Cory-Rawson’s Deontae’ Davis, bottom, starts his takedown by picking up Arcadia’s Brady Conine during the 170-pound title match of the Arcadia Invitational on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Burwell)

ARCADIA — For the second time in eight days, Deontae’ Davis was named most valuable wrestler as the Cory-Rawson senior rolled through the 170-pound weight class to win the title at the Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High School on Saturday.

Columbus Grove dominated the upper weight classes and led area teams with a third-place finish with 204 points. The Bulldogs had three champs and a third-place finisher in the four heaviest weight classes.

Plymouth won with 3301/2 points, while Wayne Trace was second with 2361/2. Arcadia (1561/2) was fourth, Elmwood (119) fifth, Van Buren (93) sixth and Cory-Rawson (851/2) seventh.

North Baltimore (10th, 65 points), Fostoria (11th, 59) and Pandora-Gilboa (14th, four) rounded out area team finishes.

Davis, who was voted the top wrestler at the Cory-Rawson Duals on Dec. 7, went 5-0 on Saturday. He had four pins and a win by technical fall, and in the championship match, he pinned Arcadia’s Brady Conine in 5:10.

Columbus Grove, meanwhile, won the other all-area title match as returning state placer Jeff Meyer pinned North Baltimore’s Cory Noblit in 3:33 to win the 285-pound title. The Bulldogs’ Dakota Sargent edged Plymouth’s Dylan Van Fleet 3-2 in the 220-pound final, Ezra Jones pinned Montpelier’s Gavin Wurm in eight seconds for the 182-pound title and Dylan Sargent pinned Plymouth’s Breydan Allen in 35 seconds in the 285-pound third place match.

Arcadia had a trio of runner-up finishers, including Bryan Harrison (132), Chase Distel (152) and Conine.

Elmwood’s Cannon Endicott (126) and Colton Ickes (195) posted second-place finishes to lead the Royals. North Baltimore’s Levi Trout was second at 145, while Van Buren’s Grant Young placed second at 160.

Team Standings

1, Plymouth 3301/2. 2, Wayne Trace 2361/2. 3, Columbus Grove 204. 4, Arcadia 1561/2. 5, Elmwood 119. 6, Van Buren 93. 7, Cory-Rawson 851/2. 8, Tiffin Calvert 85. 9, Montpelier 81. 10, North Baltimore 65. 11, Fostoria 59. 12, Sylvania Southview 56. 13, Toledo Christian 53. 14, Pandora-Gilboa 4.

Championship Matches

106 — Reynolds (Cal) pinned Miller (Ply), 3:26.

113 — Sutton (WT) pinned Roberts (Ply), 2:39.

120 — Hornish (WT) pinned Tuttle (Ply), 1:02.

126 — LaPlante (TC) pinned Endicott (Elm), 2:45.

132 — Long (WT) tech. fall Harrison (Arc), 27-12.

138 — S. Sparks (Ply) pinned Bible (Mont), :32.

145 — Trimmer (Ply) dec. Trout (NB), 15-9.

152 — C. Sparks (Ply) pinned Distel (Arc), 1:13.

160 — Moore (WT) tech. fall Young (VB), 16-0.

170 — Davis (C-R) pinned Conine (Arc), 5:10.

182 — Jones (CG) pinned Wurm (Mont), :08.

195 — Horne (Ply) pinned Ickes (Elm), 1:28.

220 — Da. Sargent (CG) dec. Van Fleet (Ply), 3-2.

285 — Meyer (CG) pinned Noblit (NB), 3:33.

Consolation Finals

106 — A. Tolento (Arc) pinned James (WT), :58.

113 — Gray (CG) dec. Schmidt (Syl), 12-7.

120 — Thomas (Elm) dec. Wynkoop (CG), 8-3.

126 — Karcher (C-R) won by default.

132 — Robinson (Ply) dec. Wurster (Syl), 10-8.

138 — Schroeder (CG) maj. dec. Moore (WT), 16-3.

145 — Kohli (CG) pinned Borroff (WT), 4:43.

152 — Rupp (WT) pinned George (VB), 4:40.

160 — Cox (Ply) pinned Garcia (Fos), 2:37.

170 — Young (Ply) pinned Bogart (CG), 3:47.

182 — Logston (Elm) by forfeit Beard (Cal).

195 — Ernest (Arc) pinned Tyson (Elm), :35.

220 — Hall (Fos) pinned Woolbright (WT), :39.

285 — Dy. Sargent (CG) pinned Allen (Ply), :35.

L-B 2nd at St. John’s

TOLEDO — Dru Baker won his weight class Saturday to highlight Liberty-Benton’s second straight runner-up team finish at the Bill Urban Memorial Invitational hosted by Toledo St. John’s.

St. John’s won the team title 1971/2-163 over Liberty-Benton.

Baker, champion at 132 pounds last year, won at 138 by pinning West Liberty-Salem’s Ian Maurice in 1:07.

Dylan Mersch (220) and Matthew Berger (285) each pinned their way to third-place finishes for the Eagles. Mersch stuck Toledo Bowsher’s Zachary Debien in 1:12 and Berger got his fall in 3:48 over Sylvania Northview’s Ethan Nowles.

Greg Musselman (126), Luke Broerman (120) and Gavin Gillig each lost via pinfall in their third-place matches to take fourth for L-B.

Musselman fell in 2:35 to Toledo Bowsher’s Kian Moore, Broerman lost in 2:30 to Toledo St. John’s Brandon Camacho, and Gillig went down to Toledo St. John’s Darrell Cross in 51 seconds.


1, Toledo St. John’s 1971/2. 2, Liberty-Benton 163. 3, Sylvania Northview 1551/2. 4, Toledo St. Francis 1281/2. 5, Oregon Clay 127. 6, Maumee 1061/2, 7, Toledo Bowsher & Rossford 106. 9, Toledo Central Catholic 811/2. 10, Toledo Waite 65. 11, West Liberty-Salem 56.

Rams win in Bucyrus

BUCYRUS — Four Upper Sandusky wrestlers won individual titles to help the Rams claim the team title at the Bucyrus Pool Tournament on Saturday.

The Rams outscored North Union 222-120 to claim the team title.

Upper Sandusky got first-place finishes from Frank Depinet (106 pounds), Emory Pahl (138), Ashton Shepherd (152) and Aiden Gallant (182).

Depinet finished 5-0 in a round-robin format, pinning North Union’s Trace Williams in 31 seconds in his last match.

Pahl also won by pinfall in his first-place match, sticking Seneca East’s Dakota Laughlin in 52 seconds while Gallant recorded a fall in 4:12 over Caleb Cardman (Monroeville) in his first-place match.

Shepherd took a major decision 9-1 over Bucyrus’ Tanner Alsept.

Upper Sandusky’s Garrett Thomas (170) and Carson Van Horn (220) each finished second.

Thomas was pinned by Lakota’s Trevor Franks in 1:33 while Van Horn lost via technical fall at 23-8 to Northwood’s Austin Cole.

Also competing for the Rams, Creighton Morton (285) was fourth, Caleb Payne (126) and Carson Barrows (132) were fifth and Daniel Goulding (195) was sixth.


1, Upper Sandusky 222. 2, North Union 120. 3, Seneca East 1121/2. 4, Northwood 106. 5, Monroeville 1051/2. 6, Ashland 1031/2. 7, Lakota 941/2. 8, Mohawk 87. 9, Buckeye Central 791/2. 10, Kenton 64. 11, Marion Elgin 631/2. 12, Hillsdale 551/2. 13, Bucyrus 46. 14, Shelby 381/2. 15, Toledo Start 38. 16, Cardington-Lincoln 4.

Carey 4th in Bellevue

BELLEVUE — Lance Rickle and Hayden Jacoby each won individual titles as Carey finished fourth overall at the Bellevue Bob Bailey Invitational on Saturday.

Rickle won at 120 pounds by pinning Amherst Steele’s Elijah Mendez in 1:50 to cap a 5-0 day with three pins and a technical fall.

Jacoby (160) pinned Troy Smith of Toledo St. John’s in 1:35 in his final.

Tanner May (182) and Isaac Carmen (285) each were runner-up.

May went 3-1 with three pins but suffered his only loss to Oak Harbor’s Wyatt Miller in a 3-2 decision. Carmen fell 2-0 to Bellevue’s Brock Nunez in the championship final.

Carey’s Devion Benedict (106) went 1-2 on the day to take third while Reece Mullholand (126) and Gage Summit (145) were fourth.

Mullholand lost in the consolation final 9-0 to Bellevue’s Noah Alda while Summit fell 9-4 to Bellevue’s Justin Smyth in the same stage.

Dylan Brown (138) and Kaeden Wentz (195) and were each sixth for the Blue Devils.

3 win titles at Lincolnview

VAN WERT — Three area wrestlers claimed individual titles in their respective weight classes on Saturday at the Lincolnview Invitational.

Ottawa-Glandorf had a pair of champions in Angel Rosales at 138 pounds and Owen Thomas at 145.

Rosales pinned Lincolnview’s Asher Hubble in 38 seconds in his title match while Thomas won a 4-2 decision over Celina’s Gavin Brown.

Ada’s Reece Evans was first at 160, defeating Hicksville’s Roman Graber 10-3 in the finals.

Parkway won the team title 340-285 over Spencerville. Ada was 10th (112) and Ottawa-Glandorf was 11th (99) out of 11 teams.

O-G’s only other wrestler, Justice Pope, took third at 113 by pinning Hicksville’s Audrey Johnsonbaugh in 5:40 in the third-place match.

For Ada, Jonathan McClain (220) pinned Parkway’s Billy Popp in 48 seconds to take third and Cameron Bober (152) stuck Antwerp’s Eric Gonzalez in 59 seconds to earn fifth.

Spencerville’s Jay Goetz, the 132-pound champ, was named the tourney’s most valuable wrestler.


1, Parkway 340. 2, Spencerville 285. 3, Delphos Jefferson 198. 4, Antwerp 153. 5, Celina 141. 6, Defiance 125. 7, Lincolnview 120. 8, Hicksville 117. 9, Sidney Lehman 115. 10, Ada 112. 11, Ottawa-Glandorf 99.