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Six champs lead Edison to Div. III sectional title

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Feb 24, 2019 at 2:33 AM

PLYMOUTH — Edison had six individual champions to dominate the field at Saturday’s Division III sectional wrestling tournament at Plymouth High School.

The Chargers added three finalists and one third-placer en route to advancing 10 of their 12 wrestlers to this week’s district meet at Lakota. Edison scored 240.5 points, well ahead of runners-up St. Paul (169).

Willard (111.5) was fourth and Plymouth (98) was fifth.

The top four wrestlers in each individual weight class advanced to the district tournament, set to begin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Winning their respective weight classes for Edison included lower weights Alec Homan (106 pounds), Casey Barnett (113) and Ray Adams (120). Jordan Keegan (138), Shadrick Slone (145) and Jacob Brewer (195) also took first for the Chargers.

Homan (45-8) took down previously unbeaten Jayden Strickland (31-1) from South Central in just 2:27 in the title match. At 113, Barnett (53-1), the defending state champion, needed just 53 seconds to pin Seneca East’s Hunter Lacy.

Adams (50-5) also needed less than a minute to pin Crestview’s Brent Eicher in 49 seconds at 120.

Keegan (49-7) pinned Seneca East’s Teryn DeBold in 4:33 in the finals at 138, while Slone (51-7) needed only 42 seconds to pin Crestview’s Klay Patton at 145.

Brewer (36-2) was Edison’s final champ of the day with an 8-4 decision over New London’s Mitchell Phillips (26-6).

Jakey Neer (36-14) was pinned in 2:52 in the finals at 126 by Crestview’s Dakota Blanton, while Logan Lloyd (34-23) was pinned in 3:37 by Western Reserve’s Tyler Ramage (35-4) in the 145 title match.

St. Paul’s Cam Caizzo (34-7) pinned Edison’s Jacob Thompson (30-23) in 3:50 in the finals at 182. Griffin Soviak (19-11) placed third for the Chargers at 152.

Joining Caizzo as an individual champion for St. Paul was Sam Meyer at 170. Meyer (33-8) needed just 27 seconds to pin Willard’s Jon Rothhaar (27-14) in the finals.

Will Stieber (32-14) reached the title match at 132 for the Flyers, where he dropped a 12-8 decision to Austin Fulton (37-5) of Bucyrus.

St. Paul secured second place by getting four third-place finishers among their other six wrestlers who advanced.

At 106, Aiden Naseman (36-11) pinned Plymouth’s Nick Roberts (25-12) in 39 seconds, while Harley Stoll (26-11) scored a 3-0 decision over Bucyrus’ Blake Rittenhour at 113.

Ryan Gross (24-11) scored a 6-0 decision for third at 126 over Seneca East’s Luke Bischoff, while Jacob Baca (19-13) had a 10-1 major decision at 195 over Plymouth’s Adler Horne (18-16).

Placing fourth for St. Paul was Eric Crabbs at 138. Crabbs (29-13), who also got his 100th career win over the weekend, fell to Western’s Jacob Martz (30-7) in a 5-3 decision.

Willard, Monroeville and Plymouth also each had individual champions on Saturday.

At 152, DJ Slone (31-4) won a 9-6 decision over Crestview’s Levi Kibler for the Crimson Flashes. Along with Slone and Rothhaar, Willard also advanced Kelsie Medina (120), Ashton Ames (132) and Raven Brant (285).

Medina (13-9) won the third-place match with a pin over Plymouth’s Keith Tuttle (27-11) in 1:09, while Brant (39-3) also took third by pinning New London’s other qualifier, Josh Logan (8-13), in 1:53. Ames (21-21) was pinned by Seneca East’s Dakota Laughlin in 3:56 to finish fourth.

Monroeville heavyweight Montgomery Walls (45-4) avenged his loss to Crestview’s Caden Hill (39-6) in last week’s Firelands Conference championship match with a 5-3 decision at the sectional final.

Also for the Eagles, Caleb Cardman (25-17) topped Plymouth’s Peyton Young (24-16) with a 5-3 decision in overtime for third place at 170, while Daniel Smith (41-9) dropped a 19-5 major decision to Zane Finley (Lucas) to take fourth at 160.

Dylan Van Fleet (32-7) was the lone champion for the Big Red at 220, where he pinned Crestview’s Logan Burkhart at the 5:04 mark.

Also advancing for Western Reserve was Aidan Fry-Silva (30-10) at 145, where he won a 5-2 decision over Seneca East’s Bryce Wise to place third, as did Devin Good (27-12) at 220. Good pinned Bryant Pfeifer (Bucyrus) in 3:55.

Div. III Plymouth sectional results

(Top four advance to Lakota District)

Team standings: 1. Edison 240.5; 2. St. Paul 169; 3. Crestview 152; 4. Willard (111.5); 5. Plymouth (98); 6. Seneca East 96.5; 7. Western Reserve 77; 8. Bucyrus 74; 9. Monroeville 72; 10. New London 61.5; 11. Lucas 57; 12. Buckeye Central 35; 13. South Central 19.5.

First place

106: Alec Homan (EDI) pinned Jayden Strickland (SC), 2:27

113: Casey Barnett (EDI) pinned Hunter Lacy (SE), :53

120: Ray Adams (EDI) pinned Brent Eicher (CVW), :49

126: Dakota Blanton (CVW) pinned Jakey Neer (EDI), 2:52

132: Austin Fulton (BUC) dec. Will Stieber (STP), 12-8

138: Jordan Keegan (EDI) pinned Teryn DeBold (SE), 4:33

145: Shadrick Slone (EDI) pinned Klay Patton (CVW), :42

152: DJ Slone (WIL) dec. Levi Kibler (CVW), 9-6

160: Tyler Ramage (WR) pinned Logan Lloyd (EDI), 3:37

170: Sam Meyer (STP) pinned Jon Rothhaar (WIL), :27

182: Cam Caizzo (STP) pinned Jacob Thompson (EDI), 3:50

195: Jacob Brewer (EDI) dec. Mitchell Phillips (NL), 8-4

220: Dylan Van Fleet (PLY) pinned Logan Burkhart (CVW), 5:04

285: Montgomery Walls (MON) dec. Caden Hill (CVW), 5-3

Third place

106: Aiden Naseman (STP) pinned Nick Roberts (PLY), :39

113: Harley Stoll (STP) dec. Blake Rittenhour (BUC), 3-0

120: Kelsie Medina (WIL) pinned Keith Tuttle (PLY), 1:09

126: Ryan Gross (STP) dec. Luke Bischoff (SE), 6-0

132: Dakota Laughlin (SE) pinned Ashton Ames (WIL), 3:56

138: Jacob Martz (WR) dec. Eric Crabbs (STP), 5-3

145: Aidan Fry-Silva (WR) dec. Bryce Wise (SE), 5-2

152: Griffin Soviak (EDI) default Grant Barrett (LUC)

160: Zane Finley (LUC) maj. dec. Daniel Smith (MON), 19-5

170: Caleb Cardman (MON) dec. Peyton Young (PLY), 5-3 OT

182: Garrett Hunt (CVW) maj. dec. Jacob Rowland (BC), 14-6

195: Jacob Baca (STP) maj. dec. Adler Horne (PLY), 10-1

220: Devin Good (WR) pinned Bryant Pfeifer (BUC), 3:55

285: Raven Brant (WIL) pinned Josh Logan (NL), 1:53

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