That didn't take long.
Forfeits were the theme of the night at Eisenhower High School on Wednesday, as the Knights recorded a 40-30 win over visiting North East in a dual match that saw only three bouts contested on the mat.
Of those three, Robbie Wilston was the lone winner for the Knights at 152 pounds, where he wrestled to a convincing 13-0 major decision over North East's Kodi Skarzenski.
Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt
Eisenhower junior Robbie Wilston, back, controls his North?East opponent during the 152-pound bout of Wednesday’s varsity wrestling match between the schools at?Eisenhower High School. Wilston dominated the match, finishing with a strong 13-0 major decision victory.
Times Observer photo by Ben?Oviatt
Getting after it
Eisenhower’s Steven Haner, left, tries to get control of North East’s Jacob Miller during the 120-pound bout of Wednesday’s wrestling match between the schools at Eisenhower High School. Haner was defeated, 5-2, but the Knights won the team event, 40-30.
"Robbie did fantastic," said Eisenhower coach Kiel Woodburn. "That was a match where he wrestled to his ability and this is a good time for him to be wrestling that well. It was without a doubt the highlight of the night."
The Grape Pickers claimed victories in the evening's other two matches with Jacob Miller picking up a 5-2 decision over Steven Haner in the 120-pound weight class and Adam Bailey a 5-3 decision over Eisenhower's Jeb Fedorchuk at 126 pounds.
The remaining matches were no contests, with Jake Johnson (195), Dylan Raines (285), Alex Wolcott (106), Graham Johnson (132), Tyler Gourley (138) and Louie Head (145) all recieving forfeit wins for the Knights. North East claimed four wins by forfeit at 182, 113, 160, and 170 pounds.
Eisenhower 40, North East 30
182: Tyrus Murphy (N) wbf.
195: Jake Johnson (E) wbf.
220: No match
285: Dylan Raines (E) wbf.
106: Alex Wolcott (E) wbf.
113: Logan Gray (N) wbf.
120: Jacob Miller (N) d. Steven Haner (E), 5-2
126: Adam Bailey (N) d. Jeb Fedorchuk (E), 5-3
132: Graham Johnson (E) wbf.
138: Tyler Gourley (E) wbf.
145: Louie Head (E) wbf.
152: Robbie Wilston (E) m. Kodi Skarzenski (N), 13-0
160: Jordan Bryan (N) wbf.
170: Marcus Gonzalez (N) wbf.
Eisenhower will take to the mat in their final dual match of the season Thursday against Cambridge Springs at Eisenhower High School. The individual postseason will begin February 15-16 with the Section 1-AA Tournament at Union City High School.