Prep Wrestling Roundup: Swartzmiller shines at Hopewell-Loudon Tournament
BASCOM – Chet Swartzmiller won all four times his team hit the mat Saturday to help Hopewell-Loudon finish fourth at its own Holiday Tournament.
Swartzmiller had three pins in his perfect day at 120 pounds, earning the top wrestler award for his team.
Despite his effort, the Chieftains fell 51-22 to Bay Village Bay in the match for third.
Sandusky Perkins beat Fremont Ross 50-21 in the title match, Shelby upended Toledo Waite 45-33 for fifth and Mohawk thumped Bishop Fenwick 48-18 for seventh.
Vollie Brock, 152-pounder Damion Vitt and 195-pounder Tristan Myers each went 3-1 for H-L. Brock wrestled at both 138 and 145 pounds.
The Chieftains competed in just four matches because their half of the two-pool tournament had just four teams.
Hopewell-Loudon opened with a 63-12 win over Bishop Fenwick and Toledo Waite 57-24 before falling 57-13 to Fremont Ross.
Mohawk competed in the other pool and got a 4-1 day from Chet Margraf, who wrestled at 132 and 138 pounds. Margraf was named his team’s best wrestler.
Jonathon Daniel (113, 120), Caden Emshoff (170) and Aaron Vasquez-Miller (220) each finished 3-2 for the Warriors.
Mohawk edged Cloverleaf 36-32 in its opener, then lost 51-18 to Bay Village Bay, 83-0 to Sandusky Perkins and 43-33 to Shelby.
Williams picks up crown, MVP, milestone win
SUNBURY – Seth Williams turned in a big day and teammate Mason Correll picked up win No. 100 en route to a runner-up finish Saturday to guide Columbian to fourth at the Big Walnut Classic.
Williams pinned Paint Valley’s Teagan McFadden in 3:30 to capture the 170-pound crown on his way to being named the tournament MVP.
That award came after the senior picked up his 150th career win.
Correll fell 11-1 to Northmor’s Jamie Baldridge in the 152-pound title match to help the Tornadoes score 197 1/2 points for fourth overall.
Galion upended Jonathon Alder 248 1/2-220 for the team championship, with Northmor taking third with 209 points. Paint Valley ended fifth (175 1/2), followed by Cambridge (167), North Union (137) and Big Walnut (132).
Roman Williams added a title at 145 pounds for TC, blanking Cambridge’s Logan Hickenbottom.
The Tornadoes got a second from 113-pounder Drew Hoffman, who was pinned by Paint Valley’s Tyler Stoneburner (1:06).
Thirds for TC came from 132-pounder Joey Krajewski and 160-pounder Tyler Mesnard. Krajewski edged Big Walnut’s Les Landrum 6-4 and Mesnard flattened Big Walnut’s Anthony Pisano (4:09).
Kyler Lang added a fifth at 120 pounds with an 18-3 tech fall win over Galion’s Garrett Kuns, and 220-pounder William Hurt pinned teammate Jacob Parrott (:51) for another fifth.
Columbian’s other sixths came from 126-pounder Brenden Phounsavath. 138-pounder Jacob Reyes and 285-pounder Cole Ludwig.
Jonathon Alder’s Sam Schrock pinned Phounsavath (1:30), Paint Valley’s Dominic Salomone edged Reyes 8-6, and Big Walnut’s Luke Starkey pinned Ludwig (1:49).