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Utica’s Joey Pelletier, left, struggles with Jacob Maynard of Northridge in their match during the regional quarterfinals of the Region 21 Wrestling Dual Team Tournament on Wednesday. Maynard won, 8-7. Utica beat Northridge and Newark Catholic to get a berth in the regional semifinals.
Utica’s Joey Pelletier, left, struggles with Jacob Maynard of Northridge in their match during the regional quarterfinals of the Region 21 Wrestling Dual Team Tournament on Wednesday. Maynard won, 8-7. Utica beat Northridge and Newark Catholic to get a berth in the regional semifinals. (Photo by Geoff Cowles) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
January 23, 2014 11:36 am EST

 

UTICA — The host Utica Redskins wrestling team, decimated by injuries last season, is heading to this season’s team regional semifinals.

The Redskins took down Northridge, 45-26, and went on to easily thrash Newark Catholic, 69-7, in the regional quarterfinals of the Division III Region 21 Wrestling Dual Team Tournament on Wednesday at Utica High School.

Lifted by pins from 126-pounder Austin Parmer and Austin Burris (113), along with five forfeits, the Redskins were able to overcome a good performance from Northridge. The Vikings managed a pair of pins and five head-to-head wins, but they were missing some middleweight classes and a heavyweight.

“I knew Northridge was going to be tough,” said Utica coach Tim Jordan. “They have some guys that are absolute studs and they’re well coached. I knew they would make a run at us. They came to wrestle.”

 

 

 

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