12/5/2012 8:51:00 AM Bradshaw wrestlers filling weight classes this season
Bradshaw Mountain 160-pound senior David Snell has temporary control of his Flagstaff Eagle opponent this past Wednesday during the Bears’ triple-dual home wrestling meet in Prescott Valley.
Trib Photo/Cheryl Hartz
The Bradshaw Mountain High wrestlers hosted a triple-dual meet this past Wednesday in Prescott Valley. The Bears first wrestled the Flagstaff Eagles, and then took on the Prescott Badgers.
The Eagles seemed to be in the boat the Bears abandoned after last season, in not filling numerous weight classes. Bradshaw forfeited only the 170-pound weight class, while Brian Stolz, Jordan Seeman, Zack Steck, Chris Flannigan and A.J. Hash earned forfeit wins at 106, 138, 145, 152 and heavyweight, respectively, but missing their chance to warm up against Prescott.
Bradshaw got an earned win from senior Duane Ehrlich, who was trailing 3-2 when he pinned his 220-pound Flag opponent just seconds into their second period.
Russ Dodge started his 182-pound match with a takedown, and was tied 2-2 headed into the second period. An escape point gave the Eagle a 3-2 lead going into the final frame. A reversal in the third gave the Eagle the 5-2 edge and win.
The Bears spent Friday and Saturday at Flagstaff High for the Peaks Wrestling Tournament.
Bradshaw new head coach Gordie Cobb said the young team of mainly sophomores and freshmen showed continued improvement in its overall scores.
After team duals on Friday, four Bears competed in Saturday's medal rounds. Russ Dodge (160) and Jordan Seeman (132) each captured third place. Peter Hodan (195) managed a fourth place finish, and Juan Salinas (170) placed sixth.
"It was a great showcase and tournament for these wrestlers, and a great way to kick off the tournament season," Cobb said.
Bradshaw heads for Deer Valley Thursday to grapple the Skyhawks, and then to Camp Verde on Friday and Saturday for the Verde Valley Duals tournament.