Prep Wrestling Roundup: Van Buren’s Snodgrass wins 220 title at PIT

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JAMIE BAKER / The Courier
CAREY’S REECE MULLHOLAND, top, uses a half nelson to turn North Baltimore’s Brendan Woodward to his back during their 120-pound bout at Saturday’s Carey Classic. Mullholand won his weight class as the Blue Devils finished second to Arcadia in the team standings.

PERRYSBURG — Van Buren’s Kaleb Snodgrass had quite a weekend.

Snodgrass followed up Friday’s 2-0 start with a perfect Saturday performance to win the 220-pound weight class under the spotlight at the Perrysburg Invitational Tournament.

Snodgrass, now 15-3 on the season, reached the final by edging Delta’s Austin Kohlhofer 2-1 in the semifinals. He had an easier time in the final, whipping Wauseon’s Aaron Harris 9-1 to take the title.

He was the only placewinner for the Black Knights.

Elmwood’s Kain Brossia dropped Friday’s quarterfinal match at 285 pounds before storming back through the consolation rounds to lead the Royals with a third-place finish.

Brossia was one of five Elmwood performers to place.

He won four straight matches Saturday to finish with a 6-1 mark, raising his record to 16-2. Brossia downed Delta’s Dalton Richard 7-3 in his third-place bout.

Corey Loera (138) was fourth with a 4-2 record while Will Bechstein (220) was fourth with a 5-2 mark. Garrett Wright (170) and Gunner Endicott (145) were fifth and sixth, respectively, for the Royals.

Lakota’s Trevor Franks rebounded from an 18-6 semifinal loss to Perrysburg’s Drew Newton by winning his next two bouts to end up third. Franks improved to 15-1 heading into next week’s Van Buren Invitational with a 9-4 victory against Strongsville’s David Gercol in the third-place match.

Kaleb Leeth was the lone placer for Mohawk as he went 5-2 and netted a fourth-placer finish at 182 pounds.

Genoa outscored Wauseon 225-199½ in a battle of state powers for first place. Elmwood (112½) was the top area team in seventh place. Van Buren (48) finishes 20th, Mohawk (43) was 22nd and Lakota (24) ended up 28th in the 35-team field.

TEAM STANDINGS

1, Genoa 225. 2, Wauseon 119½. 3, Perrysburg 175½. 4, Delta 137. 5, Centerville 129½. 6, Napoleon 119. 7, Elmwood 112½. 8, Oak Harbor 110½. 9, Liberty Center 107. 10, Dayton Chaminade-Julienne 95½. 11, Otsego 87½. 12, Toledo Whitmer 73½. 13, Gibsonburg 71. 14, Lorain 60½. 15, Sylvania Northview 59. 16, Defiance 52. 17, Strongsville 51½. 18, Toledo Central Catholic & Oberlin Firelands 49. 20, Van Buren 48. 21, Chardon 47. 22, Mohawk 43. 23, Evergreen 42. 24, Toledo St. John’s 40. 25, Tinora 31½. 26, Canal Winchester 28½. 27, West Liberty Salem 28. 28, Lakota 24. 29, Rossford 22. 30, Elyria 21½. 31, Morrow Little Miami 20½. 32, Toledo St. Francis 19½. 33, Springfield 16. 34, Toledo Bowsher 16. 35, Maumee 10.

Arcadia wins Carey Classic

CAREY — Arcadia won the team championship and Carey’s Tanner May was the tournament’s Most Valuable Wrestler to highlight the day at Saturday’s Carey Classic.

Arcadia’s Wyatt Lucas (126) and John Hill (285) claimned individual crowns to power the Redskins to a 122-70 margin overrunner up Carey.

Hopewell-Loudon finished fifth with 51½ points. North Baltimore (10th place, 23 points), Riverdale (11th, 17), Findlay (12th, 16½), McComb (13th, 16) and Fostoria (13th, 16) also competed in the event.

Isaac Tolento (120) Jordan McGowan (138), Chase Distel (145), Ethan Smarr (160) and Brady Conine (170) backed Hill and Lucas with second-place finishes for Arcadia. Adrian Tolento (106) and Andrew Husted (195) were third for the Redskins.

May racked up the championship in the 182-pound weight class, and in the process, collected his 100th career win to win the coaches’ vote as the tourney’s MVW.

Reece Mullholand won the 120-pound division for the host Blue Devils.

Isaac Carman (220) and Ethan Schlack (285) were second and Hayden Jacoby (160) finished third for Carey.

Caden Crawford and Kole Freeman netted back-to-back runner up finishes at 126 and 132 pounds, respectively, to lead Hopewell-Loudon. Blake Hoover (113) and Levi Kuhn (182) were third for the Chieftains.

North Baltimore’s Simon Sexton was third at 170 pounds while Riverdale’s Cory Noblit was third at 285 to lead their respective teams. Micah Demuth was third at 145 pounds for Findlay.

Fostoria and McComb both had and individual champion.

Roger Hall won at 195 pounds for the Redmen while Andrew Smith captured the 160-pound title for the Panthers.

TEAM STANDINGS

1, Arcadia 122. 2, Carey 70. 3, Seneca East 60. 4, Bucyrus 59. 5, Hopewell-Loudon 51½. 6, Oak Harbor 50½. 7, Sidney Lehman 49. 8, Gibsonburg 45. 9, Buckeye Central 32. 10, North Baltimore 23. 11, Riverdale 17. 12, Findlay 16½. 13, McComb & Fostoria 16.

Individual Finishes

106 — 1, Noah DeWitz (OH); 2, D.J. Omlet (Gib); 3, Adrian Tolento (Arc); 4, Brock Bostick (SL).

113 — 1, Cade Peterson (OH); 2, Hunter Lacy (SE); 3, Blake Hoover (H-L); 4, Logan Crawford (Arc).

120 — 1, Reece Mullholand (Car); 2, Isaac Tolento (Arc); 3, Isaac Krebs (BC); 4, Brendan Woodward (NB).

126 — 1, Wyatt Lucas (Arc); 2, Caden Crawford (H-L); 3, Luke Bischoff (SE); 4, Antonio Villareal (Gib).

132 — 1, Cam Dickman (OH); 2, Kole Freeman (H-L); 3, Dakota Laughlin (SE); 4, Bryan Harrison (Arc).

138 — 1, Austin Fulton (Buc); 2, Jordan McGowan (Arc); 3, Lance Novotny (Gib); 4, Levi Trout (NB).

145 — 1, Bryce Wise (SE); 2, Chase Distel (Arc); 3, Micah Demuth (Fin); 4, Garrett Jackson (Buc).

152 — 1, Kael Scott (Buc); 2, Trey Kaseman (Gib); 3, Dominick Whetsel (Gib); 4, Wyatt Sanders (SE).

160 — 1, Andrew Smith (McC); 2, Ethan Smarr (Arc); 3, Hayden Jacoby (Car); 4, Noah Young (SL).

170 — 1, Ethan Knapke (SL); 2, Brady Conine (Arc); 3, Simon Sexton (NB); 4, Kaden Wentz (Car).

182 — 1, Tanner May (Car); 2, John Edwards (SL); 3, Levi Kuhn (H-L); 4, Jacob Forman (BC).

195 — 1, Roger Hall (Fos); 2, Joey Patterson (Buc); 3, Andrew Husted (Arc); 4, Jeremiah Patton (Car).

220 — 1, Jacob Maxhimer (BC); 2, Isaac Carman (Car); 3, Bryant Pfeifer (Buc); 4, Ashton Jordan (Fin).

285 — 1, John Hill (Arc); 2, Ethan Schlack (Car); 3, Cory Noblit (Riv); 4, Max Farmer (Fin).

Davis, DiRe win titles

LIMA — Cory-Rawson’s Deontae’ Davis and Liberty-Benton’s Nathan DiRe netted championships at Saturday’s Lima Senior Invitational.

Davis improved to 14-1 with four wins to take the 170-pound division. Davis knocked off returning Division II district placer Lawrence Slygh of Elida in the championship match.

DiRe, meanwhile, is 22-1 after going 4-0 to win the 182-pound weight class. He stopped Delphos St. John’s Chase Martin 3-2 in the finals.

Liberty-Benton’s Dylan Mersch (195 pounds) finished third while Race Gorrell (170) and Brett Ogborn (152) placed fourth.

Hayden Blank was fourth at 182 pounds for Pandora-Gilboa.

Eastwood outscored Mechanicsburg 239-195 for first place in the team standings. Liberty-Benton (137) was sixth, Cory-Rawson (103) tied for eighth place, Pandora-Gilboa (17) was 17th and Ada (12) ended up 18th.

TEAM STANDINGS

1, Eastwood 239. 2, Mechanicsburg 195. 3, St. Marys Memorial 174. 5, Elida 148. 5, Delphos St. John’s 145½. 6, Liberty-Benton 137. 7, Willard 114. 8, Cory-Rawson & Lima Central Catholic 103. 10, Lima Senior 85. 11, Lima Bath 72. 12, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 68½. 13, Paulding 62. 14, Spencerville 61. 15, Toledo Rogers 58. 16, Tipp City Tippecanoe 45½. 17, Pandora-Gilboa 17. 18, Ada 12.

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