Wrestling Bears split meets
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BRADLEY CENTRAL’S Jacob Staton puts the squeeze on Isaac Frye of Pigeon Forge on his way to a tight 6-5 decision to help the Bears claim victory Thursday evening in Maryville. Banner photo, RON MOORE
BRADLEY CENTRAL’S Jacob Staton puts the squeeze on Isaac Frye of Pigeon Forge on his way to a tight 6-5 decision to help the Bears claim victory Thursday evening in Maryville. Banner photo, RON MOORE
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MARYVILLE — After falling into a pair of 18-0 holes, the fourth-ranked Bradley Central matmen were able to climb out of one and almost the second before a late slip handed them their first loss of the new wrestling season.

The Bears slipped to 3-1 in dual meet action with a 37-27 victory over No. 12 Pigeon Forge, but gave up a 12-point turnaround in the final two matches against the 18th-ranked host Maryville Heritage for a 39-37 defeat.

Bradley, which also has a second place finish in the Ooltewah Invitational to its credit, will travel to the Tullahoma Duals this weekend before hosting 23rd-ranked Chattanooga Central Tuesday.

The Bears dropped their first four matches to Pigeon Forge before second-ranked Toribio Navarro started a comeback with a 33-second pin in the 106-pound match.

Third-ranked Dyer Rose followed with an 8-4 decision win at 113 and Dakota Bromley picked up a 14-5 major decision at 120.

In a battle of state-ranked wrestlers at 126, No. 2 Joseph Dodgen handed fourth-ranked Bear senior Dakota Ream his first loss of the season in a 12-6 decision.

Trailing 21-13, Taylor Kazy got Bradley headed back in the right direction with a pin at 132 before Caven Rogers earned an 8-4 decision at 138 to give the Bears their first lead of the meet.

The Tigers retook the lead with a pin at 145 before Jacob Staton edged out a 6-5 decision at 152. Pigeon Forge had to forfeit the final two matches, lifting the Bears from a two-point deficit to a 10-point victory.

Bradley once found itself looking up after getting pinned in the first three matches against the host Mountaineers, but once again Navarro stemmed the tide, this time with a 17-8 major decision.

Bromley helped out with a 17-4 win and Ream fought hard for a 13-10 decision at 126, but after a decision defeat at 132, the Bears were still down 27-13.

A forfeit and three straight pins from Colter McConnell (145), Staton (152) and Robbie Clark (160) put Bradley in the driver’s seat with a 10-point advantage with just two matches to go.

However, a pin at 170 gave the hosts hope and with top-ranked Kegan Matlock going against a first-year varsity wrestler in the final bout, another slap of the mat gave the Mountaineers the upset victory.

BEARS 37, PIGEON FORGE 27

Match started at 182

182 – Trevor Reed (PF) pinned Corey Bandy, 1:28; 195 – Alex Breeden (PF) dec Alex Forgey, 6-3; 220 – Chris King (PF) pinned Zachery McFarland, 1:42; 285 – Nicholas Hilley dec. JJ Johnson 9-5; 106 – Toribio Navarro (BC) pinned Jacob Rulter, :33; 113 – Dyer Rose (BC) dec Matthew Kieta 8-4; 120 - Dakota Bromley (BC) maj dec Caleb Poole 14-5; 126 - Joseph Dodgen (PF) dec Dakota Ream (BC) 12-6; 132 - Taylor Kazy (BC) pinned Joshua Croley, 1:00; 138 - Caven Rogers (BC) dec Spencer Davis, 8-4; 145 – Nate Croley (PF) pinned Colter McConnell, 3:27; 152 - Jacob Staton (BC) dec Issac Frye (PF) 6-5; 160 – Robbie Clark (BC) won by forfeit; 170 – Eric Goins (BC) won by forfeit.

HERITAGE 39, BEARS 37

Match started at 195

195 – Schyker Larue (H) pinned Alex Forgey, :41; 220 – Jed Davis (H) pinned Zachery McFarland, 4:22; 285 – Joey Evan (H) pinned JJ Johnson, 1:42; 106 – Toribio Navarro (BC) maj dec Juan Hernandez, 17-8; 113 – Nick Crawford (H) pinned Dyer Rose, 1:36; 120 - Dakota Bromley (BC) maj dec Matthew Spradlin, 17-4; 126 - Dakota Ream (BC) dec Michael Deamer, 13-10; 132 - Jose Hernandez (H) dec Taylor Kazy 7-1; 138 - Caven Rogers (BC) won by forfeit; 145 – Colter McConnell (BC) pinned Riley Jones, 1:25; 152 - Jacob Staton (BC) pinned Josh Carpenter, 1:08; 160 – Robbie Clark (BC) pinned Dexter Watson, 1:17; 170 – Joel Payne (H) pinned Corey Bandy, :50; 182 – Kegan Matlock (H) pinned Eric Goins, 2:36.