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Sports · January 18, 2015

Falcon wrestlers sweep Conference 22 Duals

Photo/Debora Johnson Franklin
Fauquier's Garrett Tingen wrestles Liberty's Steven Halsey in the 152-pound class Saturday, in the Conference 22 Duals. Tingen and the Falcons both won their event.
Photo/Debora Johnson Franklin
Liberty's Jordan Florence steadies himself in his 132-lb. bout against Fauquier's Kyle Roche.
Photo/Debora Johnson Franklin
Patrick Ewell, wrestling for the Eagles in the 138-lb. class, tries to stand up Falcons' wrestler Caleb Strum. The Fauquier wrestler was able to reverse the move for a pin.
Photo/Debora Johnson Franklin
Fauquier;'s Vito Camarca works on flipping Liberty's Cordell Smith in the 170-lb. bout.
Photo/Debora Johnson Franklin
Andrew Smith attempts to roll Liberty's Dylan Bryant in the 195-lb. class.
Garrett is a piece of work. He’s a gamer and doesn’t relax during a match. He’s fun to watch and I like sitting back and watch him wrestle.
— Fauquier wrestling Coach Doug Fisher
Photos by Debora Johnson Franklin

Fauquier and Eastern View wrestling teams have history.

Saturday it got a little more intense.

The Falcons spotted the Cyclones a 9-0 lead before Fauquier came back to beat Eastern View 48-21, in the Conference 22 Duals.

The meet featured all six teams in the conference: The Falcons and Cyclones, Chancellor, Courtland, King George and host Liberty.

Eastern View beat Fauquier 37-17 in last years’ Duals.

Then the Falcons won the conference tournament before outclassing the Cyclones in regional and state tournaments.

Saturday, both teams had perfect 4-0 records heading into the final match of the day.

They each handily beat the competition.

Fauquier lost just three bouts out of 56 total heading into the final match.

The Falcons beat Courtland and Chancellor 76-0 and 75-0, respectively.

Liberty won a lone decision over the Falcons (68-3) but lost the Eastern View bout.

“We were hoping for better results against Eastern View,” Liberty Coach Wes Hawkins said. “But it didn’t happen. We hit their state champions and qualifiers in the middle weights and ended up losing pins.”

King George (69-12) got two pins on Fauquier, including a rare Daniel Ariola loss to Kraig Johnson in the 120-pound class.

Ariola is a defending 4A state champion.

“I was confident from the beginning of the match,” Johnson said. “It just proves anybody can be beaten. Afterwards, when it sank in I beat a state champion, boy was I relieved.”

Falcons Coach Doug Fisher called the loss a fluke.

“Daniel had an eight-point lead and was going for a pin when he was bumped over,” Coach Fisher said. “Daniel and I both wish it hadn’t happened but he got caught. It was a learning experience.”

The Eastern View match started at 132 and Fauquier faced three Cyclone champions in the first three matches.

“That’s their studs,” Coach Fisher said of Bryan Ramey, Bert Shurina and Matt Laird. “But our guys (Kyle Roche, Caleb Strum and Franco Camarca) worked hard and got decisions instead of being pinned.”

Coach Fisher added he liked Camarca’s style.

“Franco is a solid kid at 145,” Coach Fisher said. “Laird had his hands full. I think Franco respected Laird too much and I hope he changes that before the conference meet next month.”

The Falcons gave up nine points instead of a potential 18 points.

“If we had lost all three by pins, we’d have been down 18-0 and the momentum would have been in (the Cyclones) favor,” Coach Fisher said. “Who knows what would have happened. It could have affected our next four or five wrestlers.”

Garrent Tingen, a fan favorite this season, next faced Kaden Woodward at 152.

Tingen won a pin, closing the scoring gap to 9-6.

“Garrett is a piece of work,” Coach Fisher said. “He’s a gamer and doesn’t relax during a match. He’s fun to watch and I like sitting back and watch him wrestle.”

Fisher related watching Tingen at last week’s Virginia Duals against McDonogh (Md.) School’s Cameron Harrell.

“Harrell is a top-10 wrestler in the country and he got all he wanted against Garrett in the 160 class,” Coach Fisher said. “Garrett lost a 5-4 decision but afterwards, (Harrell) wanted no more.”

Clifford Harrison (160) and Vito Camarca (170) both won pins too, giving the Falcons an 18-9 lead.

Eric Lemus and Eastern View’s Kyle Jenkins battled at 182.

A tight match from start to finish, Lemus earned three Falcon points with a 3-2 decision.

Andrew Smith won via a pin over Charles Smoot at 195, for a 27-9 advantage.

But Cullen Burnett hurt a knee at 220. He couldn’t finish his bout against Ian Carrillo, giving the Cyclone a win by injury default.

James Layher picked up a quick pin over Fauquier’s Thomas Palmer at 285.

Eastern View wouldn’t score another point in the match.

Starting back at the lower weights, Kyle Budd (106), Ty Foster (113) and Ariola all won pins.

Ariola’s pin gave the Falcons sufficient points for the match win.

But Camden Franklin still had his bout at 126 against a tough Tyler Jones.

Franklin built a 2-0 lead only to lose points twice with illegal moves.

The referee nailed Franklin for two full-Nelsons. A third penalty would have swayed the match Eastern View’s way.

Franklin then outpaced Jones for a 9-3 decision.

“We’re fortunate to have depth this year,” Coach Fisher said. “We kept Matt Raines, who, along with Tingen are our top wrestlers, out today because he suffered a mild concussion last weekend. In stepped Caleb Strum and he gave Shurina all he wanted.”

Fisher also called out Joe Delgallo who backs up Budd at 106 and Saint Catherines College-bound Trevor Marable (152) as reserves he can count on.

Round #1

Fauquier 76, Courtland 0

Round #2

Fauquier 68, Liberty 3

106: Kyle Budd won by pin over Marc Ramirez, 6-0

113: Ty Foster won by pin over Ricky Ryan, 12-0

120: Daniel Ariola won 12-4 over Jayson Cody, 16-0

126: Camden Franklin won by forfeit, 22-0

132: Kyle Roche won 14-4 major decision over Jordan Florence 26-0

138: Caleb Strum won 6-0 decision over Patrick Ewell 29-0

145: Franco Camarca won by pin over Brian Storey, 35-0

152: Garrett Tingen won by pin over Steven Halsey 41-0

160: Clifford Harrison won 7-0 decision over Cameron Yates 44-0

170: Vito Camarca won by pin over Cordell Smith 50-0

182: Derrico Bumbrey won by 3-2 decision over Eric Lemus 50-3

195: Andrew Smith won by pin over Dylan Bryant 56-3

220: Ian Carrillo won by pin over Jordan Mueller 62-3

285: Thomas Palmer won by pin over Julian Sams 68-3

Round #3

Fauquier 75, Chancellor 0

Round #4

Fauquier 69, King George 12

Round #5

Fauquier 48, Eastern View 21
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