The Press Newspaper
Seven Clay wrestlers were picked to compete at the Greater Toledo Wrestling Coaches Association all-star meet Mar. 9 in Perrysburg.
They included state placer Richie Screptock (120 pound sophomore), state qualifiers Nick Stencel (160, junior) and Jared Gray (220, senior), state alternate Gavin Nelson (132, junior), district placer Matt Stencel (182, freshman), district qualifiers Aaron Henneman (106, junior) and Brian Richmond (195, junior).
They joined wrestlers from the Ohio Wrestling League, Northern Buckeye Conference, Midland Athletic League, Northwest Ohio Athletic League, Northern Lakes League, Sandusky Bay Conference, and other Three Rivers Athletic Conference wrestlers. Local resident Nate Hagan, a Central Catholic sophomore and state qualifier, was chosen to represent the TRAC at 126 pounds.
League teams competed against one another in a bracket format, wrestling a total of two to three matches for the day. Last year's champ was TRAC.
Representing the NBC this year was Woodmore junior Evan Ulinski (106 pound state runner up), Woodmore wrestler Thomas Schnitker (113 district qualifier), Genoa sophomore Brandon Bates (120 district qualifier), Eastwood freshman Andrew Caris (126 sectional placer), Genoa junior Max Reeder (132 state alternate), Genoa senior Drew Keenan (145 state qualifier), Lake senior Zach Meek (152 district qualifier), Genoa senior Ryan Szymanski (160 district qualifier), Eastwood senior Kyle Patterson (182 district qualifier), Eastwood senior Adam Wolf 195 district qualifier), Genoa sophomore Jay Nino (220 state qualifier), Genoa junior Cody Buckner (285 state qualifier), and Lake senior Jacob Hankish (285 district qualifier).
Represengting the OWL was Northwood senior Brandon Kretz (four-time OWL Champ, OWL Wrestler of the Year, 126 district qualifier), Gibsonburg freshman Griffin Geary (third, OWL, 132 district alternate), Northwood freshman John Habel (OWL champ, 145 district alternate), Gibsonburg sophomore Dan Henline (OWL runner-up, 160 sectional placer), Gibsonburg junior Jacob Auld (OWL champ, 182 district placer), and Gibsonburg senior Nick Metcalf (OWL champ, 195 district placer).
Oak Harbor wrestlers representing the SBC were 126 district qualifier Jeremy Balboa, 132 state qualifier Alec Bowlick, 152 state placer (fifth) Jared Chambers, and 170 state champion Luke Cramer.
One hundred percent of ticket revenue from the all-star event goes towards scholarships the GTWCA gives to local senior wrestlers.
Oak Harbor girls’ players are seniors Abbie Gezo, Mikayla Carpenter, and Maria Boers. Boys’ players are Greg Haar and Austin Wiegand.
The two games pit the Sandusky Bay Conference against other area teams from the Northern Ohio League, Midland Athletic Conference, Three Rivers Athletic Conference, and Toledo Area Athletic Conference.