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PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERBParkland’s Brandon Kassis went 5-0 with three pins at last weekend’s Trojan Duals. Copyright - Don Herb 2017_ PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERBParkland’s Brandon Kassis went 5-0 with three pins at last weekend’s Trojan Duals. Copyright - Don Herb 2017_
PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERB Parkland David Polanki puts Exeter’s Dirk Amole on his back en route to a 14-7 win at the Trojan Duals. Copyright - Don Herb 2017_ PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERB Parkland David Polanki puts Exeter’s Dirk Amole on his back en route to a 14-7 win at the Trojan Duals. Copyright - Don Herb 2017_
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Wrestlers go 1-4 at duals

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by TODD KRESs tkress@tnonline.com in Sports

The Parkland wrestling team didn’t have to travel last weekend as it held its annual Trojan Duals on Saturday. But the teams it hosted provided plenty of competition right in their own backyard.

Parkland went 1-4 at the Trojan Duals, its lone win coming against Exeter (32-30) in the second of five matches on the day. The Trojans came up short against Cumberland Valley (41-25), Council Rock South (34-29), Delaware Valley (34-30) and Northampton (41-23).

“It was tough to go 1-4 at the Parkland Duals, but I keep trying to stress that we keep getting better and our effort is there,” Parkland head coach Mike Ottinger said. “That is what you can control. You can control giving 110 percent, and hopefully come in and try to get a little bit better every day at practice and every match.”

The final win tally may be a bit deceiving as to how the Trojans actually competed on Saturday. Three of Parkland’s losses were decided in the final bout, so that 1-4 record could have nearly been 4-1.

“It was a good effort,” Ottinger said. “But three matches came down to the last match, and you would’ve like to see at least two go our way, and maybe all three. But it was a good effort. You look to improve and do the best you can moving forward.”

Individually, a number of Trojan grapplers had successful outings. Senior Zach Ortman and junior Brandon Kassis both went 5-0.

Ortman was perfect, finishing with two tech falls and three pins. Those falls came against Exeter’s Alex O’Neill, Delaware Valley’s Damien Lobello and Northampton’s Cole Kleppinger. Ortman, now 15-1, is just weeks removed from winning his 100th career match in the Liberty Holiday Classic.

Kassis pinned three opponents (Exeter’s Connor Lender, Council Rock South’s Collin Waterman and Delaware Valley’s Joe Casella), earned a tech fall, and closed out his day with a tough 6-2 decision against Northampton’s Logan Ninos.

“Zach Ortman is doing what you expect him to do,” Ottinger said. “And Brandon Kassis, they both went 5-0. But I think the guy that really stood out was Nate Weider.”

Kassis is now 12-3 on the season with Parkland set to embark on a tough week that includes matches against Nazareth and Pocono Mountain East. The Trojans will also wrestle in the Escape The Rock tournament this weekend.

But the one grappler who really impressed Ottinger at the Trojan Duals was the 220-pounder Wieder, who went 3-0. He edged Cumberland Valley’s Dontey Rogan (7-4) and Council Rock South’s Jon Weinstein (5-4) in the second and fourth matches, and then finished his day with a dominant 12-5 decision over Northampton’s Edward Confer.

“He beat one of the top 220 pounders in the district from Northampton, and he beat him pretty good,” Ottinger said. “That was probably a guy who stood out. It’s good to know where he is at now.”

Adam Lizak went 4-1 on the day, wrestling at both 182 and 195. Kevin Vrablik finished 3-2.

Parkland results from the Trojan Duals

Cumberland Vall. 41, Parkland 25

106: Ruston Dzielak (C) won by forfeit

113: Ben Monn (C) pinned Seth Glassic in 3:33

120: Brandon Kassis (P) tech. fall Hunter Arbogast, 17-1

126: Cade Reichart (C) maj. dec. Mason Lansenderfer, 9-0

132: Blake Shalbert (Parkland) dec Jacob McKenzie, 3-2

138: Mason Viehman (C) maj. dec Kale Cummings, 11-1

145: Zach Ortman (P) tech. fall Mason Viehman, 16-0

152: Cole McCoy (C) dec Louis Sivonda dec. 7-4

160: Kevin Vrablik (P) dec Matthew Barrick dec 7-3

170: Jacob Lucas (C) pinned David Polanki in 2:18

182: Adam Lizak (P) pinned Quinn Bonney in 1:17

195: Austin Kupko (C) pinned Ethan Moscat in 2:38

220: Nate Wieder (P) dec Dontey Rogan, 7-5

285: Quincy Thomas (C) pinned Jon Glovas in 5:23

Exeter Hs 30 Parkland 32

106: Patrick Borja (E) won by forfeit

113: Jacob Keller (E) dec Bryan Diaz, 10-4

120: Lucas Kern (P) dec David Wentling, 10-5

126: Brandon Kassis (P) pinned Connor Lender in 2:47

132: Blake Shalbert (P) dec Chris Matthews, 5-2

138: Chase Guldin (E) dec Kale Cummings, 8-6

145: Zach Ortman (P) pinned Alex O`Neill in 5:28

152: Louis Sivonda (P) dec Gage Moran, 3-1

160: Kevin Vrablik (P) dec Matt Ward, 9-2

170: David Polanki (P) dec Dirk Amole, 14-7

182: Adam Lizak (P) tech. fall John Harrell, 15-0

195: Michael Crane (E) pinned Ethan Moscat 2:55

220: Dennis Karas (E) won by forfeit

285: Ryan Crane (E) pinned Jon Glovas in 1:14

Council Rock South 34

Parkland. 29

106: Kyle Waterman (CR) over FFT

113: Bryan Diaz (P) pinned Maximino Mendez in :44

120: Braden Ricchini (CR) dec Lucas Kern, 2-0

126: Brandon Kassis (P) pinned Collin Waterman in :25

132: Ben Radner (CR) dec Blake Shalbert, 4-3

138: Eric Woloshyn (CR) maj. dec Kale Cummings, 11-1

145: Zach Ortman (P) tech. fall Joel Martsinovsky, 15-0

152: Josh Kahn (CR) pinned Jacob Ortman in 4:46

160: Cole Flanagan (CR) dec Louis Sivonda, 5-4

170: Nik Korbich (CR) dec Kevin Vrablik, 3-1

182: David Polanki (P) pinned John Caplan in 1:19

195: Adam Lizak (P) dec Giani Gilch, 7-0

220: Nate Wieder (P) dec Jon Weinstein, 5-4

285: Jon Glovas (P) won by forfeit

Delaware Valley 34 Parkland 30

106: Joe Porco (DV) won by forfeit

113: Preston Machado (DV) maj. dec Gabe Montanez, 14-1

120: Brandon Kassis (P) pinned Thomas Porco in 1:44

126: Mason Lansenderfer (P) dec Joe Casella, 11-5

132: Mike McKinney (DV) dec Blake Shalbert, 5-1

138: Jack Dardia (DV) pinned Mason Trauger in 0:27

145: Zach Ortman (P) pinned Damien Lobello in :50

152: Louis Sivonda (P) dec Gavin Brazanskas, 4-2

160: Kevin Vrablik (P) pinned Shawn Davis in 4:35

170: Jason Henderson (DV) pinned David Polanki in 0:51

182: Andrew Kidd (DV) dec Adam Lizak,8-4

195: Ethan Moscat (P) dec Shane Fagan, 2-0

220: Jose Falcon (DV) pinned Jim Ernst in 1:54

285: Jon Glovas (P) dec Dave Kharatishvili, 7-4

Northampton 41 Parkland 23

106: Gunnar Wagner (N) won by forfeit

113: Samuel Hanley (N) maj. dec Bryan Diaz, 13-5

120: Brandon Kassis (P) dec Logan Ninos, 6-2

126: Jagger Condomitti (N) tech. fall Mason Lansenderfer, 16-1

132: Devon Britton (N) pinned Blake Shalbert in 3:08

138: Erik Schreck (N) maj. dec Kale Cummings,11-0

145: Zach Ortman (P) pinned Cole Kleppinger in 4:20

152: Michael Kistler (N) maj. dec Louis Sivonda,16-8

160: Riley Gallagher (N) dec Kevin Vrablik, 3-1

170: Noah Messer (N) dec David Polanki,c 5-2

182: Adam Lizak (P) tech. fall Shaun Miller, 15-0

195: Ethan Moscat (P) won by forfeit

220: Nate Wieder (P) dec Edward Confer, 12-5

285: Hunter Werkheiser (N) pinned Jon Glovas in09