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Wrestlers beat Revere on the road

By MICHAEL LEONARD Sports Editor Published: February 15, 2017 12:00 AM
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BATH TOWNSHIP -- The Hudson wrestling team's late-season dual-meet tour continued Feb. 10 with a trip to Bath Township to take on Revere.

"We wanted to have some matches back to back so we're used to making weight on consecutive days," Explorers head coach Joe Caniglia said.

Hudson won on the road for the second consecutive night, scoring a 36-24 win over the Minutemen to improve to 10-5 in dual meets. Revere dropped to 12-9.

Caniglia was pleased with want he saw, noting the Explorers' focus at this point is getting ready for the postseason.

"The first thing is we've got to be healthy," he said. "We've got some guys still coming back from injury and we've got to rid of some illness. We've got to be as fit as we can. We've also got to be as aggressive as we can."

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The Explorers benefitted from forfeit wins from 113-pounder Nicci Polifrone and 126-pounder Dietrich Boysel, though Hudson gave up a forfeit at 152 pounds. There also was a double forfeit at 106 pounds.

The Explorers finished with a 6-3 edge in wrestled matches, beginning with 120-pounder Joe Graf scoring an 8-2 win over Adam Smith.

Hudson 132-pounder Aiden Fultz wrestled one of his best matches of the season, scoring an 11-2 major decision over Parker Fergason.

However, the Minutemen responded with a pin in 2 minutes, 36 seconds from 138-pounder Brody Muir-Johnson and a 6-1 win by 145-pounder Michael Amentini over the Explorers' John Sweet.

Following a forfeit win by 152-pounder Stefan Farlan, Hudson's lead was cut to 19-15.

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However, the Explorers' upper weights did their thing. At 160 pounds, Austin Mullen scored a 16-1 technical fall over Ian Weiland.

Hudson 170-pounder Michael Caniglia showed some good counter wrestling, as he scored a 5-1 win over Jack Baker.

At 182 pounds, Kyle Minor scored the lone pin of the night for the Explorers, sticking Beckett Fant in 2:55.

Revere kept its hopes alive when 195-pounder Thomas Baker pinned Hudson's Chase Gasser in 3:17.

However, the Explorers clinched the match at 220 pounds. Nathan Slater went to the ultimate tie-breaker round with Ethan Depp, but escaped to earn a 3-2 win.

"He's a great athlete," Caniglia said of Slater. "He's another guy like (2016 Hudson graduate) Chris Motter who plays football, lacrosse and wrestles."

Minutemen heavyweight Nick Kelly scored a 3-1 win over the Explorers' Jack Nord to close the match.

Hudson is scheduled to concluded its regular season when it travels to Willoughby South Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.

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