Three wrestlers go 5-0 Kimmet Duals

Calvert, St. Wendelin and Buckeye Central each had a wrestler go 5-0 Saturday to highlight local efforts at the inaugural Calvert Gene Kimmet Duals.

The trio – Calvert’s Dan Kwiat, St. Wendelin’s Cole Williams, Buckeye Central’s Shawn Kissell – was joined by seven other grapplers with a perfect day.

Delphos St. John’s had two such unbeatens en route to a 5-0 record and the team crown.

South Central finished second at 4-1, followed by Bucyrus (3-2), Buckeye Central (2-3), St. Wendelin (1-4) and Calvert (0-5).

Buckeye Central fell 43-18 to Delphos St. John’s, 51-24 to South Central and 45-27 to Bucyrus, and beat St. Wendelin 48-6 and Calvert 43-18.

St. Wendelin’s lone win came on criteria I after the Mohawks and Calvert, which both had just four wrestlers, finished regulation tied at 18. The victory came down to most nearfalls scored in the match.

Along with falling to Buckeye Central, the Mohawks suffered losses of 57-6 to Bucyrus, 36-12 to Delphos St. John’s and 60-6 to South Central.

Calvert’s three other losses came via margins of 54-12 to Delphos St. John’s, 66-6 to South Central and 43-13 to Bucyrus.

Chieftains fall to Margaretta ‘Under the Lights’

BASCOM, OH – Hopewell-Loudon was defeated by Margaretta, 48-27, but that didn’t stop the Chieftains from enjoying the sound of music.

“With the school closing next year, we wanted the boys to have a memorable experience wrestling in the gymnasium one last time,” said Hopewell-Loudon coach Travis Traxler.

The Chieftains hosted the event called ‘Under the Lights’, which showcased the teams wrestling beneath a spotlight to popular music played throughout the gym. Glow sticks and t-shirts were available to audience members.

“We also had the chance to get the Biddy Wrestlers involved with the varsity. They joined them on stage during the event and took pictures with the team, holding a sign that read ‘Future Wrestling Champs of Hopewell-Loudon,'” said Traxler.

Damion Vitt at 126 pounds, Alex Brock at 132, Zach Clouse at 152 and heavyweight Coltan Hossler each won their match by pin. Tristan Myers, who wrestled up two weight classes at 160 pounds, won by decision.

Traxler said despite the loss, his team showed improvement compared to their match against the Polar Bears last year.

“Margaretta beat us last year, 78-6, so we are definitely celebrating the improvement,” Traxler said.

TC’s Williams wears crown at Carroll Invite

CLYDE – Seth Williams earned a title and Derik Kopp captured second Saturday to top Columbian at the Clyde Dale Carroll Invitational.

Williams beat Clyde’s Blake Miller 3-1 for the 152-pound title, while Kopp fell 2-0 in the 132-pound title match to Oregon Clay’s Gavin Nelson.

Nathan Correll edged Isaac Hammonds of Dover 2-1 to give TC a third at 138 pounds, and Roman Williams ended fourth after falling 6-3 to Olmsted Falls’ 126-pounder Adam Salti.

Sixths for Columbian came from Aaron Fuhrer (120), Justin Akers (170) and Austin Norville (195).

The Tornadoes ended sixth in the teams standings.