New Richmond was in the forefront of Clermont County’s five varsity wrestling teams that competed in the 37th Annual Madeira Invitational.
Moeller’s B squad won the 23-team tourney with 194.5 points, New Richmond (NR) was fifth with 131, Goshen (G), seventh, 118.5, Bethel-Tate (BT), eighth, 112, Clermont Northeastern (CNE), 12th, 50, and Batavia (B), 15th, 44.
Goshen senior 285-pounder Ryan Giltz was the lone Clermont County individual weight class champion.
Second place finishes were earned by Dustin Davidson (BT) 103-pounds, Kenny Stephens (G) 119, Cory Disbennett (BT) 125, Mark Gliszczynski (G) 130, Sean Adams (BT) 140, Jake Kools (NR) 152, and Josh Hicks (NR) 189.
Third places were achieved by Ethen Humbert (B) 103, Cole Petry (NR) 112, and Mark McAninich (G) 189.
Fourth place was gained by Larry Smith (B) 119, Graham Rose (BT) 130, and Alvis Williams (NR) 215.
Fifth place was garnered by Scott Simpson (CNE) 135, Luke Sexson (NR) 140, Chris Smith (NR) 145, Roger Boucher (BT) 171, and Rob Weidle (G) 215. Sixth place was taken by E. J. Craycraft (BT) 152, Josh McGowan (CNE) 160, Chris Distler (CNE) 189, and Bill Distler (CNE) 215.
In a three-way battle, Milford squashed Franklin 47-20 and Greater Miami Conference foe Princeton 33-26. Burgdorf (103), Sherman (112), Krummert (125), Ward (135), and Ken Rue (285) won both of their battles (Sherman's and Rue's were by pin and one of Ward's was by a fall). Triumphing in a match apiece were Newberry (119), Emmons (215), and Rue (285) by pin, Parlier (130), Burgdorf (140), Megee (145), Burton (145), and Ryan Slusher (152) by decision.
Glen Este flattened Fort Ancient Valley Conference opponent Loveland 39-17. The Trojans' pin winners were C. J. Pickelheimer (103), Adam Freeland (112), and Garrett Wilson (119).
Winning by decision for the Purple and White were Dillan Farmer (125), Jordan Williams (130), Zac Carpenter (135), Cameron Childs (152), Tyler Godfrey (189), Taylor Krimmer (215).
"We've had a season of ups and downs," said Trojan mentor Nate Lynch. "It was a good win over Loveland."
Some of the best records achieved by the Trojans belong to Childs 14-4, Carpenter 9-4, and Pickelheimer 8-5. Lynch singled out sophomore 189-pounder Tyler Godfrey for "wrestling well of late."
Said Lynch, "They have the potential to be what we want, but it's up to them how bad and how much they want to work."
New Richmond took both ends of a triangular meet at home against Batavia and Bethel-Tate. The Red and Black downed Bethel-Tate 54-24 and Batavia 53-21. Bethel-Tate beat Batavia 38-33.
The Lions' double winners were Petry (112), Nick Samad (125), Tyler Siegel (130), Josh Daniels (135), both by pin, Sexson (140), Chris Smith (145), Kools (152), Hicks (189), and Williams (215). Kyle Rose (119) and Cole Liegel (171) won a match a piece. The Red and Black forfeited one class.
The Tigers' twin winners were Boucher (189), both by pin, and Davidson (103). Those earning one victory were Rose (130), Disbennett (135), Drew Napier (140), Zack Ward (152), Craycraft (160), and Jared West (215). The Red and Gray forfeited three classes.
The 'Dogs' two-time victors were Smith (119), Jeff Elam (160), and Josh Ison (285). One-timers were Jeff McCloskey (103), Osborne (112), Nathan Braswell (125), and Ryan Johnson (171). The Green and White forfeited four classes.
Amelia was ninth among 12 teams in the prestigious St. Xavier Invitational. The Barons tallied 287 points; the host Bombers won with 528 points.
The Blue and Whites' Vince Mulvaney (112) and Tommy Fehring (130) won their respective weight division titles.
Williamsburg was eighth among 12 teams in the Norwood Invitational. The Wildcats recorded 68 points; Roger Bacon was the team champion with 227.5 points.
Burg's Allen Schweickart (130) and John Lynch (285) earned their respective weight class crowns. The best 'Cat individual records belong to Schweickart 14-2, Lynch 14-3, and Ben Arnold (160) 8-7.