Wrestling: 5 Tigers qualify for district tournament

Staff Report

CLYDE — Galion High School freshman Landon Campbell followed up his Mid Ohio Athletic Conference championship victory by claiming a sectional crown.

He’s one of five Tigers who advanced to the district tournament set for March 4-6 at Norwalk High School. Senior Devin McCarthy (138 pounds), senior Max Fisher (182 pounds), junior Mitchell Young (195 pounds), and freshman Alex Griffith (285 pounds) also earned spots in the district tournament.

Campbell won the 152-pound weight class at the Division II sectional tournament on Friday at Clyde High School. Seeded No. 2 in the weight class, Campbell posted a 16-4 major decision victory against senior Dylan Wilson of Bellevue in his opening match of the tournament.

Campbell then recorded a pinfall victory over fellow freshman Luke Schlosser of Clear Fork in the second round. The fall came at 1:38.

In the semifinals, Campbell won by pinfall against senior Jacob Lyons of Mansfield Senior. The match ended at 1:25.

Campbell then recorded a 16-4 major decision against Ontario senior Brennan Strickler to win the 152-pound title.

With the sweep of the sectional tournament, Campbell’s season record improved to 44-4. He will face sophomore Calvin Gwinn of Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (17-16) in the first round of the district tournament.

On the heels of an MOAC title run, McCarthy finished runnerup in the 138-pound weight class at the sectional tournament, falling in the final bout to Justin Smythe of Bellevue, 10-6.

After receiving a first-round bye, McCarthy defeated Cole Dille of Ontario 7-0 in the second round and eliminated CJ Poole of Tiffin Columbian 7-4 to reach the finals.

McCarthy takes a 29-3 record into the district tournament. He’s scheduled to wrestle Napoleon sophomore Braden Hull (33-18) in the opening round.

Fisher came in fourth place in the 182-pound weight class. Fisher (34-14) will take on senior Nate Barrett of Madison Comprehensive (42-3) in the first round of the district tournament.

Young pinned Dakota Pitz of Ashland in 49 seconds to win the third-place match in the 195-pound weight class. Young (19-25) will square off with junior Dylan Fishback of Aurora (19-0) in the opening round.

Griffith recorded a pinfall against Trenton Mominee of Clyde at the 2:11 mark to claim third place in the 285-pound weight class. Griffith (36-8) will wrestle Warrensville Heights senior Dakarai Johnson (17-4) in the first round of the district tournament.

Four Galion wrestlers finished in fifth place in their respective weight classes: sophomore Conner Ganshorn (106 pounds), sophomore Kidren Clark (120 pounds), senior Ian Lehman (132 pounds), and junior Sam Wegesin (145 pounds).

Galion’s Ryder McCabe and Kooper McCabe each placed sixth in their respective weight classes at the sectional tournament. Ryder McCabe wrestles at 160 pounds. Kooper McCabe wrestles at 170.

In the team results, Ashland claimed the sectional title with 232 points. Bellevue placed second with 197 points and Tiffin Columbian was third with 174 points.

Clyde placed fourth with 143 points. Galion came in fifth place with 140.5 points.

Division II Sectional Wrestling Tournament

Clyde High School

Friday Results

Team Scores

1. Ashland 232.0

2. Bellevue 197.0

3. Columbian 174.0

4. Clyde 143.0

5. Galion 140.5

6. Ontario 119.5

7. Clear Fork 117.0

8. Upper Sandusky 84.0

9. Mansfield Senior 31.0

10. Fostoria 26.0

11. Lexington 11.0

Weight Class Results

First Place

106 — Jacob Ohl (Ontario) pin Peyton Hoskins (Clear Fork) [3:54]

113 — Frank Depinet II (Upper Sandusky) pin Jaxon Swank (Clear Fork) [1:42]

120 — Lance Overmyer (Clyde) dec. Case George (Ashland) [4-0]

126 — Jayden Mayes (Bellevue) maj. dec. Isaiah Thomas (Clear Fork) [10-0]

132 — Bret Minnick (Columbian) maj. dec. Griffin Adkins (Ashland) [16-6]

138 — Justin Smythe (Bellevue) dec. Devin McCarthy (Galion) [10-6]

145 — Jayden Jones (Ashland) dec. Emery Pahl (Upper Sandusky) [4-2]

152 — Landon Campbell (Galion) maj. dec. Brennan Strickler (Ontario) [10-2]

160 — Max Ray (Bellevue) dec. Ethan Turnbaugh (Ontario) [9-2]

170 — Brody Conley (Columbian) dec. Brady Welch (Ashland) [5-1]

182 — Justin Mayes (Bellevue) dec. Carter Kroll (Ontario) [11-5]

195 — Kasean Hatlay (Columbian) dec. Collin Corapi (Bellevue) [6-3]

220 — Jakob Beverly (Ashland) dec. Evan Straub (Bellevue) [9-2]

285 — Jake Bever (Ashland) pin Brock Nunez (Bellevue) [1:15]

Third Place

106 — Korbyn Jones (Ashland) pin Jaydin Depinet (Columbian) [3:20]

113 — Kaylor Reynolds (Columbian) dec. Tyler Dodson (Ashland) [6-2]

120 — Champ Delancy (Clear Fork) dec. Riley Kieshinski (Ontario) [2-0 OT]

126 — Chris Oleksiak (Clyde) pin Caleb Clary (Upper Sandusky) [2:25]

132 — Clay Alley (Bellevue) maj. dec. James Simms (Fostoria) [9-0]

138 — C.J. Poole (Columbian) pin Cole Dille (Ontario) [4:08]

145 — Maddox Simcoe (Columbian) def. Caiden Walters (Bellevue) [default]

152 — Tyson West (Clyde) dec. John Metzger (Ashland) [3-0]

160 — Chase Dillow (Ashland) pin Cameron Krueger (Clyde) [2:55]

170 — Cade Carroll (Clyde) dec. Travis Bowman (Clear Fork) [6-1]

182 — Manny Aller (Columbian) pin Max Fisher (Galion) [2:36]

195 — Mitchell Young (Galion) pin Dakota Pitz (Ashland) [0:49]

220 — Mekhi Bradley (Mansfield Senior) def. Walker Britt (Clyde) [default]

285 — Alex Griffith (Galion) pin Trenton Mominee (Clyde) [2:11]

Fifth Place

106 — Conner Ganshorn (Galion) pin Ryeder Andres (Clyde) [1:28]

113 — Dalton Boyd (Clyde) [Bye Bye Bye]

120 — Kidren Clark (Galion) [Bye Bye Bye]

126 — Joe Manges (Ashland) dec. Matthew Balderama (Fostoria) [13-9]

132 — Ian Lehman (Galion) pin Bryce Wentz (Ontario) [4:39]

138 — Cody Jackson (Clear Fork) pin Colt George (Ashland) [0:39]

145 — Sam Wegesin (Galion) dec. Brady Au (Clear Fork) [6-2]

152 — Lane Montgomery (Upper Sandusky) dec. Jacob Lyons (Mansfield Senior) [12-7]

160 — Kesean Jackson (Columbian) dec. Ryder McCabe (Galion) [13-6]

170 — Leo Hess (Mansfield Senior) pin Kooper McCabe (Galion) [4:46]

182 — Cayden Spotts (Ashland) pin Jacob Eisenhower (Clyde) [0:36]

195 — Tony Gadfield (Clear Fork) dec. Christian Hummel-Meek (Clyde) [4-2]

220 — Kane Mears (Columbian) def. Landon Smith (Clear Fork) [default]

285 — Creighton Morton (Upper Sandusky) pin Binicio Flores (Fostoria) [1:56]


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