Youngsville's Logan McDonald (right). File photo by Cody Elms.

Sheffield Grapplers Top Youngsville in County Clash; Finch Wins 99th

February 3, 2021

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Twice was nice for the Sheffield Wolverines on Tuesday against Youngsville.

(Sheffield’s Trenton Mead (left) and Youngsville’s Logan McDonald do battle at 138 pounds. Photo by Cody Elms.) 

After beating the Eagles, 45-18 at Union City on Saturday, the Wolverines came back with a 42-18 win on their home mat.

Ethan Finch, who became Sheffield’s all-time wins leader over the weekend , earned a pin in 25 seconds over Cody Jesperson in the final contested match of the night, pushing him to 99 for his career.

He can get No. 100 on Thursday, which also happens to be senior night, against Cranberry.

Chase Kyler continued his stellar freshman campaign for the Wolverines, getting things started with a pin at 106 pounds over the Eagles’ Allyson Henry.

At 113, Sheffield’s Collin Brown won a thriller against Youngsville’s Ian Mancuso, getting a takedown in the first overtime period.

Rewatch the match:

The Wolverines made it 15-0 with an A.J. Barnes first-period pin over Mason Henry at 120.

After a pair of no contests at 126 and 132, Youngsville’s Logan McDonald, in a fierce battle with Trenton Mead, got a pinfall in the third period at 138.

The Wolverines’ Cooper Traister (at 152), like Finch and Barnes, got a first-period pin, which extended the Sheffield lead to 21-12.

Michael Crane of Youngsville received a forfeit at 160, followed by a Landon Mead pin  over Damon Reese at 172.

Collin Clough also received a forfeit at 145 for the Eagles.

Jake Davidson of Sheffield and Caden McCune engaged in a fierce battle at 189 that saw McCune earn an escape point to take a 1-0 lead in the second period, only to have Davidson counter with a reversal late in the third to earn a 2-1 win.

On Thursday, Finch will go for that 100th win against the Berries, the school where his coach, Jack Rice, won a state title in his high school days.



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