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Gerber earns 400th career coaching win

January 10, 2011

Ridgway head wrestling coach Gary Gerber (pictured sixth from left in back row) earned his 400th career victory at the Towanda Duals Saturday.

Ridgway wrestling coach Gary Gerber earned his 400th career coaching win at the Towanda Duals Saturday.
Gerber's 400th win came as the Elkers opened the Duals with a 41-24 victory over Milton.
"It felt great," Gerber said. "It's been great to be a part of Ridgway wrestling."
Ridgway finished with a 4-1 record in Towanda.
"The kids wrestled well all weekend," Gerber said. "We beat Port Allegany, another good team in the district and Towanda was a tough team."
Ridgway followed with a 45-22 win against Honesdale in the team's second match and a 47-18 win over Montoursville in the third match. The Elkers then secured a 41-17 victory over Port Allegany, a District 9 rival. This was Ridgway's second dual win of the season over the Gators.
Ridgway lost 40-23 to Towanda in the team's final dual match of the day. Chad Quail earned a decision victory at 215 and Corey Bush won via technical fall at 119. Dakota Dahler won a decision at 130 as did Kyle Caggiano at 140. Jake Himes scored a decision win at 152 and D.J. Skraba won via pinfall at 160 pounds. Towanda coach Bill Sexton also had a milestone victory, claiming his 500th career win in the adjacent mat when Gerber reached win No. 400.
"The kids wrestled hard all weekend," Gerber said. "It was a good weekend all around. The people at Towanda were very gracious."
Ridgway is 6-2 in dual meets this season. Ridgway is at Punxsutawney Thursday.

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