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Capac second at BWAC Tourney, Imlay City third, Almont is fourth



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February 10, 2010
TRI-CITY AREA — Capac, Imlay City and Almont wrestling teams claimed respective finishes of second, third and fourth last at the Blue Water Area Conference Tournament last Saturday.

Cros-Lex is where the action unfolded.

When the final scores were posted, Richmond's 278-point total set the pace. Capac pulled up second, thanks to an output of 212.5 points, and Imlay City tallied 149.5 for third.

Five other schools vied for league honors that day. Their ranks consisted of Almont (142.5 points), Algonac (83), Yale (61), Cros-Lex (49) and Armada (20).

Joshua Kaiser notched the top Capac showing that day. The 140-pounder reached his weight division's championship clash where he handed Almont's Kevin Creger a 9-3 setback.

Brian Kulman, Ed Niemi, Thomas Bolday, Chris Bly and Pat White gave Capac seconds. Kulman gained admittance to the 145-pound title encounter where he fell 16-1 to Richmond's Brian Henke; Niemi advanced to the championship clash at 171 pounds where he was pinned by Richmond's Dakota Boldrey with 1:06 elapsed; Bolday reached the 189-pound title encounter where he dropped a 6-3 verdict to Yale's Mike Tyranski; Bly gained admittance to the championship clash at 215 pounds where he was pinned by Algonac's Eric Heim with 40 seconds gone; and White advanced to the 285-pound title encounter where he was pinned by Yale's Steve Lams with 35 seconds elapsed.

Gideon Gaiter, Derek Gottschalk and Tom Ray provided Capac with thirds. Gaiter reached the consolation final at 130 pounds where he pinned Imlay City's Jake Scillian with 4:22 elapsed; Gottschalk gained admittance to the 160-pound consolation final where he pinned Algonac's John Hintzman with 4:49 gone; and Ray advanced to the consolation final at 285 pounds where he pinned Richmond's Paul Jones with 2:01 gone.

Capac also received fourths courtesy of Matt Schuman, Dan Cornish and Aaron Smith. Schuman reached the 119-pound consolation final where he fell 4-0 to Imlay City's Andrew Pawlaczyk; Cornish gained admittance to the consolation final at 135 pounds where he was pinned with 4:25 elapsed by Richmond's Sean Clancy; and Smith advanced to the 152-pound consolation final where he dropped a 2-0 verdict to Imlay City's Nick Nivison.

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Capac 160-pounder Derek Gottschalk works for a fall against Almont’s Rod Dusablon at the BWAC Tournament last Saturday. photo by Kevin Kissane.

Sam Lyscas led Imlay City with a second-place finish that day. Lyscas reached the 135-pound title encounter where he dropped a 5-4 verdict to Richmond's Preston Treend.

The setback was the first of the season for Lyscas after registering 50 straight wins.

Matt Myers gave Imlay City a second as well. Myers gained admittance to the championship clash at 160 pounds where he was pinned by Richmond's Roger Crump with 3:32 gone.

RJ See, Andrew Pawlaczyk and Kyle Guerrero furnished Imlay City's thirds. See advanced to the 112-pound consolation final where he picked up a 7-5 overtime win against Imlay City's Ray Murawski; Pawlaczyk reached the consolation final at 119 pounds where he claimed a 4-0 win against Capac's Matt Schuman; and Guerrero gained admittance to the 125-pound consolation final where he registered an 8-1 triumph against Richmond's Mike Davis.

Ray Murawski and Nelson Pena rounded out the list of Imlay City placewinners with fourths. Murawski advanced to the 112-pound consolation final where he incurred a 7-5 overtime setback to teammate RJ See; and Pena reached to the consolation final at 215 pounds where he was pinned by Almont's Chase Orzel with 1:53 elapsed.

Taylor Lawrence, Dylan Creger, Kevin Creger and Josh Kunath led Almont with seconds. Lawrence gained admittance to the 119-pound title clash where he dropped a 12-9 verdict to Richmond's Garrett Edwards; Dylan Creger reached the championship encounter at 125 pounds where he fell by a 9-3 count to Richmond's Josh Rivard; Kevin Creger advanced to the 140-pound title clash where he dropped a 9-3 verdict to Capac's Joshua Kaiser; and Kunath gained admittance to the championship encounter at 152 pounds where he fell by an 11-8 count to Richmond's Adrian Morang.

Pat Finn, Derek Kopp and Chase Orzel provided Almont's thirds. Finn reached the 145-pound consolation final where he pinned teammate Corey Downing with 2:55 gone; Kopp advanced to the consolation final at 189 pounds where he pinned Cros-Lex's Bryce Quinn with 2:40 elapsed; and Orzel gained admittance to the 215-pound consolation final where he pinned Imlay City's Nelson Pena with 1:53 elapsed.

Almont also received fourths courtesy of Corey Downing and Nick Ouillette. Downing reached the consolation final at 145 pounds where he was pinned by teammate Pat Finn with 2:55 gone; and Ouillette advanced to the 171-pound consolation final where he dropped a 12-4 verdict to Algonac's Mickey Devlin.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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