Eisenhower had three individual champions, and a second-place team finish, on Saturday at the Eisenhower Invitational at Eisenhower High School.
Eisenhower coach Kris Black was completely satisfied with the second-place finish, to Falconer, at the eight-team pool tournament on Saturday.
"Overall, as a team, we didn't wrestle badly," said Black, whose Knights had 122 team points to Falconer's 140 in the tournament in which the Knights were defending champions.
Times Observer photo by Brian Hagberg
Eisenhower’s Jordan Hefferman bulls down his opponent from Strong Vincent during the Eisenhower Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at Eisenhower High School. Hefferman won the match via pin.
Jake Johnson (195), Trevor Spicer (182) and Jeb Fedorchuk (12) all came out as champions in their respective weight classes.
Johnson was 4-0, and Jeb Fedorchuk 4-1 "and beat the kid that beat him, Kyle Ross from Falconer, in a (one-point) decision," said Black.
"Johnson and Spicer really dominated their weight classes," he said. "(Spicer, a sophomore, might have had) the best tournament out of anybody."
Dylan Baker (126), Jordan Hefferman (220) and Logan Head (170) each lost in the finals - Hefferman to a state-qualifier from Pennsylvania, and Head to a New York state qualifier.
"If there was another guy that wrestled as well as Trevor, it would have been Logan," said Black. "Some of the other guys wrestled well, even though they may not have placed in the top two or so - Kenny Peters wrestled well, Clay Coffaro is a first-year kid and he didn't win a match, but we were happy with how he wrestled.
"I think it was an eye-opener for us as far as where we were at," he said. "Looking at our team, we all thought we had the potential to be pretty good; at the same time, it's the little things that matter. There's a lot of room for improvement."
Eisenhower will start its dual match schedule with a tough match on Tuesday at Fort LeBoeuf.
ST. MARYS - Youngsville High School had two individual champions at Saturday's eight-team St. Marys Kick-off Wrestling Tournament at St. Marys High School.
Sophomores Jeremy Lyon and Jaykup Durlin won their weight classes in the pool tournament at St. Marys, each going 4-0 on the day.
Lyon won by a 1-0 decision in the final of the 170 pounds division.
Youngsville coach Scott Ishman said Lyon was "wrestling up" from 160 to 170 to take the title, pinning one opponent along the way.
Durlin was 4-0 with four pins at 220 pounds.
Senior Josh Lewis finished second at 3-1 at 160 in the tournament - won by North Star High School, Boswell, Pa. Youngsville was fourth as a team, just ahead of host St. Marys.
Aaron Hoover (113), Chester Ciukaj (120), Hunter Proctor (138) and Stephen Beattie (285) all finished third for Youngsville, which placed seven wrestlers in the top three out of 10 competing.
"I think almost everybody won at least one match," said Ishman, whose Eagles travel to Iroquois for a dual match on Tuesday. "It was a very nice warm-up."