DEFIANCE – Three county teams took part in and had good showings at the Fricker’s Duals Friday and Saturday at Defiance College. Leading the way in the area was Wauseon who went 10-0 for the tournament to take first overall.
Archbold and Swanton both went 8-2. The Bulldogs finished fourth for the tournament after a loss to Richmond Saturday, and the Blue Streaks took seventh after a win against Miami Trace.
Wauseon on Friday earned wins over Tiffin Columbian, Miami Trace, River Valley, Hilliard Darby and Ashland. They completed their run to the title Saturday with wins against Anthony Wayne, Padua Franciscan, Romeo, Richmond and Hartland.
In the championship versus Hartland, the Indians had just one victory by pin but many major decisions and technical fall victories in the 44-30 win. Their lone pin came from Aaron Harris at 220 pounds.
Winning by major decision were Mauricio Barajas at 138 pounds, Hunter Yackee at 145 pounds, and Trent Davis at 182 pounds. A technical fall win for the Indians went to Gavin Ritter at 113 pounds.
Damon Molina (106) won by decision, Alex Slattman (120) via an injury to his opponent, and Sandro Ramirez (152) and Alex Sosa (285) by forfeit.
The other competitive match for the Indians came in a 39-28 victory over Richmond Saturday.
Picking up pins for the Indians were Ritter, Ramirez and Davis.
Swanton defeated Perrysburg, Logan Elm, Defiance, Mechanicsburg, Hudson, St. John’s Jesuit, Tinora and Milan Edison. The Bulldogs’ only blips over the two days came against Hartland 33-30 and then Richmond 36-28 in the third place match.
Against Richmond, Trevor Schaller (126) and Dylan Cook (132) each earned pins for the Bulldogs. Zach Schaller (120), Gage Pachlhofer (145), Mitchell Reisinger (170) and Crew Oberheim (195) all won by decision. Chase Moore (152) added a 9-1 major decision.
Archbold earned wins against Logan Elm, Firelands, Mechanicsburg, Tinora, Perrysburg, St. John’s Jesuit, Defiance, and Miami Trace in the seventh place match.
Winning by pin for the Blue Streaks against Miami Trace were Andrew Francis (120), Juan Garcia (126), Brennan Short (145), Gavin Grime (160), Colton Soles (170), Trevor Short (220) and Anthony Gonzalez (285). Other winners for the Streaks were Zach Rocha (138) and Mason Babcock (195) who claimed major decisions.