Milford achieved the championship of its own wrestling invitational (MIT) for the first time in 17 years. The Red and White placed 12 of its 14 competitors.
The Eagles amassed 221 points, Princeton 186.5, Loveland 183, Western Brown 166.5, Hamilton 134, West Carrollton 126, Goshen 97, New Richmond 81.5, Wilmington 79.5, McNicholas 68.5, Anderson 68, Talawanda 65.5, Winton Woods 61.5, Kings 58.5, Clermont Northeastern 51.5, St. Francis DeSales 41.5, Shroder 16, Hughes 9, and Woodward 0.
A total of 42 Clermont County grapplers placed in the tournament.
Three of Milford’s matmen earned tourney titles – Zach Sherman (112-pounds), Kyle Krummert (125) and Randy Burgdorf (140).
Three of the county’s finest achieved second places – Chris Newberry (130) of Milford, Danny Loch (171) of Clermont Northeastern, and Ryan Giltz (285) of Goshen.
"It's nice winning our own tournament after 17 years," said Milford head coach Jim Costello. "Sherman, Krummert, and Randy Burgdorf obviously did real well winning their weight classes, but everybody contributed. The other nine placers wrestled really well, too."
Next on the agenda for the Eagles will be a dual meet on the road versus Greater Miami Conference rival Fairfield this Saturday (Feb. 3).
I'm anxious to get one more dual meet in before the conference tournament," Costello said. "It's going to be tough in the tournament. We're going to have to go against Lakota West, but we're optimistic. We want to win the tournament in our last year in the GMC."
Next school year Milford will be a member of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference.
Milford's champions at the 1990 MIT were Josh Clayton (103), Dan Wood (135), Greg Breitfelder (140), and Chris McDonough (275). Other Eagle placers were Mike Siberski (112), Bob Monroe (130), Brett Frederick (145), Nathan Clayton (152), Chad Adcock (160), and Jamie Robbins (171). The final team totals were Milford 147, Turpin 138, LaSalle 109.5, Mt. Healthy 97.5, Forest Park 95.5, Amelia 92.5, Norwood 92, Anderson 38, Aiken 25, and Taft 13.
Amelia's David Angel Memorial Invitational
Amelia, too, won its tournament, the 28th Annual David Angel Memorial Invitational. This year's tourney was wrestled as a dual meet showdown.
The host Blue and White defeated Simon Kenton (Ky.) 59-9, Harmony 66-0, Conner (Ky.) 48-15, and Covington (Ky.) Holmes 66-0.
The individual record of each of the Barons in the tournament were as follows: Derek Harvey (103) 3-1, Vincent Mulvaney (112) 4-0, extending his record to a flawless 25-0, Wes Brown (119) 3-0, Ronnie Eikelberger (125) 3-0, Tommy Fehring (130) 4-0, extending his record to 29-5, Cody Burris (140) 130 with two pins, Brendon Hampton (145) 3-1 with three pins, Rob Riley (160) 4-0 with two pins, Kyle Doherty (171) 4-0, Jeremy Barton (189) 4-0, and Doug Planck (215) 4-0.
The Lions gained second place in the 10-team Blanchester Duals Invitational Tournament.
The Red and Black were second only to the host Wildcats. New Richmond lost to Blan 57-23 and Goshen 39-36, but defeated McNicholas 48-12, Preble Shawnee 39-38, Clinton-Massie 33-31, Little Miami 60-18, West Carrollton 42-34, Madison 51-13, and Indian Hill 72-0.
The best individual records for the Lions were Nick Samad (125) 7-2, Josh Daniels (135) 7-2, Josh Hicks (189) 7-2, Luke Sexson (140) 6-2, Andrew Nealan (152) 6-3, and Ben Heflin (130) 5-4.
The Trojans annihilated Amelia 52-21.
The Glen Este winners were C. J. Pickelheimer (103), Garrett Wilson (119), Zack Carpenter (140), Cameron Childs (152), Jacob Sparke (171), Tyler Godfrey (189), Taylor Krimmer (215), and Matt Davidson (285) by pin and Jordan Williams (130) by decision.
Amelia winners were Craig Neal (135) by pin, Tommy Fehring (125), Zach Kasten (145), and Rob Riley (160) by decision, and Vincent Mulvaney (112) received a forfeit.
The Tiger grapplers competed in the 12-team Dave Bean Classic that took place at Finneytown High School. Mt. Healthy won the tourney with 193.5 points; Bethel-Tate was 10th with 123.
Roger Boucher (171) paced the Red and Gray with his runner-up spot. Achieving third places were Dustin Davidson (103), Cory Disbennett (125), Sean Adams (140), and Jacob Lasley (285).
In a tri-meet at Blanchester, the Red and Gray lost to the host Wildcats 71-6 and to Goshen 59-18. Roger Boucher (171) was Bethel-Tate's twin winner. Dustin Davidson (103) And Sean Adams (140) won against Goshen.
The Warrior wrestlers broke even in a tri-meet at Blanchester with Bethel-Tate.
Goshen tamed the Tigers 59-18 and lost to Blan 42-30. Kenny Stephens (125/130) and Ryan Giltz (285) won two matches.
Single wins were made by Adam Stockmeir (112), Mike Latchford (119), Brandon Harker (125), Mark Gliszczynski (135), J. D. Calvert (145), Greg Brusman (152), William Elmore (160), Jeff Miller (171), Mark McAninch (189), Jake Rose (189), and Rob Weidle (215).