Who’s No. 1 Results: Hidlay Defeats Ramirez at 170

| October 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trent Hidlay took Julian Ramirez to his back for the pin and the win at the fifth annual Who’s No. 1 dual sponsored by Fl0Nationals at Lehigh University on Sunday.

“I thought I wrestled tough, but I was definitely sloppy in some positions. I never wrestled him before, so I underestimated his scrambling ability and I think that hurt me the most,” Hidlay said. “I knew my pace was too much for him. I just had to keep the pressure on and wait for my opportunity to score and I did.”

After a scoreless first period, Hidlay, ranked No. 1 at 170,  escaped in the second to hold a 1-0 advantage heading into the third. Ramirez, the number two wrestler in the weight class, chose defense and escaped early in the frame to make it 1-1, forcing overtime.

In sudden victory, Hidlay saw his opening and took Ramirez to his back for the fall in 6:20 and the win.

“I didn’t change anything up going into overtime. I knew I could break him. I picked up my handfight and found a way to score,” Hidlay said. “When you are in matches where the other guy is being very defensive and not doing a whole lot, it’s important to keep your composure and be ready to cash in on a takedown when you can. I thought I did a great job of sticking to my game plan and breaking him in overtime.

“The cherry on top was getting the fall, being able to celebrate, and let my emotions out was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had in this sport. I still need to improve on the little things for this upcoming season. I’m not content with what I did last year and I know there is a target on my back, but that’s why I love this sport. I’m so thankful for the constant support I receive from Mifflin County and I can’t thank everyone enough for what they do for me. Every time I take the mat I try to make Mifflin County proud. There’s no place I’d rather live and compete for.”

In a surprise, Penn State recruits went 0-4 at the event with Gavin Teasdale (126), Roman Bravo-Young (132), Joe Lee (160) and Michael Beard (195) all losing.

Trent’s older brother Hayden competed in the 2015 Who’s No. 1 and came out on the short end of a 3-1 overtime decision to Mason Manville.

Who’s No. 1 Results

113: No. 2 Kurt McHenry (MD) dec. No. 1 Malik Heinselman (CO), 8-7.
120: No. 4 Patrick McKee (MN) dec. No. 1 Robert Howard (NJ), 7-5.
170: No. 1 Trent Hidlay (PA) pinned No. 2 Julian Ramirez (FL), 6:20.
152: No. 2 Brayton Lee (IN) dec. No. 6 Justin McCoy (PA), 7-3.
126: No. 3 Patrick Glory (NJ) dec. No. 2 Gavin Teasdale (PA), 3-0.
132: No. 2 Joey Silva (FL) dec. No. 1 Roman Bravo-Young (AZ), 3-1.
138: No. 1 Jacori Teemer (NY) dec. No. 3 Mitch Moore (OH), 4-2.
160: No. 1 David Carr (OH) dec. No. 2 Joe Lee (IN), 6-1.
125: No. 1 Gracie Figueroa (CA) dec. No. 1 Macey Kilty (WI), 6-4.
195: No. 2 Gavin Hoffman (PA) dec. No. 1 Micheal Beard (PA), 7-6.
145: No. 3 Sammy Sasso (PA) pinned No. 1 Anthony Artalona (FL), 3:50.

Category: High School Wrestling

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