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Large weight classes doom Thunderbirds

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua Lake-Westfield-Panama-Clymer Thunderbirds wrestling team fell to Portville by a score of 42-36 on Thursday night. It was the second loss in as many days for the Thunderbirds, after a loss to Fredonia on Wednesday.

The Thunderbirds dominated the smaller weight classes on Thursday. Jordan Joslyn earned a win for the Thunderbirds over Portville’s Samual Zeigler at 99-pounds by a 12-4 majority decision. At 106, Martin Ohlsson earned a win via forfeit, then Jayden Malecki won by a 7-4 decision over Mario Pascucci of Portville at 113. Trent Burchanowski won by a 9-0 majority decision over Luke Haberly at 120, then Hunter Harris pinned Chase Wenke in 35 seconds at 126.

After Portville’s Braxton Stone pinned Bradley Smith in 4:21 at 132, the Thunderbirds answered with a pin by Brendon Rowe at 138 in 43 seconds and a 9-1 majority decision by Brendon Ramsey at 145. John Watson finished out the victories for the Thunderbirds at 152 with a win over Portville’s Brennan Niver.

It was the larger weight classes that doomed the Thunderbirds on Thursday. Portville earned three pinfall victories, at 160, 170 and 182. Portville then earned forfeit victories at 195, 220 and 285 to secure the win.

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