But time and time again, when the situation seemed dire, the Braves fought and then fought some more to avoid bonus points. In the case of AJay Baker, he not only avoided the six bonus points for Mifflinburg, he made it a 12-point swing by pinning his opponent.
Others whose battle to get off the bottom paved the way for the Braves' win were John Supsic in an 11-2 loss to Noah Kuba at 126 and Nick Cashdollar in a 6-2 loss to Cooper Wagner at 132.
For Mifflinburg, John Punako put the Wildcats up 12-6 early with a takedown with nine seconds left for a 2-1 win over Joe Snyder at 182.
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