Findlay High Roundup: Bryant wrestles to 3rd place at Maumee Bay Classic

OREGON — Findlay High School’s Zach Bryant wrestled his way to a third-place finish to lead the way for area wrestlers at Saturday’s 45-team Maumee Bay Classic at Oregon Clay.
Elyria won the tournament by a 213½-184 margin over runner-up Wauseon. Findlay (102) was seventh and Patrick Henry ended up 27th with 47 points.
Bryant, a returning state qualifier for the Trojans, had to battle his way back through the consolations after losing in Friday’s quarterfinals. He finished the tournament Saturday with four straight wins, pinning Medina’s Isaiah Hilton in 2:25, blanking Indian Lake’s Cole Mefford 2-0 and stopping Oregon Clay’s Josh Nagy 6-2. In his third-place match, Bryant scored a 56-second pin against Patrick Henry’s Wil Morrow, who is also a returning state qualifier.
Findlay’s Boston Dubocq dropped an 8-0 major decision to Elyria’s Farouq Muhammed in the 152-pound semifinals before rebounding to pin Newark’s Hunter Thornberry in 43 seconds. He fell to Bedford’s Neil Antrassian 7-1 in the third-place bout to end up fourth.
Seth Douglas was also fourth for the Trojans. He knocked off Cuyahoga Valley Christian’s Dalton Duvall 13-4 and Fremont St. Joseph’s Nate Vasquez 5-4 before beating Maumee’s Justin Schneider 4-3. Douglas ran out of steam in the 145-pound consolation finals, falling to Elyria’s Enrique Mungia 5-0.
Liam Morrison (126), Max Jolliff (138) and Jeremiah Snider (182) each came up a win short of placing in the top eight for the Trojans.
Patrick Henry’s Morrow, now 15-4 on the season, fell to Delta’s Dylan Rogers 5-2 in the 195-pound semis. He stopped Versailles’ Gage DeHart 3-1 before his loss to Bryant for third place.
Patrick Henry’s Max Neiling improved to 24-4 with a fifth-place finish at 138 pounds. Neiling fell to Wauseon’s Hunter Yackee 3-2 and Chippewa Hills’ Mason Hayes 15-5 before finishing with a 5-3 win over Sylvania Northview’s Conner Liber.
1, Elyria 213½. 2, Wauseon 184. 4, Oregon Clay 182½. 4, Cuyahoga Valley Christian 121. 5, Bedford, Mich. & Medina 109½. 7, Findlay 102. 8, Delta 98½. 9, Vandalia Butler 95. 10, Berea-Midpark 87½. 11, Grove City Central Crossing & Chippewa Hills, Mich. 84. 13, Versailles 81. 14, Mount Vernon 77½. 15, Kettering Fairmont 76½. 16, Amherst Steele 74. 17, Indian Lake 73. 18, Uniontown Lake 62. 19, Solon 59½. 20, Anthony Wayne 59. 21, Maumee 55. 22, Archbold 53. 23, Loveland 52½. 24, Olentangy Orange & Toledo Whitmer 51½. 26, Perry 48. 27, Patrick Henry 47. 28, Tiffin Columbian 46. 29, Sandusky 45½. 30, Mayfield & Newark 43. 32, Wapakoneta 42. 33, Johnstown Northridge 31. 34, Vermilion 39½. 35, Fremont St. Joseph 35. 36, Springfield 30½. 37, Sylvania Northview 29. 38, Swartz Creek, Mich. 26. 39, Fairview Park Fairview 19. 40, Toledo Christian 12. 41, Massillon Washington & Northwood 11. 43, West Carrollton 9½. 44, Sidney & Holland Springfield 7.

Hockey wins Saturday
CUYAHOGA FALLS — Keaton Rider scored the game’s only goal as Findlay High’s hockey team topped Parma Heights Holy Name 1-0 on Saturday to even its record at 1-1 in the Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit Tournament.
Rider’s tally snapped a scoreless deadlock with 1:10 remaining to play for Findlay, the state’s eighth-ranked team.
Storm Woodward made 38 saves for the Trojans, who take on Parma Padua at 9 a.m. today.
In their tournament opener Friday, the Trojans dropped a 3-0 decision to Culver Military Academy, the top-ranked prep team in Indiana.
Woodward recorded 32 saves for Findlay in the loss.


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