Salisbury, Md.–It may not have been a perfect semifinal round like the one they had a week ago at the Ray Oliver, but the Archbishop Spalding Cavaliers were again dominant in the Saturday round, forwarding five of six semifinalists into the War on the Shore finals.
With the six wrestlers in the semis, Spalding advanced Mike Still (103), Cole Gallagher (112), Brady Gaynor (135), Will Switzer (145) and Charlie Lynch (152) to the tournament finals, where they look to add placement points to their team-point lead.
Winning a tight decision over Rising Sun’s Robert Rakes, Gaynor was up just one point going into the third period, and opted to put Rakes on his feet before taking him down and getting back-points in the final seconds of their scramble.
Teammate Switzer also took a tight one away from his Rising Sun opponent, Anthony Cimorosi, getting a stalling call to set up his 3-2 takedown advancing win.
Curley took a bit of a hit in the semifinal round, pushing along just two of their five wrestlers in 171-pounder Purnell Summers to take on Mount St. Joe’s Tyler Rill, and Avery Williams (189).
Summers’s buzzer-beating takedown following a late stalling call allowed him the tow-point win over Good Council’s Spencer Neff, and a shot at Rill.
Joining Rill for Mount St. Joe are 145-pound Brady Massaro and 215-pounder Tyler Tippett, who pinned his way into the finals, in the same fashion at Centennial’s Nath Kraisser (125).
Old Mill went 1-1 in the semis, dropping Caleb Marshall’s match to national star Cody Combs of Sussex Central, but seeing a finalist in Salaman Riddell at 140.
The medal rounds of the War on the Shore are set to begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.
War on the Shore Semifinal Results:
103 Camden Anderson GRA maj dec 12-4 Adam Lowe POQ
Mike Still SPA dec 3-0 John Papanicolas LAP
112 Cole Gallagher SPA –maj dec 14-3Vince Scarinzi CUR
Thomas Payne POQ maj dec 9-1 Zach Pilkington PAX
119 Paul O’Neil GON maj dec 18-7 Collin Harrell BRO
Jeffrey Ogburn POQ fall 2:00 Chris Donaldosn SAL
125 Nathan Kraisser CEN fall 2:51 Lance Hawn-Schmitt GRF
Matt Kibblehouse SAL dec 1-0 Logan Breitenbach SPA
130 Kyle Bauer WHP dec 10-4 Kevin Johnson MSJ
Shane Arechiga GDC dec 10-5 Mark Ardecki CAR
135 Johnny MacLanahan GRB dec 3-1 Jason Jennings LAP
Brady Gaynor SPA dec 5-1 Robert Rakes RIS
140 Cody Broomall SUC fall 3:36 Erik Meyer CUR
Salaman Riddell OLD fall :59 Daniel Brannon LAP
145 Brady Massaro MSJ maj dec 14-0 Sam Ziff SVP
Will Switzer SPA dec 3-2 Anthony Cimorosi RIS
152 Charlie Lynch SPA fall 1:40 Chuckie Blankenship CUR
Josh Lopez LAP dec 15-9 Ryan Hoagland GRA
160 Cody Combs SUC tech fall 15-0 Caleb Marshall OLD
Ryan Wolfe CAR dec 3-2 Connar Zimmerman LAP
171 Tyler Rill MSJ dec 8-4 Joey Higgs LAP
Purnell Summers CUR dec 8-6 Jonathan Turner HOD
189 Avery Williams CUR dec 10-7 Spencer Neff GDC
Alex Zwier CAR dec 7-3 Luke Clark HIC
215 Tyler Tippett MSJ fall 1:47 Jordan Jones GRB
Kyle Snyder GDC fall 4:46 Darren Hankins HIC
285 Stephen Snyder GDC fall 1:35 Jon Boarman LAP
Nick Craven STD dec 11-6 Tyler Chronic SUC
1 154.00 Archbishop Spalding
2 118.00 La Plata
3 112.00 Sussex Central
4 101.00 Archbishop Curley
5 100.00 Mount St Joseph
6 77.50 Good Counsel
7 72.00 Caravel Academy
8 71.50 Grassfield
9 69.00 Poquoson
10 68.00 Old Mill
11 61.00 Salesianum
12 58.00 Stephen Decatur
13 51.00 Rising Sun
14 50.00 Hickory
15 48.50 Wheeling Park
16 44.00 Great Bridge
17 36.00 Centennial
18 33.00 Gonzaga College
19 31.00 Grafton
31.00 Sussex Tech
21 29.00 Patuxent
22 25.00 Hodgson Vo Tech
25.00 Severna Park
24 23.00 Broadneck
25 22.00 Hanover
26 2.00 Hayfield
27 0.00 Riverbend