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Bolivar-Richburg junior Trent Sibble in state wrestling finals tonight, Coleman takes 5th (video and story)

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Ethan Coleman, left, and Trent Sibble have had an incredible weekend at the New York State wrestling championships for Bolivar-Richburg representing Section V. Coleman upset the #1 seed and Sibble wrestles tonight in the finals.

By JOHN ANDERSON

ALBANY — When Bolivar-Richburg junior Trent Sibble was seeded 7th at the New York State Wrestling Championships, a lot of experts thought he was disrespected with a bad seed. After all, he was 51-0 coming out of a tough Section V tournament.

However, his coach, Andrew Taylor, and even his father, Shane Sibble, thought it was a good seed and knew if he wrestles the way he is capable, he could have success.

Success he did.

Tonight at 6 p.m., Trent will wrestle in the state finals.

Trent Sibble after his victory.

Sibble started on Friday with a 5-1 win over Ty Beeman of Waverly (Section IV).

Now it was time to face the best-of-the-best.

Sibble then pinned #2 seed Dontae Hoose (43-3) of Section VI Southwestern in the quarterfinals at the 3:38 mark of the second period with a cradle.

In the semifinals, Sibble took on the #3 seed, Garrett Bidwell (35-7) of Windsor in Seciton IV and won, 3-1 to advance to the finals.

Tonight at 6 p.m. in the 215-pound state finals, #1 seed Sam Sorenson, 49-0 of Homer in Section III will take on Sibble, who is #7 and now 54-0 on the season.

In an interview with the Wellsville Sun, Sibble didn’t talk about the wins, rather his 17-loss season in 8th-grade on the varsity when he didn’t quit and kept working.

“That was tough. I was practicing twice a day yet I would keep going out and I would lose,” Sibble said. “Losing is never fun, but you have to work harder. Losing that many times, I knew I didn’t want to lose again. So I worked hard all summer.”

And did he. Sibble finished 52-5 the next season. He missed going to states, but watched three Bolivar-Richburg wrestlers go to states and he was addicted to making the state tournament. He could not go last season because of Covid after winning a Section V title.

“There are a lot of people counting on me, I want to go out and win it and make them all proud,” Sibble said.

(Ethan Coleman results below the video)

In this video, Trent Sibble talks about getting better to go to states. Video of his cradle pin and reaction from his dad, Shane Sibble.

Ethan Coleman also had an amazing weekend. The Bolivar-Richburg sophomore wrestling at 138 pounds went 5-2, wrestling match-after-match.

He had a pin on Saturday afternoon to take home 5th place and a state championship shield. He will be on the podium later tonight and finished the season 55-7.

Coleman, who came in the #12 seed pinned #4 seed Kyle Barber of Section XI Bayport-Blue Point in just 41 seconds to take home 5th place.

But his biggest win was a 4-2 victory over the #1 seed, Ryan Sweeney, a senior from Iroquois (Section VI).

Coleman beat Luke Yorke of Section II Cobleskill-Richmondville, 11-2 in the first round of states.

Coleman lost a tough 4-2 decision to #5 seed Craig Jablonski of Section XI  Shoreham-Wading River.

He then reeled off four straight wins before losing to #3 Kace Cook-12 (38-3) of Section III Central Valley Academy.

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