VANDALIA — Versailles has three wrestlers alive in the championship bracket after the opening day of the GMVWA Holiday Tournament at Vandalia Wednesday.
Versailles is in second place in the D-II-III division.
Graham leads with 80 points and Versailles has 75.5.
Jacob Poling (120), Preston Platfoot (132) and Jeffrey Ware (285) are still unbeaten.
After two byes, Poling won his only match by decision.
Platfoot went 3-0 with a major decision, pin and defaults; while Ware went 3-0 with two pins and tech fall.
Still alive in consolations are Kobe Epperly (106), Cael Bey (126), Kyle Weubker (138), Derek Cavin (160), Tyler Gigandet (170) and Gage DeHart (195).
Epperly was 1-1, while Bey was 2-1 with a pin.
Wuebker and Cavin were both 2-1 with two pins, while DeHart was 1-1.
Trevor Huber (113) went 1-2 with a pin, Nathan Wagner (145) went 1-2 with a major decision, Dalton Didier (152) was 2-2 with two pins and Isaac Grilliot (220) was 1-2.
Covington was in 12th place.
Kellan Anderson (106) upset the number two seed, Isham Peace of Walton-Verona, Kentucky, with a 4-0 decision to advance to the quarterfinals. Cael Vanderhorst (113) also advanced to the quarterfinals by upsetting the number 8 seed, earning a pin over Collin Lovett of Miamisburg.
Keringten Martin (152) battled back through the consolations after losing in the second round. He advanced to the 5th consolation round with a 5-0 victory over Northmont’s Eli Newburg and a pin over Pickeringtrn Central’s DaeViyeon Hargrove.
Dropping their 4th round consolation matches to finish a win away from advancing to the second day were Riley Richards (126), Austin Flick (138) and Gavin McReynolds (182). Richards dropped a close 3-1 decision to the number 2 seed before rebounding with an 11-0 major decision over Troy Christian’s Lear Current.
Flick picked up pins over Greeneview’s Taylor Stinson and Moore Traditional’s Jordan Burns, while McReynolds earned a pin over Columbus Bishop Hartley’s Kenyon Davis. Also competing well for the Buccs were Trentin Alexander (160), Dylan Staudt (220) and Bryce Keiser (285). Wrestling resumes at 11 am tomorrow at Vandalia-Butler’s Student Activity Center.
two in semis
MEDINA — After the first day of the Medina Invitational Wednesday, Miami East had two wrestlers advance to the semifinals.
The Vikings were in seventhh place in the tournament.
Graham Shore (120) and Alex Isbrandt (132) are both two wins from a title.
Shore was 3-0 with a tech fall and major decision, while Isbrandt was 4-0, with all four wins by pin.
Olivia Shore (106), Kaleb Nickels (126), Zane Strubler (145), Travis Ferguson (152), and Brendan Dalton (220) all went 2-1 and are still alive in consolations.
Shore had a pin and a major decision and Ferguson had two pins.
Jarrett Winner (160) and Michael Miller (170) both went 1-2 with a pin.
SPRINGFIELD — The Covington Youth Wrestling Team traveled to Northwestern, competing against teams from Piqua, Graham, Tipp City, Troy Christian, Milton-Union, Clark-Shawnee, Stebbins and host team Northwestern.
Taking first place for the Buccs were Mason Sowers (3 pins), James Young (3 pins), Weston Roth (2 pins), Nicholas Carnes (2 pins), Christian Skaggs (2 pins), Christopher Ha (2 pins), Kaden Thompson (2 pins), Carter Owen (1 pin), Austin Curtis (1 pin), Kadyn Petitt (1 pin), Owen Zickafoose (1 pin) and Bronson Schnurpel.
Finishing second were Zaidyn Sherman (2 pins), Jordan Miller (2 pins), Wyatt Collins (2 pins), Cooper Turner (1 pins), Isaiah Mumford (1 pin), Jonathan Miller (1 pin), Alejandro Reyes (1 pin), Callen Owen and Aveyen Meek.
Taking third place at the event were Zane Lemp (1 pin), Wyatt Jay, Landin Cassel, Colton Gambill, Autumn Estep, and Jackson Shiverdecker.
Finishing in fourth place were Victor Michaels, Keegan Lachat, Adam Hudelson, Henry Skaggs, Christian Clark, Mason Epperson and Garrett Hobbs.
Covington will wrestle at Greenville Jan. 7