December 31, 2010


Malmberg runner-up in Windsor tourney

WINDSOR — The Windsor Holiday Wrestling Tournament seeding committee was perfect in its prediction for Lucas Malmberg.
The Marathon Central wrestler was the second-seed in the 96-pound weight class and that’s where the Olympian standout finished. Malmberg wrapped up the two-day event Thursday with a 2-1 record after getting pinned in the championship finals by top-seed Kyle Kelly from Chenango Forks in 1:25.
Malmberg’s effort was the best among three Marathon wrestlers that head coach Jamie Bush took to the tournament. The Olympians placed 17th overall with 37 points. Chenango Forks was the team champion with 152 points. Huntington edged out Towanda, Pa. for second place, 142.5 to 140.
After a first-round bye, Malmberg pinned Landon Cummings in 50 seconds Wednesday to advance to Thursday’s semifinal round. Malmberg then flattened Maine-Endwell’s Zak Garrehy 38 seconds into the third period of their bout.
Dillon Hurlbert posted a 3-3 record over the two days to place sixth in the 215-pound weight class. The fourth-seeded Hurlbert posted a 10-1 majority decision over Corning’s Miquel Delgado in the opening round before being pinned by fifth-seed Nick Lupi of Huntington in the quarterfinals. On Thursday, Hurlbert pinned Dan Tarnovsky of West Springfield in 4:48 and scored a 3-1 decision over Jesse Angevine of Windsor. He then was pinned by Chenango Forks’ Jake Dubois at the 2:50 mark of their match. Ithaca’s Evan Reynolds stuck Hurlbert eight seconds into the second period of their bout for fifth place.
Tyler Hall was the third Olympian in competition. He went 2-2 and did not place in the event. Hall scored a 2-0 decision over Kevin Thayer of Unatego in the first round before dropping an 11-2 majority decision to second-seed Colton Perry from host Windsor. Hall began two day by pinning Greene’s Trevor Parrish at the 4:53 mark. In another 11-2 loss, Hall’s tournament was ended by Wayne Cirigliano from B-G/Afton.


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