By JOHN ANDERSON
Just as Tyler Carmen was putting together a powerhouse wrestling program, the unknowns of COVID caused the Wellsville season to be canceled last year.
However, the athletes stayed in shape, worked hard in the off-season and placed third in the first action and tournament of the season.
Not just any tournament, the school allowed Wellsville to host.
“It was great to get back to competition for our kids. I cannot thank our administration and parents enough for making this event possible,” Carmen said. “It was a great opportunity for our student-athletes to get back on the mat.
“It was an excellent showing for our wrestling team, but we still have plenty of work to do in the classroom and on the mat. We are looking forward to competing at our next tournament in Arkport on Saturday,” Carmen added.
Wellsville had five wrestlers win individual titles, Jayden Acker, Cole Hadfield, Shane Davidson, John Layfield, and Noah Black.
Finishing in second place was Noah Joslyn.
Evi Rought and Adam Iantorno took third. Noah Ellsworth finished fourth for the Lions