Wolverines fall in home opener to Coudersport

Sheffield’s Kevin Evans eyes up his opponent, Coudersport’s Isaac Wright during their 170-pound match on Tuesday.

Sheffield couldn’t have asked for a better opponent to come into town for their home opener. The Wolverines battled, but defending AML champion Coudersport was as advertised, defeating Sheffield 62-18 on Tuesday.

“They’re the defending AML champions for a reason,” said Sheffield coach Jack Rice. “I thought we competed well.”

Nine of the 10 weight classes that were wrestled ended in forfeit – including three in Sheffield’s favor.

The Wolverines; Jacob Disshen earned a third period fall over Kurt Lefever at 132, while Nick Knowles (285) and Caden Smead (106) earned first period pins.

Disshen trailed his match early, 2-0 after the first period, but came back to earn a 7-5 lead after the second and ultimately the pin in the third.

Sheffield’s Jacob Disshen looks on during a brief break in his 132-pound bout against Coudersport’s Kurt LeFever. Disshen went on to win via fall.

The match of the night came at 170, where Coudersport’s Isaac Wright earned a hard-fought 6-4 win over Sheffield’s Kevin Evans. The Wolverine was down 6-1 at one point, with his third period rally coming up just short.

“I thought we had a lot of positives,” Rice said. “Jake Disshen wrestled a real good match at 132, Kevin Evans at 170, as well as Nick Knowles at 285 and Caden Smead.”

Sheffield returns to action Thursday, hosting Johnsonburg.

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120 – Trevor Olney (C) pinned Kole Holden, 1:43

126 – Brynen Kisiel (C) won by forfeit

132 – Jacob Disshen (S) pinned Kurt LeFever, 5:20

138 – Chase Fuller (C) pinned Thomas Batzel, 4:27

145 – Dustin Kudrick (C) pinned Kevin Marfink, 3:55

152 – David Kudrick (C) pinned Cody Marfink, 1:12

160 – Gage Arnold (C) pinned Jarrett Collins, 2:48

170 – Isaac Wright (C) dec. Kevin Evans, 6-4

182 – Elijah Ayers (C) won by forfeit

195 – Troy McKeone (C) won by forfeit

220 –  Corey Thompson (C) pinned Austin Gregerson, :46

285 – Nick Knowles (S) pinned Jeffrey Gunn

106 – Caden Smead (S) pinned Chris Davis

113 – Donovan Olney (C) won by forfeit