. They ran their Region 4 and overall record to 4-0 in the process.

Posting falls for the Lancers were: Elijah Schreiber (132), Kyle Bloomquist (138), Owen Watkins (152), Jon Carrier (160) and Ethan Laird (195). Patrick Angelo (103), Brett Mallory (145), Cayden Connolly (170), Jack Kaulis (182), Riley Vaughn (220) and Jacob Lenhardt (285) all recorded wins by forfeit. Kyle Bloomquist rocked the house with the fastest pin of the evening in just 36 ticks!

The team will head to Meadville this Friday and attempt to THREE-PEAT as champions at the Tool City Tournament.

Tool City Tourney 2017 – Meadville High School
26 Teams

Friday, January 6, 2017 Weigh-Ins: 2:00 p.m.
Coaches Meeting: 3:30 p.m.
Wrestling: 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (approx.) on 5 mats

Saturday, January 7, 2017 Weigh-Ins: 7:30 a.m.
Coaches Meeting: 8:30 a.m.
Wrestling: 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (approx.)
Semi-finals and consolations on 4 mats
Consolation Championships: 2:45 p.m. (3rd thru 6th) on 2 mats
Parade of champions: 4:45 p.m.
Championship Finals: 5:00 p.m. on 1 mat

Teams participating: Meadville, Boiling Springs, Clearfield, Cochranton, Titusville, General McLane, Warren, Saegertown, Brockway, Fox Chapel, DuBois, Fort LeBoeuf, Cambridge Springs, Redbank Valley, Punxsutawney, Harbor Creek, Sharpsville, Eisenhower, Girard, Franklin, Seneca Valley, Maplewood, Lakeview, Williamsport, Olean (NY) & Howland (OH).


106 Patrick Angelo (GM) wbff
113 Double ff
120 Caldwell (SV) wbff
126 Double ff
132 Elijah Schreiber (GM) wbf Bizzarro 3:54
138 Kyle Bloomquist (GM) wbf Donahue 0:36
145 Brett Mallory (GM) wbff
152 Owen Watkins (GM) wbf Abbott 1:55
160 Jon Carrier (GM) wbf Pulliam 1:44
170 Cayden Connolly (GM) wbff
182 Jack Kaulis (GM) wbff
195 Ethan Laird (GM) wbf Hall 3:36
220 Riley Vaughn (GM) wbff
285 Jacob Lenhardt (GM) wbff



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