SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Ben Miller felt he let a winning opportunity get away early in the third period of the 152-pound final at the 35th annual Edgemont Wrestling Tournament Sunday.
The Mamaroneck senior told himself he would capitalize on it if Pawlings Scott Porter made the same mistake - and he did. Miller transformed it into a reversal and two back points, which was the difference in a 4-2 victory.
Miller was not Mamaronecks only champion as Dion Duran won the 160-pound title. Troy Whittemore finished third at 120. The victory for Miller also avenged a loss to Porter, the 2011 Section 1 Division II 145-pound runner-up, in the Chris Hernandez Memorial 152-final last week.
About 30 seconds into the third period, he tried the same move, but rolled through it, Miller said. I was annoyed he rolled through so when he did it again, I wanted to make sure I got him. When he did it again, I was able to catch his head, reverse him and get the back points. The first time I didnt catch his head.
Miller went to school on his loss to Porter last week and came in prepared to defend against one particular move.
I got pretty excited and pumped up knowing I could wrestle him again, Miller said. Last week he caught me with a cement mixer. He tried it again, but I was prepared for it. Its awesome to have beaten him. This makes me feel mentally sound,
Team standings and key -- 1. Edgemont (Ed) 228 points; 2. Scarsdale (Sc) 179.5; 3. Horace Mann (HM) 178.5; 4. Pearl River (PR) 142; 5. Yonkers (Y) 121; 6. Mamaroneck (Mk) 120.5; 7. Pawling (Pw) 97; 8, Monticello (Mt) 78; 9. Collegiate (Col) 65; 10. Rye 59; 11. Tie, Eastchester (E), Tuxedo (Tux) 53; 13. Westlake (Ws) 50.5; 14. Tie, Hackley (Hk), Mount Vernon (MV) 48; 16. Salesian (Sl) 45; 17. Woodlands (Wd) 34.
99 -- Tyler Aslanian (Ed) pin. James Kelly (PR), 4:26; 106 -- Skyler Korek (Ed) major dec. Lynn (Tux), 11-3; 113 -- Trey Aslanian (Ed) pin. John Muldoon (PR), :34; 120 -- Justin Gilston (HM) pin. Rameek McKenzie (Y), 2:50; 126 -- Gomez (Mt) pin. Dan Jureller (Sc), 5:08; 132 -- Zack Rico (Sl) pin. Colin Hopkins (Ed), 5:38; 138 -- Justin Seim (Hk) pin. Joe Koshakow (Sc), 2:58; 145 -- Ford (Col) dec. Russo (HM), 5-2; 152 -- Ben Miller (Mk) dec. Scott Porter (Pw), 4-2; 160 -- Dion Duran (Mk) won by injury default over Erik Derektor (HM); 170 -- Jack Braun (Sc) pin. Joe Simolacaj, 1:50; 182 -- Jacob Berkowitz (Sc) major dec. Oliver Mold (Pw), 13-0; 195 -- Simpson (MV) pin. Marji (Y), 4:31; 220 -- Danny Kornberg (Ed) dec. Brumback (Col), 4-2 OT; 285 -- Michael DAbbraccia (Mt) pin. Austin Lynch (Wd), 1:35.
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