By Ted Waddell
ELDRED December 18, 2007 The visiting Monticello Panthers defeated the Eldred Yellowjackets, 77-12, on Wednesday night in a non-league wrestling match.
With the victory, Monticello improved its record on the young season to 1-1.
Eldred fell to 0-4.
“We’ve got a couple of kids with some experience,” said veteran Monticello Coach Ed Kaufman of senior Vinny Brugaletta and sophomore Anthony D’Abbraccio. “They pinned their guys pretty convincingly.”
Eldred Coach Jim Corcoran said it was disappointing to give up eight matches (48 points) to forfeits.
But Corcoran also found some positive aspects of the contest.
“Our guys did a good job and put forth a lot of effort,” he said. “Monticello’s been a good team for many years.
“We have some guys coming up the ranks,” Corcoran added.
“We want to make a better showing in the future, and I think we will.”
Results of the match were as follows:
96-pound weight class: Brian Tedalaldi (Monticello) pinned Connor Walton (Eldred) at 1:45
103: Danny Sze (M) won by forfeit
112: Jerry Taggart (M) won by forfeit
119: William Lahimer (M) won by forfeit
125: James Michel (M) won by forfeit
130: Jordan Papacharalambous (M) won by forfeit
135: Jon Geiger (E) pinned Jesse Levine (M) at 1:03
140: Vinny Brugaletta (M) pinned Brian Corcoran at 2:55
145: Kyle Bennett (E) defeated Justin Smith (M)
152: Mike Bauer (M) won by forfeit
160: Mike Snowden (M) pinned Dylan Saavedra (E) at l:26
171: Anthony D’Abbraccio (M) defeated Zach Shaffer (E) by technical fall, 16-1
189: Rich Graham (M) won by forfeit
215: Arthur Atanov (M) pinned Andrew Cole (E) at 2:42
285: Cory Waichman (M) won by forfeit.