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I went to see Jesse Martinez wrestle either Dave Shafer or Jay Kotsko

And so did many of the other fans at the Hanover Gym today.

But the coaches, making the moves they have to make to allow themselves the opportunity to win the duel meet couldn't get them matched up.

I think both of the coaches would have love to get these matches, but the situation didn't allow it. This is not a case of a coach ducking a good kid to

protect his kids record. The meet was a chess match.

With Shafer and Kotsko alrteady getting the 100th career win and Martinez sure to get his with 96 wins already ,coaches look for good matches for these

kids. Sometimes the meet depends on coaches making moves. This was one of those times. So what did I get?

One of the best duel meets I have seen in the WVC this season.

Hanover defeated Hazleton 39-26.

But believe me when I say it was much closer than the score would have you believe.

Hazleton forfeited 103 & 112 (why Cannella of Haz. didn't suit up I don't know)

119 Dave Griffiths (Han) dec Sam Beishline 3-0 (15-0 Han)

125 Dan casarella Hz dec Mike Konetski 9-5 (15-3 Han)

130 Gary Klinger Haz maj-dec Vince Carbonaro, 15-4 putting on a take-down clinic at the end. (15-7 Han)

135 Dave Marchese Hz Tech-fall Jim Zeske ditto 21-6, (15-12 Han)

140 Bob Ward Han flat on his back at the end of the 2nd period , losing 13-4 gets up and comes back to pin Jeff Pcolinsky 19 seconds into the third

period.(21-12 Han)

This was a first big turnaround in the meet.

145 Jay Kotsko (yes at 145) 5th at states last year and sure to medal again this year pummels soph Jared Potsko 27-10 (21-17 Han)

152 Dave Shafer 5th at states last year and sure to medal again this year pinned Matt Potsko (23-21 Haz)

160 Logan Duffy bumps up to 171, Haz sends out Shandra who is pinned by Jesse Matinez who wins his 96th career match. (27-23 Han)

This was also a coaching move that Haz made to give themselves a shot at winning the meet

Many times I have seen coaches forfeit in this situation, I give the Haz coach and their wrestler credit for giving one of D-2 best werstlers a match instead

of a forfeit.

171 Logan Duffy Haz takesdown Nate Sewell late in the third period for a 6-4 victory. Good Bout. (27-26 Dan)

189 Mike Gavlick Han pins Justin Kalinowski in what was an even match at the time to put the meet away for Hanover. (33-26 Han)

That was the second big bout that was a turning point in the meet.

275 Scott Paul Han does the same with P.J. Leib to finish the meet (39-26 Han)

I hope to see more wrestling and coaching, like I saw today.