Streak Ends At 42
February 8, 2008

Grandview took a six year, 42 consecutive Centennial League win streak to Boulder High School on Thursday, February 7 and lost 30-37. The Wolves were missing 4 starters in the lineup. Four wrestlers moved up a weight to create the most favorable pairings, three wrestlers stepped into the lineup and gave all they had to give, the Wolves forfeited one weight class and they still had a chance to win going into the final match of the dual.

Eric Wilson moved up to 119 from 112 and won the first match of the evening by fall in the third period. Michael Balagna moved up to 125 from 119 and delivered another big win by fall in the second period. Joe Tripp moved up to 130 from 125 and lost a 4-1 decision. Bryce Barrick moved up to 135 from 130 and lost by a takedown in overtime. Then, Matt Fedderson lost by fall in the first period and the team score was tied 12-12. Josh Starr won a 9-4 decision but freshman Michael Brazile, wrestling in his first varsity match, lost by fall. The Wolves forfeited the 160 pound weight class and Enes Ozekin lost by major and the Wolves fell behind, 15-28. Jacob Bomareto won by decision in overtime and Tom Flynn stepped into the lineup at 215 and gave it all he had but came up short in a 2-7 decision. Cody Gilmore wasted little time and won by fall in the 285 pound bout and John Godin was up to the task when he put away his feisty opponent in the second period. Grandview had closed the gap and they were in a position to win the dual going into the final match trailing 30-31. Sophomore Dan Godin was inserted into the lineup at 112 pounds for the second time this season but this match had a lot more at stake than his first match. It would decide the outcome of the dual and the league title. It was an exciting match. Takedowns, back points, reversals and an injury timeout for Godin in the second period and the score was tied 6-6. The Boulder fans were loud, the music was loud, the gym was filled with excitement. It appeared that Boulder was able to capture the momentum during this break and Godin lost by fall in the third period.

While Boulder was quick to declare themselves "league champions" following the final match, the fact is ... Boulder lost to Fairview, Fairview lost to Grandview and Grandview lost to Boulder so, it appears there is a three way tie for the 2007-2008 Centennial League Championship. 


119 - Eric Wilson (WBF3) vs Seo Rodriguez
125 -
Michael Balagna (WBF2) vs Rod Harper
130 - Joe Tripp (LD 1-4) vs Zane McBrearty
135 - Bryce Barrick (LD 6-4 OT) vs Cody Glander

140 - Matt Fedderson (LBF1) vs Derek Lange
145 - Josh Starr (WD 9-4) vs Jerry O'Leary
152 - Michael Brazile (LBF1) vs Hector Guzman 
160 - Forfeit vs Max Wessel
171 - Enes Ozekin (LMD 2-14) vs Adam Katz
189 - Jacob Bomareto (WD 8-6 OT) vs Robert Ranney
215 - Tom Flynn (LD 2-7) vs Nick Ozanich
285 - Cody Gilmore (WBF1) vs Mark Ross
103 - John Godin (
WBF2) vs Eli Novtni
112 - Dan Godin (LBF3) vs Ben Harstad

WBF2 = Win By Fall, 2nd Period - 6 Team Points
WTF = Win Tech Fall (by 15) - 5 Team Points
WMD = Win Major Decision (by 8 to 14) - 4 Team Points
WD = Win by Decision (less than 8) - 3 Team Points