Wolves down Dragons, Highlanders in first OAA duals of season

By Wendi Reardon Price
Clarkston News Sports Writer
— Clarkston Varsity Wrestling opened up the OAA Red league with two wins at home over Lake Orion and Rochester Adams last Wednesday, Jan. 10.
“It was a good night,” said Brian Gibbs, head coach for the Wolves. “A good opening night in the OAA. We made a lot of little mistakes but things that we can definitely work on and improve on. We gave a lot of our freshmen and sophomores chances in the line up tonight and some of them stepped up in a good way. It shows some promise. We were able to rest a few of our upperclassmen tonight for a dual or two. It gets our underclass some experience.”
The Wolves opened the night with a 40-20 win over Lake Orion.
Clarkston set the tone winning the first four duals as Chase Olsen had a 9-2 victory in the 157-pound weight class over Raymond Lucero.
Gerald Setter (165) had a fall over Ryker Griffith and Brock Trevino (190) posted a fall over Payton McIntyre. Ethan Zak (175) went 11-5 over Nathan Derbyshire before the Dragons won the next two matches with decisions.
Also with wins against the Dragons were: Gavin Culloty (106) with a void; Tyler Le (113) with a 13-3 major decision over Christopher Whitman; Archer Anderson (126) with a fall over Michael Champine; and Maxim Brown (150) with a fall over Aidan Anderson.
The Wolves won their dual over Rochester Adams, 39-32
Winning with falls were Setter over Kris Dombrowski; Anderson over Anthony Randazzo; Ayden Mutter (138) over Demestrious Thomas; and Nate Carter (144) over Dominic Beccari. Anthony Cach (215) won his match with a 5-2 decision over Parker Bauer. Zak and Camden Neumann (285) won with voids.
“I know Adams and Lake Orion have some really good kids in their lineup, But there are a lot of unknowns with them,” Gibbs said. “There were a lot of a lot of things that I didn’t know and they stepped up. Adams is very young so they’re going to be a team that’s going to be competing, contending in the OAA in the near future.”
The Wolves head to Rochester this Wednesday for their next OAA Red competition against Stoney Creek and Rochester, followed by a visit to Oxford on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

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