Tim Allen and Zach and Jacob Ison chosen for national mat tourneys

July 12th, 2007    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Tim Allen and Tommy Fehring and Zach and Jacob Ison are having and will continue to have a busy summer on the wrestling mats and sidelines.

Allen, head coach of the Amelia wrestling program, has been asked and has accepted to coach the USA Team Ohio Junior Greco-Roman Duals team. The Ohioans will be competing in the national tournament that will take place in Oklahoma City,. Okla., June 25-30.

“They called me!” said Allen who was the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division (FAVC-C) coach of the year for leading the Barons to the FAVC-C championship this year.

“Zach Ison (Batavia head varsity wrestling coach) set it up for me to coach the team…I’m excited, thrilled, and honored.”

Tim Allen, Amelia High School head wrestling coach, will coach the USA Team Ohio in the Junior Greco-Roman Duals national tournament.
Ison, himself, will be a coach for the Junior National Greco-Roman team that will be competing in July in Fargo, N.D.

"I'm excited. I get to coach with my son Jacob at the tournament," said Ison, himself a standout wrestler during his career at Clermont Northeastern High School. "I think Tim Allen is very deserving of the coaching honor he received."

Jacob was a two-time Division III state placer when he grappled for his dad at Batavia. This year he compiled a 31-12 record while wreslting in the 165-pound weight class at Ohio University. He placed third in the Mid-American Conference Tournament and was the second alternate to the NCAA Championship Tournament that took place at Auburn Hills, Mich. The two matmen ahead of him were the first and second place finishers in the MAC Championships.

Tommy Fehring, who will be a junior at Amelia High School during the 2007-08 school year, has earned his berth on the USA Team Ohio Cadet Greco-Roman wrestling team.

The Baron standout will compete in the 145-pound weight class. He will be competing in the National Championship Tournament in Fargo, July 20-26.

"This is great for our program and for Clermont County to have a representative at the national tournament," said Allen.

Fehring, a FAVC-C individual weight class champion and Division I district qualifier, earned his way to the national championships by placing in the Ohio Greco-Roman Tournament that took place recently at Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala, Ohio.

"Tommy's a great kid. He's very motivated and very dedicated," said Allen of his stellar wrestler.

To be able to make the trip to Fargo, Fehring will have to finance his own trip and financial assistance is needed and would be appreciated. To help provide financial assistance, please contact coach Tim Allen by e-mail (coachtallen@yahoo.com).
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