On Thursday evening, Lockport visited Bolingbrook High School in the first conference dual, defeating the hosts by a 54-19 score, in a dual that twelve of the fourteen weights ended with bonus-point victories.

Jimmy Pierandozzi put the Porters on the board right off the bat, earning a 21-2 technical fall early in the third period of his bout at 120 pounds.  At 126, Garrett Golob took the mat against Bolingbrook’s top wrestler, Dylan Burnoski.  Burnoski, last year’s 6th place finisher at 106 pounds, was subdued throughout a scoreless first by Golob’s counters, but earned an escape early in the second period, followed by a takedown late.  In the third, coming off of an attempted scramble by Golob, Burnoski caught Golob on his back and picked up the fall for Bolingbrook.
Lockport responded with two straight technical falls – Brendan Ramsey by a 20-5 margin at 132 pounds, and Brandon Ramos with a 17-2 tech in the first period at 138.  Baylor Fernandes earned a forfeit at 145, giving Lockport a 21-6 lead.  At 152, John Pacetti battled tough but was unable to score any takedowns, dropping a 3-2 decision to his opponent.

Lockport responded by rattling off three more wins in a row.  At 160, Malik Daghash kept his winning ways going strong, earning a pin in 0:33 off a beautifully done lat drop.  Nick Dado followed by bouncing back from giving up an early takedown, taking a big lead off of the strength of multiple takedowns of his own before his third period fall at 170.  Payton Fernandes also picked up a win for Lockport at 182, working hard for a 9-2 decision – Fernandes’ first match of the year which he did not win by pinfall.  Lockport led 36-9 at this point.
Lockport traded the next three matches.  At 195, Yousif Salah was hit with a big move early and had to try battling from behind the entire match, but was unsuccessful in his efforts, falling by a 10-2 major decision.  Dan Stojsavljevic helped the Porters bounce back, putting six points on the board with a first period fall, giving Stojsavljevic a four-match win-streak.  At 285, Brandon Baker was in a tight, one-point match with his counterpart, but was turned and pinned in the third period.

Lockport’s pair of back-to-back All-Americans, Matt Ramos and Anthony Molton, finished out the dual for the Porters at 106 and 113, respectively.  Each wrestler picked up yet another fall on the season.  After Anthony Keshawn Jamal Molton’s fall at 113, the final team score was 54-19, Lockport.

Also, as an aside here, the photos for this week were not great – I forgot to readjust my camera settings before the action started, and many of them ended up rather blurry.  So, I’ve decided that over on the gallery for this dual, these pics are going to be completely downloadable with a smaller watermark that isn’t as overbearing on the photo.  I can fix a lot of things in a photo on the computer in post-production, but unfortunately, blurring isn’t one of them.  So, as my form of apology, have some free shots to download and use how you want.  Hopefully there’s one of you or the wrestler you want that they aren’t a blur!

120: James Pierandozzi LTHS tech. fall Jamari Fry BOL, 21-2 (4:23) / 5-0
126: Dylan Burnoski BOL fall Garrett Golob LTHS, 4:36 / 5-6
132: Brendan Ramsey LTHS tech. fall Ethan O’Brien BOL, 20-5 (5:12) / 10-6
138: Brandon Ramos LTHS tech. fall Kristian Bielski BOL, 17-2 (2:00) / 15-6
145: Baylor Fernandes LTHS forfeit BOL / 21-6
152: Aaron Arechar BOL dec. John Pacetti LTHS, 3-2 / 21-9
160: Malik Daghash LTHS fall Deshawn Walker BOL, 0:33 / 27-9
170: Nick Dado LTHS fall Michael Cusimano BOL, 5:29 / 33-9
182: Payton Fernandes LTHS dec. Robert Goodwin BOL, 9-2 / 36-9
195: Isaiah Herrera BOL maj. dec. Yousif Salah LTHS, 10-2 / 36-13
220: Dan Stojsavljevic LTHS fall Brett Wilson BOL, 1:31 / 42-13
285: Brandon White BOL fall Brandon Baker LTHS, 4:36 / 42-19
106: Matt Ramos LTHS fall Gino Hernandez BOL, 1:18 / 48-19
113: Anthony Molton LTHS fall Cezar Lopez BOL, 4:51 / 54-19