ALVERTON — Corry had a pair of runners-up and the team had its best showing at the Southmoreland Holiday Wrestling Classic.
The Beavers were 11th in a 32-school field, with Greenville taking home the team title.
“It’s our best team finish since I have been the coach of Corry,” noted Greg Barnett.
At 120 pounds, Logan Munsee upset the No. 4 seed and the No. 1 seeds to make the finals, where he lost 7-3 to Forest Hills’ Bryron Daubert.
“He wrestled super tough in the finals, nearly had his opponent to his back several times in finals,” said Barnett. “He looked very good in defeat.”
At 170, Tyler Burlew was dominant until the finals, where he lost 12-2 to No. 2 seed Alec Shaw of Greensburg Salem.
“His finals opponent wrestled a different style than he was used to,” said Barnett. “His opponent wrestled more like a light weight.
“We did not look good in the early rounds, we only won two matches in the first two rounds,” he pointed out. “But the team showed grit in the wrestlebacks and we placed four wrestlers.”
Hunter Fink (106) was fifth winning by pin, Daulton Craker (113), Joey Perry (138) and Jack Gill (220) all winning seventh-place bouts.
“Hunter had a great tournament, he keeps improving, he beat some very tough kids,” Barnett said.
“Daulton wrestled determined and refused to be denied placing in the tournament,” he claimed. “He beat the opponent that knocked him into the consolation bracket for seventh, 3-2.
“Joey overcame adversity and avenged the loss to the wrestler who sent him to the consolation bracket,” said Barnett of a tense 3-2 decision.
“Jack put another good tournament together to place,” he said of his final 3-1 victory.
“I am pleased with the tournament results, I believe better things are still to come this season,” said Barnett. “We are now off until the new year.”