WINGATE -- Bald Eagle Area accumulated a 27-0 lead and received late pins from Matt Dillon and Dion Barnard to defeat visiting Bellefonte 43-30 before a large crowd Tuesday.
The meet started at 160 pounds, and Tyler Baney (160), Dustin Coakley (170) and James Grieb (195) had early falls for BEA. Bellefonte sophomore Noah Perryman’s 6-4 overtime victory over Clint McCaslin trimmed the Eagles’ lead to 31-24 with four bouts left.
Dillon then pinned Cody Fisher in 3:05 at 138 to secure the victory. Barnard gave BEA six more points with a pin at 145.
Bellefonte senior Tom Traxler earned his 100th career victory with an injury default victory over Cole Surovec. Surovec suffered a shoulder injury 43 seconds into the bout.
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The Eagles improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big 7. The Red Raiders dropped to 2-2 and 0-2.
Bald Eagle Area 43, Bellefonte 30
(Tuesday at Wingate)
160: Tyler Baney (BEA) pinned Austin Phillips, 2:18
170: Dustin Coakley (BEA) pinned Austin Cable, 1:17
182: Jake Taylor (BEA) dec. Nick Shawley, 8-2
195: James Grieb (BEA) pinned Toby Cain, :35
220: Aaron Varner (BEA) won by forfeit
285: Garrett Poorman (BEL) dec. Nate Sharkey, 3-0
106: Travis Giedroc (BEA) maj. dec. Nate Rosenberger, 14-5
113: Luke Leathers (BEL) pinned Cody Stine, 1:58
120: Trevor Corl (BEL) pinned Jacob Noll, 1:37
126: Tom Traxler (BEL) won by inj. default Cole Surovec, :43
132: Noah Perryman (BEL) dec. Clint McCaslin, 6-4, SV
138: Matt Dillon (BEA) pinned Cody Fisher, 3:05
145: Dion Barnard (BEA) pinned Tanner Fetterolf, 1:18
152: Leo Wortman (BEL) won by forfeit
Takedowns: Bald Eagle Area 17, Bellefonte 7
Referee: Dick Wood
Records: Bald Eagle Area 3-0, 2-0 Big 7; Bellefonte 2-2, 0-2 Big 7
Next match: BEA at Manheim Tournament, Dec. 28-29 at Manheim Central; Bellefonte at Powerade Tournament, Dec. 29-30 at Canon-McMillan