Archive for Saturday, January 7, 2012

Northwest’s Galvan 2nd at Dick Burns Mat Classic

Shawnee Mission Northwest's Mario Galvan tries to escape the grasp of Fort Scott's Dane Cummings during the 195-pound finals at the Dick Burns Mat Classic. Cummings won the match 7-1.

Shawnee Mission Northwest's Mario Galvan tries to escape the grasp of Fort Scott's Dane Cummings during the 195-pound finals at the Dick Burns Mat Classic. Cummings won the match 7-1.

January 7, 2012

— A half-dozen Shawnee Mission Northwest wrestlers battled their way into the medal matches Saturday at the Dick Burns Mat Classic, and no Cougar had a better day than Mario Galvan.

Galvan, a 195-pounder, finished second in his weight class and led the Cougars to a seventh-place finish out of 14 teams.

Blue Valley Southwest won the team title with 199 points, Baldwin finished second with 194.5 and Fort Scott finished third with 185.5.

Galvan used a first-round bye, a second-round pin of Bishop Miege’s Zach Mahoney and an 8-4 semifinal decision against Blue Valley Southwest’s T.J. Martin to reach the finals. Once there, he was overpowered by Fort Scott’s Dane Commings who defeated Galvan, 7-1.

A third-place finish was garnered by Northwest 120-pounder Esdras Cisneros. Cisneros won his first two matches by technical fall and pin before losing in the semifinals 7-1 to eventual champion Tucker Clark of Baldwin. Cisneros then pinned his next opponent to reach the consolation finals. Once there, he built a nine-point lead against Basehor-Linwood’s Antonio Ferro before hanging on for an 18-16 overtime victory.

SMNW 138-pounder Colton Almos turned in a fourth-place finish and posted a 3-2 record.

Also for the Cougars, 113-pounder Emilio Amunatigui and 170-pounder LaPhonso McKinnis earned fifth-place finishes and 220-pounder Jerad Carson placed sixth.

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