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Date of competition: Thursday, February 5, 2009
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With the outcome of the match riding on Max Simon, the Palo Alto wrestler responded with a 10-2 decision at 160 pounds to lift the Vikings to a 35-31 dual-match victory over host Gunn in a SCVAL De Anza Division showdown on Thursday night. The Vikings improved to 4-1 in league while the Titans fell to 2-3. Both teams have one match remaining before the SCVAL Championships get under way on Feb. 14 at Palo Alto.
Gunn rallied from a 21-3 deficit to tie the match at 31 heading into the final weight class. Simon took control in the second period, scoring a takedown for a 5-2 advantage. He added another takedown and a near-fall in the third period to win going away.
The meet started at 171 pounds, pitting each team's best wrestlers against each other -- Gunn's Zack Blumenfeld against Paly's Patrick Sheehan, who normally wrestles at 160 pounds. Despite the weight difference, Sheehan pulled out a 2-1 victory to get the Vikings rolling. Paly freshman Ryan Oshima pulled out a big victory at 145 pounds after nearly being pinned by Clayton Post. Oshima found an opening to pin Post and give the Vikings a 31-25 lead.
SCVAL De Anza Division
Palo Alto 35, at Gunn 31
103 -- Ortiz (PA) p. Bruhis, 1:54; 112 -- Witte (PA) won by forfeit; 119 -- Chan (G) p. Christopherson, :58; 125 -- Sakai (PA) dec. Rotman, 13-2; 130 -- Alon (G) p. Mouton, 1:19; 135 -- Weidemann (G) dec. Arnon, 8-0; 140 -- Gorman (G) p. Feldstein, 3:11; 145 -- Oshima (PA) p. Post, 3:33; 152 -- Bordbari (G) p. Hood, 1:42; 160 -- Simon (PA) dec. Blanchette, 10-2; 171 -- Sheehan (PA) dec. Blumenfeld, 2-1; 189 -- Cullen (PA) dec. Keenan, 6-1; 215 -- Velasquez (PA) dec. Cherry, 7-4; 285 -- Park (G) dec. Castillo, 5-3.
Records: Palo Alto 4-1; Gunn 2-3
posted by Palo Alto Online on Feb 6, 2009 at 10:14 am