Bucknuts & JJHuddle Ohio HS Weekly Awards
This winter we are pleased to announce that JJHuddle and Bucknuts have partnered together to award weekly player and team of the week honors in ice hockey, boys & girls swimming, boys & girls bowling and wrestling.
Each week (regular and postseason) during the winter sports seasons, we will hold a fan-generated contest on JJHuddle to tab a weekly Team and Player of the Week in each sport. Each weekly winner will receive a personalized award from JJHuddle and Bucknuts.
How it works?
A thread soliciting nominations will be posted/stuck in each sports JJHuddle Forum each week. Fans will then nominate top performances. We will announce the weekly finalists (up to 10) on JJHuddle every Monday and voting will be conducted in a special JJHuddle forum. Voting will cease at noon on Friday, after which the winners will be announced.
The Week 12 competition for the JJHuddle & Bucknuts Ohio HS Wrestling Awards is over. And it was a good one. Over 35,500 votes were cast and this week’s winners are…
WEEK 12 WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Seth Beard, Napoleon
Senior won his program’s first state title and was named most outstanding wrestler in D-II after winning the 120 title. Beat three-time state champion Tylaer Warner of Claymont in the semifinals. Four-time state placer.
WEEK 12 WRESTLING TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Comets produced the first two state champions in sophomore Jaden Mattox and senior Kameron Teacher, Central Crossing who won D-I titles at 132 and 285, respectively. Teacher ended the season 47-0 and was named the most outstanding wrestler in D-I. Senior Jackson Lasko finished fourth at 113 and senior James Wimer was fifth at 138. The Comets finished fifth in the DI team standings.
WEEK 1 WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Hobie Howiler, Barnesville
Repeat champion won the 152 title at the Union Local Rick Link Invitational. Was named the event’s most outstanding wrestler.
WEEK 1 WRESTLING TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Falcons went 5-0 to win their own Falcon Duals Invitational.
WEEK 2 WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Chase Sumner, Ada
Earned Most Valuable Wrestler award at the Lincolnview Inviational after winning the 132 title with five pins that totaled 2:56. Sumner’s pins came in nine, 30, 31, 61 and 45 seconds.
WEEK 2 WRESTLING TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Tigers won the 16-team George Rogers Memorial Invitational.
WEEK 3 WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Victor Marcelli, Massillon Jackson
Named MVP at the North Canton Holiday Tournament after winning the title at 170 with a 4-3 win over defending state champion Andrew McNally of Lake.
WEEK 3 WRESTLING TEAM OF THE WEEK
After finishing 2-15 last season, the Braves won the team title at the America’s Best Value Tournament in St. Clairsville.
WEEK 4 WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Collin Kelly, Mogadore
Won all five of his matches via pin en route to winning the 220 title at the Albany Alexander Invitational. Won his bouts in 2:22, 0:31, 0:46, 1:23 and 1:05.
WEEK 4 WRESTLING TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Beavers won the Buckeye 8 Conference Tournament title with a 291-265.5 win over runner-up Indian Creek.
WEEK 5 WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Justin Ocheltree, Keystone
Won the 170 title at the Northwestern Husky Invitational. Pinned three of four opponents in 1:01, 1:34 and 1:14.
WEEK 5 WRESTLING TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Arrows went 1-1 at a tri-meet at Milan Edison to break the school record for wins in a season (17). Previous record (16) was set in 2014.
WEEK 6 WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Sid Ohl, Ashland
Junior beat West Holmes star Cole Woods by major decision (12-4) in the 145 final at the West Holmes Invitational.
WEEK 6 WRESTLING TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Eagles won the Jonathan Alder Invitational.
WEEK 7 WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Chase Sayers, Hamilton Ross
Won the Eaton Invitational title at 170 with four pins (:33, :47, 4:37 and 1:04).
*Joshua Doherty, West Jefferson
Junior improved to 39-0 (with 36 pins) by winning the 160 title at the Marion Pleasant Sally George Invitational. Has won every tournament entered this season.
WEEK 7 WRESTLING TEAM OF THE WEEK
The host Eagles won the 46th Annual Eaton Invitational.
WEEK 8 WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Damian D’Emilio, Genoa
Senior earned NBC Wrestler of the Year honors after winning three matches by pin en route to the conference title at 126. Victory helped Genoa claim a fourth straight NBC title.
WEEK 8 WRESTLING TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Rockets were one of two non-No. 1 seeds statewide in any division (24 regions) to win a regional title in the Dual Team State Tournament. Beat two No. 1 seeds – Edison (31-29) and Mohawk (64-9) – to claim the D-III Region 18 crown.
WEEK 9 WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Colton Bethel, Ridgewood
Named IVC wrestler of the year after winning the 113 title at the conference meet.
WEEK 9 WRESTLING TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Panthers won the D-III state wrestling team tournament title.e Tournament. Beat two No. 1 seeds – Edison (31-29) and Mohawk (64-9) – to claim the D-III Region 18 crown.
WEEK 10 WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Brady Wilson, Stebbins
Won the 132 title at the D-I Centerville sectional with a pin (:38) in the final.
WEEK 10 WRESTLING TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Chargers won seven weight classes en route to winning the D-III Plymouth sectional title.
WEEK 11 WRESTLING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
*Peyton Hamrick, Parkway
Became his school’s first state wrestling qualifier when he finished runner-up iat 182 at the D-III Troy district.
WEEK 11 WRESTLING TEAM OF THE WEEK
The host Mustangs edged Steubenville 169-165 to win the D-II Claymont district title. It’s their 19th district/regional title.