CHAMBERSBURG — Less than two weeks ago, Chambersburg faced Waynesboro in a wrestling meet at the Spring Grove Tournament and came away with a 40-27 victory.
The two local rivals met again Wednesday night at CASHS Field House, and the Trojans this time produced a 50-6 non-league win. Only two of the same matchups from the first dual occurred and Chambersburg took advantage of the new matchups.
“We just wanted to get some other guys in the lineup tonight,” Trojan coach Matt Mentzer said. “We have some young kids and I want to get them some matches.”
Mentzer pushed the right buttons. Four wrestlers who are not every-day starters all picked up wins — Cesar Montelongo took down Robert Howard late in an entertaining 6-4 match at 126, Tyler Jones had three takedowns in a 6-2 win over Colby Bittorie at 152, Mehki Williams scored a pin at 172 in 1:41 over Shawn Howes and Avery Kuhns took a 6-0 decision over Hector Gabriel at 285.
“Kuhns and Jones both got a shot tonight and both wrestled solid matches,” Mentzer said. “They got to go against guys with the same experience level and I saw improvement in both of them.”
Williams, a senior, converted an upper body throw to get his fall.
Mentzer said, “It was nice to get Mehki in there, and that was a big moment for him — it might be his last time on the mat. I will miss him greatly, and he means a lot to this team.”
Waynesboro (4-12) started seven freshmen in its lineup, and four of them came in with winning or .500 records. So the Indians could be a much-improved team down the road.
Two of ‘Boro’s veterans are the junior Rouzer twins, Bodie at 138 and Kaden at 145. On Wednesday, Bodie was defeated 8-2 by Anthony Colangelo in a bout that was close until the end, and Kaden fell 3-1 to Kelby Mixell.
Colangelo had lost 9-2 to Bodie Rouzer in the earlier meeting, but he was wrestling with a dislocated jaw. This time, Colangelo led only 3-2 until the final stages when he hit a headlock for a takedown and nearfall. A takedown by Mixell in the second period was the difference in his bout.
Mentzer said, “Kelby and Anthony both wrestled well against the Rouzer boys, who I have a lot of respect for. They are district caliber. I thought Kelby and Anthony controlled the matches. That takedown Kelby scored on was something we drill every day in practice, a hands and feet drill.”
The Trojans (11-9) got pins from Rylan Carter (113), Ryder Davenport (160) — who survived a five-point move from Titus Mong — and Zach Evans (215). Karl Shindledecker (120) and Luke Mentzer (132) earned major decisions and Aiden Hight won a 6-3 decision over Jakob Schorn at 189 when he rode Schorn the entire third period.
NOTES: The Trojans racked up 28 takedowns to just 2 for the Indians, by Howard and Schorn … Waynesboro’s points came via a forfeit at 106 for Garrett Price … ‘Boro finishes its dual season Saturday at Biglerville vs. the host and Susquehannock … Chambersburg hosts Mifflin County on Thursday night, weather permitting.
Chambersburg 50, Waynesboro 6
285 — Avery Kuhns (C) d Hector Gabriel, 6-0
106 — Garrett Price (W) won by forfeit
113 — Rylan Carter (C) p Payton Keller, 2:42
120 — Karl Shindledecker (C) md Isaac McGregor, 9-0
126 — Cesar Montelongo (C) d Robert Howard, 6-4
132 — Luke Mentzer (C) md Luke Lehr, 17-5
138 — Anthony Colangelo (C) d Bodie Rouzer, 8-2
145 — Kelby Mixell (C) d Kaden Rouzer, 3-1
152 — Tyler Jones (C) d Colby Bittorie, 6-2
160 — Ryder Davenport (C) p Titus Mong, 3:02
172 — Mehki Williams (C) p Shawn Howes, 1:41
189 — Aiden Hight (C) d Jakob Schorn, 6-3
215 — Zach Evans (C) p Kaden Ditch, 1:16