Niagara Wheatfield and Pioneer won their respective divisions in the inaugural Section Six wrestling team championship tournament held at Starpoint high school.
Niagara Wheatfield, seeded fourth in the eight team bracket, avenged a December league loss to Lockport with a 39-35 triumph in the Div I championship match.Trailing 35-33 heading into the final match at 182 lbs, senior captain Matt Cicco pinned his opponent to give Wheatfield the Section Six Div I crown.
Wheatfield started the day defeating Grand Island by winning the final five matches and tying the score at 37. NW then won by criteria 37-36 due to Grand Island’s two team penalty points.
Then in the semi-finals the Falcons again rallied from behind against top seed Clarence, winning the final five matches, the last three by pin and advancing to the finals with a 47-35 victory.
In the Div II championship match Pioneer also avenged a loss earlier in the season to top ranked Falconer, winning the title with a 33-32 win over the Falcons. Pioneer defeated Fredonia 57-16 and Olean 42-17 in the quarter and semi-finals to meet Falconer in the title match.
Div I Results
#1 Niagara Wheatfield
Div II Results
#4 Chautauqua Lake
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