2018-02-09 / Sports

CARDINALS WIN 5TH STRAIGHT TITLE

From Staff Reports


The Cardinal Newman Cardinals, 2018 SCISA State Duals Champions (l-r): Front-Luke Appleton, Peter Wilbur, John Maddock, and Assist. Coach Dr. David McKee; Back-Head Coach Bryan Bush, TJ Wise, Tristan Cox, Tyrique Wise, José Gonzalez, Matthew Skipper, Luke Petit, Dyllan Gorrin, Andrew Morrison (behind Gorrin), Zenas Murphy, Ryan Druffner, Tiv Sutherland, and Declan Carroll. 
Photos by Mike Maddock The Cardinal Newman Cardinals, 2018 SCISA State Duals Champions (l-r): Front-Luke Appleton, Peter Wilbur, John Maddock, and Assist. Coach Dr. David McKee; Back-Head Coach Bryan Bush, TJ Wise, Tristan Cox, Tyrique Wise, José Gonzalez, Matthew Skipper, Luke Petit, Dyllan Gorrin, Andrew Morrison (behind Gorrin), Zenas Murphy, Ryan Druffner, Tiv Sutherland, and Declan Carroll. Photos by Mike Maddock The Cardinal Newman Cardinals lost to the Ben Lippen Falcons and Hammond Skyhawks in the regular season but came back when it counted to beat them both in the SCISA State Duals at Ben Lippen February 3 to claim their fifth straight championship and their eighth in nine years.

The Cardinals faced Ben Lippen first in the semifinal and won 48-35. The Falcons had beaten Cardinal Newman 45-36 on January 10, but this match was a different story.

Peter Wilbur lost a hard fought match to William Gaines the first time around, but this time the Cardinal 106 built a 6- 0 lead at the end of two periods before Gaines was disqualified for what appeared to be an accidental bite.


Cardinal Newman 113 Dyllan Gorrin tries to pin Hammond’s Leo Addeo. Cardinal Newman 113 Dyllan Gorrin tries to pin Hammond’s Leo Addeo. Dyllan Gorrin followed with a second period pin for the Cardinals at 113. Cardinal 120 John Maddock then built a 9-2 lead on Ben Lippen’s Coleman Davis but nearly got pinned in the third before wriggling out of a hold and pinning Davis for an 18-0 lead.

Ben Lippen then got a forfeit win at 126, and Paul Taylor pinned José Gonzales to cut the Falcon deficit to 18-12. The Cardinals responded with two straight pins by Luke Petit at 138 and Tyrique Wise at 145. Ben Lippen 152 Will Taylor earned a technical fall, and 160 Hudson Jones got a pin to trim Cardinal Newman’s lead to 30-23.

Tristan Cox got a quick pin for the Cardinals at 170, but Hudson Dye returned the favor at 182 for Ben Lippen. That was followed by a forfeit by the Cardinals at 195 to make it 36-35 in favor of Cardinal Newman. Andrew Morrison, who was not available the first time these two teams got together, then put the match away for the Cardinals with a 21-second pin at 220. A Ben Lippen forfeit in the heavyweight class gave the 48-35 final outcome.


Cardinal Newman 120 John Maddock wrestles Hammond’s Harper Meacham. Cardinal Newman 120 John Maddock wrestles Hammond’s Harper Meacham. The Skyhawks earned a hard fought 43-34 victory over Heathwood Hall in the other semifinal giving them another shot at the Cardinals, a team they beat 42-41 on January 24.

Hammond 106 Sam DuBose got the Skyhawks started with a 9-1 win over Wilbur to give them a 4-0 lead. It was a moral victory for Wilbur and important for the Cardinals because DuBose pinned Wilbur in that first meeting, and two points could make all the difference in this match.

Even more important to Hammond was Leo Addeo’s courageous effort at 113. Gorrin wracked up 13 points for Cardinal Newman to Addeo’s zero, but he did not pin Addeo who was given a hero’s reception upon his return to the Hammond bench.


Cardinal Newman 138 Luke Petit tries to throw Ben Lippen’s Coleman Davis. 
Photos by Mike Maddock Cardinal Newman 138 Luke Petit tries to throw Ben Lippen’s Coleman Davis. Photos by Mike Maddock Maddock followed by building a 4-0 lead over Hammond 120 Harper Meacham before pinning him in the third period to give the Cardinals a 10-4 lead.

The Cardinals took a forfeit at 126, but scored the next 22 points with Gonzales’s 16- 8 win at 132, a Hammond forfeit at 138, Tyrique Wise’s third period pin at 145, and another Hammond forfeit

152. The Cardinals led 32-10, but the heart of the Skyhawks’ line up was still to come.

It started with Jameson Phillips at 160. He trailed Matthew Skipper 2-0 before pinning him in the second period.

Hammond 170 Drew Turner then fell behind 6- 2 to Tristan Cox but pinned him in the second period to get the Skyhawks another six points. Cardinal Newman 182 Zenas Murphy injured his neck in the next match and could not continue giving Owen Hales the win and shrinking the Cardinals’ lead to 32-28.


Cardinal Newman 145 Tyrique Wise goes for a pin of Hammond’s Logan Sheppard. 
Photos by Mike Maddock Cardinal Newman 145 Tyrique Wise goes for a pin of Hammond’s Logan Sheppard. Photos by Mike Maddock Morrison got a quick pin for the Cardinals at 195, but Mills Clark returned the favor for Hammond at 220, and the match stood at 38-34 in favor of Cardinal Newman going into the heavyweights.

The Cardinals’ Declan Carroll made sure the drama was short-lived as he got a first period pin, and the celebration was on for Cardinal Newman with the 44-34 victory.

In the other matches...

Heathwood Hall faced John Paul II in the first battle of the day, and the Highlanders took it 40-27. Pierce Avery (106), William Fewell (113), and Darius Bates (138) all won with pins. Reagan Olsen stepped up a weight class to 160 winning 15-3, and Heathwood got forfeit wins at 132, 170, and 195.


Cardinal Newman heavyweight Declan Carroll gets the “Pin Chain” after his championship clinching match. 
Photo by Tammie Maddock Cardinal Newman heavyweight Declan Carroll gets the “Pin Chain” after his championship clinching match. Photo by Tammie Maddock In the Hammond versus Heathwood semifinal, Hammond got pins by Sam DuBose ( 106) and Mills Clark ( HW) to go with a 9-0 win at 126 by Aiden Palisin and a 9-6 win at 138 by Logan Sheppard. The Skyhawks got forfeit wins at 145, 170, 182, and 220. The Highlanders got pins by Pierce Avery (113) and AJ Kuse (132) to go with an 8-0 win by Myles Roberts at 120. Heathwood got forfeit wins at 152, 160, and 195.

Ben Lippen and John Paul II faced off for the right to battle Heathwood in the third/fourth place match, and the Falcons won 60-24. Ben Lippen got pins by DJ Croteau (106), Isaac Fader (113), Paul Taylor (126), Paul Copeland (138), and Hudson Dye (182). The Falcons also got forfeit wins at 132, 152, 170, 195, and 220.


Cardinal Newman 132 José Gonzales tangles with Hammond’s Ryan Kane. Cardinal Newman 132 José Gonzales tangles with Hammond’s Ryan Kane. The Highlanders took third place with a 48-27 win over the Falcons. Heathwood got pins by Avery (106), Fewell (113), Jake Clarkson (120), Kuse (132), Bates (138), Olsen (152), and Jackson Avery (195). They got a forfeit win at heavyweight. Ben Lippen’s Paul Taylor won 10-7 at 126. The rest of the Falcons’ points came by forfeits at 145, 170, 182, and 220.



Cardinal Newman 195 Andrew Morrison goes for the takedown on Hammond’s Jake Lalumondier. Cardinal Newman 195 Andrew Morrison goes for the takedown on Hammond’s Jake Lalumondier.

Heathwood Hall 160 Reagan Olsen takes a shot on a John Paul II wrestler. Heathwood Hall 160 Reagan Olsen takes a shot on a John Paul II wrestler.

Ben Lippen 126 Paul Taylor throws a John Paul II wrestler. Ben Lippen 126 Paul Taylor throws a John Paul II wrestler.

Hammond 106 Sam DuBose ties up Heathwood Hall’s William Fewell. 
Photos by Mike Maddock Hammond 106 Sam DuBose ties up Heathwood Hall’s William Fewell. Photos by Mike Maddock

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