Warren drops battle at McDowell

ERIE – Warren was able to get on the mat for its opening match of the season on Thursday, and the results was a hard-fought 42-27 setback at McDowell.

Liam Stevenson (170) and Alex Anderson (126) won by pin for the Dragons, while Gannon commit Owen Balas earned a technical fall at 152 and Avery Smith a major decision at 120.

Ryan Madigan also received a forfeit at 113 for the Dragons.

“There are some inexperienced guys on both teams and we kind of thought it would be back and forth,” said Warren coach Dean Johnson. “We’ll keep fighting and be ready for next time.”

Kyle Swick, going against Kyle Ciotti, a seventh place finisher at states last year, battled well into the third period before being pinned at the 5:34 mark.

“Kyle wrestled amazing against Ciotti,” Johnson noted.

The Dragons return to action today at the STOWA Tournament in Dunkirk.

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MCDOWELL 42, WARREN 27

160 – Zack Corp (M) pinned Jamo Douvlos, 4:43

170 – Liam Stevenson (W) pinned Noah Bielak, 1:58

182 – Alex Bielak (M) pinned Dominic Caprino, 2:00

195 – Zack Edminston (M) dec. Joey Arnold, 8-7

220 – Connor Bone (M) pinned Thomas Lucks, 4:48

285 – Mark Chambers (M) pinned Matt Ristau, :34

106 – No match

113 – Ryan Madigan (W) won by forfeit

120 – Avery Smith (W) maj. dec. Nate Digello, 15-4

126 – Alex Anderson (W) pinned Colton Kielar, 1:07

132 – Hayden Butterfield (M) dec. Donovan Fiscus, 11-6

138 – Jeff Boyd (M) pinned Joe Letko 1:40

145 – Leno Ciotti (M) pinned Kyle Swick 5:34

152 – Owen Balas (W) tech fall Jacob Onorato, 15-0

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Warren Junior High winners: Giovanni Elinski, Tomassa Clemente, Easton Hultberg, Billy Anderson, Tristan Dolan

Warren JV winners: Tyler Noe (138, pin), Ben Nutt (170, 4-0 dec.)

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