The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


December 8, 2012

Four wrestlers win Top Hat gold

Four wrestlers win Top Hat gold


Also taking home medals for the Wildcats were Noah Kuba (sixth at 113), Cooper Wagner (fourth at 120), and Ryan Gessner (sixth at 160).

Lansberry picked up a tight 3-1 win over Jeremy Rivera of Elizabethtown in the 138-pound final a year ago. This time, at 145, he edged Central Columbia's Aaron Johnson, 5-3, in the semis and then turned Jersey Shore's Zak Herman for a fall in 3:23.

"After finishing seventh in the state last year, I came into this tournament knowing what I was capable of," Lansberry said. "(My big-match experience) helps a lot in situations like these. All the big matches I wrestled last year helped prepare me for situations like this."

Line Mountain coach Mike Martz agreed.

"He's a four-year starter and he has been in these types of matches for the last three years," Martz said. "I think he felt comfortable and that's why we come to tournaments like this. We want high-caliber matches that will help us in the post season."

Four other Eagles also earned medals. Cameron Newman, bounced back from an opening round loss on Friday night with three straight pins in the consolations. In the consolation semis, he dropped a 2-1 decision to South Western's Derek Wilson who had dealt Newman the loss on Friday night. Newman finished fifth after blanking Kuba, 2-0,

"Cameron came back through the wrestlebacks and almost got the guy who beat him Friday," Martz said. "He did a great job."

Also placing were Colton Zimmerman (fourth at 126), Britton Heim (eighth at 160), and Rayce Boyer (seventh at 195).

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