Clay and Oak Harbor successfully defended their league wrestling championships last week.
The Oak Harbor wrestling team won the school’s fourth consecutive Sandusky Bay Conference championship at Perkins High School on February 13.
Oak Harbor had a 12 wrestlers work their way in to the championship bout with Drew Stone, Jake Cramer, Ian Miller, Tyler Hackworth, Mike Mallernee, Konnor Witt, and Zach Sandwisch all earning SBC championships in their respective weight classes.
In winning the SBC, Oak Harbor would set the team point record with 263½ points.
Starting things out in the finals for the Rockets was Hackworth at 119. He earned his first league title after finishing second a year before.
Next up was Stone, who like the previous years before, captured another individual title as well as the outstanding wrestler award at 125. The next title happened at 140 where Jake Cramer almost majored his finals opponent.
At 145, Ian Miller would win his third consecutive individual title. Konner Witt wrestled his way to a championship at 160 and Mike Mallernee would win his fourth SBC title at 171.
Zach Sandwisch avenged an SBC duals loss to a Huron wrestler to round things out for the Rockets.
Finishing second for the Rockets were Alex Bergman, Zach Bergman, Kyle Mincheff, Sean McGee and Jonny Bergman. All but Zach Bergman will be back next year working for individual titles.
Rounding out the place winners were Luke Cramer, third at 112, and Alex Bowlick, sixth at 103.
Clay defended its CL wrestling championship by scoring 289 points to outdistance runner-up Central Catholic by 78 points. Waite finished eighth with 56½ points.
Clay champions are Nick Garcia (103), Mike Screptock (112), Mike Orth (135),
|City League Champion Nick Garcia has an opponent flattened to the mat.|
Matt Kohler (140), and Jarrod Snoderly (285). Central Catholic wrestler Jake Henderson, an East Toledo resident, was champion at 215.
Clay runner-ups are Cody Kish (119), Jacob Conine (125), Angelo Amenta (130), Anthony Resendez (152), Chico Cloye (160), Collins Cummerow (171),
Finishing third for Clay is Nico Castilleja (145), Shane Gaghen (189), and Mike Ackerman (215).
Waite’s Tim Enright finished third at 125. teammate Zack Meet, was fourth at 130, and Indian grappler Ray Saldiver was fourth at 160.
Eastwood was the Suburban Lakes League runner-up behind champion Elmwood. The Royals scored 174½ points, followed by the Eagles (167), then Genoa (138½), Gibsonburg (83), Lake (65½), Woodmore (57), and Otsego (55).
Eastwood’s Seth Hoffman was voted SLL Wrestler of the Year. Hoffman has a 43-2 record this year, plus 166 career wins. He is a three-time SLL champ, including winning this year at 160.
Other Eastwood champions are Justin Burkett (119), Jacob Welch (152), and Matt Schling (285). Genoa champions are Scott Traver (140) and Jake Sheehy (171). Lake champions are Brandon Tantari (189) and Carl Brown (215). Gibsonburg grappler Damen Escobedo won at 135.
Runner-up finishes from Genoa were Seth Morrison (103), Nick Goebel (112), and Garrett Scott (160). Other runner-up finishes were (Eastwood) Nick Mommers (140), Casey Horn (145); (Gibsonburg) Ryan Widmer (130), Curtis Davies (215); (Lake) Zach Sharpe (171); and (Woodmore) Ben St. John (285).
Third place finishes were by (Eastwood) Johnny Shuman (103), Brad Radabaugh (125), Randy Caris (130), Bobby Brooks (171), Joe Nauman (189); (Lake) Derek Carr (112); (Woodmore) Dexter Emch (119), Jacob Icsman (145), Cody Lockhart (160); (Genoa) Nick Keller (215); and (Gibsonburg) Gary Green (152).
Fourth place finishes were (Gibsonburg) Gage Collins (103), Jon Angelone (140), Jamie Mancha (285); (Woodmore) Austin Ottney (112), Joey Braun (152); (Genoa) Shawn Gantka (119), Drew Keenan (125), Sam Reinhart (130), Nathan Breuer (135), Jacob Fejes (145), Jake Winters (189); and (Eastwood) John Griffith (215).
Ohio Wrestling League
In the seven-school Ohio Wrestling League, Cardinal Stritch was fifth with 67 points and Northwood seventh with 50 points.
McComb was champion (196), followed by Cory Rawson (118), Arcadia (94), Van Buren (91), Stritch, Stryker (55), and Northwood.
Local champions are Brandon Kretz (Northwood, 112) and Kyle Gladieux (Stritch, 160). Runner-up finishes were by Christian Peters (Stritch, 171) and Levi Keller (Northwood, 189).
Third place finishes were by Zach Denomy (Stritch, 112), Alex Wamer (Stritch, 119), Daniel Prothero (Northwood, 152), and David Szymanski (189). Tyler Mack (Northwood, 125) finished in fourth.