Williamsburg hosts first mat invite in several years; Amelia is the county’s early-on dominant mat force
Williamsburg has hosted its first wrestling tournament since moving into its new high school building. Jackson High School (J) won the tourney with 248 points, Western Brown reserves (WB) had 199, Clermont Northeastern (CNE) 123.5, Mason (Mas) reserves 116, North College Hill (NCH) 109, the host Wildcats (W) 97, Cincinnati Christian (CC) 56, and Mariemont (Mar) 35.
Following are the results of the championship matches: 103-pounds – Anthony Wiley (J) over Kurtis Fox (WB), 112 – Alex Stepp (J) pinned Joel Cecil (WB), 119 – Justin Brown (J) pinned Hunter Bixler (CNE), 125 – Patrick Harrison (J) over Joe Fay (CC), 130 – Allen Schweickart (W) pinned Coty Carnahan, 135 – Fred Price (NCH) pinned Isaiah Briggs (CC), 140 – Kyle Riffe (Mas) over Tim Strohofer (WB), 145 – Holden Clemons (WB) pinned Garret Ewing (J), 152 – Jake Rackley (Mar) pinned Danny Huchens (WB), 160 – Josh McGowan (CNE) pinned Matt Kidder (WB), 171 – Tod Durham (J) pinned Danny Loch (CNE), 189 – Brandon Oliver (J) over Chris Distler (CNE), 215 – Bill Distler (CNE) pinned Jake Sams (WB), and 285 – Cody Brauch (Mas) pinned John Lynch (Wms).
The invite was very capably scored by Bob Guy and announced by Scott Lefker and officiated by Paul Dunaway, Chad Mosbacker, and Gary Scotty with Rick Hall providing able support to all.
Amelia turned in a fine effort at the Roger Bacon Spartan Duals Tournament. The Barons defeated Wyoming 51-24, Turpin 72-6, and Northwest 55-21, and they were defeated by Blanchester 46-26 and the host Spartans 44-27.
Winning all five of their matches were Vincent Mulvaney (112/119), Tommy Fehring (125/130), and Craig Neal (135). Victorious in four were Derek Harvey (103), Ronnie Eikelberger (125/130), and Kyle Doherty (171). Jeremy Barton (189) won three times. Two wins apiece were earned by Zach Kasten (140), Cody Burris (145), Rob Riley (160), Doug Planck (215), and Joel Beach (285).
New Richmond also competed at the Spartan Duals. The Red and Black outgrappled Norwood 57-5, LaSalle 39-33, and Northwest 40-34. The Red and Black were set back by Blanchester 56-24 and Reading 54-27.
Goshen recorded a respectable performance in the Janice LeForce Memorial Tournament that took place at Franklin High School.
Five of the Red and Gray gained second place in their respective weight class - Kenny Stephens (125), Mark Gliszczynski (130), Jeff Miller (171), Mark McAninch (189), and Rob Weidle (215). Adam Stockmeier (112) garnered a third.
Western Brown triumphed over Goshen 55-21 and Batavia 72-12 in a Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) triangular showdown that took place on the Bulldogs' mat. The Red and Gray won out over the Green and White 49-36.
For Goshen, Rob Weidle (215) was a two-pin winner. Kenny Stephens (125) and Mark Glizczynski (130) were double winners. J. D. Calvert (152), Greg Brusman (160), Mark McAninch (189), and Ryan Giltz (285) each had a pin win. Mike Latchford (119) received a forfeit.
For Batavia, Josh Ison (285) won both of his bouts. Single pin victories were earned by Tyler Osborne (112), Larry Smith (125), Dillon Eastham (140), and Jeff Elam (171). Patrick Rideout (135) won by a decision and Ethan Humbert (103) received a forfeit.
Bethel-Tate captured both ends of a SBC triangular that took place at Williamsburg with Clermont Northeastern.
The Tigers flattened the host Wildcats 42-33 and the Rockets 39-31. The Blue and Gold overpowered the Blue and White 69-24.
Zack Ward (152) was Bethel's two-pin winner. Other double winners for the Red and Gray were Dustin Davidson (103), Drew Napier (140), and Sean Adams (145). Cory Disbennett (130) and Williams (285) each pinned an opponent. Lucy Lanigan (112), Graham Rose (135), Roger Boucher (189), and Jared West (215) each received a forfeit.
For CNE, the double victors were Hunter Bixler (125), Scott Simpson (135), Josh McGowan (160), Danny Loch (171), Chris Distler (189), and Bill Distler (215). Skylar Woods (145) received two forfeits, Jeremiah Bauer (103) and Michael Moeller (140) both received a forfeit.
For Williamsburg, Allen Schweickart (130) and John Lynch (285) pinned two adversaries apiece. Teammates Ryan Baird (112) and Ben Arnold (171) contributed a pin apiece to the Wildcats' cause. Baird and Dakota Clark (125) received forfeits and Kyle Burnett (119) received two forfeits.