Dallas senior Cole Dixon won all-Back Mountain battle Jan. 9 to capture the 170-pound title in the Wyoming Valley Conference Wrestling Tournament.
Dixon decisioned Lake-Lehman’s Tommy Williams, 11-4.
It was the second tournament title in as many tries this season for Dixon, a two-time regional qualifier who is 23-1 this season.
Wrestlers from Tunkhannock, host Lake-Lehman and Dallas combined to claim half of the 14 individual titles in the two-day tournament.
While Dixon made it 2-for-2 in taking individual titles, Tunkhannock improved to 4-for-4 in claiming team championships this season.
The Tigers have won three times in individual tournament formats, including the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Tournament, and also won in a dual meet format at Wyalusing to open the season.
Tunkhannock used four individual championships to help set a tournament record for points and victory margin, pulling away from second-place Hazleton Area, 261 ½-204 ½.
Dakota Quick earned the Outstanding Wrestler award after his victory at 132. Mike Manley (160) and Dalton Ray (170) each repeated as champions. Billy Manley joined Quick in reaching the 100-win career mark with a victory on the first day of the tournament and went on to win at 152.
Tunkhannock also placed David Gavek (106), Jake Richards (138) and Sam Rice (195) second and Josh Beeman (113), Tommy Traver (126) and Ricky Stevens (220) third.
Lake-Lehman finished third out of 14 teams with the help of titles by R.J. Driscoll (126) and Mike Slivinski (220).
Williams was second for the Black Knights while Bobby Long (106), Garrett Kolb (120), Bob Lipski (138) and Kaleb Konigus (285) were third and Kris Rosencrans (195) was fourth.
Dixon was the only finalist for Dallas, which finished sixth.
Steven Newell and Xavier Barber took third in consecutive weight classes at 152 and 160.
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