SYCAMORE — Host Mohawk and Van Buren’s wrestling teams posted 3-2 records at Saturday’s Mohawk Warrior Invitational.
Gibsonburg rolled to the team title with a 5-0 record. Mohawk, Van Buren and Indian Lake were 3-2, Northwood finished 1-4 and Fostoria was 0-5.
Van Buren scored wins over Mohawk (45-42), Northwood (48-6) and Fostoria (69-0) while falling to Indian Lake (39-34) and Gibsonburg (48-6).
Jacob Emerine posted a 5-0 record to lead Van Buren. Grant Young (113 pounds), Dino Donaldson (120), Mateo Miranda (126) and Tyler Ludwig (152) were 4-1 for the Black Knights.
Emerine, Donaldson and Ludwig improved their season records to 9-1.
The young Redmen struggled on the day. In addition to their loss to the Black Knights, Fostoria also fell to Northwood (42-6), Indian Lake (48-6), Gibsonburg (54-9) and Mohawk (48-6).
Roger Hall was a bright spot for the Redmen as he went 4-1 at 195 pounds.
In addition to its matches against the Redmen and Black Knights, Mohawk defeated Northwood (40-12) and Indian Lake (36-20) while falling to Gibsonburg (43-21).
A trio of Warriors — Caden Gurney (132), Daniel Price (138) and Kaleb Leeth (170) — were 5-0.
Bluffton’s Nassar wins
SPENCERVILLE — Deandre Nassar pinned his way through the 195-pound division to power Bluffton’s wrestling team to a third-place finish at Saturday’s Allen County Invitational.
Allen East topped the 10-team field with 239 points. Lima Shawnee edged Bluffton 207-205 for second place.
Nassar went 4-0 and finished off his day by flattening Lima Shawnee’s Soloman Bryant in 1:59 in the title bout.
Tayton Kleman (113 pounds), Josh Mehaffie (120) and James Badial-Luna (145) backed Nassar with second-place finishes. Jeremy Sturgeon (106), Ryder Romick (132) and Landen Luginbuhl (220) were third while Wyatt Gossard (126), Trent Pearson (138) and Andrew Burroughs (170) added fifth-place efforts for the Pirates.
1, Allen East 239. 2, Lima Shawnee 207. 3, Bluffton 205. 4, Elida 164. 5, Lima Bath 154. 6, Spencerville 144. 7, Delphos Jefferson 106. 8, Delphos St. John’s 80. 9, Lima Central Catholic 75. 10, Lima Senior 65.
Hinton gets 100th win
DEFIANCE — Elmwood’s Dylan Hinton and Garrett Wright ran the gauntlet on Saturday as they finished off a perfect run through Archbold’s Frickers Duals at Defiance College.
After a tough 0-5 start as a team on Friday, the Royals fell to Hilliard Darby 43-22 in their opener before beating Washington Court House Miami Trace (36-34), Ayersville (45-30), Caledonia River Valley (39-33) and Circleville Logan Elm (37-36) to finish the weekend with a 4-6 dual match record and 17th place in the 24-team field.
Hinton, a returning state qualifier for the Royals, finished 10-0 in the 195- and 220-pound weight classes and recorded his 100th career win at Elmwood.
Wright was 10-0 at 170 pounds and Brandan Love (145) and Kain Brossia (285) were 9-1 and 7-1, respectively.
5 PH wrestlers go 5-0
EDGERTON — Patrick Henry’s wrestling team finally got its season underway and it was a big day for four wrestlers as they posted 5-0 marks at Saturday’s Edgerton Tri-State Invitational.
Max Neiling (138 pounds), T.J. Rhamy (182), A.J. Healy (170) and Wil Morrow (220) were perfect for the Patriots, who were making their debut under new coach Alex Lopez.
Patrick Henry posted a 3-2 dual meet record in the event.
5 wrestlers 2nd at SJCC
FREMONT — There were no area champs, but five area wrestlers did post second-place finishes at Fremont St. Joseph’s Mark Coleman Invitational.
Hopewell-Loudon had three wrestlers finish second and another two place third.
Kole Freeman (106 pounds), Caden Crawford (132) and Levi Kuhn (182) were runnersup to lead the Chieftains. Caleb Hinton (170) and Aidan Sears (220) placed third and Logan Holcomb (126) fourth.
McComb’s Dylan Montgomery recorded four pins on his way to finishing second at 126 pounds. Jacob Dillon (145) also finished second. Andy Smith (152) was third, Kahle Farquarson (195) fourth and Austin Ratliff (182) fifth.