PERRYSBURG – The Wauseon wrestling team finished second at the Perrysburg Invitational on Saturday as 11 of their 13 wrestlers placed. Genoa won the team title with 218 points, while Wauseon had 201.
“I thought our kids wrestled very well,” said Wauseon coach Mike Ritter. “We were without 3 starters and one wrestler could not participate after his semifinal match, which dropped him to sixth place, which didn’t score any more points for us.”
Four Indians won individual titles. Gavin Ritter picked up a big sudden victory win over defending Division III state champion Oscar Sanchez of Genoa to capture the 113-pound title.
Hunter Yackee also used a sudden victory match to clinch the title at 138 pounds. He topped Dustin Morgillo of Genoa.
It was sudden victory again at 145 pounds, as Mauricio Barajas won the title over Hugo Villarreal of Gibsonburg.
Trent Davis won the 182-pound championship for Wauseon with a pin of Timothy Marshall of St. John’s in 3:40.
Xavier Torres and Jarrett Bischoff each finished as runners-up for the Indians. Torres fell to James Limongi of Genoa 2-1 in a tie breaker at 160 pounds. Bischoff was defeated by Drew Wiechers of Centerville 11-4 in the 152-pound finals.
“It was great to have 6 guys in the 1st place match and awesome to see 4 of those guys win individual titles,” said Ritter. “We had some very good finals match-ups, so I wasn’t sure how some of those match-ups would go, but all of our guys wrestled well in those placement rounds.”
Other placers for Wauseon were Alex Sosa (285) in third place, Aaron Harris (195) in sixth place, Nolan Ray (120) in sixth place, Damon Molina (106) in seventh place, and Wyatt Lane (170) in eighth place.
Delta finished in fifth place with 106 points. The Panthers had six wrestlers place, including two who finished as runners-up.
Cole Mattin was second at 126 pounds, falling to Julian Sanchez of Genoa in sudden victory. Dylan Rogers fell to Dylan Hinton of Elmwood 3-1 in the final to finish second at 195 pounds.
Other placers were Zack Mattin (106) in third place, Dawson Swicegood (145) in fourth place, Gabe Meyer (113) in fifth place, and Dalton Richard (220) in fifth place.
Evergreen was 25th as a team with five points.