JJHuddle’s Wrestling Notebook: Big School powers rebound with titles


Wadsworth won the North Canton Hoover holiday tournament last weekend.

Coming off disappointing performances at the Ironman, both Wadsworth and
bounced back nicely last weekend in claiming titles at North Canton Hoover and
the SWOWCA Glenn Sample, respectively…Here’s who else had a big week as we take a look back at Ohio’s top performers and name the JJHuddle
Wrestler of the Week.

Coming off disappointing performances at the Ironman, both Wadsworth and Moeller rebounded nicely in claiming titles at North Canton Hoover and SWOWCA Glenn Sample, respectively.

Wadsworth scored 251 points at North Canton and had 11 wrestlers place. Kagan Squire (125), Alfredo Gray (130) and Nick Tavanello (215) won titles, while Hussain Abdulhabib (171) was second. Clay Wenger (145) finished third and Brandon Jones (112), Chris Baughman (135), Nate Ball (140), Dom Owens (189) and Jake Crowley (285) all finished fourth. Mathias Zollinger (119) was fifth.

Moeller placed 11 wrestlers and got points from all 14 in winning the Southwestern Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Glenn Sample Classic for the sixth time in seven years. Moeller finished with 247 points to outdistance Elder by 42.

Brian MacVeigh (119) was the lone champ for Moeller.


Colin McDermitt, Lima Shawnee, 130: McDermitt defeated Allen East’s Colt Lovejoy 6-5 in the finals of the Allen County Championships to remain undefeated on the season.


Corba wins round 2:
Beavercreek’s Nick Corba learned a few things from his round one match with Elder’s Tyler Hardtke at the Elder Duals a few weeks ago.

Corba suffered his lone loss of the season in ultimate tiebreak to Hardtke the first week of the season. Sunday night in the SWOWCA finals, Corba – the seventh seed – avenged the loss by handing the second seed Hardtke a 5-3 loss in the finals to claim the 152-pound title. The title improves Corba to 10-1 on the season.

Moving Myers:
Last season, as a freshman, Stephen Myers finished third at the state tournament at 112 for Moeller. In the offseason, he transferred to Springboro but left right before the start of the season. He has resurfaced again at Reading and won the SWOWCA Glenn Sample title at 125.

Holiday Round 2 on Deck:
With the first round of the Holiday Tournament schedule over (North Canton and Glenn Sample), it’s time for the teams to come back after the world’s most famous 285 pounder gets done with his rounds for the second course of holiday tourneys.

The Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association will hold it’s annual Holiday tournament at the Nutter Center on Dec. 28 and 29 and features Graham along with most of the best teams in the Dayton/Southwest Ohio area.

Medina will feature St. Ed, Beavercreek, Claymont and Oak Harbor among others when it hosts “The Greatest Show in Wrestling” on Dec. 28.

Wadsworth, Brecksville Broadview Heights, Akron St. Vincent St. Marys, Bedford St. Peter Chanel, Nelsonville York, Hilliard Davidson and Elder will all travel to the Brecksville Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29 and 30.

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