FROM STAFF REPORTS
Aurora -- The Greenmen grapplers last week ran their Suburban League record to 4-0, downing Highland and Revere in a triangular match.
The locals rested a number of starters in beating Highland 56-21 and then downed Revere 51-18.
The Hornets forfeited six matches because of low manpower, and there were only five matches contested, with AHS winning three. The Minutemen also forfeited three classes.
Winning two matches each were Aurora's Kyle Petersen, Justin Schwartz, Will McGhee, Danny Novak, Dominic Stuber, Colin McNamara, Bubba Arslanian, Connor Bizjak and Mason Copley.
McGhee, Stuber, Arslanian and Bizjak each record a pin, while Trevor Mitch and Petersen each had one technical fall and Novak had a major decision.
Matchups on the JV mat were sparse, with only AHS's Paul Nugent picking up a win.
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At the Nordonia JV tournament, freshman McGhee dominated the 138-pound class, shutting out four opponents with a pin, 16-0 technical fall and 11-0 and 9-0 major decisions.
Sophomore Ryan Scantland also was a champion at 160 pounds, with three pins.
Freshman Petersen was second at 106 and sophomore Jacob Loudon was fourth at 145. Not placing, but winning two matches each were junior Josh Loudon (152) and freshman Dante Leone (220).
Gaining valuable experience were Tier Schwartz (113), Paul Nugent (145), Marcus Baroun (182) and Zach Sender (195).
"Overall, it was a good experience for our young Greenmen," said coach Dick Bliss.
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The Greenmen will have a showdown with Copley on Jan. 14 at home. Both teams have 4-0 marks, and both wrestle Kent Roosevelt before the head-to-head match. Action starts at 6 p.m. with Kent going against Copley, then Aurora meets Kent at 7 and AHS faces Copley about 8.
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Bliss' weekly awards are:
Top wrestler -- Novak; most exciting match -- Leone vs. Woodridge. "With six reversals (three by each foe), it kept things interesting," said Bliss; fastest fall -- Stuber in 56 seconds against Revere; key match -- McNamara "wiped out the need to consider wrestling a few people we wanted to rest with a 5-3 win over Revere," said Bliss.
Most takedowns -- Novak with six; coach's award -- McGhee, who was inserted into the varsity lineup and responded with a pine and decision, then won his class at the Nordonia tourney; top practice wrestler -- Jack Gorman; top JV grapplers -- McGhee and Scantland; top sophomore -- Scantland; top freshman -- McGhee.