Bryan’s wrestling team recorded eight pins, won nine matches overall and posted a 51-12 victory over Montpelier on Tuesday in a dual at Bryan High School.
“I’m very happy with the way they wrestled,” Bryan coach Matt Dominique said. “The big thing that we are really working on is taking what we do in the room and taking it to the mat, and tonight we took it from the room to the mat. So I was super happy with the way we performed.”
Bryan’s Christian Hollister started the match with a late pin against Monte Treesh. Hollister led 3-1 late in the match but ended up sticking Treesh in 5:47.
Dylan McCandless, who along with Hollister are seniors for the Golden Bears, pinned Gavin Wurm in 44 seconds in their 195-pound match.
At 113 pounds, Bryan’s Dominique Bherns pinned Jaycee Altaffer in 1:05, while at 126 pounds, the Golden Bears’ Donnell Bush stuck Makaya Crisenbery in 39 seconds.
Bryan’s Aiden Fenter won his 138-pound match over Jordan Fry via pin in 3:57, while Broston Bernath pinned Andrew Aguirre in 1:05 at 152 pounds.
Mikey Wolff (160) stuck Winston Nichols in 2:40, while Jaydon Dennis (170) floored Ivan Nichols in 1:00.
Lane Hurlbert picked up a 6-3 decision over Landon Brigle at 132 pounds for the Golden Bears. Brigle tied the match at 2-2 with an escape midway through the second period, but Hurlbert responded with a takedown late in the second period.
Hurlbert added another takedown to build a 6-2 lead in the the third period and held on for the win.
For Montpelier, Kasche Bible secured a first-period pin as he stuck Xander Cagle in 1:32 at 145 pounds. The Locos’ Ethan Pontious stuck Tyler Spisak in 1:48 in their 220-pound match.
Montpelier will return to action Saturday when it hosts Edgerton and Tinora at 1 p.m. Bryan will head to Tiffin Columbian for the Tornado Duals on Saturday, then will take on Fairview on Tuesday, Ayersville on Thursday and compete in the Archbold Chuck Forward Duals on Saturday.
“This next week is going to be a rough week,” Dominique said. “I tell the kids all the time I don’t expect them to win every single match. I want them to perform to their best ability every time they can, and if they perform to their best ability, I’m going to be happy.”
Bryan 51, Montpelier 12
106 pounds — Double forfeit; 113 — Dominique Bherns (Bryan) pinned Jaycee Altaffer, 1:05; 120 — Double forfeit; 126 — Donnell Bush (Bryan) pinned Makaya Crisenbery, :39; 132 — Lane Hurlbert (Bryan) dec. Landon Brigle, 6-3; 138 — Aiden Fenter (Bryan) pinned Jordan Fy, 3:57; 145 — Kasche Bible (Mont) pinned Xander Cagle, 1:32; 152 — Broston Bernath (Bryan) pinned Andre Aguirre, 1:05; 160 — Mikey Wolff (Bryan) pinned Winston Nichols, 2:40; 170 — Jaydon Dennis (Bryan) pinned Ivan Nichols, 1:00; 182 — Double forfeit; 195 — Dylan McCandless (Bryan) pinned Gavin Wurm, :44; 220 — Ethan Pontious (Mont) pinned Tyler Spisak, 1:48; 285 — Christian Hollister (Bryan) pinned Monte Treesh, 5:47.