CVCA had an incredible week – ending Parkersburg South’s absurd win streak and handing Milan Edison a rare loss. See who else did what and who the Ohio Wrestler of the Week is…
Hamilton Ross was able to hang on to win the Eaton Invitational, getting a good test on the same mats they will begin their postseason run.
Ross scored 209.5 points to finish 15.5 points ahead of runner-up Eastwood. Wayne was a close third while host Eaton and Northmont rounded out the top five.
Ross got titles from Joseph Jones (138) and Cordell Byrd (132) in claiming the title.
State title contenders showed they are hitting peak performance as the Month of Champions gets ready to begin.
Bellbrook freshman Cameron Kelly cruised to the 106 title, defeating fellow freshman phenom Michael May (Eaton) 15-0 in the finals. Wayne’s Marcus Windsor claimed a 14-2 win in the finals at 120 while Northmont’s Jonah Newburg cruised to the title at 170, taking a 21-5 win in the finals.
The closest finals match of the evening was the last one as Ben Cash of Urbana handed Bellbrook’s Charles Broderick a 3-1 defeat.
LCC Thunderbird Invite: It was a battle down to the wire at Lima Central Catholic over the weekend.
Dixie hung on for a 7 point win over Mechanicsburg after scoring 148.5 points.
Coldwater was third, Ayersille fourth and Delphos St. Johns was fifth.
The Greyhounds claimed the team title despite having no individual champions.
Dayton Christian finished 12th despite fielding just six wrestlers on the weekend due to injuries and illness, however Jacob Danishek (138) and Christian Clary (113) both claimed titles for the Warriors.
Clary’s win was a preview of possible showdowns during the Month of Champions as he secured a takedown to defeat Allen Seagraves of Miami East 4-2 in overtime.
Cade Mansfield of Ayersville was one of the big surprise winners, defeating returning state placer Austin Reese of Mechanicsburg 7-3 in the finals at 120.
On the weekend, Ayersville captured three titles to tie with Bedford St. Peter Chanel for the most individual titlist.
Washington Court House claims Miami Trace title: State ranked Washington Court House opened up some breathing room en route to a 15.5 point win over Sheridan in the Miami Trace McDonalds Invitational.
Court House finished with 245.5 points on the weekend and had just one champion – defending state champ Riley Shaw (285).
Miami Trace, Circleville and Goshen all claimed two individual titles.
Busy week for CVCA: An Ohio team has ended mighty Parkersburg South’s dual meet streak.
CVCA claimed the West Virginia Duals with a perfect 9-0 record on the weekend, including a 38-18 win over Parkersburg South – ending their 115 match winning streak.
Parkersburg South may stop bringing top Ohio teams over, their last loss came to St. Eds.
South led just once, 3-0 after winning at 106, but Nathan Tomasello recorded a fall in :38 to give the Royals the 6-3 lead and they never trailed again.
Andy Dobben claimed a one point win at 120 as the two schools swapped wins through the middle of the line-up until CVCA took control of the match beginning at 145 with a decision by Matt Dobben, a pin by Michael Meadows, a 2-0 decision by Tyler MacLellan and a decision by Drake Mills.
Nick Havener wrapped up the win with a pin in 1:47 at 195.
CVCA closed the busy six day stretch with a 33-27 win over second ranked Edison.
WRESTLERS OF THE WEEK
Christian Clary, 113, So., Dayton Christian: Clary claimed the LCC Thunderbird Invite with a thrilling 4-2 overtime win against returning state qualifier Allen Seagraves of Miami East.
CVCA: The whole team gets honors after ending Parkersburg South’s 115 match winning streak. CVCA followed up the 9-0 weekend in West Virginia by holding off Edison 33-27.