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Spartans pin Franklin Pierce to the mat 60-16 | Sumner Boys Wrestling

Josiah Schliesman wrestled Franklin Pierce
Josiah Schliesman wrestled Franklin Pierce's Tanner Bloom in the 132 pound weight class.
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The Sumner boys wrestling team gave the Franklin Pierce Cardinals the fights of their lives at Thursday night's home dual meet. The Spartans defeated the Cardinals 60-16 and took victories in 11 of 14 match-ups.

The evening began with the 132 pound weight class. Josiah Schliesman faced off against Tanner Bloom. Schliesman wrestled into two rounds, but was pinned with five seconds left in the second.

Wyatt James, 138 pounds, wrestled Logan Foster with merciless ferocity. The two spent much of the match on the ground, James maintaining a nearly unbreakable hip ride on Foster. The pattern continued all the way to a technical fall, wrestling's mercy rule when the point gap is too much for the lesser scorer to overcome. The match ended 17-1 in James' favor.

Jeremy Jackson, 145 pounds, wrestled Max Henry-Nelson. Jackson played cat-and-mouse with his opponent through all three rounds, winning a 9-1 major decision.

Jed Schliesman, 152 pounds, pinned J.C. Edwards in 3 minutes, 55 seconds.

AJ Atoigue, 160 pounds, pinned Jerritt Miles in 1:42.

Zach Wooding, 170 pounds, wrestled Steven Wolfe through three rounds and defeated him by a 9-2 decision.

Victor Padilla, 182 pounds, wrestled and defeated Tanner Kalac in one round. The majority of the minute and 25 seconds was spent locking and grappling on their feet until Padilla managed a high single takedown, taking control of Kalac's right leg and sweeping him to the ground. From there, Padilla quickly maneuvered him into a cradle lock and pin.

Justin Myers, 195 pounds, wrestled an energetic match against Marco Bennett. Myers chose not to waste his time standing after the whistle, quickly grabbing control of Bennett's upper body and dragging him down to the mat. Bennett did not take the turn of events laying down; the two traveled all over the mat as he repeatedly attempted to break free, going out of bounds twice. After the second return to the referee's position, Myers grabbed Bennett by his leg as he tried to scramble out from bottom, reeling him in and forcing him to his back for a pin at 1:24.

Zack Summer, 220 pounds, pinned Jared McClarron in 38 seconds.

Conner Wade, 106 pounds, pinned Matthew Walston in 1:14.

Tucker Wooding, 113 pounds, had the fastest pin of the night. He brought Christian Conn's shoulder blades to the mat in 14 seconds.

Travis Filleau, 120 pounds, pinned Colton Lawrence in 15 seconds.

Unfortunately, the Spartan's night ended as it began with Cade Little's closing match. Little, 126 pounds, lost to Austin Olson by an 11-2 major decision.

Franklin Pierce's Mason Ready won the 285 pound match by forfeit.

The Spartans next match is a double dual at home on Thursday.

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