Wrestling: Celina shines at Parkway Holiday Invitational


By Mark Altstaetter - sports@limanews.com



Peter Ankerman of Delphos St. John’s has the upper hand against Wayne Trace’s Elizah Harris during Saturday’s Parkway Holiday Invitational in Rockford.

Peter Ankerman of Delphos St. John’s has the upper hand against Wayne Trace’s Elizah Harris during Saturday’s Parkway Holiday Invitational in Rockford.


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Delphos Jefferson’s Bruce Hutchinson competes against Parkway’s Bryce Mihm during Saturday’s Parkway Holiday Invitational in Rockford.

Delphos Jefferson’s Bruce Hutchinson competes against Parkway’s Bryce Mihm during Saturday’s Parkway Holiday Invitational in Rockford.


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Celina’s Alex Stachler competes against Spencerville’s Reuben Noriega during Saturday’s Parkway Holiday Invitational in Rockford.


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Results

Team scores: Celina 215, Parkway 200, Delphos St. John’s 186.5, Versailles 146, West Carrollton 132.5, Lehman Catholic 112, Start 112, Spencerville 107, Delphos Jefferson 69, Tippecanoe 64, Ada 56, Twin Valley South 48.5, Hicksville 47, Wayne Trace 36.5, Lincolnview 6.

First- through fifth-place matches involving area competitors:

106 pounds

Fifth-place match: Land Wallace (Ce) pinned Bryson Younker (Pa), 1:28

113

First-place match: Grant Grieshop (Ce) dec. Parker Mihm (Pa), 16-10.

Third-place match: Kaiden Keller (Ce) pinned Jermey Cameron (Ada), 1:16.

Fifth-place match: Logan Steman (DJ) pinned Mathew Peoples (LC), :46.

120

Third-place match: Isaac Grogg (Pa) pinned Colton Biederman (Ada), 2:54.

Fifth-place match: Alek Tebbe (Ce) dec. Jordan Feldes (Pa), 9-5.

126

First-place match: Abe Meyer (Pa) dec. Noah Barga (Ve), 7-3.

Celina’s Brice Loera finished fifth.

132

First-place match: Carson Bey (V) pinned Preston Browning (Pa), :57.

Fifth-place match: Johnathon Brooks (DJ) pinned Kyler Bowlby (Ce), 1:50

138

First-place match: Jay Goetz (Sp) pinned Jack Figgins (H), 3:12.

Third-place match Sean Kelly (Ti) dec. Jakob Poor (Ce), 6-0.

Fifth-place match: Cody Redmon (DJ) pinned Anthony Bodine (DJ), 2:36.

145

First-place match: Aric Gallimore (Ce) pinned Hunter Schmoekel (St), 3:57.

Third-place match: Mason Wonderwell (DSJ) pinned Noah Law (Ti), 2:23.

152

First-place match: Graham Farmer (Pa) dec. Sean Garvey (WC), 5-0.

Fifth-place match: Troy Smith (DSJ) pinned Delano Reynolds (St), time not reported.

160

First-place match: Peter Ankerman (DSJ) dec. Hayden Caskey (WC), 5-1.

Third-place match: Chaz Neuenschwanter (Pa) dec. Ethan Ly (Ce), 9-2.

170

First-place match: Mark Wrasman (DSJ) dec. Kaine Younker (Pa), 7-1.

Fifth-place match: Gage Stemen (DSJ) pinned Jacob Smith (Ti), 1:39.

182

Third-place match: Chase Martin (DSJ) pinned Hayden Ridenour (Pa), 4:26.

Fifth-place match: Noah Gilmore (V) dec. Nathan Fortkamp (C), 5-1.

195

First-place match: Justin Wieging (DSJ) pinned Reuben Noriega (Sp), :43.

Third-place match: Kane Plescher (DJ) major dec. Dillon Howard (TV), 12-4.

Fifth-place match: Ty’Rese Brown (St) pinned Brenden Thees (Ce), 2:11

220

First-place match: Trent Vonderwell (DSJ) pinned Donovan Latimore (St), 5:12.

Third-place match: Brayden Keihl (V) dec. Cory Fortkamp (Ce), 4-2.

fifth-place match: Brandon Dues (Sp) pinned Taran Tyo (V), 2:00.

285

First-place match: Seth Huston (Ce) Noah Arnett (Ada), :35.

Fifth-place match: Chase Railing (H) pinned Michael Albrich (Sp), 2:09.

ROCKFORD — In times when most high school wrestling programs are struggling to field a full team, Celina is filling out more than one lineup.

Celina brought primarily a junior varsity squad to Saturday’s Parkway Holiday Invitational and came away with the team title, edging out defending champion Parkway, 215-200. Delphos St. John’s finished third (186.5), Versailles was fourth (146) and West Carrollton rounded out the top five squads (132.5) in the 15-team field.

Celina coach James Miracle was pleasantly surprised at how his team competed Saturday.

“We thought we would be in the running, but we definitely did not think we would win this,” Miracle said. “We come here every year. To come here with basically nine of our backup wrestlers and to win this, feels pretty good. They wrestled tough. I have a few injuries that are a little concerning. But, it’s a nice way to go into the break. We came out of here with three champions, three fourth-place finishes and a bunch of fifths and sixths. I would have liked to have seen more seconds and thirds, but there are some good kids here.”

Grant Grieshop (113-pound weight class), Aric Gallimore (145) and Seth Huston (285) all won titles for Celina Saturday.

“Five years ago, we had 12 kids,” Miracle said. “We’ve been in the 30s and 40s the past four years. We have double tournaments on the weekends, because we have 36 guys. The last three years they have double booked tournaments for us. We wrestle two varsity squads. We haven’t won the other tournaments when we send the other guys, but we’re usually placing fourth or fifth.”

Celina was not the only team that brought junior varsity wrestlers to Parkway on Saturday.

“I think it was us, Versailles, Wayne Trace and maybe one other team had some backups,” Miracle said.

One of the Celina wrestlers that stepped up Saturday was Grant Grieshop (113). Grieshop defeated Parkway’s Parker Mihm in the championship match, 16-10.

“I wrestled him (Mihm) a tournament back and I beat him in like 20 seconds,” Grieshop said. “I was expecting an easy match (on Saturday), but he gave me a run for my money. He definitely wrestled better than he did last time. I wasn’t really wrestling to my full potential (on Saturday). He was head hunting me a lot, because I didn’t keep my head up.”

With Saturday’s performance, Grieshop is now 17-2 on the season.

Spencerville junior Jay Goetz steamrolled through Saturday’s competition. Goetz was a perfect 5-0 Saturday as he pinned Hicksville’s Jack Figgins, midway into the second period of the title match at 138.

“Two weeks ago, I wrestled him (Figgins) at Lincolnview. I was up 8-0 and ended up pinning him,” Goetz said.

After Saturday’s performance, Goetz is 14-1 with 13 pins on the season. His only loss this season came to Elida’s Bailey Gibson at the Allen County Tournament. Gibson is one of only three wrestlers to have ever won an Allen County title four times.

After making it to the district tournament last season, Goetz is aiming to take it one step further.

“My goal this year is to at least make it out (to the state tournament),” Goetz said.

Delphos St. John’s wrestled well in Saturday’s finals.

Peter Ankerman (160), Mark Wrasman (170), Justin Wieging (195) and Trent Vonderwell (220) all won titles for St. John’s Saturday.

Wieging, a senior, made quick work of Spencerville’s Reuben Noriega in his title match, pinning him in 43 seconds. Wieging’s record this season is 18-1.

Last season, Wieging placed sixth at the district tournament. The top four placers in each weight class at districts advance to the state tournament.

“There were a couple things I should have done differently, in order to make it to state (last season), but it didn’t happen. So, I’m just hungry for this year,” Wieging said.

Ankerman had a little tougher route to his title Saturday, as he defeated West Carrollton’s Hayden Caskey 5-1 in his championship match.

“I controlled it (finals match),” Ankerman said. “I just did the best I could. I was trying to stick him. … We needed those team points.”

Other champions Saturday included Lehman Catholic’s John Edwards (182), Parkway’s Abe Meyer (126) and Graham Farmer (152), Toledo Start’s William Zaborski (120), West Carrollton’s Jacob Philbeck (106), and Versailles’ Carson Bey (132).

Peter Ankerman of Delphos St. John’s has the upper hand against Wayne Trace’s Elizah Harris during Saturday’s Parkway Holiday Invitational in Rockford.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/12/web1_Parkway-Holiday-Wrestling-tourney-DS-3-.jpgPeter Ankerman of Delphos St. John’s has the upper hand against Wayne Trace’s Elizah Harris during Saturday’s Parkway Holiday Invitational in Rockford. Don Speck | The Lima News
Delphos Jefferson’s Bruce Hutchinson competes against Parkway’s Bryce Mihm during Saturday’s Parkway Holiday Invitational in Rockford.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/12/web1_Parkway-Holiday-Wrestling-tourney-DS-1-.jpgDelphos Jefferson’s Bruce Hutchinson competes against Parkway’s Bryce Mihm during Saturday’s Parkway Holiday Invitational in Rockford. Don Speck | The Lima News
Celina’s Alex Stachler competes against Spencerville’s Reuben Noriega during Saturday’s Parkway Holiday Invitational in Rockford.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/12/web1_Parkway-Holiday-Wrestling-tourney-DS-2-.jpgCelina’s Alex Stachler competes against Spencerville’s Reuben Noriega during Saturday’s Parkway Holiday Invitational in Rockford. Don Speck | The Lima News

By Mark Altstaetter

sports@limanews.com

Results

Team scores: Celina 215, Parkway 200, Delphos St. John’s 186.5, Versailles 146, West Carrollton 132.5, Lehman Catholic 112, Start 112, Spencerville 107, Delphos Jefferson 69, Tippecanoe 64, Ada 56, Twin Valley South 48.5, Hicksville 47, Wayne Trace 36.5, Lincolnview 6.

First- through fifth-place matches involving area competitors:

106 pounds

Fifth-place match: Land Wallace (Ce) pinned Bryson Younker (Pa), 1:28

113

First-place match: Grant Grieshop (Ce) dec. Parker Mihm (Pa), 16-10.

Third-place match: Kaiden Keller (Ce) pinned Jermey Cameron (Ada), 1:16.

Fifth-place match: Logan Steman (DJ) pinned Mathew Peoples (LC), :46.

120

Third-place match: Isaac Grogg (Pa) pinned Colton Biederman (Ada), 2:54.

Fifth-place match: Alek Tebbe (Ce) dec. Jordan Feldes (Pa), 9-5.

126

First-place match: Abe Meyer (Pa) dec. Noah Barga (Ve), 7-3.

Celina’s Brice Loera finished fifth.

132

First-place match: Carson Bey (V) pinned Preston Browning (Pa), :57.

Fifth-place match: Johnathon Brooks (DJ) pinned Kyler Bowlby (Ce), 1:50

138

First-place match: Jay Goetz (Sp) pinned Jack Figgins (H), 3:12.

Third-place match Sean Kelly (Ti) dec. Jakob Poor (Ce), 6-0.

Fifth-place match: Cody Redmon (DJ) pinned Anthony Bodine (DJ), 2:36.

145

First-place match: Aric Gallimore (Ce) pinned Hunter Schmoekel (St), 3:57.

Third-place match: Mason Wonderwell (DSJ) pinned Noah Law (Ti), 2:23.

152

First-place match: Graham Farmer (Pa) dec. Sean Garvey (WC), 5-0.

Fifth-place match: Troy Smith (DSJ) pinned Delano Reynolds (St), time not reported.

160

First-place match: Peter Ankerman (DSJ) dec. Hayden Caskey (WC), 5-1.

Third-place match: Chaz Neuenschwanter (Pa) dec. Ethan Ly (Ce), 9-2.

170

First-place match: Mark Wrasman (DSJ) dec. Kaine Younker (Pa), 7-1.

Fifth-place match: Gage Stemen (DSJ) pinned Jacob Smith (Ti), 1:39.

182

Third-place match: Chase Martin (DSJ) pinned Hayden Ridenour (Pa), 4:26.

Fifth-place match: Noah Gilmore (V) dec. Nathan Fortkamp (C), 5-1.

195

First-place match: Justin Wieging (DSJ) pinned Reuben Noriega (Sp), :43.

Third-place match: Kane Plescher (DJ) major dec. Dillon Howard (TV), 12-4.

Fifth-place match: Ty’Rese Brown (St) pinned Brenden Thees (Ce), 2:11

220

First-place match: Trent Vonderwell (DSJ) pinned Donovan Latimore (St), 5:12.

Third-place match: Brayden Keihl (V) dec. Cory Fortkamp (Ce), 4-2.

fifth-place match: Brandon Dues (Sp) pinned Taran Tyo (V), 2:00.

285

First-place match: Seth Huston (Ce) Noah Arnett (Ada), :35.

Fifth-place match: Chase Railing (H) pinned Michael Albrich (Sp), 2:09.

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