Two Tigers are MOAC champs


By Chad Clinger - cclinger@civitasmedia.com



In the 170-pound weight class, Garrett Kuns of Galion went 4-0 and was crowned MOAC champion. (Submitted photo)


Noah Grochowalski wrestled to a perfect 4-0 at the MOAC championships on Saturday and won the title in the 195-pound weight class. (Submitted photo)


SPARTA — The Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling championships were Saturday at Highland High School. When the day was finished, the Galion Tigers wrestling program would own two champions, two second-place finishers, two fifth-place finishers and a sixth place finisher.

In the 170-pound weight class, which Garrett Kuns is new to, Kuns wrestled his way to a perfect 4-0 record on the day to claim a championship for the Tigers.

Noah Grochowalski was the second champion for the Galion squad. Grochowalski, like Kuns, wrestled to a 4-0 record on the day en route to his place atop the podium.

With a record of 2-1, Brenden Ganshorn took home a second place finish in the 106-pound weight class for the Tigers.

Mason Weldon, 285-pound weight class wrestler for Galion, would also finish 2-1 on the day which was good for second place overall.

In the 152-pound group, Zach Carroll finished 3-2 at the MOAC to earn a fifth place finish. Matt Oehrli was Galion’s other fifth place finisher with a 3-2 record on the day in the 160-pound weight class. Cody Brady finished 2-3 on the day and grabbed sixth overall in the 126-pound weight class.

All wrestlers finishing first were named to the all-conference first team and second place finishers to the all-conference second team.

MOAC RED RESULTS

1. River Valley-183 points and fourth consecutive title; 2. Pleasant-130.5 points; 3. GALION-125 POINTS; 4. North Union-102.5 points; 5. Jonathan Alder-92.5 points; 6. Buckeye Valley-91.5 points; 7. Harding-57 points

MOAC BLUE RESULTS

1. Northmor-212 points and fifth consecutive title; 2. Highland-100 points; 3. Mount Gilead-60 points; 4. Fredericktown-44 points; 5. Centerburg-30 points; 6. East Knox-13 points; 7. Cardington and Elgin-0 points

Sectionals tournament action will begin for the Galion Tigers wrestling team next Friday Feb. 24 in Fostoria.

In the 170-pound weight class, Garrett Kuns of Galion went 4-0 and was crowned MOAC champion. (Submitted photo)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2017/02/web1_Kuns-1.jpgIn the 170-pound weight class, Garrett Kuns of Galion went 4-0 and was crowned MOAC champion. (Submitted photo)

Noah Grochowalski wrestled to a perfect 4-0 at the MOAC championships on Saturday and won the title in the 195-pound weight class. (Submitted photo)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2017/02/web1_Grochowalski-1.jpgNoah Grochowalski wrestled to a perfect 4-0 at the MOAC championships on Saturday and won the title in the 195-pound weight class. (Submitted photo)

By Chad Clinger

cclinger@civitasmedia.com

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Follow Chad on Twitter @GalionSportsGuy

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