Three Wrestlers Place at Bissell Invitational

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Aurelius Dunbar ’20, Diego Morgan ’20, and Alex Forrester ’23 all placed in their respective weight classes to pace Mercersburg’s wrestling team at the Bissell Invitational, which was hosted January 11 at the Hill School in Pottstown, PA.

Dunbar took third at 160 pounds, Morgan was fourth at 132 pounds, and Forrester placed eighth at 106.

RESULTS
Championship Round 1
126 - Qin Davis (Blair) pinned Kenneth Yonke '22, 0:31
145 - Josh Anthony (Blair) pinned Ryan MacInnis '23, 0:17
152 - Jack LaBolle '22 pinned Rob Rucki (Blair), 1:33
152 - John Xu '22 pinned Gunnar Grebeck (Wyoming Seminary), 1:38

Consolation Round 2
106 - Alex Forrester '23 pinned Pranit Aggrawal (Peddie School, NJ), 2:50
126 - Corey Morabito (Wyoming Seminary) pinned Kenneth Yonke '22, 2:29
145 - Ryan MacInnis '23 pinned Mike Stevens (Hill School), 4:23
152 - Matthew Como (Loomis Chaffee School, CT) pinned Jack LaBolle '22, 0:53

Consolation Round 3
106 - Alex Forrester '23 pinned Aaron Burstein (Northfield Mount Hermon), 4:18
145 - Riley Yee (Blair) dec. Ryan MacInnis '23, 4-0
152 - Roman Buono (Malvern Prep) pinned John Xu '22, 3:00

Championship Quarterfinals
106 - Tommy Link (Malvern Prep) won by tech. fall over Alex Forrester '23, 17-2 2:53
132 - Diego Morgan '20 dec. Pedro Arellano (Loomis Chaffee), 9-3
152 - Dalton Harkins (Malvern Prep) pinned Jack LaBolle '22, 0:16
152 - Owen Davis (Wyoming Seminary) pinned John Xu '22, 1:00
160 - Aurelius Dunbar '20 pinned Wes Saba (Gilman), 1:01

Championship Semifinals
132 - James Toal (Malvern Prep) pinned Diego Morgan ‘20, 1:22
160 - Gabe Arnold (Wyoming Seminary) dec. Aurelius Dunbar ’20, 4-3

Fifth Place
106 - William Bressner (Gilman) pinned Alex Forrester ‘23, 0:20

Third Place
132 - Liam Finn (Northfield Mount Hermon) pinned Diego Morgan ’20 , 1:51
160 - Aurelius Dunbar ’20 maj. dec. Jackson Snider (Friends Central), 9-0

Full results:
http://www.pa-wrestling.com/hs/teams/mercersburg-academy/tournament_stats_full.htm?id=5719

Mercersburg placed eighth out of 14 teams. The Blue Storm returns to action Friday, January 17, when it hosts Kiski School in a Centennial Cup dual in the Plantz Courts of Nolde Gymnasium (5:15 p.m.).