Brodman’s title highlights host’s day at Kimmet

Calvert hosted the Gene Kimmet Invitational bringing out a champion with Jon Brodman winning the 120-pound weight class.

The Senecas finished last in team scores having only three grapplers on the roster, but despite the lack of depth, Brodman was able to pin Lakota’s Dakota Kroeger in 3:54 to bring a first place finish for the Senecas.

“It’s good to bring a championship home out of Brodman,” said Calvert coach Travis Salyer. “We have three kids that go on that mat every weekend and we see the improvement as a sign of good things.”

Also for Calvert, Noah Francis (220) won two matches on the day, his first two wins of the season.

The ten team round robin tournament was won by Celina, running away from second place Bucyrus 335-247.

Lakota grabbed third place (224) powered by three champions. Jordan Jaso took first at 145 in a decision over Perkins’ Logan Barton, 6-5. Madison Jaso grabbed first place as well at 160 with a decision victory over Buckeye Central’s Clay McCarthy 6-4. Levi Beckford went a perfect 4-0 to take 113.

The Bucks also got a second place finish from Cody Roberts (152), and took ninth in the team standings.

Caleb Coburn (182) and Cole Williams(138) both took second to help grab sixth place for St.Wendelin.

A Columbian team finished seventh. Jaron Burns (195) went 3-1 to finish second. Jacob Reyes (138), Tyler Dillon (145) and Kain Lockner (170) finished fourth.

Mohawk finished eighth in the team standings. The top Warrior placer was Mason Hammond (170) beating Lockner in the third place match. Triston Kindle (132) and Chet Margraf (126) earned fourth place finishes.