EAST CLINTON — The Piqua wrestling team finished third at the East Clinton dual over the weekend, going 3-2.
Piqua had two 48-24 wins.
In the first one, against North College Hill, Tristan Hostetter (126), Andrew Bolin (138), Brennan Hicks (145), Hunter Bryant (152) and Jake Hetzler (285) all won by pin, while Sam Herndon (113), Jesse Ceyler (120) and Jimmy Perry (132) all won by forfeit.
In the second 48-24 win, Herndon, Ceyler, Hostetter, Perry, Bolin, Hicks and Bryant all won by pin; while Hetzler won by forfeit.
Piqua defeated East Clinton 33-24.
Herndon and Bryant both won by pin; while Nick Baker (120) recorded a 20-15 decision.
Ceyler (126), Bolin and Hetzler all won by forfeit.
Hostetter lost a 5-1 dedision, while Hicks dropped an 8-3 decision.
Piqua lost to Williamsburg 31-24.
Bolin and Bryant both won by pin, while Baker won a 12-8 decision and Hicks won a 13-10 decision. Herndon won by forfeit.
Perry lost a 9-3 decision, Hostetter lost a 12-1 major decision and Hetzler was pinned.
Piqua lost to Badin 51-29.
Ceyler (120) and Hetzler won by pin, while Herndon and Bolin won by forfeit.
Bryant won by tech fall 16-0.
Hostetter lost a 9-3 decision, while Perry and Hicks lost by pin.
Piqua will wrestle at the Top Gun tournament in Alliance this weekend.
PLYMOUTH — The Lehman Catholic wrestlers competed at the Plymouth Invitational Saturday, which was a round-robin tournament.
Wyatt Long(182) won his second tournament of the year.
“Wyatt (Long) put together an incredible final match and pulled out a victory over the Edison wrestler in a 3-2 bout,” Lehman coach Cam Haller said. “He wrestled extremely well and listened to our coaching.”
Jake Earhart (170) finished third.
Brandon Simmons (145) and Ethan Knapke earned fourth place, while Alex Ham (126) finished fifth.
“All wrestles are improving and competing well,” Haller said. “We will continue to improve. We will concentrate on improving our mat wrestling in the weeks to come.”
Lehman Catholic wrestling will be in action at the CIT in Cincinnati at Elder High School this weekend.
Covington’s junior high wrestling team competed in the Best of the Midwest Invitational on Saturday and finished in 19thplace out of 52 teams from Ohio and other states. The Buccs had two placers and another seven wrestlers win matches at the event.
Cael Vanderhorst (92) placed fourth after winning his first two bouts by pin and advancing to the semifinals with a decision over Lake Catholic’s Joey Averill. He then dropped decisions in his next two bouts to Brecksville’s Nick Nastasi and Columbus Bishop Hartley’s Micah Norwood, who placed third and second at the 2015 Junior High state tournament, respectively.
Gage Kerrigan (160) placed sixth after winning his opening match by pin and earning a major decision in the second round. He then dropped a decision in the quarterfinals before rebounding with a pin over Allen East’s Colton Abbey. He lost his placement match by decision to Silas Allred of the Indiana Outlaws club team.
Duncan Cooper (134) fell one win short of placement. He earned two victories via pin and major decision. Also winning matches for the Buccs were Austin Flick (128, pin), Seth Iddings (128, 2 pins), Hunter Clarkson (134, pin), Cade Schmelzer (142, pin), Colton Francis (142, pin) and Dylan Staudt (205).
TIPP CITY — On Sunday, the Covington Youth Wrestling Team traveled to Tipp City to compete with Greenville, Vandalia-Butler, Centerville (Indiana), Miamisburg, Wapakoneta, Catalyst, Trotwood-Madison, Northeastern (Indiana), Northmont and host team Tippecanoe.
Taking home first place for the Buccs were Jacob Murray (3 pins), Corey Turner (3 pins), Jensen Wagoner (3 pins), Cooper Turner (2 pins), Brody Taylor (2 pins), Kaden Thompson (2 pins), Michael Hagan (2 pins), Chase Vanderhorst (2 pins), Ayden Rench (2 pins), Jonathon Miller (1 pin), Brycen Roth (1 pin), Trey Schmelzer (1 pin) and Christopher Ha.
Finishing second were Ryan Remley (2 pins), Jordan Miller (1 pin), Dalton Bishop (1 pin), Dakota Clarkson (1 pin), Hunter Basye (1 pin), Jack Blumenstock (1 pin), Hayden Barker and Eli Donnan.
Taking third place at the event were Christian Clark (1 pin), Kadyn Petitt (1 pin), Garrett Hobbs (1 pin), Asher Long (1 pin), Scott Blumenstock (1 pin), Weston Roth, Andrew Basye, Corben Crable, Austin Crable, Landen Martin, Bryce Staudt and Conner Sindelir.
Finishing in fourth place were James Young, Talon Pergram, Allen Garman, Mason Epperson, Aubrey Bishop, Aveyen Meek, Kian French, Kaden Hughes, Caleb Miller, Jacob Dilley and Drew Rosengarten.
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