Redmen hold off Columbian for second at Gorman Invite

MANSFIELD — Bellevue and Columbian each had a champion and a runner-up, but Bellevue ended with one more placer Saturday, using that advantage to edge the Tornadoes by two points for second at the J.C. Gorman Invitational.

Ashland thundered off to the team title with 252 1/2 points, with the Redmen nipping Columbian 144-142 for second.

Upper Sandusky came in 27th (41) and Hopewell-Loudon tied for 33rd (24) in the 37-team tournament.

Gabe Alda captured Bellevue’s championship by blanking Bay’s Stephen Tepper 6-0 for the 106-pound title.

Teammate Justin Mayes took second at 160 pounds after suffering a 4-3 loss to Jackson Weissinger of Fremont Ross.

Aiden Nunez captured third at 195 pounds by pinning Lexington’s Seth Cole (2:37).

Colton Ray added a fifth at 285 for the Redmen, Dylan Adkins ended sixth at 220 pounds and 126-pounder Caiden Walters finished eighth.

Ray beat Massillon Washington’s Rager Els 5-2. Adkins lost 12-5 to East Liverpool’s Skylor Wooley. Walters fell 7-3 to Hopewell-Loudon’s Caden Crawford.

Caden Blust captured the 138-pound title for Columbian by pinning Sandusky’s Eian Sherman (3:22).

Joey Simcoe added a runner-up finish at 182 pounds for the Tornadoes following a 12-7 loss to Norwalk’s Gabe Phillips.

Thirds for TC went to Bret Minnick at 120 pounds, 145-pounder Brody Conley and Kaeden Hatlay at 160 pounds.

Minnick flattened Anthony Wayne’s Bryce Gilts (4:36). Conley scored a 12-0 major decision against Northmor’s Tony Martinez. Hatlay beat Cambridge’s Anthony Porter 7-2.

Hopewell-Loudon’s Lance Crawford ended eighth at 120 pounds, falling via forfeit to Black River’s Zac LaHood.

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