By Pete Sirianni
The Kane Wolves wrestling team finished with a 4-1 record in the Warren Duels held last Friday at Warren Area High School.
Kane started off the day with a 54-23victory over AAA Titusville, and followed with wins against Youngsville, Harborcreek and Seneca.
Warren handed the Wolves their only loss in a 40-30 decision.
Evan DeLong, Nathan Moore and Keaton Rounsville all finished the competition with perfect 5-0 records. Jon Gelsick, Darren Brown, Justin Westerburg, Jamie Lingenfelter, Austin Hulings and Cody Blankenship all went 4-1on the day.
In the opening match against Titusville, Blankenship picked up his 100th career victory by pinning Chase Ackerman in 58 seconds. Blankenship, wrestling in the 132-pound weight class this year, is a returning district champion, regional runner-up and state qualifier last season in the 113-pound weight class. Blankenship now sports a 103-19 record.
Blankenship, a senior, now sports a 103-19 career record for the Wolves.
DeLong, a returning state finalist at 160 pounds, won his 100th career match last season as a junior at the Northwest Regional in March.
Kane also has dual meet victories this season over Sheffield and Smethport. The Wolves also won the season-opening Hickory Invitational on Dec. 6.
Some information used in this article was obtained from the Kane Republican.