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Golden Eagle wrestlers go 2-3 at Juniata Duals

The Tyrone wrestling team participated in the Juniata Duals at Mifflin, on Saturday, winning two of five duals on a busy day.
The Golden Eagles defeated Newport 43-23, and West Perry 38-32. Losses were to Penn Trafford 48-14, DeLone Catholic 36-26 and to host Juniata 38-29.
Tyrone opened with the match against Penn Trafford. Both teams were among the 36 teams who wrestled in the King of the Mountain Tournament at Central Mountain High School in Dec., but there were no matches between grapplers from the two schools in the tournament. The only wins for the Eagles were a technical fall by Shayne Tate at 171, and regukar decisiones by Ronnie Garbinsky (103), Anthony Romano (130) and Jermey Barlett (145). Returning PIAA runner-up A. J. Schopp was defeated by Young 3-0, at 112.
Garbinsky, Schopp, Cody Weaver (135), and Jimmy Weston (140) all pinned their foes in the second match against Newport. Tate won by tech fall, Chase Weaver (119) and Romano won by major decision and Robbie Sellers won by regular decision.
In the loss to DeLone Catholic, Weston recorded his second fall, moving up to 145 for the Eagles lone pin of the dual meet. Schopp and Tate each won by major decision. Garbinsky, Romano and Barlett won by regular decision.
Everybody who won earned bonus points in Tyrone’s triumph over West Perry. The two teams split the 14 weight classes right down the middle, seven-seven, but the Golden Eagles earned six more bonus points. The Eagles got pins from Garbinsky, Schopp, Sellers, Romano and Tate, and major decisions by Cody Weaver and 285-pounder Dalaun Carroll to pull out the win.
In the finale for the day, Tyrone got Tate’s third tech fall of the day, along with pins from Garbinsky, Schopp and Cody Weaver, and regular decisions by Romano and Barlett.
Ronnie Garbinsky (20-1), Anthony Romano (19-5), and Shayne Tate (17-4) all went 5-0 for the day. Tate had three tech falls, a pin and a major decision. Garbinsky recorded three pins and Romano added one pin and one major. Jeremy Barlett (13-6) spent a lot of time on the mat, winning all four matches by regular decision in going 4-0.
A.J. Schopp (21-2) had three pins and a major decision to got 4-1 at the Duals.
Cody Weaver (13-7) had two pins and a major decision to finish the day 3-2. Jimmy Weston (6-13) had two pins, Robbie Sellers (8-11) had one pin and Dalaun Carroll (3-9) a major decision, with all three wrestlers ending the tournament 2-3.
Chase Weaver (7-10) won by major decision for his only win of the day.
Matt Moore (130), Cody Smith (160), Dustin Weaver (189), and Corey Barnhart (215) also wrestled at Juniata for the Eagles.
Tyrone returns to action tonight at home against a tough Huntingdon squad, then welcomes fellow Blair County foe Hollidaysburg on Thursday. Junior high wrestling will begin at 5:30 on both nights, with the varsity following at 7:30.
Three well-known Tyrone wrestling figures, Troy Walk (wrestler), Gordon Norris (District 6 Tournament Director, PIAA Official) and Len Slother (Sports Editor) will be inducted into the Tyrone Wrestling Hall of Fame prior to the start of the varsity match between Tyrone and Hollidaysburg at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday.