Fliers, Rockets qualify eight apiece to districts

Fliers, Rockets qualify eight apiece to districts


Fliers, Rockets qualify eight apiece to districts


Clyde’s Anthony Beier (132 pounds), Beau Minnick (145), Blake Miller (152), Marshall Messer (195) and Collin Mange (heavyweight), and Oak Harbor’s Nick Bergman (120) and Jeremy Balboa (138) earned individual crowns Saturday at the Division II sectional wrestling tournament at Bowling Green State University.

Clyde finished second to Perkins in its sectional while Oak Harbor was third. Toledo Central Catholic was first in the Rockets’ sectional.

Beier beat Tre’ Wheeler (Bath) 7-5, Minnick topped Derek Kuhlman (Shawnee) 10-3 and Miller beat Robbie Bowers (Defiance) 11-3 by major decision. Messer topped John Workman (Perkins) 10-6 and Mange pinned John Seibert (Defiance) in 3:03.

Bergman topped Rosendo Beltran (Central Catholic) 4-2 in the finals while Balboa pinned Josh Mossing (Central Catholic) in 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

Oak Harbor’s Bruce Hrynciw (106) fell to Josh Venia (Central Catholic) 10-1 by major decision for second while Dylan Mansor (113) lost 5-0 to Blaine Hunter (Elida) for fourth. The Rockets’ Jake Huston (126) fell to Julian Manning (Ontario) while Rhett Petersen (132) lost to Carson Mengerink (Upper Sandusky) by the same 8-4 margin for fourth.

Ben Petersen (145) fell to Richard Jackson (Central Catholic) 10-7 for second while Brody Hennig (152) lost to Ben Fuller (Sandusky) 6-3 for fourth for the Rockets. Kian Thompson (160) and Stephen Simkus (170) were fifth.

Bergman is 8-4 and Balboa 25-11. Hrynciw is 28-9, Mansor 27-11 and Huston 24-15. Rhett Petersen is 29-10, Ben Petersen 29-8 and Hennig 22-15.

Clyde’s Landon Kiser (120) fell to Ryan Lantow (Defiance) 7-2 for fourth, Austin Baker (138) was pinned by Seth Boggs (Perkins) in 2:29 for second and Garit Witt (182) fell to Dylan Hermes (Perkins) 3-0 for second.

Bellevue’s Collin Adkins (126) fell to Luke Leonard (Fostoria) 7-2 for second, Josh Drennen (113) was pinned in 3:53 by Keysean Amison (Perkins) for fourth and Chris Harris (138) lost to Kohle Clellan (Defiance) 6-3 for fourth. The Redmen’s Gabe Smythe (152) fell to Keegan Green (Fostoria) 6-4 for fourth, Logan Vannest (170) was pinned by Alex Tetzloff (Perkins) in 4:56 for fourth and Grant Moyer (heavyweight) beat Josh Rohrbacher (Perkins) 2-1 for third.

Clyde’s Blake Kent (106) and Dylan Duskin (113) were fifth. Beier is 35-11, Minnick 42-2 and Miller 28-3. Messer is 21-4 and Mange 19-5. Kiser is 6-7, Baker 24-9 and Witt 18-7.

Bellevue’s Drennen is 20-17, Adkins 28-10 and Harris 18-12. Smythe is 22-18, Vannest 25-12 and Moyer 33-6.


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